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What's WAS New? - September 2005


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30 September 2005
Invitation to Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, to be held in Nabadwip from 25th to 28th October 2005.

Please note that this year's Karttik Pilgrimage to Govardhan and Vrindavan will be informal, though our sannyasis will lead a parikrama programme for those wishing to attend. Pilgrims need to make their own travel arrangements to Govardhan. Express train tickets can now be purchased over the Internet. Please see our Tips for Pilgrims section for further travel tips.

Invitation in Bengali
to Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

28 September 2005
Visit to Siliguri's new Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Report and photos by Kamal Krishna Prabhu of USA.
"A small group of devotees headed by Sripad Acharyya Maharaj left the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, around 8 a.m. to make a trip to the recently acquired Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Siliguri, a lively town at a cross-roads of cultures and countries in North Bengal.... I can say for myself as a foreigner, I didn't really piece together the situation until the day unfolded. It turned out to be a long trip....."

Veracruz, Mexico: Harinam Sankirttan around the streets of the town recorded in an extensive series of pictures sent by Madhuchanda Devi Dasi heading the local programmes.

26 September 2005
Porto Alegre, Brazil. Four pages of pictures with captions in English and Portuguese of the devotees extending a warm, devotional welcome to Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Trivikram Maharaj to Southern Brazil. The web-pages are part of the recent updates on the Math's Portuguese Website,

Brazil: Preaching to over 100,000 daily visitors by Isha Nandini Devi Dasi via the popular'Ofuxico' Portuguese website by using a professionally produced 'flash' presentation in a column dedicated to Srila Govinda Maharaj for spreading the message of Sriman Mahaprabhu.

24 September 2005
Soquel, USA. Sri Nandotsav Festival and Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad. Three extensive excerpts from discourses given this day by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Maharaj, Prabhu Sarvabhavan and Prabhu Hasyapriya, plus many pictures in a series of five web-pages compiled by Vaidehi Devi Dasi.

22 September 2005
London: online clothing store for the London Math launched to raise funds and provide T-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, stickers, and other paraphernalia printed with the London SCSMath Logo. Two of the shirts are not London Math specific, with the wording 'Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math' and the web address, thus of more universal appeal amongst our devotees.

London: new preaching minibus purchased by the collective service of the local devotees. This is the third preaching bus acquired by our worldwide Mission recently, after Nabadwip and Caracas recently took delivery of theirs. (Larger picture.)

18 September 2005
Visvarupa Mahotsava. End of month long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Srila Haridas Thakur's Divine Glories. Darshan yesterday morning with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Reported by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj currently staying with His Divine Grace at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.

16 September 2005
Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur.
Brazil, welcoming Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj to the Krishna Shakti Ashram, Campos do Jordao. Series of thirty-eight slides professionally produced in two different styles of presentation by Isha Nandini Devi Dasi.

Australia. Sri Radhastami Festival held at Sri Govinda Dham, Uki. (Pictures.)

Malaysia. Sri Radhastami Festival held at the Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Sitiawan. (Picture web-page sent by the Sitiawan devotees.)

15 September 2005
Appearance of Sri Vamanadeva. Paran (Ekadasi break fast with grains) after the worship of Sri Vamanadeva and by 9:29 a.m. Appearance of Sri Jiva Goswami Prabhu.
Nabadwip. Sri Radhastami Festival held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. (Pictures.)

Porto Alegre, Brazil. Sri Radhastami Festival and inauguration of the new Temple Room at the Srila Govinda Maharaj Seva Sangha. Two web-pages of pictures with captions in English and Portuguese, posted on the Math's Portuguese language website:

Venezuelan Spanish 'Paramakaruna' Website: several recent updates including:

Caracas, Sri Radhastami Festival held at the Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram. Thirty-six pictures as a web slide-show.
A new section on the 'Paramakaruna' Website: Foto del dia (archivo) - an archive of previous 'pictures of the day,' with twenty pictures currently available.

13 September 2005
Nabadwip. His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Two web-pages of recent pictures.

Soquel. Lord Balaram's Appearance Day recorded by Vaidehi Devi Dasi in three web-pages of pictures.

11 September 2005
Sri Radhastami. Srimati Radharani’s appearance at noon. Fast until noon.
'Our Lord's Beloved Power' by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Five illustrated web-pages of text of 'Affectionate Guidance.'
"The essence of ecstasy is love; the essence of love is heart; and the acme of heart is called 'mahabhava.' And the personality of mahabhava is our Queen, Sri Radha Thakurani. She is the mine of all good, the jewel of Krishna's beloveds."

10 September 2005
Sri Lalita-saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.
"We must follow the service mood of Lalitadevi," excerpt by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj from 'Divine Guidance,' presented in three illustrated web-pages.

New Zealand Travel Diary, 2005. Sripad Bhakti Swarup Tridandi Maharaj reports from Christchurch on his current visit to the devotees of the Southern Island.

Mauritius. Extensive report by Shanta Krishna Prabhu on the recent three-day festival for Sri Krishna Janmastami and Sri Nandotsav held at the Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Ashram, Long Mountain.

