accept our due respects. All glories to the golden gift of the Golden
Lord, Sriman Mahaprabhu.
Chaitanya Saraswat Math is a society of Vaisnavas practising to serve
Sriman Mahaprabhu and Sri Sri Radha-Govinda through our spiritual
guardian, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is the
foremost disciple of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
who in turn was the foremost disciple of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
Thakur, the illustrious founder of the Sri Gaudiya Math
with 64 branches throughout India. Srila Sridhar Maharaj was also
the closest senior associate of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad,
the founder of the world-wide International Society of Krishna
Our worship centres around the chanting and glorification of the Name
and Fame of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga-Gandharvva-Govindasundarjiu,
the Presiding Deities of our main Temple: Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
headquarters here in Nabadwip, India, was established in 1941 by Srila
Sridhar Maharaj. Since the influx of many Westerners principally from
the early 1980s onwards, we now have over fifty branches or
associated Ashrams and Temples around the world which follow the directives
of Srila Govinda Maharaj as President-Sevaite-Acharyya of Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math. We aim to continue the dignified service inaugurated
here by Srila Sridhar Maharaj following carefully the path Srila Bhakti
Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur envisioned preaching the message
of Sriman Mahaprabhu around the world and to build upon the
propagation largely introduced to the Western world by Srila Bhaktivedanta
are undeniably several other societies and groups which have a similar
aim. What particularly distinguishes us is our clear understanding
that Srila Sridhar Maharaj was the foremost disciple of Srila Saraswati
Thakur, and he commanded the position as holder and guardian of the
Rupanuga Sampradaya, the highest aspiration of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas.
Knowing this, Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad considered Srila
Sridhar Maharaj as his Siksa-Guru, and they spent many years in close
association. Srila Prabhupad gave facility for Srila Sridhar Maharaj
to use the floor above his next door laboratory as his Calcutta preaching
centre. During that time Srila Govinda Maharaj, the principal disciple
of Srila Sridhar Maharaj, was also a constant associate of them both.
He learnt, amongst other things, Srimad Bhagavad-gita from Srila Prabhupad,
and he served them both as their junior. He received not only learning,
but also their specific blessings.
in devotional service
successive wills, Srila Sridhar Maharaj appointed Srila Govinda Maharaj
as his sole successor something previously very rarely done
and publicly and repeatedly declared the same. In his own lifetime
he established Srila Govinda Maharaj as his Successor Acharyya and
President of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. With such high accolades
and recognition from Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Prabhupad, he
is the natural shelter for all sincere seekers.
Over the years, the Temple has blossomed into a stalwart, highly respected
institution attracting the greatest aspirants of our day. With over
200 publications in more than twenty languages of the world, as well
as a noble representation on the Internet, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Math invites you to participate, learn, and thrive spiritually.
May Lord Krishna and our Guardians bestow their blessings upon you.
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Founder-Acharyya: Srila B. R. Sridhar Maharaj
President-Acharyya: Srila B. S. Govinda Maharaj
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