120423 Braja’s Namhatta with Ashram Maharaj.mp3 (56 minutes, 38.6 MB)
This lecture was recorded at a namhatta and pizza party for Srila Janardan Maharaj and Srila Ashram Maharaj. Both of them speak in the audio recording.
Janardan Maharaj talks about how Jayanta Krishna Prabhu and Braja Mohini Didi’s house used to be the 17th St. temple and it is where Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj stayed on his first world tour. Years later, after Kumkum Didi had purchased the Saint James St. temple and the deity, Sriman Gaurangasundar Mahaprabhu had moved there, Srila Govinda Maharaj expressed that he wanted to keep the 17th St. property. Jayanta Krishna Prabhu and Braja Mohini Didi took on the responsibility for purchasing and maintaining the beautiful house.
Srila Janardan Maharaj tells the story of this house, giving honor to many of the ladies who lived here for years, and sharing happy memories. He then explains how the devotees came to purchase the current Seva Ashram property in Santa Cruz in order to fulfill the expressed desire of Srila Govinda Maharaj.
After a history of the California branch of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Janardan Maharaj tells funny stories from his personal relationships with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad. The whole room erupts with laughter from hearing the funny stories and later Ashram Maharaj tells more funny stories.