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Sridhara Maharaja came to visit Prabhupada

Yadubara : In Mayapur in 1974 or '75, Prabhupada's god-brother Sridhara Maharaja came to visit Prabhupada at the ISKCON Chandrodaya Mandir. When Prabhupada heard that Sridhara Maharaja had arrived, he immediately left his room and went down three flights of stairs to greet him. Sridhara Maharaja was old and weak and had to be carried upstairs.

In Prabhupada's room, the two of them had an affectionate, close, intimate discussion. Then out of ecstasy, Sridhara Swami started leading a kirtana, singing, "Haribol," wonderfully. He jumped out of his chair, and as he got up, everybody got up and started dancing.

In an old Vyasa-puja book there is a black-and-white picture from that time, showing Srila Prabhupada and the devotees dancing in Prabhupada's room. Their meeting was very wonderful.

Reference: SP Remembrance by Siddhanta Dasa