Asrama Events 2003 [September - December]

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.


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


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December 2003

Tirobhava-mahotsava of Srila Prabhupada Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
The 66th disappearance day festival of Jagad-guru Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Thakura was celebrated at the asrama on Saturday 13th December.

Early in the morning, arati and puspanjali were offered to Srila Sarasvati Thakura and Srila Narasingha Maharaja led the devotees in singing 'Je anilo prema-dana'. He then spoke of the pastimes and precepts of Srila Sarasvati Thakura. During the lecture Srila Narasingha Maharaja explained a number of subjects such as how Srila Sarasvati Thakura appeared in answer to Thakura Bhaktivinoda's prayers, how Srila Sarasvati Thakura implemented the desires of Bhaktivinoda, how the birthplace of Mahaprabhu was discovered by Bhaktivinoda and was put under the care of Sarasvati Thakura, the concept of the adbhuta-mandira predicted by Lord Nityananda, and the faulty siddha-pranali of the Sahajiyas.

At midday, there was a large feast in honor of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada that included many preparations that were his personal favorites. In the evening, "Sri Sri Prabhupada Padma Stavakah" and "Srila Prabhupada Vandana" accompanied by Nama-sankirtana were sung by the devotees.

Bhaktivedanta Research Library & Multimedia Studio
Also, on this auspicious occasion, the foundation of the new Bhaktivedanta Research Library and Devavision Multimedia Studio began. The building will encompass 1,300 square feet and is scheduled for completion by August 2004.

Yoga-Narasimha Tilaka
Lord Yoga-Narasimha also received golden tilaka on this day, thus making Him the only Deity of Lord Narasimha in South India to wear Gaudiya Vaisnava tilaka.

October-November 2003

Video Darshan of Yoga-Narasingha
A video presentation of Lord Narasinghadeva is now available online: Yoga Narasingha Video

Installation of Sri Sri Laksmi-Narasingha
The devotees of Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha celebrated the installation of Sri Sri Laksmi-Narasingha on Wednesday, November 19th.

After the morning pujas were over, devotees enthusiastically decorated the temple of Lord Narasinghadeva with flower garlands and prepared for the installation ceremony. At 7:30 am the Deity of Laksmi-Narasingha was brought out onto the temple veranda and placed in a snana-vedi (bathing tray).

After preliminary rituals, Srila Visnu Maharaja performed the abhiseka ceremony as Srila Narasingha Maharaja led the devotees in singing the prayers to Narasinghadeva. On completion of the abhiseka, the Deities were brought back into the temple for the prana-pratistha and were gorgeously dressed in red silk, jewelery and beautiful flower garlands.

Visnu Maharaja offered an arati to the new Deities after which everyone came to take caranamrta and darsana of the Lord. It should also be mentioned that the sringar (ornamentation) for Yoga-Narasingha that day was exceptionally wonderful.

In honor of Sri Sri Laksmi-Narasingha, a nice feast was offered and honored by all the residents of the asrama.

Srila Prabhupada's Tirobhava Mahotsava
Srila Prabhupada's disappearance festival was celebrated by devotees at the asrama on Wednesday October 29th. Srila Prabhupada's puspa-samadhi was beautifully decorated in the morning after mangala-arati with many colorful garlands.

At 10:00am Srila Narasingha Maharaja gave class on the veranda of the samadhi and spoke at length about Srila Prabhupada's life, from his boyhood, to his meeting Srila Sarasvati Thakura, his taking sannyasa and his leaving to the west. He explained in detail how Srila Prabhupada was perfect in every way - just as he was a perfect guru, he was also a perfect disciple of his Guru Maharaja.

After the class Srila Visnu Maharaja offered arati to Srila Prabhupada as devotees sang 'Sri Guru Carana Padma' and offered puspanjali to Srila Prabhupada's shoes. The program ended in a feast at 1:00pm.

Later in the evening, after singing Damodarastakam, the devotees assembled in the kirtana hall to hear Srila Visnu Maharaja give class. Maharaja spoke about the qualities of a pure devotee and mentioned how during his crossing the Atlantic Ocean Srila Prabhupada had two heart attacks. These 'heart attacks' have been explained by Srila Narasingha Maharaja to be Lord Nityananda Prabhu entering Srila Prabhupada's body to empower him to preach Krsna Consciousness all over the world.

