A letter to HH Mahavisnu Gosvami

BY JANANANDANA GOSVAMI

Dear Devotees

Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.

Mahavishnu GosvamiMany have heard by now that His Holiness Mahavisnu Gosvami peacefully passed away on Monday the 25th January on the auspicious day of Madhvacarya Tirobhava at around 3.00 pm Indian time. In the month of Magh when the auspicious movements of the sun have begun the day after Bhisma’s departure he left. He was surrounded by devotees at the Bhaktivedanta Hospital in Mumbai His eyes opened and  with perfect clarity he gazed at those around him as he mouthed the holy names with the last breathe. Till the last day he was preaching Srimad Bhagavatam and was totally unattached to the bodily condition. At 91 years of age he has taught us the most important lesson in life – how to prepare for the inevitable time of death. For 30 or 40 years hardly a moment has passed for maharaja without Bhagavat katha. He lived breathed, rested, ate travelled, ane everything else for the sole purpose of propagating the Srimad Bhagavatam. Continue reading

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Parishads: Srila Gaura Kishora das Babaji

Oct 30, MALAYSIA  — Today is the Disappearance Day of Srila Gaura Kishora das Babaji.

namo gaura-kishoraya sakshad vairagya-murtaye
vipralambha-rasambhodhe padambujaya te namah

I bow to your lotus feet, Srila Gaura Kishora Das Babaji, the embodiment of renunciation and the ocean of sacred rapture in separation.

Early life

Paramahamsa Srila Gaura Kishora Das Babaji Maharaj was born into a Vaishya family on the banks of the Padma River in Bagayana village in Faridpur district in what is now Bangla Desh. The names of his parents are unknown. His given name was Vamshi Das. He was born sometime in the middle of the nineteenth century. He is important to us because he was the diksha guru of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, founder of the Chaitanya Math and the world-wide Gaudiya Maths. Continue reading