Please accept our humble obeisances and dandabat pranams.
For the past year Sripad Giri Maharaj has conducted a disinformation campaign, publicly criticizing Srila Acharya Maharaj, and the Acharya Board, established by Srila Govinda Maharaj. With the hope that he might desist or correct himself, we have not taken action against him. However, he refuses to stop. We now see the necessity of protecting our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math family, and openly express our unanimous disapproval.
During his time as acharya, we would not tolerate that anyone would criticize Srila Govinda Maharaj, regardless of their reasons for doing so or their position. As per the order of Srila Guru Maharaj, that person would be ousted from the Math and mission.
In his Last Will and Testament Srila Govinda Maharaj wrote:
"It is my last desire and direction to all my loyal disciples, male and female, of Western and Eastern countries and to the devoted associates under my shelter, that all of them will obey the President Acharya Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, remain faithful to him and continue to render assistance in the Seva affairs of Sri Math.
"If anyone fails to honour this direction of mine and does not abide by my last desire, then he will be compelled to leave this Math, all other Maths and the Mission.
"It is the direction of Srila Guru Maharaj that only those who will be loyal to the Sevaite Acharya of the Math and will act accordingly will be members of the Math. Those who would cause disturbance to the Math and the Mission obstructing the Seva work done by the Acharya must be expelled from all Maths and their premises."
This directive applies to Giri Maharaj. He is publicly criticizing the present Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, and the Acharya Board that he heads. He has also declared that he no longer recognizes Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip as the central Math and will try to establish his own Math as the central Math of the mission.
We must inform the devotees that Giri Maharaj is acting offensively, independently and without authority. We do not recognize him as a bonafide leader of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. We advise all faithful followers of Srila Govinda Maharaj to avoid his association, personally, or through email and the internet.
The Acharya Board
Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj
Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj
Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj
Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj
Secretary: Mahananda Prabhu Bhakti Ranjan
Re: The Acharya Board and the Primary Trust Board
Just before his disappearance, on March 27, 2010, Srila Govinda Maharaj established the Acharya Board. He was in constant consultation with the members of the Acharya Board during his imminent departure from this world. Additionally, considering them his most trusted, senior leaders of the mission, in his will, he named the same five persons, with Mahananda Prabhu, as members of the Primary Trust Board:
"These Trustees shall assist the President Sevaite Acharya in the governing of the Mission and the authority of this Primary Trust shall be supreme over any and all other Trusts."