Dear Maharaja's and Prabhus,Pamho. Agtsp.I would like to share an amazing story that a devotee announced this morning here in Kolkata.Yesterday, Jananivas Prabhu, our head priest in ISKCON Mayapur, was repainting the Lord Jagannatha Deity. He left without finishing the job, because he had to go to another program, the Disappearence Festival of H.H. Bhakti Tirtha Maharaja. He was planning to continue the painting work the following day.Last night Jananivas dreamt that Jagannatha's brother, Baladeva was angry and chasing him, and Jananivas was running. Baladeva pushed him into a ditch shouting: "Don't leave my brother Jaganatha in such a condition!"Jananivas awoke, and found himself on the wooden floor next to his low bed. It was only a fall of 2.5 feet. There were no sharp objects. However, He was bleeding from wounds on his head and on cheeks. He required five stitches.A similar pastime is there in the Caitanya Caritamrta by Krishna das Kaviraj, who narrates how Pundarik Vidynidhi had critisized Lord Jagannatha's priests and had a dream with Jagannatha and Baladeva slapping him, and woke up with swollen and bruised cheeks.Lord Jaganantha Ki Jaya!Srila Prabhupada's Legacy Ki Jaya!All the devotees Ki Jaya!Your servant, Ekalavya das
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  • Hari Bol Prjis...
    Jagannath, Baledeva, Subhadra Maharani ki Jai :)
  • Lord's Special Mercy on Jananivas Pr
    Jai Jagannath Swami Nayan Path Gami
    Hariiiiii Bol
  • Hare Krsna ! Jananivas Prabhu left Lord Jagannatha for ome errand of material world. That is a great mistake. When Yashoda Mata also made this mistake when she left Kanhaiya who was drinking milk on the ground and went to save the hot milk from spilling down in fire. Krsna broke all the ancient Butter pots and thus showed his anger on being neglected. When jananivas Prabhu left Jagannath unpainted condition Baldava got angry and punished Jananivas Prabhu. Hari Bol. Jananivas Prabhu is punished not for unfinished work, but instead leaving Jagannatha undecorated thinking it to be simply a statue, thus losing the Prema Bhav of Lord jagannatha's presence in that statue.
  • Hare Krishna, Prabhuji dandavat pranam.We are the servants of the Lord,Lord is always very wonderful and a very good Master.Lord cares for us,whenever it is needed He teaches us the right thing.Jananivas Prabhu got His Mercy.Haribol.
  • Thank you for sharing this story Prabhuji. I am not sure, if i will be able to express my realization after reading this story. But somewhere i am getting very strong feeling Lord Krishna is watching me also very closely. I never realized this before. One word, one sentence, one incident can change our life. This is what is happening to me right now after reading this story. Till date I never experienced God is so close but reading the experience and realization of sincere devotees help to build faith and devotion. Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare.
  • wow...........this is called effective communication...jai jai shreeee raadhey...!!
  • wonderful story prbhu..
    i m really shocked to hear the punishment given by Lord for such a simple mistake and forgiveness..
    now when i think of my sinful activities which i commit knowingly and unknowingly , what will be the punishment for those forgiveness..
    ohhhhhhh my Lord..
  • Thank You Ekalavya Prabhu. All Glories to Srila Prabhupad, Jai Jagannath Baldev Sibhadra Meya Ki Jai.
  • Haribol Anuradha- just listened to this wnderful lecture by H.G.Govind Pr.this shld answer ur question reg. the Lords mercy towards devotees-
  • I was just joking.. I just bruise easily: )

    Ty for the post!
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