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New, Custom-Made Cabinets for Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
By Madan Mohan Mohini dasi
May 1, 2017

Although time it took, along with a lot of non-cooperation from the weather and neighbors, Abhirama Sakha prabhu and his family: wife, Syama-Gauri prabhu, daughter, Advaiti, and son, Atharv - hand-crafted and installed beautiful, solid wood closets and drawers for Their Lordships, Sri Sri Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurasundara, right before Gaura Purnima this year, 2017.

When Abhirama Sakha prabhu volunteered to take on this service in 2015, he did not realize the tests which would be put before him. His driveway had to become his workshop; his garage housed his tools, and his car had to be moved to the street. Because he received neighborly complaints about the noise and because city regulations wanted all the houses to have that “neat as a pin” look, he was prevented from leaving his work outside; it had to go back into the garage in the evening and his car had to go back onto the driveway. Out, in, out, in, out, in. As time went on and the drawers started taking shape, there was nowhere to put them but in the largest space in the house – the living room - and, really, there was practically nowhere for them to sit. Inclement weather – scorching heat, freezing winter rains and snow, etc. many times made sure that the work came to a halt. So although he and his family had their busy life of work, catering, hosting guests, school, helping with large festivals (Sadhu Sanga, Rathyatra), they worked diligently and devotedly to produce what we consider First Class Cabinets and Drawers!

The Deities of Gaura-Nitai were installed in May, 2016, on Aksaya Tritiya, the most auspicious day of the year. Since then Their Lordships’ clothing and paraphernalia have increased many-fold and are now housed in their respective compartments. Here they are, along with some early pictures: pics

May Sri Sri Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurasundara bless Abhirama Sakha prabhu and his family for their wonderful service! Hare Krsna.

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