I arrived on the 14th of May - this was my first visit to the Zurich yatra. Divyasimha Prabhu, one of the leaders of Zurich temple had participated in some courses on spiritual culture which I had given in Mayapur this year, and he had repeatedly requested me to visit their temple until I finally decided to accept his invitation. After all it is not too far from Goloka Dham, where I am regularly visiting.
I arrived in Budapest on the 4th of May - it was my second visit to this yatra. I stayed one night in the city temple, and on the next morning I traveled out to New Vraja Dham, a two-hours' drive.
I arrived in Simhachalam on the 29th of April - a few days before the Nrsimha Caturdasi Festival, which fell this year on Saturday, the 2nd of May.
For many years this event has been one of the main Festivals in Western Europe. Lord Nrsimhadev is here in His large murti form - one of the very few in ISKCON world wide. Devotees from all around Germany and other neigboring countries such as Poland, Czech, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Swizzerland and Austria are assembling here every year to celebrate the Lord's appearance in His most amazing and famous lila avatar. This year more devotees came to join the auspicious event - maybe around five hundred, which almost reminded me of the 'early days', when we attended this festival some 25 years ago.
Devaki Devi Dasi's Traveling Diary
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