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30 May 2004
Fast of Nirjjala-ekadasi (without water).
Nirjal Ekadasi article posted by Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj on his iMonk weblog:

  Today is ekadasi. Not just any ekadasi, but nirjal-ekadasi: a total fast, even from water. This Pandava nirjal-ekadasi takes place at the hottest time, usually in June, in the high summer season.
Srila Sridhar Maharaj explains the history behind this ekadasi:...

Mexico, the April 'campamiento' at Las Palmas. Two additional pages of pictures and captions posted on the web by Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj, the honourable guest sannyasi for the occasion.

29 May 2004
Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusan Prabhu.
Moscow Red Square Festival: our devotees' participation at a recent three day cultural event of theatre, dance, cultural shows, Prasadam distribution and Indian handicrafts. (Two pages of pictures with commentary.)

28 May 2004

Audio: Sripad Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj sends a specially recorded audio-dispatch in Spanish from our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.
Download, or listen online (mp3 audio files):

Part 1
(16 mins, 2.8 MB)
Part 2 (20 mins, 3.6 MB)

In China, painting the Deities of the Soquel Ashram by a local student. Pictures sent by Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram and Jivana Devi Dasi.

26 May 2004
Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: progress of the new 'Sevak Bhavan' at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha.
Math logo in full quality 'Illustrator' file, suitable for printing.

24 May 2004

Three more books available to download complete with diacritics as printed, for private reading by the devotees. By Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

22 May 2004

Topical news and devotional reflections of the recent festival in Dum Dum Park and of the extremes of the environment, logged in the recent iMonk Website entries of Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj.

21 May 2004

Kolkata: Installation Day Festival of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madana-Mohanjiu celebrated yesterday at our Dum Dum Park Temple.

154 additional high quality photos
of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 2004, taken by Gaurachandra Prabhu of Caracas, posted at 'Sri Guru Vandana,' one of the several websites maintained by the Math's devotees.

Sharing more of the many pictures
received recently by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, sent by the devotees for His Divine Grace's satisfaction.

Saint Petersburg: Harinama Sankirttan throughout the city's streets.
Smolensk, Russia:
Harinama Sankirttan in a local park.
Australia: inauguration of a Youth Camp at Sri Govinda Dham, N.S.W.

20 May 2004
Dum Dum Park, Calcutta: Deities' installation day festival.

Sharing some of the many pictures received recently by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, sent by the devotees for His Divine Grace's satisfaction.

London: Oxford Circus street Harinama.
Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and His devotees at the new land and and new ashram.
Moscow: Installation of Giriraj at the new cultural centre.
Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi.
Saint Petersburg: evening programme at the beautiful Temple.
Smolensk, Russia:
Ekadashi with sadhu-sanga in the forest.
Smolensk: observance of Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi.
Australia, Sydney: welcoming a new devotee family member, and sharing an evening Temple programme.
pictures of a new centre at Byron Bay.
Australia: 'The Nectar Bar' Prasad distribution at the Nimbin Mardigras, N.S.W.
Caracas: a fortunate parrot receives shelter of the Venezuelan devotees.
Santa Cruz:
visit by Sripad Giri Maharaj to the downtown preaching Centre.
Veracruz: new Ashram under construction in Mexico.

19 May 2004

Nabadwip this evening in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

18 May 2004

Spoken Books. Reading of 'In Search of the Original Source,' the popular introductory booklet by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Download, or listen online (mp3 audio files):
Male voice: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (total 30 mins, 5+ MB)
Female voice: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 (total 30 mins, 5+ MB)

N.B. Ten other audio books are available for download or listening online.

17 May 2004

  Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math this afternoon.
Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar)
May 2004:
20 Dum Dum Park, Calcutta: Deities' installation day festival.
  Caracas, yesterday's Sunday programme blessed by the visit of Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj. (Pictures and brief report.)

16 May 2004

  Over 200 photos of India taken by Nityananda Rama Prabhu during his pilgrimage for Sri Gaura-Purnima this year. Two albums with optional slide shows, depicting scenes from Nabadwip Dham, Mathura Dham and several views of day to day life in India. Album one | Album two.  

15 May 2004
Ekadasi. Fast.
Soquel, sharing Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi with the devotees in California.

13 May 2004
Venezuela visit by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj to the Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Caracas. Report by Laksmi-kanti Devi Dasi. Photos by Gaurachandra Prabhu.

12 May 2004

Guadalajara recent visit by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, enthusing the Mexican devotees.
'SuperConscious Construction Materials' by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The current entry posted by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj at his Daily Darshan website.
  Rainbow Festival volunteers invited to assist with mass Prasad distribution in June in California. Opportunities for many helping hands to help make this another grand success following the example of last year's programme.

11 May 2004

New Centre of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sankirttan Mahamandal manifesting in Islampur, West Bengal. Photos by Nava Krishna Prabhu of Mexico.
  The full moon and Deities on the evening of Sri Nrsimhadev's Appearance last week in Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Photos by Praphulla Krishna Prabhu of Brazil.

10 May 2004
  New Sevak Bhavan, Kolkata. First pictures of construction at 'Judge Bari,' the expanding devotional facilities at our Dum Dum Park Temple.
  St. Petersburg new construction.

09 May 2004
Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Raya

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj giving initiations in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, and pictures of the evening arati at the recent festival for Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi.
Sripad Giri Maharaj tells the story of the installation of an airconditioner for the devotees' service in our Dum Dum Park Temple. With several pictures, including one of Srila Gurudev, and some interesting facts....

08 May 2004

Video: London nagar-sankirttan in Camden Town with lively participation of the public. (3 minutes, 5.5 MB .mov QuickTime video file.)
Slides of the Camden Town sankirttan.

Singapore: Sri Nrsmha Chaturdasi house programme at the home of Siva Krishna Prabhu.

07 May 2004

Monterrey, Mexico visit by Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj. Spanish newspaper clipping and photo.

06 May 2004

Nine additional recent kirttan recordings from the morning programme followed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip Dham, have been added to the Sri Guru Vandana website, maintained by the Math's devotees in Northern Europe.

04 May 2004:

 We've had the construction team in at the website trying to fulfil the often expressed wish of the devotees for modernisation. As a result some pages have a new layout, and some are now living in different places. Please see the links in the left column and throughout the new pages that will be posted as days go by. If there's something you cannot find, or that doesn't work well on your browser, please contact us. Your feedback, suggestions and other assistance towards the content of the site are welcome.

03 May 2004:

Tomorrow is Sri Nrisimha-chaturdasi (as followed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip), and an opportunity for us to again hear Srila Govinda Maharaj's lecture on this day in 1999, also to read a transcript by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of this talk.
Audio part one (15 mins 3.7 MB mp3 audio file).
Audio part two (13+ mins 3.2 MB mp3 audio file).

Srila Govinda Maharaja y su arribo a los pies de loto de Srila Sridhar Maharaja y al Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math durante el Nrisimha Chaturdasi de 1948 por Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj (publicado en su 'Daily Darshan').

02 May 2004
Saturday evening in the Soquel Sevashram: arriving, seeing the gardens, visiting the Temple room and meeting with the Saturday evening cooks.

01 May 2004:
18th São Paulo International Book Fair, participation of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's 'Prema Editora' Portuguese publishers under the leadership of Bhuvan Mohan Prabhu and Adidevika Devi Dasi.

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