Sriman Mahaprabhu would go with a sankirtan party on Nabadwip parikrama. One devotee said, “It is my desire to spread my heart out like a carpet wherever Mahaprabhu is going with sankirtan. I want to spread my heart spread out like carpet so that Mahaprabhu’s sankirtan will dance over it.”
mane kari nade juḍi hṛdaya vichhāi
tāhāra upare sonāra gaurāṅga nāchāi
[“I want to spread my heart out along the river and have golden Gauranga dance upon it.”]
The devotees have expressed their feelings through many songs.
There is a verse also of Prabodhananda Saraswati Thakur about Mahaprabhu going with the Pancha Tattva in a sankirtan party. ISKCON very nicely made a picture of this.
nindantaṁ pulakotkareṇa vikasan-nīpa-prasūna-chchhaviṁ
prordhvī-kṛtya-bhuja-dvayaṁ hari harīty uchchair vadantaṁ muhuḥ
nṛtyantaṁ drutam aśru-nirjhara-chayaiḥ siñchantam ūrvī-talaṁ
gāyantaṁ nija-pārṣadaiḥ parivṛtaṁ śrī-gaurachandraṁ numaḥ
(Śrī Rādhā-rasa-sudhā-nidhi: 1)
[“His raised bodily hairs surpass the beauty of blooming kadamba flowers. With arms upraised, He loudly calls out, ‘Hari!’ ‘Hari!’ again and again. He dances nimbly and showers the surface of the earth with streams of tears as He sings surrounded by His associates. Let us glorify Sri Gaurachandra.”]
As Mahaprabhu is going with His devotees, sveda [perspiration], kampa [trembling], pulaka [hairs standing on end], asru [tears]—the effulgence of different kinds of bhava [feeling], bhakti [devotion], appear in His body.
That Nabadwip Dham parikrama is coming. Every year we are doing Nabadwip Dham parikrama.
Spoken on 24 February 1998.
Listen to the original audio recording here.