Listening to sublime music can be a heavenly experience, especially if it is purely devotional. Simple songs in soulful language, expressing love for God are great legacy of India’s Bhakti movement. Bhajan singing, a traditional method of singing the songs of the great saints of the Bhakti movement while invoking the divine can have tremendous stress-removing benefits.
Keeping the above view in mind few enthusiastic ladies of BSKB Association came together to start Gokula Bhajana Mandali eleven years ago. Since then they have never looked back, increasing both in strength and the number of performances extending even to ‘Mane Maneyalli Bhajane’ (Bhajans in every house), rendering Bhajans in the famous temple festivals, Ganesh Festivals, Navaratri & Ayyappa festivals etc.
The Mandali got registered with the TTD Dasa Sahitya Project in September 2011. Since then, as per their norms keeping the record of the performances rendered and with the divine blessings of Lord Sri Gopalakrishna, Mandali has rendered around 267 performances so far at various places.
The Bhajana Mandali is well known in and around Mumbai and suburbs and it gets invitation to perform at various auspicious events.
Gokula Bhajana Mandali actively participates in all the religious functions of Sri Krishna Temple, Gokul. Mandali also conducts Bhajana classes every Thursday. The Mandali organises Akhandha Bhajans during Sri Krishna Janmashtami, inviting well known Bhajana Mandalis in and around Mumbai. It has also nurtured Children’s Bhajan group, who perform at Gokul religious functions like Tulasi Pooja, Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Akhandha Bhajans etc.
The Bhajana Mandali has the privilege of participating in the Akhandha Bhajans at the famous Tirupati Sri Balaji Temple for 10 hours, Udupi Sri Krishna Temple for 8 hours & Kateelu Sri Durgaparameshwari Temple for 2 hours. The dedicated members of the Mandali will continue their seva to Lord Sri Gopalakrishna with more enthusiasm in the years to come.