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Dear Devotees,

On the occasion of the Gaura Purnima Festival 2021, we announce the launch of a new book “The Spark of Renaissance”. Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu was present in India and as a mere by- product of His presence on this planet; He sparked the energy that hit Europe and caused the Renaisssance. You can download from Amazon Worldwide

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By Dhirnayak dasa, Utkal-Banga Padayatra leader

The Utkal-Banga Padayatra has celebrated its first Gaura-purnima festival, the first appearance day of our beloved Sri Gaurasundar. We were at Dhajhola village about 15km from Odagaon, its nearest service town. The villagers were very accommodating and padayatra stayed there for twenty-five days because some of our party went for Navadvipa-mandala Parikrama while the rest of us remained to serve Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar and our oxen. The village

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By Giriraj Swami

Today we are celebrating the appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna, who descended in the age of Kali in the role of a devotee. He appeared on what we now call Gaura-purnima, in the evening of the full moon day in the month of Phalguna. At the time, there was a lunar eclipse, and as was the tradition, as recommended in scripture, Hindus immersed themselves in the Ganges and chanted the holy names. Eclipses are considered inauspicious,

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As we come closer to Gaura Purnima, the most auspicious appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, we celebrate the ‘Be a Gardener Campaign’, as we sow and water the seeds of Bhakti. Now, we have an opportunity to do good for others, to nurture them as Lord Chaitanya tells us in Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita—by becoming a gardener. Be a gardener and plant the seed of bhakti in others’ hearts. As a gardener, we read Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, and share it with others.

Srila Prabhupada put his hea

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Gaura Purnima is now just around the corner with 10 days to go!
we humbly urge you all to come forward and make the Abhishek ceremony a success with your generous donations.
It is once in a year opportunity to directly bath the Lord with your items, so why not seize it and get all the blessings of Lord Gaura?!
anarpita-carīṁ cirāt karuṇayāvatīrṇaḥ kalau
samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasāṁ sva-bhakti-śriyam
hariḥ puraṭa-sundara-dyuti-kadamba-sandīpitaḥ
sadā hṛdaya-kandare sphuratu vaḥ śacī-
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Hare Krishna
Please accept our humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.
This year, by the mercy of Srila Prabhupada and all the Vaishnavas, we will be organizing another Sravan Utsava Mela so that all visiting and resident devotees can get the opportunity to hear and relish nectarean Hari katha from some of our society’s senior devotees.
Dates: 25th to 28th February, 2022.
There will be four seminars a day. Detailed schedule of the same has been attached for your kind refe
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Gaura Purnima is the celebration of most auspicious and adorable advent of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – The Golden Avatara.

The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to establish Sankirtana Movement – the yuga dharma for this age of Kali. He appeared on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna in the year 1486 AD at Sridham Mayapura as the son of Sri Jagannath Mishra and Srimati Sachidevi.

In the revealed scriptures Lord Krsna was predicted to appear as Golden Avatara(in

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Early Miracles Of Caitanya Mahaprabhu

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By Amala Bhakta Dasa

Though Lord Caitanya is known as Krsna’s hidden incarnation,
His biographers have preserved accounts of His displays of divinity.

SOON AFTER LORD CAITANYA began His movement for chanting the holy name of the Lord (sankirtana), many of His followers would sing, dance, and play musical instruments for many hours in glorification of Lord Krsna. Some envious brahmanas resented the Lord’s increasing power and influence over the people and decided to try to check Him at any cost.

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Gaura Purnima with Srila Prabhupada

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By HG Srutakirti das

I was fortunate to be with Srila Prabhupada in 1975 when Prabhupada was here in Mayapur for Gaura-purnima in March. And what I wanted to try to do, although it’s not so possible to do, but I am going to try anyway to give just a little bit of an idea of being with Prabhupada and some of the things that Srila Prabhupada was seeing. Not that I know how he was seeing them, but what he was seeing. Because what he did was he traveled around the world in two months at the time. H

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Gaura Purnima by Jayapataka Swami

 

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Paramananda madhavam sri caitanya isvaram. The situation in Navadvip and the whole of India that time was that people were religious but they were not spiritual. They were religious just to show on the outside but actually they did not know the purpose of religion. People spent a lot to marry off their daughter, to put on a big show to show that they were very religious. One such wealthy had no more daughters to marry off then he married a female cat or a female dog or some demigod. So this w

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Special Gaura Purnima Mercy

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By Lilasuka dasi

Any activity that you begin on Gaura Purnima day becomes very auspicious. There is a special, true story in this regard. On the afternoon of Gaura Purnima, a few of us were chanting bhajans in the temple room for the pleasure of their Lordships Sri Sri Gaura Nitai. As we were doing so, a large group of about twenty-five students came in and Gauranatraj das began to give them a tour of the temple room.

