Sri Nrisingha Palli: Construction Progress

Monday, 11 May 2020
Nadia, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sri Amrita Krishna Prabhu (Colombia)

 

 

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."


 

 


 


The construction of the upper portion of the walls above the windows has commenced.

 


A worker is casting the supporting layer of cement atop the window openings.

 


As the cement dries, some of the temporary supporting bricks are taken out of the arches revealing their shape.

 

     

 

     
On the right: further elements of design at the front of the building have started taking shape.

 


 

     

 


 


The stairs leading onto the future roof has also been cast now.

 


 

Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:

"You all say that you will come and tolerate so many austerities wherever I am—whether I stay in a forest or in a jungle, you say you will still come. Hearing and seeing this, I get enthusiasm to do this parikrama. If you did not come, how would I feel eager to do it? I would not. You come, you tolerate all the inconveniences, many of you do not get a proper place, do not get a room, you sleep on the veranda, in the nat mandir, in different pandals, but you come to join this parikrama, and it gives me so much joy. That is why, I always feel enthusiastic, I always think how to arrange the parikrama next time, how to increase the facilities for the next time. You can see that even during the past year, more rooms were built here, the outbuilding kitchen was expanded, etc. In this way, I am trying to increase the facilities in various places, I struggle and try hard to arrange place for you to stay. To this day, I am still trying hard to do this on the order of my Gurudev."

(From Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage, Part One)

 

 

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