Preaching Programmes in Hooghly

Sunday, 24 February 2019,
Hooghly District, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sri Gauranga Prabhu (Brazil)

 

 

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."

prati ghare ghare giya koro ei bhiksa
'bala krsna, bhaja krsna, kara krsna-siksa'

[Mahaprabhu:] "Go house to house and beg people, 'Chant the Name of Krishna, worship Krishna, follow Krishna's teachings.'"

(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata, Madhya-khanda, 13.9)

"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 nama
vaisnavera uchchhista tahe 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."

 

 


 


Morning bhoga offering.

 


Sripad Ashok Prabhu.

 


During the morning programme.

 


 


After honouring prasadam, His Divine Grace sets off for the next programme with Nagar sankirtan.

 


 


 


A plate for an auspicious welcome.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Arriving at the noon programme.

 


 


Holy asan for Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur whose divine appearance day is observed on this day.

 


 


 


Sripad Bhakti Nandan Sadhu Maharaj.

 


His Divine Grace offers a garland to Srila Prabhupad's picture.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Sripad Paramarthik Maharaj is giving arati to Srila Prabhupad.

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


On the way to the evening programme.

 

 


Sri Ramanuja Prabhu

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 

 

 

 

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