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Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Thursday, June 19, 2003, 1:40 p.m.:

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
Details of
"Bandhu-Navami" Utsav

held at 94-06 222 Street,
Queens Village, New York 11428
on Saturday, May 10, 2003.

PROGRAM
Co-ordinated by Rana Ghosh & Prabir Banik
4:00 pm .......... Guru Bandana : --NYMSS Group & Congregation
Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan : --NY Mahanam Sevak Sangha
(NYMSS) Group & Congregation

HariKatha Paath and Bandhu-Geet : -- Prabir Banik
5:00 pm .......... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath (Chapter 18) and Discussion : - Dr. SatyendraNath Mukherjee
5:45 pm …….. Bandhu-Lila-Tarangeeni Paath : -- Prabir Banik
6:00 pm …….. Bandhu-Katha : "Prabhu’s Teachings"-- Rana Ghosh
6:10 pm ……... Bandhu-Geet and Nam-SanKirtan -- Prabir Banik
6:30 pm …….. Bandhu-Katha : "Prabhu JagadBandhu Sundar’s Incarnation
Tattwa (reasons behind)" --Prabir Banik
7:00 pm …….. Bandhu-Geet and Nam-Sankirtan : -- NYMSS & Congregation
7:20 pm .......... Srimod-Bhagbatam Paath : -- Shyamal Banik
7:50 pm …….. Bhaktigeet ("Bhojo Krishna-Gobinda …"): -- Rana Ghosh, Prabir Banik, Supriti Banik and Congregation
8:00 pm ...,..… Bandhu Katha : "Bhagabatam, Prem-Lila and Prabhu JagadBandhu Sundar " --Shyamal Banik
8:20 pm …….. Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )
8:30 pm …….. Aaroti & Kirtan : --Lead by Rana Ghosh , Supriti Banik, Prabir Banik & joined by all the Devotees and Congregation
9:00 pm .......... Prasad Distribution


Nam-Sankirtan at New York (2003)
Like each year, continuous Nam-Sankirtan from dawn to dusk (Chaturtha-Prahar) was held in New York this year as well on three different occasions/days as follows:
New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha was invited and was honoured to perform Nam-Sankirtan on all those three occasions for one-hour to encourage devotees . Those who represented New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha on those occasions are : Prabir Banik, Rana Ghosh, Shyamal Banik, Nityananda Podder, Gobinda Podder, Bholanath Ghosh, Satish Sharma, Chandra Ghosh, Supriti Banik, Ruma Ghosh and Shova Rani Khaskel. We take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt "Bandhu-priti" to all of them.

Jai JagadBandhu Hari !
Jai MahaUdhdharan Lila !!

Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Thursday, May 22, 2003, 3:10 p.m.:

--- Bandhu Parikrama Utsav
in Bangladesh ---

From May 22 through July 7, 2003

 

Dates

Place

May 22-23, 2003

Narayanganj

May 24-25, 2003

Dhaka

May 26-28, 2003

Naransyndhi

May 29-30, 2003

Hobiganj (Madhabpur Bazar)

May 31-June 2, 2003

Kalibari Mandir, Hobiganj

June 3-4, 2003

Sylhet (Nirbark Ashram)

June 5-6, 2003

Sylhet (Nani Gopal Dey’s House)

June 7-9, 2003

Moulavi Bazar

June 10-12, 2003

Brahmanbari

June 13-15, 2003

Bhairab Bazar

June 16-18, 2003

Kishoreganj

June 19-21, 2003

Chittagong (Krishnananda Math)

June 22-23, 2003

Rangunia, Cittagong

June 24-25, 2003

Chandpur

June 26-28, 2003

Kalibari, Barishal

June 29-July 1, 2003

Patuakhali

July 2-4, 2003

Jhalakuthi

July 5-7, 2003

Khulna



Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Sunday, May 4, 2003, 6:00 p.m.:

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
(Followers of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
and Registered in the State of New York - EIN 11-344073)

Cordially invites you, your family and friends to
our
"Bandhu-Navami" Utsav to be held at
94-06 222 Street, Queens Village,
New York 11428 (Tel# 718-776-6976)
On Saturday, May 10, 2003.

PROGRAM

3:00 pm ..........

Guru Bandana
Chandrapat and Mahanam Kirtan
HariKatha Paath/ Bhajan / Bhaktigeet / BandhuGeet

4:15 pm ..........

Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath
Bhajan / Kirtan

5:00 pm ..........