At 7:20pm , the time when Srila Prabhupada left this world on Nov. 14, 1977, Srila Narasingha Maharaja offered arati to Srila Prabhupada as Srila Prabhupada's arati song was sung. After, Madhava Maharaja led the devotees in singing "Srila Prabhupada Lila Smarana Mangala Stotram" and Srila Narasingha Maharaja concluded by elucidating some of the verses to the devotees.

The Month of Karttika
The holy month of Karttika (Damodara Masa) is currently being observed at Govindaji Gardens. Just as the month of Magha is non-different from Sri Krsna, the month of Karttika is non-different from Srimati Radharani. During this month, devotees increase their sadhana to please Radharani and accrue increased spiritual benefit.

It is also common that the Gaudiya Vaisnavas offer lamps to the Deities and sing the Damodarastakam from the Padma Purana, glorifying the pastime of Yasoda-mayi binding Lord Damodara with ropes to a grinding mortar.

Govardana Puja and Annakuta Mahotsava

namaste girirajaya sri govardhana namine
asesa-klesa nasaya paramananda dayine

"My obeisances to the king of mountains who is known as Sri Govardhana. He destroys unlimited obstacles and bestows the highest bliss to the devotees"

The appearance of Giriraja Govardhana was celebrated on Sunday 26th October at Govindaji Gardens and was attended by many devotees from Bangalore and Mysore. After decorating Govardhana Hill, the devotees assembled in the kirtana hall and heard Srila Narasingha Maharaja speak about the glories of Giriraja and the glories of Srimad Bhagavatam. Srila Narasingha Maharaja began the class by explaining why Krsna's Vraja-lila is only found in Bhagavatam and not in the Mahabharata, and he also explained the qualification to read Bhagavatam.

After the class the devotees took turns in bathing Govardhana-sila with milk and everyone participated in bringing bhoga to offer to the Lord. Parikrama and maha-arati was performed to the accompaniment of nama-sankirtana.

The devotees then honored Sri Govardhana prasadam.


108th Avirbhava Mahotsava of Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja
Sri Srimad Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja's avirbhava tithi was celebrated by the devotees of Govindaji Gardens on Sunday 19th October.

In the morning puspanjali was offered to Srila Sridhara Maharaja and devotees sang bhajanas in his praise including ' Sri Guru Arati'. Srila Visnu Maharaja spoke on the unique contribution of Srila Sridhara Maharaja and the conceptions that he bestowed upon his followers.

After the noon bhoga-arati all the devotees honored a feast offered to Srila Sridhara Maharaja.

60th Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Bhavana Visnu Maharaja
On Wednesday 15th of October, the auspicious 60th Appearance day of Srila Bhakti Bhavana Visnu Maharaja was celebrated at Govindaji Gardens. In the morning Maharaja gave class and spoke about the importance of observing the month of Karttika and emphasized that any service performed during that time is magnified greatly, thus devotees should take advantage of the month of Damodara.

After class all the devotees presented Maharaja with garlands and offered their respects to their beloved siksa-guru. Throughout the day devotees from Bangalore, Mysore and the USA called Maharaja personally or wrote offerings and sent them to him via e-mail.

A sumptuous feast was held in the afternoon in honor of Srila Visnu Maharaja.


September 2003

Sri Radhastami Mahotsava
The sacred appearance of Srimati Radharani was celebrated on Thursday September 4th at Govindaji Gardens.
Sri Sri Radha-Madhava were lavishly decorated with flowers and a wonderful feast was offered to Them.

In the morning Srila Bhakti Bhavana Visnu Maharaja gave a class and spoke from Srila Sridhara Maharaja's "Loving Search for the Lost Servant." Maharaja described how Srila Sridhara Maharaja had revealed many esoteric points from various scriptures such as "Vilapa-kusumanjali" and "Caitanya-candramrtam" that explained the super-excellence of radha-dasyam (intimate service to Srimati Radharani).

Later on in the day, Vraja-kisora Dasa (son of Jayadeva Gosvami Dasa) was given saffron cloth by Srila Narasingha Maharaja. Srila Narasingha Maharaja spoke briefly on the importance of brahmacarya and the cultivation of the qualities of austerity, simplicity and a proper service attitude. At midday all the asrama devotees honored the prasadam of Srimati Radharani.



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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