Every year from 2016 to 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Brahmanda-ghata, where Krsna showed Mother Yasoda the entire universe in His mouth. Maharaja says that he never skips this significant place during his parikrama because this deals with the foundation of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s key teaching – acintya-bhedabheda-tattva. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures below, along with a few photos, at Brahmanda-ghata during Parikramas 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
When Mother Yasoda thought that Krsna had eaten some clay, she asked Him to open His mouth see it for herself. But then what did she see? She saw all the planets in the universe. Is there any clay on these planets? Yes! So did she see any clay? A whole planet of it! And many other planets. She saw the entire universe. She saw herself in the mouth of Krsna, looking into the mouth of Krsna and in that mouth, she saw the whole universe again! It is described in the Srimad Bhagavatam that Krsna is janma-adi, the origin of everything. Everything comes from Him. Everything emanates from Krsna. Krsna knows everything about everything and yet He remains independent. He is in the universe, yet the universe is in Him. This is interesting.
Krsna is able to exist within the universe and yet the universe exists within Him. This is something that one cannot figure out mathematically. Acintya-bhedabheda-tattva is difficult to understand – simultaneously one and many. This place is not only nice but it is also significant. Srila Prabhupada personally took his bath and deposited some extra mercy here after Mother Yasoda and Krsna already invested Their mercy. Brahmanda-ghata however, is especially significant because it deals with this very foundation of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s teachings. The very foundation of our entire philosophy rests on the pastime that took place here at Brahmanda-ghata. And this is why Brahamanda-ghata is a must. It must never be skipped as it is a place where we can appreciate deeply how Krsna is simultaneously one and many!