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23 April 2015

Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Causeless and Irresistible. Sripad Janardan Maharaj's class given on the appearance day of Sankaracharya coinciding with the Sunday programme at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel, California.
8 May 2011, Soquel, USA:
50+ minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio

21 April 2015

Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Video. Sriman Mahaprabhu's journey to the centre of Sri Govinda Kunda beginning His Sri Chandan Yatra lila on 4th May 2003.
18 minutes, 36 MB QuickTime video. (Download and view with the freely available VLC, QuickTime, iTunes, etc.)

Also, the Lord's return journey three days later:
11 minutes, 21 MB QuickTime video.

20 April 2015

Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad 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).

18 April 2015

Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's definitive article on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's paramount sacrifice. Translated from a Bengali article originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, August 1956, and posted here in English on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

 Pandit Sri Gadadhar, the Lord's most intimate associate. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the heart of the Lord's most intimate associate. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

Audio: Srila Gadadhar Pandit's Appearance Day. Informal talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj over the phone with Madhusudhana Prabhu from Hawaii. Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 2006.
Download, or listen online (20+ minutes, 4.7 MB mp3 audio)

 The Lotus feet of Gadadhar Pandit are our sole treasure. Excerpt from 'Divine Guidance'. Chapter Two, 'On the way to Sri Puri-Dham' by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Both the feelings of Mahaprabhu and the feelings of Gadadhar Pandit were described in a beautiful sloka by our Srila Guru Maharaj: 'The lotus feet of Gadadhar Pandit are our sole treasure. He resided by the ocean of Vipralambha which was manifest by his life and soul, Lord Gauranga, who took everything from him.'"

Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Jagannathdev and His Dham. A Special discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj published in the Jagannathdev's Rathayatra edition 1995 of the Math's periodical, Sri Gaudiya Darshan. (144 K pdf file.)
"In His later pastimes, almost every day Mahaprabhu would go to the ocean and meet with Sri Gadadhar Pandit, and Sri Gadadhar Pandit would sometimes go to Gambhira and read the Srimad Bhagavatam to Mahaprabhu... Mahaprabhu considered every letter of Srimad-Bhagavatam to be a manifestation of Krsna, and when He heard it from Gadadhar Pandit’s lotus mouth He felt so much peace and felt Himself to be fully nourished. Sri Gadadhar Pandit served Mahaprabhu in this way."

'Srinivas Acharyya and the Stolen Books.' In this audio recording, Srila Gurudev, His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj, touches further on the Pastimes between Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srinivas Acharyya.

thumbAudio: Srila Gadadhar Pandit. Evening class by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's appearance day this year. "Revealed truth is not to be received the same way that you are educated about any other subject... Srila Guru Maharaj says here that ten million cupids will faint to have a glimpse of the beauty of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."
3 May 2011, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata:
63 minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Gaur Gadadhar, the supreme worshipable Deity. Sripad Tyagi Maharaj reads a transcript of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lecture from 2006 on the occasion of Gadadhar Pandit's appearance day. "We are so fortunate that Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur has told us: 'Gaur Gadadhar is the supreme worshipable Deity in this world.' He (Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur) lived in Svananda Sukhada Kunja in Nabadwip and while living there he manifested Gaur Gadadhar puja. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's disappearance day is in the same day as the disappearance day of Sri Gadadhar Pandit."
3 May 2011, Nabadwip:
46 minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio

'Lotus Eyes -- Lotus Tears: Gadadhar -- Mahaprabhu's Ecstatic Correlative,' an article by Sripad Goswami Maharaj:
'By the divine grace of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, such an astonishing conception was projected on the mirror of my conscious self -- so beautiful, luminous -- it penetrated the layers of dust and ego, covering my heart, providing a momentary glimpse into his conceptual domain.''Two Surrendered Souls,' Sripad Akinchan Maharaj reflects on this holy day in 2004:
'Srila Sridhar Maharaj says: "Gadadhar Pandit represents Radharani's mood, Her nature, Her heart." .... And at the conclusion of 'Heart and Halo,' Srila Sridhar Maharaj says that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur identified Gadadhar Pandit with Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. "That was the vision of our Gurudeva. He could see in them the same identity...."'

'The Hidden Chamber of Bhajan.' Sripad Goswami Maharaj recounts Srila Gurudev's response to a suggestion that a deity of Sri Gadadhar join the Mahaprabhu Vijay Vigraha at the Chandan Yatra Mandir in Govinda Kunda:
' "Why was the worship of Gaur Gadadhar not manifested in Mayapur? First one must become qualified about that conception. One must not only understand it theoretically but must have substantial feelings. The worship of Gaur Gadadhar was the deep bhajan of Bhaktivinoda Thakur hidden in his bhajan kutir."

15 April 2015

Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
 Sripad Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers an exalted servant of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
"All of Srila Prabhupad's (Srila Bhakti Siddanta Saraswati Prabhupad's) associates, one by one, are taking leave from this mortal world and depriving the earth of its jewels. Without this great soul, the Gaudiya sampradaya and the servitors of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are feeling an irreparable loss for which there is no solace." Read more...

