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- Srila Govinda Maharaj

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19 June 2022

Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

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

Excerpt about Vakresvara Pandit from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume III by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Later on Mahaprabhu's intimate devotee, Vakresvara Pandit, came to Devananda's house. He came and had a private talk with Devananda, and Devananda was converted..." So, when Mahaprabhu after five years of sannyasa came again to visit this area, Kuliya here in Nabadwip Dham, Devananda fell at His feet, crying, "I have made such great offences!"

Vakresvara Pandit in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Selection of verses where Vakresvara Pandit is mentioned, especially for his ecstatic dancing, in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.


15 June 2022

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).

Sripad Rsabhdev Prabhu's Disappearance. Announcement, glorification and Nabadwip Festival pictures of his auspicious passing away in 2000.

Audio: Sripad Rsabhdev Das Adhikari - an excerpt from the soundtrack of the Vimeo 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)

Video of the above talk by Sripad Rsabhdev Prabhu: 23 minutes, 58 MB QuickTime movie.

14 June 2022

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.


12 June 2022

Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

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."

9 June 2022

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.

3 June 2022

Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).

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

Sripad Paramananda Prabhu of Russia recalls:

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj described to me some of the qualities of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (formerly Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu) while giving me my name at the time of initiation.

Sripad Giri Maharaj at the age of around twelve years old was one pointedly searching for a pure sadhu to take shelter of and serve. His good fortune brought him to the lotus feet of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur who, seeing his sincere mood, bestowed upon him much care and affection.

He was perhaps the second disciple of Srila Saraswati Thakur, who gave him the name Paramananda Das. Seeing his youth and capacity, Srila Saraswati Thakur arranged for his formal education. Some time after the completion of his education, Srila Saraswati Thakur conferred upon him the title 'Vidyaratna'.

While still quite young, Paramananda Prabhu joined in Vrindavan Parikrama organised by His Divine Grace. While at Radha Kunda, Paramananda Prabhu noticed the Diwan of Bharatpur and his wife engaged in dandavat parikrama of Radha Kunda, and was impressed to see their devotional mood.

Mentioning this to Srila Saraswati Thakur, Srila Saraswati Thakur explained to him that yes, they have devotion, no doubt, but their conception and our conception differ. As Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Maharaj describes in Loving Search for the Lost Servant:

At that time Prabhupad said, "Their angle of vision towards Radha Kunda and Radharani is different from ours. They recognise and revere Krsna. And because Radharani is Krsna's favourite, they also have some reverence for Radha Kunda. But our vision is just the opposite. Our concern is with Radharani. And only because She wants Krsna do we have any connection with Him."

And so, the Gaudiya–Vaisnavas know only Radharani. They are concerned only with Her, and Her duties, Her necessities. They are ready to serve Her in all respects and cannot contemplate any service without Her.

Like a calf, Paramananda Prabhu was the catalyst to draw this illuminating response from Srila Saraswati Thakur.

Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj described him to be an eternal associate of Srila Bhakti Saraswati Thakur who later gave him sannyas and the name Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj.

He was a constant companion and rendered all kinds of services to Srila Saraswati Thakur who treated him always with much affection.

Srila Giri Maharaj greatly appreciated Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Sri Sri Prapanna Jivanamritam, and he was a great advocate encouraging devotees to daily read from this book.

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.

29 March 2022

Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

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

thumbThe Acharya of Srimad Bhagavatam. The glorious service of Sri Raghunath Pandit in Varaha Nagar. This Pastime of Sriman Mahaprabhu visiting Sri Varaha Nagar is described in Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat (Antya-khanda, 5.110–124). Translation plus an excerpt from a related commentary by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

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.

23 March 2022

Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

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

Audio: Brief history of our Temple at Sripat Hapaniya. Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.
Download, or listen online (32+ minutes, 3.7 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (7.4 MB).

A Day at Hapaniya, a lecture delivered by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in October, 1989. First published in Sri Chaitanya Saraswati, Vol. I.(50K PDF file.)

18 March 2022

Sri Gauravirbhava 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 536 Gaurabda.

