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24 February 2024

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

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

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.

Sri Rupa Manjari Pada of Srila Narottam Das Thakur sung by Srila Govinda Maharaj. (First uploaded on 22 October 2006)
Download, or listen online (9 minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio)


22 February 2024

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

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 made by Satya Sundar Prabhu, of the grand opening of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's temple in Ekachakra, the divine appearance place of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu:
'Ekachakra': 12+ minutes, 32 MB mp4 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.)


21 February 2024

Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

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

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

thumbAudio. Sri Varaha Dvadasi. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on February 2006, Nabadwip. Srila Gurudev describes the different manifestations of Krishna-lila in Vaikuntha and the cause of Varahadev's appearance.
14+ minutes, 3.5 MB mp3 audio

thumb Lord Varaha's coming to our Nabadwip Math. Excerpt from Golden Reflections by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, in relation to Lord Varaha here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.

thumbSri Varaha Dev's Holy Appearance. Lord Varaha jumped in the Rasatala ocean to pick up the planet earth. The ocean prayed unto Lord Varaha: "O Supreme Lord, please protect me." Page prepared for the devotee children by Parama Bhakti Dasi. (201 K Acrobat PDF file.)


19 February 2024

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).


18 February 2024

Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

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

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

thumbSri Madhva Acharya in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Selection of verses about Sri Madhva Acharya where it is mentioned that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the chain of disciplic succession from Madhva Acharya. Purports by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.


16 February 2024

Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

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

From Affectionate Guidance, Chapter 15, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in relation to this day:

Chapter Fifteen: An Ocean of Mercy
(Web page prepared by Damayanti Devi Dasi)

thumbAudio. Advent of Advaita Acharya. Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj explains: "First, Advaita Acharya descends here and then He looks around and finds that people are all apathetic to the truth, to Narayan. They are very fond of worshipping so many demigods and going on with their temporary pleasure searching, mad with that without caring for their own soul or liberation, or the life after liberation: to have a proper adjustment in Krishna consciousness. He was very much disturbed by this scenery and he prayed very fervently for the Lord to come here and to preach the Supreme Name, Nam sankirtan, by which a general amnesty and a peaceful effort may be done to start a campaign towards home. Back to God, back to home - this Nam sankirtan. And Mahaprabhu with others they also gradually come down here and begin their Nam sankirtan."
38+ minutes, 8.8 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Srila Advaita Acharya appearance day, 2003. "If Advaita Acharya Prabhu was not merciful to us, we would not get Gauranga Mahaprabhu, and if we would not get Gauranga Mahaprabhu then we could not understand properly Krishna and Krishna-lila."
Discourse for a Radio Programme by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Kolkata. 8 February, 2003.
34+ minutes, 7.9 MB mp3 audio


14 February 2024

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

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

thumbAudio: Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami, 1984. Informal discourse on this special day of Sri Saraswati Puja and the appearance day of Vishnu Priya Devi, Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunandana Thakur and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and the disappearance day of Srila Viswanath Chakravarti Thakur, Srimad B.V. Bharati Maharaj and Srimad B.S. Parvat Maharaj.
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks extensively about all the above personalities, 7 February 1984:
Part A, 36+ minutes, 8.5 MB mp3 audio
Part B, 40+ minutes, 9.3 MB mp3 audio

From Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Vol. II, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in relation to this day:

Chapter Seven: A Holy Day
(Web page prepared by Damayanti Devi Dasi)

thumbAudio: Very auspicious day (1982). Srila Sridhar Maharaj chants the glories of personalities connected with Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. "Vishnupriya Devi's life is that of helping the fallen to go to the utmost, the highest domain of love where Krishna, Love Divine, is; where the jiva can be very, very near to Krishna. Mercy is over justice. Love is also over justice."
Srila Sridhar Maharaj's informal darshan, 30 January 1982:
(67+ minutes, 15.5 MB mp3 audio)

thumbVideo: Vasanta Panchami, 2009. Extensive informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Vasanta Panchami day, Kolkata, 2 February 2009:
 Part 1: 27+ minutes, 36+ MB mov video
 Part 2: 28+ minutes, 37+ MB mov video

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

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

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.


3 February 2024

Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

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

thumbFive kirtans by Srila Lochan Das Thakur included in the Math's Kirttan Guide (8th Edition):

Nitai gunamani amara... (page 137)
Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Ray... (page 138)
Parama karuna, pahu dui jana... (page 139)
Avatara sara Gora avatara... (page 146)
Ke jabi ke jabi bhai bhava-sindhu para... (page 157)


1 February 2024

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.


29 January 2024

Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

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

thumbSripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes him as a prime example of humility and giving honour to others.
"He was a senior man, he was very experienced and honourable... I was his servant for one month in Vrindavan. Sometimes Srila Guru Maharaj told me, 'In the evening, give him a garland.' He was a very good man, and Guru Maharaj gave him the title 'Bhakti Chandan'." Read more... (Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.)


28 January 2024

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.

Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami's samadhi, his Temple and Deity of Sri Radharaman and related photographs taken in Vrindavan on his disappearance day festival 2012. Web-page of pictures.


15 January 2024

Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.

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

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

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

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

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


14 January 2024

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of 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.


13 January 2024

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

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

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

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

Excerpt from The Golden Volcano, describing Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Sannyas-lila, which begins with Him leaving His home for Katwa. Available as a pdf and a webpage. (Posted here in 1995 in the very early days of scsmath.com.)

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


12 January 2024

Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

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

thumbFive kirtans by Srila Lochan Das Thakur included in the Math's Kirttan Guide (8th Edition):

Nitai gunamani amara... (page 137)
Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Ray... (page 138)
Parama karuna, pahu dui jana... (page 139)
Avatara sara Gora avatara... (page 146)
Ke jabi ke jabi bhai bhava-sindhu para... (page 157)


7 January 2024

Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.

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

Verse and Purport in Adi-lila of Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita describing how Devananda Pandit came to understood the devotional interpretation of the Srimad Bhagavatam.

Excerpt about Devananda Pandit from Sermons of the Guardian of the Devotion Volume III by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Mahaprabhu suddenly one day said, 'Oh, that Devananda Pandit, he teaches Bhagavatam to so many students, but he himself does not know its real purport. He is spreading poison in the name of Bhagavatam. I shall go and tear up his books!' Inspired one day with such a spirit Mahaprabhu suddenly ran towards that place, but Srivas Pandit, and others perhaps, stopped Him, saying, 'No, no, this won't look good for you.' "


1 January 2024

New Year's Day.

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

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

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

thumbAudio: New Year's Resolution: Full Surrender. Starting the new year with focus on Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam. Audio with transcription. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 31 December 2000, posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.
Excerpt:
"We can make our plan and programme for new year today. We will be fully surrendered to Lord Krishna, and fully surrendered means we will realise what full surrender is. Guru Maharaj's books always help us. Guru Maharaj (Srila Sridhar Maharaj) expressed the mood of surrender in a special way especially in Prapanna-jivanamrtam. We should read Prapanna-jivanamrtam at least today with attention. There we will get direction for our coming year. We must be able to satisfy Lord Krishna by the grace of my Guru Maharaj. I have no power over anything, but I believe full power is with him. You are all sons of nectar, and if you will connect with his divine book [Prapanna-jivanamrtam], you must be supremely benefited."

[Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam free downloads: complete book pdf format; complete spoken book two separate readings available, mp3 audio format.]

thumbAudio: New Year's day discourse 2008 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in Nabadwip, 2008. Srila Gurudev explains that the New Year has started but we need to make some promise to ourselves. "Actually the best promise for everyone is written in Bhagavatam... that we have no other alternative except the service to the Lord."
Download, or listen online (30+ minutes, 7.1 MB mp3 audio)

thumbAudio: New Year's day discourse 1997. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's speech on Sri Govinda Dham's Deity's Installation Day in Murwillumbah, Australia on New Year's Day, 1997.
6 minutes, 1.4 MB mp3 audio.
33+ minutes, 8.2 MB mp3 audio


31 December 2023

Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.

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

To Whom Shall I Convey My Joy? Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur expresses his joy and sorrow at completing his commentary on Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj specially requested that this poem be recited on the disappearance day of Srila Saraswati Thakur. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

Audio: Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance day, 1983. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks about the last moments of his Srila Guru Maharaj in this world.
"We were rendering duty in his sick bed, I was also among them, my duty was from 2 o'clock at night to 4 o'clock in the morning. Just before 24 hours of his departure he called for me and asked me to sing a song: Sri Rupa Manjari pada sei mora sampada, this famous song which is supposed to be the highest realisation of any Gaudiya Vaishnava devotee. Then after 24 hours, on the first of January early morning he left the world."
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance day, 4 January 1983:
11+ minutes, 2.7 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Srila Prabhupad Saraswati Thakur's life was so exalted from his birth.
"Do what is in favour of service to the Lord Krishna, and all the illusion, bondage, disturbance, material mentality, everything will disappear." Srila Govinda Maharaj, 23 December 2006.
(26 minutes, 3.4 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 6.3 MB.)

thumbAudio: Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's totalitarian war against maya as it began through his preaching in Kolkata. Srila Govinda Maharaj, 20 December 2006.
(22+ minutes, 2.9 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 5.6 MB.)

thumbAudio: Disappearance Day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur: "We are all connected spiritually and materially with Srila Saraswati Thakur, and so fortunate that still we are continuing and carrying his conception all over the world by the grace of Srila Guru Maharaj." Srila Govinda Maharaj, 8 December 2006.
(45 minutes, 5.7 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 11 MB.)

thumbSloka composed by Srila Gurudev, 30th December 2004. As the feast for Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's tirobhava arrived, His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj spontaneously composed this sloka in his honour:




30 December 2023

Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nandan Ghat.