BandhuLila-Tarangeeni Paath & "Bandhu Katha"
Kirtan / Bhajan / Bandhu-Geet

6:00 pm ...,..

Bandhu Katha:
"Maha-Prabhu GourSundar, Prabhu JagadBandhu Sundar and Prem-Lila"
Bhajan / Kirtan

7:00 pm.........

Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )

7:15 pm......

Aaroti & Kirtan

7:30 pm ........

Prasad Distribution

Directions:

Subway: #F Train to 179 St./Jamaica (Last stop). Take Bus #Q36 towards Floral Park, 222 St. stop on Jamaica Ave (15 minutes’ bus ride); Walk 1 block North (towards Police station) thru 222 Street.

Driving: From LIE or Grand Central Pkwy, Take Cross Island Pkwy (S) to Bradock Ave/Jamaica Ave exit; Go thru one light; Turn right at next STOP sign (Jamaica Ave); Go approx. ¼ mile; Turn right onto 222 St. Go one block.

For more information Call:

(718) 776-6976, (718) 275-7786, (516) 939-2736, (718) 347-8178.

Enrolling new members now; Join us.

Visit our Website-http://home.att.net/~pbdas


New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
Details of
"Gour-Purnima" Utsav
held at
New York Bangladesh Hindu Mandir
on Saturday, March 22, 2003.

PROGRAM
Directed and coordinated by Shyamal Banik

3:30 pm .......... Guru Bandana : --NYMSS Group & Congregation

-- Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan : -- NY Mahanam Sevak Sangha (NYMSS) Group & Congregation

-- Gour-Abahan / HariKatha Paath / Bhaktigeet : -- Prabir Banik

4:15 pm …….. Gour-Katha (Mahanam Grantha Paath : "SriSri Gouranga Mahaprabhu and Srimati BishnuPriya Devi") -- Supriti Banik

4:30 pm …….. Gour-geet ("Joy Sachhi-nandana Gour-Hari …") : -- Supriti Banik

4:40 pm …….. Gour-Katha : Gouranga Mahaprabhu’s Jiban Alekhya (life sketch - in short) -- Shyamal Banik

5:10 pm .......... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath (Chapter 14 & 15) : -- Dr. SatyendraNath Mukherjee

5:40 pm …….. Pancha-Tattwa Kirtan : -- Prabir Banik

6:00 pm …….. Gour-Katha : "Gouranga Mahaprabhu & Pancha-Tattwa" -- Prabir Banik

6:20 pm …….. Nam-Sankirtan : -- Nityananda Podder & NYMSS

6:30 pm .......... Gour Katha : "Introd. to Chaitanya-Charitamrita & JhariKhanda Lila" -- Shyamal Banik

6:45 pm …….. Chaitanya-Charitamrita Geet (JhariKhanda Lila) : -- NYMSS Group (Lead by Chhabi De, Supriti Banik & Rana Ghosh)

7:10 pm …….. Nam-Sankirtan : -- Lead by NY Krishna-Bhakta-Sangha Group

7:25 pm …….. Gour-Katha : "Gouranga Mahaprabhu’s Teachings" -- Shyamal Banik

7:35 pm ……. Nam-Sankirtan -- Lead by NY Bangladesh-Hindu-Mandir group

7:50 pm …….. New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha (NYMSS) Introduction & Appeal for Support and Membership : -- Nripen Dhar

7:55 pm …….. Nam-Sankirtan : -- Lead by NY Gita-Sangha Group

8:10 pm …….. Bhaktigeet ("Bhojo Krishna-Gobinda …"): -- Nityananda Podder & Prabir Banik

8:20 pm ...,..… Gour Katha : "Prem-Lila, Gouranga Mahaprabhu and His Companions" -- Shyamal Banik

8:50 pm …….. Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )

9:00 pm …….. Aaroti & Kirtan : -- Lead by Rana Ghosh , Nityananda Podder, Prabir Banik & joined by all the Devotees and Congregation

9:30 pm .......... Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad dist. started at 6:00 PM)


Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Monday, February 24, 2003, 9:00 a.m.:

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
(Followers of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
and Registered in the State of New York - EIN 11-344073)

Cordially invites you, your family and friends to
our "Gour-Purnima" Utsav to be held at
Bangladesh Hindu Mandir : 94-39 44th Avenue,
Elmhurst, New York 11373 (Tel# 718-446-6727)
On Saturday, March 22, 2003.

