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November - December 2011
thumbAudio: Christmas discourse 2008 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in Nabadwip. Srila Gurudev explains that he is very much attracted with the character of Lord Jesus "because humility, tolerance and giving honour to others nobody can do that, but he has done. Mahaprabhu Chaitanyadev said that this is the best policy to attract our God, Lord Krsna. We are telling Krsna, and they are telling God."
Download, or listen online (14 minutes, 3.4 MB mp3 audio)

thumb Report: China visit by Hasyapriya Prabhu in autumn this year, where he witnessed the historic unfolding of Krishna Consciousness in the most populous country of the world.

thumbKolkata. Durga Puja book and Prasadam distribution. Webpage of pictures with captions sharing the grand event.

thumbVideo: Invitation to India from Srila Acharya Maharaj for devotees to come and render various services for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in preparation for Sri Nityananda's Appearance Festival followed a month later by Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and Sri Gaura-Purnima.

thumb Invitation to Malaysia for New Years Eve Rathayatra of Sri Sri Jagannath Baladev and Lady Subhadra of our Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur centre. The programme runs from 6pm to 10pm and will include chanting, glorification and Maha-Prasad distribution (pdf download).

thumbThe Sweetness of Vrindavan Within. Disappearance Festival of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, 2011, in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj speaks about the extremes within the personality of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, the vast scope of his mission, the depth of his vision, his intense devotion, and the power of his divine message: 'his voice vibrating in the hearts of his disciples is why we are sitting here today'.
Download, or listen online (21 MB mp3 audio posted on gaudiyadarshan.com)

thumbSri Vyasa-Puja 2011 written offerings book (pdf download) compiled in Nabadwip from heartfelt offerings by devotees worldwide in glorification of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumbVideo (also an audio-only option): "Temple of Love and Affection" – History and Tour of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir. Includes interviews of the history behind how the temple was built, photography of the temple construction, stories from Srila Gurudev's life, explanation of some of the verses engraved on the temple and more.
Length: 26 minutes. Edited by Indulekha Devi Dasi and Krishnananda Prabhu and posted by Krishnananda Prabhu on his website realitythebeautiful.com.

thumbVideo/Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj Vyasa Puja 2011 held at our Utah, USA, centre. Includes a compilation of devotees talking about their personal experiences with Srila Gurudev.
Length: 39 minutes. Posted by Krishnananda Prabhu on realitythebeautiful.com.

thumbVideo/Audio: Srila Vyasa Puja talk by Sudarshan Prabhu in glorification of Srila Gurudev at the festival gathering in Utah.
Length: 22 minutes. Posted by Krishnananda Prabhu on realitythebeautiful.com.

thumbVideo and pictures: Srila Acharya Maharaj arrives in Nabadwip in preparation for Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sri Vyasa Puja. Video by Navakishori Devi Dasi and a separate picture page, posted on the new gaudiyadarshan.com website.

thumbNew Website, Sri Gaudiya Darshan (gaudiyadarshan.com) maintained from Nabadwip, with news, discourses, scriptural excerpts, photos, etc. effectively bringing the printed magazine 'Sri Gaudiya Darshan' founded by Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj into the format of the modern digital age.
October 2011

thumbVideo: Adjustment with the Whole. Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj on his verandah in Nabadwip in the early 80's.
42+ minutes, 77 MB mp3 QuickTime video

thumbHapaniya. Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival report by Hasyapriya Prabhu celebrating the holy appearance day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our sweet Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram established by Srila Govinda Maharaj in his honour at his place of appearance.

thumbVideo: Sri Vyasa-Puja in Soquel in 2007. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in our Soquel Seva Ashram on Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Appearance Day, 2007
44+ minutes, 81 MB mp3 QuickTime video

thumbAudio: Sri Vyasa-Puja class by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj in Soquel, to the festival gathering at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram on 21st October 2011.
54+ minutes, 13 MB mp3 audio

thumbVrindavan. Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj led by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj at our Vrindavan Temple, with senior representation from practically all the Gaudiya missions of the Vrindavan area. Webpage of pictures.

thumbBrazil. Sri Vyasa-Puja Festival of Srila Sridhar Maharaj held at the Srila Govinda Maharaj Seva Ashram, Porto Alegre. Webpage of pictures posted by Sivanandini Devi Dasi on their indiabrasil.org website.

