Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupad's Disappearance Day

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupad's
Disappearance Day at Radha Damodar 

Temple - Vrindavan

Today we share with you a report posted today by prabhu Subal Das at VINA News Blog - - This time is a beautiful picture report and video of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas celebration by which it was commemorated the 74 disappearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad at Sri Sri Radha Damodar Mandir in Vrindavan.


"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupad - The Greatest Hero of The Divine Love."   

This is a video interview with Krishna Balaram Goswami of Radha Damodar Mandir in Vrindavan about the remarkable contribution of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupad to India and the entire world.

In front of Srila Jiva Goswami Samadhi

Pushpa Samadhi of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupad

Hari Katha on the Rupa Goswami Samadhi's Hall

Historical day

Gaudiya Vaishnava Library

Krishna Balaram Goswami talking about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupad

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Sriman Valihara Das - Bhakti Yoga Sanga

Sriman Valihara das prabhu
Mission and Preaching - Italy

Today we share with all of you news from the Bhakti Yoga Sanga - Gaudiya Vaisnava Ashram - founded by Sriman Valihara das prabhu, and his mission and preaching in Italy.  

In his web site , it is said:

Valihara das is an experienced teacher of bhakti yoga, the yoga of love, and belongs to a line of authentic spiritual masters in the ancient Vedic tradition known as Gaudiya Vaishnavism.  He is the founder of Bhakti Yoga Sanga and for many years taught the science of yoga.

Valihara das was born in Milan in 1955. In his youth searching for a spiritual view of reality led him to make contact with Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who in 1975 accepted him as his disciple and gave him the name of Valihara das. For many years, following the instructions of his master, he undertook to make known the principles of the philosophy of bhakti to a number of people actively participating in the mission founded by his master.

In 1993 Valihara das during a trip to Vrindavan, India, met Srila Puri Goswami Maharaja Bhaktivaibhava, great realized soul, the spiritual brother and friend of Srila Prabhupada. Valihara das was impressed by his spiritual depth and became his disciple, receiving from him deep and inspiring spiritual instruction and a strong spiritual determination to spread more and more the message of Sri Chaitanya.

Bhakti Yoga Sanga 
Gaudiya Vaisnava Ashram
Founder Sriman Valihara Das

At the Bhakti Yoga Sanga blog there are several articles published by Bhakta das which show the preaching activities of Sriman Valihara das prabhu.

The Ashram

The ashram is a vital center of spirituality whose members open their hearts to the vision of the Absolute. And 'the place of Divine Love, in which we pray to be able to act in a feeling of neglect under the gentle and careful guidance of the Guru, the divine master.


All shares in the ashram like to be considered always active, possessing the heart of the vocation to be the most insignificant. No one is motivated by selfish interest and exploitation, with a growth of artificial and illusory inner life.

Bhakti Yoga Sanga

Bhakti Yoga Sanga is an association that aims to introduce the techniques of bhakti yoga according to the teachings of the Vaishnava spiritual tradition, Sri Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Sampradaya.

The members of the association, under the loving guidance of a teacher and expert, learn to perceive the spiritual freedom, collaborating and supporting each other in a simple and natural lifestyle.

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Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaj - Samadhi

Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaj's Samadhi

Today we share with you a report posted yesterday by prabhu Subal Das at VINA News Blog -
8 January, 1am at Keshihari - Midnapur Dist. 
Sanyasis, senior devotees, followers and bhaktas from different parts of India and the world on Sankirtan are waiting to Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaj.

His Divine Grace's body arrived from Kolkata and continuous the parikram procession around the temple.

His dear disciples and associates are decorating the transcendental body.

The most beloved last darshan on mongol artik time.

Devotees from different missions has came to take the last darshan from the last Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupad's disciple who decided enter into the Nitya lila.

Srila Hrisikesh Maharaj and Srila Tapasvi Maharaj the personal servants of Srila Bhakti Kumud Santo Maharaj are giving the last service to his transcendental body on these historical and memorial date.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Yati Maharaj hosting the procession of his beloved Gurudev.