14 April 2015

Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, 1982. A wonderful discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur spoken on his disappearance day.
"His heart is so full of devotion towards Nityananda and Sri Gauranga. We pray to him for a drop of that kind of pure and intense devotion towards Gaura-Nityananda from his feet." In the latter part of this recording Srila Guru Maharaj recites and explains the pranam mantrams to Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga composed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
18 April 1982:
36+ minutes, 8.9 MB mp3 audio

Flying in the Sky. In honour of the disappearance day of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, 2012, the translation of a short excerpt from his book Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat in which he expresses his heart and the gist of his gift to the world. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Introduction to Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat (English translation). Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's homage to Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur. Translated excerpt from the introduction by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Bengali publication of Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

1 April 2015

Dvadashi. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Pure devotional mood. On this day remembering Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance in 2010, naturally much emotion as well as devotion may arise in the devotees' hearts. In the following informal discourse from 1997, Srila Gurudev addresses the subject of emotion and devotion, and beautifully chants the glories of unalloyed devotional service.
Informal discourse, 4 January 1997:
20 minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Disappearance Festival 2012 evening address in English by Srila B.B. Avadhut Maharaj in Govardhan, the day of installation of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's murti in his pushpa-samadhi, Govardhan, and the second anniversary of His Divine Grace's disappearance.
"Without Guru Vaishnava we have no connection with this (divine) reality... but Guru will always come to you if you have eyes to see. We do not only see Guru in a murti form but in every disciple's heart."
Govardhan, 4 April 2012:
17+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

thumbVideo slide show presentation: Sri Guru Arati by Nrsingha Chaitanya Prabhu and Manasa Krishna Prabhu in remembrance of our Divine Master Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Download, or watch online (16+ minutes, 57 MB mp4 video)

thumbAudio: Nabadwip. Evening programme of the Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Honouring his divine Pastimes and glories ten days after His Divine Grace's disappearance from this world.
6 April, 2010. Evening Talks:
Part1: Srila B.N. Acharyya Maharaj, Sripad Mangal Maharaj and Sripad Avadhut Maharaj
32 + minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Part2: Srila B.N. Acharyya Maharaj, Sripad Giri Maharaj, Mahananda Prabhu Bhakti Ranjan, Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi, Aprakrita Prabhu, Sripad Goswami Maharaj, Laxmidhar Prabhu from Puri.
42+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

thumb Disappearance letter by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj reflecting on the passing away of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and related recent events. English translation from Russian by Kundalata Devi Dasi.

thumbAudio: Morning Grand Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Morning talks honouring his divine Pastimes and glories ten days after His Divine Grace's disappearance from this world.
6 April 2010 morning, in the nat mandir:
Part 1: 35 + minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj and Sripad Goswami Maharaj with translation into Bengali by Sripad Tirtha Maharaj.)
Part 2: 44+ minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio
(Sripad Janardan Maharaj and Sripad Ashram Maharaj with translation to Bengali by Sripad Tirtha Maharaj.)
Part 3: 28 + minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
(Sripad Avadhut Maharaj, Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj and guests.)
Part 4: 27+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.)
All (parts 1 to 4 combined): 137 minutes, 24+ MB mp3 audio.

thumbNabadwip. Grand Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Honouring his divine Pastimes and glories ten days after His Divine Grace's disappearance from this world. Pictures with captions.

thumb'Acharya Bhavan.' Srila Govinda Maharaj's veranda here at the Math, maintained with dignity by Divya Shakti Devi Dasi of USA. Pictures taken on the day of his Disappearance Festival, 6 April 2010.

thumbKolkata. Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj held at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha. Srila Gurudev's family and friends hosted the festival along traditional lines and warmly invited senior Vaisnavas including Srila Gurudev's personal servitor section. (Pictures.)

thumbAudio: "In service for the Lord and service for Gurudev many offences will come, but if you surrender to the Lord, to Srila Gurudev, Krishna himself told: 'I will remove all the offences and use him to serve Me.' That's our hope."
1 April 2010. Morning talk by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj in glorification of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

44 + minutes, 7.6 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: "Always remember Srila Gurudev through his words, through his service, following his orders, this way he will be happy. Srila Gurudev is here and he is doing everything."
31 March 2010. Morning talk by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj in glorification of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
35 + minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: "Srila Gurudev is always with us. I promised to Srila Gurudev that while I have a drop of blood in my body I will protect your Temple, your Deities and your devotees."~Srila Acharya Maharaj.
30 March 2010. Evening talks in glorification of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Sripad Goswami Maharaj, Sripad Avadhut Maharaj and Jagadananda Prabhu:
Part 1: Sripad Goswami Maharaj and Jagadananda Prabhu 27 minutes, 4.7 MB mp3 audio
Part 2: Sripad Avadhut Maharaj: 31 minutes, 5.3 MB mp3 audio
Part 3: Srila Acharya Maharaj: 19 minutes, 3.3 MB mp3 audio
All (Parts 1 to 3 combined): 77 minutes, 13.3 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Evening talks on 28 March in glorification of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Sripad Parvat Maharaj, Sripad Tirtha Maharaj, Sripad Goswami Maharaj, Mahananda Prabhu and Ratan Krishna Prabhu.
28 March 2010 evening:
Part 1: Sripad Tirtha Maharaj and Sripad Goswami Maharaj: 47 minutes, 8.2 MB mp3 audio
Part 2: Sripad Parvat Maharaj, Ratan Prabhu and Srila Acharya Maharaj: 49 minutes, 8.5 MB mp3 audio
All (Parts 1 and 2 combined): 96 minutes, 16.6 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj during the full morning programme the day after His Divine Grace's disappearance and entrance within his Samadhi.
28 March 2010 morning:
Part 1: 49 minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio
Part 2: 51 minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio
Part 3: 14 minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio
All (Parts 1 to 3 combined): 114 minutes, 19 MB mp3 audio
thumb Video and Audio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj during the full morning programme the day after His Divine Grace's disappearance and entrance within his Samadhi.
Plus several additional classes by senior devotees given during the next days here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Files posted by Sadhu Priya Prabhu on his lightningbeats.com website.