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

thumbSrila Gurudev visits Sripat Bamunpara, 2009, the village of his holy appearance, and Nadanghat from where he came to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1947. Much to the delight of the devotees His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj personally attended these festivities continuing the celebrations of Sri Vyasa-Puja. Five web-pages including pictures, synopsis of events and interviews with devotees about the significance of Bamunpara.

thumbVideo slides. Sripat Bamunpara 2009, selected pictures of our Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram with soundtrack sung by Bhudev Prabhu.
6 minutes, 8+ MB 'wmv' video slide-show
(Download, or stream if you have the speed. View with VLC, Windows Media Player, etc.)

Sripat Bamunpara Festival 2004 in honour of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Vyasa-Puja. Thirty-six pictures with captions sharing the event, which has again broken records for the largest single event held by the Math. Over fifteen thousand plates of Prasad were distributed.


The Grand Inauguration Festival of the Temple of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu, presided over by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as part of His Divine Grace's 75th Appearance Day (74th Anniversary) Sri Vyasa-Puja Celebrations, 2003. Five pages of pictures of 11 December.



28 December 2023

The grand 95th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

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

Audio: Glories of Srila Govinda Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells several stories in praise of Srila Govinda Maharaj including his impressive lecture at the opening of the Chandradoya Mandir, Mayapur; the story of the miser from Rarhadesh who gave Srila Gurudev a cartload of rice saying that he had filled his heart with joy; the medicine he gave to Srila Sridhar Maharaj when he was very sick which, in the words of Srila Guru Maharaj, "gave me new life"; among others. Srila Sridhar Maharaj confirms "He has got something from his previous life... he has got some siddhi".
A talk given on the occasion of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Vyasa Puja, a day after Srila Govinda Maharaj's sannyas ceremony. Nabadwip, 7 November 1985:
16+ minutes, 3.8 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sri Vyasa Puja, 1989. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is glorified by Sripad Janardan and Sripad Ashram Maharaj, then Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks to the devotees in English and in Bengali. "Now Guru Maharaj is not in form of human body in front of us, but I know that his divine direction is always guiding us... We shall try to maintain our devotional life with the service of Guru, Vaishnava, Bhagavan. This is my birthday and I am very happy that all the Vaishnavas are very merciful and blessful to me. I am giving my full dandavats to all the Vaishnavas, Gurudevas and well-wishers. They do not take my offences, I know. My prayer is that, until death, if i can serve the Deities, devotees and the Math I shall be very happy."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, introduced by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Ashram Maharaj. Nabadwip, 14 December 1989:
33 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
 
thumbAudio: Srila Govinda Maharaj speaking two days before his Sri Vyasa-Puja in 1999. "I am expecting so many devotees to come to my birthday festival and they will bring so many gifts to me, but what shall I give to them? ... I think I can give some relief to them if they will follow me. ... What is necessary to remove the obstacles in the path of devotion? Obstacle is asat-sanga, bad association. How much it can do wrong, we cannot conceive it."
22 December 1999:
11+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio
 
thumbVideo slides. Sri Vyasa Puja festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj celebrated in Nabadwip on 4th December 2009, with soundtrack of 'Sri Guru Arati'. Srila Gurudev graced the devotees with his divine presence in the nat mandir on this historic occasion.
8 minutes, 14 MB 'wmv' video slide-show

thumbSrila Gurudev visits Sripat Bamunpara, the village of his holy appearance, and Nadanghat from where he came to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1947. Much to the delight of the devotees His Divine Grace Srila Govinda Maharaj personally attended these festivities continuing the celebrations of Sri Vyasa-Puja. Five web-pages including pictures, synopsis of events and interviews with devotees about the significance of Bamunpara.

thumb Talk by Pujyapada Satprasangananda Prabhu (later to become Sri Nayanananda Das Babaji Maharaj) in glorification of Srila Govinda Maharaj in Nabadwip in 1986.
"Our Govinda Maharaj is now the chief inspiration behind that [Srila Sridhar Maharaj's] preaching ... He was an expert in kirtan and playing the mrdanga; his kirtan was always ecstatic. From the time of his coming here to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the Transcendental Service of the Deities Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govindasundar became manifest more and more beautifully and gloriously. This gave us much joy. For this, Srila Sridhar Maharaj delegated all service responsibility of his Math, preaching and devotees to Govinda Maharaj..."

Vaishnava Thakur. Excerpt from Dignity of the Divine Servitor. Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj from a lecture given by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj on the Appearance Day of Srila Govinda Maharaj in San Mateo, California, 1990. (2.2 MB pdf file.)

thumbAudio: Preparing for Sri Vyasa-Puja. Morning class by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj two days before the grand 82nd Appearance Festival of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Nabadwip, 21 December 2010:
30 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio

Audio: Sri Vyasa Puja discourses by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Mahananda Prabhu with translation to Bengali by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj, on Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 84th Appearance Festival. In addition Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj all spoke extensively, mainly in Bengali, chanting Srila Gurudev's glories.
Nabadwip, 30 December 2012:
  31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio


25 December 2023

Christmas Day.

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

thumbAudio: Christmas discourse 2008 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his veranda in Kolkata. He explains that he is very much attracted with the character of Lord Jesus "because humility, tolerance and giving honour to others - nobody can do that, but he has done. Mahaprabhu Chaitanyadev said that this is the best policy to attract our God, Lord Krishna. We are telling 'Krishna', and they are telling 'God'."
Download, or listen online (30+ minutes, 7.1 MB mp3 audio)


10 December 2023

Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

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

Srila Saranga Das Thakur in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Verse and purport about Srila Saranga Das Thakur in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.


9 December 2023

Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas.

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

Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Selection of verses where Narahari Thakur is mentioned in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.

Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur is mentioned in the kirtans: Sri Gaura Arati by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, and Sva-Nistha by Srila Narottam Das Thakur.


3 December 2023

Grand festival for honouring the appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

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

Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya-Arati translation and explanation by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. His Divine Grace gives the background and meaning of this arati kirttan he composed for the Deities in our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Puri.

dekho ore bhai,  tri-bhuvane nai
    emona doyala data
pasu pakhi jhure,  pasana vidare,
    suni jara guna-gatha

       ~Sri Lochan Das Thakur

"My dear brother, just try and examine this. Within the three worlds there is no one like Lord Caitanya or Lord Nityananda. Their merciful qualities are so great that upon hearing them even birds and beasts cry and stones melt."


27 November 2023

Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).

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

Audio: Sri Vrindavan Dham. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reveals Vrindavan Dham and talks about the meaning of having our temple at Seva Kunja. "Where we are living now it is Sri Rupa Saraswati Sridhar Seva Ashram... We have got this place for our spiritual practising life. But here to practise is very difficult because Vraja Dham is not mundane, it is the transcendental abode of Lord Sri Krishna, and Radharani's Pastimes here are going on day and night... This place is a very hidden and auspicious place. We can say it is Rasa Sthali of Radharani... Our Guru Maharaj was so merciful to us and by his grace we are here, but (be careful) not to make offense here."
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Vrindavan, 24 November 1998:
10+ minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio

Vrindavan Deities' Installation programme led by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Two webpages of pictures taken on the day of Their installation, 23rd November 1999.

thumbAudio: Opening of the Vrindavan Temple building of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Seva Kunja, Vrindavan. Informal discourse by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj given in Vrindavan in 1999. "All the Vrindavan-basis are coming here and when seeing the Deities they are surprised. I am surprised first, because I cannot conceive this type of manifestation is possible in my fortune."
26 November 1999, (first uploaded by Madhusudan Prabhu on his krsna.cc website):
11+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio
Word by word transcription of this lecture in English and translated to Spanish.


26 November 2023

Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.

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

Audio: Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Kashishvar Pandit's disappearance day, 1983. "Bhugarbha Goswami was a friend of Lokanath Goswami, the Gurudev of Narottam. They came from the same place and lived in Vrindavan together. Revered Vaishnavas of unassuming nature. Kashishvar Pandit was a god-brother of Mahaprabhu, a disciple of Iswar Puri. At the time of Iswar Puri's disappearance, he asked those two of his disciples, Govinda and Kashishvar: 'Go to Krishna Chaitanya and serve Him as long as you live.' So after the disappearance of Iswar Puripad, both of them went to Puri and surrendered themselves to the divine feet of Mahaprabhu."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip, 19 November 1983:
20 minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio

Sri Bhugarbha Goswami. Excerpts from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.
"Bhugarbha Goswami, a disciple of Gadadhar Pandit, was always engaged in topics regarding Lord Chaitanya, knowing nothing else..." Read more.


23 November 2023

Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

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

thumbAudio: Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's disappearance, 1983. "Gaura Kishor Babaji asked our Guru Maharaj (Srila Saraswati Thakur): 'Don't go to Kolkata, remain in the Dham and go on chanting Krishna Nam. Why do you bother about that? ... Kolkata is full of filth, a filthy place, a place of business, the place of exploitation, mutual robbing, all these things - nastiest place. You avoid that.' But Guru Maharaj answered: 'I've got so much charm in your foot dust that by dint of your foot dust I can conquer thousands and thousands of Kali. They won't be able to disturb my attention from your holy feet. By the power of your foot dust I can conquer the whole world. Please bless me in that line.'"
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip, 19 November 1983:
31 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj's disappearance, 1982. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks about Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj's acceptance of Srila B.S. Saraswati Thakur as his disciple and the fact that "he did not extend his grace to many but to our Guru Maharaj". Srila Guru Maharaj explains that his temperament was 'nirapeksa', without caring for anything but the Lord and His grace.
Nabadwip, 27 November 1982:
17 minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj's disappearance day, 2002. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks shortly about Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj living in Kusum Sarovara. He mentions that Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj, Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj and Bhagavat Das Babaji Maharaj were all siddha mahapurushas in Vraja Dham. But when Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj went to Mayapur, after Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur and Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj found the appearance place of Mahaprabhu, he did not come back to Vrindavan because he got inspiration from Mahaprabhu to stay in Nabadwip.
Govardhan, 18 November, 2002.
6+ minutes, 1.6 MB mp3 audio

thumb Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji Maharaj was the embodiment of worldly detachment and devotional attachment. He was the babaji disciple of Srila Bhagavat Das Babaji Maharaj, who was the babaji disciple of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. Full article.


