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February-March 2006

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25 March 2006
Please bear with us.... There will be inevitable delays before we are able to catch up with the office and web duties here at the Math. This winter has been particularly busy. Pilgrims need looking after and many physical duties need attending to outside the office. Additionally, inside the office we are kept fully engaged in dealing with the most urgent items first. Moreover, with many devotees arriving with their own computers, we are now expected to give all types of tutorials and answer questions on how to use them, as well as give assistance to fix them as well as many other demands.
Although we are currently unable to promptly update the website, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is very pleased to be inundated with all your wonderful pictures and reports from around the world. So, please keep them coming! His Divine Grace receives them all, and we shall try to share some of these with you soon.

19 March 2006
thumbAudio: "Sri Gaura-Purnima Fireworks" Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaking from Nabadwip this morning for Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet Radio website (9+ minutes, 1.7 MB mp3 audio.)

17 March 2006
thumbRussia, recent English language updates on the Russian website,
Sri Gaura-Purnima in Moscow headed by Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj, a further web-page of the same programme and a separate web-page of nagar-sankirttan the city.
Sri Gaura-Purnima in St Petersburg, nagar-sankirttan followed by the Temple Festival.

16 March 2006
thumbNabadwip Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival - the biggest and smoothest ever held here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math - recorded in pictures by Jamuna Priya Dasi on her website. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj headed the programme that was followed in the evening by a two-hour grand firework display attended by over 5,000 pilgrims and locals.

14 March 2006
 Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama report by Vrinda Devi Dasi, on pilgrimage from Venezuela sharing the daily parikramas to the holy places on the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham.

13 March 2006
thumbNew Calendar of Gaudiya Vaishnava Festival Dates 2006-2007 (Sri Gaurabda 521) is now on-line. All dates and times listed here are calculated for Kolkata, India, as referred to at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham.
A reminder, that 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.

thumbiCal format Vaisnava Calendar for Macintosh computers running System X, for automatic notification of Ekadasi dates and other special events. Made by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia, with dates up to Sri Gaura-Purnima 2007. (14 kilobytes download, then unstuff and drag to the iCal calendars window.)

9 March 2006
thumbRussia, Sripad Srutasrava recent preaching tour. Various web-pages posted in English on the Russian site:
Kiev public programmes last month with Sripad Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Srutasrava Prabhu.
Further Kiev preaching programmes led by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Srutasrava Prabhu.

5 March 2006
thumbSrimati Tarangini Devi Dasi passed away yesterday. The mother of the Acharyya of the Sri Rupanuga Sampradaya, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, she in her later years was given shelter by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj here in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Her strict sadhana of daily puja, japa and reading from the Scriptures continued up to her last days.

3 March 2006
thumbNew Italian website for Villa Govinda, the beautiful Ashram near Milan blessed by the holy feet of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. contains articles, pictures and items of topical interest.

28 February 2006
thumbRussia, Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj's recent preaching tour. Various web-pages posted in English on the Russian site:
Moscow Sunday programme with Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj, Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj, a web-page of a Sunday programme earlier this month with Sripad Goswami Maharaj and Sripad Avadhut Maharaj, and a separate web-page of other recent Moscow programmes.
Moscow: Bhagavan Srila Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Festival. Programme headed by Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj.
Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Festival in Moscow with Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj.
Moscow: Leaders' Seminar and programmes, with Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj, Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj.
St Petersburg preaching at the Torchinov's Readings headed by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj and Sripad Vijay Raman Prabhu.
St Petersburg Temple programme given by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj.
St Petersburg, Sripad Goswami Maharaj speaks at the Gerzen teacher's training college.

25 February 2006
thumbInvitation to Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals 9th to 20th March 2006 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. (PDF format, 850 K.)

thumbBengali Invitation to Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals.

21 February 2006
thumbLondon Math's website updated with the 'Sriman Nityananda Dwadasakam' of Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Guru Maharaj's talk 'The Magnanimous Nature of Sri Nityananda Prabhu,' plus additional pictures and an invitation to participate in seva projects of the London Math.

thumbRequesting recipes. Lavanya Mayi Devi Dasi of the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math writes:
"We are hoping you may assist us with compiling a cookbook by sending your best recipes for the pleasure of our dearest Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The Italian and London Math devotees are putting together a cookbook for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to be printed in Italian, English and Spanish (three different books) — something we know we have needed for a long time....>

15 February 2006
thumbCampos de Jordao, Brazil: Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Grand web-page by Govinda Hari Prabhu with photos by Isha Nandini Devi Dasi and Govinda Hari Prabhu.

10 February 2006
thumbSannyasis' written Sri Vyasa-Puja offerings to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. An excerpt comprising the early pages from the First Volume of the Sri Vyasa Puja Offering Book in glorification of Srila Gurudev on his holy Appearance Day 2005.

8 February 2006
thumbRussia preaching by Srutasrava Prabhu during his winter tour organised by Sripad Avadhut Maharaj. English web-pages posted on the Russian web-site:
Day One (Tambov) | Day Two (Tambov and Penza) | Days Three and Four (Balakovo) | On to Izhevsk | New Year in Moscow | New Year in St Petersburg | January visit to Moscow Sri Chaitanya Saraswati.

6 February 2006
thumbLarge lineart drawing of the Math made by Urmila Devi Dasi of China during her recent pilgrimage. Srila Govinda Maharaj very happily received this, had it framed and hung it on his wall here in Nabadwip. (309K gif picture.)

thumbSri Vyasa-Puja in China. From America, Vidura Krishna Prabhu, Satrughna Prabhu and Radhika Devi Dasi attend Sri Vyasa-Puja in China with Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram and the new family of devotees. (Picture series by Vidura Krishna Prabhu.)

4 February 2006
thumbSiliguri, visit to our new Ashram by a group of Eastern and Western devotees headed by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj and Sripad B.P. Siddhanti Maharaj. Report and two pages of pictures by Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj.

thumbTurkey, Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival held at the Sri Govinda Math, Ankara. Pictures and report in English and Turkish posted on the Sri Govinda Math Yoga Centre's web-site

2 February 2006
thumbSri Vyasa-Puja report from Nabadwip by Jagamohini Devi Dasi, on pilgrimage from Oregon, USA, attending Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's glorious 77th Appearance Day Festival.

thumbCzech Republic. Sri Vyasa-Puja of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj held at the Sri Sridhar-Govinda Sangha, Libecina.

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