All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

The Divine Appearance of Sriman Mahaprabhu

Sri Gaura Purnima Festival
at Srila Govinda Maharaj Seva Sangha

Porto Alegre, Brazil

21 March 2008
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The cow Surabhi and her calf Nandi who recently turned one year old, happy in their goshala.
 Srimati Tulasi Devi shining in her Temple and in the background a beautiful neem tree.
 A lot of green: neem trees, lemons, bananas, peaches, passion fruits, orange trees....
Pomegranates and flowers make Srila Gurudev's house in Porto Alegre beautiful. To the right: Partha Sarathi Prabhu, the leader of the kitchen, cooking some refined preparations for this auspicious festival.  
Rasa Bihari Devi Dasi helping to make croquettes, pea balls and other specialties.
Doris Liana (Shiva Nandini's mother) did a pineapple cake for the pleasure of Sri Gauranga Sundar; at right Ananga Mohini Didi is frying assorted savouries.
Jay, Maha-prasadam, ki jaya! It began with a hot and shining sunny day, but as we were getting things ready for the festival, dark clouds came close to the ashram (picture at right) and brought an intense but quick rain. It was a blessing because we had had no rain for more than fifteen days in our city.
Just after this, some fortunate children that live in the neighbourhood of the ashram asked for some Prasadam and we invited them to come in and take with us for Srila Gurudev's and Sriman Mahaprabhu's satisfaction. Later, it was time for nagar sankirttan led by Partha Sarathi Prabhu.
The Holy Name's power attracted a lot of people's attention.
During the nagar sankirttan some cars stopped and families came out of their houses to participate. We distributed Maha-prasadam to all. 
Back to the Temple and the arati was performed by Shivanandini Devi Dasi, with the altar specially decorated with neem leaves in remembrance of Nimai Pandit's sweet birth.
A very enthusiastic kirttan in honour of this Sri Gaura Purnima day. After a class and Maha-prasadam, more seva is done at this time by Vishnu Priya Devi Dasi (left) and Anandini Devi Dasi (right).
Dear Srila Gurudev, please accept our humble offerings!
All glories to Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj!
All glories to the Sri Gaura Purnima Festival!
All glories to all the Vaishnavas around the world!
Nitai Gaura Premanande! Haribol!

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