Arrival at Sri Ganga Sagar Math
Friday, 11 January 2019
Ganga Sagar, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of
Sri Vasudev Krishna Prabhu and
Sri Purna Prajna Prabhu
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
"Prana achhe yara, sei hetu prachara (প্রাণ আছে যার সেই হেতু প্রচার):
as long as you have life in the body, you must preach."
|vaisnavera pada-dhuli||tahe mora snana-keli
|tarpana mora vaisnavera
|vaisnavera uchchhista||tahe mora
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs'
name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of
Vaishnavs, and I am elated at the name of Vaishnavs."
gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna
"If the Ganges touches someone, they are purified some time later; but one
becomes purified just by seeing you, O Vaishnava Thakur. Such is your
Waiting for the ferry to cross the Hooghly River and get to the Sagar Island.
Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Gandharva Govinda Sundar.
There is a temple of Lord Siva, Sri Gangadhar, within the temple compound.
Nandi, the holy carrier of Lord Siva.
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