3 Jan 2014

New Year's Eve in Switzerland

At the Sri Kamalanetra Krishna Temple in Cudrefin

Almost 30 Swiss devotees celebrated the last day of 2013 together with Swami Kuru from Springen and Swamini Kishori at the Sri Kamalanetra Krishna temple in Cudrefin. According to Sri Swami Vishwananda’s wish the whole evening was dedicated to Lakshmi Narayana. Before we began with the Lakshmi Narayana Abishekam, Swami Kuru gave a Satsang in which he explained deeply to us the meaning of Bhajo Nitai Gaurango Radhe Shyam Japa Hare Krishna Hare Ram and Lakshmi Narayana.

After Abhishekam the devotees wished for an OM Healing and another Satsang with Swami Kuru who answered spiritual questions (what is a Swami? How did you meet Guruji?). Swami Kuru also spoke in a very heart touching way about the time before Dharmananda left his body and his experiences with Guruji during that time.

This was followed by a huge dinner buffet and a few video clips from the last Indian pilgrimage with Swami Vishwananda to Mount Arunachala in South India. Swamini Kishori explained to us that whereas Mount Kailash is the Seat of Shiva, Arunachala is Shiva himself.

Outside we had prepared a Lakshmi Narayana Yagna and finally at midnight we all sat covered with blankets, happily around the fire. It was a very special atmosphere and the presence of the Divine Mother could be felt. At the end of the yagna, the Divine Mother blessed us with a few drops of rain. We all felt very much showered with presents and love during this New Year’s Eve.
 SV Kishori