20th World Tour
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
St. Petersburg
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
leads Sri Baladeva's Appearance Day Festival.
12th August 2003

Early morning, Srila Govinda Maharaj takes in the view from beside the St. Petersburg Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Sripad Avadhut Maharaj stands on the right, Sripad Akinchan Maharaj is on the left.

Looking out across the Baltic Sea, quite a different panorama than in winter, when all is covered with thick ice.

Preparing garlands and decorations for today's festival honouring Sri Baladeva's Appearance.

Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Madhavasundar, watching the events in Their Temple.

Srila Gurudev addresses the venerable audience...

...followed by sannyasis from around the world who take turns to chant the glories of the Lord.

Sripad Avadhut Maharaj, largely by whose leadership the Russian programmes — and this Tour — have been made possible.

Sripad Akinchan Maharaj and Sripad Janardan Maharaj nourished by serving Prasadam to the devotees at the end of the programme.

Sripad Bharati Maharaj (right), upon whom Srila Gurudev bestows much praise for his special Vaishnava qualities, busily assisting with the Prasadam serve-out.

Prabhu Mukunda from UK happily serving too, and all the assembled Vaishnavas honour the qualities of the Prasadam feast this historic day.

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip