sloka composed yesterday by Srila Gurudev.
As the feast for Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupads
tirobhava arrived, His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj
spontaneously composed this sloka in his honour:
Vaisnava Toshani. Unshakable Devotion,
the latest edition with insights including the Sri Vyasa-Puja held
in the presence of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
in California. This edition begins:
"Srila Guru Maharaj said to Srila Govinda Maharaj, 'Before
leaving this world, my Guru Maharaj transferred the charge of the
Rupanuga Sampradaya when he had me sing Sri Rupa Manjari Pada
and he sent me you.'"
Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival, and a new devotional bookshop
opened at our downtown Centre.
Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival with pictures and Spanish write-up,
posted on the Venezuelan Paramakaruna
Disappearance festival of the founder of the
worldwide Sri Chaitanya Maths and Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur,' a discourse by
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj uploaded today:
(30+ minutes, 3.46 MB. Also available
in high audio quality format, 13.8 MB.)
the big Asian earthquake, all is well by the grace of Sri Guru
and Sri Gauranga at our seaside Puri Temple as well as at our other
Temples in India and associated Centres in the Asian region. The
flood of concern by devotees from all around the world is much appreciated.
Bamunpara Festival yesterday in honour of Srila Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa-Puja. Thirty-six
pictures with captions sharing the event, which has again
broken records for the largest single event held by the Math.
Over fifteen thousand plates of Prasad were distributed.
| The following material
has been added to the Sri
Guru Vandana website in honour of Srila Bhakti
Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Disappearance Day:
an essay By Srila Saraswati Thakur originally published
in Sri Gaudiya Math's magazine, 'The Harmonist' in February,
additional classic photos of Srila Saraswati Thakur
have been added to the extensive Vaisnava Acharyyas
The grand celebration of the 75th Anniversary
of the Divine Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharyya and
Sevaite Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyya Sri Srimad Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Grand Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival summarised in thirty pictures.
Sunday Programme dedicated to the 75th Sri Vyasa-Puja
Anniversary of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
One-day special offer,
for this special Sri Vyasa-Puja
Day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
The online Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Bookstore is offering the two newest
books by Srila Govinda Maharaj at up
to 45% off the regular price (depending
on quantity, please see the links):
Darshan is an inspirational hardbound volume edited
by Srutasrava Prabhu, with many photos and illustrations throughout.
Guidance is an extensive 270 page anthology of
conversations, discourses, interviews and letters by His Divine
Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj, published by the Math.
Archive updated with currently a selection of twelve recordings
of Srila Govinda Maharaj. More than 100 audio recordings of
Srila Govinda Maharaj's discourses are being numbered and will be
made available through our audio library in the near future. These
include old classics some in higher audio quality than previously
available as well as new material that has not been available
Sri Vaisnava Toshani:
'Super Human Consciousness.' Quoting slokas recently recited
by Srila Govinda Maharaj, Srutasrava Prabhu writes: "To be
in the company of Srila Govinda Maharaj and hear him recite these
expressions, with his fully blossomed smile, while still in great
physical pain from his surgery, is something I could never imagine.
Still, it is happening regularly. For the purpose of these pages,
I thought I would make some notes of the exceptional things he says,
but he says so many of them, it is difficult to chose from, difficult
to remember and also difficult to locate them."
Children's Hospital special Christmas visit by the devotees
reinforced with additional surprises for the children. They brought
to the hospital not only the usual prasadam sweets and cookies,
but also toys and balloons along with a Kirttan led by Sri
Ritu Raj Prabhu, and a special film star surprise....
La visita al Hospital. "Este jueves 23 de diciembre
la visita al Hospital estuvo reforzada inmensamente. Por la gracia
y el esfuerzo de los devotos se les llevo a los niños del
Hospital no solo los dulces que usualmente llevamos, sino juguetes,
globos, y un kirtan liderizado por Sripad Ritu Raj Prabhu."
