September 12 2008

Here in Mayapur Lord Vamanadeva’s appearance is celebrated in a fashion unique in ISKCON.  Every year a young boy is selected from the community to play the part of Lord Vamana. He is brought before the devotees and feted as if he is the Lord Himself. Arati is offered and the boy is fed sumptuous prasadam.

Here’s a couple of photos from last year’s celebration with Radha Raman dasa brahmacari from Australia playing the part:

Radha Raman das brahmacari as Vamanadeva


distributing prasadam

1. sitapati
September 12th, 2008 at 7:58 pm

Where does this come from? The only precedent I know of for something like this in ISKCON is “The Full Nectarine”.

2. Hari-sauri dasa
September 13th, 2008 at 11:22 am

According to Jananivasa and Pankajanghri prabhus, there is a letter from Srila Prabhupada wherein he describes this method of observing Vamana-dvadasi. I did a search through Folio but couldn’t find anything, but I take it as authorized because the twins have.
Yhs, Hsd

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