The Most Blessed Event
Śrī Vyāsa-Pūjā Mahā Mahotsava
Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja
by His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami Mahārājaon 28 August 1995, Bhubaneswar
Vyāsa-pūjā is generally known as the pūjā of Śrī Vyāsadeva or the pūjā of Śrī Gurudeva on his birthday. On the 50th appearance day of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Ṭhākura, this vyāsa-pūjā was first observed in this Gaudiya Vaiṣṇava line. From that day onwards it has been observed every year. What has he said about vyāsa-pūjā ? He said, “Let vyāsa-pūjā be known as the pūjā of all gauḍīya guru-varga ācāryas”. From this statement of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Gosvāmī Ṭhākura, we can understand what the real purpose of vyāsa-pūjā is. It is not only the pūjā of Śrila Vyāsadeva, or the pūjā of Śrī Kṛṣṇa or Śrī Gaura or the pūjā of Śrī Guru. That is not real vyāsa-pūjā. It is the pūjā of pure gauḍīya guru-varga ācāryas, this is what real vyāsa-pūjā is.
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