Bhagwat Katha a Moving Experience for Devotees
Atlanta, Georgia ? August 8, 2003. The Shrimad Bhagwat Saptah by the legendary Kathakar Pujya Shri Rameshbhai Oza (Bhaishri) concluded on Sunday with a teary farewell by thousands of devotees from all over the United States and Canada.
India American Cultural Association (IACA) hosted the Saptah at Sardar Patel Bhavan in Atlanta, Georgia. Pujya Shri Ozaji is one of the most prominent and beloved spiritual leaders in India, and is well known to draw large crowds of devotees to his narration of Shrimad Bhagwat Puran.
IACA's mission in presenting this event was to serve the spiritual needs of the community, and to raise funds for building a new temple on the campus of India Cultural & Religious Center in Smyrna. Based on the response from the attendees, it was obvious that it a resounding success. Hundreds of volunteers devoted thousand of hours to execute the well-planned event.
An estimated twelve hundred people attended the opening day ceremonies on August 3, 2003. The crowds got larger on each succeeding day with the peak attendance of nearly three thousand on Saturday, August 9 when Tulsi Vivah was celebrated.
Bhaishri captivated the attendees with his unique rendition of Shrimad Bhagwat Katha and the message sent to humanity in this, perhaps the oldest, scripture in the world. Bhaishri in very clear and easy-to-understand terms related the applications to the every day living experiences, as described through the Shrimad Bhagwat. To benefit those who could not attend, DVDs or CDs are available.
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