All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
Rathayatra of Sri Jagannath Dev
and the disappearance of Srila Swarup Damodar
Selected references to this day, on the Math's websites.
Audio: Sri Jagannath Rathayatra. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj points out the generous opportunity given by Lord Jagannath for Westerners to have His darshan during this festival, and describes the correct mood for us when we come in front of Him.
Originally posted by Madhusudan Prabhu as part of his krsna.cc Internet Radio series. Srila Gurudev speaking on 8 July 2005:
12 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
United Through Affection. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj summarises the hidden messages exchanged during Ratha Yatra. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
Audio: "Krishna is autocrat - not democrat, communist, or our servant."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaking from Kolkata
with particular reference to Sri Jagannath Rathayatra, for Madhusudan
Prabhu's Internet Radio website, krsna.cc, 28 June 2006. (20+ minutes, 2.4 MB mp3 audio.)
Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj's discourse
in our Kaikhali, Kolkata, Temple discussing Sri Jagannathdev's
Rathayatra and the disappearance of Sri Swarup Damodar Goswami.
Informal discourse, 19 June 2004.
Download or listen online (mp3 audio files):
| Part 2 (Total 17 mins, 3.1 MB mp3 audio)
Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj's message
to the devotees over the phone with Madhusudan Prabhu from Hawaii.
"When outside devotees want to go to Jagannath Puri, I am happily giving
my consent to them, but they must be conscious about their transcendental
Quoting a sloka he says:
"Who will see Jagannath in
His chariot, they will never come back to this material feelings or world, they are all going to the transcendental plane."
A most encouraging talk by Srila Govinda Maharaj, 1 July 2008.
5+ minutes, 1.2 MB mp3 audio
the Way to Puri (50K pdf file) chapter of the book Divine Guidance. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj addresses the mood pilgrims should adopt for their pilgrimage to Puri.
This article is also available as a text html page using the Math's 'Centenary' diacritic font, and as web-pages of gif images of the text.
Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Jagannathdev and His Dham - excerpt from Affectionate Guidance. His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj advises the pilgrims about how to see Purusottam Dham. "They will see these places (of the Pastimes of
Mahaprabhu and His associates) and try to feel in their heart
the mood of union in separation shown by Sriman
Mahaprabhu, and they will offer prayers to the associates
of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. If they cannot go inside any
of the places then they can see these places from outside."
Srila Govinda Maharaj in our Puri Math. Picture page of His Divine Grace on 30 June 2003 soon after his arrival in preparation for this year's Ratha Yatra programme.
Ratha Yatra Festival, Puri. Webpage of the Ratha Yatra Festival day 13 July 2003: Lord Jagannath in His
chariot, the King of Orissa doing puja to Lord Jagannath, and our Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math party in the middle of the crowd of
over a million people.
Audio: "Swarup Damodar, Mahaprabhu's second body." Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj speaking from Kolkata about Ratha
Yatra day, Swarup Damodar's disappearance and his intimate relationship, 25 June 2006.
(47+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio.)
Extensive write-up of our Math's Sri Jagannath Rathayatra Pilgrimage including pictures and descriptions of many of the places visited by our annual pilgrimage. This is a
ten-part lively, descriptive diary from 2005 by
Malini Devi Dasi of Malta, which includes five pages
of references from the Scriptures.
Lord Jagannath's Advent in brief.
An article researched and compiled by Tusta Krishna Prabhu of Australia
attending this year's pilgrimage, and amended by Srila Bhakti Sundar
Govinda Maharaj Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip
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