I had invited him to join us since it is always inspiring for the Nepali devotees to have another visitor coming to lead the evening kirtans. He is a disciple of BB Govinda Swami and from Russia, and he goes regularly on preaching programs with the local brahmacaris in Mayapur and leads the kirtans.
We took a domestic flight from Calcutta to Bagdogra, which is near the Nepali border. Keshav Gopal Prabhu received us at the airport, and we drove across the border to Lahan.
Reaching Lahan in the evening, the local devotees welcomed us with an enthusiastic kirtan and prasadam.
It was unexpectedly cold here compared to Mayapur, and I was glad I had brought warm clothes with me.In this Southern part of Nepal people seem more simple, humble and open towards Krsna consciousness, and the excitement to receive a foreigner was great, since not so many visitors come to this part of Nepal.