In 2017 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Anjanoka, the birthplace of Indulekha, one of the asta-sakhis who intimately serves Radha and Krsna. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures, along with a few photos, during Parikrama 2017 and Parikrama 2019.
This is the birthplace of Indulekha, who is a left-wing gopi. She is fiery and hot-tempered, and she is rebellious and chastises Krsna. She wears garments the colour of pomegranate. In her grove, everything is white in colour, and it is here that the Divine Couple wear white and cannot be seen. Here we are in the realm of Gopinatha, where parakiya-rasa is experienced in full ecstasy. In parakiya-rasa, we have to conquer Krsna again and again. Nothing in the relationship can be taken for granted. Devotional service is sri krsna-akarsini. It attracts Krsna, but can we keep Him? Maharaja made the point that spiritual wealth is not about what you put in your pocket, but what you put in your heart. We leave Anjanoka with a prayer that the dhama may manifest in our heart.