20 November 2023

Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.

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

thumbAudio: "Today... Srinivas Acharya Prabhu, Dhananjaya Pandit and Gadadhar Das Prabhu - these three parsada Vaishnavas of Mahaprabhu, disappeared. Gadadhar Pandit is considered to be the bhava - the internal serving mood - of Srimati Radharani, and the lustre, the outer part is said to be represented by Gadadhar Das Prabhu... We pray for his grace, that his grace will help us in our attainment of highest life.
"Dhananjaya Pandit was one of the twelve assistants of Nityananda Prabhu...
"Srinivas Acharya's father was a class friend of Nimai Pandit... Srinivas Acharya extensively preached Krishna Consciousness together with Narottam Thakur and Shyamananda Pandit."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 24 November 1982:
31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

Revelation is His Will. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Srila Srinivas Acharya's blessed fate. Short text posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.


17 November 2023

Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

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

thumbAudio: Historic recording from 1973 of Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad discussing together in Nabadwip, and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad describing to the devotees how he came in touch with the Gaudiya Math and Vaishnavas. He describes the background history of his long relationship with Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and very affectionately glorifies Srila Guru Maharaj: "from the very beginning I knew he was a pure Vaishnava and devotee..."
March 1973:
23+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad - grand Guru of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sampradaya.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recalls
their intimate relationship and the lecture he gave when suddenly asked to speak at the opening of the Chandradoya Mandir in Mayapur. "There were many good and big servitors of Srila Saraswati Thakur present at that time, but Krishna chose Abhay Charan De (Srila Swami Maharaj), who was an unknown person. And now he is famous as a Devotee General of Srila Saraswati Thakur ... Everybody must pay obeisance to him."
Informal discourse. 20 July 1990:
29 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

Audio: Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad's disappearance day 1998. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in our Vrindavan Temple on this day.
"What Srila Swami Maharaj has done, Guru Maharaj always told: it is not a man's work. No one human can do this job that Srila Swami Maharaj has done. It is my experience, unbelievably happy experience, I have seen everywhere has spread Krishna Consciousness, everyone knows now the Name of Radha Krishna, the Name of Nitai Chaitanya, Pancha Tattva. Even in front of the Kremlin they are telling Hare Krishna! The whole world now knows Hare Krishna! But it is not a man's job. The embodiment of Nityananda Prabhu can do it. We consider as Srila Guru Maharaj said, that he (Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad) is 'shaktyavesa avatar', that is, Nityananda Prabhu only can do this, to distribute Gaura Mahaprabhu, to distribute Radha Krishna devotion; it is not possible by man."
Vrindavan, 24 October 1998:
Part 1: 42 minutes, 10 MB mp3 audio
Part 2: 11+ minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad, always in Vrindavan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells about a letter he received from Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad asking instruction from Srila Sridhar Maharaj whether he should stay and continue his preaching in the West or go to Vrindavan to leave his body there.
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj, 12 March 1992:
8+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio

thumbOld pictures of a visit of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad to Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Pictures kindly sent by Jagamohini Devi Dasi in remembrance of Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad on his Disappearance Day Festival today (17 November 2012).

thumbHistoric photo of Srila Guru Maharaj with Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad on Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Maharaj's veranda, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. This photo was received in response to the recent audio posting recording their informal discussion in Nabadwip.

Transcription: Srila Swami Maharaj's Unlimited Glories are being sung from World to World. Lecture by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the Appearance Day of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, 21 August 2003, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Download here.

Excerpt from 'Our Fortunate Association' by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad. Illustrated article retyped and laid out by Parama Bhakti Dasi: 2.1MB PDF

Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad and Srila Sridhar Maharaj's relationship and an excerpt from the Guardian of Devotion magazine of San Jose, USA.

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad inundated the world with Krishna consciousness. In the excerpt The Universal Conception of Guru from one of his essays, he smashes the sectarian misconception that the Spiritual Master is limited to a particular person, form, or institution, and establishes the universal conception of Guru. This lecture was originally published in The Harmonist in 1936, on the Advent Day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. It was reprinted as the Preface to Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Sri Guru and His Grace in 1983.


15 November 2023

Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj. Bhratri Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other).

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

Excerpt about Srila Vasudev Ghosh (today is his disappearance day) from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume I, by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:


"In the Pastimes of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, one of the principal Gopis of Srimati Radharani, one of the asta-sakhis of Vrindavan, came here as Vasudev Ghosh. In appreciation of Mahaprabhu's descent here, he says, 'How could I keep up my life if Gauranga Mahaprabhu did not come down? If I did not come in touch with Gauranga Mahaprabhu, how could I live at all? That is so near to life, so near to vitality. It is the vitality of the vitality. If I had not come in touch with such a potent vitality, I should have been finished.' In this way, our intimacy may accommodate Sriman Mahaprabhu. Vasudev Ghosh said, 'I could not live at all if such nectar had not been extended into me. It would have been completely impossible to go on with my life.'"


14 November 2023

Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in our Temples around the world.

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

Audio: Sri Govardhan Puja talk in 1982. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj discusses this lila and gives a phrase by phrase translation of slokas describing Lord Krishna's lifting of Govardhan Hill. Srila Guru Maharaj sheds new light on this Pastime of the Lord and chants the glories of the Govardhan-shila, referring to His worship by Mahaprabhu and Raghunath Das Goswami.
16 November 1982:
33+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: About Sri Govardhan Puja (2005). Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj the day before Sri Govardhan Puja. His Divine Grace explains that Srila Guru Maharaj, after coming out of the Gaudiya Mission, went to Vrindavan and brought to Nabadwip three small Govardhan Silas. Srila Guru Maharaj showed us the worship of Govardhan in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and presently the Deities of Mahaprabhu and Sri Sri Gandharva Govindasundar came to the Math.
Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, 2 November 2005:
14+ minutes, 3.5 MB mp3 audio

Video: Sri Govardhan Puja Lecture by Srila Govinda Maharaj.
His Divine Grace's lecture in Soquel California on the celebration of Sri Govardhan Puja. He shares a little about the exalted position of Sri Govardhan, as well as a description of the wealth of Krishna consciousness. (2008)

Audio of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Sri Govardhan Puja discourse and chanting 'Jaya Radha-Madhava....' (3 November 2005) in our Kaikhali Temple, Kolkata, in mp3 audio format plus fifty-two pictures taken that day, posted on Jamuna Priya Dasi's 'VerandaViews' web-log.

Morning darshan reflections: Sri Govardhan Puja. Morning darshan on 2 November 2005 with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, reported by Kumkum Dasi staying at that time with His Divine Grace at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata

Illustrated article for children: Sri Krishna lifts up Sri Govardhan Hill. 330 K PDF document prepared for this festival in 2005 by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi of Holland.

Beautiful Gopal. The story of the lifting of Sri Govardhan Hill told in pictures and words. Series of twenty-three web-pages, also intended primarily for the children. (First posted in 2002.)

Sri Sri Giriraj-Govardhan Arati composed in early 2002 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in glorification of Sri Sri Anu Giriraj presiding over the Srila Sridhar Swami Sevashram, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Dasbisa, Govardhan. Composed in Bengali with transliteration and translation. (Posted 13 March 2002)


6 November 2023

The grand 129th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


5 November 2023

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

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

thumbAudio: Sri Radha Kunda's manifestation and Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sannyas Day, 1995. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells how, after Mahaprabhu, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan Goswamis revealed Sri Radha Kunda and set the Vaishnava standard in Vrindavan. He also glorifies extensively Srila Sridhar Maharaj and tells a story of a very sinful man, more sinful than Jagai and Madhai, who was converted into a Vaishnava by Srila Sridhar Maharaj in only one meeting.
Nabadwip, 17 October 1995:
20+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio

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

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


3 November 2023

Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

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

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

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

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


2 November 2023

Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

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

Audio: "Narottam Das Thakur wrote many songs for the fallen souls. And showing himself as a fallen soul, he wrote about Krishna-lila, Gaura-lila and also Vaishnava-lila. Many things he composed. He was a great poet, good writer and great pandit, and he was supremely enlightened with Krishna-prem."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Narottam Das Thakur's disappearance day, 27 October 1991, in Nabadwip:
26 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

Video: Vrindavan, in front the Mahaprabhu Deity worshiped by Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj describes the glories of Srila Narottam Das Thakur during a visit there on his disappearance 2013.
This short video starts with the devotees paying obeisances at Srila Narottam Das Thakur's pushpa samadhi before going before the altar in the Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple.
Vrindavan, 24 October 2013, video prepared by the Russian team:
5 minutes, 11 MB m4v QuickTime video

Glories of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Srila Narottam Das Thakur's Disappearance Festival at our Saint Petersburg Temple in October 2006. Srila Gurudev follows on from a talk he asked Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj to give to the assembled devotees (available below). English lecture with Russian translation. (First uploaded on 22 October 2006)
Download, or listen online (24 minutes, 2.7 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (5.4 MB mp3 audio)

Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj's class about Srila Narottam Das Thakur just before Srila Govinda Maharaj spoke. English lecture with Russian translation. (First uploaded on 22 October 2006)
Download, or listen online (19 minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio)

Sri Rupa Manjari Pada sung by Srila Govinda Maharaj immediately after his discourse about Srila Narottam Das Thakur. (First uploaded on 22 October 2006)
Download, or listen online (9 minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio)

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


28 October 2023

DisappearancePurnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata and Niyam-seva Vrata if begun from the purnima day, as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

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

Audio: Karttik month. Narottam Das Thakur. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj discusses in 1982 about the month of Karttik especially in relation to Srimati Radharani. His Divine Grace also extensively chants the glories of Srila Narottam Das Thakur in relation to his upcoming disappearance festival.
42+ minutes, 10 MB mp3 audio

The Holy Month of Karttik. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's description of this month. Excerpt from Sri Chaitanya Saraswati Vol I in English and in Spanish (El Sagrado Mes de Karttik).

