Asrama Events 2007 [June - December]
2007 [October - December] — Srila Prabhupada Tirubhava , Karttika in Vrndavan at Radha Damodar, Chief Minister Visits , Govardhana Puja, Sridhara Maharaja Appearance , Kartikka Masa, The Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
2007 [September] — Radhasthami 2007, Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja 2007, Srila Narasingha Maharaja Vyasa Puja 2007, Janmasthami 2007, Renovation of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's samadhi finished, Bhajan Kutira Renovation started.
See Events Index below for more events from 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000.
After bhajanas were led by B.S. Madhava Maharaja, Srila Narasingha Maharaja first spoke enthusiastically about the on-going seva opportunities at Sri Sri Radha-Damodara Temple in Vrndavana, that the devotees of our matha are involved in at present. He explained that it is only by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada that we have been granted this service in such a significant place. And also that this 'marriage' between Radha-Damodara Temple and the devotees of Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha has also been due to the blessings of Srila Prabhupada. We now will permanently have devotees staying there to do seva. Srila Narasingha Maharaja also stressed that there is no point in going to Vrndavana unless one specifically has some service to do there for Sri Guru.
Srila Narasingha Maharaja, talked at some length about the unique nature of his Guru, how he was ever equipoised, equal towards all, never once showing any specific favor to any individuals or any group of individuals. In recalling Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada's final days, he never made mention to anybody of some special blessings or orders beyond what was given openly to all. "While you have life - preach", Srila Narasingha Maharaja drew out of that further, that actually "preaching gives life!" He then encouraged us all to preach as though our lives depend upon it.
Srila Narasingha Maharaja's class was followed by puspanjali to Srila Prabhupada, arati and a feast in Srila Prabhupada's honor.
In the afternoon the devotees were able to watch a short film from the sannyasa initiation of Srila Narasingha Maharaja, which was only recently found to have existed, which was very exciting for his disciples to finally see.
In the evening after Damodarastakam, at 7:20 pm (the time when Srila Prabhupada departed for the eternal lila of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda), arati was offered at Srila Prabhupada's puspa-samadhi and Srila Narasingha Maharaja led all the devotees in chanting the Holy Names. A very enthusiastic kirtana ensued, followed by prasadam.
Karttika in Vrndavana
Chief Minister of Karnataka Visits Govindaji Gardens
Govardhana Puja at Govindaji Gardens
Then at midday all the devotees participated in bathing Giriiraja with milk and rose-water. Giriraja was then returned to the main alter where He was decorated. At 1:00pm there was Govardhana-arati, followed by parikrama of Giririraja and go-puja. Fireworks were lit for the pleasure of Govardhana and the devotees. The program ended with the honoring of prasadam.
Govardhana Puja at Kaliya-mardana Krsna Asrama
As well as cooking a feast for the pleasure of Giriraja Govardhana, the devotees also made a gobar Giridhari Deity (a Deity of Krsna lifting Govardhana Hill made from cow-dung), decorating Him with cloth, flowers and colored powders. After the feast in the evening, there was a small fireworks display in honor of Giriraja's appearance.
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Govardhana Puja at Prabhupada Seva Ashram, Como, Italy
After this, the bhoga offering was made to Giriraja, and Bhativinode Thakur's Sri-Bhoga-aratika was sung by Bhakta Priya Dasi. Then the aratik to Giriraja commenced, followed by parikrama of Govardhan, along with chanting and dancing. Finally the devotees honored the maha-prasad of Giriraja with great joy.
At the Kaliya-mardana Krsna asrama in Mulki, devotees also celebrated Srila Sridhara Maharaja's appearance with guru-puja, class and a feast.
"This is a special month in which we shall try our best to cultivate all of our feelings and regulate them for the attainment of our intimate connnection with Krsna. By investing our energy even in a small way during Karttika we can get more results."
The Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu — Gosai Publishers presents a new book entitled 'The Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu'. Compiled by Advaita Acarya Dasa, this book delineates the position of the Vedic scriptures, the disciplic succession, Lord Krsna, the jiva-soul, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and the Holy Name. With 38 pages and six chapters, 'The Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu' is an excellent introduction for newcomers to the sublime teachings of Gaudiya Vaisnavism. Available in India only.
Sri Sri Gaura-Radhika-Madhava were dressed in Their new srngara on Radhasthami.
Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja 2007
|Srila Prabhupada's 121st appearance was celebrated by devotees of the matha at Prabhupada's puspa-samadhi mandira in Govindaji Gardens.|
|Narasingha Maharaja spoke on the appearance pastimes of Srila Prabhupada to the assembly of devotees.|
|Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja Vyasa Puja 2007
|Srila Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja's 61st Vyasa-puja was celebrated by all the residents of Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha on Saturday 8th September. Adhivasa puja was performed by Nanda-kisora Dasa and offerings were read by many devotees present. After performing puspanjali and guru-puja, various devotees came and offered gifts to Srila Narasingha Maharaja.|
Janmastami 2007 saw the 20th anniversary of the installation of the Deities of Sri Sri Gaura-Radha-Madhava. Their Lordships were originally installed in the asrama's temple at Church Street, San Francisco in 1987, before moving to India in 1990. When the first Janmastami was held at Govindaji Gardens in 1995, about 30 people attended. This year over 7,000 guests poured into the asrama to take darsana of Sri Sri Gaura-Radha-Madhava, honor Their prasadam and hear hari-katha.
