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- Srila Govinda Maharaj

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12 August 2022

Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

thumbAudio: Appearance of Sri Baladeva. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 9 August 2006.
Download, or listen online (13+ minutes, 1.6 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (3.1 MB).

thumbAudio: Sri Balaram Pranam Mantra. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reciting Baladev's pranam mantra, His names, His glories, His powers.
Download, or listen online (5+ minutes, 1.3 MB mp3 audio)

thumbSri Balaram's Pranam Mantram quoted by Srila Govinda Maharaj from Sri Garga-Samhita is given here.


thumbAudio: "Sri Balaram and Sri Nityananda Prabhu are non-different like Krishna and Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu's Pastimes without Nityananda Prabhu are not full... Baladev comes before Krishna and He is arranging everything for the service of Lord Krishna." Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 12 August 2003.
Download, or listen online (20 minutes, 4.6 MB mp3 audio)

Excerpts related to Sri Baladev compiled from books by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Audio. Lord Baladev's appearance day, Thailand, discourse in 2009 by Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj (Srutasrava Prabhu at that time) glorifying the position of Sri Baladev, Nityananda Prabhu, and Sri Guru. A lecture on 5 August 2009 given during Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's last visit to Bangkok.
"So that Baladev, all of that shakti, all of that energy, is changed into merciful dispensation in the form of Nityananda Prabhu. And then Nityananda Prabhu has come to us as our Gurudev. The position of guru is the embodiment of Nityananda Prabhu's mercy dispensation, and in that way it is coming to all of us, without any consideration."
53+ minutes, 12 MB mp3 audio

9 August 2022

Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

Audio. Srila Gauri Das Pandit. Srila Sridhar Maharaj describes how Srila Gauri Das Pandit, being Subal Sakha in Krishna's lila, could recognise Sriman Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu when They presented Themselves in his quarters in Kalna. They lived there for a while, but when They wanted to go from there, Gauri Das Pandit couldn't tolerate the prospect of separation. So, the Lords promised They would stay with him. Two murtis were carved in wood according to Their figures. They installed the murtis and were about to take leave. Still Gauri Das Pandit couldn't accept that, so Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu took the murtis' places and the murtis took leave. Yet, that was also not tolerable by Gauri Das Pandit. Finally, the murtis stayed with him for his worship.
Excerpt from Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's informal discourse Nabadwip, 3 January 1982:
14+ minutes, 3.4 MB mp3 audio

Who is Srila Rupa Goswami? Excerpt from Sri Guru and His Grace by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. "The most sacred type of pure service, which is not open even to the sakhis, is open to the manjaris. That is found in Radharani's camp. So, the position of the Rupanugas, the followers of Sri Rupa, is the most profitable position. That has been given out by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. That has been shown by Him, and that is fixed as the highest limit of our fortune in Krishna's concern. This is unexpectable, undesignable and beyond hope, but our prospect lies there in that subtle camp of Sri Rupa Manjari, Rupa Goswami."

thumbSrila Rupa Goswami - The Flow of Mahaprabhu's Line. Excerpt from Affectionate Guidance by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. 120 K pdf file.
"Rupa Goswami Prabhu is supreme in the preceptorial line of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Actually, no one says, 'Chaitanya Sampradaya'. Rather, the correct name is 'Rupanuga Sampradaya'. Mahaprabhu wanted to establish Rupa Goswami as the Guru of His sampradaya."

thumbSri Rupa's Feet. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Srila Narottam Thakur's prayers to Sri Rupa. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

Audio. Srila Rupa Goswami disappearance discourse, 1994. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj talks about the exclusive position of Srila Rupa Goswami and the special affection Mahaprabhu had for him. Srila Gurudev says that Mahaprabhu, after reading the sloka Srila Rupa Goswami composed about His feelings in Jagannath Kshetra, asks Srila Swarup Damodar: "Oh Swarup, in which way can Rupa understand My mind?" Swarup Damodar replies: "Oh it is very easy to know, that is, Your full blessings he has got in Prayag. You have given everything to him." (09:55/14:47)
Informal discourse, 18 August 1994.
31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

Audio: Rupa Goswami Prabhu's disappearance day, and disappearance of Gauri Das Pandit, a very good day for me. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 6 August 2006.
Download, or listen online (27+ minutes, 3.2 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (6.3 MB).

thumbVrindavan. Photos of the Samadhi Mandirs of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit on their disappearance day festival 2012. Web-page of pictures.


