Asrama Events 2005 [January-February]

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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.


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

February 2005

Nityananda Trayodasi
Devotees at the matha celebrated the holy appearance of Lord Nityananda on trayodasi, Mon. 21st February.

Gaura NityanandaSwami Narasingha on Nityananda Trayodasi

The morning program began with the decorating of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai and the devotees sang various bhajanas praising the mercy of Lord Nityananda. After, Srila Narasingha Maharaja gave class from Caitanya-caritamrta and Caitanya-bhagavata extolling the glories of Nityananda Prabhu. Narasingha Maharaja stressed that a genuine Gaudiya Vaisnava will never neglect the worship of Lord Nityananda. Maharaja also spoke about the position of Lord Nityananda as non-different from Lord Balarama and told how Srila Yayavara Maharaja and Srila Sridhara Maharaja had declared that Srila Prabhupada (A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami) was empowered by Lord Nityananda to spread the message of Lord Caitanya throughout the world and that Lord Niyananda personally resided in the body of Srila Prabhupada for twelve years and made him dance. Narasingha Maharaja also spoke about faith in guru and Krsna being above knowledge.

Later in the day, devotees and guests honored a prasadam feast (mercy of Lord Nityananda) offered to the Deities. Narasingha Maharaja's lecture will be available soon as a downloadable mp3 audio file.

Vasanta-pancami Mahotsava
Vasanta-pancami, the first day of the spring season, was celebrated on 13th Feb at the matha. Sri Sri Radha-Madhava were dressed in yellow and the altar was profusely decorated with flowers, buds and mango leaves. In commemoration of Vasanta-pancami, a variety of sweets were offered to Their Lordships at midday.

Radha Madhava Vasanta PancamiVasanta Pancami Prasadam

Vasanta-pancami also happens to be the appearance day of Srimati Visnu-priya Thakurani, Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, Pundarika Vidyanidhi, and the disappearance day of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura. In the afternoon, Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja gave class on the life of Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami.

In Bangalore Sripada Visnu Maharaja held a program at the home of Vaisnavananda Prabhu and Gopala Dasi which was attended by many devotees and congregation members. Maharaja spoke about the occasion of Vasanta-pancami and the life and precepts of Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami as well as those of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura.

January 2005

Jagannatha Swami Grand Installation Ceremony of Lord Jagannatha and Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara
On 25th January, on the auspicious occasion of Pusyabhiseka, the devotees of Sri Narasingha Caitanya Matha performed the installation ceremony of Their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara and Sri Patita-pavana Jagannatha. (Pusyabhiseka is the same day, as in Satya-yuga, that the original Deity of Lord Jagannatha was first installed.)

About 250 devotees and guests from Bangalore, Mysore, and Mandya came for the festival at Govindaji Gardens. Sripada Jayadvaita Swami Maharaja of ISKCON, Sripada Bhakti Vedanta Vaikhanasa Maharaja of Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti and Caru Dasa Prabhu of the Sri Sri Radha-Krsna Temple of Utah, USA were some of the special guests that attended the function.

At 8:30 am Srila Narasingha Maharaja requested Sripada Jayadvaita Maharaja and Sripada Vaikhanasa Maharaja to give class to the assembled devotees on the first verse of Siksastakam extolling the glories of the Holy Name.

Jayadvaita SwamiKirtan

Jayadwaita Swami ClassGaura Gadadhara Abhiseka

At 10:00, everyone gathered outside Lord Jagannatha's new temple to witness the abhiseka of Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara. Amidst a roaring kirtana led by H.H. Bhakti Srirupa Madhava Maharaja and the blowing of conches, the Deities were brought out to the snana-vedi and bathed by Srila Narasingha Maharaja and Srila Visnu Maharaja in panca-gavya, pancamrta and other auspicious substances.

Gauranga Mahaprabhu AbhisekaGadadhara Pandita Abhiseka

After the bathing ceremony was over, Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara were taken into the temple where the prana-pratistha was performed, formally requesting Lord Jagannatha and Gaura-Gadadhara to accept worship from Their servitors. Then, as the kirtana gathered momentum, the doors were opened and everyone took darsana for the first time.

Jagannatha DarshanJagannatha Darshan

It would be no exaggeration to say that the darsana was so breathtaking that all the devotees were instantly stunned. All the devotees and guests then came up to the temple to offer puspanjali to the lotus feet of Jagannatha while Narasingha Maharaja and Visnu Maharaja performed puspa-abhiseka with rose petals.

