Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj!!
mūkaṁ karoti vācālaṁ paṅguṁ laṅghayate girim
yat-kṛpā tam ahaṁ vande śrī-guruṁ dīna-tāraṇam
I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, the deliverer of the fallen souls. His mercy turns the dumb into eloquent speakers and enables the lame to cross mountains.
Krishna Krpa Murti Shree Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj appeared in Vaijapur (near Nashik, BharatVarsha) on the auspicious Dattatreya Purnima (Full-Moon during Margasheersha month). We fondly remember this day as Maha Vishnu Purnima. This day appears 4 days after Bhagavad Gita Jayanti (Mokshada Ekadashi).
His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj sincerely completed all the four phases of Varnashrama Dharma as described in the Shastras:
(a) Bhramacharya: From His young age He was taught by His parents to offer everything new to Lord Krishna.
(b) Grhastha: He lovingly fulfilled His familial duties in completeness and performed religious programs for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada.
(c) Vaanaprastha: He continuously and thoroughly studied Srimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita at Radha Londonishvara Temple in London.
(d) Sannayas: He accepted this order of life during the most auspicious Narsimha Jayanti in 1991 and meticulously travelled throughout the globe at least 12 times providing loving guidance and giving Srimad Bhagavatam nectar to everyone for the pleasure of Sri Chaitanya MahaPrabhu.
During 2003 His Holiness opened a Stone Temple of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarikadhishji in Dwarka Dham and a Temple for Sri Sri Radha NeelaMadhavji in Rajkot which was constructed within 12 months. By the mercy of Gurudev, Sri Prahlad International School for children was opened in Rajkot and now around 250 Children have an opportunity to study at the auspicious School. Every year Gurudev ensured that nice Rath Yatra for Sri Sri Jagannath Baladev and Subhadra Devi happened in Dwarka on 26th January and in Rajkot on 28th January!
Gurudev had the unique ability to provide loving guidance to everyone from a little child, to youngster to an old person! He gave shelter to hundreds of Disciples around the Globe. He always advised never to forget BBC – Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam and Chanting of the Holy Name of the Lord. He inspired H G Kalacakra Prabhu to start Granthraj – a regular paper on the internet describing glories of the Supreme Lord, the articles from which Gurudev relished.
He had a very strong will-power and full faith in the Supreme Lord. Even when he had a stroke in London and his left arm and leg were paralysed during 2000 and despite doctor advising not to leave the hospital as there was an imminent danger to his health, he went to take darshan of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu during GauraPurnima. Even during January 2010, when he was severely unwell at BhaktiVedanta Hospital in Mumbai, he went to Panvel in order to perform Bhoomi Puja by performing Harinam and gave a nectarean Bhagavatam class advising devotees to open Shamyapras meditation centre which would enliven the transcendental activities of the Lord (as per Srimad Bhagavatam 1.7.2).
brahma-nadyāṁ sarasvatyām āśramaḥ paścime taṭe
śamyāprāsa iti prokta ṛṣīṇāṁ satra-vardhanaḥ
Sri Suta said: On the western bank of the River Sarasvati, which is intimately related with the Vedas, there is a cottage for meditation at Shamyaapraasa which enlivens the transcendental activities of the sages.
Gurudev left his body on the most auspicious Shukla Paksha Dashami during Maagha month (also the Disappearance day of Sri Ramunujacarya) on 25th January 2010 at the age of 91 years. On 27th January 2010, Gurudev went into the Mother Earth for his Samadhi pastime at the Holy place of Nashik Dham - that was the day of Varaha Dvadasi, the day when the Lord Boar dug up Mother Earth herself - the day that His pure devotee, Gurudev, glorified the Lord, by entering into the Earth too!
Please kindly come with your family and friends to Glorification and Remembrance of His Holiness Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Saturday 8th May 2010 from 4 pm onwards at Bhaktivedanta Manor Dham, Hare Krishna Temple, Watford, London. For details of the program please contact me (amoghalila@...) or H G Svayam Jyoti Krishna das (rams108@...).
His Holiness ever-merciful Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj ki Jai!
Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva,
Amogha lila das
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