terça-feira, 6 de abril de 2010

Sri Mayapura Parikrama - March 24, 2005

On March 24, 2005 Srila Narayana Maharaja led the international pilgrims to Antardvipa, Mayapura. They first visited Sri Caitanya Gaudiya Matha, the temple of Srila Bhaktivallabha Tirtha Maharaja. There, Srila Maharaja glorified Srila Tirtha Maharaja for his preaching all over the world and mentioned that he went to the West before he himself went. Srila Maharaja prayed to Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda that they will be merciful to Bhaktivallabha Tirtha Maharaja, so that his health will be strong and he can continue to preach throughout the world. Srila Maharaja presented him with a copy the English rendition of his Hindi transltion and commentary of Sri Gita-govinda, which was just published in Delhi a few days earlier.

The parikrama party then continued on to Yogapitha, the appearance place of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and on the way they had darsana of the place where Sriman Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda prabhu first met and fainted in ecstacy. They were also fortunate to visit Srivasa Angan, Sri Advaita Acarya's house and Sri Gadhadara Pandita's house. Kirtana took place the entire way and culminated when they reached Yogapitha. There, Srila Maharaja spoke for a few minutes about the glories of Antardvipa. After Yogapitha, offering their obeisances and prayers there, the party proceeded to the samadhi of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura. Srila Maharaja called on a few sannyasis to speak about Srila Sarasvati Thakura, and then he personally spoke about some of his glories. After Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's samadhi, the devotees had darsana of Chand Kazi's samadhi, and then honored prasadam.

Srila Narayana Maharaja and Srila Bhaktivallabha Tirtha Maharaja

Offering obeisances at the temple where Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
and Sri Nityananda Prabhu first met

Sri Yogapitha

Panca-tattva and Jagganthadeva at Yogapitha

Samadhi of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura