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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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12 November 2019

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).

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.

11 November 2019

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.

8 November 2019

Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). 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.

4 November 2019

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.

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.

9 February 2019

thumbSri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
Audio: "Remembering Srila Gurudev." In this exclusive interview with Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, His Holiness shares his rich experience in over twenty years of association with Srila Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Posted on the jayasri.org website.

27 January 2019

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2020 is now available.

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.

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.

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.

...earlier updates >>


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

November 2019 (continued)
23 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.
24 Paran between 6:01 and 9:36 a.m. (in Nabadwip). Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.
26 Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.
December 2019
2 Oran Shashthi. Grand festival for honouring the appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
4 Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.
5 Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.
6 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.
8 Ekadashi. Fast.
9 Dvadashi. Paran between 6:10 a.m. and 9:02 p.m.
14 The grand 91st appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
15 Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan Ghat.
16 Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.
22 Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.
23 Dvadashi. Paran between 6:20 and 9:51 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.
24 Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur.
25 Christmas Day.
27 Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.
29 Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.
   
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