His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada His Divine Grace Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva
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Divine Appearance of HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva was in the village of Jagannathpur, district of Cuttack, Orissa, India, 15 km from Gadei Giri
2nd September, 1929
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Meeting HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada in Vrndavan, after extensive travelling of India in search for a spiritual master
15 Sep 1974
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  1974   HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada

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Harinam initiation given in Mayapur at the end of 1974. Srila Prabhupada said at his initiation, " Gour Govind, you will take me to Orissa."
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Srila Gurudeva with Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur 1974

Srila Prabhupada gave brahmana initiation in Bombay about a month after Harinam initiation and then sent Srila Gour Govinda Swami to Bhubaneswar, Orissa to develop the ISKCON, Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir Project
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Acceptance of Sannyasa from Srila Prabhupada, Sri Ramnavami, on the opening of Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir, Vrndavan, India, 1975.
Three main instructions Srila Prabhupada gave: 1. Translate all of my books into Oriya. 2. Under your leadership, develop the Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir in Bhubaneswar. 3. Preach Krsna Consciousness all over the world.
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Accepting Sannyasa

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Srila Prabhupada stayed 17 days in Bhubaneswar to lay the corner stone of the Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir on Lord Nityananda Prabhu's App. Day
2 Feb 1977
27 Jan - 3 Feb, 1977
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  1977   Srila Prabhupada in Bhubaneswar

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Became an intitiating Guru of ISKCON, accepting disciples who had waited many years from Orissa
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  1985   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva initiating the Orissian devotees

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Preaching tour to UK, France and Switerland
Aug 1985
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Srila Gurudeva in Switerland 1985

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Accepted as full GBC member, Mayapur
1986-1996
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  1986   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

Preaching tour to France, July 1986
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Local preaching in Orissa and temple construction, 1975-1991
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Sri Sri Krsna Balaram mandir under construction

Preaching tour to USA cut short due to sickness
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Visited Mayapur for GBC meetings
Feb-Mar 1989
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  1989   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami 1989

Return to Bhubaneswar for Sri Gaura Purnima festival
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Remained in Bhubaneswar: Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep
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Visited Gadei Giri, 8 Sept 1989 for Sri Radhastami festival
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Sri Radhastami Gadei Giri

Returned to Bhubaneswar: Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec
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Visit Mayapur for GBC meetings
Feb - Mar, 1990
Return to Bhubaneswar for the Sri Gaur Purnima festival
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  1990   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami 1990

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Remained in Bhubaneswar: Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct 1990
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Bhubaneswar 1990

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First preaching tour to Australia and SE Asia, arriving in Brisbane. Toured all the major centers for 5 weeks including Singapore & Bali
26 Oct - Dec 1990
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   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Australia 1990

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Returned to Bhubaneswar
Dec 1990
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Bhubaneswar 1990

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Grand inaugurationfestival for the Sri Sri Krsna Balaram Mandir on Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day
28th Jan 1991
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  1991   Grand Inaugauration

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Visited Mayapur for GBC meetings. One of the GBC duties was to oversee the Gurukulas throughout India
Jan-Feb-Mar 1991
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Gurukula Mayapur

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Returned to Bhubaneswar
6 Mar 1991
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Visited Gadei Giri for special program
17 Mar 1991
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Srila Gurudeva at Gadei Giri

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Remained in Bhubaneswar: Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul 1991
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Preaching tour to Europe visiting France, Italy, Belgium and UK, for 5 weeks.
Jul - Aug 1991
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami in UK

Returned to Bhubaneswar for Sri Krsna Janmastami festival, Srila Prabhupada's Appearance day and 62nd Vyasa puja celebrations
Aug - Sept 1991
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Preaching tour to England, USA and Canada, visiting 17 major centers for 7 weeks
28 Sept - 16 Nov 1991
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Returned to Bhubaneswar
Nov - Dec 1991
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Preaching tour to SE Asia, including Singapore, Jakarta and Bali
17 Dec 1991 - 2 Jan 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami in Bali

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Returned to Bhubaneswar
Jan 1992
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  1992   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Special visit to the famous Sri Neela Madhava Temple, Kantilo, Orissa. Special class spoken on the story of Sri Neela Madhava
10 Feb 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Special festival for Lord Nityananda Prabhu in Bhubaneswar
16 Feb 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami on Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day

Visited Mayapur for GBC meetings
Feb -Mar 1992
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Return to Bhubaneswar for Sri Gaur Purnima festival. Remained in Bhubaneswar: Mar - Apr - May 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva

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Preaching tour to USA and Canada visiting 22 major centers for 6 weeks
19 May - 30 Jun 1992
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Return to Bhubaneswar for Gundica Marjan and Rathayatra. Remained in Bhubaneswar: Jun - Jul 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami at Rathayatra Bhubaneswar 1992

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Preaching tour to Europe for 4 weeks, visiting UK, France, Italy, Spain, and Germany
18 Jul - 20 Aug 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Vyasapuja

Return to Bhubaneswar for Sri Krsna Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day and 63rd Vyasapuja. Remained in Bhubaneswar: Aug - Sep 1992
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Visited Gadei Giri for Sri Radhastami festival
4 Sept 1992
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Australia

Return to Bhubaneswar
Sep 1992
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Preaching tour to Australia and SE Asia for 4 weeks
25 Sep - 22 Oct 1992
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Return to Bhubaneswar for Orissian Padayatra
Oct - Nov - Dec 1992
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Orissian Padayatra 1992