Audio: Saradiya Rasa Purnima and the beginning of Karttik. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Saint Petersburg Temple, Russia.
7 October 2006:
Download, or listen online (19+ minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (4.2 MB mp3 audio).

Audio: Karttik Month begins. Class given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in 1989 about the Holy Month of Karttik. "This month devotees are getting the chance to consciously follow higher Vaisnavism."
14 October 1989, in Nabadwip.
 Download, or listen online (22+ minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio)

Audio: This auspicious month of Karttik, Damodar. Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj giving a class at our Saint Petersburg Temple. English lecture with Russian translation by Kundalata Devi Dasi:
9 October 2006:
Download, or listen online (25 minutes, 4.3 MB mp3 audio).

Additional Kirttans are chanted throughout Karttik at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: six in the morning and a series of eight each evening. These are listed in The Daily Programme available here in pdf format (45 K), which refers to the Kirttan Guide book, available in full here in pdf format (650 K).

Audio: Karttik Evening Kirttans. Siksastakam related kirtans composed by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, chanted here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, recorded and posted on the web in response to enquiries asking the tune to which these are sung.
Download or listen online:

Siksastakam Kirttans 1, 2 and 3 (9 minutes, 1.6 MB mp3 audio).
Siksastakam Kirttans 4, 5 and 6 (12 minutes, 2.1 MB mp3 audio).
Siksastakam Kirttans 7 and 8 (13+ minutes, 2.4 MB mp3 audio).
The Mahamantra chanted at the end (8+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio).

26 October 2023

Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

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

thumbAudio: Disappearance of three Goswamis. Srila Sridhar Maharaj talks about the exemplary lives of Sri Raghunath Bhatta and Raghunath Das amongst the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan; and Sri Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami to whom we are greatly indebted for he has given us Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sidhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in remembrance of the disappearance festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami on 25th October 1985.
Download, or listen online (57+ minutes, 13+ MB mp3 audio)

Audio: Chanting Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's glories. "Das Goswami declared: 'You (Radharani) will serve Krishna, You have got that capacity, it is natural. And if I serve You, if I utilise myself to serve You, so that that service through You may pass to Krishna, that will be the highest attainment of my fortune.'
"And still now that is the highest point of our achievement of the whole Gaudiya Sampradaya. He is the Prayojana Acharya, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami."
This talk begins with Srila Govinda Maharaj mentioning in Bengali that Srila Raghunath Das Goswami received initiation from Sri Yadhunandan Acharya but he showed so much devotion, unflinching love and respect for Rupa Goswami.
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 14 August 1981:
27+ minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Raghunath Bhatta Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in remembrance of the disappearance festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami on 1st October 1990.
Download, or listen online (52+ minutes, 9 MB mp3 audio)

thumbVideo: Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami. Srila Sridhar Maharaj talks about Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj's prayer, after writing Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, to receive the foot dust of all those who read this book at present and in the future. On the other hand, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur prays to everyone to accept Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sriman Mahaprabhu, but affirms that he would kick the head of those that do not accept Them. Srila Sridhar Maharaj gives a beautiful explanation of the meaning of such different Vaisnavas' moods.
15+ minutes, 30 MB m4v QuickTime video.

Audio: Extensive glorification of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Saint Petersburg Temple, Russia, in remembrance of the previous day's disappearance festival of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj.
5 October 2006:
Download, or listen online (48+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio).

Vrindavan. Grand Opening the Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami Memorialopposite our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, led by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj on behalf of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Report by Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj, pictures by Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi. (2005)


24 October 2023

Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

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

thumbAudio: Sri Ramachandra's Vijay Utsav and Sri Madhvacharya's Appearance, 1982. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj on this day describing the glories of Lord Ramachandra and of Sri Madhvacharya.
27 October, 1982.
Download, or listen online (48+ minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio)

thumbSri Madhvacharya in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Selection of verses about Sri Madhvacharya where it is mentioned that Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu accepted the chain of disciplic succession from Madhva Acharya. Purports by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.


29 September 2023

Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (because purnima tithi is short [kshaya]).

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

Audio: Description and glories of Sri Visvarup and Sri Haridas Thakur. Informal discourse on the Visvarup Mahotsav day, 2006, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Kolkata, 7 September 2006:
Download, or listen online (48+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (11 MB mp3 audio).


28 September 2023

Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

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

Audio: Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur. 7 September 2006, morning extensive informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. As ever, exemplary glorification of the Vaishnavas and a further exceptional, heartfelt discourse.
Download, or listen online (48+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (11 MB mp3 audio).

thumbAudio: Srila Haridas Thakur, the first preacher of Krishna consciousness. Informal discourse given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in our Saint Petersburg Temple 9 October 2006. This is the talk referred to by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj in his lecture posted on 13 October 2006. English class with Russian translation.
Download, or listen online (29+ minutes, 3.3 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (6.6 MB mp3 audio).

Srila Haridas Thakur's Divine Glories. Darshan with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reported by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj on Srila Haridas Thakur's Disappearance Day, 2005, while staying with His Divine Grace at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.

Audio. Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance day, 2004. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj says about Haridas Thakur: "Mahaprabhu used him as His dear commander for preaching, and he has shown so many miracles in his life ... Mahaprabhu Himself did Haridas Thakur's festival and then He said: 'Who have taken mahaprasad on this day in remembrance of Haridas Thakur and have joined this festival will get service in Goloka Vrindavan. This is my blessing to everyone.'"
Informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj on Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance day, 27 September 2004, at our Soquel Ashram, California:
32+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

The Disappearance Day of Srila Haridas Thakur 2004. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on this day in California during His Divine Grace's 21st World Tour. Partial transcript by Amiya Kanti Devi Dasi posted on the Californian Seva Ashrams' california.scsmath.org website.

Audio: Srila Haridas Thakur's Disappearance Day, 2003. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in 2003 at our Govardhan Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram. This audio is accompanied by extensive summary notes in English and in Spanish intended to be helpful especially for those who may have difficulty understanding Srila Gurudev's intonation.

Srila Haridas Thakur, One of The World’s Greatest Saints, a biographical essay written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Originally published by Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Sangha, The Netherlands, and now available for download to mark Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance today: 5 pages, 80 KB pdf file.

Excerpts about the Pastimes of Srila Haridas Thakur and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Selected verses and translations from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, collected by Malini Devi Dasi and included as one of her many webpages reporting our Jagannath Puri Pilgrimage last year.


27 September 2023

Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

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

thumbAudio. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's Appearance Day, 1981. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells us how Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur by the order of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur took Gaura Kishor Das Babaji as Gurudev formally, but knowing Bhakti Vinod Thakur was his real guru from the internal consideration. He was filled with Bhakti Vinod Thakur in the spiritual sense. He installed many Maths where the name of the Deities were Vinod Vilas, Vinod Ram, Vinod Ananda, etc. He knew that his attempt to approach Radha Govinda and Mahaprabhu was inconceivable without Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's intervention. He saw Radharani and Gadadhar in Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur - the highest ideal of Guru Tattva, in Gaura lila, Gadadhar; and in Krishna lila, Radharani. He also told once that if we rise a little higher and look, we shall find Radharani in Gurudev. The source of the grace of the guru is coming from the original source of service, so he used to see Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur under that light.
12 September 1981:
20+ minutes, 4.7 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinod Thakur. 6 September 2006 morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. "Srila Guru Maharaj... mentions...: 'Not only is he (Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur) the giver of service to Vrindavan Dham, he can give service to Radharani.'"
Download, or listen online (34 minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (7.8 MB mp3 audio).



Audio (in Bengali). In praise of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur: a sloka by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and a paragraph by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, both read by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj from the Bengali Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazines of 1955.
Download, or listen online (2+ minutes, 400 K mp3 audio)

Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur, the nineteenth century pioneer of Krishna consciousness, was born in 1838 in Bengal. He worked tirelessly to preserve the spiritual tradition and literature of India....

The Bhagavata - Its Philosophy, Its Ethics and Its Theology as edited and published by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj in 1985 in a truly beautiful format. 35 pages in full colour: 23.8 megabytes pdf file.

Sri Dasa-Mula: The Ten Fundamental Divine Principles as translated and published by Sripad Swarupananda Prabhu in 1990. 15 pages, 0.5 megabytes pdf file.

'The Ten Fundamental Divine Principles' by Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur. English translation of 'Sri Dasa-mula' from the publication, 'Sri Chaitanya Saraswati, Volume I.'

Slides with audio: Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur's 165th Appearance Day Festival held at his Bhajan Kutir across the River Ganges in Godrumadwip. A large contingent from our Temple join a grand parikrama and assembly of Vaishnavas to honour this occasion.
19 September 2002, Nabadwip:
6+ minutes. 1.6 MB .mov QuickTime file.