Samadhi Mandir at 5am.

Lovely effort.

at 9am Kirtan and Parikram.

Srila Vishnu Maharaj leading the offerings.

The Maha Samadhi of His Divine Grace Nityalila Pravista Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Sri Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaj at Sri Gouranga Math in Keshihari, Midnapur Dist. W. Bengal - India.

"Dear Radharaman! You are crossing this ocean at a very young age. Lord Krishna bestow His Mercy upon you"
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad

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Sri Srimad Bhakti Kumud Sant Goswami Maharaj´s departure (3)

A short life-sketch of  

Sri Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaj

by Rames Das

 The Founder - Acharya of Sri Gauranga Math (Kesiary), Sri Chaitanya Ashram (Kharagpur, Puri, Calcutta) and Sri Gaur Saraswat Santa Gaudiya Math (Chhekati and Baradiya)

Eternally sheltered at the lotus feet of The Founder - Acharya of World wide Sri Gaudiya Math and Jagadguru Om Vishnupad Paramhans Parivrajakacharya 108 Sri Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Thakur Prabhupada .

 The appearance of His Divine Grace Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaja took place in the auspicious place related to the place of appearance of Srila Shyamananda and Srila Rasikananda, in the Medinapur district of West Bengal. He appeared mercifully on 2nd day of Baisakh of 1921 the first month of Bengali Calendar in the house of well-renowned astrologer, doctor and landlord, Sri Vaikunthanath Roy in the village "Narma". His mother Srimati Ratnamayi Devi was a devout lady absorbed in worships. He was the third and youngest son of his father and his name given by his father was "Radharaman". Usually he used to remain immersed in the worship of Sri Anantdeva and Sri Gopal dev, on contrary of passing time in playing as other children used to.

By the divine planning of Lord Krishna, the stalwart disciples of Srila Prabhupada , like Bhakti Hridoy Bon Maharaja, Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaja, Bhakti Dayita Madhava Maharaja, could point out the para-normal attitude of the child, Sri Radharaman and got astonished at the same. His father also Sri Radha Madanmohanji, Sri Chaitanya Ashram, Behala Calcutta discussed with devotees about the possibility of the study of Sri Radharaman at the Sri math. When the devotees discussed this point with Srila Prabhupada , the latter readily allowed for the same. To see whether the child can adjust in the math, the eleven year child Sri Radharaman was taken to Sri math by his father.

 The child was attracted by the effulgence of divine lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada and showed his inclination to stay with him He was admitted to the New Indian School near Scottish Church College of Calcutta. During his study, he used to participate in the Kirtan and different programs of Sri math. His natural aptitude for Sankirtan and his sweet voice pleased Srila Prabhupada and the then Sannyasis. During his study he was given Sri Harinam. After the completion of the study at the school, he was sent to study Sanskrit by Gour Das Pandit, at Sri Mayapur.

Srila Prabhupada organized a colossal spiritual exhibition from 3rd Feb to 17th March, 1930 at Sri Mayapur and engaged Sri Radharaman in different services in this. Pleased by serving temperament of Sri Radharaman, Srila Prabhupada gave him saffron dress on 20th March of 1930. Srila Prabhupada organized an unparalleled exhibition in Dacca on 6th Jan, 1933 for extending the Vedic knowledge to the mass public. Having seen the unexpected capability of explaining the subject matter of the exhibition on the basis of scripture to the visitors, Srila Prabhupada was pleased at Sri Radharaman and sent him with Sri Srimad Bhakti Hridoy Bon maharaja for preaching program at several places of present day Bangladesh. 

Afterwards, Srila Prabhupada entrusted him with the responsibility of Sri Prapanna Ashram, located at Brahmanpara in the district of Howrah. Being satisfied by his efficient and single-handed management and preaching he was sent to Pai-Bareili, Shikarpur, Karachi, Pune etc. for disseminating Krishna Katha in Hindi Language. 

