Throughout the month of October I did a 3-week preaching tour around Croatia, visiting several devotee-communities along the coast and inland where I had not been before: Split, Zadar, Osijek, Virovitica and Varazdin. Other well-known places such as Zagreb and Rijeka I also included in my tour. I chose to travel by public bus - a nice way to see the country with its beautiful coastline and islands, and at the same time have the internet to catch up on my correspondence. Traveling inland, high mountains had even received a first layer of snow - as if the demigods had sprinkled some icing sugar around....
For the main Vaishnava festivals of Balarama's appearance, Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada's appearance and Radhastami I visited the main temples in the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. I had a great time on this one-month tour, with wonderful Vaishnava festivals, Holy name retreat, seminars and classes, TV interview and interviews with journalists from three popular magazines - all the while distributing lots of copies of my books, including the newly published one entitled "Entering the Grihastha Ashrama".
In mid of August we celebrated a unique wedding at Simhachalam: Tribhanga Prabhu, who is in charge of the agricultural department and Bhaktin Zina were giving their vows in front of Lord Nrsimhadeva, the sacrificial fire and the assembly of the Vaishnavas to serve and support each other in their roles as husband and wife. The celebration was sweet, simple and yet very unique.
Devaki Devi Dasi's Traveling Diary
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