Dear Devotees and dear Friends,
Please accept our dandavats pranams and receive heartly blessings from Srila Gurudeva. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga and all glories to Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji.
Today, Sri Krsna Navami Tithi, the 29th of December, on the most auspicious day of the appearance of nitylila pravista om vishnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vaman Gosvami Maharaja, our most beloved Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaja has entered the eternal pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna at 03.00 AM in Sri Jagannath Ksetra Dham, the transcendental residence of Sri Jagannath Deva, Sri Baladeva and Srimati Subhadra.
We are making arrangements to bring Srila Gurudeva's transcendental body to Sri Navadvip Dham and place it in Samadhi.
More news will follow.
Vaisnavadasanudasa & aspirant for the service of Sri Guru and Vaisnavas
Swami B.V. Madhava & Brajanath das
Update, 29th, Navadvipa, evening
Just now arrived in Sri Kesavji Gaudiya Math in Sri Navadvip Dham. We left Sri Jagannath Puri 16 hours ago with 5 cars following Srila Gurudeva's car. First we went on parikram to Svarga Dwar, then Sri Tota Gopinath, after which we passed Gambhira, then Srila Haridasa Thakur's Bhajan Kutir, and finally we visited Sri Jagannath Mandir. Loaded with Mahaprasada garlands we started for our long journey. All went very well by the causeless mercy of Srila Gurudeva.
We realized how Lord Krsna has arranged everything perfectly to call Srila Gurudeva back to His eternal Goloka pastimes on exactly the same tithi that Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vaman Gosvami Maharaja appeared in this world. Thus, every year on this day the worldwide Vaisnava Community will discuss and hear about the astounding glories of our beloved Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Gosvami Maharaja, and at the same time we will discuss and hear about the equally astounding glories of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Gosvami Maharaja.
We are making arrangements to bring Srila Gurudeva's transcendental body with nagar sankirtan procession through Sri Navadvip at 08.00 AM on the 30th of December, after which it will be placed in Samadhi.
Update: December 31st, 2010
Please accept our dandavats pranams and kindly, always continue to receive heartly blessings from Srila Gurudeva. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga and all glories to Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji.
The devotees performed kirtan filled with deep moods of separation whole night and morning of the 30th December in the Natha Mandir of Sri Kesavji Gaudiya Math; at 07.30 AM Srila Gurudeva's transcendental body was prepared to go on parikram. After Gurupuja it was lovingly placed on a beautiful decorated palanquin and hundreds of devotees followed in procession for Sri Devananda Gaudiya Math to have darshan and perform parikram of Sri Sri Radha Vinode Bihariji, Sri Sri Laksmi Varahadeva, nityalila pravista om vishnupada Sri Srima Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada, the Samadhi Mandir of his Gurumaharaja, nityalila pravista om vishnupada Sri Srimad Bhakti Pragyan Kesava Maharaja, as well as the Samadhi Mandir of nityalila pravista om vishnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vaman Gosvami Maharaja. Next we went to Panchaveni and performed achaman and prayers. Then we returned to our Math where all devotees were allowed to bathe Srila Gurudeva's transcendental body. After dressing and applying transcendental mantras it was placed in Samadhi according to Gaudiya Vaisnava rules and regulations. A schedule for daily offering of arotik and prasadam is in place. It was a most heart touching ceremony which we will remember forever.
In the evening, as well as today morning and evening many wonderful devotees are offering their puspanjali, describing the unlimited transcendental glories of Srila Gurudeva's life and teachings. Tomorrow is the day that all Gaudiya Vaisnavas are invited to observe the Viraha Mahotsava. This will start at 09.00 AM and last till 13.30 PM.