Sri Radharaman was sent by Srila Prabhupada to Burma for preaching on 8th March 1936. When Sri Radharaman was leaving for Rangoon, Srila Prabhupada came personally to see him off and he told him while adorning him with his prasadi mala "Dear Radharaman! You are crossing this ocean at a very young age. May Lord Krishna bestow His Mercy upon you". During his preaching at Mandalay, when he read Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita and came across the verse "Jivera Svaroop hoy Krishner nitya das", he was inspired to write an article "Guru dasatva hoy mor parichay". He sent this article to Srila Prabhupada for its publication in "Daily Nadia Prakash".

After going through the article Srila Prabhupada was extremely pleased at the faultless content of the article, blessed Sri Radharaman and ordered Srila Puri Maharaja to print the same in the daily paper. 

Later on, Sri Radharaman went for circumambulation of Sri Mayapur, following the order of Srila Prabhupada. Pleased by his selfless service, Srila Prabhupada bestowed his blessing to him giving him the title of "RAGA KUMUD". In the appreciation of Sri Radha Raman he wrote: 

geetsevanuraktaya vipulotsahasamyuje
drahmachari padanka SRI radharaman sangyine
dhan pracharinisamsat satyaistasmai pradiyate 
rag kumud ityaitadupanamadya sadaram
sunishuvasushuvhramshu shake mayapure vare
phalgun purnimayat sri gauravirvhava vasare

Therefore, the word "Kumud" was latter on used in the sannyas name of Sri Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswarni Maharaja.

Srila Prabhupada installed the Sri Vigraha in Gaudiya Math., Madras on 23rd Jan, 1932. After the completion of Sri Navadwip Dham Parikrama, Srila Prabhupada sent Sri Radha Raman Das to Madras for preaching, with Sannyasis. But, on 1st Jan 1937, at 5.00 a.m., Srila Prabhupada left his disciples drowned in the ocean of separation and distress at Sri Gaudiya math. Baghbazar, Calcutta. This news aggrieved Sri Radharaman, he left Madras at once and returned to Calcutta with Srila Bhakti Dayit Madhav Maharaja and from there went to Sri Chaitanya Math Mayapur.

After the demise of Srila Prabhupada , Sri Radharaman travelled extensively and had darshan of different pilgrimage with Srila Bhakti Bhudeva Srauti Maharaja. After the completion of Tirthatan, he went to his native place and started austerity and bhajan near the temple of Sri Sri Radha Kishori Mohan Jiu. During this time Srila Prabhupada appeared in his dream and ordered him to accept the renounced order of life and preach the teachings of Lord Chaitanya. Following the order of his spiritual master, Sri Radharaman Das took Sannyas from Srila Bhakti Vichar Yayabar Maharaj at the auspicious premises of Lordship Sri Sri Kshira Chora Gopinathji, at Remuna on 12th Feb, 1942. He was named as Srimad Bhakti Kumud Santa. For continuous 32 years, he preached throughout India and directed the Mayapur Navadwip Dham Parikrama along with Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj. He rendered the service of offering melodious bhajans and eloquent lectures for the pleasure of Vaishnavas which is still remembered by the senior Vaishnavas.

His Divine Grace inspired the souls to take darshan of Holy places by organising spiritual tour programs, in which he used to outline the importance of such places elaborately. He went abroad in 1975 for propagating the timeless teachings of Srila Prabhupada and inundated the countries like Great Britain, West Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Belgium with the same.

He installed his loving Deities Sri Radha Gopinath, Sri Sri Radha Govindji and Sri Radha Madanmohanji resp. at Sri Gauranga Math. Kesiary, Sri Chaitanya Ashram Kharagpur and Sri Chaitanya Ashram Behala, Calcutta. They are being served with utmost devotion by him and his disciples. Later on, due to the repeated loving insistence of his disciples, he started Sri Chaitanya Ashram Puri where the deity is called Sri Radha Raman after his Brahmachari name. At Chheketi, located in uttar 24 parganas, Sri Sri Radha Madhav Ji is served with love in Sri Gaur Saraswat Sant Gaudiya Math.

