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‘Chandan Yatra’ is going to be held at Baghbazar Gaudiya Math

Posted on: April 29, 2019 Posted By: Admin

In Vaishnava philosophy, there is a history of the Chandan Yatra. Once upon a time when Madhab Puri came at Brindaban Dham, he was indulged in loving-devotion of Lord Krishna without any sense of day and night. One night he got a divine command that the presence of Lord Sri Krishna was under a grove and he felt in-suffocative inconvenience. Next day Madhab Puri dug that grove and uplifted Sri Gopal Deb and installation of Sri Gopal Deb in a temple had been done by him. Then he commenced the washing ceremony of Sri Gopal Deb. Annakut festival also be done. One day Sri Madhab Puri got a divine command again from Lord Sri Krishna that if Madhab Puri will bring sandal-paste and camphor from Nilachal for Sri Gopal Deb and smear with it, his warmth of body will be reduced. Then Madhab Puri started his journey through Nabadwip to Odisha. While he appeared in Odisha to see the idol of Sri Gopinath, Madhab Puri cried out singing devotional songs. Then he smeared the sandal-paste and camphor in the body of Sri Gopinath by divine command. There are many differences of opinion about this verdict. After that, at lunar-day (tithi) of Akhshay Tritia, the Chandan Yatra commences. The synonym of Chandan Yatra is "Gandhalepon Yatra".

             This festival also celebrates in the temple of Sri Jagannath Dev and in Remuna which is located in the nearest location from ancient Vaishnava Tirtha in Orissa. In Vaishnava philosophy, there are two types of "Chandan Yatra". One is Bahiryatra (first 21 days) and Antaryatra (last 21 days). Total allocated time of "Chandan Yatra" is 42 days. The pond named Sri Narendra Sarobor is called "Chandan Pukur". During the festival (from the day of Akshay Tritia to Shukla Oshtomi Tithi of Bengali month Jaishthya) Sri Madanmohan Dev is taken to ascend by flight and to descend from the flight at the bank of Sri Narendra Sarobor. Then Sri Madanmohan Dev takes a pleasure-trip (noukabilas) with Lord Sri Lokenath-Mahadev. There is a rumor that three hundred years ago Sri Gobinda Dev was installed at Raypur (nearest location from Tucky) by Bangadhipa Pratapaditya. During the festival, the road from the Lord's shrine till Narendra Sarobar (a sacred tank in Puri town) is decorated very beautifully. Arches or big torans are erected in front of monasteries and at crossroads, as the idols take casual rest here and receive offerings. Devotees take decorated representative images of Lord Jagannath, Laxmi, and Saraswati to the Narendra Sarobar at night in richly decorated palanquins. They are accompanied by priests, musicians, and dancers. A number of devotees wait for the arrival of the Lord. Upon arrival, the idols are placed on the decorated boats. These boats are rowed then for a long time by the sevakas. Temple dancers dance and sing on the boat during the rowing. The boats are generally red and white in color and are so designed that they resemble huge swans floating on water. The most peculiar thing about this ceremony is that Sri Madanmohan Dev with Laxmi and Saraswati rides on the white colored raft where-as Ramakrishna with Pancha Shivas rides the red one. The deities continue taking boat rides till early morning and then retire to their respective shrines. This procedure is followed during the entire festival. "Bhauri" is the last day of the festival. Special arrangements are made for this.

            Due to with obedience of the present Acharya and President of Gaudiya Mission Om Vishnupad Paramhansa 108 Srisrimadbhakti Suhrid Paribrajak Maharaj and with service initiative of all members of the Mission, it has  been decided to organise a 21-day "CHANDAN YATRA" from 7th May (Tuesday) to 27th  May 2019 (Monday) at Baghbazar Gaudiya Math. On this occasion every day Lord Srikrishna will be painted by sandal-paste, worship of lunar-day (tithi-puja) with flowers and garlands, reading of Srimad Bhagabat and Sri Hari Sonkirtan (coral) associated with devotees will happen. During this festival, Srimad Bhagavata is read by the secretary of the mission Vaktisundar sanyasi Maharaj, assistant-secretary Vaktipromod Puri Maharaj, and deputy secretary Vaktinishtha Nyasi Maharaj.

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

7th May – AKHAY TRITIYA. HOLY COMMENCEMENT OF SRI   KRISHNA’S CHANDAN YATRA (21 DAY). SRI NATABAR BESH

8th May – 2ND DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. JANMABESH

9th May – 3RD DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. RAJADHIRAJ BESH

10th May – 4TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. BANBIHARI BESH

11th May – 5TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. BOTHSOHORON BESH

12th May – 6TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. GOMOTIKRISHNA BESH

13th May - 7TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. KHOTDOLI BESH. SRI SRI SITANABAMI

14th May - 8TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. CHAKRANARAYAN BESH

15th May - 9TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. NOU KELI BESH. BROTOPOBAS OF MOHINI EKADASHI. HOLY DISAPPEARANCE DAY OF SRILA PUNDARIK BIDYANIDHI. COMPLETION OF KESHAB BRATA

16th May - 10TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. NATABAR BESH

17th May - 11TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. SRIRASMANDAL BESH

18th May - 12TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. KANDARPARATH BESH. BROTOPOBAS OF SRI SRINRISINGHA CHATURDASHI. HOLY APPEARANCE DAY OF SRI SRINRISINGHADEB. HOLY DISAPPEARANCE DAY OF SRILA PARAMESWARI DAS THAKUR

19th May - 13TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. OGHASURBADH BESH

20th May - 14TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. RAGHUNATH BESH

21th May - 15TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. SRI CHAITANYA BESH

22th May - 16TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. GIRIGOBORDHON BESH

23th May - 17TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. GIRIDHARI BESH. HOLY DISAPPEARANCE DAY OF SRILA RAYRAMANANDAGOSWAMIPAD. SRICHAITANYACHARITAMRITA JAYANTI

24th May - 18TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. BASTRAHARAN BESH

25th May - 19TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. CHINTAMANIKRISHNA BESH

26th May - 20TH DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. SRIGAJAUDHARAN BESH

27th May - 21ST DAY OR COMPLETION DAY OF SRI SRI CHANDAN YATRA. HOLY 31ST DISAPPEARANCE DAY OF SRI SRIMADBHAKTI HRIDAY HRISHIKESH MAHARAJ

VIEWING TIME: EVERY DAY 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M.

SRI GAUDIYA MATH

16/A, Kaliprasad Chakraborty Street (Bagbazar), Kolkata – 700003,

P.O – Bagbazar, P.S – Shyampukur

Nearest Location: Opposite Of Bagbazar Girish Mancha (Theatre Hall)

Parking Of Vehicles: Due To Narrow Lane Do Not Park Vehicles Infront Road Of Gaudiya Mission, Please Park Vehicles Infront Of Girish Mancha.

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