By Mahavaraha das
Today (18th July 2009) Guru Maharaj gave initiation to 200 Nama Hatta devotees who are waiting for long time to get initiated at Sridham Mayapur.Initiation ceremony started around 12 noon and finished at 3pm. He was seenvery tired after the initiation ceremony.
After the lunch and when GM wasabout to take his afternoon rest, Ekanath Gaura Prabhu came to my room to inform me about the sudden departure of HG Utama Prabhu. I didn’t believe him in the beginning thinking probably he is mixing up the names. Without waiting a second I called up Siva Caitanya Prabhu and he reconfirmed the shocking news. My brain paused for a while.
Since it was such a shocking news, we decided to tell GM after his afternoon rest, otherwise GM will not be able to take good rest. Around 6pm we informed GM, and he was completely shocked upon hearing. I explained to him in detail how HG UCD left his body.After the evening class at Sri Mayapur Dham GM announced about the departure of HG UCD to the crowd of 400 devotees and together made a group prayers by chanting the Panca Tattva mantra and Hare Krsna mahamantra.
GM went to bed around 10pm and while lying on the bed he was looking at me for sometime in silence. Then he asked," Why he left us so early?" I was speechless and was not able to answer anything till the end.
The next day morning (19th July 2009) when I was helping GM with his morning duties in the bathroom, he asked me," What should we do for Uttama from Mayapur?" I told GM that today I will offer special prayers to Lord Nrshingadev and probably later give a feast to devotees to seek their blessing for his soul to reach safely the abode of the Lord.
He was silent again for a moment and spoke the following,” Uttama had worked hard to develop congregational preaching. He had good visions for it. Since developing congregation was one of his great desires and he left his body during the CDM seminar, I think devotees should carry on organising thisseminar in the future. They should not stop."