Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – Dance Drama by MP & Chhattisgarh Balvikas…

The Lord HimSelf, Bhagawan Sri Krishna, embodied in a human-saintly form in West Bengal, as Bhakti Incarnate, to propagate the message of Nama-Nagar-Sankirtan. Born as ‘Nimai’, He became famous after Sri Krishna Chaitanya aka Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. As part of a 2-day Parthi Yatra, Balvikas children from the twin states of Madhya Pradesh & Chhattisgarh presented a dance drama on the illustrious life of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu this evening here, in Prasanthi Nilayam. 

Sri Krishna Chaitanya is one of the foremost exponent of Krishna devotion, lived in the 16th century, propagating ‘Nama Sankirtan’ as the most effective tool for God-realisation in Kali age.

Beginning the story line from his village Navadeep, depicting little Nimai showed glimpses of his oneness with Godhood, subsequent scenes this evening depicted Nimai’s life in a nutshell. His famed scholarship-battle with an egotistic, self-proclaimed Pandit Keshav Kashmiri, who finally, after a dream revelation from Maa Saraswati,  accepted Nimai as ‘Sri Krishna Chaitanya’, his meeting up and subsequent initiation by his guru, Guru Isvar Puri, his relentless efforts in spreading the message of Bhakti vide Nama Sankirtan, his darshan of Lord Puri Jagannath and final merger with Puri Jagannath, were some of the episodes for the evening.

Earlier, the session commenced with Veda chanting at 1630 hrs., by the mahila devotees from the twin states. This was followed by an introductory talk by the State President Of SSS

The scene at Puri Jagannath Temple depicted Sri Krishna Chaitanya’s ecstatic devotion for Bhagawan Sri Krishna as Lord Jagannath,  pining for Him with a deep intoxicated sense of devotion. Intoxicated with love for The Lord, he went into a trance, deeply immersed in Krishna Consciousness. Completing his earthly sojourn, even as he called Him out, with unequalled devotional fervour,  Bhagawan Sri Krishna playfully eluded His  devotee, only to grab Him unto His fold, for final blissful union.

A beautiful presentation by the MP & Chhattisgarh Balvikas.

Earlier, the session commenced at 1630 hrs with Veda chanting by the Mahila Wing from the twin states. Sri Bharat Jawar, President, SSSSO, delivered an introductory talk next, in Hindi, speaking out words of gratitude to Bhagawan for the unparalleled opportunity being bestowed upon by Bhagawan. Listing out some of the statistical highlights of the organisational service activities, the State President said, ‘learning can be through anybody, including a tiny tot, explaining how a letter received from a little one prompted him to dedicate the pilgrimage as Gratitude Parthi Yatra. Over 2500 devotees from the twin states are participating in the 2-day ParthiYatra.

Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II