In February 2012 we celebrated the Divine Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Here are some photographs of the festival held at the Soquel Seva Ashram along with some short (3 minute) video clips of Srila Janardan Maharaj’s talk. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to view or download a pdf of a biography of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur prepared by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
sri siddhanta-sarasvatiti viditau gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
bhato bhanur iva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhrtya jivaniman
krsna-prema-sudhabdhi gahana sukham pradat prabhum tam bhaje
“In the great Gaudiya Vaishnava teachers’ line, as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati he is renowned. Like the radiant sun in the morning sky, he appeared to rescue all souls swallowed by the all-devouring impersonal philosophy. By spreading the teaching of Lord Gauranga to sing the holy name of Lord Krishna, he gave all the chance to dive in the ocean of love for Sri Krishna, the Supreme Person. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta, my lord, divine master, at his feet do I pray to serve him forever.”
Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Maharaj