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From Sri Ekachakra Dham:
Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day

20 February 2016



Morning arati.




Sri Guru Sri Gaura Sri Nityananda Prabhu.


Supriya Devi Dasi picking flowers for the garlands.


The service at the kitchen starts early in the morning.



Sima Devi Dasi sweeping around the temple.


At about 7 a.m. His Divine Grace comes to the nat mandir and illumines the assembly by his holy presence.


Devotees served till very late at night the day before and carried on their service in the morning.
Pictured are Shanti Devi Dasi (Mexico), Sneha Moyi Devi Dasi, and Indumukhi Devi Dasi (Brazil).


Cleaning Their Lorships' utensils.




Tubs and pots are getting filled and ready for prasad distribution.





Morning prasad seva.


Shortly after breaking the fast, the devotees set off for a parikrama around Sri Ekachakra Dham
in the shelter of His Divine Grace's holy lotus feet.


The first stop is the pond where the Lord plays as a little child.
Devotees take the water on their heads and hear the glories of the place.


The next stop is the tree under which the umbilical cord of Lord Nityananda Prabhu is buried.
His Divine Grace said, "If you want to get the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, you must always think about Him."


The gates of the birthplace of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. Here, the devotees stop briefly to pay obeisance
and then continue the parikrama.


At Sri Kadama Khandi Ashram. Here, His Divine Grace tells the story of yajna-patnis. At this place, there are two Deities of Krishna and Balaram established—they were found by Jahnava Devi and Vasudha Devi in the Yamuna that flows behind the temple.


Sri Kadama Khandi Ashram.


At Sri Banka Ray temple.


The parikrama is not very long: the pond and tree of the Lord's Pastimes, the birthplace, Lord Shiva's temple, Jagannath, Kadam Khandi, and Banka Ray temples. Most places are quite small, so the overwhelming parikrama party does not stop for long, devotees mainly come, offer obeisances and prayers, and leave.


Within one-two hours, the excited and happy parikrama party returns to the temple.






The programme continues to after 12 p.m.



Sripad B.C. Parvat Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj join the assembly shortly.



In the meantime the kitchen tubs get filled up.



Sripad Parvat Maharaj addressing the devotees in English, Sripad Tyagi Maharaj translates into Bengali.


Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj also joins the assembly and speaks briefly to the audience.













Rows, rows and more rows of devotees serving the festival prasadam.







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