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31 May 2006
Audio: Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj addresses the devotees during a previous visit to Caracas, posted recently on the Venezuelan website, paramakaruna.org.ve. His Holiness speaks a sentence in English, followed by a devotee immediately translating that to Spanish to the audience, with occasional elaboration by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
His talk starts with the theme, "To the degree that one is in connection with Purity, one will feel himself impure."
Listen online (65 minutes, streaming mp3 audio).
Namahattas in Zaporozhye, the Ukraine, during the last two Sundays.
Picture-report by Swarup Prabhu posted on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru.
Nagar-sankirttana in Donetsk, the Ukraine.
Picture-report by Pitambar Prabhu.
"Donetsk devotees gathered together to hold a nagar-sankirttana. Swarup Prabhu from Zaporozhye arrived to inspire and help them...."
Tips For Pilgrims updated with with various information intended to be helpful for those visiting our Temples in India, including the section Directions to our Maths in India.
Additional evening update:
Nabadwip. Harvesting tal fruit from in front of the nat-mandir at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on this hot, humid afternoon.
30 May 2006
Audio: "What You Have Received From Your Guru, You Must Give...." Srila
Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaking
from Kolkata this morning for Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet Radio website, krsna.cc. (16+ minutes, 2.9 MB mp3 audio.)
A touch of grace. Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj relates a recent anecdote of His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj's Pastimes, and expands on the theme of "What is prasadam?" in his latest iMonk.net web-log.
Saint Petersburg, Russia. Sripad Bhakti Achintya Madhav Maharaj leads last Saturday's devotional programmes as Saint Petersburg celebrates Foundation Day. Nagar-sankirttana under the guidance of
Sripad Madhav Maharaj and the
Saturday Programme with
Sripad Madhav Maharaj.
Report in English with pictures, posted on the Russian site, harekrishna.ru.
Installation Anniversary report by Vrinda Devi Dasi, with a description of Sunday's festival at our Dum Dum Park Temple.
Also in Spanish, posted today on the Venezuelan website, paramakaruna.org.ve.
Installation Anniversary picture series by Vrinda Devi Dasi, to accompany her report.
Village Preaching in West Bengal. Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj takes the Math's bus with Western and Eastern devotees to Dogachia Village. Vaidehi Devi Dasi shares the experience via three lively web-pages which include reports, three interviews, pictures and captions.
Additional evening update:
Nabadwip guesthouse construction progress. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
29 May 2006
Kolkata Festival. The anniversary of the installation of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Madanmohanjiu at our Dum Dum Park, Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha was held very successfully yesterday. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj spoke for nearly two hours in Bengali and English in the beautifully decorated nat-mandir.
Italy Vaishnava Festival dispatch by Divyasari Devi Dasi on returning to England after the recent programme. After reading this dispatch, the guest of honour, Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj who has just returned to Kolkata, commented, 'She nailed it,' and, 'I feel like someone understands me.'
Divyasari Devi Dasi wrote:
"Sripad Goswami Maharaj was very, very generous and friendly, practically his entire visit was a non-stop, entirely engaging discourse - lectures twice a day for over an hour, trips out in the car, during prasadam, in between 'skypeing' with Sripad Avadhut Maharaj and other friends, and talking about what Krishna says to his 86 year old Mom - he continued all the way to the airport, up until he got on the escalator and waved goodbye....
"He distributed so much Guru Conscious, Vaisnava Conscious, Gauranga Conscious, Radha Krishna Conscious transcendental devotional knowledge, guidance and in an informal context mined during his 35 years of personal experience, for many aspects of distribution of books, antidotes, correct behaviour and a broad range of do's and don'ts, etc. All this was
always with reference to his Gurus - really to the level of a fearless, boundless explosion... and... he chats about art, artists, architecture, printing books and many other general topics :)))-
"With humble obeisances to the Vaishnava readers, ~Divyasari dasi"
Russia. Sri Nrisimha-chaturdasi Celebration with Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj
at our Moscow cultural centre,
'Sri Chaitanya Saraswati.' Pictures and report in English by Kundalata Devi Dasi, posted on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru.
Additional evening update:
Installation Anniversary picture series posted this evening on VerandaViews.com by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi, recording yesterday's festival at our Dum Dum Park Temple.
