(25 December 2007)
Nabadwip prepares for the Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, including early morning pictures taken today after completion of the decorations. Picture web-page.
Nabadwip. 79th Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj who presided over this morning's grand festival in the nat-mandir of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Series of larger pictures taken throughout the morning by Divya Shakti Devi Dasi.
(22 December 2007)
Srila Govinda Maharaj returns safe and well to Nabadwip and today went out both in the morning and afternoon for scooter rides around Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Preparations here are well under way for His Divine Grace's grand Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival on Tuesday.
Vrindavan – The Land of Love. Double-page national newspaper article by Malini Devi Dasi in 'The Malta Independent,' the largest circulation English newspaper of Malta. Written for the general public with substantial content, she begins the article:
"This is Vrindavan, the most elevated place in the spiritual world according to Vaishnava texts, and it has manifested here on earth. Indeed, Vrindavan is used to refer to a utopia throughout India...."
Italy. Four extensive galleries of pictures: two from the recent World Tour of Srila Govinda Maharaj and two from India earlier this year, posted by Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi and Munindra Mohan Prabhu on their website, villagovinda.scsmath.org. While seeing these pictures Srila Govinda Maharaj commented: "In every picture devotees are smiling. A very good atmosphere."
California. 'Our Beautiful Devotee Family.' Forty pictures accompanied by captions, posted by Swarnangii Devi Dasi on the sevaashram.org website. She writes:
"During Srila Gurudev's visit to the Seva Ashram in November 2007 on his 23rd World Tour, he attracted so many beautiful devotees from all over the world. We feel extremely fortunate to have had their association and goodwill."
Australia. This week's six-page Mission News the newsletter of Sri Govinda Dham, near Murwillumbah. Produced by Parampada Prabhu and Prema Das with news and glorification of the seva of their devotional community.
Caracas. Several updates on the Venezuelan Spanish language website, paramakaruna.org.ve, include a Christmas visit by the devotees to a children's hospital, bringing the Holy Name, presents and lots of good will to the young patients.
(15 December 2007)
World Tour slides with spoken commentary. Sripad B.P. Siddhanti Maharaj talks us through devotional events he photographed in Russia, Italy, Venezuela, Mexico and USA while accompanying Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his recently completed 23rd World Tour. 12 MB 'mov' file, 23+ minutes, slide show of 200 reasonable sized pictures (650 pixels wide) with audio. Download (or stream it if you have the speed) and view with QuickTime, VLC, iTunes, etc. The commentary is spoken in Kolkata with background sounds of our Dum Dum Park Temple. Srila Govinda Maharaj was particularly happy seeing this presentation of Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj and recalling the places and events.
(14 December 2007)
Well over 1,000 photos of the 23rd World Tour of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj posted by Nimai Chandra Prabhu in the photos section of his website, vaisnavadarshan.com. 'Zip' files containing mainly twenty or more images each: 29 files of Russia, 7 of Milan, 12 of Caracas and 10 of London.
USA, East Coast. Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, New Jersey, serving New York city and Philadelphia, has launched their new website scsmathnj.com mirrored at scsmnj.com. Sripad Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaj invites you to read his 'Inaugural Message' under the 'What's New' section and see the first set of his photos from the Veracruz/California portion of Srila Gurudev's 23rd World Tour.
Sri Govinda Kunda, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Pictures by Anatha Bandhu Prabhu for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.
(11 December 2007)
Video. Five clips from California shot during Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's recent visit. These videos are posted by Gopal Prabhu of USA on the youtube.com website.
Soquel, California. Sri Govardhan Puja celebrated at the Seva Ashram during Srila Govinda Maharaj's 23rd World Tour, posted by Swarnangii Devi Dasi on the new sevaashram.org website.
Nabadwip. Sankari Devi Dasi's disappearance festival held yesterday for this long time resident of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. She passed away peacefully in the Math ten days earlier, with devotees chanting softly at her bedside.
(9 December 2007)
Kolkata, Dum Dum Park. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is feeling quite at home back on his veranda at our Dum Dum Park Temple, yet already His Divine Grace is talking of accepting invitations for a further tour soon. Informal pictures taken today.
Soquel, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram. General pictures taken by Divya Shakti Devi Dasi during the USA leg of the 23rd World Tour.
(8 December 2007)
England. 23rd World Tour. New updates on the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's website, scsmathlondon.org:
Photo series of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj starting out on his return to India;
Series of forty-seven photos of devotees and guests at the London Temple.
Australia. This week's six-page Mission News the newsletter of Sri Govinda Dham, Uki, near Murwillumbah. Produced by Parampada Prabhu and Prema Das.
(7 December 2007)
Calcutta. Successful completion of the 23rd World Tour of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. His Divine Grace appeared radiant and well as he returned early this morning to complete his recent tour.
