On January 28th, as per the local custom, special puja and annadanam was conducted by villagers for the departure of Chaitanya Baba. Below are a few pictures and a video from the puja.
The local villagers organized the function, and several nearby sadhus also attended. A small yagya was performed, followed by harinama sankirtana and distribution of annadanam to several hundred villagers and guests. The villagers had written a song about Chaitanya Baba and his life, and all sang it together.
The villagers are very poor, so they only marked the samadhi with a pile of bricks and stones. We already spoke with some sthapati masons and have arranged for them to come next month to build a small 6 foot tall samadhi mandir to mark the location for future generations.
Villagers performed harinama sankirtana and circumambulated the samadhi of Chaitanya Baba.
Sri Chaitanya Baba Enters Maha Samadhi at Tiger Cave Ashram in Odisha