Sri Nrisingha Palli: Sri Vyasa Puja Adhivas Day
Friday, 13 December 2019
Nadia, West Bengal
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."
Above and below: in Kolkata, devotees are busily preparing offerings for the
Deities in Sri Nrisingha Palli.
Last touches of the painting works.
One of the many beautiful rooms fully ready now for the devotees to stay.
The bathrooms are now all also completed and fully equipped.
A sink and a spare common bathroom at the end of the hallway.
Devotees spend the morning decorating the nat mandir.
Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu
Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev and Prahlad Maharaj
Nimai Prabhu is checking on the bhoga stock for the festival.
His Holiness Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj with Sri Jagannath Vallabha Prabhu and Sri Ramanuja Prabhu.
On this holy day, His Divine Grace confers the holy sannyas order onto Sri Ramanuja Prabhu.
His Divine Grace explains the meaning of sannyas and gives the guidance.
His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Ujjval Sajjan Maharaj.
etam sa asthaya paratma-nistham
adhyasitam purvatamair maharsibhih
aham tarisyami duranta-param
"I shall cross over the insurmountable ocean of nescience by being firmly
fixed in the service of the lotus feet of Krishna. This was approved by the
previous acaryas, who were fixed in firm devotion to the Lord, Paramatma, the
Supreme Personality of Godhead."
Decoration service continues throughout the morning and afternoon.
Caught on camera: Sri Krishnapad Prabhu slicing the bamboo pole for the vaysa-asan in the nat mandir.
His Holiness Sripad B.T. Niriha Maharaj arriving with wall calendars and diaries for the Vaishnav seva.
His Divine Grace will present these diaries to the holy senior Vaishnavs coming to the festival.
The wall calendars will be distributed and sold among devotees during the many forthcoming preaching programmes.
Sripad Sajjan Maharaj is assigned the book room service.
During the evening arati.
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