The Inauguration of the Samādhi Mandira & Śrī Vigraha of nitya-līlā-praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda aṣṭottara-śata Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

Posted on June 28, 2017 by Anita dasi

 

During the last Navdvipa-mandala parikrama, on 9 March 2017, the auspicious occasion of Srila Madhvendra Puripada’s disappearance day, a grand festival was held on the island of Koladvipa for the inauguration of the mula-samādhi mandira and śrī vigraha of our most worshipful Śrīla Gurudeva, nitya-līlā-praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda aṣṭottara-śata Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja. 

Koladvipa is hidden Govardhana, and Srila Rupa Gosvami states in his Sri Upadesamrta that due to the presence of Radha-kunda in Govardhana, Govardhana is the topmost place in the three worlds. The innermost desire of rupanuga-vaisnavas is to eternally serve the divine couple Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, while residing at Govardhana. It is well known that for some time, Srila Gurudeva performed his bhajana near Govardhana, in Vraja.

On such an auspicious occasion at such an auspicious place, it seemed only fitting to share, in literary form, Srila Gurudeva’s gifts to the world in which he reveals the topmost of holy abodes, both Navadvipa and Vrndavana, and describes the eternal residents of those dhamas.

So that the thousands of devotees who had come for Navadvipa parikrama could witness the proceedings, the inauguration was held in an open space outside the samadhi-mandira. First, a grand abhiseka was performed. Then, after a fire yajna, bhoga offering and midday arati, many of the devotees present were gifted with one of the following transcendental literatures.

Those who spoke Hindi received a book about the eternal associates of Sriman Mahaprabhu and their eternal identity and service in Vraja – Sri Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika – which Srila Gurudeva translated into Hindi and edited.

The esteemed Vaisnavas attending from various Gaudiya Mathas, most of whom only spoke Bengali, were presented with the Bengali rendering of Sri Vraja-mandala Parikrama, and Sri Navadvipa-dhama Parikrama, both of which were originally translated into Hindi and edited by Srila Gurudeva.

Srila Gurudeva’s books are highly respected among Gaudiya Vaisnavas and therefore, all graciously and happily received these valuable jewels.

This book distribution was possible due to the GVP book sponsorship program devised by Srila Gurudeva’s dedicated followers in order to help spread his divine message throughout the world.

We humbly pray to Srila Gurudeva to shower his causeless mercy on all of us so that we can further our eligibility to serve him.

All glories to Srila Gurudeva!

All glories to GVP book sponsorship program and the devotees contributing to it.

Desiring a drop of mercy from the dust of Srila Gurudeva’s lotus feet

The Hindi  Publication team