Grand Preaching Programme in Bokaro
Tuesday-Wednesday, 3-4 December 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."
Auspicious and long-awaited arrival—hundreds of devotees come to welcome His Divine Grace.
Nitai Chand Prabhu, happily engaged in the book table service.
The altar room of the devotees' yatra in Bokaro.
Cooking for the massive prasadam distribution.
Sri Gurupadpadma takes several phone calls before taking prasadam.
Hundreds of villagers have come to both hear the class and honour the Lord's prasadam.
After the programme, His Divine Grace spends some time with the devotees and their families.
An article published in Prabhat Khabar, a daily Hindi newspaper
circulated throughout Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and some parts of
One more article published after the programme in one of the local Hindi
The next morning, His Divine Grace visits the house of one of the devotees in
Bokaro spending some more time with the devotees, nourishing them with
Hari-katha and nectarean guidance.
Rama Sundar Prabhu garlanding Sri Gurupadpadma.
Greatly pleased with the devotees and bestowing his blessings, His Divine Grace leaves to continue the preaching programme.
At the house of one of the devotees.
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