Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram, Oregon, USA
Subject: A special weekend
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 23:24:26 -0700
Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Jayatah!
Jai Om Visnupad Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
Maharaj ki jaya!
"To teach the
essence of the highest knowledge and to preach it to all,
you have established many ashrams all over the world."
This past weekend Srila Gurudeva bestowed upon our humble
community of Oregon devotees the name of 'Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Ashram.' The auspicious event was celebrated by the observance
of Sri Vamana Dwadasi, the Appearances of Srila Jiva Goswami
and of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur.
The devotees had the good fortune to observe these holy days
in the company of loving associates headed by Sripad Bhakti
Chandan Parvat Maharaj. Maharaj led us in fasting, kirtan,
and readings, accompanied by delicious prasadam prepared by
Jagamohini Didi, Maladhari Didi, and Navasundari Didi. Arati
and offerings were made to Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga
Mahaprabhu and Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurachandra.
Just as Sri Vamana Dev covered the entire universe with His
step and allowed the holy Ganges water to flow down to purify
the conditioned souls, Srila Gurudeva has once again stepped
across the earth by completing his 20th World Tour. His Divine
Grace continues to reclaim the conditioned souls of this world
by allowing the river of Divine Mercy to flow down into the
hearts of the aspiring worldwide devotees.
His Divine Grace Jagat Guru Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Sundar
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jaya!
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram, Oregon