Radha-Madhava in ISKCON Pattamundai
Rādhā-Mādhava in ISKCON Pattamundai
From 2018 till present day, Rādhā-Mādhava reside in ISKCON Pattamundai. Śrīpāda Haladhara Swami Mahārāja and a team of priests take care of Them on a daily basis.
Address of ISKCON Pattamundai:
Sanamulabasanta, Odisha 754211, India.
Before maṅgala ārati starts at 04:15 a.m., sweets like chena, rabidi, rasagula and gulab jamun are being offered to Rādhā-Mādhava. These sweets are prepared from pure cow milk. The cows that supply the milk are being maintained by the ISKCON Pattamundai devotees. Several hours later before darśana ārati begins a plate of various fruits are offered to Rādhā-Mādhava. Then in the afternoon Rādhā-Mādhava are served with a plate of fruits along with a cup of fruit juice.
Before the afternoon visitation period starts at 04:30 p.m., Rādhā-Mādhava are served with Their main meal consisting of rice, dhal, paneer, sabji (prepared from fresh vegetables) and so on. Lastly, after Gaura ārati a cup of fresh cow milk is being offered to Rādhā-Mādhava.
Every day two outfits are being offered to Rādhā-Mādhava: One outfit for in the evening/morning period and one outfit for during the day. In the video below you can see a close-up of Rādhā-Mādhava in one of Their outfits.
Song in traditional style
Every evening after Gaura ārati has been completed, the devotees of ISKCON Pattamundai perform the song Śrī Yugala ārati for the pleasure of Rādhā-Mādhava in a traditional Odia style. In the video below this song is sung by Śrīpāda Haladhara Swami Mahārāja.