Diary: 12th to 15th July 2011

“Days pass”
Please accept our humble obeisance.
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

GM’s activities during these 4 days have not been as intense as those of the previous days. You could say that these 4 days are more relaxed than the past 2 months in the sense He has not been traveling for considerable distances and there was no special festival during these days and to my knowledge no planned meetings. Guru Maharaj has been giving classes on Bhagavad Gita in the evening. At bedtime Guru Maharaj relaxes with the Krishna book. I asked the devotee of Iran every night to help me with Guru Maharaj and please take the service of reading, as I have to admit that my mispronunciation of some words is a disturbance to GM. Fortunately he has accepted and has been doing this service for all these nights. 


Diary: 11 Jul 2011

“THE RETURN Ekadasi Rath Yatra”
Please accept our humble obeisance.
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

Following the events of this July 11, a little past 1 pm, I went to the terrace to take my Ekadasi prasadam. The servants were taking their turns and the servant who was with GM needed help, so Daresha suggested I go to get help. Guru Maharaj was getting ready to go to the place where the Coaches depart with Jagannath Subadra Baladeva to return to their temple, as I mentioned in one of the last reports, it is known as ISKCON Jagannath Temple, which is relatively nearby. A devotee of Iran has been helping us from Kolkata. 


Diary: 10 Jul 2011 – Mayapur

Please accept our humble obeisance.
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
This July 10 was the first day of GM in Mayapur after his long journey . He has resumed again to follow His regular activities established a year ago when he returned from his long stay in Los Angeles and promised to remain in the Dhama most of the year.
When I finished my last shift at about 6am, I was still resting. Gauranam who had just arrived later and told me about the plans, so I suggested it would be good to let him rest .At about 2pm He was taking his lunch and then afternoon break. Several devotees arrived on the terrace and were there to take darshan of Guru Maharaj.


Diary: A LONG JOURNEY to Mayapur

“A LONG JOURNEY to Mayapur”
Please accept our humble obeisance.

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.

After submitting the previous report it is now 6am on 9th July. I was told that Guru Maharaj would go to Mayapur this afternoon.Guru Maharaj had gone to the temple to take darshan of the Deities. It was for about 1 hour and then we headed for the pandal ceremony for initiation that took place there.
In the room Guru Maharaj had about 30 bags or more, all of different sizes, colors and shapes. Daresha had rented a small truck to send all direct to Mayapur with Siromani. Soon the car arrived and we loaded all the bags onto the car.


Caitanya Lila – Day2 -transcript- must read

(transcribed by HG Jayaraseswari mataji)


Yesterday we discussed about Srivas. Today we are going to discuss about
Gadadhara Pandit and tomorrow Advaita. Tomorrow we are going to Shantipur.
….I am studying poetry. Lord Caitanya said, oh you are reading poetry, let
hear some poetry. Ha! Ha! Then Gadadhara composed some poetry and Nimai
said , well what are the characters of liberations? Or tell us something
liberation. So he said, well you have to suffer first and then only you can
liberation and he quoted some verse and Lord Caitanya He said that is not
liberation and told him like you go should go back home study again and I
see you tomorrow. And like this every day He was defeating him. He is the
of Saraswati the goddess of learning, so naturally He would defeat everyone.
Later when He took initiation in Gaya, He came back and He was a devotee and
from that time this Gadadhara joined His sankirtan party and  Pundarik
Vidhyanidhi was there. So Lord Caitanya, He would call out: Pundarik!
Pundarik! And devotees thought that well, He is just calling the name of


Navadwip Mandala Parikrama Day 6 Part 1 (13/3/11)

Navadvip Mandala Parikrama-day 6(13th March 2011)  Today is the 6th day of
our parikrama.Since the last 5 days many devotees in Mayapur have been
hearing how ecstatic it is visiting all the 4 parikrama parties everyday.
This morning we had about forty devotees following Guru Maharaja on his car
parikrama. We had devotees from Sweden, Ecuador, Russia, Switzerland and
Spain following Guru Maharaja in six vehicles. Looks like Guru Maharaja’s
party had become the fifth parikrama party! Though ours was the smallest,
yet it was the fastest Parikrama party!  Our first party to be visited for
this morning was the International party at Simantini. This was the same
place where we met the Russian party yesterday morning.


