Celebration of the Appearance Day
of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj in Tomsk, Siberia

November 3rd, 2007
Tomsk, Russia
Sent by Balavanta Prabhu


   Tomsk devotees and interested guests gather at Subhada Devi Dasi's apartment to honour the day of the merciful descend of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj into this vale of woe to "wipe off the incessant tears from all weeping eyes" with the "gentle touch of [his] merciful hand":

....Guru is the divine messenger of immortal hope and joy in this mortal and miserable world. His advent is the most auspicious and happy event to the suffering animation, and can be compared to the rising of the morning star that can guide the traveller lost in the desert...
—Sri Guru and His Grace


Preparing to the programme and cooking bhoga: Tatyana and Majhumedha dd.

 

Kseniya, Ivan, and Andrey.

 

Worship of Tulasi Devi, the beloved of Lord Krishna and merciful bestower of bhakti.

 

Dayananda Prabhu and the new guests: Sasha, Ivan, and Kseniya.

 

Anusila dd chanting bhajans.

 

Devotees listening to the description of pastimes of His Divine Grace
Srila Sridhar Maharaj.

 

Jayindrani dd reading out from "Srila Guru Maharaj and His Divine Pastimes."

 

Prasadam feast.

 

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