Bhaktivinoda Thakur Disappearance Day Celebration
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, was a great Vaishnava and part of the Gaudiya Vaishnava Madhava sampradaya parampara. He was also the father of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, who was the spiritual master (guru) of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (founder of ISKCON).
He was highly respected magistrate by profession. He preached Vaishnavism and was a prolific Vaishnava writer. He wrote several Vaishnava books and songs which are read and sung till date by Gaudiya Vaishnava devotees across the world.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has set a great example for all. Although he had so many responsibilities as a magistrate, as superintendent of the Jagannatha Temple, as a husband, as father of ten children still he expertly utilized his time in the service of Lord Krsna.
His disappearance day was celebrated on 1st July 2011. Devotees gathered in the temple hall to offer pushpanjali and arati to the beautifully decorated picture of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. They observed fast till noon and took inspiration from his life and teachings; to keep in their minds and heart his glorious example: that even in various and demanding positions, more and more can be done to serve Krsna.