8 August 2022

Beginning of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda and start of the one month festival of Sri Hari Smaran at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

I do not make any show of Jhulana-lila. An excerpt by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj from the article Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear To Tread:
 

   
Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread, by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj. Originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazine, Srila Sridhar Maharaj's 8th Disappearance Anniversary Edition, 1996, this is the full article from which the above I do not make any show of Jhulana-lila was extracted. (15 pages, 98 K pdf/Acrobat Reader document.)

3 August 2022

Appearance of Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj.

thumbSri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj, appointed by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as one the successor Acharyas of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, with specific responsibility for Brazil.

1 August 2022

Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

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

thumbAudio. Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj gives an informal discourse on this day in 1985.
"He was the only 'sadhu' who had recognition from our Guru Maharaj as sadhu - Vamsi Das Babaji. He was living in the strict sense the life of a babaji, indifferent to the world."
20 August 1985:
16 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio


28 July 2022

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

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

Sri Pranati Dasakam.Ten Prayers in glorification of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, composed by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and prepared here as an illustrated web-page by Jagamohini Devi Dasi of USA in remembrance Srila Guru Maharaj's Disappearance Festivals.

Archive Photos: Meditations in Pictures and Words. Five pages of extensive quotes and black and white photos of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Audio. Srila Guru Maharaj's disappearance festival 1999. Kirtan and informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the Disappearance Festival day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 1999.
"Srila Guru Maharaj's godbrothers like Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj, Madhusudan Maharaj, Paramahamsa Maharaj, etc. when they were giving lecture they would consider Guru Maharaj not only as Guru but as representative of Vrindavan Dham, and that he was born here as a manifestation of non-different form with Radharani. They were all godbrothers and we were very surprised to hear."
Srila Gurudev speaking in Saint Petersburg, 11 August, 1999:
33 minutes, 7.8 MB mp3 audio

Spoken: Pranam mantra and glories of Srila Guru Maharaj described in the Appendix of Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume 2:
14 minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

Audio. Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj's disappearance festival, 1994, USA. Srila Govinda Maharaj glorifies Srila Sridhar Maharaj and relives the very day of his beloved Srila Guru Maharaj's disappearance.
These are two different recordings on the same disappearance festival day at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel, California, 6 August 1994:
Part 1, 26+ minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio. Srila Govinda Maharaj describes how Srila Guru Maharaj nourished and harmonised Srila Saraswati Thakur's disciples of all ranks.
Part 2, 42+ minutes, 9.9 MB mp3 audio. Includes a description of Srila Guru Maharaj's disappearance. After the earthquake that shook Nabadwip Dham, Srila Gurudev knew that Srila Guru Maharaj was about to leave this world. Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur took this dark moon day, amavasya, for their disappearance. Srila Sridhar Maharaj had special affection for Gadadhar Pandit and Bhaktivinod Thakur, and chose this amavasya day to join with them.

Audio: Disappearance Festival Lecture in the nat-mandir of our Dum Dum Park Temple, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in glorification of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. 25 July 2006:
Download, or listen online (32 minutes, 3.7 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (7.4 MB).

Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj singing 'Sri Guru Arati-stuti' and 'Sri Rupa Manjari Pada' and 'Viraha-giti' at Srila Guru Maharaj's Disappearance Festival, 2006.
Download, or listen online (16+ minutes, 3.8 MB mp3 audio)

The Jewel in the Garland. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaking in 1992 on the Fourth Anniversary of the Disappearance Day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This article first appeared in the 'Sri Govinda Dham Magazine, Sri Vyasa-puja Edition, 1994' published in Australia. Plus additional links in remembrance of Srila Guru Maharaj.

'The Sun Never Sets on the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math'Transcription of a talk given by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on this Holy Day in 2003, at the Villa Govinda Ashram in Milan, Italy.

Audio. Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Disappearance Day discourse 2012
by Sri B.P. Janardan Maharaj at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel, California. "So many of the exalted Vaishnavas in the line of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur came to get Srila Sridhar Maharaj's association at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. A multitude of many exalted Vaishnavas."
56 minutes, 32 MB mp3 audio, posted on California's sevaashram.com website.

In Glorification of Srila Guru Maharaj, an article by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj
speaking in glorification of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in 1994.

Remembering His Divine Grace. In honour of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Disappearance Day, an article prepared by Jagamohini Devi Dasi in glorification of Srila Guru Maharaj: Remembering His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Excerpts from Affectionate Guidance in glorification of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj. His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj talks about Srila Sridhar Maharaj's position among his Godbrothers, his active preaching and the beginning of the Math's Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazine.
Srila Govinda Maharaj quotes one of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's principal preachers, Sripad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj: "We are preaching over the whole world, but from time to time we look to see whether Srila Sridhar Maharaj is happy with our preaching activities."

