A Swami Brings Vrindavan–Article by TKGAcademy.com


08 December 2012 by Gopi Gita in Events & Festivals

Yesterday, Friday December 7th, His Holiness Srila Prahladananda Swami visited the students and TKG Academy.  How magical it was!

Padi gives Maharaj a cup of water.Abhay offers Maharaj a garland.
He led a gentle kirtan.  You could immediately see how much he was relishing each beautiful name of Sri Krishna.  Students joined in with their instruments and voices, singing for Lord Jagannath’s pleasure.  As soon as he began speaking, he immediately connected the students to his topic.

“Wherever there is Krishna, that place is Vrindavan.”  He said.  “Who else lives in Vrindavan with Krishna?”  So many hands shot up, excited to tell!   Cows!  Balaram.  Mother Yashoda.  Nanda Maharaj.  The cowherd boys.  The Gopis.

Dadhilobha lives in Vrindavan.“and Dadhi-lobha” little Vishakha shares as she pretended to be Krishna’s favorite monkey.

A teacher knows that asking questions is the best way to capture the students attention.  An excellent teacher will spend more time asking questions, instead of answering them.  It forces students to think, to work their minds and not lazily just depend on the teacher for all the answers.  HH Prahladananda Swami showed his expertise in working with kids by this automatic method.

Then, he answered their questions one by one.  Have you ever performed parikrama of Govardhan Hill?  What is your favorite Deity of Krishna?  How did you become a devotee?  When did you meet Srila Prabhupada?  Students laughed as his tongue – in – cheek answers gave way to philosophy.

He stayed and took a tour of the facilities and gave us instruction on keeping the quality of the Krishna conscious education strong.    We thank him for his visit.  Here are pictures!

His Holiness Prahladananda Maharaj, graces the Gurukula with his presence.  What a lovely visit.  Abhay offers a garland.  Padayatra offers water.  Kirtan timeKirtan timeBeautiful kirtan sung by Maharaj.  Students are eager to answer his questions!Students are eager to answer his questions!Vishakha answers:  "Dadhilobha the monkey, lives in Vrindavan"Students are eager to answer his questions!Students eager to answer questions.  Maha for Nitai PranMaha for lil BrindaMaha for AbhayMaha Prasad for everyone!Maha Prasad for everyone!Maha for lil RadheMaha for lil Bella

see the video here.

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