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30 August 2004

Dear Devotees

My dandabat pranam to you all.

We are extremely happy to announce that by the grace of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga, our most beloved Divine Master, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswami Maharaj, is planning to stay with us at his London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in the first week of September.

While Srila Gurudev has repeated and stressed many times that he does not consider this a preaching tour, it is natural that many will be drawn to have his darshan. The daily itinerary will depend much upon his health.

As you know our London Temple is very small and accommodation is extremely difficult. We will be renting nearby accommodation for the visiting devotees but this will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please do let us know if you are planning to come and hoping for accommodation. We rely fully on donations, and humbly expect visiting devotees to contribute the cost of any accommodation provided.

We are humbly requesting all devotees attending the festivities during Srila Gurudev's stay to make some service contribution towards the costs, according to their means. We suggest that each adult should contribute a minimum of £50 for the duration but whatever you can give from your heart will be most appreciated.

As previously we anticipate that if Srila Govinda Maharaj is feeling well and wishes to meet with devotees, then the most likely times are very early in the morning and mid-afternoon.

Should you need any further information you may contact us at the London Math on (44 208) 552 3551 or by email at:

We look forward to having your company.

Your humble servant
Devashis das
London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math