His service to the Vaishnava literature is also worth - appreciating contribution for the vaishnava as well as entire humanity. His books like "Samlape Shiksha", "Patre Upadesh", "Geeta Siddhant Sar", "Sant Vani", "Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhur Jiveni", "Sadhan Kan", "Damodar Vrat Mahatmya", "Bhakti Geeti", "Diksha" have been casting divine light on the royal path of pure devotion. Besides these books, he translated into Bengali a few books which "Moh mudgar" and "Moh Kuthar" are important.

Starting from the tender age of 11 years, he has now completed his 87 years at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada , serving incessantly Sri Guru and Gauranga, Vaishanvas and entire world.  
Therefore, on this auspicious occasion of the appearance day of our most reverened Srila Guru Maharaja, we pray at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada that he please keep his glittering lamp burning for a long long time, so that souls like ourselves, engrossed in darkness, may get light for proceeding in the ultimate path of devotion.

Father and Mother of Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaj

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Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja's Departure (2)

Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja by Swami B.A. Paramadvaiti

My dear devotees,
Please accept my dandavat pranam.

This is to inform you that Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja, one of the last living disciples of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada has departed for Goloka Vrindavan.

Srila Santa Maharaja was an outsanding preacher through his life. He was very dear to his godbrothers and to his Spiritual Master. Srila Santa Maharaja left the world in Calculta where he had spending the last years in his bed, deeply absorbed in the welfare of all living entities. Despite of his state of being abscend minded from the mundane fares, he still received thousands of visitors and even initiated many new sannyasis into the preaching invitation his gurudeva made to the whole world.

   Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja

Strict sannyas general, he capted eiaght eract in giving amazing example. It was also fantastic to see that His disciple, Bhakti Vichar Bharati Maharaja in mayapur, was able to open Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja's glorious Mandir on the Bhaktisddhanta road, just a few months before the final samadhi of Srila Santa Maharaja.

     Sri Santa Goswami Gaudiya Math in Sridham Mayapur

Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja has established many beautiful mandirs in India and also traveled around the world preaching the glories of Lord Caitanya in England, Germany and USA. I personally met him many times, because he used to always come to visit Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhara Maharaja and to
Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Maharaja's functions; always describing himself as his juniors. He joined Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada's Mission when he was still a young  boy and, as he told me personally, Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Maharaja had been a tutor for him in his early stages of math's life.

    Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Maharaja (left), Srila Bhakti Kumud
    Santa Maharaja (center) and Srila Bhakti Vigyan Bharati Maharaja (right)

Srila Santa Maharaj was an enthusiastic and fired preacher, who spare no effort to defend the Bhakti - Siddhanta. Anyhow, but on the very personal level he was extremely kind and affectionate and always able in many occasions to rejoice and witness  his caring nature. He and His disciples were also caring members of the World Vaishnava Association, even for some many years they were intensely preocupied with his state of health.

Santa Maharaja's glories will be heard all over. Recently I visited Surya Kund in Braj, where one of his sannyas disciple called Madhusudhan Maharaj is taking care of the restored Surya Narayan Mandir, and I saw a big and beautifull picture of Him being worshiped there, that was my greatest joy.

     Deity of Surya - Narayan at Surya Kunda

His sannyasis and disciples will continue His legacy which increase power and love getting his backing now directly from the Spiritual World. Even though it is sad that we miss His physicall association now, it is also glorious and extathic how this last great acarya of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur, held up the banner of preaching even while lying in the bed.

I want to share with all of you a special thing what happened:
Another sannyasi, also called Santa Maharaja, left the world on the same day in Lima - Peru;  he had received his sannyas name Bhakti Vedanta Santo Maharaja in respected memory of Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja for being excelent preacher for more than 20 years.

By mystical arrangement of Srimati Radharani, this two Santa Maharaja left this world practically at the same hour.

    Sripad Bhakti Vedanta Santa Maharaja

Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Maharaja, ki jay!

B.A. Paramadvaiti - WVA Secretary
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