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31 January 2005
Disappearance of Srila Jayadeva Goswami Prabhu.
Announcing the passing away of Sripad Bhakti Sampat Madhusudan Maharaj of UK in the early hours of this morning. His Holiness was a well-loved devotee of the Math who received sannyasa from Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj last Gaura-Purnima here in Nabadwip. On returning to London he was diagnosed with cancer and was given just a short time to live.
On hearing the news of his departure, Srila Gurudev expressed, "A very faithful servitor of our Mission and myself has passed...." Just hours before Sripad Madhusudan Maharaj's passing Srila Gurudev spoke to him by telephone acknowledging his service and affection and bestowed upon him his blessings and the blessings of Srila Guru Maharaj and of Sriman Mahaprabhu.

Nabadwip construction pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.

29 January 2005
California, a picture this week of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and two pictures of the newly re-acquired San Jose Ashram on 17th Street.

Brazil, inauguration of Srila Govinda Maharaj's second Ashram in Porto Alegre, opened by Sripad B.V. Trivikram Maharaj. Web-page by Bhuvana Mohan Prabhu.

Californian Website latest updates:
Video and Audio: Vyasa Puja Address of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami to the devotees gathered at the Soquel Seva Ashram, 28 December 2004. Audio (mp3 and RealMedia) and Video (MPEG-4 and RealMedia) (11 Minutes).
Audio: Audio offerings from Vaishnavas worldwide accompanied by photos of the speakers. This was presented to Srila Gurudev shortly after his Vyasa Puja Celebration and is now made available for online listening, or at a higher quality for download as a complete ZIP archive (12.3 MB). (presentation requires Quicktime Player for streaming audio; alternatively, each offering can be downloaded as a separate mp3 file by clicking on the "download this offering" link at the bottom of each audio page).

Sri Guru Vandana Website latest updates:
Audio: two very rare recordings of Srila Govinda Maharaj singing Sri Rupa Manjari Pada and Sri Dayita Dasa Pranati Pancakam, recorded in the mid-1980's. These recordings are made available by courtesy of Omkaranath Prabhu.

26 January 2005
Please still bear with us for delays in communication from Nabadwip, as the internet connection continues to be disrupted throughout the town due to the phone exchange being on the move.

'The Standard to Measure Human Life.' Article written for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math by Sripad Bhakti Madhava Puri Maharaj, USA. Available as consecutive pages for on-screen reading (50 K pdf file), and laid out in higher quality for printing to form a single-sheet folding pamphlet (140 K pdf file).

'The Unforgettable Sweetness of the Dham.' Article by Jagamohini Devi Dasi of USA, writing with insights and news from her current visit to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.

Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha and the new Seva Ashram construction progress. Pictures sent by Ratnanabha Prabhu of UK.

Nabadwip, construction progress of the new Prasad distribution hall. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.

Ecuador, two web-pages by Revati Devi Dasi of recent programmes at the Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram, Quito.

Venezuelan 'Paramakaruna' Website latest updates:
Vida en el Templo
El Programa del Mediodía. Articulo de Rohini Nandana Prabhu.

[An article by Rohini Nandana Prabhu about the programs and the lifestyle in the Caracas temple.]
El Darshan de Sus Señorías Parama Karuna Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra. Domingo 23 de enero, 2005.

[Deities' Darshan on January 23, 2005.]
Miel de Aguasay para el mundo. El nuevo proyecto de la Fundación Conciencia de Krishna en Venezuela. Archivo de video QuickTime. 5 MB.

[New service project: honey from the countryside of Venezuela to London. 5 MB QuickTime movie.]
Harinama Sankirttan en el Parque del Este de Caracas. Las impresiones de este día con una breve explicación del significado del Harinama.

[Pictures from the recent Harinama Sankirttan in East Park, Caracas.]

23 January 2005
Travel plans are not fixed for His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's return to India. His Divine Grace is currently expressing his wish to return to India in March, and on to Sri Nabadwip Dham in time for Sri Gaura Purnima.

Malaysia: Kampong Columbia Estate Friday evening preaching programme by the devotees of our Sitiawan Seva Ashram, Perak.

Sri Vaisnava Toshani en español. "Un Vaisnava posee diversos humores. Aunque Srila Kaviraj Goswami ha dicho que él es mas bajo que un gusano en el excremento, también ha dicho que mediante la gracia de Sri Nityananda Prabhu, él ha obtenido todo lo que debe tenerse.".