26 September 2023

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

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

thumbAudio. Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's Appearance Day 2002. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj explains:
"Srila Guru Maharaj (Srila Sridhar Maharaj) mentions that Jiva Goswami was protecting the pure Krishna conception as was given by Sriman Mahaprabhu. Under guidance of Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan he was protecting everything. Sometimes I feel Srila Guru Maharaj is like Jiva Goswami when he is debating with others. Rupa Goswami Prabhu is not debating so much, he is avoiding. But Guru Maharaj is always in the spirit of Jiva Goswami. And Srila Saraswati Thakur's character was like that - always ready to fight. There is no end of Srila Jiva Goswami's glories."
Srila Govinda Maharaj additionally explains that today is also Vamanadev's appearance day, and that is a great fortune for this world. It is necessary to offer everything to the Lord, and this example was given to us by Bali Maharaj through the Pastimes of Vamanadev.
19 September 2002:
42 minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio

Audio. Sri Vamanadev and Jiva Goswami's Appearance Day, 2003. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recounts the story of Sri Vamanadev and Bali Maharaj and how Bali Maharaj is a great Vishnu-bhakta. As Vamanadev, Bhagavan has mercifully taken birth in this mundane world, and in this way many incarnations of the Lord happen from time to time in a cyclic way for the satisfaction of the devotees.
About Jiva Goswami Prabhu, Srila Gurudev glorifies his fine intelligence, knowledge of the sastras and service mood; and positions him as the protector of our sampradaya, always protecting the works of Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan.
Govardhan, 6 September 2003.
33+ minutes, 7.7 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Appearance of Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami, discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj during their festival held in Soquel, USA, 2004. "Today is Jiva Goswami Prabhu's appearance day. All the light, all the strength, all the beauty and all the beautiful conception of Krishna Consciousness comes through Jiva Goswami Prabhu to us. That is our wealth, wealth of life, wealth of spiritual world. What Jiva Goswami Prabhu has given, no one has given."
25 September 2004:
33 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

Transcript: Srila Jiva Goswami's Appearance Day discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the Soquel Seva Ashram, 25th September 2004.


23 September 2023

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

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

Audio. Sri Radhastami, Vrindavan, 1999. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains that Radhastami is when Lord Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead's divine potency Radharani appears in a form for playing with the Lord. Srila Swarup Damodar Goswami said, "For the divine play of the Sweet Absolute, He wants to divide Himself as Power and Powerful, and that is Radha Krishna." When it was manifested we cannot say because it is eternal, it cannot be counted by our time and space theory, it is achintya, inconceivable. Radharani is the divine potency of Lord Krishna and She is giving all the happiness, love and all the affection to everyone for the service of Lord Krishna.
Improved quality audio of Srila Gurudev speaking by phone from Vrindavan to Madhusudan Prabhu in Hawaii on Sri Radhastami, 18 September 1999:
7+ minutes, 1.8 MB mp3 audio

Our Lord's Beloved Power. "Today is Sri Radhastami, the Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani. In the Scriptures, especially Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita there is much glorification of Srimati Radharani ... Where we see the supreme manifestation of madhura-rasa, there we see the manifestation of Srimati Radharani."
Chapter 12 of Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: 150 KB pdf document. 

Radharani's Paramour Love. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the glory of madhura-rasa in Vrindavan. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Audio: Sri Radhastami. Today's beautiful, special morning discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. 1 September 2006:
Download, or listen online (46+ minutes, 5.4 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (10.7 MB mp3 audio)

thumbAudio: Sri Radhastami Discourse 2004 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Everything you want to know, you can understand through your Gurudev. And Gurudev's position is always supreme. In the Scriptures it is said, (sloka) 'If Krishna will be angry, Gurudev can save that person, Radharani can save that person. But if Radharani will be angry, Krishna cannot save him.' (Sloka). Then our protection, our environment - everything - through Radharani's mercy if it will come to us we will be so grateful, so fortunate and so good practitioners. We are practising service to Radha Krishna, and that is called Krishnanushilana: practising the procedure of satisfying Radharani and Sri Krishna."
21 September 2004, Soquel, USA:
35+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sri Radhastami discourses 2004 by Spd Goswami Maharaj and Spd Janardan Maharaj at the request of Srila Govinda Maharaj.
Then Srila Govinda Maharaj talks briefly then sings Sri Radhika-stava and Sri Radhastaka. 21 September 2004, Soquel, USA:
40+ minutes, 10 MB mp3 audio


22 September 2023

Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

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

Audio: Sri Lalita-saptami, Moscow, 1996: informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"When Sri Radha Govinda are playing as paramour couple, at that time, if one drop of sweat comes in Their lotus feet, Lalita Devi takes lakhs of forms and quickly wants to remove that... That type of service eagerness and service capacity has Lalita Devi. For that, she is the General of all the sakhis and manjaris. They are respecting Lalita Devi as their guardian for the service of Radha Govinda."
Moscow, Russia. 19 September 1996.
25+ minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

Audio. Sri Lalita Saptami, 2004. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recites Srila Rupa Goswami's Sri Sri Lalitastakam slokas in glorification of Lalita Devi in which he lets us know of her supreme servitor position. Only by the mercy of Lalita Devi can one get service to Sri Sri Radha Krishna. All eight principle sakhis of Radha Krishna are under the guidance of Lalita Devi. Her position is such that she sometimes chastises Srimati Radharani and Sri Krishna, but it is all for Their satisfaction and joy, she has no other intention.
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Sri Lalita Saptami at our Soquel Ashram, California, 19 September 2004.
26 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

Lalita Devi's Glory. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the position of the dearmost of Sri Rupa and Sri Radha. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam completed 70 years ago today (Lalita-saptami 2013). Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami writes at the conclusion of the book:
"At the charming new temple of the name Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, at Sri Dham Nabadwip, and in the association of the devotees, in the shelter of the lotus feet of the Divine Master and the Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanyadev this work was completed on the Holy Advent Day of Sri Lalita Devi - the seventh day of the bright moon of Bhadra in the year 457 Gaurabda (7th September 1943)."
And Srila Govinda Maharaj describes that this book "is the crown-jewel of divine literatures as the eternal elixir of life for the exclusively surrendered souls, the bestower of the perpetual relish of full-fledged nectar, and the awakening and sustaining fountainhead of life in Divine Consorthood."
(Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam is available as a 14.7 MB pdf document.)

Audio: Sri Lalita-saptami, 2006. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. Included in this talk His Divine Grace chants the glories of Lalita Devi and relates his visit with Srila Guru Maharaj to the place of Lalita Devi in Vrindavan.
Download, or listen online (44+ minutes, 5.1 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (10.2 MB mp3 audio).

In glorification of Srimati Lalita Devi. An extract from 'Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume I' by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
With additional links to three webpages posted on this day last year: 'We must follow the service mood of Lalitadevi' from 'Divine Guidance' by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.


thumbAudio: Sri Lalita Saptami. Informal discourse by Sripad B.S.Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip in the early morning of Sri Lalita Devi's Appearance Day.
14 September 2010 in Nabadwip:
12+ minutes, 2.9 MB mp3 audio

Lalita-saptami talk, 2011, by Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi at our San Jose Seva Ashram, USA.
"This is the favorite day of Srila Gurudev... We've heard him say how Lalita Saptami was in his personal opinion more exclusive than Radhastami. More specific. We are in the line of Lalita Devi and anyone who has connection to Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his mission through Srila Gurudev and our acharyas will automatically go to the service group of Lalita Devi."
29 minutes, 19.9 MB mp3 audio (originally posted on the Californian sevaashram.com website).


20 September 2023

Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

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

Srimati Sita Thakurani, the Consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu. An extract from The Advent of Sri Gaurasundar, describing her going to the Lord just after His appearance. First published in Counterpoint (Vol. 1 No. 6), edited by Sripad Devashis Prabhu.

Darshan matutino: El día de la Aparición de Sita Thakurani con Su Divina Gracia Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj el día viernes 17 de septiembre de 2004. Traducción al español: Jai Balai Prabhu.


8 September 2023

Sri Nandotsav. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

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

Audio. Nandotsav and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's Appearance, 2000. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Today is Nandotsav, Nanda Maharaj's house festival for the birth of Lord Krishna. When Mother Yasoda got her senses back and she saw her child, a very sweet child, playing within His bed, she was very stunned to see the beauty of Lord Krishna as baby Krishna. Then she called everyone to see the new-born boy... Not only the cowherd boys and girls came to see the Lord, but also Shiva, Brahma, Indra and so many demigods also came in the form of humans as cowherders and they also danced in the courtyard of Nanda Maharaj."
24 August 2000, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
36+ minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Historic recording from 1973 of Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad discussing together in Nabadwip, and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad describing to the devotees how he came in touch with the Gaudiya Math and Vaishnavas. He describes the background history of his long relationship with Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and very affectionately glorifies Srila Guru Maharaj: "from the very beginning I knew he was a pure Vaishnava and devotee..."
March 1973:
23+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad - grand Guru of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sampradaya.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recalls
their intimate relationship and the lecture he gave when suddenly asked to speak at the opening of the Chandradoya Mandir in Mayapur. "There were many good and big servitors of Srila Saraswati Thakur present at that time, but Krishna chose Abhay Charan De (Srila Swami Maharaj), who was an unknown person. And now he is famous as a Devotee General of Srila Saraswati Thakur ... Everybody must pay obeisance to him."
Informal discourse. 20 July 1990:
29 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad, always in Vrindavan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells about a letter he received from Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad asking instruction from Srila Sridhar Maharaj whether he should stay and continue his preaching in the West or go to Vrindavan to leave his body there.
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj, 12 March 1992:
8+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio

thumbOld pictures of a visit of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad to Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Pictures kindly sent by Jagamohini Devi Dasi in remembrance of Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad on his Disappearance Day Festival today (17 November 2012).

thumbHistoric photo of Srila Guru Maharaj with Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad on Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Maharaj's veranda, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. This photo was received in response to the recent audio posting recording their informal discussion in Nabadwip.

Transcription: Srila Swami Maharaj's Unlimited Glories are being sung from World to World. Lecture by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the Appearance Day of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, 21 August 2003, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Download here.

Excerpt from 'Our Fortunate Association' by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad. Illustrated article retyped and laid out by Parama Bhakti Dasi: 2.1MB PDF

Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad and Srila Sridhar Maharaj's relationship and an excerpt from the Guardian of Devotion magazine of San Jose, USA.

