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23rd World Tour:
Aug. - Dec. 2007 of 
Srila Govinda Maharaj
is in Russia
and, health permitting, is due to visit Italy, Venezuela, Mexico, USA, and UK.
23rd World Tour info

Extensive recent picture galleries in the association of Srila Govinda Maharaj:
Recent Venezuela and Nabadwip pictures and articles in Spanish, with some in English:



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Late August 2007 updates:

thumbSrila Govinda Maharaj may continue to Russia soon. So far Srila Gurudev has stayed ten days longer than first planned in Thailand and he will have a further checkup before deciding whether to continue to Russia soon.
Seeing Srila Gurudev's delicate health in recent months in India and Thailand, it is realistic that Srila Gurudev's tour itinerary may change at any time.

thumbWorldwide prayer on Balarama's Appearance Day for Srila Govinda Maharaj's health, organised by Hari Kirtan Das and Vaishnavi Devi Dasi of Venezuela for 7pm Thailand time (see international time chart) on 28th August. Extract from their email circular:

"We humbly invite you along with your friends and family to join us in a beautiful seva, a worldwide simultaneous prayer for our most valuable jewel and guardian, our most divine well wisher: Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj....
"Let us all try to set aside 15 minutes for this and through this prayer let our love and affection travel and reach our Srila Govinda Maharaj's heart. We also hope to make a similar prayer on Sri Krishna Janmastami, at the same time."

thumbAudio: "This is our Guru Maharaj's divine gift for us -- we can understand that if we take shelter in Mahaprabhu's conception we must go to Srila Saraswati Thakur and the conception of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. So many books, so many songs, so many things are his gift and everything is a very, very perfect expression."
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal morning darshan, 14 June 2007.
(35+ minutes, 4.1 MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 8.2 MB.)

Audio: "All is related. Who has vision, he can collect from everywhere. But not to deviate from Krishna Consciousness, that only be careful, otherwise you will lose everything. All is helpful to go to Krishna consciousness, Krishna conception."
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal morning darshan, 15 March 2007. (36+ minutes, 4.3 MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 8.5 MB.)

August 2007 updates (continued):

thumbSrila Govinda Maharaj's scheduled arrival in Russia has been postponed. As is well known, His Divine Grace's health is delicate and his current tour plan is ambitious. Srila Govinda Maharaj currently does not feel strong enough for the flight of over ten hours to Russia and therefore will stay in Bangkok for the time being.

thumb Thailand. Two new picture series' of the current Tour posted by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi on her website: Srila Govinda Maharaj visits a shopping mall, and wildlife photographed during Srila Gurudev's recent visit to a safari park near Bangkok.

thumb Nabadwip. Floodwaters rise again with the recurrence of heavy rains. Two picture series' around Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: 18 August (2.8MB zip file of 43 pictures, each 800 pixels wide) and 19 August (700K zip file of 11 pictures, each 800 pixels wide).

thumb Lively series of reports and reflections by Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj posted recently on his website. His Holiness came to Kolkata to be with Srila Govinda Maharaj for the last weeks before the start of His Divine Grace's World Tour: postings from 28 June to 12 August.

thumb California, several recent activities of the devotees presented by Brajeswar Prabhu on his website, including report, pictures and video from the Bhakti Yoga Club at Cabrillo College and a report, pictures and video from a Wednesday Kid's Class.

thumb New Malaysia website prepared by Ramaratan Prabhu to present news from Malaysia and the teachings of our Sri Guru-varga.

thumb New German website presenting the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Translations and website by Achintya Madhav Prabhu, currently serving at our Siliguri Ashram.

thumbWe are expanding! By the service of the Scandinavian devotees the Math's domain is now hosted on a much larger server, offering increased space for the ever growing library of files.
Webmasters linking to our audio files, please note: audio files since 26th September last year, are now located on our server with the URL and path:
instead of:
Therefore please adjust any links you may have to those audio postings. Kindly excuse the inconvenience, however the relocation was necessary in order to free up space on the Math's server. All relevant audio links on our Math's website have already been updated.