California: Happy Farewell for Raja Rama Prabhu, Revati Devi Dasi and young Bimala Dasi as they head off to Miami for their service to Srila Gurudev. Seven web-pages by Vaidehi Devi Dasi recording the evening programme.
"Sometimes we all take our Godbrothers and Godsisters for granted as we see their smiling faces every day. Many say, 'You never know the value of what you have until it's gone,' and that is exactly how we all felt on this particular night."

9 September 2005
Villa Govinda Ashram, Italy - A Glimpse of Heaven on Earth. An extensive, illustrated article by Jagamohini Devi Dasi in praise of the Vaisnava example of the residents and visitors she met recently at Srila Govinda Maharaj's Ashram in northern Italy.
"Remembering His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj's visit to Italy two summers ago, one can only think of the lovely Villa Govinda Ashram as a place of transcendental pilgrimage - a glimpse of heaven on earth. Everything I see reminds me of his holy visit and of his appreciation for this land of pious people and their gentle grace."

8 September 2005
Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the Consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.
Guadalajara, Mexico. Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj visited the Guadalajara Ashram for two weeks in August, enlivening the devotees with daily discourses and kirttan, and visited the Tijuana Ashram on the return leg of his journey to the USA. Two pages of pictures.

Soquel, California. Janmastami and Nandotsav celebrated at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram. Three pages of pictures sent by Nilamani Prabhu.

7 September 2005
Vaishnava Toshani. New edition: "Srila Sridhar Maharaj always took every aspect of Krishna consciousness to its finest point..." posted by Srutasrava Prabhu currently staying with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj here in Nabadwip.

6 September 2005
Soquel, California. Honey Seva at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram. Picture page by Nilamani Prabhu, who writes: "Hasyapriya Prabhu extracted 150 pounds of honey this year and it was bottled with love and affection by the devotees."

Soquel, California. Appearance Festival of Lord Baladev including a grand feast, itemised by Nilamani Prabhu. (Pictures with captions.)

Californian Web-site updated with a Janmastami picture-report posted by Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi. Their celebrations at the Soquel Seva Ashram included a children's play depicting some of Lord Krishna's childhood Pastimes. Two pages of pictures with captions by Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi.

5 September 2005
Czech Republic. Sri Krishna Janmastami and Sri Nandotsav celebrated at the Sri Sridhar-Govinda Sangha, Libecina. (Pictures.)

'Flash' presentations of the recent pictures from the Krishna Shakti Ashram, Brazil.

Page one: eight pictures.

Page two: five pictures.

4 September 2005
Interview with Divyashakti Devi Dasi. Vaidehi Devi Dasi asks Divyashakti Devi Dasi how she came to Srila Govinda Maharaj's lotus feet, and what keeps her going in service even on the days when it's hard to go out:
"We can't do anything - it's all the mercy of Guru Maharaj and Gurudev. To be able to come in contact with these conditioned souls and give them what you first felt when you came to the Temple, all of this joy and real happiness - you want to give that to others. You see how people are suffering in illusion and you just want to be able to please your Gurudev. What he has given you is a natural spontaneous thing. We want to serve, and that comes from the heart."

3 September 2005
Krishna Shakti Ashram, Brazil. Janmastami Festival held in grand style and recorded in eight pages of pictures with captions prepared by Isha Nandini Devi Dasi.

Brazil. Rohini Shakti Devi Dasi returns to a warm welcome at the Krishna Shakti Ashram after a two month break. Two web-pages by Isha Nandini Devi Dasi.

Colombia. Sri Krishna Janmastami Festival celebrated by the devotees of Bogota. Pictures sent by Jagan Mohini Devi Dasi.

Italy. Summer gathering of devotees from Europe and the USA at the newly redecorated Villa Govinda Ashram near Milan. Two pages of pictures.

2 September 2005
Vaishnava Toshani. "Avoid Nam-aparadha - then you will get everything." This latest edition with topical reflections, pictures and the teachings of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, is posted today by Srutasrava Prabhu currently staying with Srila Gurudev here in Nabadwip.

Australia, Sri Balarama's Appearance Day Festival at Sri Govinda Dham, Uki. Series of pictures sent by Sadhu Priya Prabhu.

Australia, Sri Krishna Janmastami Festival at Sri Govinda Dham, Uki. Series of pictures sent by Sadhu Priya Prabhu.

Oregon, USA. Sri Krishna Janmastami Festival at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram, Eugene. Pictures sent by Mathuranath Prabhu.

Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. Sri Krishna Janmastami Festival at the Srila Govinda Maharaj Seva Mandir. Web-page by Jagat Mohan Prabhu.

1 September 2005
Singapore. Three day special Janmastami programme with guest of honour Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj from Nabadwip. Three pages of pictures with captions, by Jay Vardhan Prabhu.

USA. San Jose Youth Group Class. Introduction and pictures by Nilamani Prabhu taken during a class by Yudhamanyu Prabhu for the Soquel youth group. Yudhamanyu Prabhu spoke about his preaching and teaching in China, and how enthused the students there would be if some of the young American devotees could also visit them.

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