Asrama Events 2004 [September - October]

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.

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


October 2004

Avirbhava Mahotsava of Srila BP Puri Gosvami Maharaja

On Sunday 17th October, Srila Narasingha Maharaja conducted a program at Sriman Mukunda Dasa Adhikari's residence in Bangalore, commemorating the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja. Maharaja spoke from Srila Puri Maharaja's autobiography and elaborated on various points in the article.

In the morning at Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha, the devotees offered arati and puspanjali to Srila Puri Maharaja, followed by a class by Srila Visnu Maharaja given from Srila Puri Maharaja's book 'The Heart of a Vaishnava.' The devotees later honored a feast in honor of the auspicious occasion. In the evening Giri Maharaja also gave a short lecture to the guests and devotees on the glories of Srila Puri Gosvami.

Evolution of Theism Reprinted
The book, 'Evolution of Theism' by Srila Narasingha Maharaja has been reprinted by Gosai Publishers. The book delineates the progressive evolution of theistic thought starting from Lord Buddha and Adi Sankara to the great Vaisnava acaryas Ramanuja and Madhva, culminating in the appearance of Sri Caitanyadeva and His philosophy of acintya-bhedabheda tattva.

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September 2004

Prabhupada Sannyasa
Visvarupa-mahotsava: The Sannyasa Anniversary of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada
Tuesday 28th September marked the 45th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada's acceptance of the sannyasa order. Devotees of the matha celebrated this event by having bhajanas and a class in front of Srila Prabhupada's puspa-samadhi in the evening.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Avirbhava-tithi
The appearance day of Srila Satcidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura was observed at Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha on Monday 27th September.

In the early morning, puspanjali and arati were offered to Srila Bhaktivinoda and a special class was givens by Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja on the divine life and contributions of Bhaktivinoda Thakura. At midday, a feast was offered in honor of Srila Bhaktivinoda and in the evening Haridasa Babaji Maharaja and the devotees sang bhajanas in glorification of the Thakura.

 Sri Radhastami Mahotsava
Srimati Radharani’s appearance day was celebrated on 22nd September here at the asrama.
As Radharani is known as ‘Nilambari’ (She who is adorned in blue), it was fitting that the Deities wore beautiful blue clothes for the occasion. The two pujaris, Kirtanananda Dasa and Gaura-gopala Dasa elaborately decorated the altar with garlands. At 8:00 am after the darsana-arati, Giri Maharaja spoke on the glories of Srimati Radharani elaborating on the verse from Caitanya-candramrta by Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati.

yatha yatha gaura-padaravinde vindeta bhaktim krta punya rasih
tatha tathot sarpati hrdya-kasmad radha-padambhoja sudhambu rasih

“One who is extremely fortunate may get the mercy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. As much as one can devote his full attention to the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya, to that extent he will be able to taste the nectarean service of the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani.”

Swami BV GiriRadha Govindaji

After the class, all the devotees, including the children, went to the Deity kitchen and enthusiastically cooked about 30 items for the pleasure of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha-Madhava. At 12:30 the devotees sang the bhoga-arati song and offered arati to the Deities. All the devotees then gathered in the prasadam hall to honor Srimati Radharani’s remnants.

Sri MadhavaSrimati Radharani

Srila Prabhupada's 108th Avirbhava-Tithi Maha-mahotsava
The 108th holy appearance day of His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada was celebrated at Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha.

Srila Prabhupada's puspa-samadhi was profusely decorated with flowers in the morning during which time devotees in the kitchen also cooked various items to offer to His Divine Grace.

Srila Prabhupada Vyasa PujaSrila Prabhupada Aratika

At 10:30 am there was puspanjali and arati to Srila Prabhupada. Srila Narasingha Maharaja led the devotees in singing 'Sri Guru Carana-padma' by Narottama Dasa Thakura while Srila Visnu Maharaja offered the arati.

The assembled devotees then sat down to hear Srila Visnu Maharaja speak on guru-tattva. Maharaja elaborated on Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa-puja offering to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura that he wrote in 1936.

