Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
Monday, 29 March 2021
Nabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj
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."
nadiya udayagiri purna-chandra gaura-hari
krpa kari ha-ila udaya
papa-tamo haila nasa, tri-jagatera ullasa,
jagabhari hari-dhvani haya
"By His causeless mercy the full moon Gaurahari arose in the district of
Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes
visible—His rising in the sky destroyed the darkness of sin; all three worlds
became joyful and chanted the Holy Name of the Lord."
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 main programme starts after 9 a.m.
His Divine Grace addresses assembled devotees reminding them the main teachings and the eternal value of participating in this festival, as well as encouraging devotees to come and stay at the temples for a longer time.
Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj pays a visit at the assembly and gives a brief speech in front of the devotees.
Many devotees come to say goodbye and leave some donation before leaving.
Sripad Madhumangal Prabhu saying goodbye before returning to his service field in Jharikhand.
Distributing the Vaishnav Calendars for the next year.
Many devotees honour maha-prasadam and take their leave.
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