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"The Name of Krishna and Krishna Himself are the same, and if you abuse those who are preaching Their glories, the Name will not be happy with you. The Name will not then appear in your heart."

- Srila Govinda Maharaj

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21 September 2017

Appearance festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

thumbSri Vyasa-puja festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, appointed by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as the Sevaite President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Glorification, autobiography, photos, messages and updates posted on scsmathinternational.com.

6 September 2017

Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

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, 2007, 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).

5 September 2017

Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

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

4 September 2017

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: Srila Govinda Maharaj speaking on 26 September 2004 from our Soquel, California, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram by phone for the Internet broadcasts hosted by Madhusudan Prabhu of Hawaii.
'Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Appearance Day.'
Download or listen online (23 mins, 2.7 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.

3 September 2017

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

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

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

29 August 2017

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

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

2 May 2017

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

...earlier updates >>


Please see our Earlier Updates for earlier updates this year and a full listing of thousands of earlier web-pages including pictures, reports, audios, videos, books, articles, etc. from Nabadwip, Kolkata and around the world. Plus a section of Srila Govinda Maharaj's World Tours with many links connected with his broad, affectionate preaching abroad.

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

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

  • What's New? — for what's happening here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, India, and affiliated centres around the world. Includes topical pictures, dispatches, current events.
  • What was New? to look at entries over the last couple of years.
  • Archive Memories. Mainly with pictures going back to 1999.
  • World Tours page with information, dispatches and photos from all recent tours made by Srila Govinda Maharaj. News of any pending tours will also be posted here.

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

  • Books — for purchases, downloads, descriptions and excerpts.
  • Donations — can now be made efficiently on-line too.
  • Audio: several lectures by our Acharyas as well as morning classes by our sannyasi section, and kirttans. Spoken Books are also now available for free download.
  • Useful downloads, for pictures of our Gurudevas, pamphlets, diacritic fonts, mini-posters of quotations.
  • Tips for pilgrims — with practical information for pilgrims planning to visit our Temples in India.

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

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


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- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

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

September 2017 (continued)
21 Appearance festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
23 Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.
24 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.
30 Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.
October 2017
1 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
2 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 6:26 and 9:28 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.
5 Purnima. 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.
8 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.
10 Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
11 Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.
13 Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
14 The grand 123nd appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.
15 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
16 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 7:43 and 9:28 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.
18 Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.
19 Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.
20 Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).
21 Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj. Bhratri Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other).
23 Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
24 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.
28 Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.
31 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

November 2017

1 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:46 and 9:29 a.m.
3 Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.
4 Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).
   
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. Please consult your local Centres for local dates/times.
  'Fast' on Ekadahsi or Maha-dvadashi, refers to fasting from grains.
  'Paran' the day after such fasting days, refers to breaking fast with grains, after sunrise (unless otherwise stated) and before a specified time.
  Optional morning fast is observed in honour of prominent Vaisnavas on their appearance and disappearance days.
Full Vaishnava Calendar