Ananda Sambada

The Archives Project

The Archives has been going in one form or another for around three decades, and began with the Tape Ministry at Bhubaneswar, with various branches appearing around the world, involving various devotees like Nimai Pandit das, Rasikananda das, Ananta das, Nalini devi dasi, and Janeshwar das. After Srila Gurudeva left this world, the tape minsistries morphed into the Archives project, and involved devotees in the USA, Dhruva Maharaja das in Bhubaneswar, Govindananda das in Australia, and Titiksu and Jayanti Sri dasi based in France. So much work has been done by various devotees over the years to ensure that the Srila Gurudeva's recordings and other material relating to His Divine Grace has been protected and saved for posterity. In 2020, Abhirama das took charge of the Archives project in Bhubansewar, under the direction of HH Haladhara Swami, with an intention to professionalize the project. However, for now the Archives project is back under the care of Iskcon Bhubaneswar, with Sri Upendra Misra prabhu looking after everything.