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30 September 2004
Nabadwip: a variety of pictures taken today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

From California we have received news that Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is keeping fairly well and that he is appreciating the fresh air and the hospitality of the devotees at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel. His Divine Grace has given talks on recent Vaishnava festival days, and a lively devotional programme is taking place. A reminder that if you are considering visiting, please see the Soquel notice to pilgrims for additional local information.

Audio: Interview with Sripad Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaj at the recent inauguration of our Kaikhali Math's charitable homeopathic dispensary in Kolkata.

Listen now (RealMedia streaming audio), or:
Download or listen online (8 minutes, 1.4 MB mp3 audio).

29 September 2004
Kolkata: Charitable Dispensary inauguration by Justice Sri N.C. Sil accompanied by Sankirttan, Krishna-katha and Prasad distribution last week at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, by Kolkata Airport. (Three pages of pictures with story-captions. Also this is on video, but too large for us to upload to the web at present.)

Hapaniya: Sri Radhastami celebrations at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram at the Appearance Place of Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. (Pictures.)

China: Sri Radhastami celebrated with enthusiasm with Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu leading the programme. Pictures and a report by a young Chinese writer and aspiring devotee.

St. Petersburg: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Appearance Day celebrated with nagar-sankirttan followed by an evening Temple programme, with Sripad Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Bhagavat Maharaj leading proceedings. (Pictures.)

Ukraine: nagar-sankirttan and house programmes with the growing Zaporozhye family of devotees, led by Sripad Avadhut Maharaj. (Pictures.)

27 September 2004
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.
Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj speaking yesterday from our Soquel, California, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram by phone for the Internet broadcasts hosted by Madhusudan Prabhu of Hawaii.

 'Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Appearance Day.'
Download or listen online (23 mins, 2.7 MB mp3 audio).

Srila Haridas Thakur, One of The World’s Greatest Saints, a biographical essay written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Originally published by Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Sangha, The Netherlands, and now available for download to mark Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance today: 5 pages, 80 kilobytes pdf file.

26 September 2004
Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur.
Three compositions by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur made available to mark His Divine Grace's Appearance Day today. These are prepared for the web by the sincere service of the Norwegian devotees:

The Bhagavata - Its Philosophy, Its Ethics and Its Theology as edited and published by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj in 1985 in a truly beautiful format. 35 pages in full colour: 23.8 megabytes pdf file.

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu - His Life and Precepts as edited and published in 1987 by Sripad B.K. Giri Maharaj. 114 pages, 7 megabytes pdf file.

Sri Dasa-Mula : The Ten Fundamental Divine Principles as translated and published by Sripad Swarupananda Prabhu in 1990. 15 pages, 0.5 megabytes pdf file.

24 September 2004
Ekadasi. Fast. Fasting of Vishnu-srinkala-yoga.
Sri Govinda Kunda this afternoon in flood. (Pictures.)

Our Main Centres page has, by the holy wish of Srila Gurudev, been updated with photographs of many of the spiritually affiliated Centres around the world. If you have a picture of any Centre that doesn't have an accompanying photo, kindly send to us.

London: Sri Radhastami celebrations.

Singapore: Sri Radhastami celebrations.

23 September 2004
'Affectionate Guidance' and 'Ocean of Nectar' are now available online from the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Bookstore. For a limited period these newly printed books by Srila Govinda Maharaj and Srila Sridhar Maharaj respectively are available at a discounted introductory price for multiple copies.

Ecuador: a recent Sunday programme at the Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram, Quito. (Pictures.)

Venezuela: Report and pictures of last weekend's public preaching and Prasad distribution programme in Caracas.

Venezuela: Reporte desde Programa Público en Caracas, por Laksmi-kanti Devi Dasi.

Soquel, viaje. Artículo: Auspiciosa Asamblea en el Seva Ashram de Soquel, California, E.E.U.U. con su Divina Gracia, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj por Jagamohini Devi Dasi

Nabadwip, panorama picture of Sri Govinda Kunda yesterday afternoon.

22 September 2004
Sri Radhastami. Srimati Radharani’s appearance at noon. Fast until noon.
California Tour report: "Auspicious Assembly in the Soquel Seva Ashram" by Jagamohini Devi Dasi.

