Sri Nrisingha Palli:
Construction Progress and Happy News

Saturday, 16 January 2021
Nabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sri Sudevi Devi Dasi

 

 

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.

 


With the construction works continuing steadily, the fourth floor is gradually manifesting its form.

 


His Divine Grace talks to the supervisor and gives instructions on finishing the first three floors.

 


 


A sneak peak into one of the half-finished rooms on the ground floor.

 


On the way to the guesthouse, His Divine Grace gets some bananas, sweets and other treats for the cows.

 


Purchasing some food supplement...

 


...and loading it into the van (this beautiful new van
was recently added to the paraphernalia of the Mission for the services of the Math).

 


 


 


 


A glimpse of the construction of the fourth floor.

 


On the third floor.

 


His Divine Grace is standing at the land of the future Prasadam Hall for the devotees. His Divine Grace said recently: "...I know some devotees are trying to send some money, and they have already sent something for me to buy a new land in Nrisingha Palli. I am going to make a prasadam hall (a place for taking prasadam). I have got the money you sent, thank you for that. Actually, I am not only giving 'thank you'—to say 'thank you' is a simple matter. When somebody told 'thank you' to Gurudev, Gurudev would often ask, "Oh, only 'thank you'?" So, I do not want to say thank you—to say 'thank you' is a simple thing, we only say it out of courtesy and tradition. From my heart, I am giving my love and affection to you, and I am engaging you in service. I have just said that where there is service, there is relation; no service—no relation. Everybody may not have the capacity to help with money. Somebody can help with their money, and somebody can help through their mind, through their heart."

 


 


Measuring the plot to prepare the construction plan.

 


The Lordships garden flourishing with the care of the devotees.

 

 

 

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