Nanda Kisora & FamilyJagadishvara & Family

Returning to the verandah of the temple, Narasingha Maharaja spoke about the specialty of Gaura-Gadadhara and Jagannatha. He explained that when Jagannatha is worshipped alone then He is known as Patita-pavana Jagannatha and it was this form of Jagannatha that was worshipped by the ancestors of Bhaktivinoda Thakura for 400 years. Patita-pavana Jagannatha is considered to be most merciful to His devotees.

Swami Narasingha ClassSwamis

Narasingha Maharaja also explained the importance of worshipping Gaura-Gadadhara for the Gaudiya Vaisnavas who want to understand the essence of Sri Sri Radha Krsna lila. Maharaja also explained that Gadadhara is considered to be the devotee who has the greatest love for Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and that Gadadhara represents the guru-tattva in Gaura lila for devotees absorbed in madhurya-rasa. He also explained that the inspiration for the temple of Jagannatha and Gaura-Gadadhara at Govindaji Gardens came from the temple of Srila Bhakti Pramoda Puri Gosvami Maharaja at Gopinatha Gaudiya Matha in Mayapura where Patitapavana-Jagannatha and Sri Sri Gaura Gadadhara are worshiped on the same altar in the mood of separation, vipralambha-bhava.

Deity InstallationJagannatha Installation

After the lecture, naivedya was offered to the Deities and then the devotees sang the new Jagannatha / Gaura-Gadadhara arati song. All the devotees then assembled in the prasadam hall and honored a wonderful feast of Jagannatha mahaprasadam.

Jagannatha PrasadamJagannatha Prasadam

Without a doubt, the darsana of Lord Jagannatha and Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhara at Govindaji Gardens is the most spectacular darsana of Lord Jagannatha in the entire world save and except for the darsana of the original Lord Jagannatha in Jagannatha Puri!

Temple of Lord Jagannatha
Swami B. B. Visnu installs the chakra on the top of the new temple of Lord Jagannatha.

On January 25, 2005 devotees will gather at Govindaji Gardens for the installation of Lord Jagannatha and Gaura Gadadhara Deities in their new temple. A grand festival will begin at 10 am with abhiseka, kirtana, puspanjali, class by Swami B. G. Narasingha on the glories of Lord Jagannatha and a special feast offering for Lord Jagannatha.

Follow Angels - BR Sridhara MaharajaHimalayan PilgrimageAshrama Publications
The Himalayan Pilgrimage Video by DevaVision Video Documentaries has been completed and will soon be for sale from Mandala Publishing.

Upcoming ashrama publications include a book of Srila Sridhara Maharaja, tentatively entitled, Encounters with Divinity and a Devavision video on the life of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura.

New Asrama: Kaliya-Mardana Krsna Asrama
Much of the month of December was spent with devotees going back and forth to the west coast of Karnataka where we have recently purchased a small property and are developing a new asrama.

The new asrama is located 30 kilometers south of Udupi at the confluence of the Shyambhavi River and the Arabian Sea. At the time of registering the property in the Village Registration Office it was learned that for 400 years the property had been owned by the Deity, Kaliya-Mardana Krsna, of Krishnapur Matha at Suratkal. The Krishnapur Matha is a Madhva sampradaya temple.

Kaliya Mardana KrsnaBeach Ashrama

However, due to a decline in the Madhva sampradaya, the properties of the Deity were sold to individuals in 1968 and gradually the matha ceased to exist. The Deity was moved from Suratkal to Udupi where it still remains on the altar of the main Udupi Krsna Matha established by Sri Madhvacarya.

After learning that our recently purchased property was once owned by Kaliya-mardana Krsna we decided to name our new project the Kaliya-mardana Krsna Asrama. During December a compound wall, gate and well were constructed and plans for the new temple and asrama were developed with the help of a local architect. It has also been decided by our senior members that when the construction is completed that the Deity of Kaliya-mardana Krsna will be installed.

Ocean SunsetRiver Ashrama

More reports of this new asrama and the preaching therein will be posted on our website as things develop. All good fortune comes to us by the grace of Krsna, Guru, and Vaisnava.

Kannada Songbook Printed
The ashrama songbook 'Sri Kirtan' has been translated from English and printed in Kannada, the local language in Karnataka, South India. Plans are underway to print in Kannada a small booklet entitled 'Miracles of Sri Chaitanya," about the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, written by Svami B. G. Narasingha. The unique pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, such as the curing of the leper Vasudeva or His causing the animals of Jharikanda Forest to chant the Holy Name, will be viewed by the local populace as miracles. The book 'Evolution of Theism' by Svami B. G. Narasingha is being translated into Kannada and will be printed soon.



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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