Mid August 2007:

thumb Thailand: Srila Govinda Maharaj is in Bangkok! The 23rd World Tour has begun with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj visiting Thailand for the first time. His Divine Grace expressed his wish to go to Thailand since many of our devotees visit there on their way to and from the Americas and East Asia. His Divine Grace was therefore very pleased to accept the invitation of Paramananda Prabhu to inaugurate his new house as an established ashram of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
His Divine Grace received a warm welcome by devotees from Thailand, Russia, China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, USA and Venezuela. Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj wrote: "Srila Govinda Maharaj is a devotional magnet, even he was surprised at the turnout."
Extensive picture series' are posted by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi on her website, including the Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj held in Bangkok. 11 August | 12 August | 13 August | 14 August.

thumb Thailand: 23rd World Tour reports by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia inaugurating his World Tour blog with descriptions of daily events, accompanying His Divine Grace's Tour.

thumb Thailand: Bangkok report by Vrinda Devi Dasi of Venezuela who was part of the advance party to make preparations for Srila Govinda Maharaj's arrival at the new ashram.

thumb Nabadwip: Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, held at his Temple of Union in Separation, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Picture series by Nimai Chandra Prabhu and Annapurna Devi Dasi.

thumb Kolkata: Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, held at our Dum Dum Park Temple. Picture series by Ratnanabha Prabhu.

thumb Video: Over 100 videos taken this year of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and of festivals and seva activities here in India, presented by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his website with assistance from Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj.

thumb Four downloadable photo albums taken this year in India by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his website: Sri Jagannath Rathayatra, Puri; Sripat Bamunpara; Sri Guru-Purnima, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata; and Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

Many updates on related websites around the world include:

thumb Venezuela's Spanish language site with frequent updates and additions including articles, pictures, audio, video and a new children's section with videos, and printable colouring pages.

thumb Russia's Russian and English sections on their site updated with regular picture reports of events throughout the length and breadth of Russia and neighbouring countries.

thumb London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's site, with picture pages of preaching at several summer festivals throughout the country, and an article by Devashis Prabhu: 'Sri Krishna Sankirttan - The Universal Church of the Holy Name'.

Early August 2007:

thumb23rd World Tour imminent of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Accepting the invitations of the devotees, His Divine Grace is starting on an ambitious tour of seven countries in four months. Srila Govinda Maharaj has repeatedly pointed out that he is going on a "meeting the devotees tour" and "especially those who cannot come to India."
He is due to visit Thailand, Russia, Italy, Venezuela, Mexico, USA and UK. For further information, kindly enquire from the tour organisers in each country, listed on our World Tours web-page.

thumb Invitation to the Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, plus a service opportunity to donate directly via PayPal to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for this glorious occasion.

thumbAudio: Two updates: "Devotion, the Main Advice" and "If you see Govinda, you can't come back" spoken by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj by telephone from Nabadwip for Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet Radio website, (32 minutes and 16 minutes respectively.)

thumb Audio: Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj's
selected recent recordings:

Audio: Kirttan in Bamunpara. Srila Govinda Maharaj sings "Gopinath, mama nivedana suno" at our Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Bamunpara, 25 May 2007.
(13 minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 5.8 MB.)

Audio: "Everywhere is some limit and we must follow that limit, otherwise we will be sahajiya. Very difficult to come back from sahajiyaism." Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal morning darshan, 24 May 2007.
(38+ minutes, 4.5 MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 8.9 MB.)

Audio: "Prabhupad Saraswati Thakur said, everything you can accept to offer to Lord Krishna, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandarvva Govindasundar, and the remnants of that you can take. What we are doing now, it is that style, but if we are attracted with that and involved with that without devotion, that is not good." Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal morning darshan, 3 April 2007.
(37+ minutes, 4.3 MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 8.5 MB.)

Audio: "Attachment with material existence is always bad, but you can leave kanak, you can leave kamini, but cannot leave pratistha easily." Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal morning darshan, 16 March 2007.
(12+ minutes, 1.5  MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 3 MB.)

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