Today i.e. 14th March is the disappearance day of HH Sridhar Swami. Special programs were held in Mayapur to honor him on the occasion. A recorded video lecture was played during morning class time. Then, he was offered arati and puspanjali at his samadhi near Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi mandir. Some of the assembled devotees showed him their respect and love by offering flower garlands and circumambulating his samadhi.
Next there was kirtan, glorification and remembrance of his pastimes in Conch building. Three Srila Prabhupada’s disciples namely HG Rajendra Nandan prabhu, HG Panca Ratna prabhu and HH Bhakti Madhurya Govind Maharaj shared their personal experiences with HH Sridhar Maharaj.
Some of his qualities that were glorified by devotees include: Very friendly, jolly, hard working and committed in serving Srila Prabhupada. He was willing to take risky projects such as Bhisma. He was also willing to take gold from dirty place and engage that in Krsna’s service. For instance, he used gadgets like computers and management techniques from Stephen Covey’s ‘7 habits of highly effective people’.
There was feast prasadam for devotees in afternoon at Srila Prabhupada’s samadhi mandir. Images of above events can be seen in gallery above.
HH Sridhar Maharaj ki jaya!! Hare Krishna!!