Sri Ganga Sagar Anniversary Mahotsav

Saturday, 12 January 2019
Ganga Sagar, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of
Sri Vasudev Krishna Prabhu and
Sri Purna Prajna Prabhu

 

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
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-dhulitahe mora snana-keli
tarpana mora vaisnavera nama
vaisnavera uchchhistatahe mora mano-nistha
vaisnavera namete ullasa

"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 power."

 

 


The front of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Sri Ganga Sagar.

 


 


Sripad Paramarthik Maharaj is preparing the yajna for the devotees who receive second initiation.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


...meanwhile in the kitchen.

 


 


 


 

NOON ARATI


 


 


 


Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Gandharva Govinda Sundar.

 

SRI PRASAD SEVA


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


During the evening class.

 


 


 


 

 

 

 

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