All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Sripat Bamunpara Festival

in honour of the 75th Anniversary Sri Vyasa-Puja of
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram. 29 December 2004

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Less than half way before Bamunpara the devotees get down from the four buses and three Tata Sumos and proceed with nagar-sankirttan to Arjun Pukur to accept Vaishnava seva at a devotee's home.

Venerable sannyasis gave discourses chanting the glories of Srila Gurudev. This house is just a quarter mile from the dispensary where Srila Govinda Maharaj earlier worked in his youth pastimes.
Sripad Paramahamsa Maharaj introduces Sri Santosh Prabhu, the host who gave warm hospitality to the devotees as well as a warming breakfast of puris, subji and sweets.
After honouring breakfast Prasad the devotees proceeded to Bamunpara. This stretch of road from Putsuri to Bamunpara is already renamed to "Bhakti Sundar Sarani." It is being widened to 20 feet, and will be sealed with tarmac soon.
The decorated, welcoming gates of Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Bamunpara.
Quiet before the storm as the first car loads of devotees arrive.
Sripad Bhakti Kiran Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaj head the parikrama around the Temple.
Mother and calf grazing in the Ashram's compound...
...and a further mother and calf in the goshala.
Once the buses arrived, everyone went on parikrama to the very place of appearance of Srila Bhakti Sundar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
The Temple of Lord Shiva outside the house.
Queuing up to pay respects... the maternity room where Srimati Tarangini Devi Dasi delivered our dear Srila Gurudev to this world.

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip
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