Ashrama Events 2000

Contents: Govardhana Hill to Manifest, Copper Plate Project, Installation of Radha-Damodara.

See Events Index below for more events from 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000.


December 2000: Govardhana Hill Manifests in South India

Giriraja GovardhanAfter establishing Sri Caitanya Matha in Vraja Pattan, Mayapura, His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada built a small Govardhana hill on the premises. The hill was built with rocks found locally and on the pinnacle a small mandapa containing a Deity of Giridhari was installed.

Inspired by a recent visit to Caitanya Matha during Srila Puri Maharaja’s tirobhava celebrations, Srila Narasingha Maharaja returned to Narasingha Caitanya Matha to begin construction of a 8ft high, 6 ft wide Govardhana Hill.

Like it’s Mayapura counterpart, the hill will mainly consist of boulders found locally. A Govardhana-sila will adorn the peak when construction is completed. H.G. Radha-raman Dasa, a professional horticulturist from Hawaii, will help beautify the hill with bonzai trees, tulasi bushes and flowers.

Other features of the Govardhana Hill will be a parikrama-marga, Radha Kunda and Syama Kunda (ponds), along with a mandapa for the utsava-murtis of Sri Sri Radha Damodara.

Siksastaka Copper PlatesNovember 2000

Before the invention of the printing press, books were written by hand. In Ancient India [see also Vedic Age (opens in new window)] it was the custom of the brahmanas to write the Vedic scriptures upon palm-leaves. The letters were etched upon the leaves using a metal stylus, then a black powder was sprinkled upon them and brushed off. The powder entered the finely etched lines and remained there. The leaves were then treated with citronella which preserved them for many, many years. However, most of these palm-leaf scrolls did not withstand the test of time.

In some instances, pious kings would have scriptures etched in copper, brass, silver and even gold. The obvious advantage of this is that such metal plates would last for centuries. Although many of these plates were lost, stolen by various foreign invaders, or melted down, some of these plates still survive today in museums and temples in India.

In the month of November this year, Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha revived this ancient tradition of inscribing the sacred texts on copper plates beginning with Sri Siksastakam by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Heading the project is Srila Narasingha Maharaja, helped by Swami B.A. Tridandi Maharaja and Swami B.V. Giri Maharaja.

In the near future it is hoped that other works such as Caitanyopanisad, Sri Gayatri Nigudhartha, Upadesamrta and Kali Santaranaopanisad will also be included.


October 2000


On the auspicious occasion of Bahulastami, on 20th October of Kartika Masa, the arca-vigraha forms of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara were installed at Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha.

The Deities were first bathed with panca-gavya and pancamrta before the prana-pratistha ceremony was performed by Srila Narasingha Maharaja. A purusa-sukta homa was then performed with H.G. Nanda Kisora as the hotr and H.H. Swami Bhakti Vijnana Giri as udgatr. Oblations were offered with 108 names of Radha and Krsna and the festival ended in hari-nama sankirtana and a feast.


Events Index by year — from latest to earliest.


Karttika Vrndavana 2009Janmasthami 2009 at Govindaji GardensVyasa Puja 2009Radhasthami 2009 at Govindaji GardensSrila Prabhupada Vyasa PujaJanmasthami 2009 at MulkiJanmasthami 2009 at Govindaji Gardens

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



Caitanya KathaSrila Prabhupada Vyasa PujaSwami NarasinghaJanmasthami 2008Janmastham Mulkyi 2008

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.


Nrisimha CaturdasiCandana Yatra - Nrisimha

2008  [April - June] — Narasinghadeva's Appearance Day Festival, Candana Yatra


Gaura PurnimaGaura Purnima MulkySivaratriNityananda AppearanceSrila Prabhupada Tirobhava

2008  [January - March ] — Gaura Purnima at Govindaji Gardens, Gaura Purnima at Kaliya-Mardhana-Krsna Ashram, Sivaratri, Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, Vasant Pancami



Srila Prabhupada TirobhavaRadha Damodar KarttikaChief Minister KarnatakaGovardhana PujaSridhara Maharaja AppearanceKartikka MasaSri Caitanya Philosophy

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


Radhasthami 2007Prabhupada Vyasa Puja 2007Vyasa Puja Swami BG NarasinghaJanmasthami 2007 - MadhavaRupa Goswami Samadhi  ReconstructionRupa Goswami Bhajana Kutira  Reconstruction

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.


