Nabadvipa and Vrindavan, it’s like a lotus or like it’s like a spiritual lotus, Goloka Vrindavana. Go! So, Nabadvipa also has that lotus shape, and there is one central, the whorl and around that there are eight spiritual petals. So the central whorl is, representing the Bhakti process of Atmanivedanam, complete surrender, full surrender, self surrender. And the other eight processes of bhakti-yoga, devotional service are each one is like one petal of that lotus.
H.H Jayapataka Swami Maharaj
26th Dec, 1982 SB class @ Atlanta,