News from Sri Nrisingha Palli and Ekachakra

Saturday-Sunday, 20-21 February 2021
Nabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj

 

 

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
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."


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 new land (to the right of the temple) is just down the road, a five-ten-minute's walk from the temple.

 


The fourth floor's roof being cast. His Divine Grace came specially to make sure all the works are done properly.

 


 


Meanwhile, the construction of the Prasadam Hall is continuing steadily.

 


 


Devotees prepare the cars before starting off for Sri Ekachakra Dham. His Divine Grace comments that now the three-and-a-half-hours' road has become much smoother making the journey much easier.

 


At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Ekachakra Dham. Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.

 


In the courtyard of Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.

 


 


Devotees prepare the outbuilding kitchen for the huge festival and grand cooking pastimes that shall take place here very soon.

 


A glimpse of the goshala with the stack of hay for the rapidly expanding family of cows.

 


His Divine Grace checks the many concrete tubs for the cows' food.

 


 


 


 


Devotees honour Their Lordships' prasadam at noon.

 


 


The nearby Pancha Pandava Tala as seen from the Guesthouse of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 


The beautiful serene courtyard of the Temple that is soon going to turn into a beehive of activity with hundreds of devotees soon to be flocking from all over India to joyfully observe the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace and the company of all the fortunate, auspicious devotees.

 


Sripad Sajjan Maharaj is setting up the bookroom and preparing for the forthcoming service marathon.

 


Caught on camera: always busy with all kinds of services at the temple, Sripad Niriha Maharaj is returning at Sri Sri Hadai Pandit Padmavati Smriti-Kunja from a shop with some bhoga.

 


In the evening, His Divine Grace speaks to the worldwide devotees, reminding them of the history of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Ekachakra and requesting everyone to observe the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu at their homes as travelling restrictions prevent international travel at the moment. His Divine Grace says, "Please remember this festival and chant the Holy Name."

 

 

 

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