Narasingadeva ChandanNarasingadeva ChandanRupa Goswami Samadhi ReconstructionMahaprabhu ItalyGaura Purnima

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.


Rupa Goswami Samadhi ReconstructionPrabhupada Radha DamodarPrabhupada Radha Damodar

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.


Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada AppearanceJayadvaita SwamiBB Bodhayana MaharajaNityananda TrayodasiDrdha Gandarvika WeddingVasant PancamiGuru Prasad Swami

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.




Bhaktisiddhanta PrabhupadaSrila PrabhupadaSrila PrabhupadaGuru Maharaja Sridhara Gosvami

2006  [October-December] — Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Disappearace, Srila Prabhupada Disappearace, Govardhana Puja, Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Appearance.


Bhakti Promoda Puri GoswamiRadhasthami 2006Europe Swami NarasinghaSwami BG NarasinghaAC Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupadaJanmasthami 2006

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.


Wedding Sri Gopal AnuradhaCandana Yatra

2006  [May-July] — Wedding of Sri Gopal Dasa and Anuradha Devi Dasi, Candana-yatra


Kaliya Mardhana Krsna Ashrama OpeningGaura PurnimaVasanta PancamiBhaktisiddhanta DVDKaliya Mardana KrsnaSwami Bodhayana

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.



Paramadvaiti MaharajaMatha DevoteesKarttika CandlesGovardhana PujaPrabhupada DisappearanceBhaktivinoda Appearance DayRadhasthami
Follow the Angels
In Search of the Ultimate Goal of LifePrabhupada Vyasa PujaSwami Narasinhga Vyasa PujaBhaktisiddhanta VideoBhaktisiddhanta VideoSridhara Maharaja BookJanmasthami 2005

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.  


Rathayatra JagannathaNarasingha JayantiCandana YatraGaura Gadadhara

2005  [May - July] — Jagannatha Ratha-yatra, Appearance of Lord Narasinghadeva, Candana-yatra, Appearance of Srila Gadadhara Pandita Gosvami.  


Bhaktisiddhanta Video FilmingMahaprabhu AppearanceSivaratriBhaktisiddhanta Appearance Day

2005  [March-April] — Filming for Srila Bhaktisiddhanta video, Gaura Purnima Festival, Maha-Sivaratri, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Appearance.


Nityananda TrayodasiVasant PancamiJagannatha InstallationGaura GadadharaGaura GadadharaHimalayan PilgrimageFollow Angels - Sridhara MjKrsna Kaliya AshramaKannada Songbook

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.



Bhaktisiddhanta Disappearance DayNarasingha Chaitanya Matha 10 Yr AnniversaryPuri Gosvami Disappearance DayGaurakisora Disappearance DayPrabhupada DisappearanceKarttika LampsGovardhana PujaGuru Maharaja Sridhara GosvamiVisnu Maharaja Appearance

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.

Puri Gosvami Appearance Day Evolution of Theism BookPrabhupada SannyasaBhaktivinoda Appearance DayRadhasthamiSvami NarasinghaPrabhupada Appearance Day Janmasthami

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.

Vijayashankar Member Parliament Dr NS Rajaram Narasingha Temple PaintingHimalayan Pilgrimage VideoDevavision Studio & Library

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.

Narasinghadeva Candan YatraNarasinghadeva CandanaCow GoshallaGaurapurnima MahaprabhuSalagrama HaraPrabhupada Samadhi Painting

2004 - 2   [March-April] — Narasingha Caturdasi, Candana Yatra, Deities of sannyasis, new Goshalla, Gaura Purnima, Salagrama-hara, Srila Prabhupada Samadhi painting.

SivaratriBhaktisiddhanta Appearance DayNityananda TrayodasiKirtan Hall PeacocksBV NarasinghaGuru Prasad SvamiVasant PancamiPrakrta-rasa Aranya ChediniKumbha Mela Video

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, Ramanujacarya’s 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.



2000  [Jan - Dec.] — Govardhana Hill to Manifest, Copper Plate Project, Installation of Radha-Damodara.


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