Sri Ekachakra Festival 2017

— : Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day : —

9 February 2017

 

 

MORNING PROGRAMME

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


After the morning class, His Divine Grace takes a walk to the kitchen and happily watches the devotees serve.

 


 


 


 


Nimai Prabhu, the cook in charge (in the picture—stirring a huge tub of rice).

 


The rice is then poured into smaller tubs and strained on a cloth (in the background).

 


Chopping cabbage with a stainless steel tumbler.

 


 


 


 

 

PARIKRAMA

 


The morning programme finishes at about 8 a.m. and devotees get one hour to prepare
for the parikrama of Sri Ekachakra Dham.

 


The first stop is at Janu Kunda, the place where Nitai played in His childhood (it is right behind our Temple). His Divine Grace tells the devotees that we do not bathe in the kunda (do not put our feet into it) but can sprinkle a few drops into our mouth and onto our heads and take some water from the kunda home.

 


 


In less than a minute walk away is Naripota, the place where umbilical cord of Nityananda Prabhu is buried.

 


 


Telling how Lord Nityananda Prabhu ate the food that His mother Padmavati Devi sent with Him for the field workers.

 


After that, the parikrama party comes to the birthplace of Nityananda Prabhu.

 


 


The Deity of Nitai at the birthplace of the Lord.

 


Kadam Khandi, the place where Vasudha Devi and Jahnavi Devi found Deities of Krishna and Balaram.

 


Kadam Khandi Deities.

 


 


 


 


 


The joyful kirtan on the way to Sivji Maharaj's temple.

 


 


 


Sri Sri Ekachakreswar Mandir. Srila Acharya Maharaj said that Ekachakreswar Sivji Maharaj grants
the entrance to the Dham, so we must pray to him so that he allows us to come here.

 


Entering the Jagannath Temple.

 


Their Lordships Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra.

 


At Sri Sri Bankimdev (Bankaray) temple.

 


The way back.

 


 


 


nagara bhramiya amara gaura elo ghore
gaura elo ghore amara nitai elo ghore
dhula jhari sachimata gaura kole kore
anandete bhakta-gone hari hari bole

"After parikrama of the town, Gauranga returns to His house, and Nitai also comes to the house. Dusting off His body, Sachi Mata takes Gauranga upon her lap. Out of great spiritual joy all the devotees are chanting 'Hari Hari Bol!'”

 


 


 


During the class after the parikrama.

 


Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda.

 


 


 


Bhoga arati and the noon arati.

 


 


 


 


 


 


Massive prasad distribution.

 


Srila Acharya Maharaj walks over to the kitchen to make sure all is ready and sufficient.

 


 


 


 

 

EVENING CLASS

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

EKACHAKRA FESTIVAL:   ARRIVAL  |   VARAHA DVADASI  |   APPEARANCE DAY  |   FINAL DAY  |  

 

 

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