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Reading the Gita for Kum Kum Devi Dasi's kids' film project.

May 31st

May 30th

  • Downtown Santa Cruz Harinam Sankirttan, California, by devotees from our nearby Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram joined by two sannyasis just arrived from Russia. Pictures taken on America's recent Memorial Day.
  • Video en Español: Compartiendo una tarde, visitando Sripat Bamunpara. The mini-video of the visit to Bamunpara of 25th May, with full Spanish narrative.
    (5+ minutes video, 2.5 MB. Download, and view with the freely available RealPlayer.)

May 29th

  • Kids' film project: 'Begging drastically for your kind affection,' Kum Kum Devi Dasi makes an appeal for footage of children around the world reading sections from Srimad Bhagavad-gita for a film project she is organising with Prabhu Murali Mohan in California.
  • 42 degrees Celsius and 96% humidity, are the official Nabadwip figures today, quantifying what all here qualitatively feel.
  May 28th

May 27th

May 26th

May 25th

  • Twenty-five meditations: a selection of inspirational quotations of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, presented by Prabhu Premanidhi of Germany.

May 24th

May 23rd


May 22nd


May 21st


Excerpt from "Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume I" by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

If we increase the quality of our negativity, or the feeling that we are so mean, the positive will be automatically attracted. Try to increase the power of your position as a negative unit. Trnad api sunichena (by feeling oneself lower than the grass), dainyam (humility), atmanivedana (surrender).
Hankering in surrender is our wealth. We are the sakti, the potency, and potency refers to the negative unit of the positive, the Potent. Increase your negative side, your hankering. The positive will be automatically attracted to you.


May 20th


May 19th

  • Video: Share the morning of Sriman Mahaprabhu's recent journey to the centre of Sri Govinda Kunda beginning His Sri Chandan Yatra Lila on 4th May. (18 minutes video, 6 MB. Download, and view with the freely available RealPlayer.)

May 18th

  • Sitiawan, Malaysia, two pages of pictures from the second day of the recent combined programme with the devotees of Singapore, presented by Prabhu Sachinandan and Shyama Malini Devi Dasi.


May 17th

May 16th

May 15th
Sri Nrisimha-chaturdasi: Appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).
Paran tomorrow after sunrise and before 9:21 a.m.

  • This day in 1947 Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj came to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and the lotus feet of his Divine Master, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. An opportunity to read Srila Govinda Maharaj's own account of his early days, in the article 'Bound by affection' first posted last year.

May 14th

  • Video: Ten new DVDs of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, produced by Prabhu Premanidhi. For more information, in German and English:
    May 13th


  May 12th Today: fasting for Ekadashi. Tomorrow: paran by 9.22am. Thursday: Sri Nrisimha-chaturdasi. Fast.

May 11th

  • Third Annual Youth Camp, Mexico, organised by the devotees of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Pictures, and a special write-up by the new Youth Camp Leader Team.
  • Smolensk, Russia. A third batch of pictures of recent activities there.
  May 10th
  • Audio: High-quality twenty-minute recording of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and the Nabadwip devotees singing on Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Appearance Festival of 1982.
  • Audio: The entire talk given by Srila Guru Maharaj at the opening of Iskcon's Sri Chandrodaya Mandir, Mayapur. This audio track is made available by the grace of Prabhu Premanidhi of Germany. Including this, there are now seventy-nine mp3 files available at the 'Sri Guru Vandana' Website run by the Math's devotees.
  • Invitation to 'Sri Purushottam Dham Parikrama' organised by the Math for Sri Jagannathdev's Rathayatra. A rented 'luxury' coach departs from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math at 2 p.m. 27th June for a seven-day programme of daily parikramas in and around Jagannath Puri. Alternative transport by train can be arranged for those who prefer. If you plan to participate, please let us know as soon as possible so seats can be reserved. The full tour, inclusive is 1,000 Indian Rupees. Extra charges will naturally apply for air-conditioned or higher classes by rail.

May 9th

  • Calm after the storm. Broken branches and phone lines after last night's storm at the Math. (Pictures.)

May 8th

  • 123 pictures of 4th May pastimes of Sriman Mahaprabhu going to Sri Govinda Kunda. The full morning in pictures from the dawn arotiks until the noontime feast.

Excerpt from "Divine Guidance" by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

Each of the nine islands of Nabadwip give some special facility for our practising life. This place, Koladwip, is called pada-sevana ksetra, the place where we can gain direct connection with Krishna through the worship of His lotus feet. But if we really want that then we should sincerely try to get it through the expert—then easily we can have His connection.


May 7th

May 6th

  May 4th
Beginning of 21 days Chandanyatra of Sri Sri Jagannath Dev. Aksaya-tritiya – good day to start some works.
  • Sriman Mahaprabhu's Lila today here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip is that He journeyed from Srila Guru Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir 'The Temple of Union in Separation' to the 'Sriman Mahaprabhu Chandan Yatra Mandir' in the centre of Sri Govinda Kunda for His pastimes alongside Sri Giriraj. On a particularly hot and humid day the devotees engaged in extensive sankirttan and parikramas and presently honoured a grand feast for the occasion.


May 3rd

May 1st 2003

  • Russia preaching of Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Lalita Akinchan Maharaj. (Pictures.)
  • Canada's first centre representing Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, opened by Prabhu Vidyasundar and his wife Amiya Kanti Devi Dasi, recently initiated by Srila Govinda Maharaj during the Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals in Nabadwip.
  • Large evening panorama photo of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math from Sri Gaura-Purnima time (right), received from Australian pilgrims Prabhu Isha Bandhu and Prabhu Sadhu Priya. (1200 pixels, 96K).


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