Sri Samadhi Mandir Stotra Mala in honour of the 2012 Anniversary of the Disappearance of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This is a collection of all verses on Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, The Temple of Union in Separation, in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. The book contains the verses in sequence, and includes extensive commentaries by Srila Sridhar Maharaj as well as Srila Govinda Maharaj, who manifested the samadhi and selected all of these favourite verses of Srila Guru Maharaj.
Compiled and prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu, and posted on his lightningbeats.com website in Issuu format, where the pdf file is viewable within the browser.
The book is also available to downloaded: 184 pages, 17.9 MB pdf book.

21 July 2022

Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

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

Audio. "Lokanath Goswami Prabhu was a strict vairagi, so much so that he kept himself aloof from the public... He wouldn't keep company with anybody. He wanted to follow a strict programme of bhajan."
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip, 6 November 1982.
6+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio

Excerpts related to Srila Lokanath Goswami from Golden Staircase by Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Affectionate Guidance by Srila Govinda Maharaj.


18 July 2022

Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

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

An excerpt from Sri Guru and his Grace, written by Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, about an important prayer found in the Hari-bhakti-vilasa of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami.

Audio. "Gopal Bhatta Goswami was a very honourable Vaishnava and Mahaprabhu's parshad... He was always giving so much protection for Rupa-Sanatan's writings and Mahaprabhu's conception." Excerpt from Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's informal discourse over the phone to Sripad Madhusudan Prabhu on Srila Jiva Goswami's appearance day, 19 September 2002.
6+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio

Sri Gopal Bhatta Goswami was the son of Venkata Bhatta, a resident of Sri Rangam. Gopal Bhatta formerly belonged to the disciplic succession of the Ramanuja-sampradaya but later became part of the Gaudiya-sampradaya. Read more... Description given by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad in his purport to Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi-lila 10.105.

Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami's samadhi, his Temple and Deity of Sri Radharaman and related photographs taken in Vrindavan on his disappearance day festival 2012. Web-page of pictures.


15 July 2022

Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

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

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.


13 July 2022

Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya (when started on Purnima as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math). Appearance of Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj.

Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj appointed by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as one the successor Acharyas of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, with specific responsibility for Russia and the Eastern Block.

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

Audio. Vedavyas. Informal discourse by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"All the scholars in the world at present they admit that Vedavyas has distributed so many different thoughts. There is no one to compete with him in that matter... So many types of thoughts are represented by Vedavyas, in Mahabharat, Srimad Bhagavatam, so many Puranas, Vedas, Vedanta; all possible representations and considerations of all possible thoughts are represented by him alone. So he is master of all sorts of understandings. And he has given in his last days what is written in Bhagavatam: that love is all, Bhagavat Prem, Krishna Prem... 'The inner most hankering of every jiva soul is for this, for beauty and love, affection and harmony, not for power, not for knowledge or anything else.'"
11+ minutes, 2.5 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Sri Guru-Purnima day discourse. Amongst other topics, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes a remarkable debate between Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and a big pandit. That pandit was so impressed by Srila Guru Maharaj that he wanted his association at the time of passing from this world.
And:
"Today is Sanatan Goswami Prabhu's tirobhav (disappearance), and Vyasadev's avirbhav (appearance) happened on this purnima (full moon). And Nityananda Prabhu today did Vyasa-Puja in the house of Srivas Pandit, and ... Srivas Pandit organised this by order of Mahaprabhu."
Srila Gurudev speaking on Sri Guru-Purnima, 30 July 2007:
9 minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Chaturmasya begins. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks in 2005 about the rules of chaturmasya and our position as a practitioner. He affirms that vedic knowledge appears through Krishna and Vedavyas; and other great scholar personalities have notated it. He tells how Narad Muni instructed Vedavyas to feel in his heart through meditation and to write the pastimes of Lord Krishna for his full satisfaction; and how Jiva Goswami has shown us that when Mahaprabhu appeared everyone could understand what was the final advice of the scriptures, that chanting the Holy Name of the Lord is the process for all religions.
21 July 2005.
19+ minutes, 4.6 MB mp3 audio.

Srila Vyasadev. Selected excerpts by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj taken from the Sermons of The Guardian of Devotion series and Sri Guru and His Grace.

Srila Sanatan Goswami. Excerpts from Sermons of The Guardian of Devotion Volumes 1 and 2 by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Audio: Vedavyas had so much experience. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 24 July 2006.
Download, or listen online (13 minutes, 1.6 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (3.1 MB)

A short excerpt about chaturmasya by Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in his edition of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita (Madhya-lila 4.169).

