Sri Ratha Yatra Festival is Coming

Sri Nabadwip Dham, India
12 July 2015

 

It is coming very close to the beginning of Sri Ratha Yatra pilgrimage and the devotees, excited to have the darshan of His Divine Grace and to be joining the festival, are beginning to come to the Math here in Nabadwip from all over India.

 


As the rains paused, the workers hurry to resume the marbling.

 


 


 


 


The morning parikrama around Sri Govinda Kunda.

 


 


Sri Giriraj, Sriman Mahaprabhu and Their Lordships' servitor: Atulananda Prabhu Brahmachari.

 


 


Devotees just arrived and are waiting to be taken to their rooms.

 


In the meantime, the devotees return to the main temples' compound and continue parikrama around the temples.

 


Sri Acharya Bhavan, the veranda and bhajan kutir of His Divine Grace
Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

 


Their Lordships, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundar Jiu (and Manas Krishna Prabhu, to the left,
doing the morning service at the temple).

 


 


 


 


 


The lush creeping tree nourished by the rains.

 


The rare area of the temple compound.

 


The morning parikrama ends at the lotus feet of Srimati Tulasi Devi.

 


Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, the preaching bus Deities.

 


Shortly after the morning arati, devotees gather for further morning service: the garland making team (clockwise): Shyama Gauri Devi Dasi (on the right), Yadu Gopal Prabhu, Anuradha Devi Dasi, Aditinandan Prabhu.

 


Morning kirtans.

 


 


In the meantime, for the deer it is time for breakfast.

 


 


The calves' quarters.

 


Fresh grass and leaves for the cows.

 


 


 


 


The pavement is finished in the main areas: near the drinking water place...

 


...around the tree in the small courtyard in front of Srila Guru Maharaj's bhajan kutir...

 


...next to the previous office (above and below)...


 


The recently planted jasmine trees are growing nicely.

 


 


The area just to the right of the main gate.

 


"Hari bol! Hari bol!" Perhaps one of the happiest servitors of the Math: Kasinath Prabhu.

 

 

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