As no doubt all of you have heard that Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, who was the fifth original Jagadguru in the last 5000 years, brought his visible pastimes on the earth to a close and left for the Divine Abode of Shree Radha Krishna, on 15th November 2013.
Shree Maharajji, as he was lovingly called by his devotees all over the world, was the embodiment of Divine love. He revealed his Divine ecstacies in many thousands of kirtans, bhajans, and padas that he composed. He was also the veritable personification of the sacred knowledge of the Vedic scriptures, and his illuminating discourses were eagerly heard by crores of spiritual seekers around the world.
The establisher of divine monuments like Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, and Bhakti Mandir, Mangarh, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj was an ocean of compassion, and he tirelessly worked for the spiritual upliftment of all humankind. His grace showered upon all fortunate souls who came in touch with him, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, country. The vast mission he established has hundreds of branches in many states of India and nations of the world. His charitable activities include establishment of numerous free hospitals, schools, colleges, and service projects for the poor and needy.
Over thirty devotees from UK have now been to Mangarh, Shri Maharajji's birthplace where the final rites were conducted, pay their last respects to Shri Maharajji. However, there are also many who could not go.
As a special tribute to our beloved Guru, we will be holding devotional keertan this coming weekend at Shyam Sadan, 109 Edgehill Road Leicester. This is the same place that Shri Maharajji had visited during his 2005 trip to UK.
It is true that we continue to feel His presence each day in our lives through the love and grace He showered on all of us and continue to do so. Still it is very difficult to come to terms with His sudden departure from our physical presence. In order to enable all the devotees to pay their homage to Shri Maharajji the following programme has been arranged for two days. Please do make every effort to attend at least one of the days.
Saturday 7th December
Hosted by: Radhakrishna/Jyoty Shetty
Sunday 8th December
Hosted by: Vinubhai Vaghela
* Programme on both days will consist of devotional chantings (mostly Hare Ram and Guru Keertans) and during the session devotees will also have the opportunity to offer floral tribute and do pranaam at the Charan Paduka of Shri Maharajji.