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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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Also: thousands of earlier updates since 1995 listed month by month, year by year...
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17 May 2021

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

14 May 2021

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

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

Video. Sriman Mahaprabhu's journey to the centre of Sri Govinda Kunda beginning His Sri Chandan Yatra lila on 4th May 2003.
18 minutes, 36 MB QuickTime video. (Download and view with the freely available VLC, QuickTime, iTunes, etc.)

Also, the Lord's return journey three days later:
11 minutes, 21 MB QuickTime video.

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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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).

11 May 2021

Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

thumb Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj passed away yesterday 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. 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 being lowered into the samadhi at 10:30 pm - all accompanied by sankirtan and grieving hearts.
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.

Related to this day, the appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami, 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 2011. "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

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."

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.

7 May 2021

Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

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

 Sripad Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers an exalted servant of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
"All of Srila Prabhupad's (Srila Bhakti Siddanta Saraswati Prabhupad's) associates, one by one, are taking leave from this mortal world and depriving the earth of its jewels. Without this great soul, the Gaudiya sampradaya and the servitors of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are feeling an irreparable loss for which there is no solace." Read more...

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.

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

Audio: Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, 1982. A wonderful discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur spoken on his disappearance day.
"His heart is so full of devotion towards Nityananda and Sri Gauranga. We pray to him for a drop of that kind of pure and intense devotion towards Gaura-Nityananda from his feet." In the latter part of this recording Srila Guru Maharaj recites and explains the pranam mantrams to Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga composed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
18 April 1982:
36+ minutes, 8.9 MB mp3 audio

Flying in the Sky. In honour of the disappearance day of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, 2012, the translation of a short excerpt from his book Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat in which he expresses his heart and the gist of his gift to the world. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Introduction to Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat (English translation). Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's homage to Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur. Translated excerpt from the introduction by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Bengali publication of Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.


1 May 2021

Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

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

 Fully Satisfied, Fully Surrendered. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers his dear friend Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
"Always, to his last day, he maintained his pure, moral, social, educated character. He was a very good man and very strict. He was firm in his practice, very sincere, and very jolly. He tried to be satisfied under any circumstances." Read more...

24 April 2021

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

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

thumbAudio: 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

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.

Audio: Disappearance Festival 2012 evening address in English by Srila B.B. Avadhut Maharaj in Govardhan, the day of installation of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's murti in his pushpa-samadhi, Govardhan, and the second anniversary of His Divine Grace's disappearance.
"Without Guru Vaishnava we have no connection with this (divine) reality... but Guru will always come to you if you have eyes to see. We do not only see Guru in a murti form but in every disciple's heart."
Govardhan, 4 April 2012:
17+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

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

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.

...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.

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

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
Nabadwip's Calendar to 2022).
Plus an extensive list of local Ekadashi dates and paran times worldwide to 2022.)

MAY 2021
14 Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.
17 Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.
19 Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).
21 Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.
23 Dvadashi. Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
24 Paran(in Nabadwip) between 4:57 and 9:22 a.m.
25 Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).
26 Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 4:56 and 9:21 a.m. 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.
27 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.
31 Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.
   
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