Sri Tarakeswar Temple
Inauguration—Newspaper Coverage

27 February 2017


Inauguration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswati Math Temple

Newspaper personal reporter, Tarakeswar: On Sunday, there was an auspicious inauguration of a temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Bhanjupur village, Tarakeswar, Hooghly. Several thousand people gathered in the compound of the temple on this occasion. The acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip Dham, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, was also present, and among special guests of the festival was Swapan Debnath, a minister of West Bengal. On this day, the devotees gathered at the temple from early morning (moreover, devotees from far away places had been arriving at the Temple from Saturday). Early in the morning, the devotees chanted songs performing Nama sankirtan. Almost eighteen thousand devotees took prasad. Some foreign devotees could also be seen on this day engaged in kirtan. It was mentioned that the mission has branches all over the world, and there are now 138 branches, including this branch in Tarakeswar. In the temple there were installed the Deities of Radha Krishna and the Deity of Sri Chaitanya. During the class it was said that the main purpose of the temple is to bring peace and happiness to the families. For this reason, the foreign devotees also come and celebrate alongside with the local people.


Inauguration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Temple in Tarakeswar

Amit Chaudari, Hooghly, 26 February, reports: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, has inaugurated a temple in Tarakeswar. Minister Swapan Debnath also came to Bhanjipur village to this grand temple.

Among the invited guests were ministers Tapan Dasgupta, Asima Patra, Becharam Manna, local legislator Rachpal Singh and others. The ceremony began early in the morning on Sunday. Amidst holy discussions, chanting mantras and devotional speeches Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj opened the gates of the temple. Maharaj says, "I have been coming to Tarakeswar for fifteen years—everybody gave donation, but they did not know much about the Holy Name, that is why this 138th branch was opened in Tarakeswar.

"Besides branches in India, we have branches in China, America, Bangladesh and other countries. Eighteen thousands devotees took prasad, and over a hundred foreign citizens joined the festival."





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