Parikrama to Sri Jaipur
Monday, 4 November 2019
Jaipur, Uttar Pradesh
Photographs courtesy of Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj
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."
tirtha-phala sadhu-sanga, sadhu-sange antaranga,
yatha sadhu, tatha tirtha, sthira kari’ nija-chitta,
sadhu-sanga kara nirantara
The result of visiting a place of pilgrimage is sadhu-sanga (pure devotees’
association) and being drawn to the exclusive service of Sri Krishna. A place
of pilgrimage is where a sadhu (pure devotee) is. Always keep the association
of pure devotees and firmly fix your mind by such association.
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."
The temple of Sri Govindaji is marked on the right, the temple of Sri
Gopinath on the left.
Sripad Vishnu Das Prabhu (in the center), the host of the Jaipur visit, is
welcoming Sri Gurupadpadma and the devotees to Jaipur.
The grand temple of Sri Govindaji.
As the hall is quite crowded, devotees pay their obeisance from afar and continue their way to the temple of Sri Gopinath.
Sri Sri Radha Gopinathjiu, the holy prayojana-tattva (the goal) Deity
of Gaudiya line. His Divine Grace says, "They are the Deities of sambandha tattva, abhidheya
tattva, prayojana tattva. First is Madan Mohan, sambandha tattva,
then abhidheya tattva, Govinda, and then prayojana tattva,
Gopinath. Sanatan Goswami served Madan Mohanji, Rupa Goswami served
Govindaji, and Madhu Pandit served Gopinathji."
During the evening programme arranged and hosted by Sripad Vishnu Das
Devotees honouring prasadam. Sripad Nimai Prabhu is caught in the
picture in the middle—he has been tirelessly cooking for the devotees
throughout the tour.
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