Grand Festival at Sri Ekachakra Dham (Day One)
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
Birbhum, 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."
nitai gunamani amara nitai gunamani
aniya premera vanya bhasala avani
Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, my Nitai, the jewel of all good
qualities, brought a flood of divine love and inundated the earth.
Morning arati of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.
Two Ashok Prabhus at the front, leading the kirtan.
The morning kirtans and class.
His Divine Grace bestows mercy upon the assembled Western devotees and speaks to them in the late morning in English at the veranda.
Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj, Rohini Kumar Prabhu, Suddha Krishna Prabhu, and Rasaraj Prabhu.
Ananda Moy Prabhu
In the afternoon, more and more devotees arrive. Pictures is a large group from Uluberia.
Suvasini Devi Dasi and Suddha Krishna Prabhu serving at the book room.
At the evening arati.
Last painting works before the festival.
Temple and Tulasi Devi parikrama.
Tubs of potato subji and sago awaiting to be served to the devotees.
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