Photo journal of the week of Sri Krishna Janmastami/Srila Prabhupada’s Avirbhava (9/25/12)

8/7/12 – 8/12/12

Photo report of visit of Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa from Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram in Salem, Oregon, and Sanaz of California.

Sri Krishna Janmastami Srila Swami Maharaja’s Appearance Day
Initiation of Srimati Sudevi devi dasi

Photos taken by Indra Bandhu dasa and Sudevi devi dasi.

 


Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja and Srimati Lila Sundari devi dasi pick us up at the airport. He’s a good driver.


Stocking up on groceries for the visit on the way to the Math, with Srimati Lila Sundari devi dasi.


Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math! Shortly after arrival there was some service to do getting these planks into the attic. They are to be used for construction and shelving. Construction on the roof was recently performed as well.


The roof was reconstructed on this level.


Srila Giri Maharaja and Indra Bandhu dasa preparing to hoist the planks up the ladder.


Books and publications are available even in the entrance room of SCS Math.


Main temple room, decorated for Janmastami. Kitchen seen in back.


This banner hangs on the center wall across from the alter.


Tulasi Devi sits next to flowers and plants for offerings. The center ones are Gardenias.


Srila Giri Maharaja and Srila Govinda Maharaja’s Vyasasanas


A view from the other direction.


Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridharijiu ki jay!


Their Divine Lordships and our parampara.


Flowers at Their lotus feet.


Srila Sridhara Maharaja glancing affectionately upon Srila Govinda Maharaja.


Books for kirtan and classes next to a table used for preparing offerings.


Prasadam preperation room…AKA Kitchen.


Pictures of our affectionate Guardians and scripture line the shelves of the guest room.


Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa in the guest room after lifting planks.


Sanaz pictured here. She and Lila Sundari devi dasi had prepared salad.


Reading the kirtan guide.


Tulasi devi puja and parikrama.


Srila Giri Maharaja instructing.


Srila Giri Maharaja before a class/talk.


Listening to Srila Giri Maharaja’s Hari Katha.


Sharing a moment together.


Indra Bandhu dasa does some work in the yard. It’s nice and sunny at the Math, and very green!


Lights, camera, action!


Jay Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja!


Jay Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja!


Seated for another wonderful talk by Srila Giri Maharaja.


Srila Giri Maharaja about to speak on Janmastami.


Jay Srila A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada!


Mridanga. Kartals. Kirtan.


Standing before offerings are made.


Lila Sundari devi dasi gets the basket of gifts she has for Giridhariju (it is His birthday, afterall).


Offering gifts.


A special gift.


El sombrero es muy hermoso Señor!
Your hat is very beautiful, Lord!


Jay!


Srila Giri Maharaja before a nectarizing talk on Srila Swami Maharaja.


Srimati Sudevi devi dasi receiving Hari Nama initiation and her japa mala.


Jay Srimati Sudevi devi dasi!


Preparing flower petals to offer to Srila Swami Maharaja.


A view of the street from the roof.


Srila Giri Maharaja has a mountain of books. His Divine Grace lifts them effortlessly.


These will be sent to the ashram in Oregon for distribution.


Srila Giri Maharaja accomplishes much work from here.


On the way to SCS Math, one must cross the river.


On way to the airport.


Farewells.


Hare Krishna!