PHOTOGRAPHS 2019

 

JANUARY

 

1 January 2019 | 6 photographs, 0.5 Mb
Visiting Kadigachha Temple
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the temple in Kadigachha and supervises the rapid progress of the finishing construction of Lord Siva's temple.

 

 

1 January 2019 | 11 photographs, 1.4 Mb
Glimpse of Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sharing photographs taken this afternoon around the serene surroundings of the temple of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Ekachakra Dham.

 

 

3 January 2019 | 10 photographs, 1 Mb
Preaching in Vijayawada (Day One)
After quite a few years, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj travels again to Andhra Pradesh (South India) on a preaching tour in the company of Their Holinesses Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj, Sripad B.V. Muni Maharaj, Sripad B.A. Paramarthik Maharaj and a few accompanying servitors. Sharing photographs from the first evening programme hosted by Sripad Venkata Krishna Prabhu.

 

4 January 2019 | 39 photographs, 3.5 Mb
Preaching in Mangalagiri (Day Two)
In the afternoon on the second day, devotees take His Divine Grace to Mangalagiri, about twenty-five kilometres to the south-west of Vijayawada to visit the temples of Lord Nrisinghadev and Sriman Mahaprabhu.

 

4 January 2019 | 24 photographs, 1.8 Mb
Evening Programme (Day Two)
The second day of the South Indian finishes with arati, kirtans, and a lively evening class at the house of Sri Padmavati Devi Dasi.

 

 

5 January 2019 | 35 photographs, 3.2 Mb
Visiting Sri Godavari (Kovvur) (Day Three)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Ramananda Gaudiya Math and the holy bank of Sri Godavari River on the third day of his South Indian preaching tour. There, His Divine Grace graces the fortunate souls with the extensive narrations of exclusive pastimes of Raya Ramananda and Sriman Mahaprabhu.

 

6 January 2019 | 15 photographs, 1.4 Mb
Morning in Vijayawada (Day Four)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives first and second initiations and after prasadam leaves for the next city scheduled for his South Indian tour.

 

 

6 January 2019 | 26 photographs, 2 Mb
Arriving in Masulipatnam (Day Four)
His Divine Grace arrives in Masulipatnam and continues the preaching tour with the incessant merciful flow of Hari-katha and sankirtan, carrying the victorious banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math door to door, heart to heart: "As long as I have life in this body, I will go door to door telling, 'Krsna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai. I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Krishna'! Come, come for Nabadwip Dham parikrama in the association of devotees!"

 

8 January 2019 | 17 photographs, 1 Mb
Last Programme in Vijayawada (Day Six)
Photographs taken during the last day of the South Indian tour: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits devotees' home with sankirtan and gives the last evening class at the house of Srivas Prabhu before going back to West Bengal.

 

11 January 2019 | 19 photographs, 1.5 Mb
Arrival at Sri Ganga Sagar Math
Tirelessly continuing the preaching programmes, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj sets off for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Ganga Sagar to observe the Deity installation festival. The devotees in Ganga Sagar have the joy of having His Divine Grace's darshan and association mostly only once a year, so this visit has been long awaited.

 

11 January 2019 | 38 photographs, 3.2 Mb
Sri Ganga Sagar Anniversary Mahotsav
Photographs from the festival in Sri Ganga Sagar Math observed at the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in honour of the fourth anniversary of the temple inauguration: kirtans, class, arati and prasad-seva are among the many services devotees take part in on this auspicious day, a few devotees also receive first and second initiations.

 

18 January 2019 | 16 photographs, 1.4 Mb
Preaching in Sundarpur
Honouring the invitation of the devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Sundarpur (Murshidabad district) to preach to the devotees and friends of the community and give several initiations to new devotees.

 

18 January 2019 | 5 photographs, 0.4 Mb
Arriving In Sri Ekachakra Dham
After Sundarpur, Sri Gurupadpadma travels to Sri Ekachakra Dham, a little further to the north. Arriving rather late in the evening, His Divine Grace takes the darshan of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu and gives evening class before retiring to rest.

 

19 January 2019 | 28 photographs, 2.2 Mb
Preaching Day: Ekachakra—Ishwarpur—Bolpur
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj sets off from Sri Ekachakra Dham in the morning to attend further preaching programmes organised by the devotees in Ishwarpur and Bolpur, about 40 km and 60 km to the south of Sri Ekachakra Dham, respectively. His Divine Grace went there last time a year ago, so the devotees are overjoyed to have the darshan of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace and hear his Hari-katha.

 

20 January 2019 | 10 photographs, 1 Mb
Preaching Programme in Bolpur
Continuing the preaching programmes, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a large noon programme in Bolpur before returning to Kolkata.

 

 

30-31 January 2019 | 31 photographs, 2.6 Mb
News from Kadigachha and Rice Collection
After a brief visit to the temples in Sri Nrisingha Palli and Kadigachha, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj commences the annual rice collection at the rice mills in West Bengal for the upcoming festivals.

 

FEBRUARY

 

1 February 2019 | 14 photographs, 1 Mb
Rice Collection
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the annual rice collection for the upcoming festivals in Sri Ekachakra Dham and Sri Nabadwip Dham.

