Radha Damodara Vilasa is a sankirtana adventure saga tracing the history of the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy to bring the Holy Names of God to every town, village, and city street throughout the world.
In the early days of the Hare Krsna Movement in America, Sri Sri Radha Damodara were the first Deities that most people ever saw. This was because Radha Damodara did not remain confined to a temple building. Instead, since Their temple happened to be a bus, They were constantly on the move.
The readers of Radha Damodara Vilasa relive this sankirtana mood through the lives of three of Prabhupada's most influential Visnujana Swami, and Tamal Knt:la Goswami, who inaugurated the first traveling sankirtana party in the Western world.
The Radha Damodara Party was the largest traveling sankirtana army the world had ever seen, comprising six buses with numerous satellite vans and cars that crisscrossed the North American continent. They distributed millions of transcendental books and inspired other parties around the world to do the same. Appreciations for Radha Damodara Vilasa
Hari Sauri Dasa: .. .It' s a wonderful presentation, well researched and excellently written. My wife read the whole thing in four days, she couldn't put it down …. Actually you have really conveyed their (Visnujana Swami and Jayananda Dasa) pure and humble characters in a way that is in complete harmony and keeping with the spirit of their times. Thank you .. .It is a great service to the devotee community.
Ekanath Dasa (Bhaktivedanta Archives): .. .It's fantastic and very inspiring. A fabulous piece of concrete spiritual history for ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada, Visnujana Swami and Jayananda Dasa.
Dhanigha Devi Dasi: I read your book at every opportunity after I got home from traveling-couldn't put it down. I laughed deep good laughter and cried deep good tears. You were able to weave balance, symmetry, truth, and mystical insights into these stories that are an irreplaceable part of our transcendental history, lineage, and spiritual lives. You have shed more light on these wonderful Vaisnavas, and helped immensely to give us the ability to appreciate the love, truth, and inspiration they emanated during their time here with us. And they continue to do so even now. I will read it again and again. It makes me very happy.
Sarvabhauma Dasa: I am very impressed with how you have woven the glorification of two American Vaisnava legends within the historical setting of the original Radha Damodara Deities and the philosophy and preaching of the Gosvamis. You have done so in a natural, authorized way. It doesn't come off as contrived, as if you're trying to artificially link American hippie Hindu converts to the glorious Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition. Indeed you show that they are an important part of thatsame tradition. Your well chosen tidbits of philosophy add authority without becoming cumbersome. And your brevity in showing the broad Gaudiya history in a condensed way is a great achievement: you tell a lot in a minimum of words. This demonstrates both good writing and also a nice realized knowledge of that history. Thank you so much for this gift.