All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
to the Mexican leg
of the 21st World Tour
|of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj|
and Additional Information for Pilgrims
'guru-gaurave garvvita dhanya mora'
'We are very fortunate to have the mercy of Sri Gurudev, His Divine Treasure.'
All glories to our beloved Gurudev, the President-Acharyya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
All glories to the Founder-Acharyya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, our Param Gurudev His Divine Grace Om Visnupad Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
All glories to our dear-most well-wisher, His Divine Grace Om Visnupad Paramahamsa Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
Godbrothers and Godsisters,
Friends and followers:
Please, accept our humble obeisances to your dedicated feet.
The aspirant devotees of
Sri Chaitanya Saraswati Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram of Mexico, headed by His
Holiness Sripad Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj, full of joy announce to you the
visit of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj to
this country and invite you for joining in this joyous celebration of the sacred
presence of Srila Gurudev, accompanied by some of his dear associates.
The Earth and the whole universe are blessed by the lotus feet of Srila Gurudev; besides that, he is coming unto our countries for bestowing more of His grace as the divine Agent of Sriman Mahaprabhu and the ultimate representative of the Sri Rupanuga Sampradaya.
Of course, we know that this Tour of Srila Gurudev is not a formal preaching tour, but is destined mainly for giving Srila Gurudev an opportunity to recover his health and to take rest from the innumerable tasks which he commands.
So, it is in this mood that Srila Gurudev will stay at Veracruz, surrounded by his associates, disciples, friends and aspirant devotees. There, a beautiful Temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math will be inaugurated by him, and starting from that day the devotees will have the chance there to chant and distribute Srila Gurudev's glories, Param Guru Maharaj's glories and the glories of the Merciful Supreme Lord, Sriman Mahaprabhu.
The event starts in the second half of November with the arrival of His Divine Grace at Veracruz City, and it extends until early next month when he will leave for Soquel Seva Ashram in California, where he will most likely stay for the celebration of his Sri Vyasa Puja, the 28th December.
In one of his previous visits, the municipal government of Veracruz gave Srila Gurudev the Key of the City, and previously they already gave the name of "Honorable Visitor.' So, Srila Gurudev is once again coming to his city.
The presence of all of you will give Srila Gurudev and the devotees great satisfaction during this infinitely auspicious occasion in which the divine plane is mercifully coming down to us.
All glories to all Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's devotees all over the world!
Humbly and affectionately,
Your aspirant servants
of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math of Mexico
Additional Information for Pilgrims
We are including here extra information in regard to hosting, prasadam, etc., for the event.
To those coming to Veracruz and want to confirm the dates of your arrival or to those whom require more information in regard to the event, we ask you to please let us know at the following email:
(starting from today until November 18th, 2004)
(starting from November 19th).
General information about weather at present
Maximum: 21 degrees centigrade
Minimum: 7 degrees
Maximum: 30 degrees centigrade
Minimum: 20 degrees
This is the season of 'nortes' in Veracruz (very strong winds with humidity) and is very probable that in the next days there will be these winds.
The cold of this season comes not from the low weather but from the air surcharged with humidity that those winds bring; so, besides the necessity to bring some light clothing it will be appropriate to bring a jacket or sweater.
For traveling from Mexico City to Veracruz
When coming by flight to Mexico City
Inside the airport (there are places for this specific purpose) buy a ticket for a taxi that will take you to the East Bus Terminal (known as TAPO), situated some meters from the Metro station called 'San Lazaro.'
Note: We don't recommend you to take a taxi outside airport.
Buying a ticket for traveling by bus
Inside the bus terminal (know as TAPO) go to the area of the ADO bus line.
Buy a ticket for DIRECT travel to port of Veracruz.
There, you will find prices ranging from 200 pesos (approx. 17 US Dollars) to 300 pesos or more (US$26 approx.), depending on the class and comfort of buses.
Buses leave for Veracruz at least every hour.
The time for traveling is approximately 6 hours.
Note: For coming back from Veracruz to Mexico City, you have to buy in advance your ticket at the bus terminal in Mexico City or Veracruz.
TRAVELING BY PLANE
By Mexicana (airline)
Round trip 5,209 pesos ($US457), fare subject to change.