28 May 2006
Audio: "Vasanta Panchami." Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip on the first day of spring this year, the auspicious day of: Sri Saraswati Puja; the appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi and the appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath das Goswami and Srila Raghunandana Thakur; and the disappearance of Srila Viswanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarupa Parvat Maharaj.
or listen online (43+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio).
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day 1, Part 1. Substantial coverage via lectures by our sannyasis along the route, readings from 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya' and pictures — bringing this year's Parikrama near to all.
Page 1: Starting out from the Math to Antardwip. Photos with captions.
Page 2: Antardwip, Mayapur. Lecture at Sri Nandan Acharyya Bhavan by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj, photos and captions.
Page 3: Sri Chandradoya Mandir. Lecture by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, photos and captions.
Page 4: Yogapith, the Appearance Place of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Reading from 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya,' photos and captions.
Page 5: Srivasangan. Continuing the reading from 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya,' photos and captions.
Nabadwip guesthouse construction progress today. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
27 May 2006
Surrender - What is our consciousness aiming for? A short article written in India by Vrinda Devi Dasi of Venezuela. Translated by the author into English, this was recently published in Spanish on the Venezuelan website, paramakaruna.org.ve.
Three versions of the Californian Calendar are now available, prepared by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj:
1. Booklet as consecutive pages (176K pdf file);
2. Booklet laid out ready to print on US Letter paper (176K pdf file);
3. Wall calendar (44K pdf file).
Three printed versions the Nabadwip Vaisnava Calendar were prepared this year:
Illustrated booklet (56 pages) produced in India by Sadhu Priya Prabhu;
2. Large hanging wall calendar, with one page per month, produced in Russia by Indubala Devi Dasi and Isharupa Dasi;
3. Two sided colour wall calendar for quick reference to dates six months at a time, produced in Russia by Indubala Devi Dasi and Isharupa Dasi.
Russian Vaisnava Calendar is now available on the harekrishna.ru website
26 May 2006
A glimpse inside the Museum on the ground floor of 'Seva-Kunja,' the Memorial Building of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj here in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Nabadwip: Guesthouse construction progress. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.
25 May 2006
Audio: "Vedavyas's gift was all for Krishna consciousness." Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj discusses the Scriptures revealed by Vedavyas and Sri Garga Risi. "Different kind of person, different kind of culture, different kind of lifestyle, different kind of dress. Everything different. But one is the same for everyone: that is religion."
Balarama's Pranam Mantram quoted by Srila Govinda Maharaj from Sri Garga-Samhita is given here.
or listen online (45 minutes, 5.2 MB mp3 audio, recorded in February 2006).
Russia: Pictures from Moscow with English captions, posted today on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru:
Sunday programmes with Sripad Goswami Maharaj [20 pictures, 674Kb];
Harinama-sankirtana with Sripad Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Madhav Maharaj: [14 pictures, 428Kb].
24 May 2006
Italy. Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj's visit to Villa Govinda, near Milan, draws respectful press coverage, and attracts devotees from around Europe. Munindra Mohan Prabhu and Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi sent three newspaper clippings along with a brief report of the week's Vaisnava festival.
Nabadwip, pictures of maintenance and construction for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.
23 May 2006
The new Turkish 'The Golden Volcano of Divine Love' is one of three features in today's series of VerandaViews.com pictures by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi taken on Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's verandah in Kolkata.
22 May 2006
Guesthouse construction progress, large pictures today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
21 May 2006
Serving in the Gosala including pictures of Arindam Krishna Prabhu making good use of the last day on his current pilgrimage to Nabadwip. (Large pictures.)
Embarrassing predicament. Gopal Prabhu, Srila Gurudev's personal servant, commented, "They are using Ganges water to worship the Ganges," which prompted reflections by Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj in his latest iMonk.net blog.
20 May 2006
Construction progress today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. (Pictures.)
19 May 2006
Ukraine preaching tour by Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj. Pictures with English captions posted today on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru:
Arrival in Donetsk, home programme, public programme and nagar sankirttan. [25 pictures, 1.25Mb]
Day Two of Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj's preaching in Donetsk. [21 pictures, 788Kb]
Harkhov, Maharaj meets with the devotes. [8 pictures, 289Kb]
Public programme in Harkhov. [10 pictures, 284Kb]
Construction progress today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
18 May 2006
Kiev, Ukraine. Nrsimha-chaturdasi celebrations, pictures posted the Russian website, harekrishna.ru:
[14 pictures, 353Kb]
Construction progress today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. (Pictures.)
