All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 22nd World Tour

Photos 21-22 October 2006, by Nitya Gopal Prabhu and Syama Mohini Devi Dasi

Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Madhavasundar.
Nimai Priya Devi Dasi presents Srila Govinda Maharaj with a classical Indian dance and a recitation of prayers to Lord Krishna. Srila Gurudev was very happy and gave his blessings to all her family.
Srila Gurudev inaugurates the specially arranged three day celebration of Sri Govardhan Puja. He explained how the celebration of Dipavali comes from the successful return of Lord Ramachandra when he rescued Sita, and for His arrival they lit candles all over Ayodhya.
Presently, from outside, the devotees bring a 'Govardhan Hill' made out of halava with many fruits and nuts, to be offered to Their Lordships...
...Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Madhavasundar.
Anandamoy Prabhu, the pujari at our Saint Petersburg Temple, then begins prasadam distribution.
Prasadam seva! Srila Gurudev extensively praised the khichri made by the devotees here — cooked on wooden stoves.
Audio: Interview with Annapurna Devi Dasi from California. Attending the festivals with Srila Gurudev in Saint Petersburg, she describes these events as well as the energy of Srila Gurudev, the serving attitude of the Russian devotees, and her service during this tour in Russia.
Download, or listen online (5+ minutes, 900 K mp3 audio).
Additional pictures: Harinama Sankirttan in Saint Petersburg city.

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