Audio: Beginning of Chaturmasya, the four months of the rainy season. Early morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 11 July 2006, on his veranda at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata. The background sound is rain falling on the neighbouring roof.
Download, or listen online (16+ minutes, 1.9 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (3.9 MB).

Sanatan Goswami and the sweet-rice from the book 'Dignity of the Divine Servitor' by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

7 July 2022

Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

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

Audio:Glorification of Ajit Krishna Brahmachari Prabhu who passed away over thirty years ago. Morning informal discourse on Ajit Krishna Prabhu's disappearance day, 2006, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Kolkata Dum Dum Park Temple. His Divine Grace mentions, "Happily he was doing everything. That type of brahmachari was the wealth of our Mission." And: "I am fortunate that I have seen like him - a great Vaishnava. Very rare to get." While listening, please note that in Bengal the expression 'too much' generally means 'very much.'
Download, or listen online (26 minutes, 3.2 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (6.4 MB).

5 July 2022

Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay in Sri Puri Dham.

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

Audio: Sri Laksmi Vijay morning discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Kolkata Dum Dum Park Temple, 30 June 2006. The talk starts with Srila Govinda Maharaj describing Laksmi Devi's 'victory' over Lord Jagannath.
Download, or listen online (18+ minutes, 2.2 MB mp3 audio)
or
higher quality (4.4 MB).

4 July 2022

thumbNabadwip's Vaishnava Calendar updated with several amendments, and added dates up to Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's disappearance anniversary 2023.


1 July 2022

Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

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

thumbThe Temple of Jagannath at Puri(880 KB pdf file), an essay by Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur first published in September 1871, and reprinted in the Spring 1994 edition of 'Counterpoint' magazine.

thumbSri Jagannathdev, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. An excerpt posted on jayasri.org from the Spring 1994 edition of 'Counterpoint' published by Sripad Devashis Prabhu.

Audio: Sri Jagannath Rathayatra. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj points out the generous opportunity given by Lord Jagannath for Westerners to have His darshan during this festival, and describes the correct mood for us when we come in front of Him.
Originally posted by Madhusudan Prabhu as part of his krsna.cc Internet Radio series. Srila Gurudev speaking on 8 July 2005:
12 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio

thumbUnited Through Affection. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj summarises the hidden messages exchanged during Ratha Yatra. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.

Audio: "Krishna is autocrat - not democrat, communist, or our servant." Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaking from Kolkata with particular reference to Sri Jagannath Rathayatra, for Madhusudan Prabhu's Internet Radio website, krsna.cc, 28 June 2006. (20+ minutes, 2.4 MB mp3 audio.)

Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj's discourse in our Kaikhali, Kolkata, Temple discussing Sri Jagannathdev's Rathayatra and the disappearance of Sri Swarup Damodar Goswami. Informal discourse, 19 June 2004.
Download or listen online (mp3 audio files):
Part 1 | Part 2 (Total 17 mins, 3.1 MB mp3 audio)

Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj's message to the devotees over the phone with Madhusudan Prabhu from Hawaii. "When outside devotees want to go to Jagannath Puri, I am happily giving my consent to them, but they must be conscious about their transcendental feelings."
Quoting a sloka he says: "Who will see Jagannath in His chariot, they will never come back to this material feelings or world, they are all going to the transcendental plane."
A most encouraging talk by Srila Govinda Maharaj, 1 July 2008.
5+ minutes, 1.2 MB mp3 audio

On the Way to Puri (50K pdf file) chapter of the book Divine Guidance. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj addresses the mood pilgrims should adopt for their pilgrimage to Puri.
This article is also available as a text html page using the Math's 'Centenary' diacritic font, and as web-pages of gif images of the text.

Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Jagannathdev and His Dham - excerpt from Affectionate Guidance. His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj advises the pilgrims about how to see Purusottam Dham. "They will see these places (of the Pastimes of Mahaprabhu and His associates) and try to feel in their heart the mood of union in separation shown by Sriman Mahaprabhu, and they will offer prayers to the associates of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. If they cannot go inside any of the places then they can see these places from outside."

Srila Govinda Maharaj in our Puri Math. Picture page of His Divine Grace on 30 June 2003 soon after his arrival in preparation for this year's Ratha Yatra programme.

Ratha Yatra Festival, Puri. Webpage of the Ratha Yatra Festival day 13 July 2003: Lord Jagannath in His chariot, the King of Orissa doing puja to Lord Jagannath, and our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math party in the middle of the crowd of over a million people.

