Parikrama of Sri Mathura District
Wednesday, 30 October 2019
Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh
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."
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
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."
Arriving at Uchagaon (Uchagram)
At the holy appearance place of Sri Lalita Devi.
Sri Deha Kunda nearby
Next stop is in Varsana where the parental house of Srimati Radharani is.
The next stop is at Sri Nandagaon (Sri Nandagram)—the Vrindavan house of Sri Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda Mayi before they moved to Gokula.
Holy Sri Pavan Sarovar
Srila Sanatan Goswamipad's holy bhajan kutir.
At the samadhi mandir of Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
The next stop is Sri Kadam Khandi near the house of Nanda Maharaj (Nanda Bhavan) in Nandagaon: "You know that after Prabhupad left his body, some problems came—Srila Sridhar Maharaj became sad and left Chaitanya Math... He went to Vrindavan to do bhajan. There, he stayed in Nanda-gram and Kadam-khandi. Kadam-khandi was the place where Srimati Radharani Herself came and cooked sweet rice for Rupa Goswami and Sanatan Goswami. Sometimes Srila Sridhar Maharaj stayed there."
The last stop is the temple of Sri Asesvar Mahadev.
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