PROGRAM

3:00 pm ....... Guru Bandana

Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan

HariKatha Paath/ Bhajan / Bhaktigeet / Gour-Geet

4:00 pm ........ Chaitanya-Charitamrita Paath & Shiksha-astaka (Alochana)

5:00 pm …… Bhajan / Kirtan / Nam-Sankeertan

5:20 pm ........ Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath

6:00 pm ...…. Gour-Geet & "Gour-Katha "

6:45 pm …… Bhajan / Gour-Geet / Nam-Sankeertan

7:00 pm ....… Gour Katha : "Prem-Lila, Mahaprabhu & his Companions"

8:00 pm …... Bhajan / Kirtan /Nam-Sankeertan

8:15 pm …... Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )

8:30 pm …... Aaroti & Kirtan

9:00 pm ....... Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad dist. starts at 5:30 PM)

Directions: Subway: #7 Train to Junction Blvd , Walk 3 blocks south along Junction Blvd., Turn right at 44th Ave before the over-bridge. Driving: LIE: Exit Junction Blvd, Drive about ~1 mile north along Junction Blvd, Turn left at 44th Ave. Grand Central Pkway: Exit Northern Blvd (west), Go ~1 mile along Northern Blvd (west), Turn Left (south) on Junction Blvd (~ 94 St.), Go ~1 mile, Turn right on 44th Ave. For more information:(718) 776-6976, (718) 275-7786, (516) 939-2736, (718) 347-8178, (718) 639-5844.

Visit our Website: http://home.att.net/~pbdas


Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Monday, February 18, 2003, 4:30 p.m.:

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha celebrated SriSri Nityananda Trayodashi day as a part of its monthly Istho-Goshti at the house of Rana Ghosh in Forest Hill, New York on February 15, 2003 during the hours of 4 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. The details of this program will be posted here at a later date.


New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha

Report of
"Mahanambrata-Jayanti"
Utsav
held
On Saturday, December 28,2002
.

PROGRAM

Directed and Co-ordinated by Shyamal Banik


3:30 pm ....... Guru Bandana -- NYMSS & Congregation

Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan -- NYMSS & Congregation

PrabhuGeet & HariKatha Paath/Kirtan -- Prabir Banik

4:15 pm ….. Introduction to Mahanam Grantha Collections / Publications written by Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari -- Shyamal Banik
4:20 pm .…. Mahanam Grantha Paath -- Ramaprasad GhoshRoy

4:40 pm .…. Srimon Mahanambrataji’s Letters and "Bani O Upadesh" --Shyamal Banik

4:50 pm …… Bhajan / Kirtan (Guru Narayan ….. ) –Nityananda Podder

5:00 pm …… Mahanambrata Katha --Nirmal Bhattacharyya

5:15 pm …… Bhajan / Kirtan --Shomik Chaudhury

5:25 pm .….. Srimon Mahanambrataji’s Letters and "Bani O Upadesh" --Shyamal Banik

5:35 pm …… Bhajan / Kirtan (SriGuru CharanaSadma ….) -- Prabir Banik

5:40 pm …… Mahanambrata Jiban Alekhya (life and work) and opinions of contemporary spiritual leaders about Srimon Mahanambrataji --Shyamal Banik

6:20 pm ...... Bhajan / Kirtan : Mahanambrata_Geet -- Supriti Banik

6:25 pm ….. A letter written by a renowned Western Philosopher about Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachariji’s Mission and Achievements in the west . –Parikshit Mazumdar

6:35 pm …. Bhajan / Kirtan : Prabhu_Geet -- Nepal Kundu

6:40 pm …. Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachari – "A Rare combination of wit and wisdom" (A Letter from America) -- Shyamal Banik

6:55 pm ...... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath --Dr. Satyendanath Mukherjee

7:25 pm .…. Nam-SanKirtan --NYMSS & Congregation

7:35 pm .…. Srimon Mahanambrataji’s Letters and "Bani O Upadesh" --Shyamal Banik

7:45 pm ..… About us (NYMSS) and an appeal for joining us –Shyamal Banik

*** Memorial Service for SanghaGuru
Srimat Nabanibandhu Brahmachari ***
(who passed away recently)

7:55 pm .…. Introduction about Srimat Nabanibandhuji -- Shyamal Banik and Bhajan / Kirtan (Kotha gela …) -- Prabir Banik and Srimat Nabanibandhuji’s life and work -- Prabir Banik

8:15 pm ..... Mahanambrata Katha & Mahanam Grantha Paath --Dr. Satyendanath Mukherjee

