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At the back of the Yoga Pith is a Shiva linga. This manifestation of Shiva is called Gopiswara Mahadeva, and he is the worshipable eternal protector of the Holy Dham. Vaishnavanam yatha sambhuh -Lord Shiva is the greatest Vaishnava, and he is eternally protecting all of the Lord's holy dhams. As Lord Shiva eternally protects Shri Vrindavan Dham, he also eternally protects Shri Navadwip Dham. Pure devotees, who follow in the footsteps of Shri Sanatana Goswami and Shri Rupa Goswami, pay their humble obeisances to Gopiswara Mahadeva at the beginning of their parikrama. They thus beg him for devotional service to Shri Krishna Chaitanya, the combined form of Shri Shri Radha Krishna who manifested as the personification of maha-bhava. Let us now fall to the ground and, offering our most humble obesiances to Gopiswara Mahadeva, request him to bless and protect us so we may successfully complete our parikrama.