Prime Festival

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Morning class, Sri Nrisingha Palli
2 March 2020, part 2

 

Actually, the duty of the preaching party is to tell everyone about Sri Nabadwip pracharani—the glorification of Sri Nabadwip Dham.

শ্রীগৌড়মণ্ডলভূমি, যেবা জানে চিন্তামণি,
তার হয় ব্রজভূমি বাস ।

sri-gauda-mandala-bhumi yeba jane chintamani
tara haya vraja-bhume vasa

"Those who always think about Sri Nabadwip Dham, reside in Sri Vrindavan."

Vrindavan's area is forty-eight crosh, but Nabadwip's area is more than that. Nabadwip, Gaura Mandal includes even Ramakeli (Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu's place), Kalna, etc. so many places. This is how Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur preached about Sri Nabadwip Dham. Those who know Sri Gaura Mandal, think that they are living in Sri Dham Vrindavan, Vraja Mandal. Therefore, Sri Gaura Mandal is non-different from Sri Vraja Mandal.

You all know that Sri Krishna took Srimati Radharani's bhav and kanti (heart and halo) and became Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Many of you also have heard also about Gadadhar Pandit. Who is he? We hear that Gadadhar Pandit is Radharani, but then how can Gauranga be Radha-Krishna combined? Krishna took the heart and halo of Radharani, and Gadadhar is the incarnation of the remainder of Srimati Radharani.

Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj preferred to live and lived in Sri Nabadwip Dham. That is why we try to do something for Sri Nabadwip, Gaura Mandal, Sri Nabadwip Dham.

This festival is called the prime festival. We make this festival every year, and Gurudev always told me, "When you make any invitation cards, you can write the secretary's name or your name, but at Gaura Purnima time, I will be inviting everybody myself." The acharya of the mission will invite everybody for Gaura Purnima. Also, Gurudev wrote a very nice poem, you can read it and see how strongly he is writing about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrima. And Gurudev told me to go door to door, come inside each door and please pull them to come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.

You have to make time. You work, work, work the whole year, but only once a year you can take a seven-day leave and take the chance to join Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 

 

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