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad inundated the world with Krishna consciousness. In the excerpt The Universal Conception of Guru from one of his essays, he smashes the sectarian misconception that the Spiritual Master is limited to a particular person, form, or institution, and establishes the universal conception of Guru. This lecture was originally published in The Harmonist in 1936, on the Advent Day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. It was reprinted as the Preface to Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Sri Guru and His Grace in 1983.


 

7 September 2023

Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

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

Krishna's Supernatural Birth. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Vasudev's vision in Mathura. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Audio: Sri Krishna Janmastami, 2008. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Krishna's janma-lila, birth Pastimes, and affirms that many research scholars, with their sadhana, have got much realistic ideal of Krishna, and that is the form of Krishna divided within three characters. One is He who is the Supreme, Brajeswar tanaya, the son of Nanda Maharaj and of Mother Yasoda; second is the son of Vasudev and Devaki, the Mathura Krishna; and third is Krishna the hero of the special kings' group and the creator of Kurukshetra fighting arrangements, the Dwaraka Krishna. These three characters of Krishna are positive and progressive and always eternal, transcendental. But Krishna who is Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda Devi's son is not leaving Vrindavan.
Informal discourse on Sri Krishna Janmastami, speaking live with the St. Petersburg Math via Internet from Kolkata on 24 August 2008:
30 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

Audio: Janmastami evening class in St. Petersburg, 2007, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj during his World Tour. Translated into Russian by Sripad Avadhut Maharaj in real time.
Download, or listen online (40+ minutes, 4.6 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (7.3 MB).

Audio: Sri Krishna Janmastami morning, 2006. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. Later in the day His Divine Grace accepted the invitation mentioned in this talk, and went to lead the festival at our Kaikhali Temple, near Kolkata Airport.
"We will take anukalpa (a small amount of non-grains food) on Ekadasi, twice we are taking. But on Janmastami we are not taking that. On Janmastami we are completely fasting."
And:
"Vedavyasa very cleverly expressed the character of Lord Krishna... Then we can understand what is the position of Lord Krishna and what is the position of Krishna's Rasa-lila. First we will see Him like a sun, from far, the fireball. The sun is a big fireball, but lookable from far, not near. Krishna's character is like that." (First uploaded on 16 August 2006, Sri Krishna Janmastami.)
Download, or listen online (27 minutes, 3.1 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (6.2 MB mp3 audio).

thumbVideo. Sri Janmastami day, live Internet address by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj from Kolkata, India, to the devotees gathered in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to honour Lord Krishna's Appearance.
Sri Krishna Janmastami, Srila Govinda Maharaj's live address captured and presented by Vaidehi Devi Dasi:
42+ minutes, 49 MB 'mov' video

thumbVideo. Sri Janmastami day 2008, kirtan led by Srila Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, in Kolkata after delivering an informal discourse by Internet to the devotees gathered in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Captured and prepared by Vaidehi Devi Dasi:
24 minutes, 26+ MB 'mov' video
(To download, right-click on the link, then 'Save Target As...' or similar wording.)

thumbIllustrated seven page article about Sri Krishna Janmastami, prepared in 2006 by Parama Bhakti Dasi for the devotee children: 440 K PDF file.


31 August 2023

Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

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

thumbAudio: Appearance of Sri Baladeva. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 9 August 2006.
Download, or listen online (13+ minutes, 1.6 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (3.1 MB).

thumbAudio: Sri Balaram Pranam Mantra. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reciting Baladev's pranam mantra, His names, His glories, His powers.
Download, or listen online (5+ minutes, 1.3 MB mp3 audio)

thumbSri Balaram's Pranam Mantram quoted by Srila Govinda Maharaj from Sri Garga-Samhita is given here.


thumbAudio: "Sri Balaram and Sri Nityananda Prabhu are non-different like Krishna and Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu's Pastimes without Nityananda Prabhu are not full... Baladev comes before Krishna and He is arranging everything for the service of Lord Krishna." Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 12 August 2003.
Download, or listen online (20 minutes, 4.6 MB mp3 audio)

Excerpts related to Sri Baladev compiled from books by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Audio. Lord Baladev's appearance day, Thailand, discourse in 2009 by Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj (Srutasrava Prabhu at that time) glorifying the position of Sri Baladev, Nityananda Prabhu, and Sri Guru. A lecture on 5 August 2009 given during Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's last visit to Bangkok.
"So that Baladev, all of that shakti, all of that energy, is changed into merciful dispensation in the form of Nityananda Prabhu. And then Nityananda Prabhu has come to us as our Gurudev. The position of guru is the embodiment of Nityananda Prabhu's mercy dispensation, and in that way it is coming to all of us, without any consideration."
53+ minutes, 12 MB mp3 audio


18 June 2023

Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

thumbPlease note the recently updated URL for the useful 'Krishna Search' is now http://krishnasearch.com to assist devotees search within the publications of Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Gurudev.

23 April 2023

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

thumbFull Vaisnava Calendar for Nabadwip until Gaura Purnima 2024 and Worldwide Ekadashi dates (and breaking fast times) calculated for specific locations. Folowing Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's directives, only these dates are separately calculated for worldwide locations, other dates are followed according to the calendar of Nabadwip.


1 January 2023

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.


4 July 2022

thumbNabadwip's Vaishnava Calendar updated with several amendments, and added dates up to Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's disappearance anniversary 2023.


30 March 2022

thumbWorldwide local Ekadashi dates supplement until Sri Gaura Purnima 2023, is now online.

Following Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's directives, only Ekadashi (or Mahadvadashi when applicable) days and their breaking fast times the next day are separately calculated for worldwide locations, other dates are followed according to the calendar of Nabadwip.

With appreciation to Sripad B.A. Dandi Maharaj who prepared this year's calendars despite facing considerable difficulties in the midst of war.

thumbNabadwip's Vaishnava Calendar updated with several amendments and re-uploaded.

26 March 2022

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar 2022-2023 is now available here, with dates calculated for Nabadwip until next Sri Gaura Purnima (2023).
The list of worldwide local Ekadashi dates until 2023 will follow presently.

15 March 2022

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

thumbEspañol: 'El Tesoro Escondido del Santo Dham Nabadwip' (550 K pdf book). Las Visiones Trascendentales de Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur como son reveladas en Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya y Sri Nabadwip Bhava Taranga. Esta versión en español fué traducida de la obra en inglés titulada The Hidden Treasure of The Holy Dham Nabadwip (25 MB pdf book), la cual tiene sus originales en bengalí. 

14 February 2022

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

thumbArticle: "By the Grace of Nityananda Prabhu you will get everything" by Srila Gurudev, published in the June 2006 edition of Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazine produced by Sripad Devashis Prabhu.  
Download, or read article online (650 KB pdf file)

31 January 2022

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken on 12th April 2007, Nabadwip. Posted on the Absolute Sweetness website with upgraded sound quality, podcast link and additional notes and slokas.
Plus two more recordings posted within the last week on absolutesweetness.org each with notes and slokas:
Evening discourse with sannyasis, 11th April 2007
'Vaishnava-sanga', morning darshan, 11th April 2007. 

11 January 2022

thumb'How to Find Your Guru.' Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains how to search in the proper manner. Transcript referred to in the following 'New Year's Best Wishes' talk.

thumb
New Year's Best Wishes, a few words from Sri B.R. Madhusudan Maharaj, requested by the devotees, with well-wises for 2022 and reminding all of the substance and sweet mood of Srila Guru Maharaj's and Srila Gurudev's Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. 26 minute YouTube video.

5 January 2022

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

thumbSrila Jiva Goswami's pranam mantram explained by Srila Gurudev, Srila Govinda Maharaj. Composed by Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan before writing his Govinda Bhasyam, Srila Gurudev comments that Srila Guru Maharaj would become transformed when he would explain this verse.

4 January 2022

thumbAudio: 'Pure consciousness is giving us pure life..." Morning darshan by Srila Gurudev, 5th April 2007, Nabadwip. Newly posted on the Absolute Sweetness website, includes notes and slokas
Download, or listen online (43 minutes audio)

3 January 2022

Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

thumbKirttan Guide 7th Edition and 8th Edition pdf versions are now each available with an interactive index. Clicking on the index entry of the first line of a kirttan opens that page.

1 January 2022

Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur. New Year's Day.

thumbAudio, pictures and notes: Srila Gurudev reads and sings Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita after returning from the Ganges, 4th April 2007, Nabadwip. (With full photo gallery, notes and slokas) Posted on the Absolute Sweetness website. 
Download, or listen online (17 minutes audio)

thumbAudio: Three additional recordings of Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org along with photos, notes and subscribe-able podcast link to the audio.
4 April 2007, informal darshan in Nabadwip, 46 minutes, with extensive notes and slokas.
Spoken 3 April 2007 in Nabadwip, 37 minutes.
Spoken 2 April 2007 in Nabadwip, 54 minutes.

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.

16 Dec 2021

thumbAudio: Three additional recordings of Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org along with photos, notes and subscribe-able podcast link to the audio.
Spoken 28 March 2007 in Nabadwip, 30 minutes.
Spoken 30 March 2007 in Nabadwip, 39 minutes.
Spoken 1 April 2007 in Nabadwip, 50 minutes.

7 Dec 2021

thumbnewAudio: "I am day by day watching my lifetime." Newly prepared recording of Srila Govinda Maharaj, posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org along with a photo, notes and a subscribe-able podcast link to the audio in various formats.
Spoken 27 March 2007 in Nabadwip, 14+ minutes.

2 December 2021

Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

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

Srila Saranga Das Thakur in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Verse and purport about Srila Saranga Das Thakur in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.

