Mayapura, West Bengal
Drilling and tapping goes on throughout the day. It is not an agitating sound. I would rather that, than someone leading a chant off-key.
The noise mentioned was music to our Guru’s ears. Srila Prabhupada loved the sound of construction, and when you roam around anywhere near the centre or hub of activities in Mayapura, you can know that work is going on with the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium. Work is going on progressively and on the 7th of February, a chakra (divine wheel of Vishnu) will be installed on the top of the dome.
“Don’t do anything else!” warned one of the organizers of this year’s festival. “It’s also Prayer Day!”
“Well, I can drink (tree sap) to that,” I said. “Prayer is one of the nine devotions, as it is listed by the saint, Prahlad.”
We (the drama troop and I) drank some nice tea after we drank in the name of Krishna in another one of those twenty-four hour kirtanas. Sponsored by the SMIS school, people turned up for the event. Our time slot was particularly lively. Of course, we had the artists with us. They are a lively bunch and are doing well with practices on the production “Many Mothers Many Fathers”. I feel blessed spending the six hours with them everyday. The story is unfolding so well. The main subject or character, Citraketu, is developing nicely. The script is set but the characterization by actor Gaura as well as the other characters are shaping up to be very real. https://instagram.com/p/BewGXw9FA21/
May the Source be with you!