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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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14 October 2017

The grand 123nd appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Sri Vyasa Puja address, 1985, to the gathered assembly. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj expresses appreciation and makes a heartfelt appeal to the gathered devotees from India and around the world.
Sri Vyasa Puja, 7 November 1985 (excerpt):
8 minutes, 1.9 MB mp3 audio

thumbSri Guru Puja Editorial, 1956. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the fortune of the soul with and without the grace of Sri Guru. Translated from the Bengali editorial published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, November 1956, in honour of the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and posted in English on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

thumbAudio: Srila Sridhar Maharaj on his own Sri Vyasa Puja day 1985. A very sweet audio recording of Srila Sridhar Maharaj spoken on 7 November 1985, his own Vyasa Puja Day, that is referred to in Sripad Sagar Maharaj's article published in Dignity of Divine Servitor:
"The day after Srila Guru Maharaj gave Srila Govinda Maharaj sannyas was Guru Maharaj's own Appearance Day and he was very happy on that day. Early that morning I went to see him and said, 'Srila Guru Maharaj, yesterday you gave Srila Govinda Maharaj sannyas; but I think he took sannyas many, many lifetimes ago.'
"He replied, 'Oh, you want to say that this is only being done to show the people who he is, but actually he is much more than that?' Srila Guru Maharaj was smiling and laughing, and on that morning, his own Appearance Day, he sat on his chair and for maybe two or three hours he talked about Srila Govinda Maharaj. This was the Appearance Day of the Guru but the Guru was doing kirttan of the disciple!"
This recording is of only 26 minutes. If anyone has the remainder of this talk, please let us know so we can share that, too, for the satisfaction of Srila Guru Maharaj.
26 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

1961 Vyasa Puja Offering. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's prayer on the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan of November 1961, and posted now with accompanying transliteration and English translation on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Audio: Hapaniya Festival, the day after Srila Guru Maharaj's Vyasa Puja 1989. Srila Govinda Maharaj describes the glories of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his holy place of appearance, Sripat Hapaniya.
"Srila Guru Maharaj is transcendental form, not mundane, so when his appearance day comes we can worship him in the way of Lord Krishna or Mahaprabhu. I think it will be very good that if after the Nabadwip festival we make here, next day, a festival that will be like Nandotsav... Everything here is transcendental, if we can see that, we must be benefited."
Hapaniya, 24 October 1989:
29+ minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

Sri Vyasa-Puja Address in our Lahta Temple, Russia. Discourse given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Saint Petersburg during the main festival programme of Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. English class with Russian translation. Srila Gurudev then leads the singing of 'Sri Guru Arati-stuti' composed by himself in glorification of Srila Guru Maharaj. (2006)
Download, or listen online (47+ minutes, 6.1 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality(11 MB mp3 audio).

Sri Vyasa-Puja Bengali class by Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj in the nat-mandir of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the 111th Anniversary Festival of the Appearance of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj (2006).
Download, or listen online (9 minutes, 1 MB mp3 audio).

A Day at Hapaniya, a lecture delivered by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the Advent Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, October 1989. First published in Sri Chaitanya Saraswati, Vol. I. (50 K PDF document.)

Our Wealth and Our Life: The Holy Appearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Extensive, substantial article by Jagamohini Devi Dasi written for Srila Guru Maharaj's Appearance Festival, 2006.

Newly received pictures of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, kindly given by Kshamabuddhi Prabhu to share with the devotees worldwide.

Your Most Fortunate Position by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This discourse was originally published in The Divine Message in 1984. (44 K PDF document.)

Sri Guru-Prasastih. Composition in glorification of the holy appearance of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Transliteration with English translation, originally printed in Srila Guru Maharaj, His Divine Pastimes and Precepts in Brief. (100 K PDF document.)

Srila Guru Maharaj Remembers. From a recorded conversation with His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, originally printed in Srila Guru Maharaj, His Divine Pastimes and Precepts in Brief. "I was born at midnight, Saturday 10th October, 1895. Navami tithi [lunar day] under the same sign as Lord Ramachandra...." (140 K PDF document.)

Srila Guru Maharaj's Bhajan Kutir decorated for His Divine Grace's 112th Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival (2006). (Pictures.)

