116th Vyasa Puja Ceremony Invitation letter


Dear Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,

All glories to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupada and Guru-Parampara (disciplic succession).

Please accept the blessing of my beloved Srila Gurudeva, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaj, and convey the same to all members in your congregation.


His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaja taught through his every action. He excelled in all aspects of devotional practice and there was perhaps no area in which he did not exhibit utmost expertise, diligence and foresight. This ranged from his encyclopedic knowledge of scripture, to maintaining the printing press, to his beautiful singing of kirtan, and impeccable deity worship. Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Maharaja had outstanding love for his godbrothers and was inspired in his glorification of others. He found richness in everyone he met. He had the quality of making one feel so much wanted and their life so much valued. At the same time, he paid the least attention to himself. He was an emblem of humility and simplicity, and his generosity of spirit and kindness touched the hearts of the whole Vaishnava community.

We are greatly indebted to His Divine Grace for his gift–a lifetime of pure devotion, spanning over a century, which we can aspire for, learn from, and discuss about for our own spiritual nourishment. 


On the 28th of September, 2014 we will be celebrating our Srila Gurudeva’s 116th Vyasa-Puja festival at our Jagannath Puri Temple, Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math; Chakratirtha Road (near SONAR GOURANGA temple), Puri (Orissa). 

  It is my humble request that you attend the programs along with all your family members and friends so that we may serve our friends, the Vaisnavas.

 Our programs will start from the day before the anniversary, the 27th of September, with Mangal Arati and Temple/Tulsi Parikram at 4:30am, and will continue through the evening of the next day. 

I was hoping to be able to invite you personally, but my present preaching schedule abroad only allows for sending this invitation letter. Therefore, I am humbly requesting you to please excuse any offence, and graciously attend the programs as per the following schedule to the best of your ability.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

4:30am Mangal Arati and Temple/Tulsi Parikrama

6:30am Nagar Samkirtan (Srila Prabhupada’s birth place, Lord Jagannath temple, Siddha Bokul, etc.)

11:30am Lunch Bhog offering and Bhog Arati

12:30pm Prasadam distribution

5.30 p.m non-stop Hare Krishna Mahamantra congregational chanting at Srila Gurudeva’s Bhajan Kuthir.

6:30p.m Evening Arati, then discourses on the Glories of Guru and Vaisnavas

900p.m Honor Jagannath’s Maha-Prasadam.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

4:30a.m Mangal Arati, then Temple/Tulsi Parikrama

7:00a.m Vyasa-Puja ceremony, then Srila Gurudeva’s Arati and Puspanjali (offering a handful of flowers to Srila Gurudeva’s Lotus Feet)

8:30a.m Mahajan Padavali Kirtan, then discourses on the glories of Guru and Vaisnavas.

11:30am Lunch Bhog offering and Bhog Arati

12:30pm Prasadam distribution

6:30pm Evening Arati, then discourses on the Glories of Guru and Vaisnavas

End of Festival activities.

Sincerely yours in the services of the Supreme Lord and His associates,

BB Bodhayan


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