I'm happy to announce that Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj has returned to the Santa Cruz Seva Ashram from India on March 24th and he will be leading the program to honor Srila Govinda Maharaj.
Also, Srila Ashram Maharaj is planning to be in Santa Cruz for the celebration of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance day. This is wonderful news and I hope you will be eager to hear from these two acharyas and dear disciples of Srila Govinda Maharaj.
The celebrations for Srila Govinda Maharaj's Disappearance day are next Wednesday, April 1st at 10:30 in Santa Cruz and 5:30 in San Jose.
The following excerpt is from an article Jagamohini Devi Dasi published on the Seva Ashram Post:
Their Merciful Glance
Srila Govinda Maharaj has said, ”The sun rises and sets. It does not take birth or die. So the appearance and disappearance of the pure Vaisnava is like the sunrise and sunset. Both are good for the conditioned souls of this world. When they depart, they cast their merciful glance everywhere, and whoever remembers them will get that mercy.”
He instructed, “This is Madhava tithi. When Krishna, Radharani, and His associates are appearing in this mundane world, and when disappearing, all these days are very auspicious for the devotee–that is called Madhava tithi. That is, Madhava is getting the happiness. That day we must try in a more glorifying way to give our service to our Lordship and with great care we shall try to give honor to that date.”