Atlanta GOD Chapter organized a wonderful Bhagavatha Sapthaha Mahotsavam in Atlanta from December 3rd to 11th 2013 led by Sri Ramanujamji.
On Tuesday, December 3rd , Srimanji, head priest from Sri Hanuman Mandir, Alpharetta conducted the Gata Stapanam. Following this, Smt.Shobaji started the Bhagavatha Mahathmyam Parayanam at Sri.Venkatji and Smt.Jayaji’s residence. The place was renovated and decorated exclusively for the Bhagavatha Sapthaham.
From December 4th to 11th, the day began in the morning with Prabodanam followed by Bhagavatha Parayanam and Astapathi Bajanas.Around 30 devotees participated in daily parayanam.
In the evening Sri Ramanujamji delivered a lecture series on Srimad Bhagavatam at IVY League Academy and enthralled the devotees with the divine nectar of Srimad Bhagavatam. Following the discourse, Sri Ramanujamji led the Dolotsavam every day and all the devotees enthusiastically took part by rendering the Dolotsavam songs. Sri Ramanujamji captured the hearts of all the devotees by the divine expositions on Krishna Leela and the count kept increasing on daily basis and over 150 devotees attended the discourse every day. It was indeed very emotional to see devotees shedding tears on the culmination day of the lecture series. Many new devotees expressed their interest to learn Srimad Bhagavatam and also to take part in GOD satsangs.
In addition to Srimad Bhagavatha Sapthaham, “Madhuragitam”, a cultural – Music and Dance event was conducted on Saturday, December 7th from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. 14 reputed Music and dance schools in Atlanta area participated in singing and dancing exclusively for Sri Swamiji’s Madhuragitam compositions. Over 90 kids participated in this event. Over 200 people attended the event. Sri.Ramanujamji gave gifts to music and dance teachers and certificates were issues to all the participants.
On Sunday,8th December 2013, Radha Kalyanam was celebrated in all grandeur from 11 am to 4 pm. Sri Ramanujamji himself decorated both the deities Radha and Krishna meticulously for more than 2 hours. The divine couple was looking so beautiful and the marriage ceremony was very grand and over 120 people attended the event. After Radha Kalyanam, a grand Kalyanam feast was served to all the participants.
Atlanta GOD Satsang bid farewell to Sri Ramanujamji and eagerly awaits his arrival back in 2014.