Would you like to learn about the 9 processes of devotional service and the personalities who represent each of them? How can we centre our lives around Krishna in these various ways?
In this chapter, we will read stories and even write our own storybook, we will create a phone speaker from cups and design a weekly plan to apply the processes in our life. Let’s make a trifle for the Lord and solve jumbled words, cryptograms and participate in a fun quiz! We will also enact the glorious life of a very special devotee King of the Lord!
These 8 lesson plans provide you with a step-by-step guide for using the fun lesson and activities from Chapter 8 of Becoming Your Devotee.
Isn’t it wonderful how devotees always have some special day to celebrate and serve Krishna? Sri Krishna Pusya Abhisek is the first major festival of the year. Srila Prabhupada explained in a letter that “Krishna was just a toy in the hands of the Gopis, so one day the Gopis decided that ‘we shall decorate Him’.
Every year on this day, the deities are bathed in hundreds of kilos of colourful and fragrant flowers in a beautiful abhisek. The deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhava are also offered a stunning dress made out of multi-coloured flowers. Each year, the flower dress has its own unique design and flower choices.
Even without going to the temple, we can celebrate this festival at home and bring pleasure to Sri Sri Radha Madhava, by offering them a flower dress. We will be sharing a picture of Radha Madhava, which you can decorate with flower petals. If you don’t have flowers at hand, you can make some paper petals from different colours and use those instead. Don’t forget, Krishna accepts the love with which we try to serve Him. He even accepted banana peels from Vidura, because he offered them with so much devotion.