Petersburg Public Programme. Hundreds of people were introduced
to the greatness of the Vaisnava culture of India at this public
programme dedicated to the Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Govinda Maharaj.
The cultural event included slide shows, a book stall, a gift stall
and our devotees' enthusiastic example. (Pictures.)
Petersburg street Sankirttan in the winter snow and rain.
the West Bengal countryside at our crops fields and Sripat
Bamunpara yesterday with Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj. Pictures
for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
||Californian Website: What's
New! page latest updates:
Jiva Goswami's Appearance Day discourse by Srila Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the Soquel Seva Ashram,
25th September 2004.
Feast talk by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj
on the deeper meaning of sadhu-sanga and other sublime
topics, 5th December 2004. (67 minutes mp3 and RealMedia audio).
Dum Dum Park: pouring the roof of the second storey of the
new Seva Ashram.
construction progress of the new Prasad distribution hall.
of the new Porto Alegre centre opened in the southernmost
capital city of Brazil for the transcendental pleasure of His Divine
Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Dvadasi. Break fast with grains after sunrise
and before 9:50 a.m. )
Three Mauritius preaching flyers that
have been distributed widely on the island with good response. Each
are four-sided and in colour, and can also form the basis for flyers
for other Centres around the world:
than a Blade of Grass;
Names of God;
of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
|Adhoksaja Prabhu Bhakti Bhusan
reports from Mauritius:
||"The devotees are busy preaching house
to house distributing pamphlets and bringing some collections
for seva to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga. Construction of the
Mandir is progressing.
||"On the last day of Karttik, the Mauritians
celebrated Ganga snan by assembling at the seaside.
Some twenty devotees including Sripad Bhakti Nandan Narayan
Maharaj, distributed pamphlets with Harinama Sankirttan. Within
four hours we distributed about 1500 magazines. Most of the
people were very keen to receive the magazine and immediately
started reading. In this way Guru Maharaj's grace is flowing
to every part of Mauritius."
Vaishnava Toshani new posting with current pictures and
commentary. Srutasrava Prabhu writes from our Soquel Ashram: "Because
our conception of master and servant is polluted by our competition
on the plane of exploitation, it is hard for us to conceive of the
happiness of the servant. Srila Sridhar Maharaj gave the example
of Gandhi looking for a personal assistant, and the biggest personalities
of the time applying for that position. Then, how special is it
to be attached to a Vaishnava as his servant?"
and Spanish article about a recent visit by the Venezuelan devotees
to an old people's home, taking Prasadam and the Holy Name to the
elderly. This is the latest posting on the Venezuelan devotees'
Auxilio a Todos. Luego de comenzar a realizar las visitas
a los Hospitales y de poder percibir la atracción de los
niños; Amita Sakti didi y Vrinda Devi didi pensaron en cómo
podrían ofrecerles algún alivio a aquellas almas que
ya están partiendo de este mundo, los ancianos....
Ekadasi. Fast from grains. (Break fast with
grains tomorrow after sunrise and before 9:50 a.m. )
of appreciation by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj. Written in 1955, Srila Prabhupada
expresses his appreciation for the launch of the Sri Gaudiya
Darshan magazine and reveals the intimate relationship between
Srila Prabhupada, Srila Govinda Maharaj and Srila Sridhar Maharaj.
This is posted on the Sri Guru
Vandana website run by the Scandinavian devotees.
English editions of Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazine published
so far are now available on line, with the last two editions
having just been uploaded on the Sri
Guru Vandana website. This adds up to more than 260
pages of devotional reading material, including many valuable gems
by the Acharyyas from Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur up
to the present day, our dear Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
The two newly available editions August
1996 and Sri Gaura Purnima 1997 are both of good printing
quality, and are excellent for on-screen viewing.
