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Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010 Festival in honor of Śrī Advaita Prabhu [Sītānāth]

As in previous years for the past 35-odd years Sādhu Bābā's āshram hosts a huge festival in honour of the advent of our arch father (prāṇa-puruṣa) Śrī-Śrī Advaita Prabhu. This year the festival takes place from 18-22 january, 2010. The location of the utsava is Prācīna Māyāpur, just before the Bhajan Ashram, northern Navadvīp, at a stone's throw of the (Nitāi-Gaura Rādhe Śyāma 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 Friday January 23, 2010, 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 Monday January 18th. 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 -

Monday 18 January 2010 in the evening Maṅgal Ghāṭ Sthāpan and Adhivāsa

Tuesday 19 January and Wednesday 20 January 2010 daily 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

Thursday 21 January 2010 24-hour Tārak Brahma Nāma (Hare kṛṣṇa) Kīrtan

Friday 22 January 2010 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.

2 comments:

  1. Jai Sri Sitanath

    Great invitation! Thanks for translating.

    I surely will be blessed by our gurubhais' and gurubons' association.

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  2. Thanks to Harisaran das of Hawaii for the donation for the festival.

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