September 2011 Archives

Rath Yatra at Radha Madhav Dham - ashram of Kripaluji Maharaj

Sharat Poornima (शरत्‌ पूर्णिमा) is that Divine night when Radha Krishn revealed the supreme Bliss of maharas to uncountable Gopis in Vrindaban about 5,000 years ago. It is the full moon night which falls in October. This day is very precious in our lives for an additional reason as well: our beloved Shree Maharajji (Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj) appeared on that night in 1922 in Mangarh, India. Whereas the devotees in Mangarh participate in a procession (yatra) with Shree Maharajji seated on an elegantly decorated chariot (rath), here at Radha Madhav Dham we have a procession with Shree Radha Rani seated on a flower adorned chariot.

So on this most auspicious and important day, we begin the celebration with bhajans on the Temple steps as we wait with great anticipation to welcome Shree Radha Rani magnificently enthroned on Her beautifully garlanded chariot for the Rath Yatra (रथ यात्रा). Thousands of flowers and petals shower down as we do the arti to Shree Radha Rani. With the blowing conches, singing and dancing, the procession begins on a lovely path through Radha Madhav Dham accompanied by continuous nam sankirtan. After a break at Shyam Kuti, we continue back to the Temple for arti, a discourse and more devotional bhajans as well as a special darshan of the Deities in the shrine. After lunch prasad, we meet again in the Temple for a magnificent cultural program of dancing and Radha Krishn leelas.

We are looking forward to our Annual Intensive and Rath Yatra and once again being with all the devotees. The Rath Yatra is a long standing tradition of Radha Madhav Dham not seen anywhere else in the West. The Divine vibration at our Ashram is palpable and the personal benefit will be immense to everyone who comes and avails themselves of its serenity, beauty and wonder for the whole week. We sincerely hope that each and every one of you can join us for this amazing week of devotion and celebration.

To make this year's Rath Yatra celebrations even more joyous and devotional, Radha Madhav Dham temple brings you the legendary Bhajan Samrat of India, Anup Jalota. The beautiful bhajans of Radha Krishn, sung by Anup Jalota in his melodious voice, performed inside the Divine temple of Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani is a spellbinding combination that is sure to touch your heart with devotional vibrations and bring you closer to Radha Krishn.

Tickets are on sale now at Book your tickets and join us for Radha Rani Rath Yatra on Saturday, Oct 8th. Let us make this celebration the most memorable and joyous experience for you and your family.

For more information, or to book your overnight accomodations call us on (512)-288-7180 of visit our website at

Radha Madhav Dham at the Sixth Annual Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference

Above: Swami Nikhilanand with Paramacharya Sadasivanatha Palaniswami and Sannyasin Senthilnathaswami of Kauai's Hindu Monestary.

Swami Nikhilanand is currently representing JKP Radha Madhav Dham at the Sixth Annual Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference (HMEC) in Columbus, Ohio. This year, about 250 people are attending, representing Hindu organizations of all kinds from around North America.

HMEC is a platform for Hindu Mandir Executives to share, create and collaborate on strategies for sustenance and growth of Hindu Dharma in North America. HMEC 2011, the 6th Hindu Mandir Executives' Conference is being held in Columbus, Ohio, September 23 - 25, 2011 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 350 North High Street, Columbus OH 43215.

Swami Nikhilanand's inaugural address from last year's conference is published in Hinduism Today Magazine.

Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, the spiritual master of Swami Nikhilanand

Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj is scheduled to be in Mangarh, India from October 6th for the yearly month-long sadhana program. Swami Nikhilanand of JKP Radha Madhav Dham will be there from Oct 11 to 28. It would be the best time to come and meet Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj personally and also gain some guidance from Swami Nikhilanand of JKP Radha Madhav Dham. Contact Swami Nikhilanand or Bhakti Dham ashram for guidance.

If you can't make it to the sadhana program in India, JKP holds a yearly sadhana program in the USA at Radha Madhav Dham, Austin. This annual intensive, October 1st - 8th 2011, is a rare opportunity for the devotees to improve, develop and conceive the consciousness of Radha Krishn love. The annual intensive at Radha Madhav Dham is a time for devotees to participate in morning and evening devotions and chanting programs in the Divine atmosphere of Radha Madhav Dham. Swami Nikhilanand will be in residence for the entire duration.

Contact Radha Madhav Dham at (512)-288-7180 or Swami Nikhilanand for more details.

Anup Jalota during Radha Rani Rath Yatra Celebration 2011 at Radha Madhav Dham

Saturday, October 8, 2011
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Join in the spiritual excitement of the Grand Chariot Procession as it travels to the Holy Places of Radha Madhav Dham. Bhajans in praise of Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani will be sung.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Inside Temple Program (arti, kirtan, pravachan)
1:00 pm Lunch Prasad
2:30 pm Performance by Anup Jalota

JKP Radha Madhav Dham is proud to present legendary singer, Anup Jalota - honored as the "Bhajan Samrat" of India, he has released many award-winning albums. Spiritually inspiring, his bhajans are based on the Bhagwatam, Gita and the Vedas, as well as those written and composed by Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj.

Tickets on sale at or by calling (512)-288-7180. Download and distribute event flyer.

Radha Rani Rath Yatra Celebration 2011 at Radha Madhav Dham

Connect & Share

Join our e-list

Daily Teachings

Powered by Movable Type 4.32-en

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries from September 2011 listed from newest to oldest.

August 2011 is the previous archive.

October 2011 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.