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"The Name of Krishna and Krishna Himself are the same, and if you abuse those who are preaching Their glories, the Name will not be happy with you. The Name will not then appear in your heart."

- Srila Govinda Maharaj

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The Acharya Board of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
 
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14 June 2021

Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu)..

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:

Sripad Paramananda Prabhu of Russia recalls: "Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj described to me some of the qualities of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (formerly Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu) while giving me my name at the time of initiation." Read more...

11 June 2021

Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:

 Audio: Names of the Deities. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. (12 September 2006)
Download, or listen online (15+ minutes, 1.8 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (3.6 MB mp3 audio)

Pictures, and lecture excerpt from the morning class given by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj in glorification of the Deities' Names on this anniversary festival, 2008.

9 June 2021

thumbThe Acharya Board of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math convened on the auspicious Appearance Day of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

Being less than a month since Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's passing away they discussed the ongoing help and shelter to the devotees suddenly in separation from their Divine Master Srila Acharya Maharaj.

The Acharya Board wishes to express support for the devotees within India (and elsewhere) who are responsibly arranging to continue the Seva activities of the various Temples and Ashrams.

The Acharya Board members have been in communication with one another since Srila Acharya Maharaj's disappearance and have availed themselves of the opportunity of this meeting to be together and extensively discuss topics in relation to the Mission in India.

-(Summary approved by each of the Board members)

7 June 2021

Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:

Audio: Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's Appearance Day. Informal talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj over the phone with Madhusudhan Prabhu from Hawaii in May 2000.
"Vrindavan Das Thakur is the incarnation of Vedavyas for Chaitanya lila, and that Vrindavan Das Thakur, today is his appearance day. We are so happy when we are reading Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat, we cannot believe how sweet is this book... Actually, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur mentioned about Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat: it is pure suddha bhakti grantha. Pure suddha bhakti -- not depending upon any reason. It is like Ganges water flowing from up to down... Vrindavan Das Thakur was direct and last disciple of Sri Nityananda Prabhu and very much intoxicated with the Pastimes of Nityananda Prabhu."
Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 30 May 2000.
Download, or listen online (20+ minutes, 4.8 MB mp3 audio)

Bengali: Sloka in glorification of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami composed by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Published in the introductions of our Bengali Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat and Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita. Srila Gurudev recites the verse and explains its meanings in the above audio (of 30 May 2000). Read here in Bengali the Introduction of our Chaitanya Bhagavat.

Vyasa Avatar. The pranam mantra of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur (English translation) composed by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, as well as a lecture in which Srila Govinda Maharaj explains the mantra's meaning. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's Appearance, illustrated article for the children devotees in honour of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's Appearance Day, prepared by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi of Holland:
"When Mahaprabhu left this world Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur was about twenty years old. He was initiated by Sri Nityananda Prabhu. He was most probably the very last disciple Sri Nityananda Prabhu initiated...."

31 May 2021

Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:

Text and Audio. About Sri Ramananda Ray from the book by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: 'The Search for Sri Krishna, Reality the Beautiful.'
This chapter 'Reality the Beautiful' is available as a text 'pdf' file and as a reading, spoken by Sripad B.S. Tridandi Maharaj:
Part one (21 mins 2.4 MB mp3 audio).
Part two (21 mins 2.4 MB mp3 audio).

Meeting, teachings and qualities of Sri Ramananda Raya sweetly and authoritatively discussed in the chapter The Next Edition of Radha-Krishna's Pastimes of the book Revealed Truth by Srila Govinda Maharaj. 1.8 MB pdf file.

Audio. Srila Ramananda Ray's glories. Morning informal darshan by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
"After Mahaprabhu, Swarup Damodar disappeared. But Ramananda Ray was so strong and strict and affectionate natured. He managed everything there in Puri Dham and everything was very quiet. We do not know if it was Mahaprabhu's instruction to him or not, but practically we are seeing that if Ramananda Ray was not there, the whole situation would have been so much sad and intolerable."
Informal morning darshan, 25 May 2008:
41 minutes, 4.9 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 9.8 MB.

