Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two

Friday, 6 March 2020
Nadia, West Bengal

 

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
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."

gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
pranayi-bhakata-sange

"In the company of loving devotees, I shall behold all the places my Gaurasundar roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."

 

 


Holy morning arati.

 


 


 


 


 


 


His Divine Grace takes Sri Nrisinghadev's darshan and leave before setting out on the parikrama.

 


Six buses are hired to take the devotees to the ghat and, later on, back to the temple.

 


 


The Math's truck is the seventh vehicle employed for the devotees' transportation.

 


 


On the bank of the Ganges.

 


 


 


Crossing the Ganges, His Divine Grace enters Sri Antardwip (Mayapur) along with hundreds of devotees.

 


At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, established by Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.

 


The samadhi-mandir of Srila Madhav Maharaj is currently being enlarged.

 


Inside Sri Chaitanya Math: the temple servitors receive His Divine Grace affectionately and happily.

 


 


The next stop is Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan (at the samadhi mandir of Srila Bhakti Suhrid Akinchan Maharaj)—waiting for the main temple to be free (when our Math arrives, there was another temple group there).

 


Inside the mandir of Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan.

 


 


The samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

 


The samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhakti Kiran Giri Maharaj.

 


On the way to the puspa samadhi mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad (ISKCON)

 


 


 


 


Coming to Sri Madhai Ghat.

 


 


 


 


 


 


The servitors of the temple receive His Divine Grace and the devotees very warmly—with a garland, sandalwood, etc.

 


Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj is speaking on the glories of this holy place.

 


 


At Sri Yogapith, the very birthplace of Sriman Mahaprabhu

 


 

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


The very neem tree under which Nimai Visvambhar took birth

 


Sri Yogapith

 


 


 

 


The next stop is Srivas-angan, the house of Srivas Pandit.

 


 


His Divine Grace happy speaks about the glories of Srivas Pandit.

 


 


 


Coming the nearby houses of Srila Advaita Prabhu and Srila Gadadhar Pandit.

 


 


Sri Gadadhar Pandit's house.

 


 

 


Entering Akar-Math Raj Sri Chaitanya Math, the headquarters of Sri Gaudiya Mission.

 


The samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad

 


 


The main temple of Sri Chaitanya Math

 


The samadhi mandir of Srila Gaura Kisor Da Babaji Maharaj

 


The next stop is the samadhi of Chand Jazu

 


 


 


Devotees honouring anukalpa prasadam.

 


At Sri Jagannath Mandir

 

 


 


 


 


The final stop for the day is Sri Sridhar Prabhu's house (he is also knowns as Kolovecha Sridhar). This eternal holy place is visited for the first time.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 

 


 


Above and below: banana groves surrounding the house.

 


 


 


During the evening class.

 


His Divine Grace happily shows one of the two new books.

 


     
Two (Bengali) new publications from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math:
Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala and Sri Upadesh (volume 4).

 

 

 

 

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