There is excitement in the air, not just here, in the Greater Vancouver area, but everywhere. Preparations are being made for the birthday of Krishna, and He is so important to us. That is what all the fuss is about.
Tents are rising. The boys are erecting them and setting up signs to give direction to the coming crowds. Girls are making garlands. And all are adorning the temple, inside and out, with decorations galore. Cooks are making tasty preparations. Schedules are being sent in virtual and paper form to tell of this coming Friday’s event. It’s Krishna’s birthday and the atmosphere is awesome.
While the devout are pulling it all together, there’s chanting in the temple. Voices are projected with love. It’s a special time.
I’m hoping and praying that the pole grasses on the lawn will get nourished with rain as rain often comes down on Janmasthami, Krishna’s birthday in India. What about here? May the Rain God, Indra, bless us. While the Sun God, Surya, makes his presence strong, we hope all elemental figure-heads will endow us with their presence.
Indeed, the atmosphere is good. We are all becoming intensified in our eagerness to see Krishna’s pleasure, because through His great representative, Prabhupada, He is established as our Numero Uno Personality; the God of love and charm.