Srila Narayana Maharaja has been in Oahu, Hawaii for the past six weeks on a writing retreat. He has been staying in the home of Sripad Vrndavana prabhu on the North Shore, as he has been doing for the past few winters.

On January 7th, a short darsana was held in his quarters. During the darsana, he told the fifteen devotees present, “Here, I have finished Rasa-pancajayee. Now, I am going to finish Catur-sloki Srimad-Bhagavatam, with commentaries of so many of our acaryas such as; Sridhara Swami, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Srila Jiva Gosvami, Sri Vallabhacarya, Srila Prabhupada Vivrtti, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and others. I have finished Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika and Radha-krsna-ganoddesa-dipika. I am also going to translate Navadvipa Dhama Mahatmya, written in Bengali by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, into Hindi.”

Srila Narayana Maharaja will go to Kona on January 12th, where a hari-katha festival will be held from January 13th-19th. When asked what he will speak about during the festival, he replied, “Whatever Krsna inspires me to speak, I will speak. Maybe I will speak about the sweet pastimes of Krsna. First, Narada-carita, then Prahlada-carita, Bharata-carita, then Tenth Canto, and especially the glorification of the gopis.

“At first I wanted to speak on Madhurya-kadambini, which I spoke about in Govardhana during Kartika. If everyone will like this topic, I will speak on that first.”

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Sripad Madhava Maharaja distributing Sri Radha-Govinda (from Jaipura) maha-prasadam, sent to Srila Narayana Maharaja by a devotee in India.

Looking at the proposed cover for Gopi-gita (Srila Narayana Maharaja’s lectures given in 1991-1992), which will be published in the next few months. He gave his suggestions for improvement.

Savitri didi telling that she has been putting up posters and distributing flyers all around the island, for the festival in Kona.