Asrama Events 2007 [January - May]
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 Gandharvika, Vasant Pancami, Visit of Guru Prasad Maharaja.
See Events Index below for more events from 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 2000.
Devotees arrived early in the morning to take special darsana of Yoga-Narasimha decorated with candana and flower garlands. At 10:30 am Bhakti Vijnana Giri Maharaja gave class about Narasimha’s pastimes and the ontological position of Prahlada in the Gaudiya sampradaya. After class Vamanadeva Dasa, Balarama Dasa and other devotees sang bhajanas while other devotees began cooking for the offering in the evening.
At 3:30 pm pujaris took off the candana from Yoga-Narasimha and have Him an oil bath. At 4:30 the main abhiseka began with the bathing of the salagramas with pancamrta. Yoga-Narasimha was bathed in milk, rose water, candana water and other scented items. After the abhiseka, bhoga was offered to Sri Sri Gaura-Radha-Madhava while Yoga-Narasimha was decorated again in preparation for the main arati at dusk.
At twilight, conches were blown and bells were rung as the doors opened to reveal Lord Narasimha fully decorated. Arati was performed by Rupanuga Dasa as the devotees performed nama-sankirtana.
Candan Yatra at Govindaji Gardens
Srila Rupa Goswami
Samadhi Reconstruction Progresses
Italy Center Opens [Srila Prabhupada Seva Ashram]
On the main altar Sri Giriraja Govardhan was also worshipped along with Mahaprabhu and on the side altar the Deity of Sri Narasimha-deva was present, inspiring and protecting the sankirtan movement.
Srila Prabhupada Seva Ashram is now officially open and all devotees are invited to come for darshan and classes when they are in the area.
Please also visit the website of the Srila Prabhupada Seva Ashram - Como, Italy
Sri Gaura-purnima 2007 Celebrations
The advent of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu was celebrated at Govindaji Gardens on 3rd March 2007.
After decorating the Deities, the devotees sat down for bhajans and class given by Srila Visnu Maharaja and Giri Maharaja. Srila Visnu Maharaja spoke on the eight verses of Mahaprabhu's Siksastakam and Giri Maharaja spoke on the external and internal reasons for Mahaprabhu's appearance in the world.
Devotees enthusiastically sang Srila Sridhara Maharaja's "Prema-dhama-deva Stotram" and bhajans led by Vamanadeva Dasa and Caitanya Dasa went on from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm.
At 5:30 the abhiseka of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu began. Visnu Maharaja and Giri Maharaja bathed the Deity of the Lord in various substances as Kunjabihari Dasa led the devotees in chanting the Holy Names.
After the abhiseka was over, sandhya-arati began and Visnu Maharaja offered arati to the Deities.
Over 40 preparations were offered to the Deities, cooked by Gaura-gopala Dasa, Sri Gopala Dasa, Paurnamasi Dasi and Anuradha Dasi. The Lord's remnants were honored by about 70 devotees and guests.
This Gaura-purnima was especially auspicious since it was also a lunar eclipse, just as when Mahaprabhu Himself appeared in Nadiya in 1486 CE.
Srila Rupa Goswami
Samadhi Reconstruction in Progress
Devotees wanting to lend financial assistance with this project are invited to contact us for details.
Prabhupada Returns to his Rooms at Radha Damodara
The deity of Srila Prabhupada was carried from the room where the deities of the Six Goswamis reside, to his bhajan-kutira amongst kirtana and the chanting of Vedic mantras.
BV Giri Maharaja and Krsna Balarama Goswami organized the abhiseka of Nirmal Chandra Goswami's personal deity of Srila Prabhupada. The deity was bathed in pancamrta by all the sannyasis and devotees that were present.
Next, Srila Narasingha Maharaja offered arati to Srila Prabhupada in his bhajana-kutira as Srila Tripurari Maharaja led the devotees in singing Narottama Dasa's Sri Guru-carana-padma.
An offering of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara mahaprasadam was made to Srila Prabhupada and distributed to all the assembled Vaisnavas and guests.
The return of Srila Prabhupada's deity to his rooms at Radha-Damodara comes after a long legal battle between ISKCON and the sevaites at Radha-Damodara Temple. For more information one can see Krsna Talk 69 - Prabhupada's Rooms at Radha Damodar Temple.
Bhumi Puja at Srila Rupa Goswami's
The humble event was presided over by Srila B.G. Narasingha Maharaja and the sevaite-acarya of Sri Sri Radha-Damodara, Sri Nirmal Chandra Goswami. The event was auspiciously performed and it is expected that the new samadhi will be completed shortly after Gaura Purnima.
The old samadhi has been removed to below the ground level and the new stone for construction stands ready for assembly.
Plans for reconstructing the bhajan-kutira of Rupa Goswami and also for the construction of a large kirtana hall are also standing by ready to be implemented.
Devotees wanting to lend financial assistance with this project are invited to contact us for details.
Avirbhava Mahotsava of Sri Srimad Prabhupada Sarasvati Thakura
The program began with guru-puja. Gaura-gopala Dasa Brahmacari led the devotees in singing 'Sri Srila Prabhupada-padma Stavaka' as everyone offered flowers at the lotus feet of Srila Sarasvati Thakura.
BV Giri Maharaja then sang 'Srila Prabhupada Vandana' - a composition in praise of Sarasvati Thakura written during his lifetime by Sri Gopala Govinda Mahant.
Srila Visnu Maharaja spoke from 'Encounters With Divinity' wherein Srila Sridhara Maharaja talks about the beginning of Sarasvati Thakura's Gaudiya Matha. Giri Maharaja explained the significance of Sarasvati Thakura's birth in Puri-ksetra in relation to the Puranic verse 'Hyutkale purusottamat'. Vraja-vallabha Prabhu (a visiting disciple of Srila Sridhara Maharaja) spoke on how all devotees of our line are intrinsically and firmly connected with Sarasvati Thakura and how he is the main point of reference for our Sarasvata parampara.
Bodhayana Maharaja met and spoke in length with Srila Narasingha Maharaja and other members of the matha. Maharaja and his entourage also took prasadam and bathed in the holy Kaveri River before leaving for a preaching engagement in Tamil Nadu.
Generally at this time in Vrndavana, all the Deities are dressed in yellow garments (the color of Spring) and are offered a variety of opulent foodstuffs and the altars are decorated with new buds, mango leaves and flowers.
Visit by Sripada Guru Prasad 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.