Post Author: Nava Gauranga dasa Date: 2007-11-01 02:59:19
Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krsna!
Sri Radha-ramana ji, the personal deity of Srila Gopala Bhatta is now in second life. Some years ago I received by good fortune a photo of this special deity, so I guess it was only time before He came to Nitaai Sangha Virtual!
Oh and the Gaura-Nitaai t-shirt is made by my friends Premadas and Reena, well Reena actually:-)
She has made a whole range of Krsna consciousness t-shirts which are so nice.
Thanks Reena and Prema!
Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-11-01 03:11:33
In real life devotional community, one should not make or wear shirts, chaddars, saris, bead bags etc. with Photos or the Holy Names of the Lord as we can throw the photos of the Lord into soap for washing or touch His photos to the ground or make them dirty and sweaty. Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada was so strict that he would not even put photos of the Lord on the holy book covers due to the above reason. Nava, you have a nice dandavats posture for offering pranams in NITAAI Virtual Temple. The T-shirt looks wonderful and is well-made but when you offer dandavats, these beautiful Shri Shri Nitaai Gaura on your T-shirt may also touch the floor which would be right. Photos of Lord Gauranga Krishna are non-different from the Lord so They should also be respected just like the Lord and should always be placed in a respectable and clean place. We appreciate the services of all the devotees but it will be anukula bhakti if our services are done as per the instructions of our previous Acharyas so that it will be pleasing to them. :)
Shri Shri Radha Ramana appear splendid in the Virtual Temple. They are Lord Gauranga Himself. They manifested for a small Shaligram shila solely for the pleasure of His great devotee, Shrila Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who was the Guru of the illustrious Shrila Shrinvasa Acharya Thakura.
Daaso'smi, Swami Gaurangapada.
Post Author: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-11-03 13:37:18
Photo added again. Thanks. Nityananda! Gauranga! Hare Krishna!
Post Author: Damodara Svarupa dasa Date: 2007-11-01 17:07:42
Picture [tn_Sri+Radharaman+ji_001.jpg] missing on this page. Haribol!