California: extensive picture series presentations by Vidyasundar Prabhu (download and view):
1) Preparing for Srila Gurudev's visit (1.1 MB zip file.)
2) First day in Soquel (1.3 MB zip file)
3) Second day (1.5 MB zip file)
4) Third day (1 MB zip file)

California. PowerPoint presentation: "This Sunday Afternoon with our dear Gurudev" prepared by Vaidehi Devi Dasi. (600 K file. Download and view.)

21 September 2004
Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.
Vrindavan: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, and construction progress across the road at the place of Srila Krishna Dasa Kaviraj. (Pictures.)

Nabadwip, panorama picture of Sri Govinda Kunda yesterday afternoon.

From California we hear that Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is keeping fairly well. He has been giving discourses and the devotees are enlivened in his holy association. Lots of pictures will be available soon.

20 September 2004
Kolkata: Janmastami Celebrations at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, earlier this month. (Pictures.)

19 September 2004
Kolkata: Seva Ashram construction progress at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park. (Pictures.)

18 September 2004
Nabadwip, rain stops for the first time in a week, and concrete is poured to form the floor of the new Prasadam hall here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math today. (Pictures.)

Nabadwip, 5 pm, progress of laying of concrete on the floor of the new Prasadam hall. (Pictures.)

Nabadwip, Sripad B.A. Paramahamsa Maharaj holds a fire yajna for Bhudev Prabhu's father's recently passed away soul. (One large picture.)

Turkey: recent pictures of the devotees at our Centres in Ankara.

17 September 2004
The traditional Bengali festival of Visvakarma-puja.
London tour article. Reflections by Devashis Prabhu, the manager of the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, of Srila Govinda Maharaj's visit to the UK last week. (145K pdf file or higher quality 450K pdf file.)

Londres, viaje. Artículo: Srila Govinda Maharaj visita el Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math de Londres por Devashis Prabhu, el encargado del Math.

16 September 2004
London: 40 additional photos from Srila Govinda Maharaj's recent visit, taken by Damayanti Devi Dasi, have been added to the London Math's website.

Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the sixth day of continuous rains. (Pictures.)

Soquel, California: La primera mañana con Su Divina Gracia, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Artículo por Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi.

15 September 2004
California tour report: The First Morning with His Divine Grace, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Written by Vrindavaneswari Devi Dasi, this is the first report received from Srila Gurudev's current World Tour.

Penza, Russia, visit by Sripad Bhakti Chaitanya Bharati Maharaj. (Picture.)

Promesas Olvidadas. Un artículo escrito por Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj, y publicado en su web-site:, el día 21 de agosto de 2004, desde Calcuta, India.

14 September 2004
Mexico, Veracruz construction proceeds quickly reflecting the prayer of the devotees for Srila Gurudev to visit them on his current tour.

Venezuela, Sri Sri Krishna Janmastami at our Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Caracas. (Pictures.)

California, Sri Sri Krishna Janmastami and Sri Nandotsav at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel. Pictures and web-page posted by Sripad B.C. Parvat Maharaj.

Russia, Smolensk weekend visit to the Indian Students of Smolensk by Sripad B.R. Bhagavat Maharaj, for a weekend programme organised by Vasudev Prabhu.

USA, California Children's Camp arranged recently by the Soquel Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram for the devotee children and young adults. (Thirty-six pictures by Swarnangii Devi Dasi.)

13 September 2004
Audio, spoken book: Search for Sri Krishna, Reality the Beautiful the complete book by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, read by Sripad B.S. Tridandi Maharaj, is now available for downloading or for listening online:

Title | Foreword | Preface | Introduction | Chapter 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 part 1 | 13 part 2 | Logo Explanation

(Total: 4 hours 45 minutes, 32.6 MB, mp3 files.)

12 September 2004
Srila Gurudev's Tour to USA. Having graced the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math with his holy presence for this last week and maintained fairly steady health, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's journey on to America is now looking imminent. A reminder for those wishing to visit Srila Govinda Maharaj during his expected visit to California, to please see the California notice for pilgrims (also in Spanish).

Nabadwip this rainy morning. (Pictures.)

