Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Appearance Day
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was a great acarya in the Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya and father of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura (Spiritual master of Srila Prabhupada). His appearance day was celebrated on 28 September 2012. In one of his writings, he shares his own experience that, the more we make advancement in the temporary materialistic comforts, the more we become implicated in unnecessary things and they are all impediments for making progress in spiritual life.
On this auspicious occasion a temple full of devotees came together to honor and receive the blessings of this great acarya. They also reﬂected on his messages and its application in their lives. Festivities at the temple included special discourse on his life and works and Pushpanjali, followed by devotees and congregation members breaking their fast at noon with a sumptuous feast.