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

thumbAudio: Sri Gaura Purnima, 1998. "Actually what Mahaprabhu has shown in His Pastimes, is the exclusive madhurya rasa lila... Radharani's heart and halo not will be manifested with a Yuga-avatar... The Yuga-avatar Krishna's action is to preach the Harinama sankirtan. What we are telling about Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, that he, like Yuga-avatar, gave the whole Krishna conception to the whole world. It is also work of the Yuga-avatar. But the mood of Radharani with heart and halo, only Krishna with Radharani can represent this in front of us - not for us, but for His own interest. "
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Gaura Purnima day, 13 March 1998:
21+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio

 Celebrating Sri Gaura Purnima. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the joy in the devotees' hearts. (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima 2004, most inspiring address to the devotees by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip.
6 March 2004:
18+ minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio

Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima. Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj reflects on Srila Sridhar Maharaj's teachings about how Nabadwip is for the benefit of the fallen section. A talk on the Appearance Day of Sri Gauranga Sundar, 25 March 2005:
45 minutes, 10.3 MB mp3 audio

Video. Sri Gaura-Purnima 2009 news presentation by Vaidehi Devi Dasi introducing the annual festival at our Nabadwip Temple celebrating Sri Gauranga Sundar's appearance. Includes footage of this year's programme and an excerpt from a recent informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.

6+ minutes, 8+ MB 'wmv' video

Video. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas Celebration 2009. Inauguration of the festivals with discourses in English by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, kirttans, arati, Temple parikrama and evening programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

17+ minutes, 25 MB 'wmv' video

Audio: Srila Gurudev leading kirttan chanting the Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita slokas Adi-lila:13, 89-124 at the time of moonrise, Sri Gaura-Purnima 2004.
34 mins 8.1 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Kirttan chanted by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharajon the Adhivas Day of Sri Gaura-Purnima Parikrama 2004: Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's compositions, Goptritve Varaha (Ki jani ki bole, tomara dhamete...) and Dainyatmika (Emona durmmati, samsara bhitare...).
10 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio.
The words and translations are in our Math's Kirttan Guide available here as a free download here.

Audio: Two audio files: Srila Govinda Maharaj chants prayers and kirttans as an invocation to the evening Gaura-Purnima programme in Nabadwip, and Srila Gurudev's Gaura-Purnima address to the devotees. (2002)

"The Appearance of Sri Gaurasundar" a discourse by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. First published in "Guardian of Devotion" printed in India in 1986. Reprinted in "Sri Gaura Purnima," Australia, 2002.

The verses sung at Sri Gaura-Purnima from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, ready to print to assist guests and devotees to participate.

The Kirttan composed by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifying Sri Gaurasundar's Appearance: 'Sri-Sri Gaurasundarer Avirbhava Vasare'.

The Appearance of Sri Gaurasundar by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj. Translated from the original Bengali by Sripad Bhakti Madhav Puri Maharaj. First published in the Calcutta 1986 edition of The Guardian of Devotion. (60K PDF file.)

The Advent of Sri Sri Gaurasundar from the Sri Chaitanya-Charitamrita of Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami. Translated from the original Bengali by Sripad Swarupananda Prabhu. First published in Counterpoint (Vol. 1 No. 6). (55K PDF file.)

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. 

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

 The Door to Divine Love. The devotion in separation revealed by Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Excerpts from chapter four of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita with commentaries by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

thumbAudio: Srila Madhavendra Puri. Wonderful informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Madhavendra Puri.
"Madhavendra Puri is accepted as the ankura (sprout) of Gaudiya Vaishnava faith, a sannyasi who got the spark of Vrindavan's love divine in his heart. He expressed symptoms in that way, and from him generally the Gaudiya Vaishnava school is traced."
8 March 1982:
37+ minutes, 8.6 MB mp3 audio

thumbThe pontifical position of Sri Madhavendra Puri, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This article first appeared in The Harmonist in February 1935. Reproduced here as a text webpage as well as scans of the original printing (500K pdf file).

thumbAudio: Chanting Sri Madhavendra Puri's qualities. Sri Gaura Purnima adhivas day, 2003, Internet radio address by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Srila Gurudev describes the Pastimes and glories of Sri Madhavendra Puri, then highlights the fortune of all the devotees in this present age.
First posted by Sripad Madhusudan Prabhu on his krsna.cc website.
19 March 2000:
24 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio

Video. Sri Madhavendra Puri's Disappearance Day public address by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the nat mandir of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, March 2008.
15+ minutes, 20+ MB 'mov' video

 Audio: Sri Madhavendra Puri's disappearance day in Nabadwip, 2014. Informal discourses by Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj, accompanied by a running translation into Telegu by Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj.
Nabadwip, 13 March 2014:
43 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

12 March 2022

Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

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

Sri Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya and Sri Nabadwip-bhava-taranga. Two books of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur including verse by verse translations: free pdf download. Very helpful for following the Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikramas taking place now in Nabadwip.

thumbAudio: Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 1982 talk by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. "Kirtan, sankirtan, is the central service recommended by Mahaprabhu specially for Kali-yuga. Sankirtan: to listen and to reproduce what we listen to... We are to exert to our utmost for kirtan purpose. Kirtan means to preach, and that has been recommended as the highest method of our attainment specially for the beginners. Assert as much as you can. Engage every nerve for preaching, for spreading the truth you imbibe from the higher source."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 7 March 1982:
16+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

 The Distribution of Love. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the third day of Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, in 1982. (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

 The Land of Sweetness. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the essence of Sri Gauda Mandal.
"Gauda Mandal is Vraja Mandal. The word 'Gauda' comes from the word 'gud'. 'Gud' means misti, sweet. When something is sweet, it may be described by the synonym 'gud'. Gud represents sweetness. So Gauda Mandal: "the sweet land". There is no sweetness anywhere like that found in Vrndavan and Nabadwip." Read more... (Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.)

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)

3 January 2022

Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

thumbKirttan Guide 7th Edition and 8th Edition pdf versions are now each available with an interactive index. Clicking on the index entry of the first line of a kirttan opens that page.

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.

16 Dec 2021

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.
Spoken 28 March 2007 in Nabadwip, 30 minutes.
Spoken 30 March 2007 in Nabadwip, 39 minutes.
Spoken 1 April 2007 in Nabadwip, 50 minutes.

9 December 2021

Grand festival for honouring the appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

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

Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya-Arati translation and explanation by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. His Divine Grace gives the background and meaning of this arati kirttan he composed for the Deities in our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Puri.

dekho ore bhai,  tri-bhuvane nai
    emona doyala data
pasu pakhi jhure,  pasana vidare,
    suni jara guna-gatha

       ~Sri Lochan Das Thakur

"My dear brother, just try and examine this. Within the three worlds there is no one like Lord Caitanya or Lord Nityananda. Their merciful qualities are so great that upon hearing them even birds and beasts cry and stones melt."

7 Dec 2021

thumbnewAudio: "I am day by day watching my lifetime." Newly prepared recording of Srila Govinda Maharaj, posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org along with a photo, notes and a subscribe-able podcast link to the audio in various formats.
Spoken 27 March 2007 in Nabadwip, 14+ minutes.

2 December 2021

Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.

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

Srila Saranga Das Thakur in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Verse and purport about Srila Saranga Das Thakur in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.

1 December 2021

Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas.

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

Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita. Selection of verses where Narahari Thakur is mentioned in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Pastimes.

Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur is mentioned in the kirtans: Sri Gaura Arati by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, and Sva-Nistha by Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

9 June 2021

thumbThe Acharya Board of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math convened on the auspicious Appearance Day of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

Being less than a month since Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's passing away they discussed the ongoing help and shelter to the devotees suddenly in separation from their Divine Master Srila Acharya Maharaj.

The Acharya Board wishes to express support for the devotees within India (and elsewhere) who are responsibly arranging to continue the Seva activities of the various Temples and Ashrams.

The Acharya Board members have been in communication with one another since Srila Acharya Maharaj's disappearance and have availed themselves of the opportunity of this meeting to be together and extensively discuss topics in relation to the Mission in India.

