to Sripat Bamunpara the Holy Appearance Place of Srila Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The pilgrimage earlier this
month included visits to Nadanghat, from where Srila Gurudev walked
to the Math, and Denur, where Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur wrote Sri
Chaitanya Bhagavat. Web-pages of pictures with captions, and the
full article by Srila Govinda Maharaj, "Bound by Affection," where
His Divine Grace describes his early days.
Gaura-Purnima at Villa Govinda, and other seva activities
by the devotees there during a recent visit by Sripad B.S. Tridandi
Maharaj. Pictures and web-page by Munindra Mohan Prabhu.
Gaura-Purnima at the new Sri Chaitanya Saraswati Sridhar
Seva Ashram de México, with programmes headed by Raghunanda
Prabhu and Madhuchanda Devi Dasi.
Vaishnava Wall Calendar. For easy reference a
wall calendar is now available (70K pdf file) with the main
Vaishnava festival dates and fasting dates through to Sri Gaura
Purnima 2006. This is in addition to the full
list of dates for California already available on-line. These
calendars have been prepared by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj.
Glory to Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga
Devotees and Friends,
accept our obeisances and respects as appropriate.
year was our largest Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival ever. During
this festival period, along with the Western and Eastern devotee-pilgrims
came hundreds of letters for His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
much as we would like to, regrettably we are unable to send
a reply for each and every one individually, and pray the
devotees will all be satisfied that Srila Gurudev acknowledges
your kind concerns for his health and your affectionate well
wishes. His Divine Grace sends his "affection, blessings,
good will and love" upon you all.
-The Office Team
22 April 2005
Kolkata and Nabadwip
Gaura-Purnima Festival and the next day's Anandotsav
of Sri Jagannath Misra held at the Sitiawan Sri Chaitanya
Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram.
Road to Calcutta, Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj brings
flavour of the journey to Calcutta, and news of the safe arrival
of Srila Gurudev at our Dum Dum Park Temple.
recent Spanish website updates from Caracas. The latest include:
de Prasadam en los ancianatos. Articulo elaborado por Vrinda
Rama-Navami. La celebración de la Divina Aparición
de Sri Ramachandra en el Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram.
Galería de fotos, 18 de Abril, 2005.
Govinda Maharaj Seva Mandir, Porto Alegre,
Sri Gaura-Purnima celebrations at our second Centre in Porto Alegre.
Web-page by Partha Sarathi Prabhu.
Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival at the Soquel Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Seva Ashram. Two
pages by Vaidehi Dasi of pictures with captions.
Advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
A summary of the section of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta describing
Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Appearance.
Gift of Giving
by Krishnalata Devi Dasi on returning from visiting Srila Gurudev
last month in Soquel. She begins her article:
"I returned with the same fire that burns ever so brightly
in the Soquel devotees' service mood and desire to meet Srila
Gurudev's expectations and needs. This is the fire of devotional
service and dedication to Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga."
Celebrations with Srila Gurudev.
Two descriptions of celebrations in Soquel in February this year:
Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day by Vrindavanesvari Dasi,
and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day
by Vaidehi Dasi.
Sweet Honey Bees.
Hasyapriya Prabhu explains:
"Like all of the devotees in our community, the trees, the
water from the land, even our honey bees who help pollinate the
fruit trees are eagerly offering their 'fruits' to His Divine
Grace." In these photos Hasyapriya Prabhu at the Soquel Ashram
shares with us the process of making honey. (Pictures with captions).
Bengali New Year's Day
Gaura Purnima at the Krishna Shakti Ashram, Campos do Jordao,
Sao Paulo. Six web-pages by Ishanandini Dasi recording events on
this special occasion.
London website now has a UK
What's New? page, which includes notification of the latest
additions to the site:
Calendar Dates for U.K. with adjusted Ekadashi dates and
paran times. Produced by Devashis Prabhu in pdf format .
picture pages of Srila Gurudev in London last month en route
from USA to India. Web-pages by Saraswati Devi Dasi.
the latest entry on the iMonk web-site of Sripad B.L. Akinchan
Maharaj. Amongst His Holiness' reflections in yesterday's blog is:
"What transformation, if any, is the chanting of the Holy Name
causing within me? Self-examination will reveal that. Srila Guru
Maharaj says, 'We must go forward with our eyes open.' Our inner
eye introspection will reveal our progress."
visit by Californian devotees Sripad B.P. Siddhanti
Maharaj and Jagadananda Prabhu to the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sridhar
Asan run by Vidya Sundar Prabhu and Amiya Kanti Devi Dasi in Surrey,
British Columbia. Web-page by Vidya Sundar Prabhu.
