The year 2021 marks the centennial celebration, the 100th divine appearance of our most beloved Srila Gurudeva – Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. A time to celebrate as well as reflect upon the priceless teachings we received and imbibed from him and our commitment to keep his legacy alive.
Over the past year, devotees have been discussing about making this most glorious and rare event, a most memorable one. During the Sri Navadvipa dhama parikrama 2019, many senior devotees enthusiastically agreed upon working cohesively to organize major initiatives worldwide throughout 2021 to showcase the unparalleled contribution of Srila Gurudeva in the realm of pure bhakti. Everyone agreed that this is a great opportunity to put Srila Gurudeva’s teachings on the global map for posterity.
During this meeting ‘Team Centennial’ was formed. The sole objective of this team is to facilitate global coordination; to support and collaborate with various devotees – individuals or groups – to make their offerings for the centennial. This team will also launch certain global initiatives– such as Worldwide Book Distribution, a 7-day course focussed on the specialty of Srila Gurudeva’s teachings, Memories festivals, and so on - that devotees worldwide can participate in. In addition, this team will also manage this website, the official centennial Facebook page, etc.
A core team for India was also formed. This team will oversee all the events and services to be organized in India. Similarly, many other country/region-wise centennial teams are also envisaged.
This centennial website will be a global sharing platform where all the different initiatives undertaken worldwide will be outlined. It is also a medium for devotees to share ideas, to serve together, to access resources (such the logo, banner artworks, slide-show presentations for the 7-day course, etc.) and so on.
Let's come together with our own very special and unique tributes, collaborate and inspire one another to make the centennial year a time of celebration, remembrance and service to his mission. Each one of us is uniquely touched by Srila Gurudeva. Each of us has stories to tell, insights to share and devotional sentiments to churn. Let this year, let the centennial year, be historic. Let it enter the annals of Vaisnava culture as a most memorable and joyful celebration of a truly unique rasika bhakta, our beloved Srila Gurudeva and Prayojana Acarya, Sri Srila BV Narayana Maharaja.