Maha-Mahotsav at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
Saturday, 14 March 2020
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."
sri-gaura-mandala majhe hapaniya grama
yetha avatirna mora prabhu guna-dhama
"In Sri Gaura Mandal, there is a village called Hapaniya where my Lord, an
abode of all good qualities, appeared."
vandi hapaniya grama maha-tirtha-vadhi
vandi prabhu sri-upendra-chandra-dayambudhi
"I offer my obeisance to Sri Hapaniya village, this grand place of
pilgrimage. I offer my obeisance to the unlimitedly merciful Sri Upendra
Sripad Niriha Maharaj chanting kirtans in glorification of Sripat Hapaniya Dham and Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath jiu.
His Divine Grace starts sankirtan.
At the small temple of Lord Siva beside the temple.
Sripad Tarok Krishna Prabhu happily welcomes Vaishnavs and devotees.
The Deity of Lord Siva worshipped by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's family. Srila Guru Maharaj would every day go to the Ganges and bring a lotus flower for Lord Siva.
Sri Gurupadpadma chants kirtan and speaks about the significance of this temple.
The holy temple in Sripat Hapaniya Dham.
Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath jiu. This day marks the installation day of Their Lordships.
His Divine Grace checks on the cows and feeds some of them.
Sripad Bhakti Purna Srauti Maharaj, the all-rounder manager of the temple—the pujari, the cook, the sevak.
Sripad Shanta Maharaj translates Srila Acharya Maharaj's speech (English) into Bengali.
Srila Ashram Maharaj speaking in Spanish.
His Divine Grace takes a walk to the kitchen quarters to check on the preparations.
His Divine Grace personally comes to check on the devotees and makes sure everybody is served prasadam nicely.
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