Welcome to Sri Govinda Mela

On behalf of Srila Janardan Maharaj and the senior devotees in our community, thanks for coming to the second annual Sri Govinda Mela. We hope your spirit will be nourished. If you have any questions or needs please reach out for help. We want you to be very comfortable and happy. Here you’ll find the schedule and some helpful links.

Sri Govinda Mela is just around the corner

With the Bhakti Yoga Retreat this weekend and Sri Govinda Mela just around the corner the Seva Ashram is buzzing with activity. Sripad Madhusudhan Maharaj, Sripad Nyasi Maharaj and Sri Vishakha Devi Dasi have arrived and are giving classes. Be sure to add our Google calendar for easy access to the schedule over the next couple of weeks.

Honoring Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj

Our dear Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj, who was beloved by all the devotees left the world at 3:40 on the morning of Friday, June 14th.
There will be a Sunday program and feast to remember and celebrate Sripad Parvat Maharaj’s life of devotional service on Sunday the 23rd of June at 12:30 pm.

Print your own wall calendar

You can print wall calendars up to August. Please be sure to print them horizontally for proper formatting. The whole year’s calendar is linked here as well.

Sri Govinda Mela and Bhakti Yoga Retreat Registration

Register or learn more about our upcoming retreats at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram.

Festival for Sri Nrisimha Chaturdasi Saturday, May 18th

Please accept my humble obeisances. On behalf of Srila Janardan Maharaj I affectionately invite you to join in the celebration of Sri Nrisimha Chaturdasi this Saturday. The program in Santa Cruz will start at 6 pm. The program will begin with kirtan at 6 pm and will include arotik, a lecture, and a sumptuous vegetarian feast. Please bring your whole family and all your friends.

Corrected Vaishnava Calendar for 2019-2020

If you happened to download the new calendar, please delete the file and replace it with the one below. Some dates were miscalculated. The ekadasi dates were correct. To view the current Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Vaishnava Calendar for 2019-2020 with ekadasi dates and paran times calculated for California click below: 2019-2020 Vaishnava Calendar

Festival in honor of the disappearance of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Please accept my humble obeisance at your feet. On behalf of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, we wish to extend an invitation to join our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram in the devotional program in honor of the disappearance of our most worshippable and beloved Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj which manifests on Tuesday, April 16th this year.

March-April, 2019 Vaishnava Calendar

Here is the new Vaishnava Calendar for March and April of 2019. The rest of the calendar is coming soon.

BPJ at inaguration of Srila Govinda Maharaj's Pushpa Samadhi Mandir

Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj

Finally, before leaving this world, Srila Govinda Maharaj declared in his Last Will and Testament “And in America Sripad Janardan Maharaj is a perfect personality. He is a perfect gentlemen. He will be Acharya. He is Acharya already but has given all the respect to me; I am giving in return to him. Sripad Janardan Maharaj will become the Acharya and Sevaite of the Soquel Math.” So, under Srila Govinda Maharaj’s instruction, Srila Janardan Maharaj has continued to care for and serve his divine mission.

Weekly Srimad Bhagavatam Classes with Pusta Krishna Prabhu

Vedic scholar and author Pusta Krishna Prabhu is bringing his in-depth knowledge of the Srimad Bhagavatam to the Seva Ashram every Saturday for an open discussion on the divine teachings found in the Vedic scriptures.

Ramai Prabhu Archan Niketan

Mangal arotik on Sripad Ramai Prabhu’s birthday

Please help us carry on the tradition of honoring Ramai Prabhu’s birthday by attending mangal arotik this Friday. It begins at 5:30 in the morning. After arotik the regular daily program involves singing the morning kirtans together, Srila Janardan Maharaj’s class on Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita at 8 am, and prasadam after that. Stay for as little or as long a time as you’re able and inspired to.

Disappearance Day of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad

Dear Friend of the Ashram, Please join us for the divine disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. There will be programs in Santa Cruz and San Jose at 6 pm.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Grand 90th appearance day celebration of our Founder-Acharya Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Today is the grand 90th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj..

Please take this chance to meditate on any of the following resources in glorification of our most affectionate spiritual guardian and well-wisher. 

Sri Vyasapuja of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Gowami Maharaj

Dear Friend of the Ashram, Please join us for the grand celebration of the divine appearance of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on December 24th at 11 am in Santa Cruz or 6 pm in San Jose.

Sri Krishna Janmastami and Nandotsav

You are cordially invited with your family and friends to join with us in celebrating the Anniversary of the Auspicious Advent of our most beloved Lord Sri Krishna which will be observed this year on Monday, 3rd September 2018 (Sri Krishna Janmastami) for the pleasure of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandarvika Giridhari and the assembled Devotees.

Sushila devi dasi

Sri Govinda Mela – Summer Vaishnava Festival

This July we are hosting a summer vaishnava festival at the Seva Ashram for everyone in the broad family of our divine master, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. It will include sankirtan, pure vaishnava discourse, temple gatherings, workshops and enrichment for children. Our annual kid’s camp will be part of Sri Govinda Mela. We do ask everyone including locals to register, so that we have an accurate count for planning accommodations and prasadam.

Sushila devi dasi

Wisdom of the Vedas at Santa Cruz MAH

Discovering what the timeless Vedas, Vedic literature, has to offer, from food, medicine, yoga to spiritual life, for the modern world. Bhakti Connect presents this event with sponsorship from the Seva Ashram. Guests speakers— Vedic literature expert, Srila Janardan Maharaj and Sanskrit scholar, Sripad Tyagi Maharaj

Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj

Bhakti Yoga Retreat July 13-15

The retreat is open to anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, or faith and is an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the practice of bhakti-yoga, reflect on your path in life and how you can go forward, develop friendships with fellow spiritual seekers.

Srila Janardan Maharaj

Live Stream Janardan Maharaj’s Classes Daily

Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj’s lectures, including his daily reading from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita are now being streamed live on the Seva Ashram’s Facebook page.