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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. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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