-(Summary approved by each of the Board members)

28 May 2021

thumbAudio: Three short talks of Srila Gurudev newly posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
"Raga-marg... there [is] also some system" (24 March 2007):
Download, or listen online
(12 minutes, 18 MB mp3 audio)
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"This mantram... is service" (25 March 2007):
Download, or listen online (10 minutes, 14 MB mp3 audio) with notes and slokas
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"Worried-ness" (26 March 2007):
Download, or listen online (22 minutes, 32 MB mp3 audio)
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WORDS OF THE
GUARDIAN OF DEVOTION:


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

- Srila Sridhar Maharaj

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

June 2022
24 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip). Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.
25 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 7:24 and 9:26 a.m.
29 Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
30 Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.
July 2022
1 Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.
4 Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed the following day in Sri Puri Dham).
7 Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.
9 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi. Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival).
10 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
11 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:03 and 7:45 a.m.
13 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.
15 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.
18 Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.
21 Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.
24 Ekadashi. Fast (in Nabadwip).
25 Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:07 and 9:31 a.m.
28 Amavasya. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
   
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

26 May 2021

Purnima. 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.

thumbAudio: "It is my prayer to everyone: give attention to understand the meanings." Morning darshan by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj regarding the singing of devotional songs. Additionally, an informal discussion with sannyasis on the previous day.
Recorded in Nabadwip on 23 and 22 March 2007, newly posted on AbsoluteSweetness.org.
Download, or listen online (Darshan, 18 minutes, 25 MB mp3 audio)
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Download, or listen online (Discussion, 12 minutes, 18 MB mp3 audio).

20 May 2021

thumb Traditional 10 days after disappareance festival held in honour and remembrance of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is being observed today around the world.
All of the Acharya Board and senior devotees in whom Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj gave so much recognition, offer their full support to help comfort and nourish the devotees' hearts.


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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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.
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.

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.

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.

17 June 2020

thumb'Unity in Diversity.' Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the need for harmonious dealings between different groups and missions within Krishna consciousness. One of many treasures constantly being revealed from the teachings of Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj for the safe guidance of all devotees. Posted with video and full transcript on jayasri.org.

10 June 2020

Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

thumbUpdated Worldwide Ekadashi details and link, after the discovery of some errors in the previous computer automated calculations.

26 May 2020

Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).

About Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Mahaharaj, Paramananda Prabhu of Russia recalls: "Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj described to me some of the qualities of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (formerly Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu) while giving me my name at the time of initiation." Read more...

2 April 2020

Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

thumb'iCal' version of the Nabadwip calendar (for calendar apps on computer and portable devices) is now available: the calendar .ics file and the same file zipped.

14 March 2020

Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

thumbThe cure of all disease, misery and fear. Chapter 12 'Glories of the Holy Name' of 'Sri Sri Prema-vivarta' by Srila Jagadananda Pandit.
Including:
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu replied, "The glories of the Name of Krishna are unlimited. Even Krishna Himself does not know them. So, what can I understand? I am just a fallen soul.
"I can tell you what I have heard from the scriptures. Listen with faith, and you will cross over material existence.
"The Name always destroys all sin, cures all disease, relieves all misery, clears away the obstacles made by Kali, delivers the residents of hell, cuts away active karma, and removes all offences."
"...I speak the truth: 'Chant the Names 'Achyutananda' and 'Govinda' with faith. Cry and call out to Sri Madhusudan. Chanting the Name cures all diseases.'"
"...When those who are distressed, depressed, disheartened, fearful, or afflicted with a terrible disease see no help anywhere and chant 'Narayan' or 'Hari', they certainly become happy and free from sorrow."
And more... Please read the full chapter of 235 life-giving verses (1.1 MB pdf document).

10 March 2020

Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 535 Gaurabda.

thumbVaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations specifically calculated with local Ekadashi dates and paran times is now available up to the end of March 2021.

14 February 2020

Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2021 is now available.
 

1 January 2020

New Year's Day.

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.

1 September 2019

Spoken Book. In Search of the Original Source by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as a spoken book (mp3 audio files) added to our list of audio books.

24 August 2019

Sri Nandotsav. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

newAudio and transcript: "If Srila Swami Maharaj had not come to this world, where would we be?" Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj's appearance day talk by Srila Gurudev, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami, on Nandotsav day, August 1988.
Transcript and audio posted on Jayasri.org.

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.

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.

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.

26 December 2018

Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.

Sri Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam - 'Ten prayers offered unto Sri Dayita Das' - Word-by-word translation. Composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj after the withdrawal of Om Visnupad Sri Srimad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's lila. Posted on premadharma.org website.

