Awakening true love

The greatest mystery is the sweetness of the nature of the love of the Lord towards the devotee and the devotee’s love towards the Lord. Lord Caitanya from His very appearance taught us how we can please Him by purifying our hearts by chanting of the holy names. He made His auspicious appearance on a lunar eclipse, which is considered inauspicious and people in order to remove that inauspiciousness were chanting the holy names of the Lord. As a baby He was very charming and conquered everyone by His love, beauty and charm. He was a little infant and the only thing that would stop Him crying was when all the family members came together and chanted the holy names.

He began kirtans at the house of Srivas Pandita. One day He said “we are chanting in the day but wasting so many hours at night by sleeping. So for one year let us have kirtans at night also.” He then taught them how to do it. He gave them the verse, which is the key to constantly chanting the holy names.

trnad api sunicena taror iva sahisnuna
arnanina manadena kirtaniyah sada harih

To be more humble than a blade of grass, to be more tolerant than a tree, offer all respect expecting none in return. Those kirtans at Srivas Angan were the manifestation of Vrindavana Dhama. The devotees and Lord Caitanya were exchanging pure relationships benediction of chanting of the holy names.

In this age of Kali specially, the way to awaken that love is by learning the proper science of chanting the holy names of the Lord. This is why sincere chanting is so pleasing to Krishna because if it’s done with proper service attitude, with this proper intention of humility and devotion it awakens that love and Krishna is hungry for that love.

[References: His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj South India Yatra 2010 and Sri Sri Radha-Gopinatha Temple – ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai]

Transportation to Rameshwaram :- »

Air link : Nearest airport is in Madurai (167 kms).

» Rail link : Rameshwaram is connected by rail directly to all the main places in India.

» Road link : Rameshwaram is connected by regular bus services with many cities and towns within Tamilnadu.

Local transportation: While traveling within the township, one may hire jeeps, auto rickshaws and even cycle rickshaw.