Sri Govardhan Puja Celebration in Kolkata
Monday, 16 November, 2020
Sri Sevak Bhavan, Kolkata, 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."
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, "Formally, we are placing some lights in front of
the temple and in front of the Deities today, and I am praying to Gurudev,
praying to the Lord for everybody so that light may come to our hearts, our
minds and all our darkness will be removed from our hearts and minds. We pray
to Gurudev, to the Lord, to Govardhan for everybody. People are suffering so
much all over the world because of their life in darkness, please remove
darkness from their hearts and minds and always keep light in their hearts
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Almost every year, at this time of Govardhan
Puja, we are in Sri Vrindavan parikrama, but due to the pandemic
situation we could not go to Govardhan to arrange the festival this year.
Yet, by the mercy of Govardhan, we are doing puja from here, and I
think if it is Govardhan's wish, He will receive our puja even if we
do it here."
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