Adhivas of the Disappearance Festival of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Monday, 15 April 2019,
Hooghly 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."
gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam
"I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most
cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev’s
associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable
and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami
Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused
with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the
giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord."
jayatam suratau pangor mama manda-mater gati
All glory to the merciful Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan! Though I am lame and
wicked, They are my sole shelter, and Their lotus feet are everything to
His Divine Grace gives the list of Ekadasis for the current year to the newly initiated devotee.
Meanwhile, many devotees are busy with the services at the kitchen area.
In the afternoon, devotees jointly decorate the holy Vyasa Asan of Srila Govinda Maharaj for the festival.
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