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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

2007 Mayapur Disappearance Festival for Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja

Hare Krishna!

Gopal Jiu Publications is pleased to invite all Vaishnavas to attend the 11th annual disappearance festival of Srila Gour Govinda Swami.

7th and 8th February, ISKCON Sridham Mayapur

Everyone welcome!

Usually 200 to 500 people attend this festival including anywhere from 15 to 30 sannyasis and senior vaishnavas. Many devotees say it is the highpoint of the Mayapur festival for them.

This year again, Gopal Jiu Publications will bring Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja’s cousin, Damodar Giri Prabhu, and his Orissan-style kirtan party. The Gadeigiri village kirtan party has become a popular cultural addition to the festival.

Festival schedule posted below.

We are in urgent need of funds for this year’s program. You will find below a breakdown of estimated costs. Naturally, the program is subject to however much we are able to collect. If we don’t collect enough we will cut back on some items.

Questions or comments can be written here, or contact us at:

Your servants at Gopaljiu Publications


Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Maharaja's Disappearance Day
Events at Maharaja's Puspa Samadhi:

* Guru puja, arotika and kértana (timings to be announced)

* 5:30 PM Bhajans by Gadeigiri kirtaniyas

* 6:15 PM Gour Govinda Maharaja Video lecture

* 6:45 PM Remembrances and talks

* 8:45 PM Program ends, prasadam distribution


* 2:00 PM Mahaprasadam Distribution at ISKCON campus.

Evening Events at Maharaja's Puspa Samadhi:

* 5:30 PM Bhajans by Gadeigiri kirtaniyas

* 6:15 PM Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja Video lecture

* 6:45 PM Remembrances and talks

* 8:45 PM Program ends, prasadam distribution


* Evening: Orissan style bhajanas by Gadeigiri kirtaniyas. Venue and timing to be announced.

16 to 19 FEB

* Seminar on Srila Gour Govinda Maharaja’s book: “Mathura Meets Vrindavan”, by Madhavananda Das. (Venue and timings to be announced)




$200 for pandal and sound system

$100 for flowers

$25 for pheni prasadam distribution (a traditional Oriya sweet liked by Lord Jagannath and Gour Govinda Maharaja)

$ 1,500 for feast

Cost to bring and accommodate Damodar Giri Prabhu and kirtan party = $500

Total $ 2,225

Pledges already received: $500.00

Balance left from last year’s festival: $177.83

Balance required: $1,547.17

As soon as we collect our goal we will post a notice here informing everyone that we don't need any more money for the festival. If we collect over the amount we will inform the particular donors and they can either get their money back or use it for extras at the festival (more flowers and prasadam) or if they like it can be used for our book publishing efforts.

Donations can be received by us through the following means:

* By credit card via PayPal through the link on the bottom of our homepage:

* In India and the USA, bank transfers can be made.

* Western Union.

Please contact us for details.

(Scroll down this page to see highlights from last year’s festival.)


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