Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
Monday, 22 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."
During the morning programme of kirtans and Hari-katha.
Sripad Ashok Prabhu happily and playfully puts a cap on one of the devotees. This year all the devotees going on parikrama from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are going to be wearing beautiful yellow caps to make easier for everyone to avoid getting lost or straying.
A grand Open Invitation—the banner at the bottom says: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, maha-prasadam and accommodation available.
During the afternoon maha-prasadam service.
A beautiful team of servitors at the outbuilding kitchen.
...and more cooking services at the temple kitchen.
Strong and determined lady devotees.
During the evening arati of Their Lordships. His Divine Grace joyfully sings the arati.
During the evening class.
Finally, devotees honour maha-prasadam before retiring to rest and get ready for the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
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