From London, Kadamba Kanana Swami travelled to Czech to participate in the Summer Camp (01-06 July). Thereafter, he travelled to Serbia to attend the Fruska Goranga Camp. Here are details of his visit. 

Written by Dahani dd

The Fruska Goranga Summer Camp started on 03 July, with devotees and Gurus arriving from different places. This year, an extremely large number of bees, bumblebees, dragonflies, mosquitos and horseflies appeared – it seemed like they all knew that an unlimited pot of nectar was hidden there. And so it was!

Kadamba Kanana Swami arrived at the camp on 06 July at around 7 pm. Devotees warmly greeted him and Danavir Swami, who came in just minutes before him. As he got out of the car, Kadamba Kanana Swami heard that there was a special reunion going on in the Temple room, and he decided go straight there, without taking any rest or break!

That evening, devotees were celebrating the twenty-five year reunion of the Gauranga Bhajan Band. So Kadamba Kanana Swami joined Sacinandana Swami, Krishna Ksetra Swami and Bhaktivaibhava Swami for a special concert. They spoke about preaching in the East-European countries in those days, especially in Russia, and performed wonderful full-on mantra rock dance. A video of it will be posted soon.

The next morning (07 July), Kadamba Kanana Swami gave the Bhagavatam class and spent the day talking with many devotees at the camp. In the evening, he took part in five hours of bhajan.

The following day was marked by the Ratha Yatra festival which started at 7 pm, in the city-centre of Novi Sad. Due to the extreme heat, around forty-two degrees Celsius, devotees decided to start the procession a bit later. Thanks to the more than two-hundred devotees who attended, the festival went on until 10 pm. Before the Ratha Yatra, at around noon, Kadamba Kanana Swami gave a special lecture on Caitanya Caritamrta.

The day after the Ratha Yatra, Maharaj again gave Bhagavatam class in the morning and later on, a disciple meeting. During the day, he was still in a very merciful mood, spontaneously talking with devotees. They would sometimes gather around him and make a small group on the grass, listening to his preaching stories, memories and realizations. While we were listening to bhajans flowing from the temple room, Maharaj was getting ready to perform his own tune and he did later that day. Devotees danced and sang with him wholeheartedly.

The following morning (10 July), about 5.30 am, Maharaj ended his visit to the camp. We said goodbye to him as he had to leave early in order to catch a flight to Italy and travel to Villa Vrindavan for the kirtan festival.

This summer camp was so full of nectar that these days, we still buzz about it just like bees, wondering if it all really happened. Thank you, Maharaj!

Visit flickr to see more photos. Recordings will be posted shortly.


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