Earlier in October 2011

thumbVideo: Srila Sridhar Maharaj talks about Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami's prayer, after writing Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, to receive the foot dust of all those who read this book at present and in the future. On the other hand, Vrindavan Das Thakur prays to everyone to accept Sri Nityananda Prabhu and Sriman Mahaprabhu, but affirms that he would kick the head of those that do not accept Them with his left foot. Srila Sridhar Maharaj gives a beautiful explanation of the meaning of such different Vaisnavas' moods.
15+ minutes, 30 MB m4v QuickTime video

thumbAudio: Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das, Srila Raghunath Bhatta and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswamis by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on their disappearance day festival, 1st October 1990.
52 minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Appearance of Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami, discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj during their festival held in Soquel, USA, 2004. "Today is Jiva Goswami Prabhu's appearance day. All the light, all the strength, all the beauty and all the beautiful conception of Krishna Consciousness comes through Jiva Goswami Prabhu to us. That is our wealth, wealth of life, wealth of spiritual world. What Jiva Goswami Prabhu has given, no one has given."
33 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

28 September 2011
Appearance festival of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharya and Sevaite
Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
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Related to today from earlier postings on the Math's websites:

thumbAudio. In praise of Srila Acharya Maharaj (first posted in Feb. 2009). Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj spoke live via the Internet to the assembly in Ekachakra celebrating Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day and the inauguration of our new ashram there.
7 February 2009, Kolkata):
Download, or listen online (23 minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (11 MB mp3 audio).


New postings:

thumbSrila Acharya Maharaj - His Service Life. Four webpages of pictures with captions, covering some of the many service activities that so much satisfied Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumbVideo. New movie compilation about Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj with excerpts from archival footage of Srila Govinda Maharaj's Vyasa Puja 2009, Sri Gaura Purnima 2005, his inauguration festival 2010, the Ekachakra Festival, Nabadwip Parikrama, and Srila Gurudev's Disappearance Festival 2011, and more. 51 minutes video prepared by Krishnananda Prabhu of USA as an offering for today and posted on his realitythebeautiful.com website.

thumbSelection of written Sri Vyasa-Puja offerings for Srila Acharya Maharaj on this his appearance day, compiled by Nimai Chandra Prabhu and posted on his garudabulletin.com website.

thumbAudio. 'Sadhu-sanga.' Srila Acharya Maharaj speaking of the importance of sadhu-sanga and devotional practising life. One protects the bhakti-lata-bija through the practice of sravan, kirttan and Vaishnav-seva under the shelter of Sri Gurudev.
11 December 2010:
31 minutes, 5.3 MB mp3 audio

thumbGovardhan. Construction of the Puspa Samadhi of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our beautiful Temple just near the parikrama path of Govardhan Hill. Srila Govinda Maharaj several times mentioned his wish to 'retire' here. Webpage of pictures taken by Nimai Chandra Prabhu.

thumbSri Radhastami in Vrindavan. Srila Acharya Maharaj leads the morning programme at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission in the very centre of Vrindavan. Series of pictures taken by Nimai Chandra Prabhu and gathered together in a 'zip' file and posted on his website, vaisnavadarshan.com.

thumbKolkata. Sri Radhastami Festival held in our Kaikhali Temple. Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj led bhajans and nourished the Eastern and Western devotees with an elaborated class on Srimati Radharani's appearance and glories. Webpage of pictures with captions.

thumbAudio and Video: Sri Radhastami class by Devashis Prabhu in the London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Prepared and posted in different file sizes by Krishnananda Prabhu on his website, realitythebeautiful.com.
52 minutes video or audio, 5 September 2011.

thumbAudio: Sri Radhastami class in Nabadwip in English and Bengali by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj.
"We cannot describe what is aprakrta, we cannot understand these things, and only on this day can we say something that we've heard from our Guru-varga. And even of that, not everything that we've heard, but something that is appropriate and befitting, that they would want us to say."
5 September 2011, Nabadwip, English and Bengali:
39 minutes, 7 MB mp3 audio

thumbEkachakra. Webpage of pictures with captions, by Chaitanya Mayi Devi Dasi during a recent visit to our grand Temple and Ashram in the village of Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance.

thumbFlooding subsides in Nabadwip.Pictures taken at the beginning of this month as the flood lessens at Sri Govinda Kund

thumbPhilippines. Janmastami initiations of sincere newcomers. Webpage of pictures with captions, by Ratnanabha Prabhu.