Kaliya-mardana Krsna Abhiseka
Kirtans were held throughout the day and evening
In the evening Kaliya-mardana Krsna was taken in procession on a palki
Traditional Nagesvaram & Classical Flute were played for the Deities' pleasure
Throughout the day, thousands of guests came for darshan and bought books
Brahmana cooks prepared huge quantities of prasadam for distribution
More than 7,000 plates of prasadam were distributed to the public
At midnight over 108 preparations were offered to Sri Sri Radha-Madhava
Srila Rupa Goswami Samadhi & Bhajan Kutira Reconstruction Update
|The second phase of the project is the renovation of Sri Rupa's bhajan-kutir opposite his samadhi.|
Further projects that will follow the renovation of the bhajan-kutir will be as follows:
* The construction of a kirtana hall between the bhajan-kutir and the samadhi.
Any devotees that wish to donate for this rare service to Srila Rupa Goswami can contact the sevaites via the Rupa Goswami Samadhi Reconstruction website:
2009 Karttika in Vrndavana - 2009, Bhagavad Gita Widget & Guardian of Devotion Widget, Radhastami & Vyasa Puja of Swami Narasingha - Kaliya-mardana Krsna Ashram - 2009, Radhastami & Vyasa Puja of Swami Narasingha - Govindaji Gardens Ashram - 2009, Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja Observance 2009, Janmastami – Mexico 2009, Janmastami – Govindaji Gardens 2009
2008 [August] — New Books Published, Appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Appearance of Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja, Janmasthami Celebrations 2008: Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha and Kaliya-Mardhana Krsna Ashram.
2008 [April - June] — Narasinghadeva's Appearance Day Festival, Candana Yatra
2008 [January - March ] — Gaura Purnima at Govindaji Gardens, Gaura Purnima at Kaliya-Mardhana-Krsna Ashram, Sivaratri, Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, Vasant Pancami
2007 [October - December] — Srila Prabhupada Tirubhava , Karttika in Vrndavan at Radha Damodar, Chief Minister Visits , Govardhana Puja, Sridhara Maharaja Appearance, Kartikka Masa, The Philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
2007 [June-September] — Radhasthami, Vyasa Puja Srila Prabhupada, Vyasa Puja Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja, Janmasthami 2007, Renovation of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's samadhi finished, Bhajan Kutira Renovation started.
2007 [March-May] — Sri Narasimha-caturdasi, Chandan Yatra, Srila Rupa Goswami Samadhi Reconstruction Progresses, Italy Center Opens [Srila Prabhupada Seva Ashram], Gaura Purnima observed at Govindaji Gardens.
2007 [February] — Srila Rupa Goswami Samadhi Reconstruction in Progress, Prabhupada Returns to his Rooms at Radha Damodara Temple, Bhumi Puja at Srila Rupa Goswami's Samadhi.
2007 [January] — Appearance of Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada, visit of Jayadvaita Swami, Visit by Sripada BB Bodhayana Maharaja, Appearance of Lord Nityananda, Marriage of Drdha Vrata and Gandarvika, Vasant Pancami, Visit of Guru Prasad Maharaja.
2006 [October-December] — Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Disappearace, Srila Prabhupada Disappearace, Govardhana Puja, Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Appearance.
2006 [August-September] — Srila Bhakti Promoda Puri Gosvami Appearance, Radhasthami, Visiting Friends in Europe and the USA, 60th Appearance of Swami BG Narasingha, Vyasa Puja of Srila Prabhupada, Janmasthami 2006.
2006 [May-July] — Wedding of Sri Gopal Dasa and Anuradha Devi Dasi, Candana-yatra
2006 [January-April] — Hare Krsna Ashrama Inauguration Festival (Mulki), Gaura Purnima Celebration, Vasant Pancami Observance, New DVD Film Biography of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Installation of Kaliya Mardana Krsna Deity, Visit by Sri Nandanandana, Guru Prasad Swami and Swami B B Bodhayana.
2005 [August-Dec.] — Visit of Paramadvaiti Maharaja, Anniversary of Sri Narasingha Chaitanya Matha, Karttika, Govardhana Puja, Srila Prabhupada Disappearance, Appearance of Bhaktivinoda, Radhasthami, Reprinting of Follow the Angels and In Search of the Ultimate goal of Life, Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja, Srila Narasingha Maharaja Vyasa Puja, New Video: Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Biography: The Universal Teacher, New book by Srila Sridhara Maharaja entitled Encounters With Divinity, Sri Krsna Janmastami Mahotsava.