8:30 pm …. Bhajan / Kirtan (Sundara Purusha ……..) -- Prabir Banik

8:35 pm ..... Mahanambrata Katha -- Nripen Dhar

8:45 pm …. Bhajan / Kirtan : (Bhojo Kishna-Gobinda …) -- Nityananda Podder, Prabir Banik & Congregation

8:55 pm …. Mahanambrata Katha -- Topic: "Krishna-Prem, Manab-Prem & Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachari ." --Shyamal Banik

9:15 pm ….. Nam-SanKirtan -- Bangladesh Hindu Mandir & Congregation

9:30 pm ….. Aaroti & Kirtan -- Lead by Rana Ghosh , Nityananda podder, Prabir Banik & joined by all devotees and Congregation

10:00 pm ...... Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad dist. Started at 6:00 PM)


Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Thursday, January 16, 2003, 10 a.m.:

Our "Mahanambrata-Jayanti" Utsav (98th Appearance day of Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachari) was celebrated at Bangladesh Hindu Mandir : 94-39 44th Avenue, Elmhurst, New York On Saturday, December 28,2002 with a grand success. The Mahaudhdhran Lila Kirtan combined with topics of tributes to SriSri Mahanambrata Brahmachariji and Bhagabat Geeta Path was the mainstream of the program. The details will be posted at a later date.

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha also participated in the “Rash Jatra” Festival (Agrahayan 2, 1409 – November 19, 2002 as per Bengali Panjika/Calendar) hosted by Gita Sangha of New York – http://www.gita-sangha.org and held at Satya Narayan Mandir, 75-15 Woodside Avenue, Elmhurst, New York 11373 on Sunday, December 8, 2002.


Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Saturday, December 14, 2002, 10:45 a.m.

--- Sri Sri Nabanibandhu Brahmachariji ---


[Click for a bigger view]

[Quoted from J.L. McCreery]

"There is no death! Although we grieve
When beautiful, familiar forms
That we have learned to love are torn
From our embracing arms-

Although with bowed and breaking heart,
With sable garb and silent tread,
We bear their senseless dust to rest,
And say that they are "dead",

They are not dead! They have but passed
Beyond the mists that blind us here
Into the new and larger life
Of that serener sphere.

They have but dropped their robe of clay
To put their shining raiment on;
They have not wandered far away-
They are not "lost" nor "gone."

Though disenthralled and glorified
They still are here and love us yet;
The dear ones they have left behind
They never can forget."

As we most solemnly grieve your untimely and unexpected departure from amongst us, with a sense of monumental loss of a saint like you in an intensely agonized heart, we pay our sincerest tribute to your everlasting soul in the abode of heaven. Please kindly accept our “Pranam” (salutation) for all time to come and bless us from Golok Dham (heaven). May your ‘Nitya Lila’ eternize our heart of hearts to give us strength, mental and moral, and provide us with your guidance from heaven in our present stance.

Your seva (divine services) to Prabhusundar, all-round contribution to Mahaudhdharan Lila – initiated by Prabhu Jagadbandhusundar and defined by him as ‘The Lila Combination Of All’ that replicates Braja Lila and Goura Lila with Mahaudhdharan Lila, your unbounded service to Mahanam Sampraday of India will abide forever amidst the Mahanam Sankirtan Yajna to the present and future shebaits of the Sampraday. As we are overwhelmingly perplexed and grieved by your premature departure, we know your divine karma will continue timelessly being carried on by your associates, followers and disciples no doubt! It is a divine opportunity for all of us to make special tribute to your legendary Mahanam Kirtan and Arati along with countless other contributions to Mahanam Sampraday and Mahaudhdhran Lila!

[Sri Sri Nabanibandhu Brahmachari, the latest President of Mahanam Sampraday of India, was stationed in Faridpur Sri-Angan Ashram – the primary Lila Bhumi (land of lila) of Sri Sri Prabhu Jagadbandhu and the abode of Perpetual Mahanam Kirtan Yajna, departed from his mortal body on Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 2 p.m. at Belle Vue Nursing Home, Kolkata, India. As he rushed for Evening Arati Kirtan across from the VIP Road towards the premises of the Raghunathpur Temple, Kolkata, he was hit by a motor-cycle rider and got seriously injured and passed the last few days of his life in a state of coma, before his final exit from mortal life. His body had been carried to Faridpur Sri-Angan on Friday, December 13, 2002, where his mortal body will be laid in his memorial samadhi in due time amidst proper rituals. Nabanibandhuji had the accident while hurrying to cross the VIP road upon hearing the Arati bells on the fateful day. Quite coincidently, his body arrived at Mahanam Angan on Friday, December 13, 2002, just when Sandhya Arati was about to begin. Sri Sri Nabanibandhuji was one of the most beloved and acclaimed disciples of Sri Sri Mahanambrata Brahmachariji. More details will be posted in this section as and when available.]


