Wednesday, September 3, 2014
From Their Website
We are a Charitable Trust (non profit organization) having registered in India under Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 in the year 1951. The Trust is renowned for its Charitable and Social activities. The Trust was founded with a very restricted social objective - that of helping during funeral of community members. Some of these community members came together to help people from the community during funeral service, by helping them in their time of grief. The Trust also celebrates Shree Ganeshotsav Celebrations at Shree Sukriteendra Nagar, Cosmopolitan Sports Club Grounds, Kings Circle, Mumbai, India. Ganeshotsav festival is celebrated in India by Hindus to mark birth of Lord Ganesha, the invincible. Celebrations conducted by GSB Seva Mandal are unparalleled in the World and are renowned for their pomp and grandeur as well as pious atmosphere in which various ceremonies like Pooja, Havanas are offered to the Lord. Thousands of devotees congregate at the Holy venue to take "Darshan" and Holy Prasad of the Lord. The Ganeshotsav celebrations are conducted with immemse help from devotees and volunteers who contribute through their labour and donations.
Seva Mandal also conducts various philanthropic activities like Educational assistance and financial assistance to needy individuals based on merits of the case.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Goud (also spelt as Gaud or Gawd) Saraswat Brahmins are a Hindu Brahmin community in India and a part of the larger Saraswat Brahmin community. They are popularly referred to as GSBs. They are Konkani people and primarily speak Konkani as their mother tongue. They are the first Rigvedic Brahmins.
They claim their origin to the Brahmins who lived on the banks of the now-extinct river Saraswati of Pakistan Punjab or Kashmir. They derived their name from either the river Saraswati or from their spiritual leader, the sage Saraswat Muni(sage) who lived on the banks of Saraswati. These Brahmins were one of the Pancha Gawda Brahmin groups who lived north of the Vindhyas. They belonged to Smarta tradition and primarily worshiped the five deities: Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Surya and Ganesha. Throughout the course of history, the Saraswat Brahmins have migrated to a variety of locations and are found mostly in Western coast of India.
Lord Shri Krishna (Kota Kashi Math)
Shri Gaudapadacharya Math (Kavale, Ponda, Goa), Advaita school with Gaudapadacharya as Adi Guru
Gokarna Partagali Jeevottam Mutt (Partagali-Cancona, Goa), Dvaita School with Madhva Sampradaya
Sri Kashi Math (Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh), Dvaita Sampradaya
Sri Chitrapur Math (Shirali, Karnataka), Advaita School with Gaudapadacharya as Adi Guru
During the eighth month of pregnancy, a woman moves to her mother's house, especially during the birth of her first child. The expecting mother also performs Ganapathi Pooja for a successful delivery and a healthy child. On the 6th day, a pen and lamp are kept near the child's head, symbolic of a wish for an intelligent child. On the 12th day, the naming and cradling ceremony is performed wherein the paternal grandmother whispers the child's name into his/her ear and a horoscope is cast. When the child turns three months old, they are taken to the temple, and thereafter the child goes to the father's abode.
GSB's celebrate almost all festivals in Hinduism, and follow the Hindu lunar calendar (Panchang in Konkani) that gives the days on which the fasts and festivals should be observed.
Main article: Saraswat cuisine
Main article: List of Gaud Saraswat Brahmins
Goud Saraswat Brahmin
Goud Saraswat Brahmins of Cochin
List of Goud Saraswat Brahmins
Other Saraswat Brahmin Community
List of Goan Brahmin Communities
List of Saraswats
Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins
Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmin
Jump up ^ "Welcome to GSB Konkani". Gsbkonkani.net. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
Jump up ^ "Fasts and Festivals". Gsbkonkani.net. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
Suryanath U Kamath (1992). The origin and spread of Gauda Saraswats.
Venkataraya Narayan Kudva (1972). History of the Dakshinatya Saraswats. Samyukta Gauda Saraswata Sabha.
Ramachandra Shyama Nayak. Saraswath Sudha.
GSB – Kerala
GSB – Coimbatore
GSB – Mumbai
GSB – UK
GSB – UAE
GSB Seva Mandal – Mumbai
GSB Sarvajanic Ganesholsava Samiti – Mumbai
GSB Samaj Seva Sangh – Vasai, Thane (Dist.)
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Ethnic groups, social groups and tribes of Goa and the Konkan region
Goud Saraswat Brahmins Chitrapur Saraswat Brahmins Rajapur Saraswat Brahmins Kudaldeshkar Gaud Brahman
Karhade Padye Bhatt Prabhu
Chitpavan Brahmins Kramavant Joshi
Maratha 96 Kuli Maratha Konkan Maratha
Gomantak Maratha Samaj Naik Maratha Samaj Nutan Maratha Samaj
Vishwakarma Manu Maya Brahmins Kansar
Gauda and Kunbi Kunbi
Madval Dhangar Gavli Chamar Mahar (Mhar) Siddis of Karnataka
Goan Catholics Karwari Catholics Mangalorean Catholics
Goan Muslims Konkani Muslims Nawayath
I have a cosmic connection with the GSB Lord Ganesha King Circle and his followers Gaud Saraswat Brahmins .
I got an invitation to visit the GSB Seva Mandal King Circle from Amit Dinesh Pai .. son of my dearest friend late Mr Dinesh Pai..
His sister Anita Kamat Pai was there with her two children Amits wife kids and Amits mom.. Thanks to Amit Pai and my other GSB friends I was given a strategic position in front of Lord GSB and I shot the Artis Pujas before Visarjan including the auction ,
I met Dr BU Pai my mentor and his family his father in law Mr Shenoy and Sandip and Sunil Shenoy my other GSB friends .
I did not wait for the Lords Visarjan departure , as I was barefeet and I have a deep diabetic wound on my feet so walking with Lord GSB was really not possible this time ,,
I bid farewell to all my friends walked till King Circle Station and took a train back home to Bandra Station , from Bandra Station I walked home with a limping leg.
And I shot a 13 GB card ,, I am uploading now ,,at Flickr
Courtesy Jyoti A Deka Guwahati
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