His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Thakur
Founding Acharya of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Thakur (Srila Gurudeva) was born on Wednesday, October 19th, 1898 (Bengali calendar – 2 Kartik 1305). Srila Gurudeva first met with his spiritual master, the founder of all Gaudiya Maths, His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada (Srila Prabhupada) on the day of Srila Gaura Kishore Das Babaji Maharaja’s disappearance in 1915 at Sridham Mayapur. Srila Gurudeva joined Srila Prabhupada’s mission in 1921 and officially, took first and second initiation as well as saffron robes from Srila Prabhupada on the day of Sri Krishna Janmashtami in the year 1923 at No. 1 Ultadanga Junction Road which was the first preaching center of the Gaudiya Math located in Kolkata. Since the time of initiation, Srila Gurudeva became engaged in taking dictation from Srila Prabhupada for publishing devotional literature as well as editing various publications until Srila Prabhupada’s final departure. After Srila Prabhupada’s physical departure, Srila Gurudeva used to help all of his godbrothers without any discrimination in various services such as publications, deity installations, temple inaugurations, and so on. Eventually, in 1987, according to the desire of Sriman Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Gurudeva received a piece of land at Mayapur and gradually, established Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math on that land in 1989. From 1989 to 1999, Srila Gurudeva established several branches of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math throughout India. On Monday, November 22nd, 1999 at 2:10 AM (the day before Rasa Purnima), Srila Gurudeva physically passed away while residing at Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Matha, Jagannath Puri.
We, the devotees of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math, cordially invite you along with your a sociates, friends, and relatives to attend the 21st disappearance day festival of our Gurudeva, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Thakur, on Monday, November 11th, 2019 at Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math, Ishodyan, Mayapur.
Schedule of events:
4:15 AM Mangal Arati
7:00 AM Special puja and arati of Srila Gurudeva
9:00 AM Kirtan and sharing the glories of Srila Gurudeva by eminent Vaishnavas
12:30 PM Prasadam feast
5:30 PM Sandhya Arati followed by sharing the glories of Srila Gurudeva
On behalf of Sri Gopinath Gaudiya Math,
B. B. Bodhayan (President)