thumbNabadwip. Disappearance Day. Over 150 pictures taken as Srila Govinda Maharaj was brought to rest in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Pictures by Nimai Chandra Prabhu and posted on his vaisnavadarshan.com website.

28 March 2015

Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Sri Rama Navami, 1998. Srila Gurudev talks briefly about the life of Lord Ramachandra and calls our attention to the importance of Hanumanji in the Lord's Pastimes. "Hanumanji was the best servant of Ramachandra. Without Hanumanji we cannot worship Ramachandra, this is the main part of the story of Ramachandra's Pastimes. Without Hanumanji's satisfaction, if we will do anything it will not be fruitful. It is necessary to get mercy from Hanumanji. We are praying to Hanumanji to save our spiritual life and material life also."
Informal discourse in Govardhan by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Lord Ramachandra's Appearance Day, 2 April 1998:
6+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio

The Auspicious Advent of Sri Ramachandra ~ Guru of the Three Worlds by Jagamohini Devi Dasi. Originally posted as a webpage on Sri Rama-navami 2012 on our California Ashram's sevaashram.net website, this is now made available in simplified ePub format as well as a simplified html file for easy reading on portable devices.

thumbAudio. Sri Rama Navami informal morning class on Lord Ramachandra's appearance day 2012, by Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj. "Ramachandra's Pastimes come as this grand enlightening example for the souls of the world to see the beauty of following the dharma."
1 April 2012 in Nabadwip:
73 minutes, 16+ MB mp3 audio

25 March 2015

Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Sri Ramanuja Acharya (1983). "Ramanuja Acharya lived near about 125 years, we are told. Of all the acharyas, the first opposition was given from the Vaishnava section towards Sankar's mayavad, by Ramanuja Acharya." Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 23 February 1983:
28 minutes, 6.5 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sri Ramanuja Acharya (1982). Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells a short story about Sri Ramanuja Acharya and his desire to deliver the whole of humanity. "Ramanuja told: 'My master, your mantram is infallible. it will produce its desired result, I am sure of that, so let these persons get released. Be satisfied with their fulfilment of life. And by breaking your order, I shall have to go to eternal hell. I am ready for that, my master.' "
2 November 1982:
5+ minutes, 1.3 MB mp3 audio

Audio: "Ramanuja Acharya appeared for the correction of the Sankara Sampradaya." Morning talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his veranda in Nabadwip, 8 February 2006.
Download, or listen online (48+ minutes, 5.6 MB mp3 audio).

Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj. In remembrance of the first godbrother of Srila Srila Sridhar Maharaj to be sent by Srila Saraswati Thakur to preach in the West. Two excerpts from our publications: one by Srila Sridhar Maharaj, the other by Srila Govinda Maharaj.

11 March 2015

Yesterday's Hapaniya Festival. The grand annual festival commemorating the appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram, the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The festival in pictures.

10 March 2015

Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

China Public Programme. Earlier this year, Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj and Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram addressed a gathering at the Sino-India Yoga Association's Cunyuan yoga studio for the first public programme of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ever to be held in China outside the local Ashram premises. Report and pictures by Nilamani Prabhu, attending this year's Sri Gaura Purnima Festivals in Nabadwip.

New book in Chinese: Home Comfort. Fully re-translated and republished by Sulakshana Devi Dasi under the guidance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj, this brand new 2015 Chinese Edition is available for free download in both regular quality (2 MB pdf file) and higher quality (14 MB pdf file).

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Brief history of our Temple at Sripat Hapaniya. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.
Download, or listen online (32+ minutes, 3.7 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (7.4 MB).

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

6 March 2015

Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Misra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival.

 Sri Gaura Purnima grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Yesterday's preparations and glorious celebrations in pictures.

5 March 2015

Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Vasantotsav and Dol Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirttan. End of 529 Gaurabda year.

