Excerpts from discourse of Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji
The food offerings were made to Govardana Giri instead of Indra based on Sri Krishna's suggestion. Sri Krishna, taking a huge form, consumed the offerings. No sooner had this been done than Indra, to whom the news about the change had reached, retaliated with thunderstorms. He used the best of his weapons to teach the gullible villagers and the blind followers of Sri Krishna a lesson. The whole village, undaunted by the repercussion, looked up to Sri Krishna who lifted the huge Govardana Giri with His little finger as one lifts a simple umbrella. He protected His people from Indra's wrath through all the seven days.
('tasmaath macharanam ghoshtam mannatham mathparigraham' - Srimad Bhagavatham - 10:25 - which means I protect those who have surrendered unto me and look up to me for their protection )
It is to be noted here that the people of Gokula had accepted Sri Krishna's verdict to make the offerings to Govardhana, unquestioningly, and had no complaints whatsoever to the repercussions faced. Instead, they only looked up to Him in whom they had their placed everything - love and faith. It is unto such devotees that the Lord gives full protection.
Chanting the Name is surrender
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15th Annual Brahmotsav of Sri Madhuri Sakhi sameta Sri Premika Varadan
Venue: Mathurapuri Ashram
Date: 23rd August - 1st Sept 2008
Like last year, the Video of the Utsav will be telecast 'almost live' on NAMADWAAR!
Each day's proceedings will be telecast by the next day afternoon!