Sunday, April 15, 2007

Tirobhava 2007 in Sri Mayapur Dham

Sad and happy day at the same time, Tirobhava Memorial festival of Guru Maharaja, HDG Sridhar Swami started in the morning of March 12th, 2007.; by aroti at Guru Maharaja's Samadhi at 6.30 AM and audio Bhagavad Gita class featuring Guru Maharaja, in Panca Tattva Extension room at 8 AM. From there, intimate gathering continued by bhajans led by disciples and friends in room 852 of the Conch building,place where Guru Maharaja left this world.The night before and morning of the Guru Maharaja rememberance day festival, room and Samadhi mandir were nicely decorated by lady disciples.

Sharing of memories started around 10.00 am was attended by all the disciples present - Adbhuta Hari Prabhu,Ramai Pandit Prabhu,Gaura Hari Prabhu, Gaura Premanande Prabhu, Sanatana Goswami Prabhu , Laxmipriya Mataji, Mataji Manjari, Mataji Sudevi, Mataji Annapurna, Mataji Campakalata, Mataji Sacipriya and finally Mataji Sharon who was "spiritus movens" behind most of the services for the day. Few days before Radhika Ramana Prabhu came but was unfortunately not able to stay in Mayapur for the Mahotsav.
Along with few Guru Maharaja's diciples, special Guests attended Tirobhava Mahotsav: HG Hari Sauri Prabhu(ACBSP), HG Makhanlal Prabhu(ACBSP),HG Guru Krpa Prabhu(ACBSP),HG Sauri Prabhu(ACBSP), HH Narasimha Maharaja and HH Subhaga Maharaja, HG Mahamaya Mataji (ACBSP), HG Sri Prahlada Prabhu(HDG) and HG Kaunteya Prabhu (JPS) shared their personal rememberances and memorable impressions of Guru Maharaja.

The themes mostly mentioned through recalled memories of Godbrothers and disciples were Guru Maharaja's ever-jolly and friendly nature,His accesibility to different kinds of devotees,His love for Srila Prabhupada,His dedication to Sri Mayapur Temple of Vedic Planetarium and His brave and selfless visionary spirit of doing things far ahead of times that He lived in.
After memorial speeches and puspanjali ceremony, Sri Prahlada Prabhu led Sri Guru Vandanam prayers during which Prasadam was offered to Guru Maharaja, and after that, scrumptuous preparations of superior quality were distributed in large quantity to the assembled Vaisnavas inside and outside the room.

Afternoon around 17.30 ,Guru Maharaja's Video Class was screened at Samadhi Auditorium , followed by distribution of "chocolate substitute" laddu , salty somosa and lemonade for everyone present.

The Tirobhava was a festival of warm rememberances, sadness of separation and fresh effort of dedication for the pleasure of Guru Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Visit to Ekachakra

On March 7, 2007 (as part of the program of Guru Maharaja's disciples reunion after 3 years of His dissapearance), we went to Sri EkacakraDham. Ekacakra Gram (village) is transcendental birth place of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, original Guru (Balarama hoilo Nitai), and those who went there could witness for themselves soothing and blissful atmosphere of the Dham. Our trip started early in the morning and we came back around 8.30 pm back to Mayapur. We visited all the important pilgrimage places of Lord Nityananda Prabhu's pastimes. For more details about Ekacakra please visit:

A wonderful association of Sri Prahlada Prabhu and Sriman Vrajanatha Prabhu made this trip extra special event for us to remember-Sri Prahlada Prabhu did that especially by leading of transcendental bhajans, and Sriman Vrajanatha Prabhu by revealing the Ekacakra Dhama to us .Special memories were also visit to birthplace temple of Sri Nityananda Prabhu ,bhajans we sang at Bankim Raya Temple, kirtan throughout Ekacakra Gram(village) and "extra" visit to a temple of Lord Nityananda "earring Sila" and Visnu temple in whose courtyard we saw kneecap of Bakasura demon who was killed by Bhima(photo in the middle of third row from the bottom).

Jaya Sri Nityananda Rama!Jaya Srila Prabhupada! Jaya Guru Maharaja!