ca,ritAmrtu of Lord Caitanya's hlrtanas in Puri, how the sound vibration penetrated through the layers of the universe and enterecl right into the spiritual sky. It was a very transcendental occasion, and I feel so blessed to have been allowed to witness it.
Sitala DevT Dasi
Thehtrtana was building to a state o[great intensity as we waited for the first dar- shan of the Paiica-tattva. This was no time for social exchanges or casual obser- vance. Everyone was focused and chanting with full force. When the doors sud- denly opened, revealing the five exquisite golden forms, the roar was deafening. The sound seemed to come [rom the entire universe-a universal roar. The beauty of the deiries was astounding. Yet, as the crowd rushed excitedly forward. a flash of fear surged through me- "I could actually get cornpletely crushed in a crowd like this. Oh, well," I decided, "what away to go!" I couldn't get out of the temple room anyvvay, and I couldn't take nly eyes off the captivatir-rg flace of Lord Caitanya. I cotrld not help but think of Srimatl Radharanl's asl gazed at Him. For the first time, I had a tiny little glimpse of the fact that He is the embodiment of thc mood oI Srimati Radharani-full of sweetness, softness, compassion, and love. For years I have hankerecl to fieel closer to Lord Caitanya, but He has always seemed distant. But, today He captured my heart.
Prahlad Nrsimha Drisa
The advent of Sri Panca-tattva was a mystical experience o[ the reciprocation of the Supreme Absolute Truth with His devotees, and the fulfilhnent of the words of Sa,sfta. Sri Panca-tattva had decided to give Krsna-prema to everyone in this small
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