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29 March 2005

Nabadwip, Srila Gurudev tours the Math by scooter accompanied by devotees from around the world. (Pictures.)

26 March 2005

Nabadwip, Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival. Pictures taken yesterday here in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj presiding over the programme.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Two. Two pages of pictures.

Sri Vaisnava Toshani. 'Vipralambha Seva' begins:

"It is very difficult to be inspired in our service when we have been separated from the source of that service, but Union In Separation is the highest ideal and we must go on hearing, chanting and remembering his glories."

Calendar Dates for Soquel California with adjusted Ekadashi Dates and paran times, and additional local festivals. Produced by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj in pdf format: consecutive pages, and laid out ready for printing (200 K each).

23 March 2005
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day One recorded in three extensive pages of pictures.

21 March 2005
Safe arrival in Nabadwip of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj yesterday, the Adhivas Day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 2005. Pictures.

Adhivas y la llegada de Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj a Nabadwip Dhama. Galería de fotos.
Adhivas Festival picture gallery including Srila Gurudev's arrival in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math — one of the latest updates on the Spanish website.

18 March 2005
Series of wonderful photos of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's glorious return to Kolkata, India, after over six months abroad. Gallery by Gaurachandra Prabhu as the latest update on the Spanish website.

La llegada de Su Divina Gracia Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj a Kolkata, Marzo 2005. Galería de Fotos.

New Calendar of Vaishnava Festival Dates is now available on-line. All dates and times listed here are calculated for Kolkata, India, as referred to at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham.
During his 21st World Tour, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj instructed that throughout the world the devotees will follow this calendar for all dates except for Ekadasis and their associated paran (break fast) times which may be calculated locally according to the lunar calendar. In this way the days of Appearance, Disappearance, and other Pastimes of the Lord and His great devotees will be observed on the actual day they took place in India, rather than according to the technical local calculation of the 'tithi' (lunar day) which often had devotees observing, for example, the Appearance of Mahaprabhu a day before He actually appeared here in Nabadwip.

17 March 2005
Sri Vaishnava Toshani, today's edition, 'Our Life and Soul' starts:
"We have heard the expression, 'Life and Soul' many times. We realize what it means when the person who truly is our life and soul departs from our vision. Our connection is through seva and that is our only solace."

Heartfelt Message from Pusta Krishna Prabhu reflecting on the vital importance of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's mission and presence in this world.
"Now is the time to take shelter of Sri Gurudeva.  It is not something that one can say they once did, and now they are beyond that.  The shelter of Sri Gurudeva is the eternal position of the fortunate bhaktas.  Independence is, as our Acharyyas have stated, the mentality of the madman."

Singapore, Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj graces the island state with a visit while en rout from USA to India. Pictures and report posted by Sachinandan Prabhu.

16 March 2005
Srila Gurudev returns to India safe and well. All the devotees of Nabadwip and Kolkata are hugely relieved to receive Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj back in India from his 21st World Tour. His Divine Grace appeared well and relaxed as he was welcomed with arati and Sri Guru-puja at the Dum Dum Park Temple. Srila Gurudev then spoke happily and affectionately for forty minutes in Bengali to the gathering.

15 March 2005
Audio: Srila Gurudev speaking this morning from London for Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet Radio website (5+ minutes, 800+ K mp3 audio.)

Preaching and 'Alu Collection' in Bengal with Sripad Acharyya Maharaj. Report and pictures by Anukulchandra Prabhu of Italy, posted as one of the recent updates on the Venezuelan website.
También en español. Anche in Italiano.

12 March 2005
Sri Vaishnava Toshani, today's edition starts:
"After a very long stay in California, the departure of His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj was devastating for the devotees there. The opposite occurred upon his arrival in London, where everyone was ecstatic to see him."

Nabadwip. Pictorial diary by Gaurachandra Prabhu in English and Spanish posted on the Venezuelan devotees' website.

Question of the week: Why is Mangal Arati Beneficial for Spiritual Life? Devotees headed by Sripad Janardan Maharaj and Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj express some of the important factors concerning this early morning worship. Illustrated web-page by Vaidehi Devi Dasi.

11 March 2005
Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Maharaj.

Srila Gurudev's arrival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, London, on the return leg of his 21st World Tour en route from USA to India.

Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. Web-page prepared for the devotee children, by Parama Bhakti Dasi.

Nabadwip construction progress of the new Prasad distribution hall as the Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals approach.

9 March 2005
Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)
Extensive latest edition of Sri Vaishnava Toshani:
"On the Divine Appearance Day of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Srila Govinda Maharaj sang very beautifully Sri Dayita Dasa Pranati Pancakam and then spoke these incredible words...."

Nabadwip. Darshan of Sri Sadasiva this morning and new picture diary entries with captions in either English or Spanish are amongst the recent updates at the Venezuelan website currently being updated from Nabadwip by Gaurachandra Prabhu.

This evening, pictures taken at Sri Govinda Kunda as the night of Sri Sri Sivaratri begins here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.

7 March 2005
London visit by Srila Gurudev imminent. With the improved health of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj the return journey from USA to India in time for Sri Gaura-Purnima is now looking sure. His Divine Grace is due to be at our London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math later this week, and stay there over the weekend. For further information please contact the London Math's manager, Devashis Prabhu:

Sri Gaura-Purnima pilgrims: if you are planning to attend this years Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, but have not yet informed us, please let us know soon so we may be able to serve you better:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 2005 Programme is now available as a regular html web-page since some have expressed difficulty viewing pdf documents.

Foot care for pilgrims on parikrama. Informative tips on how to keep your feet in good shape, and what to do when foot problems surface. Written by Anindita Devi Dasi in light of her experiences on parikrama last year, this web-page has been added to our helpful and recently updated Tips for Pilgrims.

6 March 2005
Ekadasi. Fast from grains. Paran (break fast with grains) tomorrow after sunrise and before 9:51 a.m.
Nabadwip, pictures today.

5 March 2005
Tribute to Sripad Bhakti Sampat Madhusudan Maharaj written by Devashis Prabhu in remembrance of His Holiness whose ashes were recently brought here to the River Ganges in Nabadwip, and a festival held in his honour.

3 March 2005
Two articles by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur -- 'Bhakti' and 'May We Always Remember' -- texts attributed to His Divine Grace, as published during his manifest presence in this world -- have been added to the website in honour of his recent Appearance Day Festival.

Glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Two illustrated webpages of extensive excerpts of glorification, prepared in honour of His Divine Grace's Appearance Day Festival.

Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance. Page prepared for the devotee children, by Parama Bhakti Dasi. (70 K Acrobat PDF file).

Nabadwip. Festival for Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance. Illustrated diary in English and Spanish by Gaurachandra Prabhu sharing the day's special events in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and later in the day with our devotees at a big festival in Mayapur where the Temples of Mayapur and Nabadwip join together in glorification of Srila Saraswati Thakur.

Additional website updates include:
El Darshan de Sus Señorías Parama Karuna Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra.
Un resumen de la lectura dada por Bhakti Amal Paramahamsa Maharajá en el Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip en la ocasión de 131 aniversario de la aparición de Srila Bhakti Sidhanta Saraswati Thakur.

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