In Anticipation of the Festival:
News from Sri Nabadwip Dham
Wednesday, 17 March 2021
Nabadwip, Nadia, West Bengal
Photographs courtesy of Sripad B.N. Sadhu Maharaj
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.
A darshan of Their Lordship Sri Sri
Gaura Nityananda, Sri Prahlad Maharaj and Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrisinghadev
The construction of the new Prasadam Hall (right behind the temple, before the outbuilding kitchen) is well underway.
Although the construction is still underway, it is a joy to see it manifest its holy form.
A pandal is being put up on top of the Prasadam Hall.
The view of the Prasadam Hall from the top of the Temple
Lord Nrisinghadev's Temple besides Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Vegetable stock for the nearest few days.
Devotees start preparing the nat mandir for the grand festival.
His Divine Grace is busy throughout the day with all sorts of organisational services making sure everything is prepared and arranged for the festival. With just a few days before the festival, there is a huge scope of things to be arranged.
Sripad Sajjan Maharaj is setting up the bookroom.
A beautiful banner put up at the entrance to the temple announcing Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math International.
In the meantime, Sri Bhakti Sundar Angan is manifesting its final shape with
the fourth (last) floor being now roughly completed.
A new water tank that is going to be set on the roof of the building to provide water supply to the building.
Gopal Prabhu cleaning the rooms for the devotees.
The fourth floor has just being completed and is still very raw.
Up goes the tank.
During the evening arati of Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda, Sri
Prahlad Maharaj and Sri Sri Laksmi-Nrisinghadev
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