24 December 2018

The grand 90th appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumbAudio: "There is so much hope." Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains our fortunate situation in Kali Yuga:
"Mahaprabhu said, 'You chant without offense the Hare Krishna Mahamantra and you will get everything.' ... It's necessary only a master to guide you. Why is it necessary? The point is here: without proper guidance you must do offense to the Name."
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal discourse 2 March 1991:
42+ minutes, 20 MB mp3 audio

thumbDigitalised Vyasa Puja edition of Sri Vaishnava Toshani magazine published by Sripad B.S. Vaishnav Maharaj in December 1993. The entire magazine is dedicated to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's glorification. It includes articles by Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj as well as many offerings by the devotees. Made available by Giridhari Prabhu of Hungary in digital pdf and epub form, posted on jayasri.org website.

7 December 2018

Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.

thumbPoem by Sripad Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan cited by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as he discoursed about the paramount importance of service to Sri Guru. Posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.

4 December 2018

Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.

thumbSripad Dayita Das Prabhu (Dhakuram Prabhu) passed away this morning in Sri Vrindavan hortly before 9 o' clock. He had attended mangal-arati as usual and played the gong throughout.
He was very dear to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj, and he was the long-time servitor of our large 'Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram', Govardhan. After becoming aged Dayita Das Prabhu repeatedly lamented that he wanted to do so many services in the Ashram as he had always done, but his body was no longer able to do so. In recent years Dayita Das Prabhu moved to our smaller Vrindavan Temple where he continued in service until this day.

Describing Dayita Das Prabhu's nature, Srila B.P. Tirtha Maharaj writes:

Once the very elderly and dedicated Dayita Das Prabhu, affectionately known as Dhakuram Prabhu, came up to Srila Gurudev's room. As always, he made his way slowly past the seated devotees to the front of the room where he intently offered flowers to Srila Gurudev's lotus feet. Srila Govinda Maharaj always would give his attention to Dayita Das Prabhu's offering ... When Dayita Das Prabhu then carefully gathered up the offered flowers and left the room, Srila Gurudev commented that this prabhu is very dear to Srila Guru Maharaj.
Srila Gurudev once gave him the instruction that offered flowers have special respect, and since that time, many years ago, he has always gathered each tiny flower he offers and puts it in the proper place.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj said, "He breathes, so we breathe; he's alive and so we are alive." He is so humble, no one would know his exalted position.

21 October 2018

Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.

thumbRecordings and photos of Srila Gurudev posted daily, as far as possible, by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi from her extensive archive collected over several years of personal service to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. AbsoluteSweetness.org newly established principally for sharing lectures of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

14 July 2018

Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (and next day: Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu).

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.

2 May 2018

Audio: "In the transcendental world, so many groups are there, but we are all the exclusive followers of Radha-Krishna and Mahaprabhu."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's talk on this solar calendar day in 1990 (2 May 1990), Nabadwip:
35+ minutes, 25 MB mp3 audio

1 May 2018

Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

thumbAudio: "One day you will see your sky is clear from clouds."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's clear and energetic talk at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, on this solar calendar day in 1997 (1 May 1997):
21+ minutes, 15 MB mp3 audio

29 April 2018

Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

Audio: Discourse on Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1997, Soquel, California.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's extensive talk at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, principally describing and glorifying Sri Nrsimhadev, Prahlad Maharaj and their Pastimes.
Discourse, 20 May 1997:
96+ minutes, 55 MB mp3 audio

Audio: Singing on Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1997, Soquel, California. On the 50th anniversary of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's arrival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and the lotus feet of Srila Guru Maharaj, His Divine Grace first sings 'Goptritve Varana' by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, then leads a lively kirtan culminating in the Mahamantra.
Lord Nrsimhadev's appearance day kirtan, 20 May 1997:
15+ minutes, 14+ MB mp3 audio

8 April 2018

thumbVaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations are now available, with Ekadashi fasts calculated for various locations according to the rules accepted in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. In addition, each calendar listed there is now available in html, pdf and webcal formats.
The calendars are compiled by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj following the method used by Srila Gurudev, Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur.

