On the 9th of May when departing from Houston to Tucson, the doors of the plane did not close properly. After waiting for around 45 minutes all passengers had to get off the plane again and wait for the next one. Even though it was annoying I nevertheless was glad they noticed it on the ground and not in the air.....
I had never really felt much of a desire to visit the United States until one of my well-wishers, HH Badrinarayan Maharaja had encouraged me to visit his GBC zone in the Western part of the States. I had in the past invited him to visit Bangladesh and on two occasions had had the good fortune of taking him for a tour, introducing him to this very special world within ISKCON. At this opportunity Maharaja got to know me and appreciated my realizations on the topic of Krishna's culture. And at the same time he received impressions of the environment and met the sweet devotees, who had taught me so many things, bringing Prabhupada's teachings and instructions from the Bhagavatam to practical life for me.
I had felt obliged to accept Maharaja's request to visit some of the temples in his GBC zone - after all we can't only accept support and encouragement, without offering some service in return!
We arrived on the 24th of April at Simhachalam in the Eastern part of Germany - one day before most devotees and guests assembled to witness the festivities for Lord Nrsimhadeva's appearance celebration. This event is one of the main festivals in Germany and its neighboring countries, and many devotees come together from far and wide to celebrate the Lord's wonder-ful appearance. In most other communities this event is given only a few hours of attention, but here where the Lord personally resides it goes on for four full days! It certainly is the best place to be for this event.....
Devaki Devi Dasi's Traveling Diary
Devaki Devi Dasi is sharing her realizations and adventures in her Traveling Diary. Welcome to relish this nectar!