Glories of Mayapur Dhama


Glories of Mayapur dhama
Venue: Mayapur
Dated: December 28, 2018
Occasion: Annual yatra, First session
Gaurabhakta Vrnda ki…. ..Jai

Don’t just say Hari but say Gaura Hari. Who are Gaurbhakta Vrnda? The devotees of Gaura Hari are called Gaura Bhakta and many devotees of Gaura Hari are called Gaura  Bhakta Vrnda. You all have assembled here Gaura bhakta Vrnda.  Do you agree with me?? Haribol. How was the journey? Prabhupada once asked me how was the journey? In 1977 for Mayapur festival we had come walking from Vrindavana. That time Mayapur was same also and different also. There was just one building; now it’s called lotus building. Now there are other buildings, Gada, Sankha, Cakra.

So first was Padma Bhavan. Radha Madhav were small that time. They were on the ground floor. We had come with bullock cart. It’s not just a story; it’s reality. We had bought that bullock cart from Meerut. We went to have darsana of Srila Prabhupada. He was staying on second floor. Harisuari Prabhu understood somebody is coming and he did not want anybody to meet Prabhupada. So he stopped us on the way like the Pandas of Jagannath Puri had stopped me.

We were trying to convince him. Luckily by that time Srila Prabhupada was going to his room from the wash room. He saw that bullock cart sankirtana party has reached. So he said let them come. Now our route was clear. You all go for darsana to Prabhupada’s quarters.

We had just sat there. Many garlands were kept beside. Srila Prabhupada told Harisauri Prabhu to garland us all and we were sitting with the garlands like we had achieved some trophy.

param vijayate sri-krsnasankirtanam

That time Srila Prabhupada asked us, “How was the journey?” I said, “It was an easy journey to Mayapur planet, Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada has written a book easy journey to other planets. I was remembering that name. So I said “easy journey to Mayapur planet.”

Caitanya Mahaprabhu went from Mayapur to Jagannath Puri. There is no difference between Mayapur and Jagannath Puri. So reaching Jagannath Puri is like reaching Golok Dhama. Last 18 years Caitanya Mahaprabhu stayed in Jagannath Puri. Jagannath Puri was the base of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. As said by Saci mata Jagannath Puri is not very far from Mayapur. The Gokul of Vrndavan is Mayapur. Mayapur is also Vrndavan. There is no difference. Because there is no difference between Krsna and Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

 mo sama patita prabhu na paibe ara

I am the most fallen. I am number one sinful. Papiyan me name. Is there any sinful here? There are few. We accept or not, but we are. Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared for the fallen. As in Kaliyuga people are more fallen, Caitanya Mahaprabhu is more merciful. This is the quality of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is filled with qualities and He exhibited His qualities here. He gave Krsna Prema to others.

This mantra ‘namo mahavadanyaya..’ is pranam mantra for Caitanya Mahaprabhu. To know someone we should know his nama, rupa, guna, lila. Rupa and nama of Krsna prema is,

 Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare,
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

His guna is He gives Krsna prema to others.

 “Golokera prema dhana harinam sankirtana

Caitanya Mahaprabhu brought a gift for the whole world. My birthday will be on Gaura Purnima. People will come for Gaura Purnima, they bring gift or not but I will give them gift and that is Krsna prema.

 Krsna prema pradayate

One who receives this Krsna prema become the most wealthy, dhanadhya.

I pay obeisances to Krsna whose name is Sri Krsna Caitanya. This is name of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. So now rupa is left. He is gaura varna Krsna. To this guara varna Krsna I pay obeisances. He was Shyamsundar, now He has become Gaurasundar. Now left is dhama. Who has come for the first time?? Hari Bol almost 40%.

Here we have Ganga Jamuna also. Half Ganga and half Yamuna. Chanda Kazi samadhi is Mathura, Mayapur is Gokul. There are nine islands so called Navadvipa as rivers flow crisscross. So many things I have to tell you. This dhama is eternal like Jagannath Puri dhama.  During annihilation Jagannath Puri Dham was intact, same as Mathura, Dwarka and Navadvipa.

Ganga when appeared for the first time, Bhagiratha was in front driving his ratha making a route for Ganga and she was following him from Uttar Pradesh to Bengal. When his ratha was crossing Navdvipa there is one dvipa Jaanudvipa. Jaanu muni was performing his Sandhya Vandana. By that time Ganga came and there was water all over. This was done by Bhagirath. And he drank all the ganga water. Bhagirath had already faced so many problems in bringing Ganga down to the earth. He had to take Ganga to Ganga sagar to deliver his ancestors.

Bhagiratha when turned behind saw Ganga is not there. He saw Jaanu Muni and requested him please release Gangaji. And Ganga came out from the thigh of Jaanu Muni, so she was called Janavi.

