Sri Hapaniya Dham:
Deity Installation Anniversary

10 March 2015


Devotees visit Sri Hapaniya Dham three times every year—at Radhastami (because it is considered nondifferent from Varshana, the birthplace of Srimati Radharani), at Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance (because it is his very birthplace), and at Gaura Purnima (the anniversary of the Deity installation). The Temple is located in quiet village surroundings, a thirty-forty-minute drive away from Sri Nabadwip Dham.


Devotees come by two buses—one for the Indian devotees, and one for the Western devotees.


The very first stop on the way to the temple, and just outside the temple, is a small nat mandir at Lord Siva's temple where Srila Guru Maharaj would first start sankirtan as a small boy in the company of his friends.



The Deity of Lord Siva that Guru Maharaj as a young boy would worship daily with lotus flowers.

The nat mandir and the Siva temple just outside the temple.

After the devotees pay their obeisance and circumambulate the temple, they make a short parikrama around
the premises, visiting a Tulasi mancha where Srila Guru Maharaj's father was taken after his demise, and also
remembering the Shanti Sarovar pond situated a little further from the place that was made
in honour of the late spouse of Srila Guru Maharaj.

Some living quarters and the prasadam hall (on the second floor).




Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj surrounded by the exalted Vaishnavs: Srila B.K. Ashram Maharaj,
Srila B.P. Janardan Maharaj, Srila B.V. Trivikram Maharaj, and Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

Right after the class, His Divine Grace walked into the kitchen area to ensure everything was ready for prasad seva.

During the bhog arati.

Small goshala behind the nat mandir.

Rana Krishna Prabhu and Krishna Kanta Prabhu at the bookstall.

Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu, whose installation anniversary everybody came to celebrate.


What did we all join the festival for? How much pleasure have you got? That will depend upon your service, upon your devotion, and upon your faith.