11 September 2011
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur. Selected references to this day posted earlier on our Math's websites.

thumbAudio: Srila Haridas Thakur. 23 October 2006, morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at his St. Petersburg Temple, Russia:
Download, or listen online (21 minutes, 2.5 MB mp3 audio)

thumbAudio: English only of the talk: "Srila Haridas Thakur, the first preacher of Krishna consciousness" by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Saint Petersburg, 9 October 2006. This talk including the Russian translation was posted on our website in October 2006.
English only:
Download, or listen online (16 minutes, 3.5 MB mp3 audio)

thumbAudio: Haridas Thakur was so kind-hearted. Excerpt from a class by Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj (Srutasrava Prabhu at that time) during the last visit to Thailand by Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj.
"Haridas Thakur was so kind-hearted that he saw the people who were beating him to death were in anxiety and he felt compassionate for them. ... Haridas Thakur's chanting of the Holy Name, his chanting of the glories of the Holy Name and his disappearance are unparalleled. How Mahaprabhu danced with his body; Mahaprabhu personally did everything for Haridas Thakur."
3 September 2009, Thailand:
Download, or listen online (6.9 MB mp3 audio)

10 September 2011
Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Appearance. Selected references to this day posted earlier on our Math's websites.

5 September 2011
Sri Radhastami (Click here for selected references to this day posted on our Math's websites)

thumbAudio: Sri Radhastami Discourse 2004 by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Everything you want to know, you can understand through your Gurudev. And Gurudev's position is always supreme. In the Scriptures it is said, (sloka) 'If Krishna will be angry, Gurudev can save that person, Radharani can save that person. But if Radharani will be angry, Krishna cannot save him.' (Sloka). Then our protection, our environment - everything - through Radharani's mercy if it will come to us we will be so grateful, so fortunate and so good practitioners. We are practising service to Radha Krishna, and that is called Krishnanushilana: practising the procedure of satisfying Radharani and Sri Krishna."
21 September 2004, Soquel, USA:
35+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sri Radhastami discourses by Spd Goswami Maharaj and Spd Janardan Maharaj at the request of Srila Govinda Maharaj. Then Srila Govinda Maharaj talks briefly then sings Sri Radhika-stava and Sri Radhastaka.
21 September 2004, Soquel, USA:
40+ minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Recent Janmastami class in Nabadwip by Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj in English. He is regularly inspiring and nourishing the devotees of the Math with discourses in both English and Bengali.
22 August 2011, Nabadwip:
69 minutes, 16 MB mp3 audio

August 2011

thumbNabadwip. Sri Krishna Janmastami held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. A full day of fasting and recitation of the Pastimes of the Lord followed by midnight offerings, arati and anukalpa (non-grains Prasadam). Two webpages of pictures.

thumbAudio: Janmastami 1997. "Service to Krishna under guidance of Guru and Vaishnav, this is the highest thing. Service has power and that transcendental power automatically will come to him, and Krishna will be under control of him. Service can give this type of power. Then service is the best, Guru Maharaj always told, service to Guru-Vaishnav under guidance. But where there is not that possibility we shall follow other practising procedures - sravanam, kirtanam, smaranam, vandanam, archanam, sakhyam, dasyam, atma nivedanam, etc."
Srila Govinda Maharaj's informal discourse on Janmastami 26 August 1997, Russia:
21+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Baladev's Appearance Day. Discourse in 2003 on this day by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
12 August 2003, with alternating translation into Russian:
20 minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sri Baladev's pranam recited by Srila Govinda Maharaj.
3 August 2001:
5+ minutes, 1.3 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami. Discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj during the festival held in Russia in 2003. "Mahaprabhu wants to give that consciousness to everyone that you are not to disturb the Vedic system as is running there in Puri Dham... We are respecting the formality but we know the Vaishnav is higher than any normal Brahmana, ksatriya, vaisya, sudra... But in order not to disturb the social prestige Chaitanya Mahaprabhu kept Rupa and Sanatan with Haridas Thakur in Puri Dham [because] Rupa-Sanatan had earlier served the Muslim king and therefore maybe would not be respected as Brahmanas."
8 August 2003, with alternating translation into Russian:
35 minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio in Bengali: Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami. Extensive Bengali discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj given on 1 August 2001.
82 minutes, 19+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila Sridhar Maharaj on his disappearance day festival in 2009 at our Bangkok ashram. Srila Govinda Maharaj sings Sri Rupa Manjari pada..., then requests Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj (Srutasrava Prabhu at that time) to speak about Srila Sridhar Maharaj for the benefit of the devotees. Srila Gurudev afterwards commented how satisfied he was to hear this talk.
28+ minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Reciprocating with Srila Gurudev. Class by Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj in our Soquel ashram responding to questions by the gathered devotees. "Our Gurus, our beautiful affectionate guardians, have explained that principle to us: that every wave is favourable. Therefore we also celebrate the disappearance day of the Vaishnav, because that's also something to push us further... Now, digest all the things that Gurudev gave us and utilise them and go deeper and go deeper and go deeper. There is no other choice, no other way."
10 July 2011, Soquel, USA:
46+ minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio

thumbNabadwip. Sri Govinda Kund floods as the holy River Ganges bursts her banks and spreads across the low-lying surrounding area. So far the main Temple compound has not been affected. Webpage of pictures.