Hearing from China. An interview by phone from China with Yudhamanyu
Prabhu Seva Vikram accompanied by Daisy and Felix, two student newcomers
to Krishna consciousness. They each give an insight into the spiritual
aspect of life in China and of their own enthusiasm for devotional
service having been introduced to the teachings of Lord Chaitanya.
now (RealMedia streaming audio),
or listen online (13+ minutes, 1.6 MB mp3 audio).
||Californian Website: What's
New! page latest updates:
Feast (28th November) Pusta Krishna Prabhu reads from
and elaborates upon The Nectar of Instruction by Srila
Rupa Goswami. (mp3 and RealMedia audio).
Feast (20th November) Sarvabhavana Prabhu reads from
Sri Guru and His Grace, and a recent pilgrim from Venezuela
gives an enthusiastic description of the happenings during
Srila Gurudev's recent visit (mp3 and RealMedia audio).
Toshani: In this latest web edition, Srutasrava Prabhu views
through Scriptural vision topical events on tour with Srila Gurudev.
"Srila Govinda Maharaj nectarizes all who come in contact with
him by his dazzling smile and beautiful and unparalleled conceptions
of pure devotion...."
to Sripat Bamunpara captured in eighteen pictures by Radha
Madhava Prabhu of Russia.
Seva Ashram construction progress at our Dum Dum Park Temple.
(Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.)
Gurudev in Veracruz, four pages of photos and captions
of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's recent visit
gloriosos devotos, por Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
Maharaj, quien vino a su terraza del Seva Ashram de Soquel,
y ofreció de improviso este resumen de su actual estado de
salud y esta maravillosa glorificación de sus devotos servidores.
(Translation of yesterday's posting by Srila Govinda Maharaj.)
Glorious Devotees by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
Maharaj who came out onto his verandah at the Soquel Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Seva Ashram, and gave this impromptu summary of his current
health and this wonderful glorification of his devoted servitors.
enthusiastic festival for Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti
Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj held last month. Yudhamanyu Prabhu
Seva Vikram sends a report and photos of the programme with forty-five
Chinese and Tibetan participants.
por el afecto. Algunas reflexiones sobre la visita de Srila
Gurudev a Veracruz, México, del 20 de noviembre al 1o. de
diciembre de 2004. Reporte por Jai Balai Prabhu.
Harinama Sankirttan through the streets of Caracas. (Pictures.)
Govinda Kunda opposite Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. (Pictures.)
construction progress of the new Prasad distribution hall.
Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
Govinda Maharaj outside with the devotees at the Soquel Seva
pictures taken yesterday by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj.
with pictures of the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's
beautiful Deities. (Pictures by Dwarakesh Prabhu.)
presenting Krishna consciousness to the public. Gokulanananda Prabhu
heads the preaching programmes augmented by a recent extended visit
by Ratnanabha Prabhu from UK. (Pictures.)
Govinda Maharaj this morning (Nabadwip time) in the Soquel
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, California, shortly after returning
from hospital. (Two pictures.)
strong recovery: the first firsthand report on Srila Gurudev's
quick return to strength following surgery. Sripad Akinchan Maharaj
brings life to all the eager devotees with his iMonk.net web-log
posted this morning.
newspaper article, English
translation of the recent Spanish
write-up in El Dictamen covering Srila Gurudev's visit,
our Mission's activities and the grand opening of the Veracruz Temple.
website extensively updated with:
-) 40 pictures of Srila Gurudev recently in Caracas;
-) 200 pictures as a 'Festival Tribute;'
-) Venezuelan Tour Diary of Vidya Sundar Prabhu translated
-) Audio: all classes in Caracas
during the 21st World Tour;
-) Audio: mp3 kirttan recording.
Gurudev is recuperating after a successful operation
in California following recent medical examinations in Mexico.
Afterwards, smiling and sitting in a bedside chair, His
Divine Grace was marvelling at the mercy of Srila Guru Maharaj,
taking it that the success of the operation was due to Srila
Guru Maharaj's incessant, unlimited mercy. Also, as Srila
Govinda Maharaj himself recently said, he feels his recovery
each time is very much helped by the prayers and affection
of the devotees. Indeed, may your prayers and affection
flow, so Srila Gurudev may return quickly to better health.
