Sri Ekachakra Dham:
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day

1 February 2015

Despite the morning bitter chill, devotees awake to happily worship Their Lordships in anticipation of
the parikrama and the festival.

Sri Guru Sri Gaura Sri Nityananda

The arati is followed by a morning class.

Listening to the glories of Sri Nitai.

Right after the class, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gave initiation to two fortunate souls.

The happy bhakta-vrinda at the cooking seva.

At about 9-10 a.m. the party starts off with a parikrama.

The first place is the kunda right behind the temple...

...followed by the tree marking the place where Lord Nitai used to play as a boy.

On the way to the birthplace of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.


Lord Siva's temple that the parents of Nitai would come to.

Lord Jagannath's temple nearby.

Returning home to the temple of Sri Guru Sri Gaura Sri Nityananda.

About an hour after the parikrama party returns, the bhog arati starts.

The joyful arati led by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Their Lordships Sri Guru Sri Gaura Sri Nityananda.

Swarupananda Prabhu Brahmachari busy in the bookroom.

Even hours after the devotees started distributing the festive prasadam devotees and guests
continue to flow in, one row being replaced immediately by another.


Every time we make a festival we call devotees because we want to present Gurudev's
conception—the jiva souls are suffering, and it is our duty to give them some relief.