Venezuelan 'Paramakaruna' Website latest updates:
Distribución de Prashadam en el Ancianato San Miguel.
Nuestra nueva Sección de Proyectos. Todos los desarrollos de la Misión tienen ahora su lugar en la web. En ella encontrara que están haciendo los devotos para expandir los limites geográficos de la Misión en Venezuela.
El Darshan de Sus Señorías Parama Karuna Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra.
Vida en el Templo
En esta columna, dedicaremos un pequeño espacio para aquellos devotos que son residentes permanentes del templo de Parama Karuna, Sri Caitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram de Caracas; que deseen plasmar su visión acerca de la vida monástica de un templo.

20 January 2005
Tomorrow is fast from grains for Ekadasi.
Nabadwip's telephone exchange is being moved causing major disturbance to all phones in the town. Kindly bear with us for any delays in web-postings and replies to emails.

Goa Sankirttan. Krishna Bhakta Prabhu of Russia leads Sankirttan along Calangout Street, the main street in the seaside resort of Goa. Under the guidance of Sripad Avadhut Maharaj he is currently pioneering the first Indian branch of the famous Moscow 'Jagannath Express' devotees' restaurant.

Malaysia, Maha-sankranti festival honoured in traditional style by the devotees of our Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Sitiawan. Explanatory article, pictures and web-page by Rama Ratan Prabhu.

Portugal, recent programme held at the home of Jagabandhu Prabhu and Ananda Moyi Devi Dasi. Web-page by Bhuvana Mohan Prabhu, Brazil.

New Italian book: "L'amorevole ricerca del servitore perduto." This is the translation by Mohita Krishna Prabhu of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's book, "Loving Search for the Lost Servant."

18 January 2005
Nabadwip Book Fair pictures of this year's fair, with the Srila Govinda Maharaj's name prominently on both sides of the main entrance gateway. Our stall this year is headed by Sripad B.N. Narayan Maharaj of Mauritius, Jadu Gopal Prabhu of Bengal, and Jagamohini Devi Dasi of Oregon, USA.

Australia, New Years eve in Byron Bay, and New Year's Day in Sri Govinda Dham, Uki, New South Wales. Pictures and write-up by Sadhu Priya Prabhu and Tusta Krishna Prabhu.

Venezuelan 'Paramakaruna' Website latest updates:
Preservación o Extinción. Artículo escrito por Sripad Antaryami Prabhu. "Una vez me reuní con un viejo discípulo de Srila Prabhupada quien había estado algunos años con Srila Guru Maharaja. Después de la partida de Srila Guru Maharaja."
Celebrando el Sri Vyasa Puja de Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja. Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel, California. Reporte de Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi. Traducción elaborada por Jai Balai Prabhu de México.
Los Devotos de Sri Sri Parama Karuna Nitai Gaurachandra llevan Prashadam en un programa de Prédica en la Universidad de Oriente de Cumaná.

16 January 2005

Soquel: Saraswati Devi Dasi's pictures and web-page from her recent pilgrimage to Srila Gurudev's association in California.

Soquel: December summary from the Soquel Seva Ashram. Webpage by Vaidehi Devi Dasi.

Soquel: New Year's benefit concert for the Soquel Seva Ashram. Webpage by Vaidehi Devi Dasi.

14 January 2005
California, six pages from Soquel and San Jose of photos taken between 25th December 2004 and 4th January 2005 by Divyashari, Damayanti and Dhanishta Devi Dasis. Web-page and captions by Damayanti Devi Dasi.

Brazil, Sri Vyasa-Puja at Sri Krishna Shakti Ashram near Sao Paulo. Web-page by Bhuvana Mohan Prabhu.

Nabadwip: Sri Govinda Kunda pictures today.

Nabadwip: construction progress pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.

11 January 2005
Appearance of Srila Lochan das Thakur.
Receiving the first Japanese book. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj receives in Soquel, 'In Search of the Original Source' translated to Japanese by Rakhalraj Prabhu's recently initiated wife, Madhumalika Devi Dasi. (Pictures.)

Siliguri, West Bengal: our Ashram opens, as a new building nears completion at the gateway to Northeast India.

Saint Petersburg, Russia. Sripad B.C. Bharati Maharaj warms the devotees' hearts while floods and bad weather prevail outside.

Moscow. Last Saturday sankirttan in the wintery city centre streets, led by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj.

Porto Alegre, Brazil: Sri Vyasa-Puja celebrations held at our newest Centre in Brazil.

Monterrey, Mexico, Sri Vyasa-Puja festival held last month for Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Californian Website latest updates:

Article: Celebrating the Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram in Soquel. Report by Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi.

Audio: Sunday Feast (12th December) Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj emphasizes the importance of good association in reply to the question: how can we protect what devotion or service we may have, and even increase it? (mp3 and RealMedia audio).

