Beginning September 22nd the Sunday Feast in Soquel will be held a little earlier. Recently we have begun with arotik at 12:30. Now the sermon and class will begin at 10:30. Arotik will be offered at 12:30 and then the feast will be served directly afterwards. This schedule is more consistent with the daily program at the Ashram. It is our hope that this change will be more convenient for the servitors and guests who like to attend.
I would like to cordially invite you and your kind 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 Friday, August 23rd, 2019 (Sri Krishna Janmastami) for the pleasure of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari and the assembled Devotees.
I believe I speak for all in attendance at this year’s Sri Govinda Mela in saying that I am overjoyed by the heart-touching experience we all had together. The warm atmosphere reminiscent of Srila Gurudev’s world tours, the fulfillment of Srila Gurudev’s desire through the building the Sri Giriraja Raja Mandira, the excellent delivery of Hari-katha by our distinguished speakers, and the abundance of service energy offered by so many participants in preparation for and throughout the Mela, amongst many other qualities of the gathering, have greatly delighted us all. I pray all the momentum created by this year’s Mela will inspire the community to make a concerted effort to continue the event annually for years to come.
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.
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.
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.
Please join us in San Jose or Santa Cruz for the festival in honor of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
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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.
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
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.
Here is the new Vaishnava Calendar for March and April of 2019. The rest of the calendar is coming soon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.