Let me offer my obeisances to Lord Sri Nityananda, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose opulence is wonderful and unlimited. By His will, even a fool can understand His identity.
(CC Adi 5.1)
To celebrate the most auspicious and important occasion of Nityananda Trayodasi this year, 2022, the TOVP is happy to announce the release of the flipbook edition of the book, The Advent of Panca Tattva, published originally in 2004. Many devotees served in the production of this book including His Holiness Bhanu Swami, Ganga Das, Bhagavatamrta Das, Nitya-trpta Devi Dasi and Vijaya Govinda das.
As explained below by Braja Sevaki Dasi, this is the first of two consecutive publications about the production, arrival and installation of Sri Panca Tattva in Sridhama Mayapur. The flipbook also includes a short video documentary of the arrival of Panca Tattva on February 6, 2004 on the inside back cover.
In 2004, Bhagavatamrita Das and Ganga Das produced this wonderful book, “The Advent of Sri-Panca-tattva.” Covering the period of time leading up to the casting of the deities, the transport of the beautiful golden forms from South India to Mayapur, and the many adventures and stories in between, the book’s historical value cannot be measured. It was an event the likes of which we have never seen, and will never see again, and both authors bring the entire story to you in colorful detail.
And as their book ends upon the arrival in Mayapur on February 6, 2004 of the truck bearing its precious cargo, a second book, “18 Days: Sri Panca-tattva’s Mayapur-lila” takes up the story. From the moment the truck arrived, slowly crawling along Bhaktisiddhanta Road to the shouts and chanting and dancing and sheer joy of every resident of this district, eighteen days passed before the great maha-abhiseka “first darshan” of these golden forms of mercy and bliss. Braja Sevaki Dasi and Rasarani Priya Dasi authored this similarly historical account of Sri Panca-tattva’s arrival in Mayapur, and the wild, unbelievable, and ecstatic pastimes that unfolded before “the big day,” when tens of thousands filled the temple halls, spilled out into the gardens, and watched worldwide as the Golden Avatar and His associates finally appeared before us in all Their glorious splendor…
As a most glorious addition to ISKCON’s history, both books will be available here on the TOVP site, the first today on Nityananda’s Appearance Day, 2022, the second on Gaura-purnima, 2022.
panca-tattva jaya jaya sri radha-madhava
jaya navadvipa ganga-devi sri vaisnava
All glories to Sri Panca-tattva and Sri Radha-Madhava! All glories to Navadvipa-dhama, Sri Ganga-devi, and to all the Vaisnava devotees!
Click on The Advent of Panca Tattva to view this and other flipbooks on the TOVP website.
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