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October 30th 2003


October 29th

  • Sri Govardhan Puja, held at Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, presided over by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Seventy-eight photographs depicting the morning's main events of Srila Gurudev taking the boat to the centre of Sri Govinda Kunda, the worship of Sri Giriraj there, the aratis and the mass Prasad distribution.

October 28th


October 24th

  • Today the Sri Karttik pilgrimage to Govardhan and Vrindavan successfully began, departing by rented coach from Nabadwip, honouring Prasadam at our Kolkata, Dum Dum Park Temple, and boarding the evening train which departed on schedule.
    In Nabadwip Srila Govinda Maharaj is clearly pleased that the Sri Vyasa-Puja Festivals in honour of Srila Guru Maharaj went smoothly and in grand style.
  • Sri Vyasa-Puja Festivals around the World on the occasion of the recent 108th Appearance Anniversary of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Two pages of pictures giving a glimpse of the grand events that have taken place around the globe. As Srila Govinda Maharaj often says, "The sun never sets on Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math."

October 21st

  • Audio: Four recordings of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj chanting kirttan (with other devotees leading), newly posted on the 'Sri Guru Vandana' website (mp3 files).
  • Español: "Aquí se da la llave." Un breve reporte para los devotos de habla española, acerca de los recientes eventos en el Sri Chaitanya Saraswath Math de Nabadwip.

October 20th

  • Sripat Hapaniya Festival, honouring Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the holy place of his Appearance.


October 19th
Grand 109th Appearance festival of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyya-varyya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhicharan das Babaji Maharaj.

  • Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj held under the guidance of our exalted Sevaite President Acharyya, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Forty-two pictures telling the story of today.


October 18th
Bahulastami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha-kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.


October 17th

October 16th
Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

  • Today is the Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj and a further opportuntiy to hear the audio "In praise of Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj" from an address in 1987 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
  • Nabadwip, preparing for the Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival. The newly expanded and redecorated nat-mandir and its surroundings get a full wash and the final touches in preparation for the Festival and the arrival of many devotees.
  • If you have not yet done so, but if you would like to write a Vyasa-Puja offerings for Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 108th Anniversary for presenting to His Divine Grace at his Samadhi Mandir, please submit your offerings at your earliest convenience. The big day is just three days away.
  • Español. Recent translation:

    10 de octubre de 2003
      >> Comienzo del mes de Kartika,
    y un oportuno recordatorio sobre la importancia de esta época del año, en el extracto "El sagrado mes de Kartika" por Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj


October 15th


October 14th

  • Siberian preaching. Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj sends a picture dispatch from Siberia, Russia.
  • Anniversary offer at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Bookstore. To celebrate the Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the Bookstore is holding a special offer of the Centenary Anthology, Heart and Halo, and Srila Guru Maharaj's biography for just US$10 — worldwide airmail postage included. The offer is valid for two weeks, while stocks last.

October 13th


October 12th

October 11th

  • Adventures on Sri Govinda Kunda this afternoon. Thirty-three pictures of the Divine Water Play of Sriman Mahaprabhu on the maiden voyage of Sri Govinda Kunda's new boat.


October 10th
Saradiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta. Beginning of Urja-vrata, Damodara-vrata, Karttika-vrata or Niyamaseva-vrata if begun from the purnima day, as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

  • Karttik month begins, and a timely reminder of the importance of this time of year, in the excerpt 'The Holy Month of Karttik' by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
  • 'TranSubstantiation, Serving Capital Conversion.' Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj discusses in the light of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's conception, what is service and how is it transmitted to the spiritual domain; and Krishna's revelation to Arjuna how to assess real devotion: "Those who say they are My devotees are not actual devotees. But those who are devotees of My devotees are My real devotees."
  • 'Flash Floods — Water, water everywhere.' Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj shares his journey from Nabadwip to Kolkata by train in the rain. "This train is a little more comfortable than the one we came down in: the seats are wooden, not metal...."

October 9th

  • Audio. Vintage recording of Srila Govinda Maharaj singing 'Jaya Radha-Madhava' and the Mahamantra, plus two more recordings of Srila Govinda Maharaj, have just been added to the audio library at 'Sri Guru Vandana.'
  • Nabadwip. Pictures today as the recent days of unseasonal rains continue.



October 7th

  • Nabadwip. Pictures today in and around the nat-mandir with work proceeding busily in order to be ready in time for the Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival of Srila Guru Maharaj in twelve days time.

October 5th
Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhavacharyya

  • Sripat Bamunpara. Pictures today of the construction progress of the new Temple and nat-mandir at the entrance to the village of Srila Govinda Maharaj's holy appearance.

October 4th - Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, pictures today:

  • Sri Durga Puja. Being with Srila Gurudev during these recent days in Kolkata, none can miss noticing the huge festivals taking place throughout the city. Sri Durga Puja is an annual festival observed with much enthusiasm in West Bengal. Pictures taken near our Temple in Dum Dum Park.
  • "Sleepless nights, Durga Puja in full swing." Reflections by Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj on the current festival days that have engulfed Kolkata.

October 3rd - Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, pictures today:

  • Nabadwip. Pictures today of reconstruction progress, for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.

October 2nd - Srila Govinda Maharaja returns to Kolkata Temple

  • Srila Govinda Maharaj settles back in his Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.
The devotees at the Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kolkata, very happily welcomed Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj back to his verandah after the recent week in a nearby Medical Centre. Srila Gurudev is already settled in and he is showing much improved health. He is definitely pleased to have taken this chance for medical checkups and for having a regulated, peaceful environment conducive for regaining his strength after the recent tour.

Srila Gurudev is full of praise for the professionalism of the doctors who cared for him and for the personal care given by the staff who honoured him with full VIP status.

Although Srila Gurudev is showing stronger health and is in ever good spirits, we all need to be aware that His Divine Grace is under doctor's orders to take complete rest for a further three weeks.

Srila Gurudev has several times expressed that he is continuing his seva in this world by the blessings of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and by the affectionate prayers of the devotees.

May all the devotees' prayers continue as a valuable medicine to our Divine Master.

October 1st 2003


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