All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival
of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. 25 December 2007
Pictures by Divya Shakti Devi Dasi
Early morning arati to Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at his Samadhi Mandir, The Temple of Union in Separation.
Sripad Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj arrives shortly after 4am from Russia to join the festival.
Shortly after 9am Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj comes from his veranda to preside over the grand gathering of Vaishnavas in the nat-mandir.
Srila Govinda Maharaj led kirttan and gave discourse mainly in Bengali.
Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj addressed the devotees, in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaj on this day of his holy appearance...
...as did Sripad Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj...
...and Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj.
After the discourses, Srila Gurudev accepted Sri Guru-puja, offerings and puspanjali. Bhoga arati and noon aratis followed.
Returning to his quarters, Srila Govinda Maharaj accepted a specially made birthday cake sponsored by Sunanda Devi Dasi of Hawaii...
...and happily honoured Prasadam at the conclusion of a busy morning in the association of thousands of devotees from India and around the world.
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip