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All Glories to Gaura and Nitynanada and to the magnamious Shri Navadvipa Dhaam
(*The word Dhaam means the Abode of God)
The story of how the Dhaam was revealed to Shrila Sacchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur continues.
Krishnanagar is a town near Navadvipa. Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was transferred to Krishnanagar and he would visit Navadvipa on weekends and one one such Saturday......
One Saturday evening, the Thakura was sitting on the roof of the Rani Dharmasala in Navadvipa with his third son, Kamal Prasad, and a friend who was a clerk. It was 10 o'clock and very dark, as the sky was covered with clouds. The Thakura gives his account: "Across the Ganga, in the northern direction, I saw a large mansion flooded with light. When I asked Kamal [about this], he confirmed that he had seen it also. When I asked the clerk, he said, 'I didn't see anything.' I was utterly amazed by that. When I looked carefully at that area in the morning from the roof of Rani's house, I saw a tal [palm] tree located there. Inquiring from others about the place, they said it was known as Ballaldighi, which was near the ruins of the old fort and kingdom of Laksman Sen." Upon inquiring of various persons, the Thakura learned that adjacent to that place was the large pond of King Ballal Sen from which the town got its name, and aside from that there was nothing of importance. The following Saturday he went to Ballaldighi where at night he again had a wonderful vision. He spent the next day wandering all over the site. The elderly locals told him that this was indeed the location of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's(Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is another name of Lord Gauranga) birth. They pointed out an extensive mound covered with Tulasi plants as the actual site of His appearance.
Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura had seen the Adbhuta Mandir :The Golden temple flooded with light.
The Adbhuta Mandir is the most beautiful palace of Lord Gauranga, it is the appearnce place of Lord Gauranga.The Adbhuta Mandir is completely spiritual and very very beautiful and opulant, so opulant that even the worlds richest man cannot ever imagine. What to speak of ordinary people of this world, even the demigods or living entities on highr planes cannot imagine or calculate or try to find the extent of the Glories of the Adbhuta Mandir. The Adbhuta Mandir is also called as Yogapitha.
About the picture:Lord Nityananda shows Shrila Jiva Gosvami(A Great associate of Lord Nityananda) The Adbhuta Mandir which is resting on the Divine Lotus.
In the next post: A Great perfected Saint confirms the place of the Adbhuta Mandir