Mercy Is The Theme Of The Day!

Sri Advaita Acharya Appearance Day!

It is said that material nature has two features, namely the material cause and the efficient cause. The efficient causal activities are caused by Mahā-Viṣṇu, and the material causal activities are caused by another form of Mahā-Viṣṇu, known as Advaita. That Advaita, the superintendent of the cosmic manifestation, has descended in the form of Advaita Ācārya to associate with Lord Caitanya. When He is addressed as the servitor of Lord Caitanya, His glories are magnified because unless one is invigorated by this mentality of servitorship one cannot understand the mellows derived from devotional service to the Supreme Lord, Krsna.

I offer my respectful obeisances to Śrī Advaita Ācārya, whose activities are all wonderful. By His mercy, even a foolish person can describe His characteristics. He is the spiritual master of all devotees and is the most revered personality in the world. By a combination of these two names, His name is Advaita Ācārya. CC – Adi Lila

It has been a week of festival; indeed, there is no doubt about the wondrous description that is conveyed in Sri Brahma Samhita, which describes the wonders and activities of Goloka Dham and explains the endless loving services rendered to the Lord for His pleasure! In Sri Mayapur Dham, it has been filled with special moments, from Vasant Panchami that took place two days ago to Sri Advaita Acharya Appearance Day!The festival preparation started a few days before, with devotees fully engaged in making the outfits and altar decorations that were to be used today for the pleasure of Sri Advaita Acharya. From the intricate altar decoration consisting of many white, purple, green, pink, and yellow flowers down to the gorgeous, vibrant artistical dresses to the beautiful paintings on the wall of the altar, just like other years, ISKCON Mayapur celebrated His appearance day with a grand kirtana, abhishek, arati, and bhoga offering. The temple room was filled with enthusiastic devotees. Melodious Kirtana went throughout the day and further surcharged the atmosphere with devotion. The altar of Sri Advaita Acarya stood out with several types of garlands, including pearls, tulasi, and multi-colored flower garlands. The abhishek was performed between 11 a.m. and noon with pancamirta, followed by flowers (puspanjali). Abhishek Prasadam was profusely distributed to devotees who came with all sorts of containers to take home with them the nectar from the Lord. This was followed by an arati. The event ended with the distribution of the Lord’s Mahaprasadam. The 12-hour kirtan in honor of Advaita Acarya continued till late evening.

View the pictures of this auspicious event and pray for mercy from compassionate Advaita acarya.

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