 Audio: Glorification of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. His Divine Grace describes the glories of this parikrama as well as the great benefit in devotional service that pilgrims receive by participating.
First broadcast on Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet Radio in 2001 as a RealMedia file, and now available to hear in mp3 format.
Nabadwip, 5 March 2001:
13+ minutes, 6.5 MB mp3 audio

New book: Sri Sri Prema-vivarta - Srila Jagadananda Pandit's love for Sriman Mahaprabhu. Verse by verse, word by word, English translation, published from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, today in honour of Sri Gaura Purnima.
Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, says about this book:
"Srila Jagadananda Pandit collected his notes on Sriman Mahaprabhu's Pastimes and teachings, and presented them in the form of a book named Prema-vivarta. This book was published by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and is full of Gaudiya siddhanta. ... Jagadananda is very sensitive about subtle things, and is known for his prema-vivarta, the peculiar characteristics of the reactions produced by his divine love."
Posted on our gaudiyadarshan.com website, books are available for purchase, and digital pdf copies are available for free download.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama - fourth day. Pictures from yesterday, the last day of this year's Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. The devotees end up at the village of Mamgachi, the place of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance, where lunch prasad is served before the return walk to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math accompanied by nagar-sankirtan.

Useful Nabadwip 'Welcome Pamphlet' in pdf format made in the Math for pilgrims attending this year's Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and Sri Gaura Purnima Festivals, and helpful to everyone around the world following this year's festivities at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. También disponible en español.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Sri Gaura Purnima, 1998. "Actually what Mahaprabhu has shown in His Pastimes, is the exclusive madhurya rasa lila... Radharani's heart and halo not will be manifested with a Yuga-avatar... The Yuga-avatar Krishna's action is to preach the Harinama sankirtan. What we are telling about Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, that he, like Yuga-avatar, gave the whole Krishna conception to the whole world. It is also work of the Yuga-avatar. But the mood of Radharani with heart and halo, only Krishna with Radharani can represent this in front of us - not for us, but for His own interest. "
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Gaura Purnima day, 13 March 1998:
21+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio

Celebrating Sri Gaura Purnima. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the joy in the devotees' hearts. (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima 2004, most inspiring address to the devotees by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip.
6 March 2004:
18+ minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio:. Sri Gaura Purnima 1990. Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks at Sri Gaura Purnima, Nabadwip Dham. The first audio file is likely from Srila Gurudev's veranda on the day of the programme. Prepared and posted on the web by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi.
12 March 1990, Nabadwip:
3 audio files posted on archive.org

Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima. Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj reflects on Srila Sridhar Maharaj's teachings about how Nabadwip is for the benefit of the fallen section. A talk on the Appearance Day of Sri Gauranga Sundar, 25 March 2005:
45 minutes, 10.3 MB mp3 audio

Video. Sri Gaura-Purnima 2009 news presentation by Vaidehi Devi Dasi introducing the annual festival at our Nabadwip Temple celebrating Sri Gauranga Sundar's appearance. Includes footage of this year's programme and an excerpt from a recent informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.

6+ minutes, 8+ MB 'wmv' video

Video. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas Celebration 2009. Inauguration of the festivals with discourses in English by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, kirttans, arati, Temple parikrama and evening programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

17+ minutes, 25 MB 'wmv' video

Audio: Srila Gurudev leading kirttan chanting the Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita slokas Adi-lila:13, 89-124 at the time of moonrise, Sri Gaura-Purnima 2004.
34 mins 8.1 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Kirttan chanted by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharajon the Adhivas Day of Sri Gaura-Purnima Parikrama 2004: Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's compositions, Goptritve Varaha (Ki jani ki bole, tomara dhamete...) and Dainyatmika (Emona durmmati, samsara bhitare...).
10 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio.
The words and translations are in our Math's Kirttan Guide available here as a free download here.

Audio: Two audio files: Srila Govinda Maharaj chants prayers and kirttans as an invocation to the evening Gaura-Purnima programme in Nabadwip, and Srila Gurudev's Gaura-Purnima address to the devotees. (2002)

"The Appearance of Sri Gaurasundar" a discourse by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. First published in "Guardian of Devotion" printed in India in 1986. Reprinted in "Sri Gaura Purnima," Australia, 2002.

The verses sung at Sri Gaura-Purnima from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, ready to print to assist guests and devotees to participate.

The Kirttan composed by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifying Sri Gaurasundar's Appearance: 'Sri-Sri Gaurasundarer Avirbhava Vasare'.

The Appearance of Sri Gaurasundar by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj. Translated from the original Bengali by Sripad Bhakti Madhav Puri Maharaj. First published in the Calcutta 1986 edition of The Guardian of Devotion. (60K PDF file.)

The Advent of Sri Sri Gaurasundar from the Sri Chaitanya-Charitamrita of Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami. Translated from the original Bengali by Sripad Swarupananda Prabhu. First published in Counterpoint (Vol. 1 No. 6). (55K PDF file.)

4 March 2015

Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Sri Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama - third day. Parikrama of Sri Godruma and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places. Yesterday's parikrama in pictures.