5 April 2018

Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

thumbSripad Bhakti Bhushan Puri Maharaj passed away today at 4:15 a.m. His Holiness was the long time resident sannyasi leader of our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Puri. He led by example and was much respected and loved by all.

2 March 2018

Sri Gauravirbhava 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 532 Gaurabda.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar 2018-2019 is now available here, with dates calculated for Nabadwip until next Sri Gaura Purnima (2019).

1 January 2018

New Year's Day.

thumbNew Year's Resolution: Full Surrender. Starting the new year with focus on Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam. Audio with transcription. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 31 December 2000, posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.
Excerpt:
"We can make our plan and programme for new year today. We will be fully surrendered to Lord Krishna, and fully surrendered means we will realise what full surrender is. Guru Maharaj's books always help us. Guru Maharaj (Srila Sridhar Maharaj) expressed the mood of surrender in a special way especially in Prapanna-jivanamrtam. We should read Prapanna-jivanamrtam at least today with attention. There we will get direction for our coming year. We must be able to satisfy Lord Krishna by the grace of my Guru Maharaj. I have no power over anything, but I believe full power is with him. You are all sons of nectar, and if you will connect with his divine book [Prapanna-jivanamrtam], you must be supremely benefited."

[Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam free downloads: complete book pdf format; complete spoken book two separate readings available, mp3 audio format.]

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.

31 October 2017

Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.

thumbObeisances unto Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj. Verses by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srimad Bhakti Desika Acharya Maharaj offered in homage to Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj. Complete with word-by-word translation and verse translations, posted on the Math's premadharma.org website.

13 October 2017

Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Sannyas day of Srila Gurudev and manifestation of Sri Radha Kunda. Audio, transcript and Russian translation of discussion in English by Paramananda Prabhu and Bhakti Lalita Devi Dasi in Thailand celebrating this day in 2014. Posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.

3 September 2017

Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

thumbExcerpt from a lecture in English in which Srila Gurudev recounts the story of Sri Vamanadev and Bali Maharaj given on 24 September 2007 in Lahta, Russia, with alternating translation into Russian by Srila Avadhut Maharaj. Transcript, video and audio posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.

thumbExcerpt about Sri Jiva Goswami from the same talk by Srila Gurudev of 24 September 2007. Transcript, video and audio posted on the Russian harekrishna.ru website.

29 August 2017

Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

Sri Radhastami, St Petersburg, Russia, 19 September 2007, discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Transcript and Russian translation, prepared by Tradish Prabhu and posted on the harekrishna.ru website.

2 May 2017

In appreciation of the senior Acharyas currently giving guidance, shelter and initiation in the exalted line of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Throughout the last seven challenging years since Srila Gurudev's disappearance each of them has been tirelessly nourishing devotees by presenting Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's noble mission given to us through Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj.
We invite all devotees, established as well as newcomers, to get to know each of these senior Acharyas better and thus continue to find nourishment and shelter in the present age.
Here are some links (in alphabetical order) to start your acquaintance. These can be translated to other languages via Google Translate or similar.
With full obeisances to their holy feet and ever prayerful and hopeful for their grace to help us all, both individually as well as collectively, to continue in service and association within the devotional family established by Srila Gurudev and Srila Guru Maharaj:
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: scsmathinternational.com
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj: scsmathmexico.com.mx
Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj: harekrsna.ru
Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj: Theistic Media Studios 'livestream'
Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj: sevaashram.net
Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj: scsmath.com.br

3 March 2017

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available.

thumbVaishnava Calendars for Worldwide Locations with their duly adjusted Ekadashi dates are now also available.

thumbNew Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file as well as a single page list of Ekadashi dates in Bengali (calculated for Nabadwip).

1 March 2017

Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.

Glorification of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram by the devotees in California and around the world.
Video of the Sunday programme at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, with several speakers headed by Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
YouTube videos in three parts: bhajans at the start of the programme | Srila Janardan Maharaj's talk | glorification by the assembled devotees.
Additionally, in Thailand, Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj headed glorification of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu on his Monday LiveStream televised broadcast (81 minutes), with audio available separately (70MB) for download or listening online.