Kolkata. Srila Govinda Maharaj returns to our Dum Dum Park Temple after the long journey from London, and graces the devotees with a short darshan. Pictures.
(6 December 2007)
England. 23rd World Tour. Several more updates on the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's website include two photo series' of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the London Temple; two audio recordings and a video clip of Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj's lectures; and an audio recording of a lecture by Sripad Bhakti Swarup Tridandi Maharaj.
Video: Two videos of Srila Govinda Maharaj in the London Temple: one of him leading kirttan, and one of His Divine Grace's evening darshan of 2nd December. Both are posted by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his website, vaisnavadarshan.com, to download and view with a recent version of QuickTime.
(4 December 2007)
23rd World Tour: In London, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj today confirmed he fully plans to return to India on schedule at the end of this week, thus setting aside reports that His Divine Grace may stay in London until after his Sri Vyasa-Puja.
Video: London. Additional four videos of events surrounding Srila Govinda Maharaj's current visit, posted by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his website, vaisnavadarshan.com, to download and view with a recent version of QuickTime.
Mexico and USA: 23rd World Tour reflections. Report by Sripad Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaj who participated in the recent Tour programmes in Veracruz and California. His Holiness gives personal insight into Srila Govinda Maharaj's Pastimes and the service of the devotees.
California. Additional 23rd World Tour picture series 'Srila Gurudev goes for his first scooter ride after his arrival in Soquel' posted by Swarnangii Devi Dasi on the new sevaashram.org website she inaugurated yesterday.
Australia. Variety of pictures from Sri Govinda Dham, Uki, and the seva of devotees of New South Wales. Slides sent by Kelikadamba Devi Dasi in QuickTime (.mov) format, readily playable with VLC or QuickTime:
57 slides, 1.5 MB 'mov' file or in higher quality 6.1 MB 'mov' file (fixed link).
Nabadwip. The deer at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Pictures taken this morning for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.
Nabadwip. General pictures taken around Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.
(3 December 2007)
California. 23rd World Tour pictures. Six lively web-pages of pictures and captions sharing events surrounding Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's recent visit to the USA. This new website sevaashram.org is offered by Swarnangii Devi Dasi for the satisfaction of Srila Gurudev and all his devotees.
Invitation to the Grand Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj organised from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math from 24th to 28th December 2007. We are very pleased to announce that, health permitting, His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj will be here in Nabadwip for this most special occasion. With the imminent arrival of Srila Govinda Maharaj we expect a sudden influx of devotees from around the world. Therefore, please do let us know if you plan to come so we can better serve everyone.
Invitation in Bengali to Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Brazil. Sripad Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj visits Porto Alegre twice last month. Web-page sent by the devotees of the Srila Govinda Maharaj Seva Sangha with many pictures and captions sharing these events.
Initiations in Russia and Ukraine by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj, connecting sincere seekers to the lotus feet of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Devotional Activities in the Ukraine including a television interview, Sri Govardhan Puja and Sripad Bhakti Achintya Madhav Maharaj's visit to Kiev.
Both these web-pages are posted by Kundalata Devi Dasi in the English section of the Russian website, harekrishna.ru/english.
(2 December 2007)
Audio: Janmastami evening class in St. Petersburg by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj during his current World Tour.
or listen online (40+ minutes,
4.6 MB mp3 audio)
or: higher quality (9.3 MB).
Audio: Initiations, kirttan and television interview all by His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj on the morning of Sri Krishna Janmastami in Saint Petersburg this year.
or listen online (31+ minutes,
3.7 MB mp3 audio)
or: higher quality (7.3 MB).
England. 23rd World Tour. Several updates on the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's website today: Nagar Sankirttan In Central London; Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj speaking at the School of Oriental and African Studies (photographs of the event); Harinam Sankirtan - Short streaming video on vimeo.com; and Srila Gurudev's Darshan afternoon darshan last Thursday (pictures).
Nabadwip pictures. Freshly threshed rice, calves, tree-trimming and sign writing as Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math prepares for a sudden influx of devotees for the winter months.
Australia. New six-page Mission News printed locally and published online by Parampada and Prema Prabhus with lively news from Sri Govinda Dham, Uki, near Murwillumbah.
(1 December 2007)
London. Srila Govinda Maharaj giving initiations yesterday morning at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Green Street. Web-page of pictures posted by Anindita Devi Dasi on the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's website, scsmathlondon.org.
Four videos of Srila Govinda Maharaj in California during his recent visit, are now posted on the vimeo.com website by Vraja Kishor Prabhu of USA.
Nabadwip. Sankari Devi Dasi passed away last night. She was a long time resident of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and dear to both Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Govinda Maharaj. She was sick for just two days, feeling weak and remaining in her room in 'Guru Dham'. Late yesterday evening she passed away peacefully with Visvarup Prabhu, Jadu Gopal Prabhu and Aparna Devi Dasi chanting the Mahamantra at her bedside.
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