17 May 2006
Harinama-Sankirtana in Zaparojie,
Ukraine. Pictures and report in English by Swarup Prabhu posted on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru. [7 pictures, ~330Kb]
16 May 2006
Nabadwip. Various pictures today taken around the Math.
15 May 2006
Moving to the city centre. The devotees are moving to another place to hold the programs, so recently
they had the last namahatta in Sanatana Prabhu's home. As Swarup Prabhu writes:
"Moving to a new place in the
centre of the city will give devotees a wonderful opportunity to organise
more frequent and stable programmes and invite new people, and sure, for the
devotees and guests it is much more convenient to meet there. So by the
mercy of Srila Gurudev we have bright hopes for the future of His Divine
Grace's mission here." [11 pictures, 408Kb]
14 May 2006
A no-win game. Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj uses the example of Hiranyakasipu's attempt to be immortal to entertainingly explain how we cannot cheat the Lord.
Nabadwip. Various pictures today taken around the Math including the resident deer and peacock and geese.
13 May 2006
Audio: Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi informal morning talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in Kolkata. Discussing his earlier days in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and the power of Srila Guru Maharaj.
or listen online (37+ minutes, 6.5 MB mp3 audio).
Saint Petersburg, Russia. Pictures with English captions posted on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru:
Sincere seekers received initiation from Sripad Goswami Maharaj on behalf of Srila Govinda Maharaj;
Harinama-sankirtana with Sripad Nyasi Maharaj;
Harinama-sankirtana with Sripad Madhav Maharaj;
Saturday programme in our Saint Petersburg Temple.
12 May 2006
Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. (Pictures.)
Construction progress. Pictures from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share.
11 May 2006
Nabadwip. Various pictures today including the relocated Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Eye Treatment Centre, construction and other service activities around the Math.
10 May 2006
Russia, Spring Annual Vaisnava Festival.
Kundalata Devi Dasi writes:
"Last week with the arrival of Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj began the Spring
Annual Vaisnava Festival in Russia. Many devotees from Russian and
Ukraine regions arrived to Moscow to participate in the festival to get a
wonderful opportunity to serve to the devotees and to listen to the
beautiful Krishna consciousness conception of our gurus coming from Sripad
B.S. Goswami Maharaj."
Pictures from the Moscow part of the festival with accompanying English descriptions, posted on the Russian website, harekrishna.ru:
Harinama initiations to sincere seekers | Day 1 of the Vaisnava Festival | Day 2 | Day 3 | Harinama sankirttana in Moscow |
Day 4 | Day 5.
Moscow public programme at the 'Moscow House of Artists.' On Day 6 of the Vaisnava Festival, Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj with the help of the devotees organised an impressive public programme devoted to the evolution of consciousness. Various scholars,
scientists and representatives of different religious movements attended
the meeting. Sripad B.S .Goswami Maharaj, Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj, Sripad B.C. Bharati Maharaj, Sripad B.A. Madhav Maharaj and Sripad B.V. Nyasi Maharaj led the proceedings.
9 May 2006
Nabadwip. Construction progress today. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
7 May 2006
Spiritual Archaeology. "As spiritual archaeologists (soul-searchers) we must dig below the surface of the body, painstakingly remove the accretions of the mind, persevere beyond the intellect, and..." Read more in this latest iMonk.net web-log of Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj.
Nabadwip. A variety of pictures taken today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
5 May 2006
Mexico. 9th National Youth and Children's Camp, held in La Palma de Sandoval, Michoacan. Pictures and extensive report by Samantha Perez and Sofia Flores from Veracruz. Web-page sent by Bhagavan Prabhu.
Nabadwip. Construction progress at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
3 May 2006
Czech Republic. Spring comes to the Sri Sridhar-Govinda Sangha, Libecina. Lambs are born and the Temple Room receives much attention. Web-page by Anasuya Devi Dasi.
2 May 2006
Nabadwip, the Math's crop fields. Pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see, and all to share.
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. General pictures today.
1 May 2006
Nabadwip. Inauguration of a new, modern chapati making machine. Donated by Jagannath Swami Prabhu of Mexico, it can roll and cook 1,000 chapatis per hour. (Pictures.)
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