Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama:
Day Three

21 March 2016

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Devotees flooding out of the main gate of the Math...

 


...and heading towards Gauranga Setu Bridge over the holy waters of Ganges.

 


 


 


 


 


This is a view of Gora-doha, the very lake where Mahaprabhu rescued dev-sisu from Durvasa Muni's curse.

 


His Divine Grace briefly reminds of the Pastime.

 


 


Gora-doha can be seen in the background (covered by the water plants).

 


The first stop is Surabhi Kunja Temple that is now shining in its beauty as the construction, marbling, painting, etc. are all finished.

 


 


Pictured: Srila B.K. Ashram Maharaj is addressing the assembled devotees. When Sripad B.V. Avadhut Maharaj (the sevaite of the temple) spoke, the devotees got to know that not only the inauguration of the Deities is going to take place this Gaura Purnima, but also that His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj has made a significant contribution to finish the temple in time for the inauguration. His Divine Grace shyly put his finger to his mouth trying to stop Sripad Avadhut Maharaj from the praise, but it was too late—hearing Sripad Avadhut Maharaj's concluding words spoken with so much pride and heartfelt gratitude, "He is a nirmal acharya [pure teacher]," the devotees burst out cheering and rejoicing.

 


Reading from Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya.

 


The next stop is Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's bhajan kutir and temple of Gaura Gadadhar whom Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur Mahasaya worshipped.

 


Srila B.K. Ashram Maharaj, Anuradha Devi Dasi helping distribute prasadam.

 


 


Because the crowd is so overwhelming, the devotees chant the kirtan and then proceed to Hari Hara ksetra.

 


 


 


 


 


Prasad seva.

 


 


 


 


 


Sri Hari Hara Deity of Lord Siva and Vishnu.

 


 


Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj speaking at length and very graphically about the pastimes of Lord Siva related to the place.

 


 


 


 


At Suvarna-bihar temple established by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur.

 


 


 


As the devotees head to Nrisingha Palli, the last stop for this day, the sun reaches its zenith and the roads become scorching. The devotees have to run most of the way, and in the evening His Diving Grace encouraged us to see it as a test of love coming from the Lord.

 


Lord Nrisinghadev at Sri Nirisingha Palli.

 


The construction of our temple is progressing steadily and fast.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

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