Ekendra Dasa - Mayapura, India & Nr Murwillumbah, Australia
a.k.a Whoopwhoop's ville beyond the black stump.....

last updated 17th February 2013

I made Sri Douji a new mouth and I repainted Gopal's mouth to match

at home in Mayapur

last updated 8th March 2010

Gopala and Douji's new facial decorations after an appointment with sila artist Madhurya Kadambini Mataji in Mayapura. The eyes were from her 'conch' collection http://www.salagram.net/sstp-Artseva.html and the mouths were made by myself after she taught me the technique and gave me some materials.

We are very happy with and grateful for the outcome of our visit.

Sri Sri Gopala-Douji

Douji (Balaram Govardhan sila) and Bala Gopala - April 2007


Sri Bala Gopala 11th July 2005 - We tried for the first time to make Him a Tulsi garland. He seems quite comfy with it doesn't He?

ys, Ekendra dasa

Bala Gopala's Daily Darsan

A very happy Bala Gopala

A song for Bala Gopal "Begging For Gopala" by Ekendra dasa

Your feet are soft like lotus
body black like monsoon cloud
Your form sweet sugar candy
that can melt hearts of the proud

Your feet tinged soft and pink
marked with all auspicious signs
oh when will You reveal them
to attract this wretched mind?

Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala!

You gave such love to Putana
despite evil intent
please can this lowly beggar
have at least as much consent?

You chop off demons' heads
suck their life and bifurcate
some devotees may feel squeamish
but Gopala you're just great!

Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala!

Pleasing your devotees
is your favorite thing to do
so please just let me serve them
so more pleasure comes to You

I'm begging for your mercy
because my mind is like an ass
so please reveal your sweetness
to this low Ekendra das

Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala! Gopala!

Bala Gopala (pic 22nd December 2004) - He was gifted by Pandava Prema dasa

He looks especially gorgeous today, no? Gita Jayanti + Ekadasi .. nice day for Saligram Puja (22nd December 2004).
We did an especially long kirtana for Him today too. Very satisfying.

Bala Gopal with Dwarka sila next to Him

varaM deva mokSaM na mokSAvadhiM vA
na canyaM vRNe íhaM vareSAd apIha
idaM te vapur nAtha gopAla-bAlaM
sadA me manasy AvirAstAM kim anyaiH

0 Lord, although You are able to give all kinds of benedictions, I do not pray to You for the boon of impersonal liberation, nor the highest liberation of eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon [which may be obtained by executing the nine processes of bhakti]. O Lord, I simply wish that this form of Yours as BAla GopAla in VRindAvana may ever be manifest in my heart, for what is the use to me of any other boon besides this? (Damodarastakam)

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