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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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18 June 2019

Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

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

thumbAudio: Syamananda Prabhu. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells the story of Syamananda Prabhu finding Srimati Radharani's ankle bell and receiving a special tilak mark on his forehead by the touch of that ankle bell. Srila Sridhar Maharaj explains that Syamananda Prabhu changed from sakhya-rasa to madhura-rasa "by a special dispensation of the Absolute."
30 July 1983:
13 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio

Shyamananda Prabhu. Excerpt from Affectionate Guidance, Chapter 17, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Narottam Thakur's close associates and peers were Shyamananda and Srinivas. From the inspiration of Srila Jiva Goswami and the other Vaishnavas, these three great devotees were sent back to Bengal to continue the preaching of Mahaprabhu."

Shyamananda Prabhu is mentioned several times in Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad's purports of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Here are some of his comments on Shyamananda Goswami's contribution to the cult of Mahaprabhu's sankirtan movement.

Audio: "In my life I have seen so many miracles...." Morning informal discourse in 2006 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in glorification of Sripad Rsabhdev Prabhu of USA in remembrance of his passing away on this day in 2000.
12 June 2006:
Download, or listen online (29+ minutes, 3.4 MB mp3 audio).

Audio: Sripad Rsabhdev Das Adhikari - an excerpt from the soundtrack of a video of him speaking a few weeks before his passing away in 2000.
"Dive deep, don't be satisfied with the surface understanding. Religion is a prison. And we've picked up so much of the acculturation of Hinduism and what we consider to be the Vedic religion, but it's necessary for us to go to the core, and this is beyond all visual, mental, and objective understanding, and that is the subjective. We must go into the subjective evolution of consciousness, and dive deep into that reality, Reality the Beautiful, where Krishna is searching for His lost servant."
Download, or listen online (13+ minutes, 3.2 MB mp3 audio)

17 June 2019

Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

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

Audio: Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in remembrance of this day of the Snan Yatra of Sri Jagannath Dev and the disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit. Extensive interaction with Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj heading devotees gathered on Srila Gurudev's veranda at our Dum Dum Park Temple including Sripad B.L. Akinchan Maharaj, Sripad B.P. Siddhanti Maharaj, Sripad B.S. Niskinchan Maharaj, Sripad B.S. Jitendriya Maharaj and Sripad B.M. Mangal Maharaj. Informal discourse given on 11 June 2006.
Download, or listen online (35+ minutes, 4.1 MB mp3 audio).

Srila Sridhar Pandit. From the chapter The Real Judgment of Love in the book Heart and Halo, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj illustrates the glories of Srila Sridhar Pandit with an anecdote from Sriman Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.

Srila Mukunda Datta. Compiled article describing the glories of Srila Mukunda Datta with links to further reading.

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.

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

Audio: "Panihati Festival." Morning discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Dum Dum Park, 9 June 2006.
Download, or listen online (27+ minutes, 3.2 MB mp3 audio).

Panihati Festival, extensive article compiled and prepared by Jagamohini Devi Dasi about the event celebrated this day.
"Others, who could not find a place even on the bank, went into the pure water of the Ganges and began eating from their pots of rice. Raghava Pandit arrived and began to laugh with great surprise and amusement at the scene before him."

12 June 2019

Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

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

Audio: 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).

Srila 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.

thumbAudio. The Gita, processes of interpretation, and Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj talks about the hundreds of interpretations of the Bhagavad-gita and how Srila Sridhar Maharaj's translation of the Gita is "the original ideal where bhakti-yoga is established in every chapter."
And: "As Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur indicated, there are two explanations of the Gita, one is raga-marga and the other is vidhi-marga. He has given us two kinds of processes, one is Visvanath Chakravarti's and the other is Baladev Vidyabhusan's."
Baladev Vidyabhusan composed Govinda-bhasya interpretation of Vedanta-darsan in twelve days and with that book he challenged the Vaishnav schools in Jaipur, defeated them all, and established there the achintya-bhedabheda conception of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
42+ minutes, 9.9 MB mp3 audio

Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan, three excerpts from the book Sri Guru and His Divine Grace by Srila Sridhar Maharaj describing his qualities, glories and valuable contribution to our sampradaya.

Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusan, illustrated article for the children devotees in honour of Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusan's Disappearance Day, prepared by Parama Bhakti Devi Dasi of Holland.

thumbAudio. Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj describes the story of Sri Ganga Mata Goswami, the disciple of Sri Haridas Pandit of Vrindavan, and who was carried into the Jagannath Temple by the Ganges when she went to bathe in the Sweta Ganga kunda in Puri.
Informal talk on 24 September 2009:
19 minutes, 4.6 MB mp3 audio

Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini, short article introducing the life of the princess Sachi Devi who took sincerely to the renounced order of life and presently became known as Ganga Mata Goswamini. Compiled with the assistance of the Nilachala Puri Guide by Nowla Kisor Prabhu.

4 June 2019

Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

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

 Audio: Names of the Deities. This morning's informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. (12 September 2006)
Download, or listen online (15+ minutes, 1.8 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (3.6 MB mp3 audio)

Pictures, and lecture excerpt from the morning class given by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj in glorification of the Deities' Names on this anniversary festival, 2008.

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 >>


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.

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

June 2019 (continued)
15 Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.
17 Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.
18 Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.
19 Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.
22 Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.
28 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). No fast today in Nabadwip (because of Dashami viddha at dawn). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.
29 Dvadashi. Yogini Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
30 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 4:58 and 9:26 a.m.
July 2019
2 Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
3 Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.
4 Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.
   
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