3 March 2015

Parikrama of Sri Godruma and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama - second day. Yesterday's parikrama, followed by an evening programme in remembrance of Srl Madhavendra Puri's disappearance, held in our Centenary Memorial Building and led by Srila Acharya Maharaj and leading sannyasis from around the world. The day in pictures.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 1982 talk by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. "Kirtan, sankirtan, is the central service recommended by Mahaprabhu specially for Kali-yuga. Sankirtan: to listen and to reproduce what we listen to... We are to exert to our utmost for kirtan purpose. Kirtan means to preach, and that has been recommended as the highest method of our attainment specially for the beginners. Assert as much as you can. Engage every nerve for preaching, for spreading the truth you imbibe from the higher source."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 7 March 1982:
16+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

 The Distribution of Love. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the third day of Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, in 1982. (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

3 March 2015

Parikrama of Sri Godruma and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
 The Distribution of Love. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the third day of Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, in 1982. (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

2 March 2015

Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's own Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Koladwip, and other places.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, etc, and Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip. The day in pictures.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama - Adhivas day in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Upwards of 150 devotees from abroad gather together for this year's Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikramas, joining with the thousands of local devotees for this annual event. The day in pictures.
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
The Door to Divine Love. The devotion in separation revealed by Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Excerpts from chapter four of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita with commentaries by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

thumbAudio: Srila Madhavendra Puri. Wonderful informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Madhavendra Puri.
"Madhavendra Puri is accepted as the ankura (sprout) of Gaudiya Vaishnava faith, a sannyasi who got the spark of Vrindavan's love divine in his heart. He expressed symptoms in that way, and from him generally the Gaudiya Vaishnava school is traced."
8 March 1982:
37+ minutes, 8.6 MB mp3 audio

thumbThe pontifical position of Sri Madhavendra Puri, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This article first appeared in The Harmonist in February 1935. Reproduced here as a text webpage as well as scans of the original printing (500K pdf file).

thumbAudio: Chanting Sri Madhavendra Puri's qualities. Sri Gaura Purnima adhivas day, 2003, Internet radio address by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Srila Gurudev describes the Pastimes and glories of Sri Madhavendra Puri, then highlights the fortune of all the devotees in this present age.
First posted by Sripad Madhusudan Prabhu on his krsna.cc website.
19 March 2000:
24 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio

Video. Sri Madhavendra Puri's Disappearance Day public address by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the nat mandir of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, March 2008.
15+ minutes, 20+ MB 'mov' video
(Download this zip file, expand it, then play with VLC, iTunes, QuickTime, etc.)

Audio: Sri Madhavendra Puri's disappearance day in Nabadwip, 2014. Informal discourses by Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj, accompanied by a running translation into Telegu by Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj.
Nabadwip, 13 March 2014:
43 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

1 March 2015

Ekadashi. Fast. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, etc, and Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

Newly published Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya, and Sri Nabadwip-bhava-taranga. Revised and expanded edition of these two books of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur including verse by verse translations. Available as a free pdf download and for purchase in printed book form. Very helpful for following the Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikramas taking place now in Nabadwip.
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Helpful for us to follow the parikrama with our hearts and minds:
-) Day by day write-up of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, by Malini Devi Dasi (of Malta).

26 February 2015

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2016 is now available here.

The new iCal Vaishnava Calendar is now also available, for automatic notifications of events on computers and portable devices. Download this iCal file (right click then 'Save Target As...' or similar wording) then install.

 The new Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file.
2015–16 English Wall Calendar for Nabadwip: pdf download.
(These are both posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

19 February 2015

Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Sri Govinda Kunda manifests, Lord Siva arrives. First part of the public discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj given on 3 March 2003, the day after the installation of Sri Gangadhara Sada-Siva here by Sri Govinda Kunda. Part one. (20 minutes. Streaming audio, or download and listen.)

Audio: Lord Siva appeared here yesterday. The second part of the public discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the Sevashram on 3 March 2003. (22 minutes. Streaming audio, or download and listen.)
Lord Shiva's pranam mantra, composed by Srila Govinda Maharaj just before the installation of Lord Shiva by Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip, in 1983.

Pilgrimage to Sri Buroraj Shiva: Srila Govinda Maharaj's pilgrimage to ask permission of Lord Shiva at Jhamalpur for the inauguration of the Shiva Temple beside Sri Govinda Kunda, 2003.

Installation of Lord Shiva in his new Temple by Sri Govinda Kunda. Picture page of the programme opposite Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, 2 March 2003.

18 February 2015

Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)

 Audio: Indispensable Guidance. Initiation excerpts from Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj giving Harinam initiations in February 1998. Includes a brief mention about Lord Siva:
12 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Lord Shiva. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains clearly the different aspects of Lord Shiva and his position as Rudra and Sadashiva. "The consciousness which is in connection with misconception - not proper conception but misconception - eternally connected, that sort of consciousness has got Shiva. And Sadashiva is a little higher consciousness of Shiva which is tending towards Vaikuntha service."
21 December 1981:
17+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

 Audio: Sri Sri Shivaratri, 2009. "Another form of Lord Shiva is Gangadhar. According to what was revealed in my heart I gave that name to our manifested Deity of Lord Shiva: Gangadhar. Ganga Mayi, she comes down for rescuing the fallen souls and Lord Shiva takes her force in his hair ... Always our names (of the Deities) are perfect everywhere. Srila Guru Maharaj has given that inspiration to me and I am giving that name."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Shivaratri evening, 6 March 2008.
7 minutes, 1.7 MB mp3 audio

10 February 2015

Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

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

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Appreciate His Success and Rejoice. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's article in praise of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. Translated from Sri Gaudiya Darshan of March 1956.

9 February 2015

The 143nd 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.

