Gambhira Temple and Bandhusundar in SriDham SriAngan, Faridpur, February 6-7, 2001
[View the original gambhira during 1899-1918]
Left to right and then down.
All the pictures are clickable to a bigger size.
Pictures 1 & 2 - the original gambhira where Jagadbandhu kept himself
closeted for about 17 years (16 years and 8 months during 1902-1918) and maintained
absolute silence. The new red colored Gambhira Temple has been built on it. The door with the
steel rods remains closed all the time but the Gambhira shrine door where Prabhu is seated
is open for the viewing of Jagadbandhusundar at specific times. The
Gambhira shrine door is also open during the morning and evening
aratis all throughout the year.
Pictures 3 & 4 - Prabhu Jagadbandhusundar seated in the Gambhira shrine. This 'brigraha'
(statue) is worshiped during every morning and evening aratis and special utsavs (celebrations) with
all-round kirtan. This bigraha of Prabhu Jagadbandhusundar seems to be living
and is quite different from the bigrahas in any other shrine. This may be the case because
this is where Bandhusundar lived most of his life.
The inside shrine door was opened by the brahmachari in charge to
make allowance to take these two pictures. These pictures would not have been possible without
the door open.