Sripad Bhakti Vallabha Tirtha Maharaja visits Mandala Media

Tirtha Maharaja receives Gayatri Book
Swami B. G. Narasingha presents Swami B. V. Tirtha Maharaja
a copy of  "Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika

During Sripad Bhakti Vallab Tirtha Maharaja's recent preaching tour of the United States we took the opportunity of inviting Maharaja to visit the new headquarters of Mandala Media, a subdivision of Mandala Publishing Group near San Francisco. Mandala Media has been set up with the purpose of preserving the archives of Srila B. R. Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja, Srila B. P. Puri Goswami Maharaja and other Vaishnava acaryas and producing books, videos, audio tapes, folios and other transcendental media for the Vaishnavas at large.

While touring the offices of Mandala Media Sripad Tirtha Maharaja was shown several videos of Srila Puri Maharaja, Srila B. R. Sridhara Maharaja and Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.      

Sripad Tirtha Maharaja asked to see a video wherein A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was preaching in English to people in America. He was then shown an ITV production wherein Srila Prabhupada lectures on Srimad Bhagavatam 1.8.25. Maharaja watched and listed to the video very attentively.

Swami B. G. Narasingha presented Sripad Tirtha Maharaja copies of Srila Prabhupada's book "In Search of the Ultimate Goal of Life," "Our Affectionate Guardians" and "Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika."

The commentaries on Gayatri contained in the Gayatri book written by previous acaryas such as Visvanatha, Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Srila Sridhara Maharaja, and Srila Puri Maharaja were pointed out to Sripad Tirtha Maharaja and he happily received the book. This was the first time that Tirtha Maharaja and Narasingha Maharaja had met personally. Swami B. V. Tripurari Maharaja and about fifteen devotees from around the Bay area were also present for the event and everyone was in a very happy mood. Later that afternoon Vallabha Tirtha Maharaja sat comfortably in his room reading the Gayatri Book. Maharaja especially appreciated the Bengali and Devanagari commentaries on the slokas. Excerpts (Introduction) and a chapter summary of "Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika" are also available on our web site. "

In India, Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami Maharaja
receives and blesses "Sri Gayatri Mantrartha Dipika.

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