Overflowing and Grand Festival

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Kolkata—Worldwide, 28 February 2021, part 1

 

Jay Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Visva-varenya Srila Guru Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay
Om Vishnupad Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad ki jay
Rupanuga-guru-varga ki jay
Namacharya Haridas Thakur ki jay
Vrinda Devi, Tulasi Devi, Sri Bhakti Devi ki jay
Sri Shyama Kunda, Radha Kunda, Sri Giri Govardhan ki jay
Sri Mayapur Dham, Sri Nabadwip Dham, Sri Vrindavan Dham, Sri Mathura ki jay
Sri Ekachakra Dham ki jay
Jay Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda jiu ki jay
All the assembled devotees ki jay
All the worldwide devotees ki jay
All the sannyasi, brahmachari, bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Harinam sankirtan ki jay
Samagata Sri Gaura bhakta-vrinda ki jay
Nitai Gaura premanande Hari bol

I am very happy to see you all after one week. I was very busy with the festival of Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day in Sri Ekachakra Dham last week. So many devotees came to this festival—there were crowds and crowds of people. This is first time such a crowd has come since last Gaura Purnima and the beginning of the pandemic situation. Even the local government had to stop all traffic in the area because there were too many crowds. So many devotees came to Sri Ekachakra Dham to observe this day, and so many devotees also stayed at our temple.

The temple was overflooded. So many people came from all over Bengal, and outside also (Jharkhand and other areas) and stayed for four-five days joining this holy appearance day.

I came back to Dum Dum Park (Kolkata) last evening, and I had a preaching programme scheduled in Vasirhat, so I went there in the morning and came back at about four o'clock. I must go to another place for preaching tomorrow also. Anyhow, I am very happy that all devotees joined this festival, they chanted kirtan, listened to the class, took prasadam, joined the programme. So many thousands of devotees came; not just a few thousand—many thousands of devotees joined the appearance day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu this year. People overflooded the temple. This is only the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, the mercy of Gurudev.

We also went on parikrama with so many people joining us. There were no outside people during this festival—mostly devotees joined it. The number of devotees at the parikrama of Ekachakra Dham was huge, more than even at Gaura Purnima time! Yet, I am very sad because many foreign devotees could not join this parikrama and the appearance day...

Still, they made this festival in their house. I have seen some photographs from various countries—I saw devotees made some festivals, even if they made a small festival in their own house or at the temple in their country, that is their happiness...

I was very tired after the festival, and I am also a little tired today, but I meet with you all every Sunday and I do not want to miss this holy meeting with you all in zoom. That is why, I did not schedule any programmes for this evening.

 

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