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Guru and Sri Gauranga
Sri Vyasa Puja of
Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyya-varyya Astottara-sata
Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Selected references to this day, on the Math's websites.
Audio: Glories of Srila Govinda Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells several stories in praise of Srila Govinda Maharaj including his impressive lecture at the opening of the Chandradoya Mandir, Mayapur; the story of the miser from Rarhadesh who gave Srila Gurudev a cartload of rice saying that he had filled his heart with joy; the medicine he gave to Srila Sridhar Maharaj when he was very sick which, in the words of Srila Guru Maharaj, "gave me new life"; among others. Srila Sridhar Maharaj confirms "He has got something from his previous life... he has got some siddhi".
A talk given on the occasion of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Vyasa Puja, a day after Srila Govinda Maharaj's sannyas ceremony. Nabadwip, 7 November 1985:
16+ minutes, 3.8 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Sri Vyasa Puja, 1989. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is glorified by Sripad Janardan and Sripad Ashram Maharaj, then Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks to the devotees in English and in Bengali. "Now Guru Maharaj is not in form of human body in front of us, but I know that his divine direction is always guiding us... We shall try to maintain our devotional life with the service of Guru, Vaishnava, Bhagavan. This is my birthday and I am very happy that all the Vaishnavas are very merciful and blessful to me. I am giving my full dandavats to all the Vaishnavas, Gurudevas and well-wishers. They do not take my offences, I know. My prayer is that, until death, if i can serve the Deities, devotees and the Math I shall be very happy."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, introduced by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Ashram Maharaj. Nabadwip, 14 December 1989:
33 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
Audio: Sri Vyasa Puja discourses by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Mahananda Prabhu with translation to Bengali by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj, on Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 84th Appearance Festival. In addition Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj all spoke extensively, mainly in Bengali, chanting Srila Gurudev's glories.
Nabadwip, 30 December 2012:
31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj speaking two days before his Sri Vyasa-Puja
in 1999. "I am expecting so many devotees to come to my birthday
festival and they will bring so many gifts to me, but what shall I give
to them? ... I think I can give some relief to them if they will follow
me. ... What is necessary to remove the obstacles in the path of
devotion? Obstacle is asat-sanga, bad association. How much it can do wrong, we cannot conceive it."
22 December 1999:
11+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Sri Vyasa-Puja 2009.
English discourses at Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri
Vyasa-Puja Festival in the nat-mandir here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Math. Includes Srila Govinda Maharaj's own short talk in English as
well as discourses by Sripad Goswami Maharaj, Sripad Acharya Maharaj,
Sripad Avadhut Maharaj, Sripad Ashram Maharaj, Sripad Giri Maharaj,
Sripad Parvat Maharaj and Mahananda Das. Nabadwip, 4 December 2009:
69 minutes, 12 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Preparing for Sri Vyasa-Puja. Morning
class by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj two days before the grand 82nd
Appearance Festival of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Nabadwip, 21 December 2010:
30 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Video slides. Sri Vyasa Puja festival
of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj celebrated in
Nabadwip on 4th December 2009, with soundtrack of 'Sri Guru Arati'.
Srila Gurudev graced the devotees with his divine presence in the nat
mandir on this historic occasion.
8 minutes, 14 MB 'wmv' video slide-show
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Srila Gurudev visits Sripat Bamunpara,
the village of his holy appearance, and Nadanghat from where he came to
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1947. Much to the delight of the
devotees His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj personally attended
these festivities continuing the celebrations of Sri Vyasa-Puja. Five web-pages including pictures, synopsis of events and interviews with devotees about the significance of Bamunpara.
Talk by Pujyapada Satprasangananda Prabhu (later to become Sri Nayanananda Das Babaji Maharaj) in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaj in Nabadwip in 1986.
"Our Govinda Maharaj is now the chief inspiration behind that [Srila
Sridhar Maharaj's] preaching ... He was an expert in kirtan and playing
the mrdanga; his kirtan was always ecstatic. From the time of his
coming here to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the Transcendental Service
of the Deities Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundar became
manifest more and more beautifully and gloriously. This gave us much
joy. For this, Srila Sridhar Maharaj delegated all service
responsibility of his Math, preaching and devotees to Govinda
Vaishnava Thakur. Excerpt from Dignity of the Divine Servitor. Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj from a lecture
given by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj on the Appearance Day of Srila
Govinda Maharaj in San Mateo, California, 1990. (2.2 MB pdf file.)
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