Chakra Announcements

Mayapur 2006: Experience Navadvipa Dhama's Ever Increasing Sakti

by Janmastami dasa

Posted November 26, 2005

Srila Prabhupada started the Mayapur Festival in 1972 as a facility for his followers to enter Sridhama Mayapur for enlivenment, empowerment, and purification. From its humble beginnings, the Mayapur Festival has developed dramatically and now attracts thousands of devotees, who, upon entering Mayapur, experience the incredible glories of Kali-yuga's most powerful dhama.

Srila Prabhupada often told us that devotional service performed in Sridhama Mayapur earns a hundred (sometimes he would say a thousand) times more benefit than the same service rendered outside the dhama. Furthermore the Navadvipa-dhama Mahatmya states, "The glories of other holy places are present hundreds and millions of times over in Navadvipa in the age of Kali. Navadvipa is filled with ever increasing bliss. All the holy tirthas reside in Navadvipa; therefore by serving in Navadvipa one automatically serves all the tirthas".

Our guess is that you will gain insights into these points when you come to the 2006 Mayapur Festival and undergo profound changes in your heart as we celebrate

In these celebrations, we will organize

Hearing and chanting, associating with devotees, taking prasadam, and worshipping the deities in the sanctity of Sridhama Mayapur will stimulate deep Krishna conscious realizations that will remain with you for the rest of your life.

Please consider this unique opportunity carefully and try to arrange your schedule so you can come to the 2006 Mayapur Festival.

Please make your bookings now to secure the reservations of your choice by writing Racitambara devi dasi at

Please visit for more details about the festival.

Please write Bhakti Purusottama Swami, our Festival Coordinator, at for general festival inquiries and suggestions.

2006 Mayapur Festival Schedule
January 30 - March 13 MIHE Gaura Purnima Courses (VTE-style seminars)
February 10 Lord Nityananda's Appearance
February 16 - 26 GBC Meetings
February 18 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura's Appearance

February 25 Inauguration of Bhakti Tirtha Swami's Samadhi Mandir
February 27 - March 2 MIHE Sat-sanga Seminars (Sponsored)
MIHE Sat-sanga Seminars (Sponsored)
2nd Annual Srila Prabhupada Disciples' Reunion
February 28 Mayapur Project Presentation
March 1 Congregational Preaching Night
March 2 Book Distribution Awards
March 3 - 9 Navadvipa Dhama Parikrama
March 10 MIHE Sat-sanga Seminars Resume after Parikrama
Sri Sri Radha-Madhava Boat Festival
World Excellency Awards Distribution
March 11 Santipur Festival
1st Annual Hare Krishna Film Festival
March 12 Ganga Puja / Immersion of Ashes of Departed Souls
March 13 Ratha-yatra
March 14 Gaura Purnima / Lord Gauranga's Abhisheka
March 15 Jagannath Mishra's Feast

World Sankirtana Festival
February 27 - March 2

Prabhupada Katha focusing on Srila Prabhupada's Book Distribution Lilas Srila Prabhupada's Disciples
Ecstatic BBT Multimedia Presentation North European BBT

Special Book Distribution MIHE Sat-sanga Seminars
(Sponsored Seminars - No Service Charges)

Caring for the Great Souls that Distribute Prabhupada's Books Manidhara dasa
Lines that Sell Books and Win Friends for Life Vaisesika dasa
The Internal Art of Book Distribution Vijaya dasa

The MIHE Sat-sanga Seminars
(Sponsored Seminars - No Service Charges)
February 27 - March 2 and March 10 - 13
Holistic Cow Care: Not Just Milk Balabhadra dasa
Understanding Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Teachings through
Srila Sanatana Goswami's Sri Brihad Bhagavatamrita
Bhakti Caru Swami
The Scientific Presentation Concerning Ultimate Reality of Krishna Consciousness Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Swami
Brahma Jijnasa: Questions and Answers Bhakti Vikasa Swami
Sri Siksastakam BVV Narasimha Maharaja
Brightside Seminars Danavir Goswami
Brain Gain Seminars Danavir Goswami
Garga Samhita Danavir Goswami
Stability in the Grihastha Ashrama: Making Progress towards Life's Ultimate Goal Dhirasanta dasa
Poetry in Praise of Mahaprabhu: Rupa Gosvami's Caitanyastakas Dvija-mani dasa
Teachings of Lord Rsabhadeva Gopal Krishna Goswami
(3 seminars - to be announced) Jayapataka Swami
Forgive and Forget, or How Can We Live? Kavicandra Swami
Yoga for Kids Kavicandra Swami
Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Visit to Sri Vrindavana Lokanath Swami
Gaura Katha Radhanath Swami
The Unique Gift of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Sacinandana Swami
The Sadhana of Writing Tulasi-priya devi dasi