Five pages of black and white archive photos and excerpts 'Meditations in Pictures and Words' of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

13 October 2017

Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Sannyas of Srila Gurudev and manifestation of Sri Radha Kunda. Audio, transcript and Russian translation of discussion in English by Paramananda Prabhu and Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi in Thailand celebrating this day in 2014. Posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Sri Radha Kunda's manifestation and Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sannyas Day, 1995. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells how, after Mahaprabhu, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan Goswamis revealed Sri Radha Kunda and set the Vaishnava standard in Vrindavan. He also glorifies extensively Srila Sridhar Maharaj and tells a story of a very sinful man, more sinful than Jagai and Madhai, who was converted into a Vaishnava by Srila Sridhar Maharaj in only one meeting.
Nabadwip, 17 October 1995:
20+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio

Receiving sannyas in 1985 on this day. A further chance to see the archive pictures from 1985 of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj bestowing sannyas upon Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Audio: "My simple presentation on this day for you all." Early morning discourse given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Temple in Saint Petersburg. His Divine Grace reflects on topics from his first coming to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math up until the present day, with a heartfelt description of how Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj conferred sannyas upon him. English class with Russian translation:
Download, or listen online (33+ minutes, 3.9 MB mp3 audio)
or:
Download, or listen online (7.7 MB mp3 audio).

11 October 2017

Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
The Embodiment of Tranquility. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifies Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj. Translated from a Bengali article originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, May 1956, posted here in English on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

thumbAudio. In remembrance of Sripad Jajavar Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells about Sripad Jajavar Maharaj's comment of Srila Sridhar Maharaj uprooting the Benares' Mayavadis' conception, throwing it away and establishing Krishna Consciousness. This took place at the time Srila Prabhupad Saraswati Thakur wanted to establish a Math in Benares.
19+ minutes, 4.5 MB mp3 audio

Pranam mantra of Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj composed by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and referred to by His Divine Grace in the 1987 recording below. Posted with English translation on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website, this mantra was first published on 10 May 1956 in Sri Gaudiya Darshan in an article commemorating Sripad Jajavar Maharaj's appearance day.

In praise of Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj chants the glories of the last devotee to receive sannyas from Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. An informal discourse recorded in 1987 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
MP3 audio with extensive summary notes (html link to summary and to 13+ minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio file).

3 September 2017

Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

thumbExcerpt from a lecture in English in which Srila Gurudev recounts the story of Sri Vamanadev and Bali Maharaj given on 24 September 2007 in Lahta, Russia, with alternating translation into Russian by Srila Avadhut Maharaj. Transcript, video and audio posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.

thumbExcerpt about Sri Jiva Goswami from the same talk by Srila Gurudev of 24 September 2007. Transcript, video and audio posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.

29 August 2017

Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

Sri Radhastami, St Petersburg, Russia, 19 September 2007, discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Transcript and Russian translation, prepared by Tradish Prabhu and posted on the harekrishna.ru website.

2 May 2017

In appreciation of the senior Acharyas currently giving guidance, shelter and initiation in the exalted line of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Throughout the last seven challenging years since Srila Gurudev's disappearance each of them has been tirelessly nourishing devotees by presenting Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's noble mission given to us through Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj.
We invite all devotees, established as well as newcomers, to get to know each of these senior Acharyas better and thus continue to find nourishment and shelter in the present age.
Here are some links (in alphabetical order) to start your acquaintance. These can be translated to other languages via Google Translate or similar.
With full obeisances to their holy feet and ever prayerful and hopeful for their grace to help us all, both individually as well as collectively, to continue in service and association within the devotional family established by Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj:
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: scsmathinternational.com
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj: scsmathmexico.com.mx
Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj: harekrsna.ru
Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj: Theistic Media Studios 'livestream'
Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj: sevaashram.net
Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj: scsmath.com.br
 

...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.

If this is your first visit, you may be interested in the following articles:

If you are looking for news, you may be interested in these:

  • 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.
  • What was New? to look at entries over the last couple of years.
  • 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.
  • Donations — can now be made efficiently on-line too.
  • 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.

Plus more! Look around, use the 'SCSMath Search Engine,' and please also let us know what you would like to see here. Feedback, suggestions, dispatches, material — all are welcome.

This website is a part of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's aspiring devotees' humble attempt to provide more information about devotional service and to facilitate the connection of devotees worldwide.


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- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar. For local Ekadashi dates and paran times, please see the worldwide calendar calculations.)

October 2017 (continued)
10 Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
11 Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.
13 Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
14 The grand 123nd appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.
15 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
16 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 7:43 and 9:28 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.
18 Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.
19 Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.
20 Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).
21 Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj. Bhratri Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other).
23 Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
24 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.
28 Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.
31 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

November 2017

1 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:46 and 9:29 a.m.
3 Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.
4 Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).
   
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. Please consult your local Centres for local dates/times.
  '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