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- Srila Govinda Maharaj

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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.

22 May 2016

Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumb A Purifying Sun. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's pranam-mantra for Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

21 May 2016

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.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Srinivas Acharya and the stolen books. Srinivas Acharya, Narottama Thakur and Shyamananda Prabhu were sent by Jiva Goswami to preach in Bengal with the books of the Goswamis. On the way, the books were stolen by King Birahambir who had heard from his astrologer that those trunks contained a great treasure. Later, when meeting with the King, Srinivas explained the proper meaning of Srimad-Bhagavatam. The King was so impressed that he confessed to having stolen the books and took shelter at Srinivas Acharya's lotus feet and begged for initiation.
Informal discourse given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Temple in Dum Dum Park, Calcutta, 2001. Click on the link above to read more, or listen directly from here:
18+ minutes, 4.2 MB mp3 audio.

thumbAudio: Srinivas Acharya and and preaching in Bengal. Second part of the discourse. Srila Govinda Maharaj recites part of the Sri Sri Sad-Goswami-astak composed by Srinivas Acharya and tells the story of his preaching in Bengal together with Narottama Thakur and Shyamananda Prabhu. Click on the link above to read more, or listen directly from here:
9+ minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio.

Srila Srinivas Acharya's Appearance, illustrated article for the children devotees in honour of Srila Srinivas Acharya's Appearance Day, prepared by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi of Holland:
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu spoke with them and said: 'Chaitanya Das, your wife is right. I want you to have a child and I want you to call the child Srinivas.' Both Chaitanya Das and his wife were very, very happy to receive this order from the Lord...."

20 May 2016

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

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
My Connection is All-in-All. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains how Prahlad Maharaj illuminates the meaning of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. Article posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

Audio: Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1996 in Hawaii. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks extensively about this day:
"Whoever is worshipping Nrsimhadev, all the disturbance in their spiritual life Nrsimhadev is ousting through His divine glance. This is very famous in India. Today the whole of India is worshipping Nrsimhadev and Prahlad Maharaj... The puja system of Nrsimhadev is organised in the Puranas in this way: first they will worship Prahlad then they will worship Nrsimhadev. Then Nrsimhadev will be very happy."
Lord Nrsimhadev's appearance day, 1 May 1996:
76+ minutes, 18+ MB mp3 audio

Harmonist article: Sree Nrisinghadeva in English, first published in May 1931.
"Sree Nrisinghadeva graciously made His Appearance in this world, that is to say to the actual view of unbelievers, at a very early stage in the evolution of the theistic consciousness of the human race."
500 K pdf file of scans of the original magazine (cleaned up and re-posted).

thumbAudio: Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1982. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj gives an informal discourse at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on this day in 1982. "When Prahlad Maharaj was tortured to the extreme by his own guardian, none could come to his relief. But Nrsimhadev came in the most trying moment. So, He is there. He is everywhere. He is all-conscious about our different stages. When our demand is very acute, very intense, He appears: 'I am your guardian, I am here, I am here!'"
6 May 1982:
37 minutes, 8.6 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's informal discourse at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on this day in 1983. Srila Sridhar Maharaj expresses the exemplary mood of prayer to Lord Nrsimhadev and how to honour this occasion. His Divine Grace mentions that Nrsimha Temples are more common in South India and touches on his own service there in earlier years.
Tape side one (4 mins 1 MB mp3 audio).
Tape side two (13+ mins 3.2 MB mp3 audio).

Video. Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi Festival 2008 held at our Dum Dum Park Temple, and presided over by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Video taken and prepared by Vaidehi Devi Dasi:
16+ minutes, 21+ MB 'mov' QuickTime video

'Bound by Affection' - Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj gives an historic account of the events that surrounded his first days at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and of his coming to the Math on this day in 1947.

Audio: Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj chants the glories of Prahlad Maharaj, and relates the lila of Sri Nrsimhhadev's appearance, May 2007.
(45+ minutes, 5.3 MB mp3 audio also in higher quality: 10.5 MB.)

Audio: Srila Gurudev leading kirttan on Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi at the conclusion of the first part of the early evening programme in the nat-mandir, May 2007.
(3+ minutes, 600 K mp3 audio)

Audio: Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi informal morning talk by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in Kolkata, May 2006. Discussing his earlier days in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and the power of Srila Guru Maharaj.
Download, or listen online (37+ minutes, 6.5 MB mp3 audio).

Sri Nrisimha Chaturdasi. Hear Srila Govinda Maharaj's lecture on this day in 1999, also read a transcript by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of this talk.
Part one (15 mins 3.6 MB mp3 audio).
Part two (13+ mins 3.1 MB mp3 audio).

The Holy Appearance Day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Two page illustrated extract from the discourse given by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi day 1999, at Sri Govinda Dham, Murwillumbah, Australia.