11 September 2004
The London Math's 'What's New?' web-page updated with two further extensive photo-series' of Srila Gurudev's current visit. Photos by courtesy of Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi, Premavatar Prabhu and Kanai Lala Prabhu.

St. Petersburg, Janmastami Festival, held in grand style at our Temple by the Baltic Sea.

Singapore, Janmastami Festival at the Math's Sri Gaura Saraswati Sridhar Society.

Singapore, ten-course feast. Opulent Janmastami Prasad freely distributed from the Gokul Restaurant run by the devotees for service to Srila Gurudev.

Singapore, a second Janmastami festival held at the Arya Samaj, with devotees from Malaysia and Singapore joining together in glorification of the Lord.

10 September 2004
Ekadasi. Fast from grains.
London, thirty-eight Tour pictures of Srila Govinda Maharaj, the local devotees and visiting pilgrims have been added to the London Math's new website. Pictures by Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi of Italy, processed by Premavatar Prabhu of Norway and presented by Kanai Lala Prabhu of London.

9 September 2004
The first Tour pictures from London. Photos sent by Ranajit Prabhu today of Srila Govinda Maharaj giving initiations.

Australia, recent festival for Sri Baladeva's Appearance held at our 'Sri Govinda Dham,' New South Wales.

8 September 2004
Sri Nandotsava. Sri Janmastami paran (take grains) before 9:30 a.m. Appearance of Visvavarenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
Nabadwip, today's Festival for Sri Nandotsav and the Appearance of Visvavarenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

Nabadwip, Sri Krishna Janmastami. Pictures of yesterday here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, culminating with midnight arati followed by anukalpa Prasad distribution at 1 o' clock this morning.

7 September 2004
Sri Sri Krishna Janmastami. Complete fast until midnight (then no grains).
London web-site inaugurated and offered by the devotees personally to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in London on this auspicious day of Sri Krishna Janmastami:

Singapore, successful preaching programme for Srila Gurudev held recently at the Singapore Lord Siva Temple.

6 September 2004
Invitation to Sri Krishna Janmastami, 7th September, and the Prasadam Feast of Sri Nandotsav the following day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, and an opportunity to send seva for this auspicious occasion.

Srila Gurudev has arrived safe and well in London and has been meeting with devotees and friends at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Green Street, on the first leg of his current tour. For further details of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's UK visit, please see the London notice for pilgrims.

Tips for video and slides-with-audio added to our intended-to-be-useful 'How to?' Tips pages which already include tips for sending pictures, making web-pages and working with audio. With Srila Gurudev visiting two of the principal hi-tech areas of the world — London and Silicon Valley, California — this is an opportunity to put technology to service. For related tour seva projects in London, please consult with Premavatar Prabhu, and in California, Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi, via the respective Ashram's email address.

Nabadwip, Prasad Hall construction progress. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.

5 September 2004
Audio: The Value of Association. After seeing Srila Gurudev off at Kolkata Airport, Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj speaks from the airport departure area about the challenges of close association to Sri Guru. Reflecting on personal experiences during his recent extended stay in India, His Holiness gives some helpful guidelines for devotees receiving Srila Govinda Maharaj abroad during the current tour.

Listen now (RealMedia streaming audio), or:
Download or listen online (16 minutes, 1.9 MB mp3 audio).

4 September 2004
Twenty-first World Tour begins. Srila Gurudev begins his journey from our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, heading to London for a week before continuing to California. (Pictures.)

2 September 2004
In honour of Srila Govinda Maharaj's forthcoming travels, the following two updates have just been added to the Sri Guru Vandana website:

Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj in 1988 reciting prayers. (Recording courtesy of Madhusudan Prabhu.)

Seventy-five picture series: Srila Govinda Maharaj's visit to St. Petersburg in 2002.

Veracruz, Mexico:
Ashram construction progress. (Pictures.)

1 September 2004
Nabadwip construction progress of the Math's new Prasad distribution hall.

Soquel, USA, Lord Balaram's Divine Appearance Day Festival led by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj, photographed by Sripad B.C. Parvat Maharaj.

Soquel, California, aviso para los peregrinos que desean visitar Srila Govinda Maharaj durante su visita prevista después de Londres, más la información de un mesón local que da la comodidad del descuento para nuestros devotos (la reservación temprana es necesaria).

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