Sri Gaura Purnima Day, Morning
Thursday, 21 March 2019,
Nrisingha Palli, 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."
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."
Sripad Rama Krishna Prabhu leading the morning arati and temple
Devotees offering water to Tulasi Devi.
His Divine Grace repeatedly stresses the importance of reading, understanding
and following the rules and
regulations written at the back of the Bengal calendar.
During the morning class, Srila Acharya Maharaj also speaks extensively about
the meaning of guru-disciple relationship and stresses the importance of
sincere and simple service.
Many devotees and visitors come to the temple to leave their offerings to the
Lordships on this Holy Day.
After the class, His Divine Grace gives initiations to over forty
Sripad Niriha Maharaj taking down the names and addresses of the devotees who
Sri Gauranga Prabhu sorting out the offerings.
A place marked for the fire yajna.
Shyamali Devi Dasi (South Africa), Nimai Chandra Prabhu
Sripad Paramarthik Maharaj holding a fire yajna for the devotees who
received a second initiation.
Talking to Nimai Prabhu, the devotee in charge of cooking.
Sripad Paramarthik Maharaj, steady at his service.
Offering fruit and flowers into the fire.
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