Sri Govardhan Parikrama Adhivas

Sunday, 27 October 2019
Govardhan, Uttar Pradesh
Photographs courtesy of Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj

 

 

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."

pramada-madana-lilah kandare kandare te
rachayati nava-yunor dvandvam asminn amandam
iti kila kalanartham lagnakas tad-dvayor me
nija-nikata-nivasam dehi govardhana tvam

"O Govardhan, the Divine Couple liberally enact Pastimes of mad love in your caves. Please grant me a dwelling beside you so I can see Their Pastimes."


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."

 

 


 


 


 


 


 


His Lordship Sri Anu-Giriraj

 


 


 


Early in the morning, His Divine Grace takes a walk with the devotees to the market to collect some bhoga.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


The holy temple of Adi-Haridev

 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


Sri Brahma Kunda

 


Sri Manasi Ganga

 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


His Divine Grace says: "This place is the bhajan kutir of Srila Sanatan Goswami and also the temple of Chakleshwar Mahadev. There is Dhameshwar Mahadev, Bhuteshwar Mahadev, Gopeshwar Mahadev in Vrindavan, Gangeshwar Mahadev, Aseshwar Mahadev, there are other Mahadevs in Kamyavan, Varshana, and Nandagram, and here is Chakleshwar Mahadev. At first, when Sanatan Goswami stayed here, so many mosquitos used to disturb him. Srila Sanatan Goswami prayed to Sivji Maharaj, and Sivji Maharaj removed all moscuitos from here, then Srila Sanatan Goswami could finally do his bhajan here."

 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


The parikrama party returns in time for the evening arati.

 


 


 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


 

 

 

 

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