The Color Guide to Vrindavana
Situated on the sacred banks of the river Yamuna is the transcendental place known as Vrindavana -- revered by great saints and scholars as India's most holy city, Vrindavana is replete with over 5,000 temples dedicated to Radha and Krishna, the God and Goddess of divine love.
Lost under the sands of shifting time for almost fifty centuries -- Vrindavana now beckons all sincere seekers of India's ancient spiritual culture to enter the mystical realm of an almost forgotten world.
In Vrindavana the effulgent ground is fashioned with many very wonderful colorful cintamani jewels. The trees and vines are full of blissfull spiritual fruits and flowers. Birds make a great tumult by reciting the hymns of the Sama Veda, and the lakes and streams are filled with transcendental nectar.
Vrindavana is illuminated by numberless moons of spiritual bliss. It is cooled by the sweet nectar of spiritual love, and it is filled with desire trees and many hosts of maddly cooing birds. Whose heart will not run to Sri Sri Radha and Krishna, who enjoy transcendental pastimes in that Vrindavana?
A person absorbed in the most wicked, sordid deeds, who once bows down to offer respects to a blade of grass in Vrindavana, at once becomes a very pious person. At the end of his body, by the mercy of the Supreme Lord, who has all power to unshackle one from the bond of karma, he certainly attains the otherwise unobtainable lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna.
May Vrindavana, which is fragrant with a gentle breeze that makes the lotuses in the Yamuna river rock too and fro, where there are groves of Kadmaba trees, and where there are many gopis, their hearts blossoming with happiness by hearing the music of Lord Mukunda's flute, be my shelter.
May Vrindavana, where Lord Brahma and other jagad-gurus desire to be born even as a blade of grass, and which, even though it is a forest, is many times more opulent, beautiful, charming and sweet that the spiritual cities of Vaikuntha, be my shelter.
This book is dedicated in the sacred memory of our beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who revealed the holy dhama of Vrindavana to the whole world...