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and all the Rupanuga Dhara by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, explaining the substantial lineage of our sampradaya coming through Srila Saraswati Thakur.
A gem from 1982:
12 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Glories of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in which he describes how Srila Saraswati Thakur changed the impression society had of the Vaishnavas - who used to be seen as low class. He established grand temples and utilised everything, including all the "fruits of technology", to spread Krishna consciousness all over the world. Now everybody sees how great is Vaishnava dharma: greater than great.
Informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj on Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's avirbhav, 1990:
53 minutes, 15 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's divine appearance, 2005. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj sings the famous song Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam composed by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Saraswat Thakur's divine appearance. Srila Gurudev then continues to extensively glorify Srila Saraswati Thakur.
"You are all in the group of Srila Saraswati Thakur's divine servitors, you all, all over the world. Not only our mission, so many missions manifested in this world after Saraswati Thakur and all is the divine group of Srila Saraswati Thakur's servants. And finally the whole world has got that ecstasy of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra ... The supreme mantram in this age of kali yuga; that comes from Srila Saraswati Thakur through his divine associates. Then everything is very glorious today."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavan Srila B.S. Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's appearance day, 28 February 2005. A particularly clear recording:
49+ minutes, 11+ MB mp3 audio
You can follow the song by reading here Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam (pdf file).

My Guru-Puja, by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, published in the English magazine The Harmonist as his response to his 58th Anniversary Sri Vyasa Puja celebrations, 26th February 1932. Available here as a 1.1 MB pdf document of the scanned pages.
Also now available as a text webpage.

My Advice. Principles taught by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur published in the Bengali magazine Sri Gaudiya Darshan in 1956. Posted here in Bengali with English translation on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website. Succinct, clear and very important.

Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj's talk and kirttan in our Govardhan Temple, chanting the glories of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Krishna consciousness on 26 February 2008. His Divine Grace was in the Temple for two hours, and later expressed his great satisfaction with the programme attended by devotees from all over the world.
46+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio or higher quality: 11 MB mp3.

Audio: Continuation of the Appearance Festival of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, 26 February 2008, in Govardhan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj invited Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj to address the devotees. His Divine Grace expressed his appreciation for this talk, then himself talked further before concluding by singing 'Sri Rupa Manjari Pada...."
37 minutes, 4.4 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 8.7 MB.

thumbSlide show of Srila Gurudev's last visit to Govardhan and photos of the Appearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur during that same visit.
Slideshow (14+ minutes, 10.8 MB mov)
Webpage of photos

Archive Video:
This day in 1988 in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math with Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Archive footage of the Grand Appearance Anniversary of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, prepared for the web by Sadhu Priya Prabhu: 20+ MB 'mp4' video file, 17+ minutes. (Download and view with a fairly recent version of QuickTime, iTunes, etc.)

Nabadwip. Picture slide-show of the Appearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. (2008) 2.6 MB 'mov' file, 5 minutes, slide show of forty-two pictures for Srila Govinda Maharaj to see and all to share. (Download and view with QuickTime, VLC, iTunes, etc.)

Audio: Appearance Day of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Morning darshan by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his veranda in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, 7 February 2007. "Today is a very auspicious day for us because our life and death, everything, is depending upon the mercy of Gurudev."
31 minutes, 3.7 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 7.3 MB.

Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj's discourse at our Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, Temple on Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day. (2004)
Part one: 15+ minutes, 2.6 MB mp3 audio.
Part two: 15+ minutes, 2.6 MB mp3 audio.
(Although these audio files recieved from Kolkata are of poor quality with considerable background noise and distortion, we hope the listeners may still appreciate sharing this holy discourse of His Divine Grace given on such a special day.)

Two essays by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur have been added to the text library at the 'Sri Guru Vandana' website today in honour of His Divine Grace's Appearance Day:
Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani and the Talk to Mrs. Nora Morell. Both of these articles have appeared in earlier editions of Sri Gaudiya Darshan.

Video: Festival news of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Day celebrations, 2004. The report is hosted by Vaidehi Devi Dasi from USA. (10+ minutes 3.6MB RealPlayer video download then play with RealPlayer.)

Appearance Day Festival in 2003 of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and the inauguration that day of The Lord's Pastimes in the new Temple in the centre of Sri Govinda Kunda. Web-page of pictures.

3 February 2015

Purnima. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Srila Narottam Das Thakur. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj extensively chants the glories of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. This discourse was first posted on the first day of Karttik 2013 as 'Karttik month. Narottam Das Thakur'.
42+ minutes, 10 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Srila Narottam Das Thakur appearance day 2009. Srila Govinda Maharaj gives a beautiful talk on this day a year before his disappearance.
"'Sri Rupa Manjari Pada' is so famous, and 'Sri Guru Charana-padma' and 'Nitai-pada-kamala' and 'Gaurangera Duti Pada', etc. There are so many songs of Narottam Thakur. They are so famous, simple and perfect and we are singing every day Narottam Das Thakur's songs. And now I shall sing one song..."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 9 February 2009:
20+ minutes, 4.8 MB mp3 audio

thumbSri Narottama Prabhor Ashtakam. In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur's appearance day, a composition about him in joyous remembrance by Srila Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakur. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur, chapter from Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. (100 K Acrobat PDF file.)

