This week Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is inaugurating an <em>ashram</em> for Indian ladies in the town of Kalna, which is about one hour’s drive from Nabadwip.

Ladies’ Ashram in Kalna

This week Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is inaugurating an ashram for Indian ladies in the town of Kalna, which is about one hour’s drive from Nabadwip.

Yesterday afternoon Srila Acharya Maharaj brought Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda and Sri Sri Gandharva Govindasundarjiu to the new ashram along with Their servitors, four newly confirmed brahmacharinis. These ladies, one of whom is a doctor who was running her own clinic in Kolkata, have left their homes, families, and jobs to serve in the new ashram.

In addition to overseeing many preparations for the grand installation festival which will be held tomorrow morning, Srila Acharya Maharaj gave the brahmacharinis practical instructions regarding the daily management of the temple and and spiritual advice about the behaviour and mood that should be cultivated in the temple. Srila Acharya Maharaj emphasised the need to engage everything in the Lord’s service, and to hear and speak only Hari-katha.