Initiation Ceremony in Kiev

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Feb 192010


Niranjana Swami accepted new disciples in a ceremony held in Kiev on Sunday, January 10. He and Giriraj Swami spoke on the importance and significance of first and second initiation.

“When you come before us to state the four regulative principles and accept your vows we are not asking you if you remember what the four regulative principles and your vows are – what you are supposed to say when you come up to get your beads. We are not testing your memory. How can you make a vow when you don’t even understand the significance of what you are saying? How can you make a vow when you don’t even realize the importance of the vows you are making in the presence of the Vaisnavas, the spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, the Deities, and the sacrificial fire? Therefore, please understand the importance of these vows.” – Niranjana Swami



Aug 082007

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.

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Some images of HH Radhanath Swami , HH Giriraj Swami , HH BB Govinda Swami, and HH Niranjana Swami.

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Aug 012007

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 – – if you are interested.

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