Auspicious Arrival in Kolkata

Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Dum Dum Park Sevak Bhavan, Kolkata, 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."

 

 


By the divine grace of Srila Gurupadpadma, devotees are now graced with an opportunity to serve Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.

 


Sripad Bhakti Ujjval Sajjan Maharaj offering first arati to Their Lordships.

 


Sripad Bhakti Nandan Sadhu Maharaj and Sri Vishnu Prabhu (Singapore) chant at the arati.

 


Ever happy and enthusiastic in service life, Sri Krishna Sundari Devi Dasi (Australia) and Sri Vishnu Prabhu have lovingly made a special offering for Their Lordships.

 

"Worshipping Deities, dressing Deities, washing the temple are services to the Deities. However, the main service in Deity worship is cooking. If you cook timely and nicely and feed Krishna, He becomes happy. 'Trpta haye khaya Krishna Yasoda-bhavane. Krishna happily eats at the house of Mother Yasoda.' If you cook anyhow just to get free from the chore—some preparation has too much salt, some preparation has too little salt, something got scorched, something has less spices, etc.—the Lord will not be satisfied eating such cooking. When you cook well, then every morsel will be relishable. Cooking service is an extremely important service. You must pour out your mind, your soul into cooking bhoga of the Lord—cooking should be done privately, secretly, nobody should see it. It is necessary to immerse yourself into such meditation, into such service."

From Guidance 4, by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

 

 

 

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