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 will be the result? As Dasarath wanted to do with Ramachandra. The King gives all the authority of a king to the son and retires to go to the jungle although he is living with full power and glory.

Dr. Asthana: Many people I have talked to do not consider the ritvik to be the direct Guru. They say the ritvik is ritvik.… 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.

Srila Govinda Maharaja “Breakup of the Gaudiya Math” (Rare 1983 Video)

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In this video, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda dev Goswami Maharaja discusses the breakup of the Gaudiya Math, Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaja’s relationship with Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami as well as his own relationship with those two stalwart disciples of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. This video was recorded sometime in 1983 at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Navadwip Dhama, India. It is presented on the 86th Grand Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaja.