Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two
Wednesday, 24 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."
On the second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, His Divine Grace takes the devotees from Sri Nrisingha Palli to Sri Gauranga Setu bridge and then crossing the Ganges on to the northern part of Sri Koladwip Island.
During the holy morning arati of the Lordships.
Buses hired by Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are standing ready to start off.
The Parikrama Party is coming out of the temple...
...and getting on the buses.
As Sri Nrisingha Palli is situated within quite a far distance from the Ganges, His Divine Grace arranges for the devotees to come to Sri Gauranga Setu Bridge and then the Parikrama continues on foot.
Passing Mul-Math of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
The first stop of the day is the temple of Sri Buroraj Siva
The holy Deity of Sri Buroraj Siva (Vriddha Siva)
The temple of Sri Prauddha Maya.
After that, the Parikrama Party proceeds to the house of Sri Vishnupriya Devi's father.
Gauranga Mahaprabhu's Deity that was installed and worshipped by Sri Vishnupriya Devi in the later years of her life.
The last holy place visited during this day's parikrama is the samadhi mandir and bhajan kutir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.
Then the Parikrama Party proceeds to a large field where every year His Divine Grace arranges for a sweet picnic and respite for all the devotees before returning to the temple.
Later in the afternoon, His Holiness Sripad Sajjan Maharaj attends to his book room service...
...and devotees again start cooking—this time for the evening.
During the evening arati of the Lordships.
His Divine Grace speaks to the assembled devotees about the glories of Sri Nabadwip Dham encouraging everyone to have a proper mood of worship and devotion.
Finally, all devotees come to honour maha-prasadam before retiring to rest and prepare for the next day of glorious Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
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