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- Srila Govinda Maharaj

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21 September 2017

Appearance festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

thumbSri 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.

6 September 2017

Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
Audio: Description and glories of Sri Visvarup and Sri Haridas Thakur. Informal discourse on the Visvarup Mahotsav day, 2007, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Kolkata, 7 September 2006:
Download, or listen online (48+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio)
or:
higher quality (11 MB mp3 audio).

5 September 2017

Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

Related to this day from previous postings on the Math's websites:
thumbAudio: Srila Haridas Thakur, the first preacher of Krishna consciousness. Informal discourse given by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in our Saint Petersburg Temple 9 October 2006. This is the talk referred to by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj in his lecture posted on 13 October 2006. English class with Russian translation.
Download, or listen online (29+ minutes, 3.3 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (6.6 MB mp3 audio).

Srila Haridas Thakur's Divine Glories. Darshan with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reported by Sripad Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj on Srila Haridas Thakur's Disappearance Day, 2005, while staying with His Divine Grace at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata.

Audio. Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance day, 2004. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj says about Haridas Thakur: "Mahaprabhu used him as His dear commander for preaching, and he has shown so many miracles in his life ... Mahaprabhu Himself did Haridas Thakur's festival and then He said: 'Who have taken mahaprasad on this day in remembrance of Haridas Thakur and have joined this festival will get service in Goloka Vrindavan. This is my blessing to everyone.'"
Informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj on Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance day, 27 September 2004, at our Soquel Ashram, California:
32+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

The Disappearance Day of Srila Haridas Thakur 2004. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on this day in California during His Divine Grace's 21st World Tour. Partial transcript by Amiya Kanti Devi Dasi posted on the Californian Seva Ashrams' california.scsmath.org website.

Audio: Srila Haridas Thakur's Disappearance Day, 2003. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in 2003 at our Govardhan Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram. This audio is accompanied by extensive summary notes in English and in Spanish intended to be helpful especially for those who may have difficulty understanding Srila Gurudev's intonation.

Srila Haridas Thakur, One of The World's Greatest Saints, a biographical essay written by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Originally published by Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Sangha, The Netherlands, and now available for download to mark Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance today: 5 pages, 80 KB pdf file.

Excerpts about the Pastimes of Srila Haridas Thakur and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Selected verses and translations from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, collected by Malini Devi Dasi and included as one of her many webpages reporting our Jagannath Puri Pilgrimage last year.

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.
 

Please see our Earlier Updates for and a full listing of thousands of earlier web-pages including pictures, reports, audios, videos, books, articles, etc. from Nabadwip, Kolkata and around the world.
Plus a section of Srila Govinda Maharaj's World Tours
with many links connected with his broad, affectionate preaching abroad.

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:

  • What's 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.
  • Archive Memories. Mainly with pictures going back to 1999.
  • World Tours page with information, dispatches and photos from all recent tours made by Srila Govinda Maharaj. News of any pending tours will also be posted here.

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.
  • Tips 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.

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September 2017 (continued)
21 Appearance festival of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
23 Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi Chaudurani.
24 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Dayita Damodar Maharaj.
30 Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.
October 2017
1 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
2 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 6:26 and 9:28 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.
5 Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Srila Murari Gupta. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata and Niyam-seva Vrata if begun from the purnima day, as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
8 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Srirup Puri Maharaj.
10 Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
11 Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.
13 Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
14 The grand 123nd appearance day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji Maharaj.
15 Ekadashi (in Nabadwip). Fast.
16 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 7:43 and 9:28 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.
18 Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.
19 Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu Mandirs.
20 Sri Govardhan Puja. Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta Govardhan. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows).
21 Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj. Bhratri Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other).
23 Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
24 Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.
28 Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.
31 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.

November 2017

1 Dvadashi. Paran (in Nabadwip) between 5:46 and 9:29 a.m.
3 Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.
4 Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).
   
NB Ekadashi, dvadashi and 'paran' dates and times given here are calculated for Nabadwip. Please consult your local Centres for local dates/times.
  '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.
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