Diksha-Lite: Initiation without the Tapa
Srila B.V. Puri Maharaja Passes Away at 96
Did you hear the story of the man who rode his tricycle up to the gates of our Mayapura, West Bengal temple to sell ice-cream? He had one of those tricycles you see a lot in India - the ones with a refrigerated box on the back. There’s nothing sells quite like ice-cream on a hot day. Only he wasn’t selling ice-cream at all.
At 9pm IST on March 3, 2009, Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami left this world at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, where he had been brought for medical treatment. He had just reached his 96th year two months before.
Known as Puri Maharaja by devotees and followers, B.V. Puri Goswami was one of the most notable Gaudiya Vaishnava teachers of the 20th century.
B.V. Puri Maharaja Given “Samadhi” Burial in Puri
Srila Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Goswami, one of the foremost Gaudiya Vaishnava teachers of the 20th century, has been given a traditional Samadhi burial in the holy city of Jagannath Puri.
Puri Maharaja, who left this world at Vishakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh on March 3, was transported to Puri later that evening in a refrigated van driven by devotees from the Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mission, which he founded in 1966.
Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja Passes Away After Long Life of Service
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja, the President-Acharya of the international Gaudiya Vaishnava group Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, passed away at 4:30am on March 27th, 2010, at the age of 81.
Book Review: "On the Way to Vaikuntha" by Bon Maharaja
Seminar On Universal Brotherhood in Mumbai, India
Bon Maharaj distinguished himself in the service of the Gaudiya Math, the institution founded by his guru, he was sent to the West as one of Sarasvati Thakur's most trusted missionaries.
The Mumbai branch of the Gaudiya Mission organized a two day international seminar on the theme of “Universal Brotherhood as propagated by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu” on December 1st and 2nd , 2012 in Mumbai. ISKCON’s Radhanath Swami and Bhakti Rasamrita Swami were invited to participate in the seminar.
Wikipedia’s Main Page Shows Growing Recognition of Gaudiya Vaishnavism
IC Conference to Discuss Politics, Gaudiya Math and Religious Freedom
Wikipedia. With 30 million articles written by volunteers worldwide, the free Internet encyclopedia receives nearly 500 million unique visitors a month, and is the fifth most popular website in the world. Since 2011, topics and personalities of importance to Gaudiya Vaishnavas and ISKCON devotees have been appearing, with increasing regularity, on Wikipedia’s main page.
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura – The Saviour of the Disciplic Succession
Forty communications staff will meet in Villa Vrindavana, Italy from May 13th to 16th for the European ISKCON Communications Conference. The conference will tackle several issues that are very relevant to ISKCON today. These include ISKCON and Politics, ISKCON and the Gaudiya Math, and Media and Religious Freedom.
It is the 19th century, the British have already colonized India and western influence has already started taking its shape in Bengal. The British along with Bhadralok (the members of social elite) have already belittled Hinduism and Gaudiya Vaishnavism was no exception. In this period of chaos a great personality - Kedarnath Dutta - took birth amongst the Bhadralok.