Bali is a tourist destination. The island is also home to hundreds of Hare Krishna devotees. This year Gaura Nitai and Jagannath, Baladeva and Subhadra deities were installed during Gaura Purnima festival in Sanur.
Hundreds of devotees and guests attended to welcome Their Lordships and take part in kirtan. A few pundits from the Mayapur gurukula school led the installation ceremony.
After the festival, we went two other temples to serve Sri Nama Prabhu with eager devotees. Yet, the best program was in Ubud, the bohemian town of Bali. Whereas most Australians tourists go to the coast in search of waves, booze and girls, Ubud attracts a high percentage of European seekers. Yoga, vegetarian, vegan and mantra chanting are everyday fares. Together with some local devotees we served Sri Nama in kirtan at the Soma Café. It was legendary. Over a hundred guests chanted and danced enthusiastically. We were so inspired that we hope to extend the Nama seva to 2 days if next year we return there…..KIRTAN FOREVER