In 2018, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Pavana-sarovara, where Lord Krsna would bring his cows while returning from the pastures in the evening. The cows used the cooling waters of Pavana-sarovara to quench their thirst. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtan and lecture below, along with a few photos, at Pavana-sarovara during Parikrama 2018.

Pavana-sarovara got its name from Pavana Gopa, who is the father of Visakha. Visakha is the second most important of the eight principal gopis. Her attributes, activities and resolve are all much like those of her friend, Lalita. Visakha was born exactly at the same moment her dear friend Srimati Radharani appeared in this world. Visakha’s garments are decorated with stars and her complexion is like lightning. Everyone in the spiritual world is related. Everyone is simply part of that village called Vrndavana and their relationships are eternal. When we attain our spiritual body, we will also get a spiritual family. If you thought that you had enough of being in family, then know that there is a family waiting for you in the spiritual world (laughter). However, that is our eternal family.

Pavana-sarovara was a pastime place for Krsna and His associates. It is said that Maharaja Vrsabhanu had a palace here. He built it for his daughter so that She could be comfortable whenever She desired to come here. The cowherd boys would send their cows into the water to drink and cool down from the summer heat. In this way, Pavana-sarovara was a place for everyone. The gopis performed pastimes with Krsna. Krsna also performed pastimes with the cowherd boys. Of course, we feel like we are nowhere, in the middle of these fields, but that is not really the case. Pavana-sarovara is a beautiful place. Normally, it is very quiet but someone is expressing his ecstasy with a whistle and he cannot get enough of it. What can we do? It sounds like a bird, an intense bird. We also get into the mood of transcendental enjoyment, playing with the water or sitting there out on the chhatris. Let’s see if those guys will make it back on that slippery, moss-covered platform, partially submerged under water. Get your cameras ready just
in case someone gets a holy dip for extra purification, as it has happened before. This is our transcendental enjoyment. Transcendental enjoyment is really what goes on in the spiritual world.

Kadamba Kanana Swami Kirtan, Parikrama 2018, Pavana-sarovara, India
Kadamba Kanana Swami Lecture, Parikrama 2018, Pavana-sarovara, India

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