I nternational devotees performed harinam in the streets of nadvadvipa town today, as on the Navadvip Mandal Parikrama 3rd day parikrama, devotees after walking to the holy places of Pushkara and Kuruksetra, crossed Ganga and entered Koldvipa, the present day town of Navadwipa.
“One day during the afternoon , Lord Nityananda reached Koladvipa along with Sri Jiva and others. While walking towards Kuliya-pahada (hill), Lord Nityananda told Sri Jiva, “The route we are following, crossing the River Ganga, is the proper sequence for Parikrama. Once, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was engaged in chauda-mandala-sankirtana (chanting with fourteen simultaneous musical groups), in order to purify Chand Kazi. In the evening, Mahaprabhu left Mayapur and went out along with His devotees. That night became Brahma-ratra (as long as the night of Brahma). On that occasion Mahaprabhu was moving with the sankirtana party in this same sequence. After that, every Ekadasi my Lord would go out on sankirtana. Some-times He would circumambulate Antardvipa, taking the five krosh path and at other times He would perform parikrama over the eight kroshas, according to His own desire. He would start sankirtana from His house and go towards Barakona grata. Then he would proceed towards Sridhara’s house from where he would come to the end of Antardvipa.”
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Navadvip Mandala Parikrama 2019 – Day 3
Posted by Mayapur.TV on Sunday, March 10, 2019