Dear Friend of the Ashram,
There will be a grand Vyasapuja festival for our dear and honorable Acharya Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj on Saturday the 13th of February, 2016. Please plan to come from 11 am to 2 pm.
We are expecting at least 10 devotees to join us for the celebration from Tijuana and so even though on the calendar Srila Janardan Maharaj’s Vyasapuja is on Friday the 12th, to accommodate our visitors from abroad the festival will be held on Saturday.
Grand Vyasapuja Celebration
Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj
Saturday, February 13th
11 am – 2 pm
Saturday is the holy day of Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami, and the Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi, Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. It is also the Disappearance day of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur and Sri Saraswati Puja.
If you can help with decorations or other preparations please call (831) 462-4712. There are many opportunities for seva on this joyful occasion.
Yours in the Lord’s service,
Sushila Devi Dasi
The following is an excerpt from Srila Janardan Maharaj’s biography:
“His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj first joined the Krishna Consciousness Movement around 1970 in Europe, where he took shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad. He remained there actively helping with the preaching activities until Srila Swami Maharaj asked him and many other disciples to go to India to help expand the Mission there. Seeing that this was very important service Srila Janardan Maharaj immediately went there and helped with his full energy.
After serving in India for two years, Srila Swami Maharaj conferred the sannyas ashram on him and thus he began to lead various preaching and collecting programs throughout the length and breadth of India.
After doing all he could in that environment, he was asked by Srila Swami Maharaj to organize the program in Hong Kong, then finding that Srila Janardan Maharaj was fluent in Spanish, he was dispatched to South America where he headed many preaching programs and finally took full charge of the large Mission in Mexico….
…Srila Janardan Maharaj continued to travel and preach on behalf of Srila Govinda Maharaj and his relationship with him developed more and more and became deeper and deeper as the years went by. Srila Janardan Maharaj would visit India regularly and personally collected donations on behalf of the central Math. He would also participate in the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Nabadwip Dham Parikrama in a glorious way bringing so much inspiration to the devotees and much joy to Srila Govinda Maharaj’s heart.
Finally, before leaving this world, Srila Govinda Maharaj declared in his Last Will and Testament “And in America Sripad Janardan Maharaj is a perfect personality. He is a perfect gentlemen. He will be Acharya. He is Acharya already but has given all the respect to me; I am giving in return to him. Sripad Janardan Maharaj will become the Acharya and Sevaite of the Soquel Math.” So, under Srila Govinda Maharaj’s instruction, Srila Janardan Maharaj has continued to care for and serve his divine mission.”
• January 30, 2016 – Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami
• February 1, 2016 – Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur
• February 4, 2016 – Shat-tila Ekadasi
• February 5, 2016 – Break fast from 7:15 to 9:30 am
• February 12, 2016 – Appearance Day of Srila Janardan Maharaj (celebration the following day)
• February 13, 2016 – Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami; Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi, Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur…
• February 15, 2016 – Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar Sri Advaita Acharya
• February 16, 2016 – Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya
• February 17, 2016 – Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya
• February 18, 2016 – Bahimi Ekadasi
• March 23, 2016 – Sri Gaura Purnima
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