This past weekend at New Vrindaban, we hosted the first annual 24-Hour Kirtan Festival, featuring some of America's most ecstatic kirtaniyahs from NYC, Alachua, and Potomac, highlighted by the live Western debut of HG Madhava Prabhu from the Vrndavana 24-Hour Kirtan Party.
Being somewhat daring, I decided to get my fragile self out of my cozy spot on the floor at the ripe hour of 2am to head up to Prabhupada's Palace of Gold where the 24-Hour Kirtan was pleasing everyone in the three worlds. The highlight for me was a wonderful mangala-arati where I could really see that Prabhupada was pleased to see and be with his very talented and devoted grandchildren. It was quite an explosion of the Holy Name all weekend, and an event to be cherished and repeated often.
Jaya Jagannath in the aftermath