Navadwip, India — Monday, March 7th

Srila Gurudeva's samadhi mandir

Srila Acharya Maharaj has just announced that Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj's samadhi mandir will be inaugurated on the first anniversary of Srila Gurudeva's disappearance, which is on April 15th this year.

This may come as a surprise to many. I was certainly surprised (I had heard that the samadhi mandir might only be inaugurated as late as December this year).

Seeing the state of construction that the building project is in now, with just five weeks to go, I would have thought that it would be impossible to have the samadhi mandir ready by April 15th — but that was before I witnessed the two-week miracle in Ekachakra!

Now I know that if anybody can accomplish the impossible, it is our Srila Acharya Maharaj. As Srila Gurudeva said when praising Srila Acharya Maharaj's numerous achievements:

We are so indebted and so much blissful to Acharya Maharaj because he hears what Guru Maharaj wants, what I want, and he makes that... He has done everything, all arrangements. He has capacity, he has done so much, and it is a miracle... Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, he is an impossible man! — a miraculous man whose energy is over-flooded for the service of our society. He is my very dear friend, very dear disciple, very dear worker — everything. My blessings to him. He is doing all of my own attending-service duties, and I am so happy.

Srila Acharya Maharaj has also said that Srila Gurudeva's murti will be installed in the samadhi mandir on the day of the inauguration, so for those fortunate devotees who are able to come here to Sri Navadwip dham in the short time that is left, it is sure to be a memorable, auspicious event.

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