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Bhagavata Saptaha in Gopinatha Bhavan – Nov 12 to 19

 

Bhagavata Saptaha in Sri Gopinatha Bhavan
Nov 12 to Nov 19 – Vrindavan, INDIA
— from 8 am to 12 pm
Speaker – Kumari Savita dasi
Translater to English – Janaki didi

“This Bhagavatam is the essence of all Vedanta philosophy because its subject matter is the Absolute Truth, is the ultimate reality, one without a second. The goal of this literature is exclusive devotional service unto that Supreme Truth: kaivalyaika prayojanam.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 12.13.12) – BBT translation.

 

 

Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja said, ”What is our goal? How to achieve? What’s the process? Krsna-bhakti is our life, the objective of our life. How can we attain perfection? What activities should we be doing? We should perform parikrama, always chanting, remembering and listening to hari-katha.

The essence of the Bhagavatam is explained in this sloka:

aradhyo bhagavan vrajesa-tanayas tad-dhama vrndavanam
ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita

Here, vraja-vadhu means the mood in which the gopis of Vraja worship Krsna, and the Srimad Bhagavatam is the immaculate scriptural evidence to verify this.
We are so happy to invite all the vaisnavas just after Kartika to join in this program at Gopinath Bhavan on the bank of the Yamuna River. We have only one request. Listen attentively to drink this nectar. The benefit of hearing Srimad Bhagavatam is inestimable. It will bestow the topmost achievement of the human form of life, krsna-prema.

Schedule

1st day – 12 nov.

7:30 am – kalasayatra – ceremony of bringing pots to the bank of Yamuna to worship Srimad-Bhagavatam.
8 am – worship of Srimad-Bhagavatam – worship of sri gurudeva and of sri guru-parampara.
9 am – Bhagavata Saptaha— The glories of Srimad Bhagavatam from Padma Purana and Skanda Purana; life and teachings of Narada Muni, Sukadeva Gosvami and Srila Vyasadev; The glories of bhakti;Pariksit Maharaja; Bhisma Pitamahan; Kali-yuga dharma;Pariksit Maharaja is cursed.

2nd day – 13 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

Virat-svarupa (universal form)and suksuma-svarupa of Bhagavan; Diferent incarnations; Catuh sloki Bhagavatam; Vidhura and Uddhava dialogue; Vidhura and Maitreya dialogue; The complete 3rd Canto and the beginning of 4th Canto.

3rd day – 14 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

Sati-tyaga – Shiva left his wife; life and teachings of Dhruva Maharaja; the story of the Pracetas; the story of Puranjana; 5th Canto – Bhavatavi dynasty; 6th Canto – glorification of the holy name; life and teachings of Ajamila and Citraketu; Narayana Kavaca.

4th day – 15 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

7th Canto – life and teachings of Prahlada Maharaja; 8th Canto – life and teachings of Vamana-deva; 9th Canto – Lord Rama appearance (mahotsava); story of kings from the Surya and Moon dynasties; life and teachings of Ambarisa Maharaja; The glories of Ekadasi; 10th Canto- Nandotsava.

5th day- 16 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

Offering bhoga to Giriraj Maharaja; appearance of Radharani; Krsna-baliya – childhood pastimes; Venu-gita; Giriraj puja (Annakuta festival).

6th day- 17 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

Rasa-lila; Yugala-gita; Pranaya-gita; Gopi-gita; Brahmara-gita; Akrura agamana; Krsna leaves; Vrindavana for Mathura; Mathura-lila.

7th day – 18 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

Rukmini-viraha; Dvarka-lila; 11th Canto and 12th Canto.

8th day – 19 nov. (8 am to 12 pm)

Guru-vaisnava seva.

11 Responses to Bhagavata Saptaha in Gopinatha Bhavan – Nov 12 to 19

  1. Manohar das October 1, 2011 at 9:06 PM #

    What a blessing! we will be there to participate!

  2. ramananda das October 2, 2011 at 12:28 AM #

    will there be a broadcast on u-stream? please…

  3. hemant das October 2, 2011 at 7:04 AM #

    please do a good quality recording or u stream broadcast… please…

  4. Taruni Dasi October 2, 2011 at 8:03 AM #

    It will be recorded, and we will try to do ustream also. :)

  5. Bhadra dasi October 4, 2011 at 9:20 AM #

    This is glorious.

  6. saci October 5, 2011 at 2:05 PM #

    Guys I would not get your hopes up about ustream! The internet connection here in Gopinath Bhavan is NOT good.. honestly I think there is no chance

    • Admin October 5, 2011 at 2:13 PM #

      I was surprised to see the messages about that indeed. See you soon Sach…

  7. hemant das November 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM #

    please send link on back to bhakti for ustream…

  8. hemant das November 10, 2011 at 8:34 PM #

    if not u stream can we get the link for the recordings… and may be youtube…also, plz. hindi one also…

  9. Ram Keshav Das December 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM #

    All Are Wel Come
    Shree Prabhuji
    This year, on December 19th, disciples and admirers of Śrīla Gurudeva will be honoring the first anniversary of his disappeance day in Navadvipa-dhama and around the world.

    “Whatever we have learned we have learned from our gurudeva, and we should weep for him from the core of our hearts.”
    Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Narāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja

    Out of compassion, Śrī Bhagavān, in the form of śrī guru, expands His manifest pastimes. In the same way, śrī guru enacts the pastime of disappearing from this world to enter his eternal pastimes. His sole purpose in doing so is to stimulate the full service and full possessiveness of his dependents. Those fortunate enough to have taken shelter of a rūpānuga-guru during his manifest presence, experience a constant increase in their attachment to serving him. And after his disappearance, their attachment to him continues to increase many times over. Consequently, the fire of separation from him intensifies day by day; by this alone one’s bhajana remains ever-fresh.

    It is our firm conviction that though our beloved Gurudeva has left this planet, he is present with us every moment. In our mood of separation, however, we will honour the first anniversary of his disappearance on 19th Dec, 2011. Our programme is scheduled to begin at 5 pm. There will be glorification of our Gurudeva, an exposition of guru-tattva and Maha Bhog Prasadam grand feast.

  10. Susannah December 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM #

    Dag nabbit good stuff you whippernapseprs!

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