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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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17 January 2019

Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

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

Jagadish Pandit. A short excerpt from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita about Jagadish Pandit, whose appearance is celebrated today.

13 January 2019

Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

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

Audio: Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves to take Sannyas, talk from 1982. "This day in the year Mahaprabhu stayed the last day of His family stay. This afternoon He will meet many of His friends and will appeal to them fervently to take to Krishna Nama: 'Whatever you do, in every engagement, you try to take Krishna always with you. Eating, sleeping, working, whatever you are physically engaged in, go on with the consciousness of Krishna.' Then, by the end of this night he left Nabadwip for all."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 13 January 1982:
16+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

thumb Krishna's call. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Sriman Mahaprabhu's motivations for taking sannyas. Posted on the Math's website:
"Not caring for the cold during this winter season at all, He went. There was so much heat within His body and mind. He was heated on one side by viraha, feeling separation from Krishna, and on the other side by the duty of preaching to the world about Krishna."

thumbSri Nimai Sannyas. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj expresses the grief-stricken hearts of the residents of Nabadwip in a Bengali poem published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, June 1967. Transliterated, translated into English and posted on the Math's website.

Read the following excerpt from The Golden Volcano, describing Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sannyas-lila, which begins with Him leaving His home in Katwa. Available as a pdf, or as a webpage from the very early days of, 1995.

In addition, fifty-seven illustrated web-pages of the full chapter 'A Tragedy of Separation' from 'Golden Volcano of Divine Love'.

Also, read Sripad Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaj’s answer to enquiries concerning the actual dates Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Sannyasa Lila.

thumbAudio: Sannyas day of Mahaprabhu Chaitanyadev. "Today is such a fortunate day for the conditioned souls especially because Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, who appeared with the heart and halo of Radharani, He has taken sannyas today." Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal darshan, 16 January 2008:
31+ minutes, 7.2 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Nimai Pandit becomes Chaitanyadev. After taking sannyas, for three days Mahaprabhu was in Rarhadesh intoxicated with Krishna-prema, searching 'Where is Krishna?' He wanted to go to Vrindavan, Krishna is in Vrindavan. This was His mood.
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal darshan, 14 January 2006:
45+ minutes, 7.9  MB mp3 audio

9 January 2019

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.

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

Excerpts from Srila Jiva Goswami writings and selected references to him in the books of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam, Loving Search for the Lost Servant and the Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion series.

6 January 2019

Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

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

thumbTwo kirtans written by Srila Lochan Das Thakur in praise of Sri Nityananda Prabhu: Akrodha Paramananda and Nitai Gunamani Amara.

These compositions can also be found on pages 72-74 of The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

1 January 2019

Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj. New Year's Day.

thumbAudio: New Year's Day 2007, Nabadwip, morning darshan."Srimad Bhagavatam told this for everyone: year will be glorious if we will every day, every moment try to serve Lord Krishna and remember Lord Krishna." Posted on the Absolute Sweetness website.

thumbAudio: Morning darshan, 1st January 2002, Nabadwip:
Part one: Srila Gurudev discusses the worship of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu in Hapaniya and other topics.
Part two: Srila Gurudev discusses Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami's Memorial Building and blessings of the venerable Vaishnavas.
Both recordings are posted on the Absolute Sweetness website.

Wishing a spiritually prosperous New Year to all the devotees and sincere searchers worldwide, in remembrance of the holy feet of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and the ocean of generous, deep, affectionate guidance they have given to the whole world.

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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.

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Founder-Acharya: Srila B. R. Sridhar Maharaj
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"Knowledge is above power, and above knowledge is beauty, charm, love. That is the supreme."

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar. For local Ekadashi dates and paran times, please consult your nearest Centre.)

January 2019 (continued)
17 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.
18 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 6:26 and 10:00 a.m.
21 Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.
24 Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj (because the Tritiya tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise). Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.
26 Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.
28 Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.
31 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
February 2019
1 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 6:23 and 10:02 a.m.
5 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj. Disappearance of Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.
6 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.
9 Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
10 Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi. Appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj. Sri Saraswati Puja.
12 Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.
13 Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.
14 Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.
15 Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.
16 Mahadvadashi (in Nabadwip). Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha. Fast (in Nabadwip) in honour of Mahadvadashi, the appearance of Lord Varaha, and the appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.
17 Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 6:14 and 9:59 am after the worship of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.
19 Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
22 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.
24 The 146th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Gupta Govardhan Sri Mandir, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.
25 Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
March 2019
2 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.
3 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 6:03 and 9:54 a.m.
5 Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.
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