Sri Lalita Saptami~Divine Appearance of
Saturday, September 22
5:30 pm in San Jose
11 am in Soquel (Santa Cruz)
Sri Radhastami~Divine Appearance of
Sunday, September 23
10 am in San Jose
Noon in Soquel (Santa Cruz)
Dear devotees and friends of the Ashram,
Please join us for the very auspicious celebrations of Sri Lalita Saptami, the appearance day of Srimati Lalita Devi on Saturday September 22nd and Sri Radhastami, the holy appearance day of Srimati Radharani on Sunday September 23rd.Recently Srila Janardan Maharaj said, “This will be a big festival and everyone is invited to both of our temples, our San Jose Ashram and the Soquel Ashram. We got the title to our property on Radhastami; it was delivered to us on that day so it is a special day for us Soquelites.”Below Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi cautiously and humbly shares her insights about Srila Govinda Maharaj’s appreciation for Sri Lalita Saptami.
Yours in the Lord’s service,
Sushila devi dasi
“This is the favorite day of Srila Gurudev…. We’ve heard him say how Lalita Saptami was in his personal opinion more exclusive than Radhastami. More specific. We are in the line of Lalita Devi and anyone who has connection to Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his mission through Srila Gurudev and our acharyas will automatically go to the service group of Lalita Devi….
It’s a very exclusive day that we observe with care and attention. Some cautiousness…. We take our Gurudev’s lotus feet on our head and try to remember the glories he shared with us and pray not to make any offense in the attempt…. In Gurudev’s language she is the chief super-guardian of the service and the pastimes of Radha and Govinda.”