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(1/4) Praying to Buroraj Siva

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, day four
20 March 2019, part 1
Translated from Bengali


Today is the last day of our parikrama.

Continuing our parikrama, we have come now to Koladwip. Our first stop here is the temple of Buroraj Siva. A five minutes' walk away from here is the temple of Praudha Maya in Paramatala.

This Koladwip island is aparadh-bhanjan-pat, a place where all offences are forgiven. Coming to the temple of Buroraj Siva, we must offer our obeisances and pray, 'Prabhu, may I be able to stay in the dham, may I be able to serve the dham. You are the guardian, the protector of the dham, so please allow me to come to this dham again.'

This island, Koladwip, is also known as Nabadwip or Kuliya. In this Age of Kali, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, the rescuer of the fallen, delivered Chapal Gopal from his offence to Srivas Pandit. At the same time, there was also a great scholar Devananda Pandit who was famous for his lectures on Srimad Bhagavatam. You all know the name of Devananda Gaudiya Math – it was named after Devananda Pandit. Although Devananda Pandit was a great scholar of Bhagavatam, he had made an offence at the holy feet of a devotee. Eventually, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu cleared his offence. By the mercy of Sriman Mahaprabhu, he was rescued.

[Much clamour] Why are you talking so much? We are speaking Hari-katha at the temple of Lord Siva! This place, Koladwip, or Kuliya, is known as aparadh-bhanjan-pat (place where offences are forgiven): if you commit some offences outside and come here to ask forgiveness, your offences can be forgiven here; but if you come here and make an offence here, nothing will save you. The glory of this place is mentioned in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Sri Chaitanya-mangala, Srimad Bhagavatam. We are sitting here at the place of Lord Siva now. He is Dhameshwar, the master of the holy dham. Why are you talking so much? Do you come to the house of the Lord to talk? You are making an offence to the Lord... Somebody is talking about the glory of the Lord, but you are talking about your own things, you are not listening to the glories of the Lord. You wear vaishnav-tilaks, but your quality must be like that of a Vaishnav. It is necessary to be humbler than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, and it is necessary to give honour to others. You can come into the temple one by one and go out one by one, what is the problem?

We have come to Lord Sivji Maharaj, and we must pray to him, 'O Prabhu! You are a great Vaishnav, the Lord listens to you – please grant me the right to serve the Lord. O Vaishnav Thakur! Krishna resides within your heart! Please use me in some service.' We have come to the holy feet of this Sivji Maharaj, who is a greatest devotee...

[His Divine Grace chants 'Ohe Vaisnava Thakura'.]

(ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর, দয়ার সাগর,
এ দাসে করুণা করি' ।
দিয়া পদছায়া, শোধ হে আমারে,
তোমার চরণ ধরি ॥১॥

(ohe) vaisnava thakura, dayara sagara,
e dase karuna kari
diya pada-chhaya, sodha he amare,
tomara charana dhari [1]

'O Vaisnav thakur, ocean of mercy! Please be merciful to this servant. Grant me the shade of your feet and purify me. I am clasping your feet.'

ছয় বেগ দমি', ছয় দোষ শোধি',
ছয় গুণ দেহ দাসে ।
ছয় সৎসঙ্গ, দেহ হে আমারে,
বসেছি সঙ্গের আশে ॥২॥

chhaya vega dami', chhaya dosa sodhi,
chhaya guna deha dase
chhaya sat-sanga, deha he amare,
basechhi sangera ase [2]

'Please subjugate my six urges [speech, mind, anger, tongue, stomach, genitals], rectify my six defects [greed, doing what is unfavourable to devotion, idle talks, attachment to inferior rules, material association, fickle-mindedness] and bestow the six good qualities [enthusiasm, faith, patience, doing what is favourable to devotion, avoiding bad association, following sadhus' practices] upon this servant. Please grant me six kinds of good association [giving devotees gifts, taking gifts from devotees, confiding in devotees, enquiring from devotees, taking prasad, feeding devotees prasad]. I am waiting, hoping to attain this association.'

একাকী আমার, নাহি পায় বল,
হরিনাম সংকীর্ত্তনে ।
তুমি কৃপা করি', শ্রদ্ধাবিন্দু দিয়া,
দেহ কৃষ্ণ-নাম-ধনে ॥৩॥

ekaki amara, nahi paya bala,
tumi krpa kari, sraddha-bindu diya,
deha krsna-nama-dhane [3]

'Alone I am not getting the strength to chant the Lord's Name. Please give me a drop of faith and bestow upon me the treasure of Krishna's Name.'

কৃষ্ণ সে তোমার, কৃষ্ণ দিতে পার,
তোমার শকতি আছে ।
আমি ত' কাঙ্গাল, ‘কৃষ্ণ কৃষ্ণ' বলি',
ধাই তব পাছে পাছে ॥৪॥

krsna se tomara, krsna dite para,
tomara sakati achhe
ami ta kangala, 'krsna krsna' bali,
dhai tava pachhe pachhe [4]

'Krishna is yours, so you have the power to give Krsna. Yet, I am very poor – calling out, "Krishna! Krishna!" I am running after you.'


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1) Praying to Buroraj Siva
2) Esoteric Nature of Koladwip
3) Vasudev's Worship of Varahadev
4) Buroraj Siva's Worship




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