Radha-Madhava in ISKCON Pattamundai
Rādhā-Mādhava in ISKCON Pattamundai
As of the end of 2018 Rādhā-Mādhava reside in ISKCON Pattamundai, which is located in Odisha, India. Śrīpāda Haladhara Swami Mahārāja takes care of Them on a daily basis.
Daily seva for Rādhā-Mādhava
To keep Rādhā-Mādhava happy and comfortable, the devotees in ISKCON Pattamundai invest a lot of time and energy every single day. This is how Their daily meal schedule looks like: Before Maṅgala Ārati starts at 04:15 a.m., sweets like chena, rabidi, rasagula, gulab jamun are being offered to Them. These sweets are prepared from milk supplied by cows maintained by the temple. Several hours later before Darśana Ārati begins a plate of various delicious fruits are offered to Rādhā-Mādhava. In the afternoon Rādhā-Mādhava are served with a plate of nice fruits along with cups of nice fruit juice.
Before the afternoon visitation period starts at 04:30 p.m., Their Lordship are offered Their main meal consisting of rice, dhal, paneer, sabji preparead from fresh vegetables and so on. Lastly, after Gaura Ārati starts a cup of fresh cow milk is being offered to Them.
Every day two sets of beautifully designed outfits are being put on Rādhā-Mādhava: A basic yet elegant outfit for in the evening/morning period and a very captivating outfit for Them to wear during daytime. In this video you can see a close-up of Rādhā-Mādhava wearing Their outfits.
Song in traditional style
Every evening after Gaura Ārati has been completed, the devotees of ISKCON Pattamundai perform the song Śrī Yugala Ārati for the pleasure of Rādhā-Mādhava in a traditional Oriya style. In the video below you can get an impression of how this sounds.
Rādhā-Mādhava eagerly awaits to see all devotees from around the world.
They can be seen in ISKCON Pattamundai from 07:30 a.m. – noon and then again from 04:30 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.. Please make sure to schedule your trip to ISKCON Pattamundai if you are planning to visit India!