In mid of August we celebrated a unique wedding at Simhachalam: Tribhanga Prabhu, who is in charge of the agricultural department and Bhaktin Zina were giving their vows in front of Lord Nrsimhadeva, the sacrificial fire and the assembly of the Vaishnavas to serve and support each other in their roles as husband and wife. The celebration was sweet, simple and yet very unique.
During the last six weeks I have been on the road again, using the opportunity to travel and preach while the Corona restrictions are not too tight. I have had a busy and blissful time visiting devotees in different temples in Europe and thus could not find much time to write - it felt so great to be moving again....!
Two days ago, the long-awaited moment came when I received the first box with copies of my new book "Entering the Grihastha Ashrama". At the moment I am in Tallinn/Estonia - the devotees in Ukraine who had arranged for the printing had sent the first box to the Baltics, so I would be able to offer it to the devotees here on my preaching tour.
On the 14th of July I arrived in Vienna to associate with the devotees in their little preaching center in the city. I was invited to conduct three evening programs and the Sunday feast, and I enjoyed meeting well-known faces and connecting with new people who had started to come to the temple since my last visit in autumn 2020.
On 1st of July, two days after returning to Simhachalam, I left for the Czech farm called Krisnuv Dvur - Krishna's Village. A devotee from Czech Republic came to pick me up by car - it is only a three hours' drive.
Since the Corona restrictions opened up in the beginning of June, I decided to use the opportunity to visit a few temples around Europe. And it felt so good to be back on the road again....!
Time is flying, and even though one month has passed since we celebrated Nrsimha Caturdasi, I nevertheless want to share some impressions and pictures of this wonderful highlight during the month of May....
For most of the month of April I stayed in Simhachalam/Germany - time is flying so fast.....
I kept myself busy working on my book and giving programs over zoom, conducting our weekly matajis' sanga and giving the morning class once a week. And in a bigger community, there are always some issues amongst devotees, and people come for guidance and advice.
For the month of March I returned to the community of Simhachalam in the Bavarian Forest. It was wonderful to be back at Lord Nrsimhadeva's lotus feet, and in the association of His dedicated devotees.
I kept myself busy with temple programs, mataji sangas, private discussions and online programs over zoom. And I continued working on my next book entitled "Entering the Grihastha Ashrama"....
For the entire month of February I visited Cologne temple and had a wonderful time. I was invited to offer the False Ego seminar over four Sundays which was indeed a great idea - during the Corona times certainly the best way to get the highest number of participants. Additionally, I kept myself busy with programs over zoom, morning classes and lots of personal meetings and exchanges with the local devotees. It was well spent time with a good variety of engagements.
Devaki Devi Dasi's Travel Diary
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