All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Adhivas Festival of
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama

presided over by
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip

26 February 2007

Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundarjiu on this holy occasion.

On the eve of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Srila Gurudev, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj spoke in the nat mandir to an assembly of hundreds of devotees from every corner of the world. His Divine Grace began by remembering the beginnings of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami's mysterious prediction of its future glories.

"Today is the Adhivas Day of Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. We are all so fortunate that we have joined in this parikrama by the grace of Srila Guru Maharaj, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami, especially by the order of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur and Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's divine grace and mercy. You are all so fortunate, and I am also so fortunate with you that we will get the opportunity to do Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

"...It was stopped, and in 1948 again it started, and until death it is continuing by the grace of Srila Guru Maharaj's mercy. Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math at that time was a very simple thatched ashram. But Guru Maharaj's divine vison has shown us one nice sloka:

srimach-chaitanya-sarasvata-mathavara udgita-kirttir-jayasrim
bibhrat sambhati ganga-tata-nikata-nabadwipa-koladriraje
yatra sri-gaura-sarasvata-mata-nirata-gauragatha grnanti
nityam-rupanuga-sri-krtamati guru-gauranga-radha-jitasa

In the Holy Abode of transcendental touchstone,
Sri Nabadwip Dham -- the selfsame Sri Vrindavan,
in the land of Koladwip, whose inner identity
is the King of mountains Sri Govarddhan,
near the charming shores of the holy River Bhagirathi
who delivers all the fallen souls,
stands that grand and glorious King of all Temples --
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

In that beautiful retreat, the surrendered devotees
whose lives are the message of Sri Gaura,
are eternally absorbed in the loving service
of the Divine Master, the Golden Lord Gauranga
and the Loving Lord Sri Govindasundar
with His consort Srimati Gandharvva,
accompanied by all Their beloved associates.

With hearts always filled with good hope
to attain the grace of the Lord,
following faithfully in the line
of Sri Sri Rupa and Raghunath--
the storekeepers of the unlimited treasure
of pure, sweet love divine--
those surrendered souls ever sing the unending glories
of the transcendental Name and qualities
of the most magnanimous, original Supreme Lord
Sri Sri Gaurangasundar.

Indeed the hearts of all beings, moving and still,
marvel in the glory of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
as they take shelter in the soothing, affectionate shade
of the victory flag that flies aloft
and sings wholeheartedly to the world the ever-expanding
renown of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math;
bearing that banner of all transcendental benedictions,
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ever shines resplendent
in all its divine magnificence.

"Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundar are now worshipped here by the grace of Srila Guru Maharaj and we, all the devotees of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, are very happily honouring Maha-prasadam, worshipping the Deities and Guru-Vaisnava, and doing so many devotional activities here, presently in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math."

Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj also spoke at Srila Gurudev's request, followed by Sripad Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj.
(The full audio of this programme is available here,
51 minutes 5.9 MB mp3 audio, also in higher quality: 11.8 MB.)

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip
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