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Śrī Vyāsa-Pūjā Mahā Mahotsava

Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja


Vyāsa-pūjā Address

by His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja

on 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 gauīya 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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4 Responses to Vyasa-Puja

  1. abhaya carana seva das September 18, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    pamho agtACBSP,agtGGM,H.H.GGM were the only one who could see the svarupa murti of SRILA PRABHUPADA because both of them got similar akarma since birth,H.H GGM is the only disciple who is been authorized directly by SRILA PRABHUPADA to accept disciples after HIS physical disappearance,he knew all the sastra by smrti memory ,of course he is a resident of vaikunta-loka and the way how he left this world is also the proof that he were a paramahamsa,his loulyam kalatvam to spread the great brhat mrdanga since his childhood were out of the normal standard,i all the time glorify HDG GGM especially on this most auspicious day of HIS divine appearance vyasa puja day,agt HDG GAURA GOVINDA MAHARAJ, thank you for your sat-sanga and blessing agtys ys a.c seva das haribol

  2. Haridasi September 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    I read in the booklet that an astrologer had said that Gaur Govinda Swami came here from Vaikuntha. It was only in later years he decided to accept disciples.

    Why would a pure devotee already in Vaikuntha decide to come to the material world? There must be a deeper reason than to accept disciples.

    • Murali Krsna Swami September 18, 2012 at 1:11 am #

      Such eternal associates of the Lord come to the material world on the order of the Lord, to fulfill the mission and desire of Krsna to deliver the fallen conditioned souls.

      Srila Prabhupada wrote in a purport that, “Bhakti, Bhagavan and Bhakta are not of this material world.”

      If Krsna does not appear here, personally or through His pure devotee, then how will bhakti manifest here in the material world?…. And, how would our ignorance be destroyed?

      Also, such dear devotees want to come here to participate in the lila of Mahaprabhu to taste the internal mood of separation, exhibited in the mood and example of Srimate Radharani.

      There is no higher taste or experience than that exhibited by Sriman Mahaprabhu and one and all want to participate and witness such prema-lila.

      As Krsna comes here due to internal and external reasons, so does His dear eternal associates. Hare Krsna!

  3. Tamohara dasa September 17, 2012 at 7:16 am #

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