Festival at Sri Hapaniya Dham
Monday, 25 March 2019,
Hapaniya, Katwa district, West Bengal
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."
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."
Above and below: potato collection is continuing.
Serene environment of Sripat Hapaniya Dham (a field very near the temple area).
Lord Siva whom Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj worshipped in his childhood, bringing and offering Ganges water with a lotus flower every day.
This small nat mandir is built in remembrance of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's pastime of sankirtan: as a little boy, His Divine Grace would start sankirtan with his little friends.
Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath jiu whose divine installation day is observed today.
Sripad Bhakti Purna Srauti Maharaj, the all-rounder single-handed manager and servitor of the temple.
The lotus feet of His Divine Grace Sri Gurupadpadma Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the abode of all perfection.
His Divine Grace is talking to Sripad Tarok Prabhu, who tirelessly helps
in various services at the temple and cultivation of the lands.
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival 2019:
DAY 1 |
DAY 2 |
DAY 3 |
Sri Gaura Purnima, morning |
Sri Gaura Purnima, evening |
Sripat Hapaniya Dham
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