The world famous Mayapur Elephant Procession
You see the deities riding on Their elephant throne,hear the transcendental vedic mantras chanted by the Mayapur Gurukula boys, see the wonderful aartis and hear the festival drums .
Two devotees beautifully decorated, have the service of carrying their Lordships on elephants along with some devotees around the Mayapur campus. The fire lanterns being the only source of light during the procession, create a fascinating and kind of mysterious atmosphere which bring everyone to an enchanted mood. The roads are so colorful and beautifully decorated with breath taking Rangoli designs, it is hard to walk without stopping to take a longer look, but we have to follow the procession with hundreds, if not thousands of devotees and pilgrims chanting and dancing with raised arms.
Very intense thundering of large drums beating to the rhythm of two elephant’s hearts, seems to be the best way to bring back to mind some very sweet pastimes of our dear Lord Krsna in Dwarka.