1 February 2015

Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Fast until noon. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.

thumbNityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day 1996. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains:
"Whoever is not respecting Nityananda Prabhu, he has no hope in spiritual life." And he stresses Sri Narottam Thakur's expression: "If you need the mercy of Krishna, if you need the mercy of Mahaprabhu, if you need the service of Radha-Govinda in Vrindavan Dham, you must worship Lord Nityananda."
Informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj on Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day, 02 February 1996, followed by him sweetly leading kirtan.
Part A was previously posted, and Part B is newly available. Recommended to listen sequentially:
Part A. (Previously posted:) 28+ minutes, 6.6 MB mp3 audio
Part B. (Newly posted:) 22+ minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
The Greatest Circumference. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Sri Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. "Sri Nityananda Prabhu is there to consolidate the ground, the foundation. That will help us to make further progress." Read more... (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

thumbAudio: Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, 1982. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains his composition Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam in glorification of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. A devotee reads the verses one by one, and Srila Sridhar Maharaj gives light to his writings.
This recording starts on the 3rd line of the 9th verse.
Nabadwip, 6 February 1982:
34+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio
You may also follow the verses by reading here Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam (pdf file).

Sri Varahadev's and Nityananda Prabhu's appearance, 1990. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells how Sri Sri Lakshmi Varahadev miraculously came to our Math, how supremely merciful Nityananda Prabhu is, and how, by His influence and grace, Srila Guru Maharaj took disciples.
Informal, extensive discourse on Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day, 11 February 1990. Despite missing parts in the original audio recording and varied quality, much of this valuable talk remains:
34+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

 Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Extensive, beautiful glorification of Sri Nityananda Prabhu by Srila Govinda Maharaj in his morning darshan, 31 January 2007. (66 minutes, 7.8 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 16 MB.)

thumbAudio: Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, 1996. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recites Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's entire Sanskrit poetry Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam. Then, continues chanting the glories of Lord Nityananda. "Nityananda Prabhu is bestowing mercy upon the conditioned souls and taking the conditioned souls from a very low level to the higher level. And all is very happily happening by the grace of Nityananda Prabhu."
Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day, 2 February 1996:
28+ minutes, 6.6 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Srila Govinda Maharaj sings Nitai Pada Kamala in a very sweet and unique way with no kartals or mrdanga and with only a few devotees present. Also Srila Gurudev chants the full Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam composed by Srila Sridhar Maharaj.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 14 May 1990, prepared for the web and posted on archive.org by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi:
12+ minutes, 7 MB mp3 audio
And available here at a lower file size for those with slower or limited Internet:
2.9 MB mp3 audio.

thumb Ekachakra. Grand Installation Festival of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra, on 16 February 2011. Extensive webpage of pictures of this glorious occasion which attracted a total of 41,000 people over the three day festival.

thumbVideo: Ekachakra Festival video of the grand opening of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's temple in Ekachakra, the divine appearance place of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. This film is made by Satya Sundar Prabhu and contains both a Russian and an English audio track, and is available for download to registered users of Vimeo (670 MB 'mp4' video).
For those with more limited Internet connections, this video is also available here with a similar picture size but much smaller file size (English only):
'Ekachakra': 12+ minutes, 33 MB 'wmv' video

thumbAudio. Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Festival, and Ashram Inauguration address. From his veranda in Kolkata on the morning of 7 February 2009, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj spoke live via the Internet to the assembly in Ekachakra celebrating Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day and the inauguration of our new ashram there.
Download, or listen online (23 minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (11 MB mp3 audio).

thumb The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Book offered to the lotus hands of Srila Govinda Maharaj focusing on the glories of Lord Nityananda Prabhu and expanded from the Bengali book 'Sri Sri Nityananda Mahimamrtam' compiled by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and referred to by Srila Gurudev in today's Internet address to the assembly in Ekachakra.
This English edition is compiled by Kamal Krishna Prabhu from lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, accompanied by a compilation of Scriptural verses, kirttans, and Sanskrit compositions glorifying Lord Nityananda Prabhu. 96 pages, 4 monochrome pictures. The complete book is available here to download for private reading by the devotees (4.6 MB 'pdf' file).

thumbThe Unlimited, Unconditional Mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, from a discourse by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the Appearance Day Festival of Lord Nityananda Prabhu, February 15, 2003. Nabadwip, India. Two webpages of articles.

thumbAudio: Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day class by Devashis Prabhu given at the London Temple. "Srila Govinda Maharaj said, '...We are preachers of Mahaprabhu's conception, Nityananda Prabhu's conception, and you have to educate the people as to who is Lord Chaitanya and who is Nityananda Prabhu, because without that then what is the use of your worship of Krishna? Without the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu actually it is only imagination - that kind of worship is imaginary worship.'"
16 February 2011, London:
61 minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sri Nityananda and Ekachakra. A lively morning class by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj describing the nature of Nityananda Prabhu and the background of our connection with Him and with Sripat Ekachakra Dham.
2 February 2011, Nabadwip:
77+ minutes, 13 MB 'mp3' audio

thumbSri Nityananda Prabhu. Page prepared for the devotee children by Parama Bhakti Dasi. 213 K Acrobat PDF file.

thumb Sri Ekachakra Dham: Grand Inauguration Festival of the new ashram, Sri Hadai Pandit Padmavati-devi Smrti Kunja, held on the auspicious appearance day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Prasad was distributed to over 50,000 people during this glorious festival. (Four web-pages of pictures and captions by Malini Devi Dasi.)