 

 

2 February 2019 | 11 photographs, 0.8 Mb
Rice Collection
Pictures taken during the third day of the annual rice collection for the upcoming festivals, as well the evening class of His Divine Grace.

 

 

3 February 2019 | 12 photographs, 0.7 Mb
Rice Collection
More photographs from the rice collection: His Divine Grace spends all Sunday travelling mill to mill collecting rice the upcoming festivals and preaching.

 

 

4 February 2019 | 26 photographs, 1.8 Mb
Rice Collection
Photographs from the last day of rice collection: having approached dozens of rice mill managers and owners every day, preaching to them the conception of Sriman Mahaprabhu and inviting them for Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama—manifesting thus in this world his divine preaching and inconceivable pastimes, in five days His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj collects nearly four tons of rice for the temples of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the coming year. Fortunate are the devotees who participate and witness these pastimes.

 

 

5 February 2019 | 63 photographs, 3.1 Mb
"Kartika": Photography Exhibition
Sharing photographs taken during a photography exhibition held by the devotees in Caracas at the Celarg Foundation (House of Latin American Studies Rómulo Gallegos) on behalf of the Krishna Consciousness Foundation and the Embassy of India in Venezuela.

 

 

9-11 February 2019 | 67 photographs, 4.9 Mb
Potato Collection in Tarakeshwar
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive collection for Sri Gaura Purnima festival: this time, Sri Gurupadpadma travels throughout Tarakeshwar area collecting potato from devotees and farmers, as well as preaching extensively and extending heart-felt invitations to Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama: "Radha Krishna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai—I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Radha Krishna'!"

 

14 February 2019 | 32 photographs, 1.9 Mb
Arriving in Sri Ekachakra Dham
At long last, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives in Sri Ekachakra Dham bringing devotees for the annual festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day. To participate and witness the innumerable services and devotional programmes at this very special place, devotees start flocking from all over the world.

 

15 February 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.4 Mb
From Sri Ekachakra Dham
The day before the beginning of the festival is filled with service: devotees clean the Temple and Smriti Kunja buildings, cook, set rooms and welcome the fortunate devotees coming for Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's festival as His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives morning and evening classes and goes out for collection in the afternoon.

 

16 February 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.4 Mb
Auspicious Morning in Sri Ekachakra Dham
Photographs from a very special morning in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat: our family is rejoicing at seeing three new generals taking up the vows and order of renounced life to dedicate their holy lives to the service of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma. With joy and hopeful pride, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj confers sannyas order onto Rohini Nandan Prabhu (Venezuela), Vesudev Krishna Prabhu (India/Malaysia), and Vraja Kishor Prabhu (Venezuela/UK).

 

16 February 2019 | 36 photographs, 2.7 Mb
Evening Programme in Sri Ekachakra Dham
Photographs taken during the evening programme: with most of the devotees having arrived from all corners of India, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is quite pleased with the grand attendance of the festival.

 

18 February 2019 | 31 photographs, 3.2 Mb
Evening Programme in Sri Ekachakra Dham
Photographs taken during the evening arati of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu and the class of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj during which His Divine Grace gives final guidance on proper practice of Krishna consciousness for the devotees to keep it in their hearts while serving at their homes.

 

19 February 2019 | 15 photographs, 1 Mb
Returning from Sri Ekachakra Dham
Leaving Sri Ekachakra Dham, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sripat Hapaniya Dham, Kalna Temple, Nrisingha Palli, and Kagidachha before returning to Kolkata to resume the village preaching and bhoga collection.

 

20 February 2019 | 29 photographs, 1.3 Mb
Preaching Programme in Begampur
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues his tireless non-stop preaching and sets off on a week-long preaching tour around West Bengal, "Preaching is our life, when devotees call and invite me to preach, I cannot refuse, I have to go."

 

21 February 2019 | 52 photographs, 3.4 Mb
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
Photographs from the second day of the preaching programmes that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends carrying the all-victorious banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to every heart and house.

 

22 February 2019 | 47 photographs, 3.7 Mb
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
Third day of the Hooghly preaching passes in an incessant flow of Hari-katha: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends several preaching programmes, gives initiations and bestows his supremely purifying association onto the fortunate souls.

 

23 February 2019 | 43 photographs, 2.6 Mb
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
Sharing photographs from the fourth day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's extensive preaching programmes in the Hooghly district, West Bengal.

 

24 February 2019 | 22 photographs, 1.6 Mb
Srila Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day: Kolkata
Following the order of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees celebrate the holy appearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur at the Dum Dum Park temple in Kolkata.

 

24 February 2019 | 64 photographs, 3.8 Mb
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive preaching programme in Hooghly district (to the north of Kolkata). Sharing photographs from the fifth day.

 

 

25 February 2019 | 55 photographs, 3.8 Mb
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
Sixth day of the preaching tour: the programmes continue smooth despite thunderstorms at night. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tirelessly attend multiple programmes each day nourishing devotees and preaching the pure teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu, going house to house, heart to heart.

