Please join us in Santa Cruz at 11 am and San Jose at 5:30 pm on Saturday, the 26th of September for the Divine Appearance Day of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur. Sripad Sarvabhavana Prabhu will lead the program in Santa Cruz. Srila Janardan Maharaj and Sri Vishakha Devi Dasi will be returning next week from China.
Sri Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi will also speak in San Jose on Friday, September 25th in the evening, for the Appearance of Lord Vamandev and Srila Jiva Goswami.
Yours in the Lord’s service,
Sushila Devi Dasi
Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur’s
Divine Appearance Day
Saturday, September 26th
11 am in Santa Cruz
5:30 pm in San Jose
“I bow to Sri Thakur Bhaktivinod, Mahaprabhu’s love divine personified. He is the king of all knowers of the purpose of the scriptures, and he is the ocean of Sri Radha’s devotion.”
Audio. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur’s Appearance Day, 1981. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells us how Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur by the order of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur took Gaura Kishor Das Babaji as Gurudev formally, but knowing Bhakti Vinod Thakur was his real guru from the internal consideration. He was filled with Bhakti Vinod Thakur in the spiritual sense. He installed many Maths where the name of the Deities were Vinod Vilas, Vinod Ram, Vinod Ananda, etc. He knew that his attempt to approach Radha Govinda and Mahaprabhu was inconceivable without Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur’s intervention. He saw Radharani and Gadadhar in Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur – the highest ideal of Guru Tattva, in Gaura lila, Gadadhar; and in Krishna lila, Radharani. He also told once that if we rise a little higher and look, we shall find Radharani in Gurudev. The source of the grace of the guru is coming from the original source of service, so he used to see Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur under that light.
12 September 1981:
20+ minutes, 4.7 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur. 6 September 2006 morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. “Srila Guru Maharaj… mentions…: ‘Not only is he (Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur) the giver of service to Vrindavan Dham, he can give service to Radharani.'”
Download, or listen online (34 minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio) or:
higher quality (7.8 MB mp3 audio).
Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj speaking on 26 September 2004 from our Soquel, California, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram by phone for the Internet broadcasts hosted by Madhusudan Prabhu of Hawaii.
‘Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s Appearance Day.’
Download or listen online (23 mins, 2.7 MB mp3 audio).
Sri Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi will be staying at the San Jose Seva Ashram until October 10th and will be speaking on the following occasions:
- September 25, 2015 – Appearance of Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami in San Jose at 5:30 pm.
- September 24, 2015 – Ekadasi
- September 25, 2015 – Paran from 6:59 to 10:59 am. Appearance of Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami. Bhakti Lalita’s talk in San Jose at 5:30 pm.
- September 26, 2015 – Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
- September 27, 2015 – Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur
- September 28, 2015 – Visvarup Mahotsav
- October 8, 2015 – Ekadasi
- October 9, 2015 – Paran from 7:12 to 9:13 am
- October 13, 2015 – Appearance of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
- November 4, 2015 – Bahulastami & Sannyas Day of Srila Govinda Maharaj & Srila Janardan Maharaj
- November 5, 2015 – Grand 121st Appearance of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Apearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu.
- November 12, 2015 – Sri Govardhan Puja
- December 27, 2015 – Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
- December 29, 2015 – Disappearance of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur