A grand installation anniversary festival for Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundarjiu was held on Friday at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha Kaikhali, Kolkata, led by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and an assembly of <em>Vaishnav</em> dignitaries from around the world.

Festival at Kaikhali

A grand installation anniversary festival for Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundarjiu was held on Friday at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha Kaikhali, Kolkata, led by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and an assembly of Vaishnav dignitaries from around the world.

The lectures during the festival focused on the importance of the five primary practices of devotion:

sādhu-saga, nāma-kīrtana, bhāgavata-śravaa
mathur
ā-vāsa, śrī-mūrtira śraddhāya sevana
          
(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Madhya-lila, 22.124)

“(1) To asso­ci­ate with sadhus. (2) To chant the Name of the Lord. (3) To hear the scrip­tures of pure devo­tion. (4) To reside in a holy place. (5) To faith­fully serve the Lord’s Deity.”

In particular the meaning of the word shraddhaya (faithfully) was discussed and explained to mean with full surrender and the sole motive of pleasing the Lord.