Arrival and Bhoga Collection in Siliguri
Monday-Tuesday, 29-30 April 2019,
Photographs courtesy of Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj
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."
Devotees thronging to take the holy darshan of His Divine Grace.
Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu.
A sweet and auspicious lamp offering at the living quarters at the temple.
The next day...
Two buildings comprise the temple in Siliguri:
the temple itself and the kitchen/Sevak Bhavan quarters just across the
In the morning, His Divine Grace takes a group of devotees to the local market to collect bhoga for the temple's, Deities' and the devotees' service, as well as the eternal benefit of the fortunate sellers.
His Divine Grace purchases clay pots for the auspicious decoration and offering at the temple.
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