"It is better to become a sweeper in the street than to become a false Vaisnava."
"Jobb utcaseprőnek lenni, mint hamis Vaisnavává válni."
2018. március 1., csütörtök
Yoga-pitha: The birth site of Sri Chaitanya (written by Bangalore Temple)
temple at Yoga-pitha, established by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Chaitanya is the teacher of the religion of transcendental love of
Sri Krishna. He was born at Sridham Mayapur in the year 1486. For a
long time it was believed that the real site of birth of the Lord
were washed away by the river Bhagirathi. However these places were
later discovered with painstaking effort by Srila Bhaktivinoda
Thakura in the year 1887. In 1893, Bhaktivinoda Thakura established
Yoga-pitha as the actual site of Lord Chaitanya’s appearance. He
personally collected the funds to purchase this land and built a
small temple here.
from an article published in the magazine, Harmonist dated March 31,
great shrine, externally one of the biggest in Bengal, was opened to
worship on the 20th of March by His Highness Maharaja Vira Vikrama
Kisora Deva Varman Manikya Bahadura of the Tripura State, at Sridham
Mayapura (old Nabadwip), on the birth-site of the Supreme Lord Sri
Krishna-Chaitanya. The Temple is 125 feet high. Its donor is a
merchant of Calcutta, Sriyukta Sakhi-carana Raya Bhakti-vijaya, a
devoted servant of Sridhama Mayapura.
Mayapur is located 130 km from Kolkata, West Bengal. Sri Chaitanya
Mahaprabhu enacted His pastimes here until He adopted the renounced
order of life (sannyasa) at 24 years of age. His birthplace, known as
the Yoga-pitha, is on the banks of the holy river Ganga. After
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura discovered this place he organized to
build a beautiful temple here with the Deities of Mahaprabhu and His
consorts Vishnupriya and Lakshmipriya.
is a neem tree in the courtyard at Yoga-pitha that marks the exact
spot where Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was born. There are also Deities of
Mahaprabhu as a child along with His parents, Sachi-devi and
Deities of Jagannatha Misra and Sachi Devi holding little Chaitanya
digging the foundation for this temple, the Deity of Adhoksaja Vishnu
was unearthed. This is believed to have been the household Deity of
Jagannatha Misra. The Yoga-pitha temple also houses the Deities of
Sri Lakshmi-Narasimha and Sri Gaura-Gadadhara.
one enters the main gate, on the right side is a small temple where
Bhaktivinoda Thakura is worshiped.
few steps forward on the left are the main temple that has a hundred
feet high tower. In the main temple on the left side altar are the
Deities of Sri Sri Radha Madhava and Lord Chaitanya. On the middle
altar is Gaura Narayana along with His two consorts. On His right is
Lakshmipriya and on His left is Vishnupriya. There is also the Deity
of Adhoksaja Vishnu on this altar which was discovered in 1934 by
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati during the excavation for the temple.
This Deity was worshiped by Jagannatha Misra. This Deity shows Lord
Vishnu with His 4 arms holding the club, disc, conch shell, and lotus
along with Lakshmi Devi and Bhu Devi on either side. The altar on the
right has Pancha tattva and Lord Jagannatha.
Deities of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu flanked by His consorts, Lakshmipriya
few feet to the right side of the main altar is the neem tree under
which Lord Chaitanya appeared. Thirty feet behind this hut is a small
temple with 2 Shiva Lingas. The one on the left is Gopishvara Shiva
and the one on the right side is Kshetrapala Shiva, who is the
guardian of the Dhama. Towards the end of the site are Deities of
Gaura Gadadhara and Lakshmi Narasimha which were installed by Srila
Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Gaura Kunda, which is beside the temple, has
been compared to Radha Kunda and Svarna Kunda in Vrindavana. This was
excavated in 1920 by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.
Chaitanya Matha, the original headquarters of the Gaudiya Matha
to Yoga-pitha is the Sri Chaitanya Matha, the original headquarters
of the Gaudiya Matha founded by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. Srila
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s samadhi is located here along
with the samadhi of Srila Gaura Kishora Dasa Babaji Maharaja, the
guru of Srila Sarasvati Thakura.
Timing: 8.30 am to 11.00 am and 3.30 pm to 8 pm.
is at a distance of about one kilometer from ISKCON Mayapur on
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Marg.
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