Please accept my blessings. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Today in Mayapur is the auspicious day of Sri Sri Radhastami. We are very happy to celebrate here this day and as well as it is a most important festival here because Radharani is the creator of Navadvipa Dham. She made it in order to please Krsna. Here when Krsna comes He accepts the mood of Radharani; He comes as Lord Gauranga.

This is also the 40th anniversary of my taking the Sannyasa ashram which I did in 1970 in Kolkata on this sacred day of Radhastami. So I just want to send you my best wishes and blessings on this very auspicious day. Also what we learn from Radharani is that by trying to use our thoughts, words and deeds in serving Krsna we will also taste the highest bliss and the other things are very insignificant comparing to serving Krsna. And Radharani as the Ahladini Sakti, She is most expert to serve Krsna. So you can just take the dust from Her feet and try to serve Krsna chanting His holy names hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare. Srila Prabhupada said in a lecture, I think in London, that chanting Hare Krsna, Hare is the way of addressing Radharani. By saying Hara, that refers to Radha. So to address Her as Hare: so Radha please accept me in the service of Krsna; Krsna please accept me in your service. So by saying Hare Krsna we get the special mercy. Normally to get the blessings of Radha and Krsna is not so easy; it is not easier to always get Krsna's mercy but by Radha's mercy one can get and if one gets the mercy of Lord Caitanya then it is easy to get Radha's mercy. So we chant first jaya sri krsna caitanya prabhu nityananda sri advaita gadadhara srivas adi gaura bhakta vrnda; then we chant hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare.

So I hope that you all stay very active today, you have a wonderful, blissful, transcendental Radhastami and I take this opportunity to wish you all the best.

Your well wisher always,

Jayapataka Swami

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PS: This message was dictated on Radhastami but due to initiation interviews on Radhastami and initiation the following day it got delayed in sending out this message. Kindly forgive us.

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