On December 24, at the Sri Sri Radha-Radhanatha temple in Durban, in the presence of several hundred devotees, His Holiness Giriraj Swami awarded sannyasa, the renounced order, to Brhat-mrdanga Prabhu, giving him the sannyasa name Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami. The program featured talks by His Holiness Bhakti Bhrnga Govinda Swami, His Holiness Bhakti Caitanya Swami, His Grace Ramanujacarya dasa, His Holiness Bhakti Brhat Bhagavata Swami, and His Holiness Giriraj Swami.
On Sunday, July 15, His Holiness BB Govinda Swami, His Holiness Niranjana Swami, and His Holiness Giriraj Swami spoke on the telephone with the devotees in Kazakhstan. BB Govinda Swami is dedicating all his time and energy to helping the devotees suffering from the harsh religious discrimination by the government in Kazakhstan.
The conversation was recorded on the Kazakh side through the telephone, so the quality is not the greatest, but the heartfelt exchanges between all the devotees make it a sanga not to be missed.
Some images of HH Radhanath Swami , HH Giriraj Swami , HH BB Govinda Swami, and HH Niranjana Swami.
His Holiness Giriraj Swami, His Holiness Niranjana Swami, and His Holiness Radhanath Swami arrived at the program in Ventura to a room full of devotees being addressed by His Holiness BB Govinda Swami. After Maharaja greeted his Godbrothers with a warm embrace, he spoke animatedly on Brhad-Bhagavatamrta, both entertaining and enlightening his audience. BB Govinda Swami is championing the cause of the Kazakhstan devotees with tremendous force and self-sacrifice. Accompanying him in the kirtana was a musically talented couple from Kazakhstan. The skillfully played instruments wove sweetly around the holy names, as the transcendental sound vibration set everyone’s hearts a-spin.
Naturally, a sumptuous feast concluded the night’s proceedings sending everyone home fully satisfied in heart, body and soul.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to download the entire video so these video clips are edited to show parts of the program. A full DVD will be available soon. Please contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org – if you are interested.