News from Sri Nrisingha Palli:
13-14 October, 2020
Nabadwip, 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."
The resplendent front of the Temple, not fully painted and completed.
The domes shining in the fresh coat of paint.
The rooftop porch with hidden water tanks.
With windows and doors installed, the floor is now shining in its near
A peek into one of the bathrooms.
The new land (to the right of the temple) is just down the road, a
five-ten-minute's walk from the temple.
Preparing to cast the pillars of the second floor.
Once the pillars were cast, the workers started erecting the walls of the future rooms.
An ingenious way to mould cement bars.
While paying a brief visit recently to supervise the works, His Divine Grace takes Amrita Krishna Prabhu to the goshala and teaches him how to take care of the cows.
By the time His Divine Grace comes, the construction of the next floor has progressed further.
Lord Nrisinghadev, in the ancient temple next to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple. Whenever His Divine Grace come to Nrisingha Palli, he comes to pay obeisance to the Lord.
During the recent visit of Sri Gurupadpadma to Nrisingha Palli, Radharani Didi (on the right, in the corner) has brought a fortunate soul to receive connection with Sri Gurupadpadma and Harinam.
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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