All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Sri Krishna Janmastami

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip
Saturday 27th August 2005

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Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvva Govindasundarjiu, resplendently dressed on Janmastami evening.

Evening arati at Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir.

After arati, bhajans and readings led by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj, Bhudev Prabhu and other devotees of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, continued late into the night.

Guests and devotees from the surrounding villages continued to arrive throughout the night, in anticipation of the grand arati to be held at midnight.
By midnight, several hundred had gathered in the nat-mandir.
Sripad B.A. Paramahamsa Maharaj led the lively, enthusiastic midnight arati.
The large ghee lamp after being offered to the Deities.
Meanwhile, preparations had already begun for the big feast to be held the next day, in honour of Sri Nandotsav and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's holy Appearance Day.
About 1 a.m. the devotees happily honoured simple non-grains anukalpa to break their total fast.
Sri Govinda Kunda, brightly lit up on this special night.
The next day. Some of the preparations made in honour of Sri Nandotsav and the Appearance Day of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
Eagerly queuing for Prasadam. Several sittings were held in the new distribution hall.
Jadu Gopal Prabhu helps serve the feast to the guests.

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