Vrindavan, 2017.02. 15 (VT): Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur’s appearance day was celebrated in on Wednesday in Vrindavan. The Gaudiya Vaishnavas assembled at Shri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math to celebrate 144th appearance day of the founder of Gaudiya Math.
As a part of the appearance day celebration, the devotees held ‘Pushpanjali’ by offering flowers and garland to the image of ‘Prabhupada’. They expressed gratitude to their ‘spiritual master’ for introducing them to consciousness of Shri Krishna and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The Sanyasis and devotees spoke about the glories and pastimes of Prabhupada Shri Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. A grand feast was organized during lunch after offering the ‘Mahaprasad’ to Saraswati Thakur. Mahaprasad was distributed among hundreds of devotees.
A grand Nagar Sankirtan was carried out which passed through the packed lanes, markets and roads of Vrindavan, under continuous showers of flowers.
Bhaktiprasad Vishnu Maharaj said, “Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur spread the message of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu around the country in early twentieth century and his followers are spreading it around the world”.
Shri Tamal Krishna Das Brahmachari of Imlitala said, “Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur appeared in Shri Kshetra on 6th February 1874. In his childhood he quickly mastered the Vedas, memorized the Bhagvad – gita, and relished his father’s philosophical works”.
Bhaktivedanta Madhusudan Maharaj said, “Apart from his father’s writings, he published many authorized sashtras of Bhagvad Gita, Shrimad Bhagvatam, Chaitanya Bhagvata, Chaitanya Mangala, Prema Bhakti Chandirka and his favorite book Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita”.