All Glories to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj Harinam Sankirttan and Preaching in Santa Cruz,
2 January 2005
by Vaidehi Devi Dasi
the day of Srila Gurudev's birthday several devotees made him
beautiful cards. He received them with much love and affection.
This is the card Vaisnavi Devi Dasi made.
two days after Gurudev's birthday there was a preaching program
at a place called the 418 Project. It was organized by Arindam
Das Prabhu to extend the preaching activities at the Soquel Seva
Sripad Ashram Maharaj...
Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj were there to represent His Divine Grace
at this event.
devotees had sankirttan for about two hours. Many people were
chanting, and accepting the Holy Name enthusiastically. Sripad
Ashram Maharaj stood up at one point and everybody was dancing
in a circle. The mood was very jovial.
DD was there filming the program.
arrived with Jagadananda Prabhu to preach and enliven the sankirttan
and Anandanidhi Prabhus.
bhajans the Swamis spoke before the guests that had come for the
show tonight. Everybody that came was aware that this was a benefit
for the Seva Ashram in Santa Cruz.
the preaching came the drumming. There were two bands that played
that night. This group was called 'Goddess of Funk.' The lead
singer introduced the band and said she was very happy to be here
tonight to help the Ashram.
Didi, a disciple of Srila Govinda Maharaj brought her band 'Lost
chanted the Names of Krishna and Chaitanya, everybody there chanted
along and danced.
of the concert area is a restaurant called 'The Jumping Monkey'
that the devotees have just opened. They will be serving Indian
food in the future and inviting people to the ashram. Anupama
Devi Dasi helps out at the restaurant by painting a mural of Hanuman
on the wall. The work is in progress.
The event was successful in terms of the preaching and outreach
that went on that night. We hope to see new guests at this coming
Sunday feast. It was a very positive experience and it felt
great to see so many devotees together at this event. Our well
wishes to the devotees around the world!