Sri Sri Guru Gaurangau Jayatah

19th World Tour Dispatch

by Prabhu Devashis directly from the London Branch of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj seems to be in a very happy mood here in London. He is getting much rest and privacy, and all the devotees are respecting this and are very enlivened to see their Gurudev in such a relaxed and satisfied mood. Every day (apart for this morning because His Divine Grace had an opticians appointment) Srila Govinda Maharaj has been meeting with the devotees both early in the morning and in the afternoon. Yesterday he walked up Green Street in the evening looking in the local shop windows, attracting the pranams and respect of local Hindus on the street as well as astonished looks from others to see this elderly Holy Man from India.

The talks from his Holy lips have been nothing short of astonishing. Although informal, we continue to hear all kinds of transmissions from the Divine World filled with slokas and siddhanta the likes of which we have not heard since the time of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, all couched in the unique and humorous style of Srila Govinda Maharaj. It is a great and wondrous event to be part of and we all consider ourselves most blessed and unimaginably fortunate that again those holy feet are walking on "England's green and pleasant land." Long may it continue!

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jaya!

I beg to remain
A Vaishnava's servant's servant

Devashis das

(Secretary, London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math)
25 July 2002

19th World Tour: London and Russia. For more info see

Other dispatches and several series of pictures of this tour.

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Queen's Jubilee preaching, London, at the Kingston Green Fair. Pictures taken 3rd June 2002.

Earlier pictures from London: Srila Govinda Maharaj's 18th International Preaching Tour and his 12th visit to London, 22 June 2001, also these and more in larger pictures.