Cultural Program by the Balavikas Children of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
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 was 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.
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.
Bhajans next ended with Mangala Arathi to Bhagawan.