|Extensive recent picture galleries in the association of Srila Govinda Maharaj: verandaviews.com.
|Recent Venezuela and Nabadwip pictures and articles in Spanish, with some in English: Paramakaruna.org.ve.
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Updated March 2007 with web-pages of recent selected events and reports. This year's Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals were yet again the biggest ever. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is graciously blessing the many visiting devotees with regular morning darshans as well as additional informal association, answering questions and guiding each devotee's life of service.
This year was our largest Sri Gaura-Purnima Festival ever! During this festival period, along with the Eastern and Western devotee-pilgrims came a huge flood of letters, seva offerings and gifts for His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
As much as we would like to, regrettably we are unable to send a reply for each and every one individually and pray the devotees will all be satisfied that Srila Gurudev acknowledges your kind concerns for his health, your affectionate well wishes and your many seva offerings. His Divine Grace sends his "affection, blessings, good will and love" to you all.
Sincerely, -The Office Team
new Vaishnava Calendar is expected in early April however a draft calendar for 2007-2008 is available.
This year the *original* panjika from which the Bengali calendar is calculated is being published particularly late in Calcutta. Hence the delay. The Bengali calendar is not yet made, hence we cannot make the English version.
In the meantime, as a good guideline, a draft calendar for 2007-2008 up to next Sri Gaura-Purnima has been calculated by our astrologer enthusiast devotee, Natabara Prabhu, living in UK, based on the Math's method of calculating the dates and times for Nabadwip.
Audio: Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
selected darshans recorded
recently in Nabadwip:
Audio: "Search for Sri Krishna, reality the beautiful, and beauty is controlling everything -- this is Srila Guru Maharaj's expression. But in which way will beauty come to us? Beauty will come through love, through affection. But the first condition there is devotion. Devotion will come through dedication. Then all is related: love, affection, beauty, charm, everything." Srila Govinda Maharaj, morning darshan, 11 March 2007.
(42 minutes, 4.9 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 9.7 MB.)
Audio: "Today is a very auspicious and fortunate day for sincere seekers and the devotees and the people of this world." Sri Gaura Purnima 2007, afternoon/evening programme in the nat mandir. 3 March 2007.
(Full audio, 66 minutes, 7.6 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 15 MB.)
Audio: "You will be qualified to do sankirttan if you will hold these three qualities: you must try humility, tolerance and giving honour to others. These three must be, otherwise you will not be successful. This is Mahaprabhu's directive." Srila Govinda Maharaj, morning darshan, Sri Gaura Purnima, 3 March 2007.
(20 minutes, 2.3 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 4.7 MB.)
Audio: "We are the servitors of Lord Krishna, we are members of the transcendental world. Everything will appear to us when we will chant the Holy Name of Lord Krishna. For that Mahaprabhu said this is the super possibility. Super opportunity we will get through that." Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks and sings at a special programme in the nat mandir on the eve of Sri Gaura Purnima, 2 March 2007.
(17 minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 4 MB.)
Audio: "Today is the Adhivas of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. We are all so fortunate that we join in this parikrama by the grace of Srila Guru Maharaj, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami, especially by order of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur and Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's divine grace and mercy." Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks and sings at the evening nat mandir programme, followed by addresses by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj and Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj. 26 February 2007.
(51 minutes, 5.9 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 11.8 MB.)
Audio: Bengali address by Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj at the Adhivas of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama meeting in the nat mandir.
(8 minutes, 1 MB mp3 audio)
Audio: Inauguration of Srila Gurudev's new 'darshan area' on the roof of his veranda in Nabadwip. A special 9am programme arranged personally by His Divine Grace. Srila Govinda Maharaj sings Emana durmmati... and Ki jane ki bole... then gives a brief history of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, followed by lectures by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj and Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj. The programme concludes with kirttan led by Srila Gurudev. 24 February 2007.
(Full audio, 56 minutes, 6.5 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 13 MB.)
Audio: "We are trying happily no doubt but in the middle some disturbance is always coming in somewhere. That we can cross through our sadhana.... If you are angry but you control your anger it is sadhana; if you are greedy to eat or want but if you control your own self, that is sadhana." Srila Govinda Maharaj's morning darshan 4 February 2007.
(37 minutes, 4.4 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 8.7 MB.)
