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


87.04.29_Talk with Dr. Asthana

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.

Srila Sridhar Maharaja & Srila Prabhupada “Mayapur 1973”

Inauguration of Mayapur Mandir 1973

This lecture by Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada was delivered in Mayapur, for the Inauguration of Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir (3/17/73). The sound quality and age of this recording are evident, but we present it here for your benefit.

Srila Sridhar Maharaja & Srila Prabhupada “2 Different Discussions in One Audio File”

2 Different Discussions in 1 Audio File

To the best of our knowledge this file contains two separate talks with Srila Sridhar Maharaja and Srila Bhakti Vedanta Swami which occurred in Oct. ’72 and Mar. ’73. The first on Srila Sridhar Maharaja’s appearance day and the 2nd. at the inauguration of ISKCON’s Candrodaya Mandir. We are uncertain of the exact circumstances of this audio file. We invite the comments of anyone with certain knowledge of these events.”