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Monday, February 04, 2013

2013 Festival of Advaita Prabhu's Advent - প্রভু সীতানাথের উৎসব



 PRABHU SĪTĀNĀTH'S FESTIVAL OF ADVENT 2013

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 17, 2013, the auspicious advent day of the most merciful Prabhu Sītānāth 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 Wednesday 13th February. Festival 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
8th Māgha, 1419 Bengali
Śrī-Śrī Sādhu Bābā's āshram
Rāmacandrapur
PO. Navadvīp
Nadīyā 741302


FESTIVAL PROGRAMME -

Wednesday 13 February 2013 in the evening Maṅgal Ghāṭ Sthāpan and Ādhivās

Thursday 14 February and Friday 15 February 2013, 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.
Kīrtan bby Śrī Nimāi Cāṅd Goswāmī, Navadwīp
7-8 p.m.Sandhyā Ārati Kīrtan
8-11 p.m Śrī-Śrī Līlā Kīrtan

Saturday 16 February 2013 24-hour Tārak Brahma Nāma (Hare kṛṣṇa) Kīrtan

Sunday 17 February 2013 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:
Sons and students of Śrī-Śrī Sādhu Bābā -
Śrī Śacīnandan Karmakār (Pākur, Bihār) and others.

Attention: Please bring your own bedding and mosquito net

1 comment:

  1. Jai Sri Advaita Acharya

    When I had my initiation in 2008 into the parivar, it happened during this festival. And this same festival was when I first met our guru brothers and guru sisters. During this festival also was when I first visited Navadwip.

    I am not much into big festivals as I prefer small gatherings where I can get to know the people more and also have a quiet time chanting in front of the temple, but this Sitanath festival is always looked forward to by many people in the village. One of the most awaiting events is the bathing with milk of the murti of Advaita Acharya -- the kirtan gets really loud at this point of the festival. When I was there they invited the village band which played some musical instrument like trumpet of sort.

    Everyone gets the blessings of Sitanath and at the same time gets to share the yummy dishes served.

    Jai Sri Advaita Acharya

    Jai Sadhu Baba

    Jai Sri Krishna

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