January 2023

January 2nd, 2023: Maharaj returns to Vrindavan 
 So glad to be back Home ….
“I eagerly desire to see Vrindavan, whose indescribable beauty defeats the beauty of millions of cupids, which is brightly illuminated by a golden and bluish transcendental effulgence, and which is merged into the ocean of sweet loving pastimes.”
[ Srila Prabodhananda Sarasvati, Sri Vrindavan Mahimamrta, Sataka One, verse 20 ]
January 2nd, 2023: 10th annual upcoming Sadhu Sanga Retreat!
Announcing the opening of the registration for the 10th annual Sadhu Sanga Kirtan retreat scheduled to take place in Dallas, Texas, USA from May 26-29, 2023. Giriraja Swami, Sacinandana Swami, Bada Haridas, Mahatma Das, Vaisesika Das, Madhava Das, Sri Prahlada Das and Acyuta Gopi have confirmed. Awaiting confirmation from Sivarama Swami, Radhanath Swami, BB Govinda Swami and Gauravani Das. Download the Sadhu Sanga mobile app and create your account ahead of time before the registration opens on:
Sunday January 8 at 10 AM PST / 1 pm EST.
January 3rd, 2023: Pastimes at Rama-Keli!
Dear devotees: In this video we take you to Rama-Keli, the capitol of the medieval Sultan of Bengal, Nawab Hussain Shah, who forcibly employed Rupa and Sanatan Goswami’s in his government. We relate the pastime in detail and take you on a tour of the remains of the Sultan’s palace, including the prison that Sanatan Goswami was kept in for 19 months. That structure is the building you see us inspecting in the dark.
January 4th, 2023: Stimulation For Ecstatic Love Part 7
Dear devotees: In tomorrow’s lecture – Part 7 of our series on Stimulation For Ecstatic Love – we continue to discuss Lord Krsna’s blanket in His Vrindavan pastimes.
January 8th, 2023: Sadhu Sanga Registration has Opened!
We just opened up the registration for Sadhu Sanga 2023 at Dallas, Texas, USA scheduled during the Memorial Day Weekend May 26-29. This will be the 10th year anniversary of our kirtan retreat. We are expecting over 2500 devotees.
Check out https://sadhusangaretreat.com to reserve your spot early.
January 8th, 2023: The Worship of Radha Raman!
Dear devotees: Throughout the year the worship of Radha Raman is shared by a number of Goswami families. Each family gets to worship Gopal Bhatta Goswami’s beloved deity for one week. This week the worship is being conducted by my dear friend, Pundrik Goswami. To celebrate, we joined him and his assistants for a large harinama through Vrindavan the evening he officially received the “keys” to the altar. Then we all took darshan of Radharaman. There will be a number of special events throughout the week which we will share with you through photos and videos!
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January 10th, 2023: A Parade in Vrindavan!
The Radha Raman temple held a huge parade around Vrindavan yesterday on the appearance day of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami. My good friend Pundrik Gpswami invited us to participate. We relished chanting the holy names alongside the Vrajavasis!
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January 12th, 2023: Stimulation for Ecstatic Love Part 8
Dear devotees: Tomorrow’s class [ Friday, January 12th ] is our final on Krsna’s blanket. We conclude with a wonderful version of Krsna’s boating pastime on Manasi Ganga lake at Govardhan Hill!
January 13th, 2023: Picture of Radha Raman
January 14th, 2023: Yamunastakam Verse 3.
“ May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, a drop of whose water destroys the sinful reactions of the people, who creates a great flood of confidential pure devotional service to Sri Nandananadana, and who brings auspiciousness to those who desire to live on her shore, always purify me. “
[ Yamunastakam verse 3 by Srila Rupa Goswami ]
January 15th, 2023: The Most Sacred Place
Dear devotees: The other day I was invited for prasadam at the famous Radha Damodar temple in Vrindavan established by Srila Jiva Goswami 500 years ago. Taking along a small group of devotees we were greeted by Kanika Prasad Goswami who took us on an extended tour of the temple; including the deities on the altar, the sacred samadhis of Rupa Goswami and Jiva Goswami, and the rooms where Srila Prabhupada stayed from 1959 – 1965 preparing for his mission in the west. Srila Prabhupada once said that the area between Rupa Goswami’s samadhi and his bhajan kutir was the most auspicious place in the unviverse.
January 16th , 2023: Link for Stimulation for Ecstatic Love Series.
In this series, Indradyumna Swami discusses the paraphernalia in Krishna’s pastimes that help stimulate and awaken love for Radha and Krishna.
January 16th, 2023: Birds-eye view of Krishna Balaram Mandir in Vrindavan!
Srila Prabhupada’s glorious Krsna Balaram Mandir from above!
January 17th, 2023: Polish Tour for 2023!
*Polish Tour Meeting 22 / 01 / 2023 Zoom*
Dear All,
We are excited to announce the commencement of our Polish Tour for 2023! We look forward to seeing and serving along side you all again.
We invite you to our first official meeting for the year. It will be a zoom sanga with Srila Gurudeva.
Please be on time and be sure to indicate *your name* on your zoom ID. It is important for us to identify who you are before letting you into the meeting.
Here are the time zones:
_22nd January _
  • 06:00 EST
  • 12:00 POL
  • 14:00 MOS
  • 16:30 IND
The Meeting ID and password will be posted closer to the time.
If there are any further questions please feel free to reach out to Ganga on :ganga1711@gmail.com
January 18th, 2023: Madan Mohan Temple
The Glorious Madan Mohan Temple!
January 18th, 2023: Stimulation for Ecstatic Love pt 9!
January 19th, 2023: Winter Morning in Vrindavan
Winter Morning in Sri Vrindavan
January 21th, 2023: Mayapur Dham
The Glorious Sridham Mayapur Dham
January 21st, 2023: Shot of Vrindavan by Kalasamvara prabhu.
A great shot of Vrindavan by Kalasamvara prabhu.
January 23rd, 2023
January 26th, 2023: A festival in Sri Vrindavan Dham
Dear devotees: Here is a nice video about a celebration we participated in at the popular Radha Raman temple in Sri Vrindavan Dhama. Rare footage.
January 26th, 2023: Stimulation for Ecstatic Love pt 10
Dear devotees: Tomorrow’s lecture ( Friday, January 27 ) is real nectar! All about flowers in Krsna’s Vrindavan pastimes. On my YouTube channel!
January 29th, 2023: Visit to Sri-Rangam!
Myself and several devotees have arrived in Sri Rangam in South India just in time for the evening Garuda Vahana Festival.
“Sri Ayodhya is the land of dharma (righteousness), Sri Rangam is the source of mukti (liberation), Sri Dwarika is the land of bhakti (devotion) and Sri Mathura-Vrindavan is the abode of rasa (nectar).”
( Brihad Brahma Samhita of the Narada Pancharatra )