Posted from Brooklyn, New York - Wednesday, November 29, 2002, 8:00 p.m.

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
(Followers of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
and Registered in the State of New York - EIN 11-344073)

Cordially invites you, your family and friends to
our "Mahanambrata-Jayanti" Utsav (98th Appearance day of Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachari) to be held
at
Bangladesh Hindu Mandir : 94-39 44th Avenue,
Elmhurst, New York On Saturday, December 28,2002.

PROGRAM

3:30 pm .......... Guru Bandana, Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan

HariKatha Paath, Bhajan / Bhaktigeet /Kirtan

4:30 pm ……. Mahanam-Grantha Paath followed by Nam-SanKirtan

5:15 pm .......... Mahanambrata Jiban Alekhya followed by Nam-SanKirtan

6:00 pm .......... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath

Bhajan / Bhaktigeet / Kirtan

6:45 pm ...,..… Mahanambrata Katha, Alochana & Mahanam-Grantha Paath

Bhajan / Bhaktigeet / Kirtan

8:00 pm ...,..… Mahanambrata Katha : "Krishna-Prem & Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachari "

Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )

9:00 pm …….. Aaroti & Kirtan

9:30 pm .......... Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad dist. starts at 6:00 PM)

Directions:
Subway: #7 Train to Junction Blvd. Walk 3 blocks south along Junction Blvd., Turn right at 44th Ave before the over-bridge.
Driving: From LIE: Exit - Queens Blvd/Junction Blvd, Drive about ~1 mile north along Junction Blvd, Turn left at 44th Ave.
From Grand Central Pkway:Exit - Northern Blvd (west), Go ~1 mile along Northern Blvd (west), Turn Left (south) on Junction Blvd (~ 94 St.), Go ~1 mile, Turn right on 44th Ave.
For more information: (718)776-6976, (718)275-7786, (516)939-2736, (718)347-8178, (718)639-5844.

Visit our Website:
http://home.att.net/~pbdas


Brooklyn, New York - Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 10:30 a.m.

A brief review

The Janmastami-Radhastami Festival celebrated by New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha resulted in the culmination of festivies highlighting the confluence of Mahakirtans of Braja Lila, Gour Lila and Mahaudhdharan Lila in a further confluence of Mahanam Sevak Sangha, Bangladesh Hindu Mandir and Gita-Sangha of New York. Remarkably, all the three religious organizations comprised of Bengalee members of West Bengal and Bangladesh.

It was indeed quite assuring to note that Braja-Gour-Mahaudhdharan Lilas have produced devotees of recognizable expertise to carry on, extend and preach the most sanctified services around the world in the names of the Lords of Vrindaban, Nabadwip and Faridpur, from New York City, considered as the Capital of the World, in terms of its spirit among other things!

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha most humbly feels that by the divine grace of the triad of incarnations of Sri Krishna, Sri Chaitanya (and Nityananda Prabhu as one) and Sri Prabhusundar it will succeed to expand their messages of love and devotion furthermore at the time of the real need at this crucial time of urcertainty of worldwide peace, as the members continue to provide its programs that propagate unadulterated prema-bhakti (love and devotion) of their incarnating gods, to the community in this city and neighborhoods. May our Gurudev Sri Mahanambrataji, upon whose blessings and guidance we live, bless us from his perpetual abode of heaven in carrying out our sacred tasks in his name and fulfilment!

Details of...
Janmastami-Radhastami Festival Celebration by
New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
at
Bangladesh Hindu Mandir
on Saturday, September 14, 2002
PROGRAM
(Cordinated by Shyamal Banik)

4:00 pm ........ Guru Bandana : --- NYMSS & joined by all Devotees/Attendees

4:10 pm …… Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan : ---NYMSS & joined by all Devotees/ Attendees

4:40 pm …… HariKatha Paath –(Subal-Milan): --- Prabir Banik

5:00 pm …….. Nam-SanKirtan & Radha-Krishna Lila Geet: --- Gita-Sangha of Jamaica (Queens), New York

5:20 pm …….. Introduction to Mahanam Publications and a brief discussion on "His Holliness Dr. Srimon Mahanambrata Brahmachari and his writings": --- Shyamal Banik

5:30 pm ……. Mahanam Grantha-Paath (Krishna Lila): --- Ramaprasad Ghosh

5:45 pm ……. Bhajan / Kirtan (Brohmo-Sanhita): --- Prabir Banik

5:55 pm ........ Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath (Ninth Chapter) : --- Dr.Satyendranath Mukherjee

6:25 pm .......

