Contents: [March-April] — Narasingha Caturdasi, Candana Yatra, Deities of sannyasis, new Goshalla, Gaura Purnima, Salagrama-hara, Srila Prabhupada Samadhi painting.
See Events Index below for more events from 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000.
In the morning the devotees sang the Dasavatara-stotram of Jayadeva Gosvami which was followed by a class given by Srila Visnu Maharaja and Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja. Srila Visnu Maharaja spoke from the recent Krsna Talk article by Srila Narasingha Maharaja, ‘The Worship of Lord Narasimha,’ explaining why the devotees of Sri Sri Radha Krsna worship Lord Narasimha. Giri Maharaja explained how Prahlada became a devotee of the Lord according to Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Sanatana Gosvami’s Hari Bhakti-vilasa.
Later, at 5:00 pm the devotees gathered at the temple of Lord Yoga-Narasimha to witness the abhiseka ceremony. Firstly Srila Narasimha Maharaja bathed Sri Vira-Narasimha with panca-gavya, pancamrta and other auspicious items. Maharaja then proceeded to bathe the main Deity of Yoga-Narasimha with water to remove the sandalwood that had been applied to His body during Candana-yatra.
The Lord was also bathed with 25 litres of milk and water from the Kaveri, Ganga and other holy rivers. After the abhiseka ended, the pujaris rubbed scented oil on the Lord’s body and decorated him profusely in flower garlands.
The doors were opened for darsana and Srila Narasingha Maharaja led the kirtana as Srila Visnu Maharaja offered the maha-arati to Lord Narasimha.
All the devotees and guests then honored Narasimha’s maha-prasadam.
Sri Sri Gaura Radha Madhava
Madhava's Lotus Feet
Sri Sri Radha Govindaji
Govardhan Sila, Sri Vira Narasingha & Narasingha Salagram of Swami B.G. Narasingha
Narasingha Salagram & Sri Vira Narasingha with candana
Gaura-Gadadhara, Narasingha Salagram &
Govardhan Sila of Swami B.B. Vishnu
Narasingha Salagram, Govardhan Shila & Dwaraka Shila of Swami B.V. Giri
Narasingha Salagram, Haridas Thakura Deity & Govardhan Shila of Haridas Babaji Maharaja
The goshala turned out so nice and the twenty-two cows and calves look so beautiful that this sparked an idea to develop a completely separate website for promoting the concept of cow protection. The website also turned out really great due to the devoted efforts of Sripad Vishnu Maharaja and can be viewed at WWWW.MOTHERCOW.ORG
But it doesn't stop there. Through the MOTHERCOW.ORG website and through the local media here in India we are mounting a campaign to increase peoples awareness of the necessity for cow protection not only by the Vaishnavas but by all human beings.
We have also decided to set our goal at increasing our present facilities until we have over 100 cows.
To this end the goshala is now selling 140 liters of milk every day to sweet shops in Mysore - some of which is delivered to individual homes in half liter and one liter packets as "Ashram Milk".
Cows are an important part of Brahminical culture and we encourage the devotees world wide to support goshala projects in whatever way they can.
Sri Gaura Purnima Festival
Early in the morning Srila Narasingha Maharaja spoke on the appearance of Mahaprabhu and the contribution of Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda in re-discovering the Yogapitha in Mayapura. He also elaborated on the many obstacles that the Thakura had to face in order to establish Mayapura as the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya and how Srila Bhaktisiddhanta later built the adbhuta-mandira as predicted by Sri Nityananda Prabhu Himself.
At 4:00 pm a nagesvaram band played for the pleasure of the Deities and at 5:00 pm the abhiseka of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu began. Srila Narasingha Maharaja led the devotees in kirtana as Bhakti Srirupa Madhava Maharaja performed the abhiseka assisted by Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja.
After the abbhiseka was over, the Deity was brought from the altar and placed in a palki and taken on procession around the temple compound accompanied by sankirtana.
After five rounds, the Lord was brought back to the altar where more than seventy preparations were brought to be offered to Him. After the bhoga-offering, Srila Visnu Maharaja performed the sandhya-arati to Sri Sri Gaura-Radha-Madhava.
of Prabhupada's Puspa Samadhi Mandira
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.