Venezuelan 'Paramakaruna' Website latest updates:
Audio: Los Darshans de Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj a su paso por la ciudad de Caracas en Noviembre de 2004 ahora están disponibles en nueva sección de Audio. Archivos mp3. Más de dos horas de bhajans, kirtans y clases de Srila Gurudev en el Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram.

[The updated audio section now includes the darshans of Srila Gurudev in Caracas and a collection from Srila Guru Maharaj, Bhudev Prabhu, Koladwip Prabhu from the Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram. Also Sripad Janardan Maharaj preaching in Spanish, and the records of Srila Gurudev ready to listen to from the web like the radio, without necessity to download. All are in mp3 format. More than eight hours of audio in total.]
Los Programas de Prédica continúan bajo la auspiciosa mirada de nuestros guardianes. En esta oportunidad, el Hari-Nama semanal a través de las calles de Caracas llevó prashadam, folletos y la oportunidad de conocer la Conciencia de Krishna para todos.

[Last Saturday's Harinam Sankirttan in Caracas.]
Visita al Hospital J.M. de los Ríos. Los devotos del Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram llevan prashadam y kirtan a los niños.

[Pictures from the Children's Hospital]

8 January 2005
Turkey: Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj held at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sridhar Govinda Bhakti Yoga Center, Ankara.

Italy: Villa Govinda Ashram, Milan. Recent festivals and redecoration. (Pictures.)

Czech Republic: distributing Prasad and books from the Sri Sridhar-Govinda Sangha, Libecina. Web-page by Anasuya Devi Dasi.

5 January 2005
Tomorrow is fast from grains for Ekadasi.
Sri Vaisnava Toshani. Simply Wonderful. This latest edition begins:
"A Vaishnava has many moods. Although, Srila Kaviraj Goswami has said that he is lower than a worm in stool, he also has declared that by the grace of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, he has got everything to be had."

Australia New Year's Day summer festival marking the eighth anniversary of Sriman Mahaprabhu's installation at Sri Govinda Dham, New South Wales.

Dum Dum Park construction progress of the Seva Ashram. Photo series of several larger pictures.

Soquel, USA: Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance day festival at our principal ashram in California. Pictures and captions by Damayanti Devi Dasi.

San Jose, USA, Sri Vyasa-Puja celebrations recorded in pictures and captions by Vaidehi Devi Dasi.

Californian Website latest updates:
Gallery: (28th December) Kishori Didi shares more images of the Vyasa Puja celebration in Soquel.
Gallery: (28th December) Honouring Sri Vyasa Puja at the San Jose Seva Ashram.
Article: (9th December) Heartfelt recollections by Devashis Prabhu, manager of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in London, during his stay at the Soquel Seva Ashram.

Venezuelan 'Paramakaruna' Website latest updates:
Audio: 'Batasura.' Un ensayo de Srila Saraswati Thakur originalmente publicado en la revista del Sri Gaudiya Math, ,"El Harmonista" en Febrero, 1932. Archivos MP3.
-) Parte I (5:56 min, 1.35 MB),
-) Parte II (6:49 min, 1.56 MB),
-) Parte III (4:41 min,1.07 MB),
-) Parte IV (4:19 min, 0.98 MB).

3 January 2005
Australia Sri Vyasa-Puja. 'Sublime Gratitude,' report and pictures of the recent grand festival at Sri Govinda Dham, Uki.

Nabadwip. Dispatches by Ashraya Vigraha Prabhu of the recent festivals held here:
-) Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj,
-) the Grand Festival at Sripat Bamunpara,
-) and the Disappearance Festival for Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur the following day.

21st World Tour Interviews by Vaidehi Devi Dasi. Ramai Prabhu in USA and Divyashari Devi Dasi in Venezuela share their stories of how they came to the Mission.

Una ofrenda escrita por Sripad Akinchan Maharaj para honrar el dia de la Aparición de Srila Gurudev, publicada en su sitio del internet,

Sri Vaisnava Toshani en español:
"Srila Guru Maharaj le dijo a Srila Govinda Maharaj: 'Antes deabandonar este mundo, mi Guru Maharaj transfirió el mando de laRupanuga Sampradaya cuando hizo que yo cantara sri rupa manjari paday te envio a mí'."

2 January 2005
Wishing a spiritually prosperous New Year to all the devotee visitors worldwide, and taking this opportunity to thank you for your encouragement and support in helping make available the message of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to every town and village via the Internet. Mahaprabhu allowed this technology, so let us indeed use it in His service.

Moscow New Years Eve sankirttan. Seeing out the old year, and inviting the new year with the chanting of the Holy Names in the central streets of the capital city.

Nabadwip New Year's Day nagar-sankirttan by 400 devotees on foot all the way from Nadanghat.

London Sri Vyasa-Puja celebrations at the Green Street Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

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