Audio: "Today is the Disappearance Day of Ramananda Ray. Two exclusive General Preachers and servitors of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: one is Swarup Damodar, and another is Ramananda Ray."
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal morning darshan, 7 May 2007.
(36+ minutes, 4.2 MB mp3 audio in higher quality: 8.4 MB.)

28 May 2021

thumbAudio: Three short talks of Srila Gurudev newly posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
"Raga-marg... there [is] also some system" (24 March 2007):
Download, or listen online
(12 minutes, 18 MB mp3 audio)
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"This mantram... is service" (25 March 2007):
Download, or listen online (10 minutes, 14 MB mp3 audio) with notes and slokas
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"Worried-ness" (26 March 2007):
Download, or listen online (22 minutes, 32 MB mp3 audio)
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27 May 2021

Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:

thumb A Purifying Sun. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's pranam-mantra for Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

thumbA Genuine Goswami. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's praise of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. Translated from the daily Nadia Prakas of 7 February 1929.

26 May 2021

Purnima. Sri Krishna's Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

thumbAudio: "It is my prayer to everyone: give attention to understand the meanings." Morning darshan by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj regarding the singing of devotional songs. Additionally, an informal discussion with sannyasis on the previous day.
Recorded in Nabadwip on 23 and 22 March 2007, newly posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
Download, or listen online (Darshan, 18 minutes, 25 MB mp3 audio)
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Download, or listen online (Discussion, 12 minutes, 18 MB mp3 audio).

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:

thumbAudio: Srinivas Acharya and the stolen books. Srinivas Acharya, Narottama Thakur and Shyamananda Prabhu were sent by Jiva Goswami to preach in Bengal with the books of the Goswamis. On the way, the books were stolen by King Birahambir who had heard from his astrologer that those trunks contained a great treasure. Later, when meeting with the King, Srinivas explained the proper meaning of Srimad-Bhagavatam. The King was so impressed that he confessed to having stolen the books and took shelter at Srinivas Acharya's lotus feet and begged for initiation.
Informal discourse given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Temple in Dum Dum Park, Calcutta, 2001. Click on the link above to read more, or listen directly from here:
18+ minutes, 4.2 MB mp3 audio.

thumbAudio: Srinivas Acharya and and preaching in Bengal. Second part of the discourse. Srila Govinda Maharaj recites part of the Sri Sri Sad-Goswami-astak composed by Srinivas Acharya and tells the story of his preaching in Bengal together with Narottama Thakur and Shyamananda Prabhu. Click on the link above to read more, or listen directly from here:
9+ minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio.

Srila Srinivas Acharya's Appearance, illustrated article for the children devotees in honour of Srila Srinivas Acharya's Appearance Day, prepared by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi of Holland:
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spoke with them and said: 'Chaitanya Das, your wife is right. I want you to have a child and I want you to call the child Srinivas.' Both Chaitanya Das and his wife were very, very happy to receive this order from the Lord...."

 

20 May 2021

thumb Traditional 10 days after disappareance festival held in honour and remembrance of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is being observed today around the world.
All of the Acharya Board and senior devotees in whom Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj gave so much recognition, offer their full support to help comfort and nourish the devotees' hearts.


13 May 2021

thumbAudio: "All is related. Who has vision, he can collect from everywhere." Informal talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj from Nabadwip, 15 March 2007, posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
Download, or listen online (48 minutes, 62 MB mp3 audio)
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11 May 2021

thumb Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj passed away yesterday at 4 am to continue his dynamic service at the loving shelter of Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lotus feet. The whole world has become saddened and shocked by his sudden disappearance.
Srila Acharya Maharaj passed away in Kolkata from a heart attack while undergoing treatment against covid infection. His body was then brought to our Ekachakra Ashram where the gathering of devotees soon arranged due formalities and worship before being lowered into the samadhi at 10:30 pm - all accompanied by sankirtan and grieving hearts.
Pictures of the evening events, posted on the scsmathinternational website.
Tirobhav Mahotsava. Following the custom for honouring exalted Vaishnavas on the third day after their passing away, devotees are invited to come together online and locally as far as possible on Thursday, 13th May, in remembrance and honour of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

