With the blessings of Sri Swamiji and the divine couple, Smt Madhuri Sakhi Sametha Sri Premika Varadhan Thakurji, Seattle G.O.D satsang celebrated Madhura Utsav 2015 from Wednesday, December 2nd up to Monday, December 7th at the VEDA Sri Venkateshwara Temple in Redmond, Washington with over 100 devotees attending the utsav overall.
Each day begun with Srimad Bhavatham parayanam in the morning that took place at the residence of various devotees. Sri Ramanujamji led the parayanam and covered various cantos including canto one, Govinda Pattabhishekam and Rukmini Kalyanam.
Each of the evenings, (except for Saturday, Dec 5th which was Radhakalyanam day), the event commenced with various performances by the Seattle Gopakuteeram children. This included shloka recitation, rendition of Madhurageethams, instrument recitals and more!
Sri Ramanujamji’s lectures followed these performances and filled the ears and hearts of all the listeners with the nectarine stories of great bhakthas of Lord Krishna. The listeners were captivated and were yearning for more of Sri Ramanujamji’s pravachans. This was evident from the returning audience and the growing crowd over the course of the event.
Radha Kalyanam (Saturday, December 5th 2015) was yet another beautiful event where Sri Premika Varadha Thakurji and Smt Madhuri Sakhi were married in a divine unison to the blissful rendering of various ashtapadis and namavalis by Seattle G.O.D singers accompanied on Mridangam and Harmonium.
The day had a packed agenda with Unjal utsavam, Divya naamam, Tulasi pooja and Hanumat utsavam. All devotees then had a close-up dharshan of the newly weds and obtained their blessings as well as the blessings of our Guru Maharaj. Dinner and seer bhakshanam were served to all the attendees.