Paran by 9:42 a.m. Disappearance of Srila
Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishna Das.
Gurudev back in California. Pictures
of Srila Govinda Maharaj and the devotees outdoors after returning
recently to the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel. This
gallery is newly posted on the devotees' Californian
Ekadasi. Fast from grains.
Vyasa-Puja in California.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj is due to be in our Soquel Seva Ashram,
USA, for his Sri Vyasa-Puja on 28th December, and not
As most know, Srila Gurudev's health is often delicate, so
his personal participation and the opportunity for darshan
may be limited or even very limited. For further information
of the programmes to be held there, and arrangements for pilgrims,
please see the Soquel Sri
And a reminder that written
Vyasa-Puja offerings by 12 December
please in order
to be included in the Special Edition to be offered to Srila
Gurudev on his Appearance Day.
Vaisnava Toshani web-magazine new posting by Srutasrava
Prabhu accompanying Srila Govinda Maharaj in Soquel, USA. "The
disturbances of material existence are unavoidable and not our
concern. They can never check the flow of nectar that is Krishna
120 professional photos taken last summer in Jagannath Puri
and Kolkata by Gaurachandra Prabhu are now available at the Sri
Guru Vandana website of the Scandinavian devotees:
Puri: a series of 89 high-quality photos taken this summer,
(formerly 'Calcutta'): Photos of Srila Govinda Maharaj, his followers
of the recent opening of the new Temple by Srila Govinda Maharaj
with guest of honour, the Mayor of Veracruz.
del periódico de la abertura reciente del templo
progress of the new Prasad distribution hall. Pictures for
Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
and Slovak websites
fully revised and updated by the devotees of Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math, for the introduction and nourishment of sincere
Captain of our ship.... Substantial, informative and inspirational,
this latest web edition of Sri Vaisnava Toshani with pictures,
slokas and descriptions, gives an insight into Srila Govinda Maharaj's
travels, including the recent prestigious inauguration of the Veracruz
Temple in Mexico.
to California. The first report of Srila Govinda Maharaj's
return to the Soquel Seva Ashram. Sripad Akinchan Maharaj accompanied
Srila Gurudev throughout the journey from Veracruz, and shares this
in his latest iMonk.net web-log. Their day's travel ended with the
welcome sighting of a deer in the driveway while approaching the
City sunny Sunday street Sankirttan starting and finishing in
Hyde Park and passing through Pitt Street Mall the city's
busiest shopping mall and China Town. (Fourteen
Pictures posted by Muralidhar Prabhu.)
next weekend please, (12 December) for Vyasa Puja offerings
to make it into the first volume to be presented to Srila Gurudev
on his Appearance Day.
Any received after that will be included in the second volume, which
won't be completed until mid-January. Please don't hesitate.
Please send offerings as text in the body of an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly mention your country next to your name and attach a photo
of yourself (in the form of a small
Govinda Maharaj is now at our Soquel Seva Ashram, USA, having
safely returned from Mexico and Venezuela.
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, general
Temple opened in grand style by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj, with guest of honour the Mayor of Veracruz.
Srila Govinda Maharaj spoke at the function which was covered by
local TV and media, and which was followed by a sumptuous feast.
(Pictures and report please see the Sri Vaisnava Toshani
web-magazine of 05 December.)
insights from Mexico into Srila Govinda Maharaj's
recent health Pastimes in the latest two editions of the Sri
Vaishnava Toshani web-magazine.
earlier of these postings, Srutasrava Prabhu points out:
"Srila Gurudev wanted these photos to be taken and wanted
them to be shown. It is very important that everyone understands
he needs some rest."
pouring concrete to form the upstairs floor of the second section
of the new Prasad distribution hall. Pictures for Srila Govinda
Maharaj to see and all to share.
incompatibility problems fixed so yesterday's six webpages now
display properly of Damayanti Devi Dasi sharing recent days in Venezuela
with Srila Gurudev and the assembled devotees.
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