Divine Appearance of Srimati Radharani
Friday, September 9, 2016
San Jose ~ 12 Noon
Santa Cruz ~ 11 am
(Read the invitation below for details about the evening option and Sri Lalita Saptami classes)
Dear Devotees and Friends of the Ashram,
I hope you and your family will be able to attend the holy day of Sri Radhastami, the Divine Appearance of Srimati Radharani in San Jose or Santa Cruz. There will be programs at mid-day as well as a modest program in the evening in Santa Cruz led by Vidura Krishna Prabhu, Vrinda Devi Dasi, and hopefully Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj.
There will be modest programs for Sri Lalita Saptami on Thursday, September 8th. In San Jose Sripad Tyagi Maharaj will go downtown for Harinam Sankirtan and give a class at the temple. In Santa Cruz Sripad Sarvabhavana Prabhu will offer an evening class beginning around 7 pm.
“Srila Swarup Damodar Goswami said, ‘For the divine play of the Sweet Absolute, He wants to divide Himself as Power and Powerful, and that is Radha Krishna.’ When it was manifested we cannot say because it is eternal, it cannot be counted by our time and space theory, it is achintya, inconceivable. Radharani is the divine potency of Lord Krishna and She is giving all the happiness, love and all the affection to everyone for the service of Lord Krishna.”
Yours in the Lord’s Service,
Sushila Devi Dasi
Spiritual Nourishment from our Divine Guardians:
Audio. Sri Radhastami, Vrindavan, 1999. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains that Radhastami is when Lord Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead’s divine potency Radharani appears in a form for playing with the Lord. Srila Swarup Damodar Goswami said, “For the divine play of the Sweet Absolute, He wants to divide Himself as Power and Powerful, and that is Radha Krishna.” When it was manifested we cannot say because it is eternal, it cannot be counted by our time and space theory, it is achintya, inconceivable. Radharani is the divine potency of Lord Krishna and She is giving all the happiness, love and all the affection to everyone for the service of Lord Krishna. Improved quality audio of Srila Gurudev speaking by phone from Vrindavan to Madhusudan Prabhu in Hawaii on Sri Radhastami, 18 September 1999:
7+ minutes, 1.8 MB mp3 audio
Our Lord’s Beloved Power. “Today is Sri Radhastami, the Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani. In the Scriptures, especially Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita there is much glorification of Srimati Radharani … Where we see the supreme manifestation of madhura-rasa, there we see the manifestation of Srimati Radharani.” Chapter 12 of Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: 150 KB pdf document.
Radharani’s Paramour Love. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the glory of madhura-rasa in Vrindavan. Posted on the Math’s gaudiyadarshan.com website.
Audio: Sri Radhastami. Today’s beautiful, special morning discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. 1 September 2006:
Download, or listen online (46+ minutes, 5.4 MB mp3 audio)
higher quality (10.7 MB mp3 audio)
Video: Sri Radhastami darshan, 2006, the full discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. QuickTime video posted by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi on her verandaviews.com website.
Audio: Sri Radhastami Discourse 2004 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
“Everything you want to know, you can understand through your Gurudev. And Gurudev’s position is always supreme. In the Scriptures it is said, (sloka) ‘If Krishna will be angry, Gurudev can save that person, Radharani can save that person. But if Radharani will be angry, Krishna cannot save him.’ (Sloka). Then our protection, our environment – everything – through Radharani’s mercy if it will come to us we will be so grateful, so fortunate and so good practitioners. We are practising service to Radha Krishna, and that is called Krishnanushilana: practising the procedure of satisfying Radharani and Sri Krishna.”
21 September 2004, Soquel, USA:
35+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Sri Radhastami discourses 2004 by Spd Goswami Maharaj and Spd Janardan Maharaj at the request of Srila Govinda Maharaj.
Then Srila Govinda Maharaj talks briefly then sings Sri Radhika-stava and Sri Radhastaka. 21 September 2004, Soquel, USA:
40+ minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio
Video. Sri Radhastami discourse 2013, at Villa Govinda given by Srila B.S. Goswami Maharaj who has just arrived in Italy to join the extended 10th Anniversary celebrations of Villa Govinda.
Other video recordings as well as live coverage of particular events there, are available on the Italian Math’s ustream channel.
- September 8, 2016 – Sri Lalita Saptami
- September 9, 2016 – Sri Radhastami (fast until noon)
- September 12, 2016 – Fasting on Parshva Ekadasi
- September 13, 2016 – Paran from 6:51 to 10:58 am. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami
- September 14, 2016 – Appearance of Srila Sachidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur
- September 15, 2016 – Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur
- September 16, 2016 – Visvarup Mahotsav
- September 26, 2016 – Fasting on Indira Ekadasi