Fifth Anniversary Festival of West London Temple
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Photographs courtesy of Saraswati Devi Dasi, Indulekha Devi Dasi
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."
"Prana achhe yara, sei hetu prachara (প্রাণ আছে যার সেই হেতু প্রচার):
as long as you have life in the body, you must preach."
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
Lavanya Mayi Devi Dasi
Shyama Mohini Devi Dasi (daughter of Vraja Mohini Devi Dasi, coming from Salt Lake City)
Sri Saraswati Devi Dasi, the worshippable manager of the temple.
Anjali Devi Dasi, Pandita Mayi Devi Dasi
Krishna Mohini Devi Dasi (from Caracas, Venezuela)
Devotees take the darshan of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj—watching one of the recent video recordings prepared by Sripad Bhakti Nandan Sadhu Maharaj.
His Divine Grace Srila Janardan Maharaj speaking to the assembled devotees.
Sripad Devashish Prabhu, the worshippable manager of the East London Temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, taking turn to speak.
Sri Saraswati Devi Dasi addressing the assembled guests and devotees.
In the meantime, devotees are busy with the cooking services.
The altar room of the Temple.
Srila Janardan Maharaj leading the noon arati.
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