Śrī Vyāsa-Pūjā

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Śrī Vyāsa-Pūjā

Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja

The 86th holy appearance day and 31st Vyāsa-Pūjā festival of our most revered Gurudeva Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja is falling on 14th September 2015. Every year, the devotees in Bhubaneswar, India celebrate this festival for two days. This year it will be celebrated on 14th and 15th September 2015. A Vyāsa-Pūjā book has been printed for this most auspicious occasion. This festival will be observed worldwide by his disciples (śikṣā & dīkṣā), admirers, followers, friends, and well-wishers.

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As an offering to Śrīla Gurudeva, Tattva Vicara Publications has printed a booklet of a wonderful lecture by Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja, which is called The Asset of the Gauḍīya-Guru-Varga.  The lecture was given at an evening program on 24 July 1995, in Paris, France.

To order this FREE booklet please click here. (Shipping charges apply!)

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To read this lecture please click on the booklet below to enlarge it.

2 Responses to Śrī Vyāsa-Pūjā

  1. Nimai Pandit dasa September 21, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    Dandavats everyone. Dandavats.

    All glories to His Divine Grace Acarya Thakura
    Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharäja.

    All glories to those who celebrated this most auspicious day wherever they were on this planet.

    We had an amazing Vyasa-puja for His Divine Grace, 14th September 2015, in the Murwillumbah/Tweed Valley region.
    Devotees came from Perth (4,000 kms.) from Brisbane and from the local area.

    The new publication was offered to His Divine Grace, The Asset of our Gaudiya Guru Varga, and then distributed to one and all for free.
    Many, many devotees glorified His Divine Grace.

    We started at 10.00 am and finished at 4.00 pm.
    The kirtana at the end was absolutely wonderful, led by Uttam Krsna dasa from Orissa.

    Then we re-grouped at 6.00 pm and went to 10.00 pm that night. There is no end to the glories of Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja.

    Amazing! Amazing! Amazing.

    Gupta Acarya His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja Ki-jaya.

  2. Maah September 13, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    Jayate His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva!

    nama om vishnu-padaya krishna-preshthaya bhu-tale
    srimate gaura govinda svamin iti namine

    Dearest Srila Gurudeva,

    Oh ocean of mercy and all-blissful, magnanimous auspiciousness. When will i see you again? Seems like such a long time this unfortunate servant has been bereft of the incomparable sight of you. Please be merciful unto me and give me the scent, the taste, the touch, the sound, the sight, the constant remembrance of your eternally glorious divine lotus feet. Falling flat on the ground, begging for a tiny drop of the special honey emanating from your beautiful lotus feet, this lowly dasi, your eternal servant, cries for you.

    “Lotus flower looks very nice and beautiful and lotus has honey in it, sweet honey. The bumblebee collects honey from many flowers but especially collects honey from the lotus flower. What sort of special honey it is? The honey collected from other flowers and the honey collected from the lotus flower have some differences. The honey from the lotus flower is special honey. The bumblebee goes and collects honey from the lotus flower. It is known as padma-madhu, special type of honey. Padma means lotus, madhu means honey. The sisya, disciple, who is like a bumblebee is very hungry and greedy to have that special honey, he relishes it.

    The lotus flower grows out of the water but it is not touched by the water. It remains untouched. One of the synonyms of water is rasa, mellow. The lotus grows in the water; similarly, the feet of Sri Guru are compared to the lotus that grows in the ocean of transcendental bhakti-rasa.

    Such is the lotus feet of Sri Guru! They are aprakrta, not material, they are transcendental. The lotus feet of Sri Guru is the abode of transcendental bhakti-rasa and filled with all madhuri, all beauty that is very relishable.

    As the lotus looks very beautiful to the eye, nayana-abhiramam and attractive to the heart, citta-akarsaka; very nice and shining, similarly, the lotus feet of Guru are very beautiful to look at by the eyes of the sisyas, disciples. The lotus feet of Guru are also very attractive and very radiant and lustrous, snigdha.

    So the activities of Sri Guru, the form, qualities, pastimes, are all very beautiful to the eyes of the sadhaka-bhakta. In the meditational eye, the bhakta, sadhaka-bhakta sees the beautiful lotus feet of Sri Guru. Upon seeing them, he gets a soothing effect in his afflicted heart. He is afflicted with three tapas, three kinds of sufferings: adhyatmika, adhibhautika and adhidaivika. So when he meditates on the beautiful lotus feet of Sri Guru, he gets a soothing effect and the affliction cools down; and he gets a very pleasing scent. As a nice scent comes out from the lotus, similarly the lotus feet of Sri Guru have that extremely pleasing scent. That scent is coming from the lotus feet of Sri Guru.”

    taken from http://www.srigurucaranapadma.com/SriGuruCaranaPadma1.html, a lecture by His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva.

    His Divine Grace Srila Gurudeva ki jaya!

Dedicated to the Life and Teachings of Srila Gour Govinda Swami