Sri Ganga Sagar Festival (Day One)
Sunday, 12 January 2020,
Gangasagar, South 24 Parganas
Photographs courtesy of Sri Kamalendu Prabhu
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."
Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Gandharva Govinda Sundar
Lord Siva's mandir.
During the early morning programme. Sripad Rama Krishna Prabhu speaking to the assembled devotees after the morning kirtans.
A little later, His Divine Grace comes to give a morning class.
Meanwhile, the service at the kitchen is in full swing. Pictured: Sripad Nimai Prabhu at his holy service.
Sripad Sajjan Maharaj attending to the booktable service.
His Holiness Sripad Tyagi Maharaj speaking Hari-katha to the assembled devotees.
Devotees honouring prasadam of the Lordships.
Following the morning class, His Divine Grace gives several initiations to the devotees.
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