He began his tour in front of Srila Prabhupada and then they visited each alt

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By Ekalavya Das
 
Ekalavya Das is a disciple of His Holiness Lokanath Swami and is scheduled to receive Sannyasa (the renounced order of life) on Gaura Purnima, March 28, 2021, in Sri Pandharpur Dham, India. Ekalavya Das was born in New York City in 1965, the same year that Srila Prabhupada came to New York to start the Krishna consciousness movement, ISKCON. Ekalavya Das will be the first ISKCON second-generation sannyasi from North America. Joining the movement as a full-time brahmachari (cel
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By Sacinandana Swami

To better understand Sri Chaitanya let us ask the question: What induces the Lord to appear?

The answer to this question will help us benefit the most from this auspicious day.

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu appears when a devotee sincerely cries for His appearance. It is the urgent call of Draupadi that made the Lord appear and cover her with cloth. Similarly, it was Advaita Acarya’s calling in “a thunderous voice” that shook the Lord’s seat in Vaikuntha and made Him come down t

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Colour by Bhaktimarga Swami

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I want to wish everyone a happy Gaura Purnima for tomorrow, and may the magic of that day wear on. It is the birthday of Sri Chaitanya, great philosopher, pragmatist and idealist; the Supreme in many ways. His coming to the world is found in texts such as The Bhagavatam. My whole day, in lock-down, is not really stressful at all. I have the chance to read, write and of course continue my encouragement calls, as well as dwell on Chaitanya.

After a good sleep, I woke to see my first cardinal of t

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Gaura tattva by Giriraj dasa

Guara Tattva

the most auspicious Gaura Purnima, appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabu.

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita 4.9

janma karma ca me divyam evaṁ yo vetti tattvataḥ
tyaktvā dehaṁ punar janma naiti mām eti so ’rjuna

One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.

So Krishna is saying that if we know Krishna, or His actions, in tattva then we will not take birth

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The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

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From Back to Godhead

By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who was also known as Visvambhara (“Lord of the universe”), appeared in Bengal, India, 489 years ago and taught love of Krsna. The Vedic scriptures, such as the Vedas, Upanisads, Vedanta-sutra and especiallyBhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, all reveal Krsna to be the Supreme Truth and the dearmost friend of every living being. Lord Krsna says in Bhagavad-gita “Give up all other forms of religion and surrender to Me. I

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Once Narada Muni could see that Kali yuga was going to come very soon.

So, he thought he will ask Krishna what the solution for this was, so he went to Dwaraka.

That time Krishna was staying at the house of Satyabhama and he had to inform Rukmini that He was going to her palace.

So, she had cleaned the palace with all her maidservants, and she got the kids dressed up.

She got the pandits there to chant Vedic mantras.

She had filled water pots and banana leaves also trees of sugar cane.

She did

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Day 1: Hosting of the flag and festival inauguration
 
It is all by the blessings and mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as we happily welcome you all to Sri Mayapur Gaura Purnima 2021. Do not hesitate to join us whether present in Mayapur or not!
 
With the raising of Garuda and Hanuman flag, officially the Gaura Purnima festival has begun in Mayapur. Honored by the presence of HH Jayapataka Swami Maharaj, after such a long absence from the crowds in Mayapur. Guru Maharaj has been indoors
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It is all by the blessings and mercy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as we happily welcome you all to Sri Mayapur Gaura  Purnima 2021. Do not hesitate to join us whether present in Mayapur or not! For guest house bookings, please write to gprb108@gmail.com. For Parikrama inquiries and participation, please visitnavadwipaparikrama.com For Gaura Purnima Sponsorhips, Donations etc… Click Me!

Gaura Purnima Festival Schedule 2021

07th March Devotees Arrival
08th to 11th March Sravana Utsav
09th M
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The darkness of kali yuga is everywhere around us, but it is also within us. This is the main problem! It is said that when we are looking at a jewel, that ornament appears to look more beautiful when placed against a blackish background. So in this way, Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur explained that at the time of the appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, kali yuga had become darker. It is said that kali yuga showed its darker feature during this time, just to highlight the golden avatar. So now

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