31 January 2015

Appearance of Lord Varahadev. Paran after the worship of Varahadev.

The importance of paran. Citing the observance of Sri Varahadev's appearance in relation to observing paran (breaking fast the day after Ekadashi by honouring grains), Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the importance of paran. A transcript excerpt entitled 'Observance in Toto', posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

26 January 2015

Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

Audio: Sri Advaita Acharya's glories. Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj on this day last year discussing various aspects of Sri Advaita Acharya's nature and Pastimes.
Soquel, California, 6 February 2014:
56 minutes, 13+ MB mp3 audio

25 January 2015

Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. Sri Saraswati Puja. Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi. Appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Viswanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj.

Audio: Raghunath Das Goswami. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains that Mahaprabhu Himself gave Srila Raghunath Das Goswami shelter under Swarup Damodar, but Srila Raghunath Das Goswami again came to Mahaprabhu and asked advice from Him:
"Mahaprabhu felt a little disturbed that, 'I have given you to Swarup Damodar. Crossing him you are coming to Me.' He was a little disturbed and said, 'Swarup Damodar knows everything - more than Myself. Still, if you have got special regard for My words then I, in a nutshell, say to you,
'gramya-katha na sunibe, gramya-varta na kahibe
bhala na khaibe ara bhala na paribe
amani manada hana krsna-nama sada la'be
vraje radha-krsna-seva manase karibe'
(Cc. Antya: 6.237)
"He told these four lines. Then again, because he had crossed the dignity of Swarup Damodar who was given as Guru to him, He again put him to the hand of Swarup Damodar. This formality Mahaprabhu observed - that Guru should not be crossed, his dignity should not be crossed or neglected in any way."
Srila Sridhar Maharaj, 30 July 1983:
17+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio

Sri Krishna's Vasanta Rasa, Part 1. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj illustrates the proper appreciation. Transcribed excerpt from an informal discourse on 31 January 2009. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

15 January 2015

Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

thumbRemembering Mahaprabhu's lila immediately after sannyas. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains how all Mahaprabhu's Pastimes are eternal and coexistent in space and time. And so, he explains that also today we can conceive that Mahaprabhu, after His sannyas, passed by Nabadwip and after midday crossed the Ganges and reached Advaita Bhavan, Shantipur, where he broke his fast, chanted and danced.
Nabadwip, 16 January 1982:
29+ minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio

13 January 2015

Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas. Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

thumbSriman Mahaprabhu's Sannyas Lila. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj summarises the Lord's withdrawal from Nadia. Translated from the Bengali editorial published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, January 1966. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

11 January 2015

Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: "Jayadev Goswami, a great devotee poet, was writing a book in Sanskrit about Krishna-lila, inspired by Him. Then he came to a place where Radha Krishna were in their secret union with so many sentiments and feelings coming and going. Krishna is trying His best to pacify Radharani in His favour with so much eagerness that He is about to say that 'I want to serve Your holy feet, please extend them to Me.' Jayadev could not write this. It came before his pen, but he shuddered, 'How can I say that Krishna, the highest God, will pray for the holy feet of Radharani to serve them? I can't!' He stopped there and went to take bath in the Ganges. In the meantime Krishna Himself came in the form of Jayadev himself..."
Discourse by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, 26 January 1983:
10 minutes, 2.3 MB mp3 audio

thumbExcerpts from the writings of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Jayadev Goswami, as well as an excerpt from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.

In addition is one of Srila Jayadev Goswami's compositions, taken from Gita Govinda, also by him, Sri Dasavatara-stotra.

9 January 2015

Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

thumbIn Remembrance of Sri Bhakti Chandan Prabhu. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj expresses his heartfelt appreciation for his exemplary godbrother. Translated from a Bengali editorial published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, February 1956 and February 1966. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

8 January 2015

Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
An excerpt from Sri Guru and his Grace, written by Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, about an important prayer found in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami.

Audio. "Gopal Bhatta Goswami was a very honourable Vaishnava and Mahaprabhu's parshad... He was always giving so much protection for Rupa-Sanatan's writings and Mahaprabhu's conception." Excerpt from Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's informal discourse over the phone to Sripad Madhusudan Prabhu on Srila Jiva Goswami's appearance day, 19 September 2002.
6+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio

Sri Gopal Bhatta Goswami was the son of Venkata Bhatta, a resident of Sri Rangam. Gopal Bhatta formerly belonged to the disciplic succession of the Ramanuja-sampradaya but later became part of the Gaudiya-sampradaya. Read more... Description given by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad in his purport to Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila 10.105.

1 January 2015

Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit (and New Year's Day).

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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Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar)

April 2015 (...continued)
21 Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.
23 Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.
25 Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).
27 Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.
29 Ekadashi. Fast.
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Dvadashi. Paran between 8:26 and 9:26 a.m.

May 2015
3 Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: Appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).
4 Paran between 5:07 and 8:30 a.m. 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.
5 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
   
NB 'Fast' on Ekadasi or Maha-dvadasi, 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