9 June 2021

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

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

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

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

-(Summary approved by each of the Board members)

28 May 2021

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

 

WORDS OF THE
GUARDIAN OF DEVOTION:


"Knowledge is above power, and above knowledge is beauty, charm, love. That is the supreme."

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
Nabadwip's
Calendar, 2023-2024.


Plus an extensive list of local Ekadashi dates and paran times worldwide.)

February 2024 (continued...)
24 Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
27 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.
29 The 151st divine appearance festival (150th appearance anniversary) 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.
March 2024
1 Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
6 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.
7 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 05:59 and 09:53.
9 Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.
10 Amavasya. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.
11 Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.
12 Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.
13 Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.
14 Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.
15 Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi (because panchami tithi is short (kshaya)).
20 No fast today (because next day is mahadvadashi). Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.
21 Vyanjuli Mahadvadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, and Sri Antardwip. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.
22 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 05:45 and 05:47. Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Sri Koladwip, and other places.
23 Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.
24 Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.
25 Purnima. 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 mahasankirtan. End of year 538 Gaurabda.
26 Sri Gaura Purnima paran (in Nabadwip) between 05:41 and 09:43 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 539 Gaurabda.
30 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. Pancham Dol.
April 2024
2 Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.
3 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.
5 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
6 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 05:30 and 07:23. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.
   
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. For local Ekadashi dates and paran times, please consult your nearest Centre.)
  'Fast' on Ekadahsi or Maha-dvadashi, refers to fasting from grains.
  'Paran' the day after such fasting days, refers to breaking fast with grains, after sunrise (unless otherwise stated) and before a specified time.
  Optional morning fast is observed in honour of prominent Vaisnavas on their appearance and disappearance days.
Full Vaishnava Calendar

26 May 2021

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

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

20 May 2021

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


13 May 2021

Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

thumbSrila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj passed away this morning, 10 May 2021 at 4 am, to continue his dynamic service at the loving shelter of Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lotus feet. In the meantime the whole world has become saddened and shocked by his sudden disappearance.
Srila Acharya Maharaj passed away in Kolkata from a heart attack while undergoing treatment against covid infection. His body was then brought to our Ekachakra Ashram where the gathering of devotees soon arranged due formalities and worship before lowering his body into the samadhi at 10:30 pm accompanied by sankirtan and grieving hearts.
Please see the scsmathinternational website for addional updates.
Pictures of the evening events, posted on the scsmathinternational website.
Tirobhav Mahotsava. Following the custom for honouring exalted Vaishnavas on the third day after their passing away, devotees are invited to come together online and locally as far as possible on Thursday, 13th May, in remembrance and honour of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

6 May 2021

Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

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

17 April 2021

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

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

14 March 2021

Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.

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

21 January 2021

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

17 June 2020

thumb'Unity in Diversity.' Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the need for harmonious dealings between different groups and missions within Krishna consciousness. One of many treasures constantly being revealed from the teachings of Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj for the safe guidance of all devotees. Posted with video and full transcript on jayasri.org.

10 June 2020

Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

thumbUpdated Worldwide Ekadashi details and link, after the discovery of some errors in the previous computer automated calculations.

26 May 2020

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

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

2 April 2020

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

thumb'iCal' version of the Nabadwip calendar (for calendar apps on computer and portable devices) is now available: the calendar .ics file and the same file zipped.

14 March 2020

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. Pancham Dol.

thumbThe cure of all disease, misery and fear. Chapter 12 'Glories of the Holy Name' of 'Sri Sri Prema-vivarta' by Srila Jagadananda Pandit.
Including:
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu replied, "The glories of the Name of Krishna are unlimited. Even Krishna Himself does not know them. So, what can I understand? I am just a fallen soul.
"I can tell you what I have heard from the scriptures. Listen with faith, and you will cross over material existence.
"The Name always destroys all sin, cures all disease, relieves all misery, clears away the obstacles made by Kali, delivers the residents of hell, cuts away active karma, and removes all offences."
"...I speak the truth: 'Chant the Names 'Achyutananda' and 'Govinda' with faith. Cry and call out to Sri Madhusudan. Chanting the Name cures all diseases.'"
"...When those who are distressed, depressed, disheartened, fearful, or afflicted with a terrible disease see no help anywhere and chant 'Narayan' or 'Hari', they certainly become happy and free from sorrow."
And more... Please read the full chapter of 235 life-giving verses (1.1 MB pdf document).

10 March 2020

Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 535 Gaurabda.

thumbVaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations specifically calculated with local Ekadashi dates and paran times is now available up to the end of March 2021.

14 February 2020

Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2021 is now available.
 

1 January 2020

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.

1 September 2019

Spoken Book. In Search of the Original Source by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as a spoken book (mp3 audio files) added to our list of audio books.

24 August 2019

Sri Nandotsav. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

newAudio and transcript: "If Srila Swami Maharaj had not come to this world, where would we be?" Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's appearance day talk by Srila Gurudev, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami, on Nandotsav day, August 1988.
Transcript and audio posted on Jayasri.org.

15 June 2019

Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

thumbSripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj, resident of our Soquel, California, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, passed away early morning Friday 14 June. Since coming to Srila Gurudev's lotus feet in 1988 he rendered continuous sincere service in various capacities. His Holiness was beloved and dear to all the devotees.
For information of programs in his honour in California please see the Seva Ashram's website, and for a picture compilation in his remembrance a very presentable webpage dedicated to Sripad Parvat Maharaj on the SCSMathInternational website.

29 April 2019

Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

thumbnewAudio: Discourse on Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's Disappearance Day, 2007. Glorification by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur on the morning of his disappearance day festival, 12th April 2007, Nabadwip. Audio and list of verses quoted by Srila Gurudev in this talk.
Additionally a further wonderful discourse (with quoted verses) by Srila Gurudev the following day when he also refers to this day.
Recent posts in the flow of sweetness of Srila Gurudev's discourses and pictures available on AbsoluteSweetness.org.

16 April 2019

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

thumbWorld-wide calculations for 'Ekadashi' fasting dates until Gaura Purnima 2020 are now available. Other Vaishnava festival dates are observed on the same date throughout the world, but only the fasting for Sri Hari-vasara ('Ekadashi') are calculated according to local astrological conditions following the directions of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

10 April 2019

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

thumbnewVideo: Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifying Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
On the day of his own Vyasa Puja in 1985, Srila Guru Maharaj spoke of the glories of his chosen successor Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Srila Guru Maharaj's voice is set to footage of Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja in 1987 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip Dham.
Newly available video. Direct download or watch:
19 minutes, 64 MB mp4 video

Also available now on YouTube

21 March 2019

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 mahasankirtan. End of year 533 Gaurabda.

thumbnewAudio: Sri Gauranga's dancing mood. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Sri Gauranga as self-distributing ecstatic joy: "Taking His own Name He is dancing... that moving ananda, moving ecstasy. In my Premadhama-deva-stotram, I put that He is the ultimate reality, Absolute. Why? The two things presented in Him. One: dancing, in ecstatic joy feeling within Him. And: chanting, distributing that to the others."
Nabadwip Dham, 21 February 1982:
15+ minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio

5 March 2019

Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

thumbAudio: Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram remembers Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in this recorded interview posted on jayasri.org. (35 minutes.)

24 February 2019

The 146th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Gupta Govardhan Sri Mandir, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

thumbAudio: Enlivening address to the international gathering, 1982, on the occasion of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's divine appearance festival, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, one of the most courageous agents or recruiters, came here to recruit so many fallen souls to the highest level. And he had to fight with all the representatives of all different intermediary levels. Mostly he considered that mayavad was his greatest enemy."
Informal address to the devotees, 13 February 1982:
23 minutes, 16 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Appearance Day Festival, 2007, of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.
Srila Gurudev sings Acharyya Vandana and Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam.
Glorification of His Divine Grace in English, Nabadwip public programme.
Evening discussion with sannyasis.
Photos and audio posted on absolutesweetness.org.

19 February 2019

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

thumbSri Sri Narottama-Prabhor-Astakam. Eight verses in praise of Srila Narottam Prabhu, by Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur. Posted today on premadharma.org.

26 January 2019

Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

thumbSri Mangala-Gitam. A song of supreme auspiciousness, by Sri Jayadev Goswami with Kirtan illumination based on the commentary of Sri Prabodhananda Saraswati. Posted on the premadharma.org website.

1 January 2019

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

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

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

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

26 December 2018

Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.

Sri Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam - 'Ten prayers offered unto Sri Dayita Das' - Word-by-word translation. Composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj after the withdrawal of Om Visnupad Sri Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's lila. Posted on premadharma.org website.

24 December 2018

The grand 90th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumbAudio: "There is so much hope." Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains our fortunate situation in Kali Yuga:
"Mahaprabhu said, 'You chant without offense the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and you will get everything.' ... It's necessary only a master to guide you. Why is it necessary? The point is here: without proper guidance you must do offense to the Name."
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal discourse 2 March 1991:
42+ minutes, 20 MB mp3 audio

thumbDigitalised Vyasa Puja edition of Sri Vaishnava Toshani magazine published by Sripad B.S. Vaishnav Maharaj in December 1993. The entire magazine is dedicated to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's glorification. It includes articles by Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj as well as many offerings by the devotees. Made available by Giridhari Prabhu of Hungary in digital pdf and epub form, posted on jayasri.org website.

7 December 2018

Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

thumbPoem by Sripad Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan cited by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as he discoursed about the paramount importance of service to Sri Guru. Posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.

4 December 2018

Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

thumbSripad Dayita Das Prabhu (Dhakuram Prabhu) passed away this morning in Sri Vrindavan hortly before 9 o' clock. He had attended mangal-arati as usual and played the gong throughout.
He was very dear to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, and he was the long-time servitor of our large 'Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram', Govardhan. After becoming aged Dayita Das Prabhu repeatedly lamented that he wanted to do so many services in the Ashram as he had always done, but his body was no longer able to do so. In recent years Dayita Das Prabhu moved to our smaller Vrindavan Temple where he continued in service until this day.