26 February 2017

Amavasya. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram passed away from this world yesterday, Sri Sivaratri. Initiated by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad, he came to the shelter of Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Gurudev in the early 1980s. Through his surrendered devotional mood and activities he received the specific grace of each of these three greatest Acharyas. Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu will be greatly missed by all Vaishnavas world-wide, and especially so by his wife Jivana Devi Dasi, and the many devotees of China whom he introduced and nourished in Krishna consciousness.
Also, in California, please see the announcement on the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram's website, sevaashram.com.

1 January 2017

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit. New Year's Day.

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.

24 August 2016

thumbSripad Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaj passed away today in Nabadwip. Known as elderly ever since the early 1980s, Sripad Aranya Maharaj was a disciple of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and was a senior Vaishnav resident of the Math. He tolerated poor health for many years, and with his passing he will be much missed by all devotees locally and abroad.

9 June 2016

thumbRemembrance festival of Santosh Krishna Prabhu is being held today around the world by the many devotees who knew and respected this exemplary Vaishnava who passed away instantly in a tragic road accident ten days ago. Santosh Krishna Prabhu lived in Arjjun Pukur near Nadanghat in West Bengal, and was very dear to Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. (Webpage of pictures taken on a spontaneous visit by Srila Gurudev to his home in 2007.) Santosh Krishna Prabhu continually served Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, welcoming devotees and visitors and selflessly rendering much valuable assistance to Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in the maintenance and development of the Math and its various projects. We offer our condolences to his devoted family in remembrance of Srila Gurudev's special grace upon him.

24 May 2016

Thirty-nine Indian language pdf books of the Math are now available for free download due to the care and dedication of Anand Prabhu of South India. These include books in Bengali, Hindi and Oriyan.

18 April 2016

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

Audio: Srila Gurudev's message. "We will spend our time for the service of Lord Krishna and will pray to Him to give us good association and make a good environment for maintaining the life of devotion."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on a Radio Talk, 4 October 2001:
15+ minutes, 7 MB mp3 audio

15 April 2016

Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

thumbVaishnava Calendars for worldwide locations with their Ekadashi dates are now available.
If your location is not listed and you would like a calendar with Ekadashi fasts calculated for your location according to the rules accepted in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, please feel free to contact Sripad Tyagi Maharaj via the web form at gaudiyadarshan.com or Ashutosh Krishna Prabhu via email: ashutosh@harekrishna.ru.
In addition the Calendars for Nabadwip have been updated, including the 'ics' iCal version and the wall calendar.

23 March 2016

Sri Gauravirbhava 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 530 Gaurabda.

thumbAudio: "The advent of Mahaprabhu Sri Chaitanyadev. Who was He and what for He came here? If we can understand it, then we understand the inestimable, highest end of life. Our concern with Gauranga and His birthplace, Nabadwip Dham, is of such importance."
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on the eve of Sri Gaura Purnima, 2014:
27 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio


thumbNew iCal version of Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available here, (ctrl-click, 'Save target' then install) for computers, iPads and smart phones, for automatic notification of special events worldwide as well as Ekadasi dates as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia.
(The new calendar is already posted and available as a regular webpage, and as a wall calendar, and as a single page list of Ekadashi dates calculated for Nabadwip.)

19 March 2016

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available here.
-) Also available as a wall calendar.
-) And as a single page list of Ekadashi dates calculated for Nabadwip.

thumbNew Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file.
-) And as single page list of Ekadashi dates in Bengali calculated for Nabadwip.

8 March 2016

Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)

thumbVaishnava Siva. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Lord Siva's position as the best of Vaisnavas:
"You know that in Vrindavan Dham there is Raseshvar Siva, Gopishvar Siva, and many other forms of Lord Siva. We worship these forms. We offer pranam to Gopishvar Siva in this way: 'vindavanavani-pate jaya soma soma...'"
Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

28 February 2016

The 144th 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.

thumbThe Giver of our Fortune. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj lectures on the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, 1982. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

15 February 2016

Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya (because the previous day was viddha). Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

thumbDual Functions. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the identity of Sri Advaita Acharya. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.

9 January 2016

thumbConstruction begins of the Philippines Branch of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Starting the New Year by getting building of the new Ashram under way, Ratnanabha Prabhu and Ishani Devi Dasi send a webpage of pictures of the first days of progress.
 

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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.
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