Follow by Email

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Prabhu Sītānātha's festival 2009

Thanks to modern technology I got even my annual invitation to Sītānāth's utsava by e-mail this year. (Special thanks to Subrata Adhikary, who visited Sādhu Bābā's āshram with his family)

My Guru sister Mālatī thought it a good idea to post it on the blog along with an English translation. The location of the utsava is Prācīn Māyāpur, just before the Bhajan Āshram, northern Navadvīp, at a stone's throw of the (Nitāi-Gaura Rādhe Śyām administered) Janmasthān Mandir. Here is the English translation of the Nimantran Patra -


Śrī-Śrī Rādhā Madan Gopālaḥ Śaraṇam
JAY PRABHU SĪTĀNĀTH

rādhā madana gopālādvaita prāṇaballabham
sītānāthaṁca tad bhṛtyaṁ vande gaurāvatārakam

sei navadvīpe boise vaiṣṇavāgragaṇya
advaitācārya nāma sarva loke dhanya

(Caitanya Bhāgavat ādi 2)

"In that Navadvīpa lived the foremost of Vaiṣṇavas, named Advaita Ācārya, who was blessed in all the worlds."

śrī-śrīman mahāprabhu pravarttita premabhakti patha pathikeṣu

To all those who tread the path of Prema Bhakti promulgated by Śrīman Mahāprabhu -

As in previous years, this year on Monday February 2, 2009,the auspicious advent day of the most merciful Prabhu Sitanath is celebrated on Makara Saptami day, so in front of Śrī-Śrī Rādhā Madan Gopāla, the beloved deity of Śrī-Śrī Sādhu Bābā, in Śrī Navadvīp Dhām's Rāmacandrapur district a great 5-day devotional festival will be held for His satisfaction, starting on Thursday January 29th. Items will include Pārāyan, discussions on devotional scripture and Kīrtan.

Please bless us by attending this festival. This is not an invitation, it is an anxious cry by Prabhu Sītānātha's servants to have their sensually polluted consciousness lifted into absorption into bhakti rasa. Petitioner -

Crown jewel of merciful Prabhu Sītānātha's family, engaged in nitya līlā -

PRABHUPĀDA ŚRĪ NIKUÑJA GOPĀL GOSWĀMĪ

On behalf of the fallen servants and maidservants of his lotus-feet,

Namitā Sāhā and Tulasī Sāhā



PROGRAMME -


Thursday 29 January 2009 in the evening Maṅgal Ghāṭ Sthāpan and Ādhivās

Friday 30 January and Saturday 31 January 2009, main program -

5-6 a.m. Nagar Saṅkīrtan
7-9 a.m. Bhakti Grantha Pārāyan
9-11 a.m. Śrī-Śrī Rādhā Madan Gopāla's Śṛṅgār Ārati
12-1 p.m. Śrī-Śrī Rādhā Madan Gopāla's Bhoga Rāga
3-5 p.m. Śrī Līlā Kīrtan
5-7 p.m. Discussion on Bhakti Granthas and glorification of Sītānāth.
7-8 p.m.Sandhyā Ārati Kīrtan
8-11 p.m Śrī-Śrī Līlā Kīrtan

Sunday 1 February 2009 24-hour Tārak Brahma Nāma (Hare kṛṣṇa) Kīrtan

Monday 2 February 2009 In the morning Śrī Nagar Saṅkīrtan, Prabhu Sītānāth's Abhiṣekha
Kīrtan of His birth pastimes and Prasād.

PS According to necessity the program may be altered.

Kīrtan Groups:
Servants and students of Śrī-Śrī Sādhu Bābā -
Śrī Śacīnandan Karmakār (Pākur, Bihār) and others.

No comments:

Post a Comment