Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
recovers from the big West Bengal flood of 2000
Under the immediate management of Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj,
life at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, quickly returns to normal.
Pictures taken: 10 November 2000
Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj stands on the new broad
stairway under construction so our cows can access the goshala roof as an
additional refuge in time of flood.
Prabhu Ranjit, Srila Govinda Maharaj's personal servitor,
in front of a section of rebuilt compound wall. The holes are to let water
escape in case of future flooding.
Sripad Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaj feels the morning
autumn chill today here at the Math.
Prasad distribution is back to normal on marble cleaned
by Srimati Ganga Mayi's inundation.
Inside the front gate, Prabhu Visvanath points out
the level of the flood. He is drying out and repairing the "Vaikuntha
Bhandar" for service to the Devotees.
Rice paddy brought from our cultivation in Bonopukur,
an area unaffected by flooding, is threshed near the old cow-shed.