Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Day One
Sunday, 17 March 2019,
Godrumdwip, Nadia, West Bengal
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
"Nrsimha is here, Nrsimha is there—Nrsimha is wherever I go.
Nrsimha is outside, Nrsimha is within my heart. I am surrendered unto that
primeval Lord Nrsimha."
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed a half-man,
half-lion form! All glory to You! You ripped apart the bee-like body of
Hiranyakasipu with the amazingly sharp nails of Your beautiful lotus hands.
vaisnavera pada-dhuli tahe mora snana-keli
tarpana mora vaisnavera nama
vaisnavera uchchhista tahe mora mano-nistha
vaisnavera namete ullasa
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs'
name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of
Vaishnavs, and I am elated at the name of Vaishnavs."
gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna
"If the Ganges touches someone, they are purified some time later; but one
becomes purified just by seeing you, O Vaishnava Thakur. Such is your power."
Holy mangal arati
His Divine Grace distributed white caps to all the devotees
to make it easier for everyone to recognise their Parikrama Party.
Taking leave of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev, the parikrama starts
immediately after the two magala aratis.
A beautiful view captured by Sri Mathuranath Prabhu.
The first stop: visram-sthali (resting place) of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Devotees pay obeisance here and continue their way
Arriving at Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math, established by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad
The sevak of the temple offers a garland to Srila Acharya Maharaj.
Proceeding to the next stop—the samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur.
Grand and glorious Sri Surabhi-kunja Math—the place where Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur wrote many scriptures and started holding Nama-hatta programmes.
Sripad Avadhut Maharaj, the affectionate manager of the Math, is preparing an asan for the arrived dignitaries.
At Sri Hari-Hara Ksetra.
Returning to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
His Divine Grace supervises the prasad distribution.
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival 2019:
DAY 1 |
DAY 2 |
DAY 3 |
Sri Gaura Purnima, morning |
Sri Gaura Purnima, evening |
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