Recently, on July 2nd, we took advantage of the presence of the international devotees and put up a drama for the Sunday Program. There was a time when we used to enact dramas every Sunday for the weekly programs. But we haven’t been doing them because of a lack of manpower.
The Ratha Yātrā festival had brought many devotees from our temples, especially from China, India and the Philippines. We had our old drama team back with Prahlād Bhakta Prabhu and Vraja Kiśora Prabhu, along with Nimāi Nitāi Prabhu — perfect time for a drama.
This drama depicted a very dramatic pastime of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, a great Ācārya of the Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava Sampradāya. It was a real-life incident that happened in the year 1872. Set in the British era of India, the drama depicts how Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura was determined to propagate the pure cult of bhakti and weed out the unscrupulous activities of imposters posing either as devotees or God Himself.
In this drama, we shall see that due to his pure love for the Supreme Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa, he exhibited an uncommon determination to put an end to the nefarious activities of a great evil mystic by the name Bisakisen.