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World Tours: background and previous Tours
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

[Earlier tours]

Not since Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, who is known as the world inaugurator of the Krishna Consciousness movement in the West, has such a prominent spiritual personality as Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj travelled around the world, illuminating so many people with the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

His Divine Grace has attracted tens of thousands of people in such diverse countries as India, the United States of America, England, Ireland, Germany, Eastern Europe, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, and Mauritius. Many of us are unable to travel to such a far-away land as India, so the greatest wealth of India has mercifully come to us.

In the Vaishnava devotional literature it is said that a truly divine personality carries with him the essence of all the holy places. Certainly, Srila Govinda Maharaj is, in the words of his Guru, Srila Sridhar Maharaj, a "natural paramahamsa," a saintly person from his very childhood, and his humility and affection has captivated people throughout the world.

Our greatest fortune is to be able to be with such a saint, because we can attain all success in life with even a moment of his association.


For pictures, reports, audio, video, etc. from the 23rd World Tour (August 2007 onwards) please see our 'What's New' pages for that period.

Previous World Tours

rila Govinda Maharaj has completed twenty two earlier World Tours, visiting devotees at our International Centres in various countries around the world. [Every time His Divine Grace leaves our main Math in Nabadwip, India, to visit foreign countries, it is considered a "World Tour."]

Earlier Tours:


22nd World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj commenced this tour in September 2006. Many recordings of His Divine Grace's classes as well as photo reports, etc. are listed in the updates here on the Math's website throughout September and October and early November 2006. Srila Gurudev visited:

  • London
  • St. Petersburg
  • returning to India via London

21st World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj commenced his 21st World Tour in September 2004 Many webpages, pictures and recordings of discourses are available here. Srila Gurudev visited:

  • London
  • California
  • Venezuela
  • Mexico
  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow

20th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj commenced his Twentieth World Tour in July 2003, visiting England, Italy and Russia. Articles, audio and pictures have been received from this tour. Srila Gurudev visited:

  • London
  • Italy
  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow

19th World Tour
In July 2002 Srila Govinda Maharaj departed on his 20th World Tour. Several dispatches and pictures were received during this tour. His Divine Grace visited:

18th World Tour
In July 2001 Srila Govinda Maharaj arrived back in Calcutta to complete his eighteenth World Tour [Jun 7th - July 12th]. His Divine Grace was accompanied by six fully sponsored associates, as well as several who paid their own way. His Divine Grace visited:

17th World Tour
ompleted on 9 December 2000, Srila Govinda Maharaj circumambulated the world via Singapore, Hawaii, California, Mexico and London. We received the following dispatches:

16th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sixteenth World Tour [Aug 11th - Sept 22nd, 2000] visited the following countries:

15th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj's Fifteenth World Tour [Oct 4th - 23rd, 1999] visited the following countries:

  • South Africa
  • Mauritius
  • Bombay (now locally renamed Mumbai)

14th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj's Fourteenth World Tour [August 1st - September 9th, 1999] visited the following countries:

13th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj's Thirteenth World Tour [April 20th - May 25th, 1999] visited the following countries:

12th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj's Twelfth World Tour [August 11th - September 29th, 1998] included visits to the following countries:

11th World Tour
Srila Govinda Maharaj's Eleventh World Tour [May 17th - June 15th, 1998] included visits to the following countries:

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