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  3. Vrindavan, 16.02.2018 (Anjana Aggarwal) Today, on the seventh anniversary of the disappearance of Manmadhav Gaudeshwar Vaishnavacharya Shri Atul Krishna Goswamiji Maharaj, Shrimad Bhagwatam and Samadhi poojan was held at Shri Gopal Bhatta Goswamiji‘s Samadhi temple. Prasadam was distributed among the sants and sadhus of Shri Dham. Guests listened to ‘ashta prahar naam sankirtan’ while remembering Maharaj. A meeting of sants (santsammelan) was held at Shri Radharaman Temple courtyard, and a procession from Shri Radharaman Temple moved through the streets of Vrindavan, past the Sapta Devalaya temples. Shri Gaur Das ji Maharaj’s kirtan attracted onlookers who stopped to watch the auspicious procession move through the streets. H.H. Atul Krishna Goswamiji Maharaja was the head Goswami of Shri Radharaman temple’s Sriman Madhva-Gaudeshwar-Vasihnava Peetham, after Shri Vijay Krishna Goswamiji maharaj. An inheritor of the glorious tradition of interpreting the scriptures from his predecessors, Atul Krishna Goswamiji was well versed in Srimad Bhagavatam and was renowned for his mellifluous discourses. He made Punjab the center of his activities and preached extensively in all directions, becoming one of the most reputed orators in India. Goswamiji helped to spread the message of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu all over the world, tirelessly giving discourses on various scriptures including Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Srimad Bhagavatam, Shri Ramayana, and Shri Chaitanya Charitamrita. He traveled from Vrindavan to various remote areas across the country, to carry out Lord Chaitanya’s mission of glorifying Harinam. He was an erudite scholar and was well versed in various Vedic scriptures. His articulate discourses were divine and filled with esoteric philosophical truths, which are aimed at universal welfare. Wherever he spoke, thousands would gather to listen. His magnanimity, soothing advice and genuine concern for all made him distinct among spiritual leaders. His presence made his disciples feel secure. Goswamiji performed Harinam sankirtan and conducted many congregational preaching activities, which led innumerable devotees to take his shelter. He asked his devotees to dedicate their lives to propagate teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu and he set the perfect example by continuing the glorious tradition of passing on the ancient wisdom of the scriptures. We pray to the lotus feet of Shri Gurudev, who is serving Shri Priyapritam in Nityalila, to protect us from all offences and guide us to live our lives filled with bhakti and according to the teachings of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
  4. Barsana, 2018.02.17 (VT) Padmashri Ramacharya Swami Ramswarup Sharma is being remembered fondly by Brajwasis today for his contributions to Braj’s culture, Rasa Lila and folk songs. Ramswarupa Swami was born in Kamai village, Barsana. Swamiji dedicated his life to developing Braj’s traditional artforms. Ramswarupa Swami worked hard to promote Rasa Lila, helping to keep the tradition alive. Through his work in Rasa Lila, Braj’s Shri Krishna’s pastimes and culture have become accessible to millions of people. Ramswarupa Swami worked with his late father, Meghshyam Sharma, who taught his son about the need to promote the unique and beautiful tradition of Rasa Lila. Following in the footsteps of his father, Ramswarupa organized training camps, workshops and performances. His mastery of poetry, singing and acting and his ability to combine these artforms in performances led to the confluence of literature, music and art. Ramswarupa Swami helped to popularize the songs that his father composed, and, many of these songs are being sung today by India’s top singers. One example is the well known song, “Maiyo Karde mero byaah, dulhan de do gauri si” (Mother, fulfil my wish and give me a fair bride). Through this song, we get a glimpse of the sweetness of Sri Krishna’s childhood pastimes. (watch here) Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami said, “With the Nikunj Pravesh of Swami Ramswaroop Sharma ji, an important column of Braja culture was shaken. Swami ji not only was an equally celebrated Swami of Rasa Lila, like his legendary father, Swami Meghshyam, in his youth he also helped develop Braj’s folk songs and devotional drama. When he reached a mature age, he also devoted his talents to Bhagavat katha. Twice a member for Mathura area in the UP Legislative Assembly, he was active in both social and political life and was recognized with President award and Padmashri. Swami ji worked closely with Jagadguru Shri Purushottam Goswami ji Maharaj. His Mandali used to perform Rasalila at the Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana in 1970s. Under Maharaj ji’s direction, he performed the Ashtayam Lila’s to the absolute delight of devotees. He was spiritually nurtured by Pandit Gayaprasad ji and later by Karshni Sri Gurusharananand ji Maharaj. In this Vrindavan, and throughout the world, he made millions enjoy the Rasalila of the Divine Couple. Now, he is participating in the Nitya Lila in Nitya Vrindavan under the guidance of the Sakhi Manjaris. Sri Vrindavan Nitya Vihar. This Brajvasi from Kamai Karahala is in eternal Vraja now. Rasabihari Lal ki sada hi Jaya ho.
  5. Mathura, 2018.02.18 Seeing the difficulties faced by elderly mothers in getting medicines, two NGOs are starting a delivery service to relieve them of the tension of worrying about how to get to a medical store. The free of cost medicine delivery service will be organized by Narottam Lal Seva Sanstan and Anand Lok Sansthan. Medicines will be delivered to widows ashrams around Braj. In some widows ashrams, the widows live independently and purchase their own food and medicines from their pensions. Groups of widows can be seen walking to and from widow’s feasts, which are arranged from time to time by different NGOs. Despite the good work that NGOs in the area are doing, many widows are still living in poor conditions. The Supreme Court panel, which is currently investigating the situation of widows in Vrindavan, recently reported that, among Government departments, there is a shifting of responsibility in regards to the provision of services for widows. The Supreme Court has been investigating the condition of widows in Vrindavan since 2007, when a petition was filed by National Commission for Women, District Legal Services Authority and National Legal Services Authority highlighting the inadequacy of the facilities in widows ashrams in which widows do not have easy access to basic facilities like bathrooms and are forced to pump their own drinking water from hand pumps.
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  7. As part of Swami Desikan 750th Thirunakshatra Mahotsavam, Sri Padukasahasra Parayanam was held in a. View the full article
  8. As part of ongoing Brahmotsavam at Thiruputkuzhi Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Temple, Perumal thiruveedhi purapadu took. View the full article
  9. On 14-02-2018, Thursday Sri Komalavalli nayaka sametha Sri Aramudham Perumal Amavasai Thirumanjanam and Thiruveedhipurapadu took. View the full article
  10. Hevilambi Varusha Maasi Amavasai marks the grand three day thepotsavam for Sri Vaidhya Veeraraghava Perumal. View the full article
  11. Hevilambi Varusha Maasi Shravanam , 15/02/2018, Thursday Sri Vedanta Desikar Devastanam, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Swami. View the full article
  12. Mathura, 2018.02.16 Braj’s chief Katha speakers, Maluk Pithadishwar Rajendra Das, and Sadhvi Ritambara Didima as well as speakers from across India including Ramesh Bhai Ojha Maharaj and Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev will share their wisdom in a program at Mathura’s Shri Udasin Karshni Ashram (Raman Reti Ashram), Mathura. Gita Manishi Swami Jnananand Maharaj, Govind Giri Maharaj, Amarkantak Maharaj and Kalyanadas Maharaj along with, Karti Harnimadas Maharaj, Swami Karasini Birajanand Maharaj, Awadheshanand Maharaj of Juna-Akhara, and Ramanand Maharaj from Chitrakoot will grace the program. The festivities will continue until 20th February, with Holi celebrations held on 19th. For full program see here.
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