Swami BB VishnuSwami BG Narasingha

Then, Srila Narasingha Maharaja sang 'Ohe Vaisnava Thakura' and summarized Srila Prabhupada's prakrta-lila, explaining various lilas of his life in the context of Gaudiya Vaisnava epistemology. His lecture was simultaneously translated into Kannada by Nanda-kisora Dasa.

After the program, all the devotees honored a feast in honor of Srila Prabhupada's divine advent in this world.


Sri Vyasa-puja of Srila Narasingha Maharaja
Srila Narasingha Maharaja's Vyasa-puja celebrations were observed by all disciples and well-wishers on Sunday 12th September.

Before the program began, H.H. Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja and Nanda-kisora Dasa performed the adhivasa-puja by first installing the parampara-acaryas, Visvaksena, Vyasadeva, and the 4 Kumaras in the maha-kumbha and then offering various auspicious items to His Divine Grace.

Kunjavihari Dasa led the devotees in singing 'Gurudeva! Krpa Bindu Diya' and Srila Narasingha Maharaja was presented with this years Vyasa-puja book. Srila Narasingha Maharaja then briefly spoke on the meaning of Vyasa-puja and the qualification to sit on the seat of Vyasadeva.

Swami B G NarasinghaVyasa Puja Guests

Offerings were read by Srila Visnu Maharaja, Haridasa Babaji Maharaja, Giri Maharaja, Sri Gopala Dasa, Vaisnavananda Dasa and other devotees.

Towards the end of the program there were simultaneous aratis to Srila Narasingha Maharaja and to Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Madhava as the devotees sang the Guruvastakam and offered puspanjali to the lotus-feet of His Divine Grace. All the devotees then honored mahaprasadam.

Sri Krsna Janmastami Mahotsava
The appearance of Lord Sri Krsna was celebrated at Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha on Tuesday 7th September.

Radha MadhavaNarasimhadeva

Krishna PadaJanmasthami Guests

Many congregation members from Mysore, Mandya and Bangalore arrived a few days before Janmastami to help prepare for the festivities.

Temple DecoratingTemple Decorating

After decorating the temples, devotees sat down to hear Srila Narasingha Maharaja speak on the pastimes of Lord Krsna and His divine appearance. Srila Narasingha Maharaja explained how Sri Krsna never leaves Vrndavana and the exclusivity of the devotional sentiments shown by the residents of Vraja.

Swami BG NarasinghaKrishna Abhiseka

After the class, H.H. Haridasa Babaji Maharaja and Vamanadeva Dasa led bhajanas until 2:30 when nagesvaram was played for the Deities pleasure. This was followed by the abhiseka of Lord Govinda Who was bathed in many substances, such as milk, ghee, honey and water from different kundas in Vrndavana, while the nagesvaram continued.

Krishna AbhisekaCharanamrta

The abhiseka ceremony was followed by a palki (palanquin) procession where devotees carried the Deities of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Kanaka Govinda-sundara accompanied by nagesvaram, flute and the chanting of the Holy Names.

PalkiSri Sri Gandarvika Radha Govinda Sundara

PalkiNanda Kishor

Srila Narasingha Maharaja led a very enthusiastic crowd in the kirtana while Srila Visnu Maharaja offered the arati to their Lordships at 7:00 pm.

Kirtana Swami NarasinghaMurali Krsna Flute

After the arati, there was a grand firework display and a flute recital by Murali Krsna Dasa.

The program continued with uninterrupted bhajanas until 11:30 pm when 120 bhoga preparations were offered to the Lord. At 12:00 pm Srila Narasingha Maharaja offered the midnight arati to Sri Sri Radhika Madhava-sundara, following which all the assembled devotees honored a sumptuous prasadam feast.

Prasadam PreparationPrasadam Distribution

This years Sri Krsna Janmastami celebrations was the biggest yet for the asrama. Approximately 8,000 guests had the good fortune of taking the Lord's prasadam.

Prasadam DistributionPrasadam Distribution



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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