UPDATED - Invitation to Observe Sri Purusottama-Vrata in Sri Purusottama-Dhama


Srila Maharaja speaking on the beach at Jagannath Puri. 
Srila Maharaja speaking on the beach at Jagannath Puri.

Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti Trust
Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha
Mathura (U.P.)
ph. (0565)-502 334, 503 225


ALL GLORIES TO SRI SRI GURU & GAURANGA!

Dear Devotees,

This year, Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti Trust and Sri Bhaktivedanta Trust International, under the auspicious blessings of its present presidents and acaryas, Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja and Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja, are arranging for the devotees to observe the last 15 days of Sri Purusottama Vrata in Sri Purusottama Dhama (Jagannatha Puri).

For 15 days, between August 5 (Thursday) to August 19 (Thursday) 2004, there will be lectures on Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and other bhakti literatures; kirtana, darsana and parikrama of Sri Jagannathaji and other famous pastime-places.

We cordially invite everyone to come and join this festival which will be very inspiring. The total cost is (Rs. 3000 or US $70) only. This amount will cover prasadam, bus-fares and simple lodging for the entire 15 days. This excludes travel to and from Puri Dhama.

For information and registration please contact the following devotees in Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha, Srimad Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaja and Sri Brajanatha dasa as soon as possible.

On behalf of Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti Trust and Sri Bhaktivedanta Trust International,

Sri Bhaktivedanta Tirtha Maharaja
Sri Bhaktivedanta Madhava Maharaja
Sri Brajanath dasa

Address in Jagannath Puri:
Sri Caitanya Gaudiya Matha
Puri
Orissa

Tentative schedule for parikramas during Sri Purusottama Vrata

First day- Sri Gambhira, Siddha Bakula (Haridasa Thakura's bhajana-kuti), Sveta Ganga, Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya's residence, Sri Jagannatha Mandira.

Second day- Appearance-place of Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati 'Prabhupada', Jagannatha Vatika, Sri Gundica Mandira, Sri Nrsimhadeva, Sri Indradyumna Sarovara, etc.

Third day- Bhajana-kuti of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati 'Prabhupada', Cataka Parvata, Tota Gopinatha, darsanas of different Sri Gaudiya Mathas, Yamesvara Tota, etc.

Fourth day- The well of Sri Paramananda Puri, Lokanatha Mahadeva, etc.

Fifth day- Narendra Sarovara, Markandeya Sarovara, etc.

Sixth day- Cakratirtha, Bankim Muhana, Bedi Hanuman.

Seventh day- (by bus) Alalanatha, Bentapura (Sri Ramananda Raya's residence), Madhavi devi's residence.

Eighth day- (by bus) Konarka Suryamandira etc.

Ninth day- (by bus) Bhubanesvara, Lingaraja, Ananta Vasudeva, Bindu Sarovara, Gauri Kunda, Dhavalagiri, Udayagiri etc.

Tenth day- (by bus) Sri Saksi Gopala, the bank of Dandabhanga Nadi, Atharaha Nala, the pada-pitha of Srila Sarasvati Thakura 'Prabhupada' and other pastime-places.

To complete the 15 days this schedule will be interspersed with days when there will be darsanas and hari-katha. Although not included in the schedule, separate arrangements can also be made for devotees to have darsana of Sri Nilamadhava.

Due to some unavoidable circumstances, there may be some changes in the above schedule.

Sri Gaura Premanande!

Mahamantra
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