 

26 February 2019 | 50 photographs, 2.2 Mb
Preaching Programmes in Hooghly
Seventh day of the preaching tour: His Divine Grace attends more programmes, morning, afternoon, and evening, and spends all his time in the loving association of the fortunate devotees, nourishing and inspiring them in their practice of Krishna consciousness.

 

27 & 28 February 2019 | 41 & 23 photographs, 1.9 Mb & 1.4 Mb
Hooghly Preaching
(28 Feb. | 1.4 Mb)
Photographs from the last two days of His Divine Grace's extensive preaching in Hooghly district (to the north of Kolkata): more preaching public programmes, sankirtan, initiations, and Vaishnav seva. His Divine Grace tirelessly preaches about the conception of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and goes door to door inviting everyone for the upcoming parikrama of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Hooghly Preaching
(27 Feb. | 1.9 Mb)

 

MARCH

 

5 March 2019 | 50 photographs, 3.8 Mb
Lord Siva's Temple Inauguration in Kadigaccha
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj inaugurates a temple of Lord Siva in the quiet mileu of Kadigachha, a village in Burdwan, north-west of Kolkata, on the holy Sivaratri day. Devotees happily attend the festival of Hari-katha at the lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma and Lord Sada-Siva.

 

6 March 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.6 Mb
Vaishnav Seva in Kadigaccha
Following the inauguration of the temple of Lord Siva, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj holds an enormous Vaishnav seva distributing prasadam to hundreds and hundreds of devotees and well-wishers of the village.

 

6 March 2019 | 4 photographs, 0.3 Mb
News from Sri Ekachakra Dham
On the way from Kadigachha, His Divine Grace makes a bief stop to supervise a new construction project commenced there just recently, before heading back to the Kolkata quarters.

 

 

13 March 2019 | 10 photographs, 0.6 Mb
Preaching Programme
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a small house preaching programme preaching the conception of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and nourishing devotees' hearts.

 

14 March 2019 | 31 photographs, 4.9 Mb
From Sri Nrisingha Palli
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj supervises and directs numerous services in preparation of the temple to welcome the devotees. Devotees happily and greedily participate in any services available.

 

15 March 2019 | 61 photographs, 4.9 Mb
Preparation to Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Pictures from Thursday—morning, noon and evneing programmes, services and activities at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nrisingha Palli, in the shade of the holy lotus feet His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs and devotees.

 

16 March 2019 | 59 photographs, 3.7 Mb
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
The Adhivas (eve) of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama is spent happily with more and more devotees flocking in from various corners of the world securing the glory of the Festival. His Divine Grace lovingly welcomes everyone and gives everyone an opportunity to engage in service of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda—sravanam, kirtan, smaranam, vandanam, dasyam, sakhyam, and atma-nivedanam—according to the devotees' fortune, hankering and qualities.

 

17 March 2019 | 71 photographs, 5.8 Mb
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day One
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs carry the banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math through Godrumdwip and Madhyamdwip: Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math, Sri Samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, Hari-Hara ksetra are among the places visited.

 

18 March 2019 | 160 photographs, 12.2 Mb
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two
Sharing photographs of the second day of the Holy Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs through Antradwip and a part of Simantadwip: Srila Madhav Maharaj's Math, Nandan Acharya Bhavan, Puspa-samadhi mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, Madhai Ghat(!), Yogapith, Srivas Angan, Sri Gadadhar Pandit's house, Samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Jagannath Temple, Simantadwip.

 

19 March 2019 | 72 photographs, 6.2 Mb
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Three
Sharing photographs of the third day of the Holy Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs through Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, and Sri Modadrumadwip: Sri Samudra ghat, Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir (Champahatti), Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's house, the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari, place where Mahaprabhu performed kirtan(!), and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place.

 

20 March 2019 | 69 photographs, 4.8 Mb
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
Sharing photographs of the fourth day of the Holy Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs through Sri Koladwip: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Buroraj Siva temple, Prauddha Maya Devi's temple, Sri Vishnupriya Devi's house, the samadhi mandir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.

 

21 March 2019 | 49 photographs, 3 Mb
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Morning
Photographs from the morning programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nrisingha Palli: morning arati, initiations, and noon lectures by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj, and Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj.

 

21 March 2019 | 52 photographs, 3.5 Mb
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Evening
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the grand annual festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance in the company of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj, Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj and many other dignitary Vaishnavs, devotees and guests. The programme starts at 4 p.m. and ends with anukalpa prasad distribution at 9 p.m. onwards.

 

22 March 2019 | 24 photographs, 1.6 Mb
Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
The grand Festival of Sri Gaura Purnima concludes with the traditional Sri Visva Vaishnava Raja Sabha where all the assembled leading Vaishnavs extol the glories of Sriman Mahaprabhu, His associates, Dham and devotees.

 

 

 

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Charane Sapiya
'If you always recite this song, your ego will not come, you will not think you are a Vaishnav. You will take remnants of the Vaishnavs, prasad, and you will think always you are a fallen soul, then you will never get proud, 'Oh, I am taking the remnants!' Humility, dainyata will come.'

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