By Acarya Dasa
Our pāda-yātrā party reached Kannur city on August 7th. Kannur, also known as Cannanore, is located in the district of Kannur and is the administrative headquarters of the area.
Nitai Gaurasundar calls Mr. Haradev from Muscat
It had been raining for the past few days and getting accommodation was a little difficult at times. So, before travelling to Kannur I called a good friend of pāda-yātrā, Mr. Haradev. This was his hometown; I was hoping he could help us. Mr. Haradev currently lives outside of India in Muscat, Oman. We called and told him that we would be visiting Kannur and asked whether he could help us arrange accommodation there since he has a house in the city. He said he could not help us this time because he was busy. We wondered what to do, but we had to continue with our schedule. Due to heavy rains we arrived in Kannur a day later than planned. That night I received a message from Mr. Haradev; he and his family would be coming to India after all! I was so happy.
We travelled to his home to meet him and he welcomed us with ārati and garlands. He also made all the necessary arrangements for our accommodation, prasādam and food for the bulls. He attended all the programs we had around the city, performing saṅkīrtana and distributing books in different areas. Mr. Haradev also kindly gave a donation to our pāda-yātrā. Later, I asked him how his plans had suddenly changed so he could come to India? He replied, “I thought, ‘The Lord is coming to my home town and the ratha (cart) will cross the road in front of my house. How can I not go?’ So, I asked my boss for leave but it was denied. I thought ‘Oh! All gone, now I can’t go.’ I still had a strong desire to go so, I prayed to the Lord to please help me. Then I got news that you will arrive in the city a day late. I was glad. I again went to my boss and by the Lord’s mercy, he agreed. I booked flights and I came with my family to take darśana of Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundar.”
Therefore, if you have a strong desire the Lord will definitely help you. Sri Sri Nitai Gaurasundar pulled Mr.Haradev to Them. He spent about a lakh ($1,498.37) on airplane tickets and he also gave his time to serve the pāda-yātris.
Jai Nitai Gaurasundar!
All India Padayatra Book Distribution Scores for the month of July
|Damodar Leela Dasa||804||126||01||84|
|Uttam Narharee Dasa||740||51||09||2 sets|
|Sanatan Dham Dasa||708||73||01||248||1 set|
|Rasraj Gour Dasa||676||164||155|
|Madan G H Dasa||531||67||80|
|Shanti P Dasa||512||06||01|
|Sunder Govind Dasa||504||67||01||32|
|Bhadra Balaram Dasa||463||49||28|
|Survanshi Dasa & Kalanidhi Dasa||426||64||2||62||School Preaching|
|Arjun Krishna Dasa||330||33||6|
|Sri Krishnadev Dasa||107||7||12|
|Sita Charan Dasa||44||01||5|
|Prahlad V Dasa||28||3||33|