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Grand Anniversary Festival in Siliguri

Sunday, 27 May 2018


pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
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."

prerakam prachya-paschatya-sisyanam bhakti-vartmani
bhakti-nirmalam-acharya-svaminam pranamamy aham

"I offer my respectful obeisances to Swami Bhakti Nirmal Acharya, who is energetically inspiring all of Eastern and Western disciples on the path of pure devotion."



The days starts from the mangala arati.



Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundar jiu.


Holy deity of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.




While His Divine Grace is giving the morning class, devotees assiduously attend to the cooking seva.


A wide assortment of vegetables in season.



Starting the fire for the afternoon bhog.


Heaps of chopped paneer.


After the morning class, His Divine Grace bestows second initiation onto two fortunate lady devotees.




Happy Gauranga Prabhu from Tarakeshwar welcoming.





Devotees prepare for a short Nagar Sankirtan down the cool streets of Siliguri after a brief drizzle.


Setting out.





After the Sankritan, devotees return to the Temple and His Divine Grace begins the main festival programme.


Gauranga Prabhu offering chandan to the devotees.















The programme finishes at about noon with arati.








"When people serve prasadam affectionately, it is good. When Gurudev could not come to some festival in Nabadwip, he would send his servitor, "Give me the report whether the devotees are getting prasadam or not, whether they are serving properly or not." He would always ask about it, and until the festival has finished, he would be sitting there, waiting for the report. Serving prasadam is very important." (Attachment to Prasadam)























Thus ends the grand day of the annual Deities' Installation Anniversary Festival at the Siliguri Temple.

If you would like to know more about the significance and proper conception of such festivals,
as well as the importance of the proper prasadam seva, please read the Festival Compilation in the
'Daily Practice' Section at the website.





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