When historic events get held, you expect them to go well. When those same events have the divine grace of Lord Shri Krishna, the success becomes unprecedented. On Oct 11th and 12th, for the first time in New Jersey and probably the U.S, Scholars of four major philosophies – Advaita, Visishta Advaita, Dvaitha and Gaudiya Vasihnava met at Shri Krishna Vrundavana, New Jersey for a two day confluence of learning.
Practicing scholars from the East and West discussed at length topics of Karma, Science, Dharma, Mind, and Religion. The event was attended by an overflowing audience that filled every seat in Ananda Theertha Mandapam of Shri Krishna Vrundavana, New Jersey. The overflowing audience were patient to stand for several hours and listen to the lively Q&A discussions.
The two day festival was buzzing with excitement by the hundreds of participants. The questions from the audience kept bringing out the best from the speakers.
In the presence of His Holiness Shri Suguneendra Theerta Swamiji, various scholars of repute including Shri Banjanje Govindacharya, Shri Yegna Submramaniam, Smt Meera Tadipatri, Shri. Kesava Tadipatri, Shri M.G. Prasad, Prof. Stafford Betty, Prof. Jonathan Edelman, Prof. Paul Sherbow, Shri Jayakrishna Nelamangala, and Dr. Michael Marcetti gave their view and insights into the topics of interest.
Devotional Music was rendered by the Sitar Jugalbandi – Khan Brothers from Bangalore. Their melodious recitals added to the festivities.
The invocation of the program was done by Shri Yogeendra Bhat Uli and the event was orchestrated by Mahesh Harvu.