Hapaniya: Festival of the Grand Appearance
of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram in Hapaniya, the Appearance Place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Article: A Fortnight of Sri Gaura Purnima Festivals. An extensive summary by Srilekha Devi Dasi describing the grand events that took place during this year's celebrations in Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Nabadwip: Sri Gaura-Purnima, grand festival headed by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The evening programme in the nat mandir was followed by a two-hour grand firework display attended by His Divine Grace as well as over 5,000 pilgrims and locals.
Nabadwip. Slide-show of Sri Gaura-Purnima day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math including an extensive series of the evening fireworks display on the banks of Sri Govinda Kunda. QuickTime slide show prepared by Sripad B.C. Parvat Maharaj, with soundtrack of Srila Govinda Maharaj singing during this afternoon's programme. (3+ minutes, 4 MB mov file).
Nabadwip. Slide-show of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama up to the eve of the Sri Gaura Purnima day. QuickTime slide show prepared by Sripad B.C. Parvat Maharaj, with soundtrack of Srila Govinda Maharaj singing recently. (8 minutes, 13 MB mov file).
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 2007: our largest parikrama party ever at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Four web pages of photos, highlights, transcribed lecture excerpts and readings from Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya.
Video: Parikrama Snippets of the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, recorded by Vaidehi Devi Dasi of USA on a small digital camera. (9+ minutes, 8 MB mp4 video).
Nabadwip: Adhivas Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama,
evening programme led by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj inaugurating this year's celebrations for Sri Gauranga Sundar's Appearance.
Article: Pilgrimage to the Fountainhead of Devotion by Madhavi Devi Dasi of Brazil
attending this year's Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
and Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals.
Oregon, USA: Sri Gaura Purnima Festival held at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram, Eugene. Pictures, report by Jagamohini Devi Dasi including substantial excerpts from the Scriptures and our Sri Guru-varga.
Nabadwip: Inauguration of Srila Gurudev's new darshan area on the roof of his veranda. Illustrated web-page including a short report, description of Srila Govinda Maharaj's address, and transcribed excerpts from the talks by Sripad Goswami Maharaj and Sripad Janardan Maharaj.
Nabadwip: Inauguration of
'Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sevak Bhavan'
our grand new 5 storey guesthouse,
by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Web page of photos.
Nabadwip. Appearance Day of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad, grand festival held here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, with His Divine Grace personally heading the programme.
Two New Portuguese Books, translations of 'Inner Fulfilment' and 'The Golden Volcano of Divine Love' produced by Bhuvana Mohan Prabhu of Brazil, presented to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Ticul, Mexico: Appearance Day Festival of Sri Nityananda Prabhu held at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswati Sridhar Govinda Sevashram in Ticul, Mexico.
Ankara, Turkey: Appearance Day Festival of Sri Nityananda Prabhu held at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sridhar Govinda Maha Mantra Bhakti Yoga Centre in Ankara.
Kolkata Book Fair. Our devotees' annual participation in this book fair with the largest attendance of any in the world.
Nabadwip: Recent village preaching programmes led by Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj in West Bengal.
Malaysia. Nama-hatta Centre programme in Kuala Lumpur. Web-page of pictures and captions, by Rama Ratan Prabhu.
Links to Worldwide reports and pictures
of Sri Gaura Purnima festival and other events posted on local websites include:
Australia: Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami's visit. A number of preaching programmes recently held in Sydney, Brisbane and at Sri Govinda Dham in Murwillumbah. Web pages and photos posted by Muralidhar Prabhu and Hari Ballabha Devi Dasi on their mandala.com.au website.
London, Sri Gaura Purnima Festival at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Pictures and report of this year's festival posted by Anindita Devi Dasi on the London Math's website, scsmathlondon.org.
Nabadwip. Hundreds of selected pictures from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, including many photos of Srila Govinda Maharaj, the visiting devotees and views around the Math, in the latest postings by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi on her verandaviews.com website.
Nabadwip. 105 selected photos of Sri Gaura-Purnima Day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, posted by Gaurachandra Prabhu on pilgrimage from Caracas, on the Venezuelan website: paramakaruna.org.ve.
at the Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, pictures of this year's Sri Gaura Purnima festival in Caracas plus many other updates from Venezuela, posted by Gaurachandra Prabhu at paramakaruna.org.ve.
Soquel, California: Sri Gaura Purnima Festival, held at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Sevashram in Soquel, USA. Web page of report and photos posted by Brajeshwara Prabhu on his regularly updated website, undereternityblue.com.
Gaura Purnima at the Sri Govinda Math in Ankara with programmes headed by Ramaray Prabhu. Pictures with report, in Turkish and in English posted on their govindamath.com website.
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