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22.Marsarobar, Amlitala, Swet Ganga,Akshay Bat, Khunti Pukur etc.


Once NITYANANDA left his home, the village be¬came deserted. After the death of Harai Pandit and Padmavati, almost all the residents left the village. The followers of NITYANANDA went on pilgrimage. Some of them accepted sainthood. Only one of his nearest relatives named Madhab Bandyopadhyay preferred to stay on at Ekchakra. It was he who showed JANHAVA DEVI all the Holy places at Ekchakra. Afterwards, JANHAVA DEVI empowered Raghav Pandit of Gobardhan with the responsibility of looking after the place.Raghav Pandit is the author of ^Krishnabhakti-ratnaprakash'. Originally from Deccan, he came to Ekchakra with his two followers, Sree Jagadananda Das and Sree Krishna Das. Ekchakra was then an isolated place. On the other side of Jamuna, Khalatpur was being built by the Pathan Jaigirdar Khafat Khan. Madhav Bandyopadhyay was too old, almost invalid. Still, with supreme effort he introduced all the sacred places to Raghav and handed over him the charge of place. Madhav surrendered the charge of the BIRTHPLACE as well as that of RASIK ROY JEW. and 'Sahasrasirsa' (WOTH) Bishnu Chakra The deity once belonged to Harai Pandit and still worshipped by Madhav. Raghav was very happy to receive the image standing on a lotus and adorned with flute and wooden chappals. The Nrisingha Sila that always accompanied him was also being worshipped with Rasik Roy and Shalgram Silas.


Raghav constructed a temple at Harai Pandit's residence. Simultaneously, the maternity home, where Sri Sri NITYANANDA was born (^firwrfcO came into prominence. Raghav placed the im¬ages of Nitai and Gour in the temple. Truly speak¬ing, Raghav Pandit has done a great duty to the nation by preserving the Birthplace of NITYANANDA and bringing it in the original form. He has been regarded by all as a NATIONAL HERO. After Raghav, Jagadananda and Krishnadas were the blessed ones who got the opportunity to offer their service to this place. The other priests were Sreemat NITYANANDA DASJI, RAM DASJI, BRAJAMOHAN DASJI, GOUR DASJI, SIVANANDA DASJI AND HARI DASJI. Haridasji formed a trustee board consisting of nine members including Tribhanga Dasji in the year 1335 B.S. The chief priest & Sevait was Tribhanga Dasji. Tribhanga Dasji passed away on the Maghipurnima, in the year 1351 B.S. and the charge was handed over to Bidhubhushanji.


But after the death of Bidhubhushanji on the Sukla Ekadasi of Bhadra, 1373 B.S., the disciplne of the institution broke down. Since then the ser¬vice had been alternating on temporary basis. On the heartfelt request of Sri Bidhubhushanji, Sri Jivasaran Das (the then Jyotirmay Chowdhury) came to Ekchakra from Khardah, during the lifetime of the former. But at the deathbed, when Sri Bidhubhushanji wanted Sri Jivasaran Das to take charge of Ekchakra the latter could not make it. In the Bengali year 1379 during 500th Birth Anniversary of Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Jivasaran Das came to Ekchakra and was appointed Sevait and Managing Trustee by the then Trustee Board.

Here is an account of all the festivals that take place throughout the year.On the 1st day of Baisakh, the new year is wel¬comed with daylong Sankirtana . Prasad is of¬fered to each and everyone.On the Snan Yatra (Bath-ceremony), Chongadhari Baba is remembered through some rituals.During the GURUPURNIMA FESTIVAL the ashram is crowded with lots of devotees. Various types of religious rites including Sri Guru Aradhana, Vyas Puja Kirtana of Sri Sri Nityananda Prabhu,glorifying Kirtana of Sanatan Goswami are performed to honour the tithi.The day of Bidhubhusanji's death is solemnly re¬membered every year.But the greatest festival is the celebration of the Birth Anniversary of NITYANANDA. Who ever has had the opportunity to attend the festival that last for 11 days will remember forever. Woollen garments are distributed irrespective of caste & creed to the poor & downtrodden.On the Dolpurnima, xNaam Sankirtan' and devotional songs in praise of Sri Krishna or Chaitanya, is performed to celebrate the Birth ceremony of Sri Chaitanaya. On the 'Krishnaa Shashti' that follows Dolpurnima, the arrival of xBabaji Mahasay' (SRIPAD RAMDAS BABAJI MAHASAYA), and onxChaitra Sankranti'the Birth ceremony of 'Bara Babaji Mahasay' (SRIMAT RADHARAMAN CHARAN DAS DEVA) are cel¬ebrated.Thus, during the whole year Ekchakra is enliv¬ened with various of ceremonies, big and small, all centering around NITYANANDA MAHAPRABHU.