As on all previous days, the Parikrama is started at the samadhi mandir
of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
The Parikrama party stops here to offer dandavat pranams at the resting place
of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.
The local devotees distributed sweets to the
The first stop is Sri Samudragad, where King Samudra Sen had the vision of
Krishna and Gauranga
at the time of the imminent battle against
When the devotees came to the place, it began to rain and everyone had to
scatter in search for shelter.
Fortunately, the rain did not last long.
After the glories of the place were recited, sung, and told,
Parikrama continued even more joyfully and briskly, perked up by the chill
of the rainy morning.
The next stop is the temple of Gaura Gadadhar of Dvija Vaninath in Sri Champa
where Srila Jayadev Goswami would also write his books.
It continued drizzling for a while and all the devotees crowded inside the
pandal and the temple.
After the class and kirtans, the morning prasadam was served here and by the
time everyone had finished
honouring it, the sky cleared up and everybody
happily continued their way.
On the way, the Party stops at Sri Radha Kunda where His Divine Grace sings a
and chants from Sri Nabadwip-dham-mahatmya.
The next stop is Vidya Nagar, the place where the Lord holds all the Vedas in
His form as Matsya (fish incarnation). Many great personalities came here to
receive knowledge. At the time of Kali-yuga, Brihaspati, the heavenly Guru,
descended as Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya and started his school at this
place, waiting for Mahaprabhu to come. Nimai would often come to this place
to play tricks and challenge the pupils of Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya.
The Deities worshipped there.
Madhavendra Puri Prabhu, his sister Krishna Mohini Devi Dasi of Colombia, and
Ananya Bhakti Devi Dasi of Russia.
The next place is Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's house.
Sri Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math established by Bhagavan Srila Bhakti
Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur.
The temple of Sri Saranga Murari where Sri Sri Gaura Gadadhar are
Next stop—a grove where prasadam is served to all.
Tilak Krishna Prabhu is summoning the Western devotees to gather for prasad
A brief stop at Jahnudwip. Sripad Tyagi Maharaj spoke of the glories of the
The final stop is the birthplace of Sri Vrindavan Das Thakur, the Vedavyas of
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj concluded the Parikrama
here with two songs written by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and included in the
Bengali Gaudiya Gitanjali.
After this, the devotees return home, by some transport or with the
Thus finishes the four-day Parikrama of Sri Nabadwip