Donned in magenta with matching turbans studded with sequins, bright stones and tiny peacock feathers, the processional deities of Lord Krishna and Balarama were taken out in a procession at MVP Colony here in the city.

The palanquin of the idols was decorated with beautiful flowers and the devotees carrying umbrella took part in the ‘pallaki utsavam’, swaying to the tunes of ‘hare rama hare krishna’ all the way through the hour-long procession. The celebration of transcendental appearance of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began with a colourful parade from Hare Krishna Movement to TTD Kalyana Mandapam.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (also known as Gauranga) was born on February 18, 1486 after the sunset on the full moon day in Nadia district of West Bengal. He was known to sweep off the stifling restrictions of caste system, transcending social barriers to attain spiritual enlightenment.

To pay respect to the noted saint for his contribution to mankind, Hare Krishna Movement has organised ‘gaura purnima’. The venue at TTD Kalyana Mandapam came alive with an aroma of assorted flowers arranged to suit the festive mood. Mahabhishekam of Lord Nitai Gauranga with 108 kalashas, sankirtan, mangala-aarti and annadanam were a few of the main attractions of the event.

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