Flights Mexico City to Veracruz
Leaves / Arrives
06.45 / 07.35 Flight 621
08.40 / 09.30 Flight 629
10.25 / 11.15 Flight 623
13.35 / 14.25 Flight 625
17.05 / 17.55 Flight 627
20.10 / 21.00 Flight 637
From Veracruz to Mexico City
08.10 / 09.05 Flight 620
10.05 / 11.00 Flight 628
11.50 / 12.45 Flight 622
15.00 / 15.55 Flight 624
18.25 / 19.20 Flight 626
19.30 / 20.25 Flight 632
21.35 / 22.30 Flight 636
Note: Most of these above flights are daily.
By Aerocalifornia (airline)
One way: 1,937 pesos (approx. 169.90 US Dollars)
From Mexico City to Veracruz
Leaves 20.15 p.m. Arrives 21.10 p.m.
From Veracruz to Mexico City
Leaves at 7.30 a.m. Arrives to 8.30 a.m.
Note: Both the above flights are daily and the only ones.
During Srila Gurudev's stay, prasadam will be distributed freely to all devotees attending: three meals at day. This is a service rendered by Sriman Durlabha Prabhu (from Mexico City community of devotees).
STAY OF SRILA GURUDEV
Srila Gurudev will be hosted at a house lent by some friends of Srimati Madhuchanda Devi Dasi. There will stay only Srila Gurudev's personal assistants and the venerable sannyasis accompanying His Divine Grace. If by his sweet will Srila Gurudev wishes to give darshan at his home or in the temple room, you will be given notice. Otherwise, we beg you to respect his rest for the good of his health.
ADDRESS OF THE NEW TEMPLE (still under construction).
Juan de Dios Peza # 157,
between Collado and Ignacio de la Llave,
It is in front of Farmacia del Ahorro (drugstore).
Fortunately all places: the bus terminal, the Temple, hotels, the house where Srila Gurudev will stay, etc. are in the same area, within only a few blocks of each other.
For devotees visiting and coming from aboard, we are not asking them any special fee for attending, nonetheless, whatever donation they may like to give, would be very useful and welcome.
The person in charge of organization, and to whom you can give donation is Prabhu Anumitra (or the person designated by him as treasure).
Local currency: peso
One American dollar currently equates to 11.25 Mexican pesos but may vary from day to day.
INFORMATION ABOUT HOTELS
All the following prices are in pesos.
11.25 pesos by one American dollar
Address: 22 de Marzo #218. At the corner with Orizaba. Phone. (229) 9374241
Air conditioned; TV, phone and warm water.
Close to bus terminal, and at 4 blocks from the Temple
Single room $200.00
Address: Orizaba #650. At the corner with Lafragua. Phone. (229)9351639
New Remodeled. Air conditioned, cable, Phone, warm water.
At the rear of bus terminal, and at 5 blocks from the Temple.
Single (1p) $270.00
King size bed (2p) $340.00
Additional person $70.00
HOTEL SAN ANGEL
Flores Magon # 851, between Tuero Molina and Orizaba. Phone. (229)9318380, 9310201
Air conditioned. Parking, TV, At one block from sea and 2 from the Temple
Single room (1p) $230.00
King size bed (2p) $240.00
Double (3,4p) $320.00 (old area)
Double room (3,4p) $350.00 (old area)
Suite (6p) $450.00 (old area)
HOTEL ANGELES SUITES
1 de mayo #887, between Uribe y Azueta. Phone. (229) 9315555, 9322439 www.hotelangelB_Hlt86570072eB_Hlt86570072ssuites.com.mx
Suites with complete furniture, with 1 or 2 bedrooms y kitchenette, cable, air-conditioned, parking, pool and restaurant. One block from Madhuchanda Didi's house.
Suite (2p) $590.0
Additional person $117.00
Maximum of 4 persons for suite
Carmen Serdan #391, between Altamirano and Juan Enriquez. Phone. (299)9312856 9323072
Single rooms with conditioned air and a half block from the Temple:
Room. (2p) $280.00
Starting from 10 rooms rented, there is a discount
Uribe #. 1327 - Col. Centro
Room for 4 people, no TV , without air conditioned and with only fan ate ceiling: $380.00 .
Parking . Special fare (mentioning the religious event we have) $260.00
Room for 5 or 6 people, with 2 king size beds
And one individual for $490.00
Special fare $350.00 (by
night). No conditioned air, no TV and only fan at ceiling
PHONES FOR GET INFORMATION or give notice: