“By performing Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama the whole world will be liberated” -Bhaktivinod Thakur
Hare Krishna! Dear Guarabhaktas , today it was the first day if the most auspicious Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama. After a wonderful vaishnava gathering in the Kirtan Mela, we were ready to leave the temple room and spread Krsna’s sweet names in the Land of Lord Gauranga.
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur started this parikrama in 1918, thus making this, the 100th Parikrama. Sri Navadvipa Dhama ki Jay!
Today the international party chanted and danced in the land of Godrumadvipa. First place visited was Suvarna Vihar. There we had Guru Puja followed by a class given by HH Bhakti Caitanya Maharaja who very expertly added Russian words to his speech, for the pleasure of the Russian devotees.
Mukti datta Caitanya Prabhu is a very sweet kirtanya from Bengal who comes every year to the International party to bathe us in the nectar of the morning bhajans : “Udilo Aruna” and “Jiva Jago”, both composed by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur.
In the early morning we have the fog which makes the walk much more beautiful, mystical and unforgettable. The air we breath here is very pure.
So by breathing it and chanting the Holy Names, we become spirituallly and materially healthy. We hope that those who are reading this message are walking here with us, to get all the mercy. If not, why?
Next stop was Nrisimpalli where we have a very old deity and the Mandakini lake in front of the temple, making all the scene superb. We had class by HH Bhakti Dhira Damodara Maharaja followed by an spontaneous drama of Lord Nrisimhadeva played by HG Pancharatna Prabhu (ACBSP) and his family. Last place was Hari Hara Kshetra where the devotees will spend the night. Many have come for the first time and they are loving it.
Nitai Gaura Sitanath Premanande Hari Hari bol!”