Srila Govinda Maharaja “Glorification of the Devotees” (1987)

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In this vintage footage we see Srila Bhakti Sundar Govind Dev Goswami Maharaja chanting, giving darshan as well as saying something in glorification of Hari Charan Prabhu. Sripad Bhakti Kiran Giri Maharaja is also introduced to the assembled devotees. Later in the video, His Divine Grace gives initiation to a sincere seeker, engages in harinama sankirtan and delivers a lecture on the position of the jiva atma. This video was recorded in 1987 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Navadwip Dham, India.

Srila Sridhar Maharaja “Conversation With Dr. Asthana” 4/29/87


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Discussion about Srila Govinda Maharaj with Doctor Asthana
[from a recording on 29th April, 1987]

Dr. Asthana: I am a little worried about Srila Govinda Maharaj’s position.

Srila Guru Maharaj: I have given him, I have empowered him, to do all these things on my behalf: ritvik. I have appointed him to do all spiritual activity on my behalf.

Dr. Asthana: But this “ritvik” word is misinterpreted by many people.

Srila Guru Maharaj: They may do so.

Dr. Asthana: Some do not consider him as a direct successor; they consider him only as a ritvik.

Srila Guru Maharaj: More than ritvik.

Dr. Asthana: Eh?

Srila Guru Maharaj: More than ritvik. Whatever it may be, I am giving power. Just as “yauva-raja”. When the King installs his son as King and retires himself, what Read More...

Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja “Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati’s Disappearance” (1986)

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In this video Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev Goswmai Maharaja discusses Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati on the day of his Disappearance. Srila Sridhar Maharaja can be seen in the beginning of this video as Srila Govinda Maharaja chants the glories of Saraswati Thakur. Filmed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwipa, India in 1986.