10 May 2021

thumbSrila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj passed away this morning, 10 May 2021 at 4 am, to continue his dynamic service at the loving shelter of Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lotus feet. In the meantime the whole world has become saddened and shocked by his sudden disappearance.
Srila Acharya Maharaj passed away in Kolkata from a heart attack while undergoing treatment against covid infection. His body was then brought to our Ekachakra Ashram where the gathering of devotees soon arranged due formalities and worship before lowering his body into the samadhi at 10:30 pm accompanied by sankirtan and grieving hearts.

6 May 2021

thumbAudio: Five newly prepared recordings of Srila Govinda Maharaj and several photos, posted during the last few days in the flow of sweetness of Srila Gurudev's discourses and pictures available on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
All are with a subscribable podcast link, and most are with accompanying notes and sloka list.


17 April 2021

thumbWorldwide Ekadashi dates (and breaking fast times) calculated for specific locations. Folowing Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's directives, only these dates are separately calculated for worldwide locations, other dates are followed according to the calendar of Nabadwip.

14 March 2021

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2022 for Nabadwip is now available. Worldwide Ekadashi dates and paran times for the coming year are being calculated and will be available presently.

21 January 2021

thumbnewAudio: Twenty recordings of Srila Govinda Maharaj and several photos, posted during the last month in the recently restarted flow of sweetness of Srila Gurudev's discourses and pictures available on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
The site now includes a podcast section with the option of sending automatic notification of newly published lectures.

...earlier updates >>


Please see our Earlier Updates for earlier updates this year and a full listing of thousands of earlier web-pages including pictures, reports, audios, videos, books, articles, etc. from Nabadwip, Kolkata and around the world. Plus a section of Srila Govinda Maharaj's World Tours with many links connected with his broad, affectionate preaching abroad.

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  • What's New? — for what's happening here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, India, and affiliated centres around the world. Includes topical pictures, dispatches, current events.
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  • Archive Memories. Mainly with pictures going back to 1999.
  • World Tours page with information, dispatches and photos from all recent tours made by Srila Govinda Maharaj. News of any pending tours will also be posted here.

If you are looking for information, books, publicity material, etc. these may be helpful:

  • Books — for purchases, downloads, descriptions and excerpts.
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  • Audio: several lectures by our Acharyas as well as morning classes by our sannyasi section, and kirttans. Spoken Books are also now available for free download.
  • Useful downloads, for pictures of our Gurudevas, pamphlets, diacritic fonts, mini-posters of quotations.
  • Tips for pilgrims — with practical information for pilgrims planning to visit our Temples in India.

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Main Vaisnava Dates:
Nabadwip's Calendar to 2022).
Plus an extensive list of local Ekadashi dates and paran times worldwide to 2022.)

JUNE 2021
14 Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).
20 Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.
21 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
22 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 4:56 and 7:39 a.m.
23 Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.
24 Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.
25 Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.
26 Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.
29 Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.
JULY 2021
5 Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.
6 Mahadvadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
7 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:01 and 9:28 a.m.
9 Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
11 Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.
12 Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.
15 Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed the following day in Sri Puri Dham)
17 Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.
19 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi.
20 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).
21 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:06 and 9:30 a.m.
24 Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya (when started on Purnima as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math). Appearance of Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj.
26 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.
28 Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.
   
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. For local Ekadashi dates and paran times, please consult your nearest Centre.)
  'Fast' on Ekadahsi or Maha-dvadashi, refers to fasting from grains.
  'Paran' the day after such fasting days, refers to breaking fast with grains, after sunrise (unless otherwise stated) and before a specified time.
  Optional morning fast is observed in honour of prominent Vaisnavas on their appearance and disappearance days.
Full Vaishnava Calendar