The MIHE Gaura Purnima Courses
(With Service Charges)
January 30 - March 13, 2006

Vastu: An Aid to Spiritual and Material Development Ajamila dasa
VTE Leadership and Management Course One Anuttama dasa
How to Facilitate a Meeting Braja Bihari dasa
From Sraddha to Prema BVV Narasimha Maharaja
Sri Isopanisad
(Part of the VTE Bhakti-sastri Course)
Hari Sauri dasa
Shyamala Sakhi devi dasi
Simplified Romanized Sanskrit: Perfect Sanskrit Pronunciation for Everyone Dina-Anukampana dasa
Time and Life Management: 30 Seconds or
Your Entire Life Will Be a Failure
Dina-Anukampana dasa
Pancaratrika Process of Deity Worship - Nitya-seva One Jananivasa dasa
Pankajanghri dasa
Nrsimha Kavaca dasa
Pancaratrika Process of Deity Worship - Nitya-seva Two Jananivasa dasa
Pankajanghri dasa
Nrsimha Kavaca dasa
Classical Hatha Yoga Taught in the
Iyengar Tradition - Level One
(Separate sections for men and women)
Krodhasamani dasi
Yamaraja dasa
Classical Hatha Yoga Taught in the
Iyengar Tradition - Level Two
(Separate sections for men and women)
Krodhasamani dasi
Yamaraja dasa
Ayurvedic Self-healing One Dr. Liladhar Gupta
The Transcendental Art of Deity Dressing Ramabhadra dasa
VTE Teacher Training Course One Rasamandala dasa
VTE Teacher Training Course Two Rasamandala dasa
VTE Bhakti-sastri Teacher Training Course Rasamandala dasa
Atul Krishna dasa
The Catur-Sloki of the Srimad Bhagavatam
(Part of the VTE Bhaktivaibhava Course)
Ravindra Svarupa dasa

And after the festival is over . . . .

Bhaktivaibhava Course
March 20 - June 24, 2006
Air Conditioned Classroom, Library, & Computer Lab :-)
(1st & 2nd Cantos)
Atul Krishna dasa
BVV Narasimha Maharaja
Vedavyasapriya Swami
Narayani devi dasi

(3rd Canto)

Jayadvaita Swami
BVV Narasimha Maharaja
Devamrita dasa
Atul Krishna dasa
Narayani devi dasi
Vedavyasapriya Swami

The complete MIHE VTE Bhaktivaibhava Course runs for four 13-week modules: (1) First & Second Cantos (2) Third Canto (3) Fourth Canto (4) Fifth & Sixth Cantos enabling a devotee to earn a degree in 14 months.

2006 - 2008 MIHE Schedule for Systematic Sastric Study
Oct 26, 2006Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance
Nov 2, 2006 - Feb 6, 2007 Bhakti-sastri Course
Bhaktivaibhava Course
   (1st & 2nd Cantos)
   (4th Canto)
Feb 17, 2007 Mayapur Festival
Mar 3,2007 Gaura Purnima
Mar 12 - June 16, 2007 Bhaktivaibhava Course
   (1st & 2nd Cantos)
   (3rd Canto)
   (5th & 6th Cantos)
May 16 - June 14, 2007 Month of Purusottama, in which devotees get
devotional benefits similar to those available during Karttika.
July 16, 2007 Jagannath Puri Ratha-yatra
Nov 14, 2007 Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance
Nov 21, 2007 - Feb 25, 2008 Bhakti-sastri Course
Bhaktivaibhava Course
   (1st & 2nd Cantos)
    (4th Canto)
Mar 7, 2008 Mayapur Festival
Mar 21, 2008 Gaura Purnima
Mar 31 - June 28, 2008 Bhaktivaibhava Course
   (1st & 2nd Cantos)
   (3rd Canto)
   (5th & 6th Cantos)
July 4, 2008 Jagannath Puri Ratha-yatra

Please visit for details.