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12 April 2014

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

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

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)

8 April 2014

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

4 April 2014

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.

18 March 2014

 The Land of Sweetness. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the essence of Sri Gauda Mandal.
"Gauda Mandal is Vraja Mandal. The word 'Gauda' comes from the word 'gud'. 'Gud' means misti, sweet. When something is sweet, it may be described by the synonym 'gud'. Gud represents sweetness. So Gauda Mandal: "the sweet land". There is no sweetness anywhere like that found in Vrndavan and Nabadwip." Read more... (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

thumbSri Gaura Purnima photos. Photos of the grand festival held for Sri Gaura Purnima at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Nabadwip. Plus photos of day four of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama as well as of Srila Acharya Maharaj's return to Nabadwip. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

16 March 2014

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 Dolyatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and Maha-Sankirttana. Start of 529 Gaurabda year.

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.)

 iCal Vaishnava Calendar is now available to Gaura Purnima 2015, prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu, for automatic notifications of events on computers and portable devices. Download this iCal file (right click then 'Save Target As...' or similar wording) and add to your iCal application.

 The new Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file, being the Vaishnava Calendar from which the English edition is made. (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

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

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 last month: 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 at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Bookstore and for 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.)

14 March 2014

Third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2015 is now available here. The iCal version for automatic notifications will be available soon.

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 this day, the third day of Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, in 1982. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

 Audio: Sri Madhavendra Puri's disappearance day, yesterday in Nabadwip. 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

13 March 2014

Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 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.

 Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 2014. Several photos sharing Day One and Day Two of this year's parikramas, posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Related to Srila Madhavendra Puri from previous postings on the Math's websites:
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.)

28 February 2014

Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)

thumbAudio: The position of Lord Shiva. "Shiva is the resident of no-man's land, neither Vaikuntha nor Devi-dham ... Shiva is the marginal position between the serving world and the enjoying world. That which is going towards the enjoying side, that is Rudra; and which is towards the serving side, that is Sada Shiva."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 21 December 1981:
18 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

16 February 2014

thumb"God Save Us From Our Friends." Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks about the importance of working together in Krishna consciousness. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

14 February 2014

Purnima (full moon). Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsava.

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

12 February 2014

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.

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.)

11 February 2014

Appearance of Lord Varahadev.

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

9 February 2014

Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.


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).

8 February 2014

Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

thumbSrila Madhva Acharya. "Madhva Acharya established the difference between the servitor and the served. It is a very natural and real difference. The Lord and the servant. Real difference. The jiva is the servant, and there is the Lord to received the service. Not at any time he can be one with the Lord - this is blasphemy... Very strongly Madhva Acharya stressed this position."
22 February 1983:
15+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

4 February 2014

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 Raghunandana Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Viswanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarupa Parvat Maharaj.

thumbAudio: Vasanta Panchami, 2003. Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj tells that this is the day of Krishna's vasanta Rasa Dance as well as the day of appearance and disappearance of several great Vaishnavas. It is Saraswati's puja day and Vishnu Priya Devi's auspicious appearance day. About Mahaprabhu's shakti, Vishnu Priya Devi, Srila Gurudev tells how she would not leave Mahaprabhu's house after His disappearance and would be chanting the Holy Name of Krishna one by one counting with rice grains and with the amount of rice chanted she would prepare bhoga to offer to Mahaprabhu. Gurudev tells that her service was very quiet but important and unique.
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Vasanta Panchami day, 5 February 2003:
43+ minutes, 10 MB mp3 audio

Srila Parvat Maharaj in His Abode. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj recounts the glories of his worshippable godbrother just after his departure. Translated from a Bengali editorial in Sri Gaudiya Darsan of 1957. "Srila Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj, one of the itinerant Acharyas dedicated to fulfilling the heartfelt desires of the supremely worshippable Jagad-guru Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad..." (Read more.) Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website

Audio: Sri Vasanta Panchami, 2011. Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj explains how Srila Guru Maharaj refers to a verse of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur and applies it saying that Nimai Pandit on the eve of his sannyas had to give up the throne of love and affection that is the heart of Vishnu Priya... The Lord is the property of His devotees and principally of His sakti. What she possessed, she is willing to give that up (when Nimai Pandit left to take sannyas) so everyone else could be beyond liberated, that they can have that.
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj on 8 February 2011:
53+ minutes, 9 MB mp3 audio

28 January 2014

thumbSouth India Preaching Programme 2014. Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj has recently been in Vijayawada, where Sripad Bhakti Niskam Shanta Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Vijnan Muni Maharaj are currently preaching. There, the government of Andhra Pradesh has donated to the Math land atop a hill on the bank of the holy River Krishna for establishing a Temple. Web-page of pictures.

27 January 2014

thumbGangasagar annual festival, 2014. 100,000 plates of prasad distributed, nagar sankirttan, book distribution, preaching programmes and medical camp by the Math's devotees headed by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya at this year's big five-day festival at the confluence of the Ganges and the sea. Two webpages of pictures by Shyamasundari Devi Dasi.

24 January 2014

Disappearance 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.

16 January 2014

thumbAudio: Nimai Pandit reveals Himself as a Vaishnava. Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks just after giving Harinam initiation in Australia. He explains how Srivas Pandit was full of joy when he heard Nimai Pandit received initiation in Gaya and revealed Himself as a Vaishnava. Srivas Pandit expressed, "Krishna has given Nimai Pandit to us (within the Vaishnava group), then now we can do anything in Nabadwip ... we can happily live in Nabadwip and no one can compete with us." Srila Govinda Maharaj concludes: "When Krishna is giving that opportunity anywhere, the devotee is getting much happiness: 'Now a lost servant of Krishna has joined in Krishna Consciousness. It is the Lord's loving search for the lost servant.'"
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Australia, 3 January 1997:
8 minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio

13 January 2014

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

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

 

4 January 2014

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.

1 January 2014

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.


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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WORDS OF THE
GUARDIAN OF DEVOTION:


"Through His agent, if we properly read, then it will be beneficial, otherwise due to our deceptive nature we shall try to caste our own opinion in the name of the sastras as Sankaracharya did. He interpreted the Vedas but he did not try to draw the real meaning of the Vedas. He caste his own opinion into the Vedas and gave that to us."

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar)

April 2014
4 Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.
6 Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.
8 Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.
11 Ekadashi. Fast.
12 Dvadashi. Paran by 9:33 a.m. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
20 Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
21 Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.
24 Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
25 Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.
26 Dvadashi. Paran by 9:27 a.m.
29 Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.
30 Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa 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