*** Sept. 11 Remembrance:
Prayer for World Peace and Harmony ***

(Performed by: Dr. Satyendranath Mukherjee)

-- followed by a discussion on the role of "Krishna-Prem / Prema-Bhakti-Dharma" to achieve this goal of World Peace and Harmony. --- Shyamal Banik

6:50 pm ……. Radha-Krishna-Lila Geet : --- Supriti Banik

7:00 pm ……. Krishna-Lila Geet & Nam-SanKirtan: --- Bangladesh Hindu Mandir Group of Elmhurst (Queens), New York

7:20 pm ……..Introduction to Srimod-Bhagbatam and Krishna-Lila: --- Shyamal Banik

7:35 pm ........ Srimod-Bhagbatam Paath – (4th Chapter, 10th Canto): --- Dr. Satyendranath Mukherjee

8:05 pm …… Bhajan / Kirtan -- (Bhojo Kishna-Gobinda ……………. ) : --- Lead by Nityananda Podder, Prabir Banik & joined by all Devotees/Attendees

8:20 pm …… Introduction about us (NYMSS) and appeal for helping/joining us --- Nripen Dhar

8:30 pm …… Bhajan / Kirtan (Braja-Raja-Suta Astakam & Taba_Kathamritam Tapta Jibanam ….….) : --- Chhabi De

8:40 pm…… Radha-Krishna-Lila Geet -- (Glorify Radha-Krishna & Associates) : --- Prabir Banik & joined by Attendees/Devotees

8:50 pm ...,.. Krishna Katha -"Janmastami – Radhastami : Braja-Lila": --- Shyamal Banik

9:20 pm ……Bhajan / Kirtan : --- Parikshit Majumdar and Nityananda Podder

9:30 pm …... Aaroti & Kirtan -- Lead by Rana Ghosh , Nityananda Podder, Prabir and Subir Banik, Nepal Kundu & joined by all Devotees/Attendees.

10:00 pm ........ Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad distribution started at 6:00 PM)


Brooklyn, New York - Friday, August 23, 2002, 11:30 a.m.

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
(Followers of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
and Registered in the State of New York - EIN 11-344073)


Cordially invites you, your family and friends to
our "Janmastami-Radhastami" Utsav to be held at
Bangladesh Hindu Mandir : 94-39 44th Avenue,
Elmhurst, New York On Saturday, September 14,2002.

PROGRAM

4:00 pm .......... Guru Bandana

Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan

HariKatha Paath/ Bhajan / Bhaktigeet /Kirtan

5:00 pm ……. Krishna Katha – I

Nam-SanKirtan

5:30 pm ........... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath

Nam-SanKirtan

6:15 pm ........... Srimod-Bhagbatam Paath -- "Krishna Lila"

Bhajan / Kirtan

7:15 pm ...,..… Krishna Katha : "Janmastami – Radhastami : Braja-Lila"

8:15 pm …….. Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )

Bhajan / Kirtan

8:30 pm …….. Aaroti & Kirtan

9:00 pm .......... Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad dist. starts at 6:00 PM)

Directions: Subway: #7 Train to Junction Blvd , Walk 3 blocks south along Junction Blvd., Turn right at 44th Ave before the over-bridge.
Driving: From LIE: Exit - Queens Blvd/Junction Blvd, Drive about ~1 mile north along Junction Blvd, Turn left at 44th Ave. From Grand Central Pkway: Exit - Northern Blvd (west), Go ~1 mile along Northern Blvd (west), Turn Left (south) on Junction Blvd (~ 94 St.), Go ~1 mile, Turn right on 44th Ave.
For more information
: (718)776-6976, (718)275-7786, (516)939-2736, (718)347-8178, (718)639-5844.
Visit our Website:
http://home.att.net/~pbdas


Brooklyn, New York - Friday, August 2, 2002, 4:00 p.m.

Details of...
Guru Purnima Utsav
held on Saturday, July 27, 2002, at
24 Lillian Lane
Plainview, Long Island, New York

With great splendour, New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha celebrated Guru Purnima Utsav on Saturday, July 27/2002 at the residence of Llony & Parikshit Majumder in Long Island, New York.

More than 100 devotees assembled and all of them stayed till the entire celebration was over.

