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Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura’s Saligrama Sila, at ISKCON Mayapur
By Shyamagopika Devi Dasi   |  Dec 31, 2022

On the 22nd of December 2022, the Sri Narasimha Saligrama Sila, worshipped by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur, was officially installed on the Narasimhadeva’s altar in ISKCON Mayapur.

In 2018, per the direction of Jayapataka Swami, to restore and establish worship in various Sripats in Gaura Mandala, a team of devotees traveled throughout West Bengal and Orissa, with the guidance of Namahatta director, Sri Gauranga Prem Swami.

His Holiness Jayapataka Swami

On a visit to Devagrama, Srila Visvanstha Cakravarti Thakur’s birthplace, local villagers had told the team where they could locate the Saligrama Sila worshipped by Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur and that it was currently being taken care of by an 80 yr old devotee. This devotee willingly handed the Sila to ISKCON Mayapur. The Sila was then established in Hare Kṛṣṇa Nāmahaṭṭa in ISKCON Mayapur Sri Sri Gaura Nitai mandir.

Amongst the marigolds during Abhishek

In November 2022, His Holiness Bhanu Swami Maharaja visited the Namahaṭṭa and took darsana of the Saligrama Sila. Then His Grace Jananivasa Das made a visit and identified it as a  Narasimha Saligram. He immediately decorated Him as per Srila Prabhupada’s standards that were instructed to him.



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