2005 [May - July] — Jagannatha Ratha-yatra, Appearance of Lord Narasinghadeva, Candana-yatra, Appearance of Srila Gadadhara Pandita Gosvami.
2005 [March-April] — Filming for Srila Bhaktisiddhanta video, Gaura Purnima Festival, Maha-Sivaratri, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Appearance.
2005 - 1 [Jan-Feb.] — Nityananda Trayodasi, Vasanta-pancami, Installation of Lord Jagannatha and Gaura-Gadadhara, Ashrama Publications & Videos, Kaliya-Mardana Krsna Asrama, Kannada Songbook Printed.
2004 [Nov. - Dec.] — Disappearance Bhaktisiddhanta, Ten Year Ashrama Anniversary, Disappearance Srila B P Puri Gosvami, Disappearance Gaurakisora, Disappearance Srila Prabhupada, Karttika Masa, Govardhana Puja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja Appearance, B B Visnu Appearance.
2004 - 4 [Sept. - Oct.] — Appearance Day of Srila B P Puri Gosvami, Evolution of Theism reprinted, Sannyasa of Srila Prabhupada, Appearance of Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Radhasthami, Srila B G Narasingha Appearance, Srila Prabhupada Appearance, Janmasthami.
2004 - 3 [April cont.-August] — Visit of Vijayashankar MP, Visit of Dr Rajaram, Painting of Narasinghadeva's temple, Himalayan Pilgrimage video, Library & Devavision Studio opening.
- 2 [March-April]
— Narasingha Caturdasi,
Candana Yatra, Deities of sannyasis, new Goshalla, Gaura
Purnima, Salagrama-hara, Srila Prabhupada Samadhi painting.
2004 - 1 [Jan-Feb.] — Sivaratri, Appearance Bhaktisiddhanta, Nityananda Trayodasi, Kirtan Hall Artistry, Visits of BV Narasingha & Guru Prasad Svami, Vasanta-pancami, Publication of Prakrta-rasa Aranya Chedini, Kumbha Mela on New Zealand TV.
2003 [Sept - Dec.] — Tirobhava of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, Foundation of Library & Multimedia Studio, Yoga-Narasimha Tilaka, Video Darshan of Yoga-Narasingha, Installation of Sri Sri Laksmi-Narasingha, Srila Prabhupada's Tirobhava, Karttika, Govardana Puja, Avirbhava of Srila BR Sridhara Deva Gosvami, Appearance of Srila BB Visnu Maharaja, Radhastami.
2003 - 1 [August] — Janmastami and Installation of Yoga-Narasingha, Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja, Vyasa Puja of Srila Narasingha Maharaja.
2003 - 2 [May-July] — Puri Ratha Yatra, Tumcur Science Program, Bhoga Narasingha and Yoga Narasingha, Narasingha Caturdasi, Candana Yatra.
2003 - 3 [Jan-April] — Gandaki Muktinatha, Gaura Purnima Festival, Varadaraja in Kondaggi, Laksmi-Narasimha in Javagal, Yoga-Narasimha in Belavadi, Mahabalipuram, Pakshi-tirtha, Vasanta-pancami, Wedding of Govardhana and Krsna-priya dd.
2002-2 [June - Dec.] — Srila Prabhupada Deity, Vrndavana Temples, Subramanya Tirtha, Karttika Masa, Govardhana Puja, Srila Prabhupada's Tirobhava, Subhaga Svami visits, Kitchen Ground-breaking, Sridhar Swami visits, Goshalla Completed, Vyasa Puja of B. P. Puri Goswami, Radhastami and Babaji Initiation, Narasingha Maharaja Vyasa-puja, Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa-puja, Audarya Asrama program and San Francisco Ratha-yatra.
2002 [Jan. - May] — Narasingha Jayanti in Vermont & Govindaji Gardens, Gosala Foundation, Pejavara Svami visits, Gaura Purnima in Vermont & Govindaji Gardens, Guru Prasad Swami Visits, Jayadvaita Maharaja visits.
2001 [July - Dec.] — Boston Program, Govardhana Puja, Srila Prabhupada Tirobhava, Govardhana Hill Manifests, Gurukula boys visit Nagamangala, Radha Damodara Moves to Vermont, Devavision Project Moves, Editing for Devavision Underway, Installation of Sri Sudarsana Cakra, Radhastami, Vyasa-puja Celebration of BG Narasingha Maharaja, Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja, Janmastami & Janmastami videos, Boston Program, West Coast Saranagati Tour.
2001 [Jan - June] — Cira-dahi Mahotsava, Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi, Calf born, Meeting with Asta-matha Swamis in Udupi, Candana-yatra, Narasingha Caturdasi, Ramanujacaryas Appearance, Gaura Purnima, Tripurari Maharaja visits, Tour to Subrahmanya, Halebid and Udupi, New Center and Deities in Bangalore, Sivaratri, Nityananda Avirbhava, Deity chamber decoration, New Calf, 2001 Kumbha Mela.