At the outset, disciples of Bhagabat Gangotri Dr.Mahanambrata Brahmachari chanted Slokas (Guru Bondona) and performed Naam Kirtan.

Thereafter, beautiful Bhajans were rendered by a group of 25 Sri Chinmoy Mission Bhajan singers, dressed in immaculate red-bordered white sarees, thus creating a serene atmosphere befitting the occasion. The songs, all in Bengali, written and tuned by Sri Chinmoy, were of universal appeal and helped all devotees to pay obeisance to their respective Gurus.

Recitation of the 6th chapter followed by a discourse on Dhyan-Yoga of Shrimad Bhagabat Gita was done by Dr.Satyen Mukherjee. He ably established the critical relevance of this Dhyan Yoga's directives to Guru and Guru Purnima.

Dr.Mahesh Shastri, a renowned Vedic scholar from Vrindavan, expanded the basics of Guru and Guru Purnima and elaborated on mind-controlling principles to attain the Guru's lotus feet. His rendering of scriptural Sanskrit slokas and sutras and witty discourses in English interspersed with Hindi was a pleasure to listen to.

Sri Prabir Banik's meledious rendering of Kirtan from "Hari-Katha" and Sri Netai Poddar's devotional, emotionally sung Guru-Bandana struck a note among all present.

That without Prem, it is not possible to receive the blessing of Sri Krishna or Vyas Guru, who actually is a part of Samasti Guru-Lord Krishna, was deftly explained by Sri Bikash Rudra (visiting), President of the Parent-body, Mahanam Sevak Sangha,Calcutta. He cited interesting personal experiences which clearly elaborated that when the longing occurs and one becomes a devotee in the real sense - his Guru will himself appear, bless and take all his cares till the devotee REALIZES the LOTUS FEET of Lord Krishna. He drew the gathering's attention to a Bhajan sung by the Chinmoy Mission :

"Amar Guru Sobar Guru Only Supreme
Amra Sobai Supreme'r Infinity's Dream"

and ended with reciting a beautiful poem by Sri Rabindranath Tagore.

Group Singers of Bangladesh Hindu Mandir ably led by Sri Ratan Dhar and Smt. Chandra Ghosh kept the entire crowd deeply enthralled and moved them all into serene raptures.

The celebration ended with Puja Aroti performed by Sri Rana Ghosh followed by two evergreen Kirtans written by Dr.Mahanambrata Brahmachari, performed by Parikshit, Netai Poddar & Nepal Kundu before distribution of the sumptuous Prasad and dessert.

All the attendees were in high praise of the day's performance and the joy they received at a high spiritual level.

All hoped that New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha would maintain this level of excellence in all their future programs.


[Bandhu Parikrama Utsav in Bangladesh during June-July 2002]
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Brooklyn, New York - Tuesday, July 29, 2002, 4:00 p.m.

The Guru Purnima Utsav
was celebrated on Saturday, July 27, 2002 by
New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
amidst its usual festive grandeur in an ambience of candor and devotion at
24 Lillian Lane
Plainview, Long Island, New York 11803

The details of the Program will be posted in this section as soon as they are available. Please check back this section at a later date for further details.
Brooklyn, New York - Tuesday, June 18, 2002, 7:15 a.m.

Details of...
"Bandhu-Navami" Utsav
celebrated by
New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
at 106-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills,
New York 11375 (Tel# 718-275-7786)
On Saturday, May 25, 2002.

PROGRAM
(
Co-ordinated by Shyamal Banik)

2:30 pm ........ Guru Bandana (NYMSS Group & Congregation)
Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan (NYMSS Group & Congreg.)
HariKatha Paath/ Bhajan / Bhaktigeet (Prabir Banik)
3:30 pm ........ Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath (Dr. SatyendraNath Mukherjee)
Kirtan / Bandhu-Geet (Nityananda Podder)
4:15 pm ........ BandhuLila-Tarangeeni Paath & Bandhu Katha: "Bandhu Jiban Alekhya – Bandhu-Lila summary" (Prabir Banik)
5:15 pm ….... Bhajan / Kirtan (Chhabi De)
5:30 pm ...…. Bandhu Katha : "Prem-Lila & Prabhu JagatBandhu Sundar and thinking of modern man" (Shyamal Banik)
Bhajan / Kirtan (Prabir Banik)
7:00 pm…… Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )
7:15 pm …... Aaroti & Kirtan (Lead by Rana Ghosh and joined by NYMSS Group, Congregation and all Devotees including children)
7:30 pm ....... Prasad Distribution

For more information: (718)776-6976, (718)275-7786, (516)939-2736, (973)275-0040, (718)639-5844, (718)347-8178. Enrolling new members now; Join us.

