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14th Anniversary

On Friday, 11th of February there was 14th anniversary since Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai appeared in our home. There was not such a big festival as during the inauguration ceremony when there was more then 60 devotees attending.

Moreover, this year my mother decided to invite some of our most close neighbours[1. They are not devotees in the sense that they are not practising spiritual life in a way which we do.], serve them prasadam and show video filmed during the installation ceremony in 1997.

So, when our guests arrived at 5pm, we gave them something to eat…

Unfortunately, I did not make photo of all preparations which were served to our dear guests, but here you can see what was offered to our Deities for the lunch.

bhoga offering for Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai

After having nice meal, our neighbours were enjoying video which showed all the steps performed during the installation ceremony starting from the decorating the altar with all kinds of flowers and fruits, bathing ceremony (called abhiseka) etc.

As it is recommended to perform [sankirtana yajna] in this age of kali-yuga, there was lot of singing during the ceremony and our neighbours stayed till the end of the video which was spiced with my mother’s enthusiastic preaching.[2. I was not being able to stay during the whole video since I had to drive my wife to the working place.]

What will be the purifying effect on our guests — only time will tell us. :-)

For now, let’s be satisfied seen the beautiful form of our Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai…[3. The picture was taken on the 14th Anniversary day.]

Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai on the Anniversary day in 2011

Happy Birthday!

In two days we’ll have 15th celebration of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai’s ‘birthday’…wonderful opportunity to start with a new blog.

If you (still) don’t know, Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai are our family Deities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu. They have appeared on the auspicious day of Bhismastami which corresponded to Valentine’s Day that year.

There was wonderful festival held in Their honour, many devotees were present and we served a nice feast at the end.

Since that day, Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai are constantly pouring blessings on our family and are constant source of inspiration to continue with the spiritual practice. We’ll try to illustrate this fact by keeping this blog hopefully to find the (missing) link between our daily activities and Their invisible hands.

For now, just take a look at the picture from Their installation ceremony which happened on 14th of February 1997 in our flat in Zagreb…

For the skeptics, we’ll show you how They’re looking these days, actually I promise to post Their photo from the Fridays’ ceremony. Stay tuned. ;)

p.s. Not to forget — tomorrow is another auspicious day for those wanting to advance in their spiritual life: appearance day of Srila Advaita Acarya.