Janavi tata vane jaga mana lobha

See the glories of Caitanya Mahaprabhu at the bank of Janavi. Advait, Nityananda are on His right side and Gadadhar, Srinivas are on his left. He is sitting on thorn bedecked with valuable diamonds. Brahma is doing arati and other Demigods also have come. Narada ji is playing Veena.

Catur mukhe Brahma bole Krsna Krsna Hare Hare
Pancha mukhe Mahadev bole Ram Ram Hare Hare.

Shiva is all there in Navadvipa. There is one island on his name Rudra Dvipa. There is darsana of Harihara here, half Hari and half Shiva, showing that he is not Visnu tattva nor jiva tattva but he is diiferent tattva.

Once Brahma ji came here at Antardvipa, He was doing tapsaya here for his offences in Vrndavan. He had kidnapped calves and cowherd boys. Tapasya causes purification.

I am jumping from here to there. I wish I had many mouths.

tunde tandavini ratim vitanute tundavali

So when Ganga was crossing, she saw posters of Gaura Purnima festival. Many many years back also Gaura Purnima was being celebrated. She said to Bhagiratha, “I want to attend Gaura purnima festival.” So they celebrated Gaura Poornima. Ganga fasted you know which type?? Nirjala. Did u understand? Ganga Yamuna has their own personalities.

We are saying many times. That this dhama is eternal. So not only dhama is eternal but the Lord here is also eternal. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is dhami of Mayapur like Panduranga is dhami of Pandharpur and Ram is dhami of Ayodhya. Dhama and Dhami both are eternal, this is all to be thought over. And the Dhami is not just sitting but performing Lila. To perform Lila the Lord needs His associates.

King Nimi and Nava Yogendra’s dialogue. King Nimi asked question to each Yogendra. Karbhajan Muni said,

krsna-varnam tvisakrsnam sangopangastra-parsadam
yajnaih sankirtana-prayair yajanti hi su-medhasah

Lord will appear in Kaliyuga. He will describe the glories of Krsna. His complexion will be Akrsnam. He will not be black that means He will be fair Gauravarna. His associates will also appear and perform yajna or sacrifice, but which type??The intelligent people will worship the Lord by performing sankirtana yajna. Hare Krsna Hare Krsna. So Dhama is eternal, Dhami is eternal and his associates are also eternal.

There are two types of Lilas. Prakat or aprakat lila. Nitya and naimitik Lila.

Yada yada he dharmasya and  Paritranaya sadhu nama

This was the cause for the Lord’s lila. Other times lila are always going on as aprakat Lila.

adyapi lila kare guara rai kon kon bhagyavan dekhi bare pai

Adhyapi means now also Gaura is performing lila and the fortunate can have darsana of the lilas. We should not think that Lord was there and lila has happened. But the Lord is there and lilas are going on now also.

maya saha ramasva

You remember Lord please be with me engage me in your confidential lilas. Like this Brahma prayed at Antardvipa where we are sitting now. At every island there is one process of devotional service.

Sravanam kirtanam vishnu samarnam… Prahalad said when his father asked him what he learned in Gurukul. What for this I had send you to gurukul? We pay Sanda Amarka for ths? Hiranyakasyapu ki… devotees said jai.. laughter all over.

There are different islands in the Navadvipa area for cultivation of these nine varieties of devotional service.

They are as follows: (1) Antardvipa, (2) Simantadvipa, (3) Godrumadvipa, (4) Madhyadvipa, (5) Koladvipa, (6) Rtudvipa, (7) Jahnudvipa, (8) Modadruma-dvipa and (9) Rudradvipa. So Navadvipa and there are Navadha bhakti.

 1)Antardvipa, Sri Mayapur –Surrendering everything
2) Simantadvipa-Hearing
3) Godrumadvipa- Chanting
4) Madhyadvipa-Remembering
5) Koladvipa- Serving the lotus feet
6) Ritudvipa- Worshipping
7) Jahnudvipa- Praying
8) Modadrumadvipa- Being a servant
9) Rudradvipa – Being a friend

At Simantasvipa—Sravanam, Parvati is doing bhakti there.

At Antardvipa we surrender this me and mine to the Lord. Me remains, but how? Aham dasosmi, Aham can’t be destroyed.

om ajnana ti mirandasya

Tamosoma Jotir gayama, we should go from ignorance to knowledge.

krsna surya sama maya hai andhakar

24 years Caitanya Mahaprabhu stayed at Mayapur. 6 years He was on yatra and 18 years in Jagannath Puri. So grand total 48 years he performed His Lila, Krsna for 125 years and Lord Rama for 10,000 years.

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