Vrindavan, January 11th 2015: Jaidev Goswami’s death anniversary was celebrated in Radha Damodar Temple with great devotion. The programme began with the special puja, abhishek and aarati of Thakur Shri Radha Madhav, the deities worshipped by Shri Jai Dev Goswami. Thakur Shri Radha Madhav and Shri Radha Damodar along with the other deities present in the temple were decorated with flowers and adorned special clothes.
After worshipping the deities in the temple, the priests of the Damodar Mandir began the pushpanjali (flower offereing) in the Pushpa Samadhi of Shrila Jaidev Goswami. The devotees also paid their respect to the great poet by offering flowers in the samadhi and glorified the preacher of Divine Love. The Harinam Sankirtan was performed by the vaishnavas. Many western devotees also paritcipated in the programme to pay their tribute to Jaidev Goswami. They danced in the tune of Harinam Sankirtan.
Several devotees and acharyas graced the celebration and glorified Shrila Jaidev Goswami. Addressing the gathering Acharya Nirmal Chandra Goswami the mahant of Thakur Radha Damodar Mandir said that the deities of Thakur Shri Radha Madhav manifested to hear the Geet Govinda from the mouth of Shrila Jaidev Goswami. The deities of Radha Madhav present in the temple used to be served by Jaidev Goswami himself.
Speakers said that Shrila Jaidev Goswami was the composor of the immortal Sanskrit devotional song Gita Govinda, which depicts the love story of Shri Krishna and His sweet heart Radha Rani, was one of the most celebrated Vaishnava Hindu poets of India. The Gita Govinda inspired millions of people with sincere expressions of Divine Love.
Bhaktivedanta Muni Maharaj and Bhaktivedanta Madhusudan Maharaj mesmerized every one by reciting the Geet Govinda. Mahaprasadam was distributed among the devotees by organizing bhandara.
Kanika Prasad Goswami, Krishna Balaram Goswami, Prathamesh Ballabh, Damodar Swami and many devotees were present in the celebration.