Also: thousands of earlier
updates since 1995 listed month by month, year by year...
N.B. To download files
(audio, video, pdf files, etc.) to
your computer: right-click on the link (or control-click on a Mac) then
click on 'Download Link' or 'Save Link As...' or 'Save Target As...' or
7 December 2018
Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.
Poem 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.
5 December 2018
Disappearance of Srila Saranga Thakur.
Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
References from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita.
Translation and purport by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad.
Adi-lila 10: The Trunk, Branches and Sub-branches of the Chaitanya Tree
The seventy-third branch of the original tree was Ramadas, the seventy-fourth was Kavichandra, the seventy-fifth was Sri Gopal Das, the seventy-sixth was Bhagavatacharya, and the seventy-seventh was Thakur Saranga Das.
Purport by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad:
Another name of Thakur Saranga Das was Sarnga Thakur. Sometimes he
was also called Sarngapani or Sarngadhara. He was a resident of
Navadvip in the neighborhood known as Modadruma-dvip, and he used to
worship the Supreme Lord in a secluded place on the bank of the
Ganges. He was not accepting disciples, but he was repeatedly being
inspired from within by the Supreme Personality of Godhead to do so.
Thus one morning he decided, ‘Whomever I see I shall make my
disciple.’ When he went to the bank of the Ganges to take his bath, by
chance he saw a dead body floating in the water, and he touched it
with his feet. This immediately brought the body to life, and Thakur
Saranga Das accepted him as his disciple. This disciple later became
famous as Thakur Murari, and his name is always associated with that
of Sri Saranga.
His disciplic succession still inhabits the village of Sar. There is a temple at Mamgachi that is said to have been started by Saranga Thakur. Not long ago, a new temple building was erected in front of a bakula tree there, and it is now being managed by the members of the Gaudiya Math. It is said that the management of the temple is now far better than before. In the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika (172) it is stated that Saranga Thakur was formerly a gopi named Nandimukhi. Some devotees say that he was formerly Prahlad Maharaj, but Sri Kavi-karnapura says that his father, Shivananda Sen, does not accept this proposition.
To read more, please see the these sections in the online Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita of Iskcon's BBT Vedabase.
4 December 2018
Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas. Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.
Sripad 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.
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.
21 October 2018
Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.
Recordings 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.
10 October 2018
Appearance festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
Sri Vyasa-puja festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, appointed by Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj as the Sevaite President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Glorification, autobiography, photos, messages and updates posted on scsmathinternational.com.
14 July 2018
Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (and next day: Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu).
The 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.
Sri 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.
Audio: "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
Vaishnava 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.
Sripad 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.
New 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.
New 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.
"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.
Obeisances 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.
Excerpt 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.
Excerpt 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
New Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2017 is now available.
Vaishnava Calendars for Worldwide Locations with their duly adjusted Ekadashi dates are now also available.
New 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 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
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
24 August 2016
Sripad 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
Remembrance 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
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.
Vaishnava 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: email@example.com.
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
Audio: "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
New 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.
New 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.
New 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.)
Vaishnava 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
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.
The 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
of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya (because the previous day was
viddha). Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the identity
of Sri Advaita Acharya. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com
9 January 2016
Construction 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.
Please see our Earlier
and a full listing of thousands of earlier web-pages including pictures, reports,
audios, videos, books, articles, etc. from Nabadwip, Kolkata and around
Plus a section of Srila Govinda Maharaj's World Tours with many links connected with his broad, affectionate preaching abroad.
If this is your first visit,
you may be interested in the following articles:
If you are looking for news,
you may be interested in these:
New? — for what's happening here at Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, India, and affiliated centres around the
world. Includes topical pictures, dispatches, current events.
- What was New?
to look at entries over the last couple of years.
Memories. Mainly with pictures going back to 1999.
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.
If you are looking for information,
books, publicity material, etc. these may be helpful:
— for purchases, downloads, descriptions and excerpts.
— can now be made efficiently on-line too.
several lectures by our Acharyas as well as morning classes by our
sannyasi section, and kirttans. Spoken Books are also now available for
downloads, for pictures of our Gurudevas,
pamphlets, diacritic fonts, mini-posters of quotations.
for pilgrims — with practical information for
pilgrims planning to visit our Temples in India.
Plus more! Look around, use the 'SCSMath Search
Engine,' and please also let
us know what you would like to see here. Feedback,
suggestions, dispatches, material — all are welcome.
This website is a part of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Math's aspiring devotees' humble attempt to provide more information
about devotional service and to facilitate the connection of devotees
This website is © Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.
Founder-Acharya: Srila B. R. Sridhar Maharaj
President-Acharya: Srila B. S. Govinda Maharaj
www.scsmath.com - online since 1995. Updated