Srila Maharaja speaking on the beach at Jagannath Puri. 
Srila Maharaja speaking on the beach at Jagannath Puri.
All Glories To Sri Sri Guru & Gauranga!

Dear devotees,

You are cordially invited to Sri Jagannatha Puri this year to observe Sri Purusottama-vrata under the divine and auspicious guidance of om visnupada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja. Sri Krsna Himself is the predominating deity of this month of Purusottama, which comes every thirty-two months, and one attains greater benefit by performing bhajana in this month than in any other month. All Vaisnavas therefore observe Purusottama-vrata with great care and joy.

This Purusottama, there will be a historic festival and parikrama in Jagannatha Puri for fourteen days, between 5th and 19th August. You will get the chance to visit the renowned temples and pastime-places in and around Jagannatha Puri; to take part in tumultuous kirtana; to hear discourses on Srimad-Bhagavatam, Sri Caitanya-caritamrta and other bhakti literatures; to honour delicious maha-prasadam from Sri Jagannatha-deva; and, above all, to engage in real mahat-sanga.

Come and join this unforgettable, spiritual experience…

Places you will visit include: Sri Jagannatha Mandira, Sri Gambira, Siddha Bakula (Srila Haridasa Thakura’s bhajana-kutir), Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's residence, birth-place of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Jagannatha Vatika, Sri Gundica Mandira, Sri Nrsimhadeva, Sri Indradyumna Sarovara, bhajana-kutir of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Tota Gopinatha, Yamesvara Tota, the well of Sri Paramananda Puri, Lokanatha Mahadeva, Cakratirtha, Alalanatha, Sri Ramananda Raya’s residence, Sri Madhavi-devi’s residence, Bhuvanesvara, Lingaraja, Ananta Vasudeva, Bindu Sarovara, Sri Saksi Gopala, and much more…

Days will be set aside wholly for hari-katha, rest and meetings with Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. Separate arrangements can also be made for devotees who wish to have darsana of Sri Nilamadhava.

To be able to make good arrangements for your lodging, for cooking, for bus excursions and for a suitable venue for hari-katha, we need to know at the earliest whether or not to expect you. Please therefore register your name with Brajanath Prabhu or Vrnda-devi dasi as soon as possible. Further notices about this festival will be posted on shortly, and will include details about the small registration fee for the festival, the venue for the festival, and the exact schedule for the parikrama. We hope you will be able to attend.

To register, so that we may better be able to look after you, please send a short email to or .

On behalf of Bhaktivedanta Trust International,

Tridandi Swami Bhaktivedanta Madhava
Sriman Premananda dasa Brahmacari
Sriman Brajanath dasa Adhikari

Sri Gaura-premanande!