Spanish website updates from Caracas include a new feature 'Photo
of the Day' (1024 x 900 pixels), and weekly audio classes (currently
presenting Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj in Caracas). Other recent
the projects at the Caracas Temple. (9 minutes.)
en el Parque del Este. Galería de fotos.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, giving
initiations and later taking in the fresh air by Sri Govinda Kunda.
Oregon, USA: Substantial
article reflecting on the Sri Gaura Purnima Festival held
at The Golden Road so soon after Srila Gurudev's return
from the West Coast to India.
Alegre, Brazil: Sri
Gauranga Sundar's Appearance Festival at the Srila Govinda
Maharaj Seva Sangha. Two pages of pictures with captions, prepared
by Partha Sarathi Prabhu.
Gaura-Purnima Day at the Sri Sridhar-Govinda Sangha. Web-page
by Anasuya Devi Dasi.
Sri Gaura-Purnima in Saint Petersburg with Sripad Srutasrava
Prabhu. Two web-pages by Ananda Vardhan Prabhu. Page
One | Page
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day
celebration under the guidance of Sripad Avadhut Maharaj last
month at the new Cultural Centre in the centre of the city. Web-page
by Ashutosh Krishna Prabhu.
Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day Festival held at the
Sitiawan Sri Chaitanya Sridhar-Govinda Seva Ashram. Web-page by
Krishna Is So Nice
Srila Gurudev speaking yesterday from Nabadwip for Madhusudan
Prabhu's Internet Radio website krsna.cc.
(5+ minutes, 840 K mp3 audio.)
Festival in pictures, including extensive excerpts from
'A Day in Hapaniya' by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals in Monterrey. Two pages of pictures
with captions: Page
One | Page
Two. (Web-pages by Arjuna Prabhu.)
'National Youth and Children's Camp' held at La Palma
de Sandoval, Michoacán, under the guiding eye of Sripad
B.K. Ashram Maharaj. (Web-pages by Bhagavan Prabhu.)
Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival at the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Sri Gaura-Purnima at the San Jose, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Seva Ashram. (Pictures.)
new postings from Nabadwip during the last couple of weeks
on Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj's website, imonk.net.
Difference Between Gaudiya Math and Sahajiyas: "Our Prabhupada
Did Not Allow These Things" by Srila Bhakti Raksak
Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj posted by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj
on his website dailydarshan.com.
Spanish website updates from Caracas include:
de Sri Gaura Purnima 2005 en el Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva
Ashram de Caracas. Articulo elaborado por Laksmi
Kanti Devi Dasi y fotografias de Purujit Prabhu.
Devotees and Friends,
Please accept our obeisance and due respects.
Here in Nabadwip we have been in the midst of the grand Sri Gaura-Purnima
festivals under the auspices of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Due to many services required during these festivals, the Math's
office has been practically closed. Now that the Sri Gaura-Purnima
celebrations are winding down, we hope to soon be back to normal
with web-postings and correspondence. As an additional challenge
we currently have a poor Internet connection which makes it difficult
to receive large files or post web-pages. If you are sending pictures,
etc. please ensure they are a maximum of 50 kilobytes each, otherwise
we are unlikely to be able to receive them. See our Tips
for multimedia for tips on how to process pictures for sending
Hoping for your understanding, and hoping to be of service,
The Office Team
Saraswat Math, Nabadwip
Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Three. Two pages of pictures
with captions plus extensive excerpts from The Hidden Treasure
of the Holy Dhama Nabadwip.
Sri Govinda Dham: pictures
taken on Sri Gaura-Purnima day.
Spanish website updates from Nabadwip include:
en Sripat Hapaniya La Gran Aparición de las sagradas
deidades, Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Gopinathjiu. Galería
Parikrama del Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, 2005. Galería
de fotos (Completo).
Vaishnava Toshani latest edition 'California
"When his secretary tried to surprise him with the
purchase of a new glucose checking device. Srila Govinda Maharaj
was a bit displeased because he already had two such devices. He
proclaimed, 'Nothing in this world can surprise me, except the fact
that they are chanting the Hare Krishna mantra in China. That surprises
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