Contents: [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.
See Events Index below for more events from 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000.
After offering arati and puspanjali to Srila Sarasvati Thakura, devotees sang 'Je anilo prema dhana' and other bhajanas in glorification of His Divine Grace. Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja then spoke on the life of Srila Sarasvati Thakura and in particular discussed his last instructions.
A sumptuous feast was cooked in honor of Srila Sarasvati Thakura and devotees took prasadam at midday.
Final Day of Karttika Masa
Tithi of Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Maharaja
Sripada Visnu Maharaja then gave class about the life of Srila Puri Maharaja and especially elaborated upon Srila Puri Maharaja's attachment to chanting the Holy Name of the Lord.
At midday a feast was offered to the Deities and was honored by all devotees and guests who attended. A Biographical sketch, articles and book excerpts of Srila Bhakti Promoda Puri Maharaja are available here.
Srimad Gaura-kisora Dasa Babaji Maharaja Tirobhava
After offering guru-puja and puspanjali to Srila Babaji Maharaja, the devotees sat to here Sripada Visnu Maharaja speak on some of the divine pastimes of Srila Gaura-kisora Dasa Babaji from the biography 'Parama-guru Sri Gaura-kisora'. After, Giri Maharaja read from Srila Sridhara Maharaja's Sanskrit composition Sri Sri Gaura-kisora Namaskara Dasakam.
of Srila Gaura-kisora Dasa Babaji Maharaja, composed
from the reflections of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati
Thakura Prabhupada, is available online as well as
prayers to Srila Gaura-kisora by Srila Sridhara Maharaja.
After decorating Srila Prabhupada's Puspa-samadhi in the morning, devotees gathered to hear Srila Visnu Maharaja speak. Maharaja first explained the song 'Je Anilo Prema Dhana' by Thakura Narottama Dasa and then spoke on the famous verse of Sri Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami:
sunyayitam mahagostham girindvo ajgaraye te
"In the absence of the sustainer of my life (Sri Guru), Vraja seems completely empty and desolate, Govardhana Hill seems like a huge python ready to devour me and even Sri Radha-kunda seems to be like the gaping mouth of a ferocious tiger." (Prathanasraya-caturdasakam 11)
At midday, Srila Narasingha Maharaja led the devotees in singing Ohe Vaisnava Thakura and Srila Prabhupada Lila Smarana Mangala Stotram. He then spoke on how the appearance and disappearance of the spiritual master are considered non-different and further explained Srila Prabhupada's unique contribution to the world. He also spoke about the importance of accepting diksa from sat-guru and explained who is a krpa-siddha (a disciple who attains perfection by the mercy of Sri Guru).
At midday, bhoga was offered to Srila Prabhupada and devotees offered puspanjali while Visnu Maharaja offered aratika to His Divine Grace and Srila Narasingha Maharaja sang Sri Guru Carana Padma. Devotees then honored a maha-prasadam feast.
At 7:20 in the evening (the time when Srila Prabhupada entered nitya-lila), all the devotees gathered at the Samadhi where Srila Narasingha Maharaja offered maha-aratika as the devotees sang the arati song to Srila Prabhupada.
Observance of Karttika Masa
damodaram prapadye 'ham sri radha-ramanam prabhum
" I surrender to the Supreme Lord who was tied around the waist with a rope, and Who is the lover of Sri Radha. By His power one is able to serve His favorite month of Karttika." (Hari-Bhakti-vilasa 16.1)
The holy month of Karttika is currently being observed at the matha. At twilight, devotees light lamps and candles around the temples of Radha-Madhava, Giriraja, Nrsimha and Srila Prabhupada's puspa-samadhi as well as around Govinda Kunda.
Sri Govardhana Puja Celebrations
evacyuta hasta-pankaje bhrngamanam phala-mula-kandaraih
Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha celebrated the most auspicious occasion of Sri Govardhana Puja on Saturday 13th November. About 100 devotees and guests took part in the festival including Mr. Chudiah, MLA for Mandya District.
The morning was spent in decorating Sri Sri Radha-Madhava and Giriraja by the pujaris, then at midday following the morning Deity arati, Srila Narasingha Maharaja spoke on Govardhana-lila from Bhagavatam. Maharaja also explained to the guests the preeminent position of Sri Krsna as opposed to the Devas and illustrated this by telling how Indra's pride was crushed by the Lord during His pastime of lifting Govardhana.
After the lecture, the devotees and guests assembled at Govardhana Hill and bathed Giriraja with milk and rose-water. After the abhiseka, devotees all brought bhoga from the kitchen and placed the items in front of Giriraja for His transcendental pleasure. Srila Visnu Maharaja then offered arati to the Lord as Madhava Maharaja led the devotees in singing 'Yasomati-nandana.' Lastly, everyone circumambulated Govardhana Hill and made their way to the prasadam hall to honor Sri Giriraja's remnants.
Celebrations of Srila Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja
In the morning, Srila Narasingha Maharaja offered
guru-puja to Srila Sridhara Maharaja as devotees offered
puspanjali. Visnu Maharaja then gave class on the
unique contributions of Srila Sridhara Maharaja to
the Gaudiya sampradaya. At midday all the devotees
honored a sumptuous feast. Again in the evening, Srila
Visnu Maharaja spoke to devotees and guests about
Srila Sridhara Maharaja's life and pastimes.
Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Bhavana Visnu Maharaja
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.