South Indian Tour: Srisailam
Tuesday, 9 July 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."
gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar
roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."
A week-long bus tour includes Kurmaksetra (Srikakulam), Simhachalam, Kovvur
(Godavari), Vijayawada (Pana Nrisinghadev and Laksmi Nrisinghadev temples),
Srisailam, Ahobilam (Temple of Nava-Nrisingha), and Tirupati.
His Divine Grace is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita.
Nimai Prabhu at his expert service.
Arriving at Sri Mallikarjuna Temple.
Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: "Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then went to
Mallikarjuna-tirtha and saw the deity of Lord Siva there. He also induced all
the people to chant the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. There he saw Lord Mahadev,
the servant of Lord Rama. Purport: Mallikarjuna is also known as Sri
Saila. It is situated about one hundred miles northeast of Karnula on the
southern bank of the Krishna River. There are great walls all around the
village, and within the walls resides the deity known as Mallikarjuna. It is
a deity of Lord Sri and is one of the Jyotir-lingas."
Continuing the journey to Ahobilam.
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