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OR
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Brooklyn, New York - Wednesday, May 8, 2002, 11:35 a.m.

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha
(Followers of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
and Registered in the State of New York - EIN 11-344073)

Cordially invites you, your family and friends to
our "Bandhu-Navami" Utsav to be held at
106-17 Union Turnpike, Forest Hills,
New York 11375 (Tel# 718-275-7786)
On Saturday, May 25, 2002.

PROGRAM

2:30 pm .......... Guru Bandana

........................ Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan

........................ HariKatha Paath/ Bhajan / Bhaktigeet

3:30 pm .......... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath

........................ Bhajan / Kirtan

4:15 pm .......... BandhuLila-Tarangeeni Paath & "Bandhu Katha"

5:15 pm …...... Kirtan / Bandhu-Geet

5:30 pm .....…. Bandhu Katha : "Prem-Lila & Prabhu JagatBandhu Sundar"

........................ Bhajan / Kirtan

6:30 pm …….. Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )

6:45 pm …….. Aaroti & Kirtan

7:00 pm .......... Prasad Distribution

Directions: Subway: #E, #F, #G, #R Train to 71 St.- Continental Ave. Take Bus #Q23 (5 minutes’ bus ride) from south side of Queens Blvd. Get down at Metropolitan Ave stop and walk 1 blocck thru 72 Drive towards Union Tpke ; Corner house on right (72 Drive & Union Tpke).

Driving
: From Grand Central Pkwy, Take Jackie Robinson Pkwy to first exit (#6: Metropolitan Ave); Turn right at Metropolitan Ave, Turn left at 2nd traffic light onto 72 Drive; Go one block (do not cross Union Tpke).

For more information
:
(718)776-6976, (718)275-7786, (516)939-2736, (973)275-0040, (718)639-5844, (718)347-8178.

Enrolling new members please join us now.


Visit our Website ---
http://pbdas.home.att.net
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Brooklyn, New York - Tuesday, April 9, 2002, 7:00 p.m.

New York Mahanam Sevak Sangha

(Followers of Dr. Mahanambrata Brahmachari
and Registered in the State of New York - EIN 11-344073)

Details of

"Gour-Purnima" Utsav celebrated at
Bangladesh Hindu Mandir : 94-39 44th Avenue,
Elmhurst, New York 11373 (Tel# 718-446-6727)
On Saturday, March 30, 2002.

PROGRAM
(
Co-ordinated by Shyamal Banik)

3:00 pm .......... Guru Bandana (NYMSS Group & Congregation)
Chandrapat & Mahanam Kirtan (NYMSS Group & Congreg)
HariKatha Paath/ Bhajan / Bhaktigeet (Prabir Banik)
3:45 pm Nam-Sankirtan (Lead by NY Gita-Sangha)
4:00 pm .......... Srimod-Bhagabad Geeta Paath (Rana Ghosh)
4:30 pm …….. Bhaktigeet (Nityananda Podder and Prabir Banik)
4:40 pm Nam-Sankirtan (Lead by NY Bangladesh-Hindu-Mandir)
5:00 pm Gour-geet / Kirtan (Supriti Banik)
5:10 pm .......... Gour Katha : "Introd. to Chaitanya-Charitamrita & Roy- Ramananda Sangbad" (Shyamal Banik)
5:40 Chaitanya-Charitamrita Paath : Roy-Raman-S (Prabir Banik)
Bhaktigeet (Shikshashtak) / Kirtan (NYMSS Group)
6:20 pm ...,..… Padabali Kirtan : "Nemai - Sanyas"(NY Chaitanya Sampraday)
7:20 pm …….. NY Mahanam Sevak Sangha Introduction & Appeal for Support and Membership (Nripen Dhar)
7:30 pm …….. Bhajan / Kirtan (Chhabi De)
7:40 pm ...,..… Gour Katha : "Prem-Lila, Gouranga Mahaprabhu and Today’s World" (Shyamal Banik)
8:40 pm …….. Alochana (Questions, Discussion, Opinion, Comments ... )
Gour-geet / Kirtan (Prabir Banik)
9:00 pm …….. Aaroti & Kirtan (NYMSS Group and Congregation/devotees)
9:30 pm .......... Final Prasad Distribution (Prasad dist. started at 6:00 PM)

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