Prabhupad house Iskcon Vrindavan

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Who, in this fallen age of Kali Yuga, would be capable of delivering the fallen conditioned souls from the deep dark well of the material world, other than one of the Lord’s personal associates, and therefore, being causelessly merciful upon seeing the condition of the jivas, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sent his dear associate Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad to bestow mercy upon everyone. In order to fulfil the mission of spreading the Holy names of the Lord and fulfil the inner heart’s desire of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and his dear Spiritual Master Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, Srila Prabhupad went to the west to preach the message of Sri Krishna. Even though he was travelling throughout the world, successfully preaching the sublime process of Krishna Consciousness, his heart was always in Vrindavan and therefore his quarters in the Krishna Balaram temple in Vrindavan can truly be called as his eternal home. Having stayed here and departed this world from here, Srila Prabhupad’s house in Vrindavan is surcharged with transcendental energy and this can be felt by everyone visiting the place. After the departure of Srila Prabhupad, his quarters have served as a museum for his personal belongings and also as a place where the devotees come for chanting their Japa, discussing Srimad Bhagwat Gita and performing Kirtan. At 7:20 each evening, the exact time when he left this world, an Arati is performed to Srila Prabhupad, and all the devotees chant the Guruvashtakam prayers, remembering his immense mercy upon us all. The Arati is performed by different devotees, so that everyone can get an opportunity to serve Srila Prabhupad in this way. On the way-out of this spiritually surcharged premises, all the devotees are offered some sweet or savoury Prasad offered to Srila Prabhupad. Every day one fortunate mataji comes and cooks some delicious preparation for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupad in his kitchen, which is then offered to him at 1’o clock, after the closing of the temple, and then the same Prasad is distributed to all the visitors, who relish the delicious Prasad and feel great bliss in obtaining Srila Prabhupad’s mercy in the form of Prasad. Prasad and Harinaam Kirtan are, without doubt, the best remedies to cure us of our material existence and when they are obtained in the quarters of Srila Prabhupad, they are infused with his special mercy and are therefore accepted by all the devotees with great faith and devotion.