Describing Dayita Das Prabhu's nature, Srila B.P. Tirtha Maharaj writes:

Once the very elderly and dedicated Dayita Das Prabhu, affectionately known as Dhakuram Prabhu, came up to Srila Gurudev's room. As always, he made his way slowly past the seated devotees to the front of the room where he intently offered flowers to Srila Gurudev's lotus feet. Srila Govinda Maharaj always would give his attention to Dayita Das Prabhu's offering ... When Dayita Das Prabhu then carefully gathered up the offered flowers and left the room, Srila Gurudev commented that this prabhu is very dear to Srila Guru Maharaj.
Srila Gurudev once gave him the instruction that offered flowers have special respect, and since that time, many years ago, he has always gathered each tiny flower he offers and puts it in the proper place.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj said, "He breathes, so we breathe; he's alive and so we are alive." He is so humble, no one would know his exalted position.

21 October 2018

Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

thumbRecordings and photos of Srila Gurudev posted daily, as far as possible, by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi from her extensive archive collected over several years of personal service to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. AbsoluteSweetness.org newly established principally for sharing lectures of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

14 July 2018

Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (and next day: Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu).

thumbThe Temple of Jagannath at Puri(880 KB pdf file), an essay by Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur first published in September 1871, and reprinted in the Spring 1994 edition of 'Counterpoint' magazine.

thumbSri Jagannathdev, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. An excerpt posted on jayasri.org from the Spring 1994 edition of 'Counterpoint' published by Sripad Devashis Prabhu.

2 May 2018

Audio: "In the transcendental world, so many groups are there, but we are all the exclusive followers of Radha-Krishna and Mahaprabhu."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's talk on this solar calendar day in 1990 (2 May 1990), Nabadwip:
35+ minutes, 25 MB mp3 audio

1 May 2018

Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

thumbAudio: "One day you will see your sky is clear from clouds."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's clear and energetic talk at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, on this solar calendar day in 1997 (1 May 1997):
21+ minutes, 15 MB mp3 audio

29 April 2018

Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

Audio: Discourse on Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1997, Soquel, California.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's extensive talk at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, principally describing and glorifying Sri Nrsimhadev, Prahlad Maharaj and their Pastimes.
Discourse, 20 May 1997:
96+ minutes, 55 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Singing on Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1997, Soquel, California. On the 50th anniversary of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's arrival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and the lotus feet of Srila Guru Maharaj, His Divine Grace first sings 'Goptritve Varana' by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, then leads a lively kirtan culminating in the Mahamantra.
Lord Nrsimhadev's appearance day kirtan, 20 May 1997:
15+ minutes, 14+ MB mp3 audio

8 April 2018

thumbVaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations are now available, with Ekadashi fasts calculated for various locations according to the rules accepted in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. In addition, each calendar listed there is now available in html, pdf and webcal formats.
The calendars are compiled by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj following the method used by Srila Gurudev, Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur.

5 April 2018

Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

thumbSripad Bhakti Bhushan Puri Maharaj passed away today at 4:15 a.m. His Holiness was the long time resident sannyasi leader of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Puri. He led by example and was much respected and loved by all.

2 March 2018

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 mahasankirtan. End of year 532 Gaurabda.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar 2018-2019 is now available here, with dates calculated for Nabadwip until next Sri Gaura Purnima (2019).

1 January 2018

New Year's Day.

thumbNew Year's Resolution: Full Surrender. Starting the new year with focus on Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam. Audio with transcription. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 31 December 2000, posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.
Excerpt:
"We can make our plan and programme for new year today. We will be fully surrendered to Lord Krishna, and fully surrendered means we will realise what full surrender is. Guru Maharaj's books always help us. Guru Maharaj (Srila Sridhar Maharaj) expressed the mood of surrender in a special way especially in Prapanna-jivanamrtam. We should read Prapanna-jivanamrtam at least today with attention. There we will get direction for our coming year. We must be able to satisfy Lord Krishna by the grace of my Guru Maharaj. I have no power over anything, but I believe full power is with him. You are all sons of nectar, and if you will connect with his divine book [Prapanna-jivanamrtam], you must be supremely benefited."

[Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam free downloads: complete book pdf format; complete spoken book two separate readings available, mp3 audio format.]

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.

31 October 2017

Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

thumbObeisances unto Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj. Verses by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srimad Bhakti Desika Acharya Maharaj offered in homage to Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj. Complete with word-by-word translation and verse translations, posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.

13 October 2017

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

Sannyas day of Srila Gurudev and manifestation of Sri Radha Kunda. Audio, transcript and Russian translation of discussion in English by Paramananda Prabhu and Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi in Thailand celebrating this day in 2014. Posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.

3 September 2017

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

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

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

29 August 2017

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

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

2 May 2017

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

3 March 2017

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available.

thumbVaishnava Calendars for Worldwide Locations with their duly adjusted Ekadashi dates are now also available.

thumbNew Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file as well as a single page list of Ekadashi dates in Bengali (calculated for Nabadwip).

1 March 2017

Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.

Glorification of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram by the devotees in California and around the world.
Video of the Sunday programme at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, with several speakers headed by Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
YouTube videos in three parts: bhajans at the start of the programme | Srila Janardan Maharaj's talk | glorification by the assembled devotees.
Additionally, in Thailand, Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj headed glorification of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu on his Monday LiveStream televised broadcast (81 minutes), with audio available separately (70MB) for download or listening online.

26 February 2017

Amavasya. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram passed away from this world yesterday, Sri Sivaratri. Initiated by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, he came to the shelter of Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Gurudev in the early 1980s. Through his surrendered devotional mood and activities he received the specific grace of each of these three greatest Acharyas. Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu will be greatly missed by all Vaishnavas world-wide, and especially so by his wife Jivana Devi Dasi, and the many devotees of China whom he introduced and nourished in Krishna consciousness.
Also, in California, please see the announcement on the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram's website, sevaashram.com.

1 January 2017

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit. 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.

24 August 2016

thumbSripad Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaj passed away today in Nabadwip. Known as elderly ever since the early 1980s, Sripad Aranya Maharaj was a disciple of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and was a senior Vaishnav resident of the Math. He tolerated poor health for many years, and with his passing he will be much missed by all devotees locally and abroad.

9 June 2016

thumbRemembrance festival of Santosh Krishna Prabhu is being held today around the world by the many devotees who knew and respected this exemplary Vaishnava who passed away instantly in a tragic road accident ten days ago. Santosh Krishna Prabhu lived in Arjjun Pukur near Nadanghat in West Bengal, and was very dear to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. (Webpage of pictures taken on a spontaneous visit by Srila Gurudev to his home in 2007.) Santosh Krishna Prabhu continually served Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, welcoming devotees and visitors and selflessly rendering much valuable assistance to Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in the maintenance and development of the Math and its various projects. We offer our condolences to his devoted family in remembrance of Srila Gurudev's special grace upon him.

24 May 2016

Thirty-nine Indian language pdf books of the Math are now available for free download due to the care and dedication of Anand Prabhu of South India. These include books in Bengali, Hindi and Oriyan.

18 April 2016

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

Audio: Srila Gurudev's message. "We will spend our time for the service of Lord Krishna and will pray to Him to give us good association and make a good environment for maintaining the life of devotion."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on a Radio Talk, 4 October 2001:
15+ minutes, 7 MB mp3 audio

15 April 2016

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

thumbVaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations with their Ekadashi dates are now available.
If your location is not listed and you would like a calendar with Ekadashi fasts calculated for your location according to the rules accepted in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, please feel free to contact Sripad Tyagi Maharaj via the web form at gaudiyadarshan.com or Ashutosh Krishna Prabhu via email: ashutosh@harekrishna.ru.
In addition the Calendars for Nabadwip have been updated, including the 'ics' iCal version and the wall calendar.

23 March 2016

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 mahasankirtan. End of year 530 Gaurabda.

thumbAudio: "The advent of Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanyadev. Who was He and what for He came here? If we can understand it, then we understand the inestimable, highest end of life. Our concern with Gauranga and His birthplace, Nabadwip Dham, is of such importance."
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the eve of Sri Gaura Purnima, 2014:
27 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio


thumbNew iCal version of Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available here, (ctrl-click, 'Save target' then install) for computers, iPads and smart phones, for automatic notification of special events worldwide as well as Ekadasi dates as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia.
(The new calendar is already posted and available as a regular webpage, and as a wall calendar, and as a single page list of Ekadashi dates calculated for Nabadwip.)

19 March 2016

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available here.
-) Also available as a wall calendar.
-) And as a single page list of Ekadashi dates calculated for Nabadwip.

thumbNew Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file.
-) And as single page list of Ekadashi dates in Bengali calculated for Nabadwip.

8 March 2016

Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)

thumbVaishnava Siva. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Lord Siva's position as the best of Vaisnavas:
"You know that in Vrindavan Dham there is Raseshvar Siva, Gopishvar Siva, and many other forms of Lord Siva. We worship these forms. We offer pranam to Gopishvar Siva in this way: 'vindavanavani-pate jaya soma soma...'"
Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

28 February 2016

The 144th 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.

thumbThe Giver of our Fortune. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj lectures on the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, 1982. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

15 February 2016

Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya (because the previous day was viddha). Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

thumbDual Functions. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the identity of Sri Advaita Acharya. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

9 January 2016

thumbConstruction begins of the Philippines Branch of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Starting the New Year by getting building of the new Ashram under way, Ratnanabha Prabhu and Ishani Devi Dasi send a webpage of pictures of the first days of progress.
 

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

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  • Audio: several lectures by our Acharyas as well as morning classes by our sannyasi section, and kirttans. Spoken Books are also now available for free download.
  • Useful downloads, for pictures of our Gurudevas, pamphlets, diacritic fonts, mini-posters of quotations.
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