Navadwip Mandala Parikrama Day 5 (12-03-11)

Today is the 5th day of the Navadwip Mandala Parikrama. It is so ecstatic to
be in the Parikrama, to immerse in hearing the transcendental pastimes of
Sri Mahaprabhu, sitting in the very same place where these pastimes took
place,chanting and singing the holy names, walking in the dust of dhama, to
take bath in the holy Ganga and be in the association of devotees. We really
look forward to go on this special parikrama every morning. For us (the
servants) it is special because we get to go along with Guru Maharaja and
get to visit all the four parikrama groups everyday. Guru Maharaja had the
darshan of Their Lordships and departed from Iskcon Mayapur at 7.30am. It
was a breezy and sober morning after the stormy night. We headed towards
Simantini to meet the Russian Party but they had not reached yet.


Navadwip Mandala Parikrama Day 4 Part 2 (11/3/11)

While driving back to Mayapur Guru Maharaja shared couple of very
interesting informations with us. He said today he traveled through all the
nine islands by car. Then he was describing how he traveled all the nine
islands simply by visiting all the four parikrama parties. He has got the
whole map of Navadwip in his mind. Our discussion led to the mahasanga of
all the parikrama parties which will take place on the 14th March especially
the place where they are all going to meet. At that point Guru Maharaja said
that we could have even organised all the parikrama parties to get together
at the land next to our Panca Tattva Hall. He said Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur
has described in Bhakti Bhavataranga, how he saw the lila of Lord Caitanya
and his entire sankirtan party transformed into Krsna and gopis performing
rasa lila right here at Antardwipa. He continued that actually Srila
Prabhupada has said that our Iskcon Mayapur Radha Madhava temple hall is
located in Rudradwip, Pancatattva Temple Hall is located in Antardwip and
Nrshingadev altar is in the border of both the islands. As we were listening
to this wonderful discussion we saw a big gust of wind blowing all over. We
were passing Mayapur Nama Hatta Building when this happened. Some small
trees got uprooted,branches and twigs fell all over the road leading to
Iskcon Mayapur.Our car was in the middle of whirlpool of sands, dirts and
plastic bags. After seeing this violent storm, GM requested us to call
Sankarshan Nitai Prabhu and find out how are the parikrama devotees are
doing at the camp site? After 10 mins Sankarshan Nitai Prabhu called us and
said that some of tents at the camp site were destroyed by the strong wind
and some parikrama devotees been ferried back to Iskcon Mayapur.

Your Servant,
Maha Varaha D


Navadwip Mandala Parikrama Day 4 (11/3/11) Part 1

Today is the 4th day of the parikrama. At 7.15am Guru Maharaja came down to
the temple hall to take darshan. He comes down from His quarters to the
temple hall through the Caitanya exhibition hall using the newly installed
elevator. Unfortunately an embarrassing incident took place this morning.
The key for the grill gate which divides the temple hall and exhibition hall
was misplaced. Guru Maharaja waited for almost five minutes and while He was
waiting, I saw the devotee who was pushing the wheelchair slowly stepped far
away from Guru Maharaja, fearing he may get scolded. This is the second time
such thing has happened. It was very embarrassing for me because at least 8
of us were there with Guru Maharaja but none made sure if the key is with us
or went ahead to open the gate. Guru Maharaja kept himself quite and decided
to leave without darshan. Guru Maharaja has very high level of tolerance. He
tolerates our mistakes so much. But one should not take advantage of His
kindness. Anyway let’s get back with the parikrama now.


GM Diary – Navadwipa Mandala Parikrama Day 3 (10/3/11)

Today is the 3rd day of the Navadvip Mandala Parikrama. Our first group to
be visited today was the International party in Naimisharanya. When we were
about to go out from the Lotus Building through the exit of Caitanya
exhibition Hall,we heard the beautiful greeting kirtan for Their Lordship
Sri Panca Tattva’Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu doya kore moreeee….’ was going
on in the temple hall. Guru Maharaja told us to wheel him down towards the
temple hall for taking darshan of the deities. We left Iskcon Mayapur at
7.30am and drove towards Naimisharanya. While driving down we were told by
the manager of the party that Naimisharanya cannot be accessed by car and we
should meet them at Pushkar Tirtha. So we changed our plan and drove to
Pushkar Tirtha which is just a kilometre by walk before Naimisharanya. We
reached Pushkar Tirtha but the International party was yet to reach.