During these trying times of the pandemic, for devotees who are not working and stuck at home, ISKCON Nashik, India, is offering a great opportunity to participate in an online Chaitanya Caritamrta contest (CCC-2020).
Part one of the contest consisting of Adi-lila has already been successful wherein nearly 400 devotees from all over the word (India, UAE, Australia, USA, Canada, Qatar etc) participated. The contest was conducted online on May 3rd, 2020, based on the verses & translations of all the seventeen chapters of Adi-lila and/or lecture series by Krishnadhan Das on ISKCON Nasik's official Facebook page Iskcon Nashik - Sri Sri Radha Madan Gopal Temple (official).
The participants expressed great joy to be able to spent their quarantine time in such wonderful way, reading Chaitanya Caritamrta. It reminded them of how Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appeared to illuminate the whole world on the dark night of full lunar eclipse.
On their requests, Krishnadhan Das and Gokul Mahajan Das are planning to conduct similar contest tentatively on the 21st of June for Chaitanya Caritamrta Madhya-lila, details of which will be made available on ISKCON Nasik's official Facebook page.
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