Our Disciplic Succession:
"The Sun Never Sets on Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math":
From Sri Nrisingha Palli
Thursday, 14 March 2019,
Godrumdwip, Nadia, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sri Mathuranath Prabhu
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."
ito nrsimha parato nrsimho
yato yato yami tato nrsimhah
bahir nrsimho hrdaye nrsimho
nrsimham adim saranam prapadye
"Nrsimha is here, Nrsimha is there—Nrsimha is wherever I go.
Nrsimha is outside, Nrsimha is within my heart. I am surrendered unto that
primeval Lord Nrsimha."
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam
kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed a half-man,
half-lion form! All glory to You! You ripped apart the bee-like body of
Hiranyakasipu with the amazingly sharp nails of Your beautiful lotus hands.
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 second floor above the nat mandir
His Divine Grace takes personal care to make sure the devotees can stay comfortably as far as the facilities allow.
Jagannath Prabhu, Gauranga Prabhu, Sripad Sadhu Maharaj cleaning the kitchen.
Nanda Priya Devi Dasi (Nepal), Devaki Devi Dasi (USA).
Putting shelves for the bookroom together.
Afternoon prasad seva
A pandal atop the temple.
Constructing a shelter for prasad-seva.
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