Champdani - 2 Poem by umaprosad das

Champdani - 2

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A peaceful residential area, calm and quiet
With narrow concrete lanes, neat and clean
Blessed with trees and plants in households
Making the scenic beauty in pleasant green

Residents are of no high status and hopes
Believe in peaceful habitation with love
Are of religious minds, full of devotion
And satisfied with whatever they have

Champdani is adjacent to Dakshineswar
Belur Math, Adya Pith of ancient Shrine
Where Saint Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Got the spiritual salvation and grace divine

He was the famous mystic in 19th Century
Practiced five ‘Vaishnava Bhakti’ theme
Santa, Dasya, Sakhya, Batsalya, Madhura**
Through austere Sadhana* he felt Lord in him

His famous disciple Swami Vivekananda
Established Ramakrishna Math and Mission
Working extensively through out the world
Providing health care, tribal welfare, education

Nabadwip, place of pilgrims in District Nadia
The birth place of Mahaprabhu Shri Chaityna
Brought Renaissance of Gaudiya Vaishnavism
Hindus consider him Incarnation of Lord Krishna

It’s near and well connected to greater Kolkata
Memorable with political, historical importance
An old cosmopolitan city, ancient capital of India
Carrying and nurturing Indian cultures, tradition

Kolkata is famous for activities of glory at all times
Accommodating Noble Laureates, scholars, writers
Rabindra Nath Tagore, Mother Teresa, Ronald Ross
C.V.Raman, Amartya Sen and many freedom fighters

** Full devotion and love to Almighty God through these ‘bhavas’
śānta, the “peaceful attitude”;
dāsya, the attitude of a servant
sakhya, the attitude of a friend;
vātsalya, the attitude of a mother toward her child;
madhura, the attitude of a woman towards her lover

*Sadhana – spiritual meditation


Kolkata has an illustrious past. Thank You for recounting it here.

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umaprosad das 05 July 2022

Thanks a lot for loving Kolkata especially its illustrious past. With love and regards

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Dave Walker 09 August 2013

A great poem, like it. A great write.

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Gajanan Mishra 09 August 2013

good write, thanks, I like it, I invite you to read my poems and comment.

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