Yamuna : During our short stay in Visakhapatnam, our party was escorted to a very great temple located seven miles from the modern city of Visakhapatnam, the beautiful temple of Sri Simhachalam. Champa [plumeria] trees were growing nicely throughout the entire compound. There was a beautiful scent filling the air, and one devotee, I believe Nanda Kumara Dasa, picked one of these lovely golden yellow flowers and handed it to Srila Prabhupada as he was standing under the banyan tree.
The photograph taken of that moment in history has been lovingly captured by our godsister Visakha Devi, and is printed on the back of the Krishna Book, where Srila Prabhupada is seen holding the flower to his beautiful face. After Srila Prabhupada smelled the flower, he commented, "This flower is the color of Lord Chaitanya, and is most loved all over India. The flower is beautiful to look at and beautiful to smell." And he carried the small saffron-gold flower between his forefinger and thumb throughout the rest of the entire morning at the temple.