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Sri Gaura Purnima

23 March 2016, Sri Nabadwip Dham

 


Madhuchanda Devi Dasi taking care of Gaura Nitai's quarters.

 


A glimpse of the morning programme. Throughout the day, senior Vaishnav and devotees gave class at the pandal.

 


 


 


Getting ready for Harinam initiation...

 


 


Sachi Devi Dasi picking flowers for garlands.

 


 


 


All initiations took about six hours, from 7 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Seated on the left in the background is Amalendu Prabhu (Russia).

 


 


A new devotee in the Japanese branch: Nitai Prasad Prabhu receiving initiation. To the right of him: Ajitasha Devi Dasi.

 


 


At 4:30 p.m. the Vaishnavs assemble at the pandal for the culmination of the festival: Sri Gaura Purnima celebrated at the rise of the Moon.

 


 


 


 


Chanting the verses from Sri Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita describing the advent of the Lord.

 


 


 


 


His Divine Grace is taking the devotees to the temples for the aratis.

 


 


 


 


 


 


After the bhoga arati at the main temple, the arati started in the usual order from the samadhi mandirs.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


At the book table: Sripad B.T. Niriha Maharaj and a visitor to the Math from London.

 


 


Anukalpa prasad seva.

 


 


 


 

 

 

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