Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s appearance day
Dear devotees, Hare Krishna!
All glories to Sri Navadvipa dhama, the eternal abode of the Lord!
Yesterday, 28th september 2012 was the most auspicious day of Srila Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s appearance. We were very happy to launch this website to please His Divine Grace. We hope that he can bless us with the strength and necessary intelligence to develop our eternal relationship with the Lord Krishna.
We would like to thank the following people for their priceless service to Navadvipa Dhama and Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama:
First of all our heartfelt thanks are going to Sri Srimad Jayapataka Swami for all his restless endeavors and purity to develop Gauda Mandala bhumi under Srila Prabhupada’s instructions. In his message, he’s explained about how was Srila Prabhupada’s desire to see Navadvipa Dhama been developed and also that this is an honor for us to do this service. He is always involved in Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama, he comes for preaching, he is concerned about the welfare of the devotees who are performing Parikrama, and he is a source of inspiration for everyone.
Then we would like to show our gratitude to HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami who is a big preacher of the glories of Navadvipa Dhama, everywhere he goes! He is Parikrama’s director and many improvements along these years that we have seen in the Parikrama, comes from him. He always encourages devotees to serve, to do their best for the pilgrims who are coming every year. He wrote an amazing book called Sri Navadvipa Parikrama, which was the base for most of the information that we have in this website.
His Grace Sankarshan Nitai prabhu is the general manager of the Parikrama, we offer him our very big ‘thank you’. Who knows what ‘general manager’ means raise your hand?! Sankarshan Nitai prabhu takes care of all the details to set up this mega event, which involves at least 6 thousand pilgrims from around the world, in four different groups (International, Russian, Hindi, Bengali). To be a general manager means to hire boats to cross the Ganges for 2,500 people at once. Means arrange prasada to be serve for 6 thousand devotees at the same time in the last day of Parikrama. Means concerning about various aspects from the sound system and the security of the pilgrims till the quality of the prasada and kirtam. Means concerning about someone who loses his passport during the journey and etc etc. He is our Parikrama hero!