- Tuesday, 11 April 2006
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 April 2006
A report with photos
On the morning of March 14, 2006, Srila Narayana Maharaja went to Sri Devananda Gaudiya Matha to install the deity of Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana Maharaja. Srila Vamana Maharaja is the previous acarya of Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti. He departed from this world, and entered the eternal lila of the Lord, during the month of Kartik last year.
Over 15,000 devotees were there for the auspicious occasion of the installation. There was much pomp and circumstance when Srila Narayana Maharaja arrived - devotees sounded bugles, threw flower petals and sang loud kirtana.
Upon arrival, Srila Narayana Maharaja offered obeisances to his Gurudeva, Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja. Simultaneously, all the assembled devotees offered obeisances to Srila Narayana Maharaja.
Srila Paryataka Maharaja, present acarya of Sri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti, offered arati to Srila Narayana Maharaja while Krsna dasa brahmacari sang Sri Guru Carana Padma.
[After offering his obeisances to his Gurudeva, Srila Bhakti Prajnana
Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, and his God-brother Srila Bhaktivedanta Vamana
Maharaja, Srila Narayana Maharaja began his discourse:]
[Endnote 1: Srila Narayana Maharaja, Srila Trivikrama Maharaja and Srila Vamana Maharaja all took sannyasa initiation together. They are the first three sannyasi disciples of their spiritual master, Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja.]
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