The enthusiasm of the Devotees in St. Petersburg – Indradyumna Swami Nectar


The enthusiasm of the Devotees in St. Petersburg – Indradyumna Swami Nectar

Towards the end of his Russian tour, Indradyumna Swami traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia with his dear friends and travel companions, Caturatma das and Badahari das. Badahari das went on to narrate a video describing Indradyumna Swami’s visit to St. Petersburg.

Indradyumna Swami summed up the trip to St. Petersburg in a recent post on his Facebook page:

Towards the end of our Russian tour we visited the devotees in St. Petersburg, the cultural capitol of the country. In 6 weeks we had travelled over 10,000 kilometres from the far eastern city of Vladivostok. St. Petersburg was built over 300 years ago by Peter the Great. Our devotees have been active in the city since the late 1980’s. As everywhere we immersed ourselves in Krsna katha and endless kirtans!

Meanwhile, Badahari das narrated the video describing the visit in more detail. He said:

We’ve just had a wonderful three days here with the Devotees of St. Petersburg. Of course, St. Petersburg itself is a beautiful city, probably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s approximately 315 years old and it was established by Peter the Great as the capitol city of Russia, and it’s  the cultural capital of the city.

We’ve very much enjoyed our stay here with the Devotees, They’re very enthusiastic and Krishna Consciousness has been here for a long time, since the 1980’s. Three hundred regularly initiated devotees and overall, there’s about 1500 in the congregation, so the programs are thriving. There are five restaurants in the city—very successful, nice restaurants. Harinama goes out once a week and there’s Food for Life four times a week. There are around 30 Devotees that do regular book distribution, and approximately 500 of Srila Prabhupada’s books go out in a week. So it’s a very thriving center. We always enjoy our programs here. As always, we’re impressed with the Devotees’ enthusiasm for Krishna Consciousness, the basic program of hearing and chanting. They love to listen to classes and they love kirtan. We go on for many hours with kirtan each day.

Please check Indradyumna Swami’s Facebook profile for updates regarding his Russian Tour. Actually, in several Facebook posts, Indradyumna Swami recounts the inspiring nature of his ongoing Russian tour with Badahari das, Caturatma das, and others.

The excerpt above, spoken by Badahari das, came from a video on Indradyumna Swami’s youtube channel. To listen to one of Indradyumna Swami’s kirtans from St.Peterbsurg, please visit his youtube channel.

For more on Indradyumna Swami’s transcendental travels and lectures, please visit Indradyumna Swami’s facebook and his lecture site at Narottam. On Indradyumna Swami’s official Youtube Channel, you can find many kirtans and classes from his ongoing Russian tour.

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