Sri Gaura Purnima Day, Morning

Thursday, 21 March 2019,
Nrisingha Palli, West Bengal

 

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
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 parikrama.

 


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 devotees.

 


 


 


 


Sripad Niriha Maharaj taking down the names and addresses of the devotees who take initiation.

 


Sri Gauranga Prabhu sorting out the offerings.

 


 


A place marked for the fire yajna.

 


 


Shyamali Devi Dasi (South Africa), Nimai Chandra Prabhu (Venezuela/India).

 


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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