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Remained in Bhubaneswar for Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance day, special 2 day festival and class
5 Feb 1993
Jan - Feb 1993
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  1993   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami on Lord Nityananda's App day

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Visited Mayapur for GBC meetings
Feb 1993
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva

Visited Ekacakra Gram, the Appearance place Sri Nityananda Prabhu near Mayapur
22 Feb 1993
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Return to Bhubaneswar for Sri Gaurapurnima, 8 Mar 93. Special 3 day festival, 17-19 Mar 1992
Remained in Bhubaneswar through Mar - Apr - May
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Preaching tour to USA and Canada for 5 weeks visiting 16 major centers
12 May to 18 Jun 1993
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva

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Arrival in Bhubaneswar 18 Jun 1993 for Gundica Marjana and Rathayatra festival.
Jun - Jul 1993
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Lord Jagannatha Rathayatra 1993

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Preaching tour to Europe for 4 weeks, visiting UK, France and many other countries
Jul - Aug 1993
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Preaching in England

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Arrival in Bhubaneswar for Sri Krsna Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day and 64th Vyasapuja celebrations.
Aug - Sep 1993
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Srila Gurudeva worshipping Srila Prabhupada, Bhubaneswar

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Preaching tour to Australia and SE Asia for 3 weeks visiting all the major centers including Singapore & Bali
1 Oct - 23 Oct 1993
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva in Adelaide, Australia

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Return to Bhubaneswar
Oct - Nov 1993
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami After Class Darsan

Orissian Padayatra end of Nov - Dec 1993
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Return to Bhubaneswar Dec 1993
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Bhubaneswar

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Preaching tour to Africa visiting 8 major centers for 3 weeks
13 Jan - 30 Jan 1994
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  1994   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami in Mauritiaus

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Return to Bhubaneswar for special 2 day festival for Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day
24-25 Feb 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Srila Gurudeva Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day

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Visited Mayapur for the GBC meetings.
26 Feb - 15 Mar 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Prana Pratistha

Returned to Bhubaneswar for Sri Gaura Purnima festival, 27 Mar 1994, Remained in Bhubaneswar: Mar - Apr - May
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Preaching tour to USA and Canada for 4 weeks, visiting 16 major centers
30 May - 1 Jul 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami walking USA

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Arrival in Bhubaneswar for Gundica Marjana and Rathayatra festival
Jul 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Rathayatra

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Preaching tour to Europe visiting Belgium, UK, France and Spain for 4 weeks
29 Jul - 25 Aug 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Return to Bhubaneswar for Sri Krsna Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day and 65th Vyasapuja celebrations.
Aug - Sep 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Vyasapuja

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Visited Gadei Giri for Sri Radhastami festival
12 Sep 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Sri Radhastami Gadei Giri

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Preaching tour to Australia and SE Asia for 4 weeks including all the major centers and Singapore, Jakarta and Bali.
Sep to 26 Oct 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Australia

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Return to Bhubaneswar for annual Orissian Padayatra
Nov - Dec 1994
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Preaching tour to Africa visiting 15 major centers for 4 weeks.
3 Jan - 5 Feb 1995
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  1995   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Durban

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Return to Bhubaneswar for 2 day festival for Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day, 13-14 Feb 1995
Jan - Feb 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Visited Mayapur for GBC meetings
Feb - Mar 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Mayapur

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Returned to Bhubaneswar for Sri Gaur Purnima and Sri Ramnavami festival. Special inauguration of the lotus bud temple for Sri Sri Radha Gopinatha on Sri Ramnavami day, 9 Apr 1995.
Mar - Apr
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Special visit to Gadei Giri for 4 days. Observing the progress of Sri Sri Radha Gopaljiu Mandir construction..
Apr 1995
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GAdei Giri Temple

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Return to Bhubaneswar for Nrsimha Caturdasi
Apr- May 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Preaching tour to USA, Canada and South America for 5 weeks, visiting 20 major centers.
17 May to 29 Jun 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Towoco NJ USA 1995

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Return to Bhubaneswar for Gundica Marjana and Rathayatra festival.
Jul 1995
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Rathayatra Bhubaneswar

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Preaching tour to Europe visiting UK, Holland, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Hungary for 4 weeks. This photo is a radio interview in Holland
13 Jul - 16 Aug 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Holland Radio Interview 1995

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Return to Bhubaneswar for Sri Krsna Janmastami, Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day and 66th Vyasapuja.
Aug - Sep 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Preaching tour to Australia and SE Asia for five weeks including all the major centers and Singapore, Jakarta and Bali.
10 Sep - 14 Oct 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami in Bali 1975

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Return to Bhubaneswar for annual Orissian Padayatra
Nov - Dec 1995
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami at the Sri Alarnath Inaugauration

Special trip to Puri for the Sri Alarnatha centennial installation
30 Dec 1995
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Preaching tour to Africa visiting 11 major centers for 3 weeks.
2 Jan - 27 Jan 1996
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  1996   HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Africa

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Return to Bhubaneswar
Jan 1996
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Arrival

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Special trip to Gadei Giri
30 Jan 1996
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami Gadei Giri

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Return to Bhubaneswar for Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day festival.
2-3 Feb 1996
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Special Srila Prabhupada Centennial celebration festival, Hare Krsna Mahotsav, Orissa, India with the King of Puri. Last public address.
5 Feb 1996
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Arrival in Mayapur for GBC meetings
7 Feb 1996
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HDG Srila Gour Govinda Swami

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Divine Disappearance in Sridham Mayapur on the auspicious Appearance day of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saravati Thakura Maharaja
9 Feb 1996
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