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  1. Throwing Flowers

    Radhanath Swami throws flower petals at the Pushya Abhishek Flower Festival January 31, 2009. photo by Barry Silver [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  2. Bathing at the Kumbha Mela

    Radhanath Swami bathing at Prayag, a holy place where the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers meet, during the Kumbha Mela. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  3. Kirtan

    Radhanath Swami singing devotional songs amidst the congregation of the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  4. Sannyasa

    Radhanath Swami, at age 31, upon taking the vows of sannyasa, a lifelong commitment to living a life of asceticism (1982). [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  5. Offering Prayers

    Radhanath Swami offering prayers before the alter just prior to the annual Pushya Abhishek Flower Festival, at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. photo by Stephan Crasneanski [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  6. Pushya Abhishek / Flower Festival

    Radhanath Swami dances beneath a shower of flower petals at the conclusion of the annual Pushya Abhishek Flower Festival, at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. photo by Stephan Crasneanski [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  7. Flower Shower

    Temple priests collecting petals during the annual Pushya Abhishek Flower Festival, at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. photo by Stephan Crasneanski [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  8. Japa at Naimisharanya

    Radhanath Swami practicing japa (soft chanting of mantras) within the shelter of a banyan tree in the forest known as Naimisharanya. Sacred texts speak of Naimisharanya as a spiritual hub where sages of the past gathered to consider how humanity could best served in the coming age. Their discussions comprise...
  9. Kirtan in the Thousand Pillar Hall – Ramesvaram

    Radhanath Swami leads kirtan in the Thousand Pillar Hall of the Ramanathaswamy Temple, at the holy site of Ramesvaram, as thousands of devotees dance, during a pilgrimage of South India. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  10. Krishna Lila at Varshana

    Thousands of devotees from the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai gather to hear Radhanath Swami speak of Krishna’s lilas (divine pastimes) at Krishna Kunda, a holy pond in Varshana, the birthplace of Srimati Radharani, during an annual pilgrimage to Vrindavan. [ | | | | | | | | |...
  11. Walking to Danushkoti

    Radhanath Swami leads a group of three-thousand devotees during the 2005 pilgrimage to South India. It is a 5 kilometer walk along the beach to Danushkoti, spoken of in the Ramayana as the place where Lord Rama built a bridge to Lanaka. [ | | | | | | |...
  12. Initiation

    Radhanath Swami grants initiation into the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage to a prospective disciple. Traditionally the disciple takes vows of commitment to practice bhakti-yoga, and is formally given the maha-mantra to chant as well as a new name. Here she is given a japa-mala, a string of beads for japa meditation....
  13. Meeting Temple Musicians – Sri Rangam

    Radhanath Swami meeting temple musicians at the historic Sri Ranganath Temple, in Srirangam, South India. Temple priest Muralidhara Bhatta accompanies Radhanath Swami on the left of the picture. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  14. Entering the Temple at Sri Rangam

    Radhanath Swami enters the Ranganath Temple prior to speaking. The temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, is one of India’s most ancient and famous. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  15. Speaking in the Courtyard – Sri Rangam

    Radhanath Swami speaks about the glories of the devotees of Lord Vishnu, in the courtyard of the Ranganath Temple at Srirangam, during a pilgrimage of South India. [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
  16. Pushya Abhishek

    Radhanath Swami dances beneath a rain of flower petals at the conclusion of the annual Pushya Abhishek Flower Festival, at the Radha Gopinath Temple in Mumbai. photo by Stephan Crasneanski [ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |...
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