Audio: Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi Bengali class by Sripad B.N. Acharyya Maharaj, and the final part of Kirttan leading up to the class here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. This audio is posted by request, for our growing number of Bengali visitors to the Math's website.


Kirttan leading up to the class. Download or listen online(6+ minutes, 790 K mp3 audio)
Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi Bengali class. Download or listen online(57+ minutes, 6.9 MB mp3 audio).

15 May 2016

Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Srimati Jahnava Devi is mentioned by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in part 2 of this talk about Srinivas Acharya over the phone with Madhusudan Prabhu in 2001. "When Narottam Das Thakur came back and inherited his fathers property, he made big arrangement to install six Deities at a time in different places. Jahnava Devi installed them all. She became the Acharya of all the Deities' installation." Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, December 2001.
Srinivas-Acharya-part2 (9+ minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio)
Also available Part 1:
Srinivas-Acharya-part1 (18 minutes, 4.2 MB mp3 audio)

thumb Srimati Jahnava Devi, guest of honour at Kheturi Gram Festival. References to her in the last two pages of the article prepared for the devotee children by Parama Bhakti Dasi in glorification of Narottam Das Thakur on his appearance day.

Excerpt about Jahnava-devi from The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Also available in pdf format.

13 May 2016

Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Glories of the Ganges. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata on the day of Sri Ganga Puja, 2006:
Download, or listen online (12+ minutes, 1.3 MB mp3 audio).

thumbSrila Gurudev bathes in the Ganges near Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, accompanied by several devotees. Pictures and partial transcript of Srila Govinda Maharaj talking that morning of 4 April 2007 about the holy River Ganges.

11 May 2016

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

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

8 May 2016

Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

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

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

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

6 May 2016

Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

18 March 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
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbVideo slide show presentation: Sri Guru Arati by Nrsingha Chaitanya Prabhu and Manasa Krishna Prabhu in remembrance of our Divine Master Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Download, or watch online (16+ minutes, 57 MB mp4 video)

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

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

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

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

44 + minutes, 7.6 MB mp3 audio

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

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

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj during the full morning programme the day after His Divine Grace's disappearance and entrance within his Samadhi.
28 March 2010 morning:
Part 1: 49 minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio
Part 2: 51 minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio
Part 3: 14 minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio
All (Parts 1 to 3 combined): 114 minutes, 19 MB mp3 audio

thumb Video and Audio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj during the full morning programme the day after His Divine Grace's disappearance and entrance within his Samadhi.
Plus several additional classes by senior devotees given during the next days here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Files posted by Sadhu Priya Prabhu on his lightningbeats.com website.

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

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

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

12 April 2016

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

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

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

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

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

4 April 2016

Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbThe Acharya of Srimad Bhagavatam. The glorious service of Sri Raghunath Pandit in Varaha Nagar. This Pastime of Sriman Mahaprabhu visiting Sri Varaha Nagar is described in Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat (Antya-khanda, 5.110–124). Translation plus an excerpt from a related commentary by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

28 March 2016

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6+ minutes, 8+ MB 'wmv' video

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

17+ minutes, 25 MB 'wmv' video

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20 March 2016

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

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
 The Door to Divine Love. The devotion in separation revealed by Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Excerpts from chapter four of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita with commentaries by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 March 2016

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

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Kaikhali: Installation of Sri Sri Gandharvika Radha Ramanasundar Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Calcutta. Pictures of Their installation, 9 March 2000. Their Lordships joined Sri Gauranga who was installed in the neighbouring ashram building by Srila Gurudev Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj during the time of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj.

Kaikhali: Second Anniversary Installation Festival of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Radha-Ramanasundarjiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, by Calcutta Airport. Pictures of yesterday's festival. (18 March 2002)

10 March 2016

Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj (because the previous day was viddha). Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

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

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

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

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

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.
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Lord Shiva. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains clearly the different aspects of Lord Shiva and his position as Rudra and Sadashiva. "The consciousness which is in connection with misconception - not proper conception but misconception - eternally connected, that sort of consciousness has got Shiva. And Sadashiva is a little higher consciousness of Shiva which is tending towards Vaikuntha service."
21 December 1981:
17+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

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

Lord Shiva's pranam mantra, composed by Srila Govinda Maharaj just before the installation of Lord Shiva by Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip, in 1983.
 

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Main Vaisnava Dates:
(Nabadwip's Calendar)

May 2016 (continued)
27 Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray (because the Panchami tithi on the previous day was viddha).
June 2016
1 Ekadashi. Fast.
2 Dvadashi. Paran between 4:55 and 9:21 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
6 Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.
8 Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).
15 Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.
16 Nirjal Ekadashi. Fast.
17 Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:22 a.m.
18 Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.
20 Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.
21 Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.
22 Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.
25 Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.
30 Ekadashi. No fast (because of Dashami viddha). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.
July 2016
1 Dvadashi. Ekadashi. Fast.
2 Trayodashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:26 a.m.
   
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