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Scorching Heat Is No Match for His Lotus Feet

After our Gurumaharaj disappeared, Srila Tirtha Maharaj served the Maths untiringly and did not let the mission deviate an iota from pure devotional principles. 

We had seen Maharaj doing kirtan at a stretch for 2 to 3 hours while performing Nagar sankirtana. Whenever we travelled even for a short distance, we needed a car – but Tirtha Maharaj would go bare foot. 

On the way to Nrisimhapalli, just after the area inhabited by the Muslims, there lies a banyan tree where it is nearly impossible to place one's foot on the street due to the burning heat. Others got blisters under their feet, but Maharaj came there bare foot. 

We started wondering where his kharams (wooden slippers) were. I asked Maharaj to wear his pair of kharam, for which he replied “no."  One would want to go by car in that scorching heat, but Srila Tirtha Maharaj arrived there bare foot.

In such a state, he was performing such an amazing kirtan at a stretch right from the beginning until the end of the parikrama. What a gaze in his eyes! Foam was coming out from his mouth on both sides. In this way, the kirtana continued for 2 to 3 hours.


– Sri Bhikshu Maharaj (Godbrother)



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