This is Champahati. I offer my respectful obeisances to Srila Prabhupad. Also my respectful dandavats to Gaur Gadaadhar. So I want to welcome all of you to this sacred place of Champahati. You have probably heard how this was the secret champa flower garden of Champakalata, one of the ashta sakhis of Radharani. So that is why after Krishna’s leela wound up, this place came to be known as Champahati or marketplace of the champaka flower, which are sometimes known as frangipani in English. In this temple you see Gaur Gadaadhar. This place was under the protection of the younger brother of Gadaadhar, Brijabaaninath, and various pastimes happened here. Like Jayadev, and also Lord Caitanya and Gadaadhar. So this place is filled with the dust of the Pancha Tattva. We hope that you take some of the dust on your head and get blessed! Since there are many speakers, they will give some specifics of the leelas here, so I don’t want to give any specifics, to leave the field wide open for other speakers. I just want to thank you all for being part of this Navadvip parikrama. Here in the holy place of Gaur Gadaadhar, you can get spiritual blessings of Radha and Krishna, Gaur Gadhaai. Please have darshan of the deity and circumambulate the temple room. The disciple of Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad Thakur, Nayananda das, he was here, I think 99 or 100 years old and he went back to Godhead and now the ashram is under the protection of a brahmachari who is very helpful and cooperates with Iskcon devotees and provides for us a place to take prasad. So I hope that you have a nice visit to Champahati and this is Ritudvip and this is the island where all the six seasons appear in one day! Thank you very much! Posibo!
Your servant and your well-wisher,
Transcribed by Jayaraseshwari devi dasi
09 March 2019