Audio: "Swarup Damodar, Mahaprabhu's second body." Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj speaking from Kolkata about Ratha Yatra day, Swarup Damodar's disappearance and his intimate relationship, 25 June 2006.
(47+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio.)



Extensive write-up of our Math's Sri Jagannath Rathayatra Pilgrimage including pictures and descriptions of many of the places visited by our annual pilgrimage. This is a ten-part lively, descriptive diary from 2005 by Malini Devi Dasi of Malta, which includes five pages of references from the Scriptures.


Lord Jagannath's Advent in brief. An article researched and compiled by Tusta Krishna Prabhu of Australia attending this year's pilgrimage, and amended by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

30 March 2022

thumbWorldwide local Ekadashi dates supplement until Sri Gaura Purnima 2023, is now online.

Following Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj's directives, only Ekadashi (or Mahadvadashi when applicable) days and their breaking fast times the next day are separately calculated for worldwide locations, other dates are followed according to the calendar of Nabadwip.

With appreciation to Sripad B.A. Dandi Maharaj who prepared this year's calendars despite facing considerable difficulties in the midst of war.

thumbNabadwip's Vaishnava Calendar updated with several amendments and re-uploaded.

26 March 2022

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar 2022-2023 is now available here, with dates calculated for Nabadwip until next Sri Gaura Purnima (2023).
The list of worldwide local Ekadashi dates until 2023 will follow presently.

15 March 2022

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

thumbEspañol: 'El Tesoro Escondido del Santo Dham Nabadwip' (550 K pdf book). Las Visiones Trascendentales de Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur como son reveladas en Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya y Sri Nabadwip Bhava Taranga. Esta versión en español fué traducida de la obra en inglés titulada The Hidden Treasure of The Holy Dham Nabadwip (25 MB pdf book), la cual tiene sus originales en bengalí. 

14 February 2022

Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.

thumbArticle: "By the Grace of Nityananda Prabhu you will get everything" by Srila Gurudev, published in the June 2006 edition of Sri Gaudiya Darshan magazine produced by Sripad Devashis Prabhu.  
Download, or read article online (650 KB pdf file)

31 January 2022

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken on 12th April 2007, Nabadwip. Posted on the Absolute Sweetness website with upgraded sound quality, podcast link and additional notes and slokas.
Plus two more recordings posted within the last week on absolutesweetness.org each with notes and slokas:
Evening discourse with sannyasis, 11th April 2007
'Vaishnava-sanga', morning darshan, 11th April 2007. 

11 January 2022

thumb'How to Find Your Guru.' Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains how to search in the proper manner. Transcript referred to in the following 'New Year's Best Wishes' talk.

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New Year's Best Wishes, a few words from Sri B.R. Madhusudan Maharaj, requested by the devotees, with well-wises for 2022 and reminding all of the substance and sweet mood of Srila Guru Maharaj's and Srila Gurudev's Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. 26 minute YouTube video.

5 January 2022

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

thumbSrila Jiva Goswami's pranam mantram explained by Srila Gurudev, Srila Govinda Maharaj. Composed by Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan before writing his Govinda Bhasyam, Srila Gurudev comments that Srila Guru Maharaj would become transformed when he would explain this verse.

4 January 2022

thumbAudio: 'Pure consciousness is giving us pure life..." Morning darshan by Srila Gurudev, 5th April 2007, Nabadwip. Newly posted on the Absolute Sweetness website, includes notes and slokas
Download, or listen online (43 minutes audio)

1 January 2022

Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan Das Thakur. New Year's Day.

thumbnewAudio, pictures and notes: Srila Gurudev reads and sings Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita after returning from the Ganges, 4th April 2007, Nabadwip. (With full photo gallery, notes and slokas) Posted on the Absolute Sweetness website. 
Download, or listen online (17 minutes audio)

thumbnewAudio: Three additional recordings of Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org along with photos, notes and subscribe-able podcast link to the audio.
4 April 2007, informal darshan in Nabadwip, 46 minutes, with extensive notes and slokas.
Spoken 3 April 2007 in Nabadwip, 37 minutes.
Spoken 2 April 2007 in Nabadwip, 54 minutes.

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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  • 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.

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  • 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.
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- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

Main Vaisnava Dates:
New Nabadwip's Calendar to 2023 (amended 3 July 2022).
Plus an extensive list of local Ekadashi dates and paran times worldwide to 2023.

August 2022
12 Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.
16 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.
19 Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.
20 Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:15 and 9:33 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
23 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
24 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:19 and 8:21a.m.
   
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