Published on January 10th, 2022 | by Madhudvisa dasa
George Harrison Visiting Vrindavan, The Land of Krishna In India — April 1996
In 1996 George went on his last pilgrimage to the holy land of Vrindavan, Krishna’s birthplace, in India. This video contains some rare footage of George visiting ISKCON’s Krishna Balaram temple, walking around Vrindavan and visiting Srila Prabhupada’s rooms at the historic Radha Damodar temple.
The very appropriate sound track of this video, I am Missing You, is from a record produced by George Harrison. It was written by the Indian musician Ravi Shankar and sung by his sister-in-law Lakshmi Shankar. George was very inspired by this mood, of missing Krishna, trying to find Krishna in Vrindavan.
George Harrison had a long relationship with Krishna. He and John Lennon got the first Hare Krishna mantra record produced by the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, in 1968.
From that point on George was a follower of Srila Prabhupada and a devotee of Krishna.