News from Sri Nrisingha Palli:
Construction Progress

2-4 October, 2020
Nabadwip, 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."

 

 


 


The new land (to the right of the temple) is just down the road, a five-ten-minute's walk from the temple.

 


His Divine Grace carefully observes the works to ensure everything is done properly.

 


Everything is ready for the casting of the roof (future ceiling) of the ground floor...

 


...and the works commence.

 


 


 


 


Later on, His Divine Grace and Sripad Niriha Maharaj go up to the roof to check if the roof/ceiling was casted well.

 


 


 


 


 

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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