thumbNabadwip. Disappearance Festival of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Webpage of pictures.

thumbVrindavan. Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj held in the sweet environment of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Seva Kunja in the very heart of Sri Vrindavan Dham. Twenty-five sannyasis as well as brahmacharis and guests packed the nat-mandir in glorification of Srila Guru Maharaj. Webpage of pictures.

thumbPhilippines. Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. A small, devotional programme in remembrance of Srila Guru Maharaj held at our small Cavite centre. Webpage of pictures.

thumbDelhi. Disappearance Festival of Srila Sridhar Maharaj held with friends and devotees in the new home of Jayakumar Prabhu in the centre of India's capital city.

July 2011

thumbExcerpt: "Such Bright Promise" a message of hope. Following the disappearance of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifies and reflects on the living gift given by His Divine Grace. Excerpt from The Divine Servitor.

thumbAudio: Srila Gadadhar Pandit's Appearance Day, 2006 discourse of Srila Govinda Maharaj referred to by Sripad Tyagi Maharaj in his recently posted class.
27 March 2006, Kolkata. First posted on the web by Madhusudan Prabhu as part of his internet radio series:
24 minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Causeless and Irresistible. Sripad Janardan Maharaj's class given on the appearance day of Shankaracharya coinciding with the Sunday programme at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram, Soquel, California.
8 May 2011, Soquel, USA:
50+ minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio

thumbTijuana and Mexico City visits by Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj. After two weeks in Italy Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj returned to Mexico, holding programmes in Veracruz and in Mexico City before returning to the States. Webpage of pictures.

thumbDum Dum Park, Sri Guru Purnima festival held in Sri Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha led by Sripad Tirtha Maharaj. Webpage of pictures.

Updates earlier in July 2011

thumb Censure of Sripad B.K. Giri Maharaj. The Acharya Board of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math express the need to protect our devotional family from a disinformation campaign that has being going on for a year and shows no signs of abating. "We advise all faithful followers of Srila Govinda Maharaj to avoid his association, personally, or through email and the internet."

thumb Nabadwip, Sri Guru Purnima a sweet, small festival held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Webpage of three pictures and an excerpt from Sripad Tyagi Maharaj's informal discourse to the devotees. His Holiness began with remembering descriptions heard from Srila Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, of the intimate and exemplary relationship he shared with his Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumb Sri Jagannath Rathayatra, annual pilgrimage to Puri this year was inaugurated by Srila Acharya Maharaj in Puri and then led by Sripad Tirtha Maharaj for the remainder of the ten day festival. Webpage of pictures.

thumb Video: Sri Jagannath Rathayatra in Puri. Footage of this year's festival, posted by Krishnananda Prabhu on his new RealityTheBeautiful.com website. (Streaming video.)

thumbAudio: Glorification of Mahaprasadam. Lord Jagannath gives His special grace through Mahaprasadam.
Informal talk by Sripad Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaj. "Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur says in the verse 'yoge yogi paya yaha...' that what the yogi will get by his yoga meditation, the devotee achieves simply by enjoying Mahaprasadam. No hard meditation or hard tapasya is necessary. You must take Prasadam by chanting Hari! Hari! and by this Krishna Prasadam all three worlds is getting blessed."
20 November 2009, Kolkata:
Part 1: 54 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
Part 2: 45+ minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio

thumbThe sloka, 'yoge yogi paya yaha...' honouring Mahaprasadam, referred to by Sripad Tirtha Maharaj in his talk (above).

thumb Informal guide to Puri compiled by Nowla Kishor Prabhu with excerpts from our Sri Guru-varga's teachings and with descriptions of most of the places visited during our annual pilgrimage to Puri during Sri Jagannath Rathayatra time. 1.9 MB zipped pdf document.

Updates prepared in June 2011

thumbAudio: Glorification of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Discourses by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj and Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj on the first anniversary of Srila Govinda Maharaj's disappearance.
"In Srila Guru Maharaj's words, he said (about Srila Govinda Maharaj): 'I think that Mahadev Sivaji, he sent one of his own men, a parshada.' And he said with a type of astonishment, 'I think sometimes he has some special mystic power that whatever he wants that must come to pass.'"
15 April 2011, Nabadwip.
50 minutes, 12 MB mp3 audio

thumbNabadwip. Recent pictures of the Deities and of scenes around the Math taken by Nimai Chandra Prabhu, who recently returned from Venezuela, posted on his vaisnavadarshan.com website. Plus many picture pages and videos of devotional activities in Venezuela throughout the last couple of months in addition to those regularly posted on the Venezuelan paramakaruna.org.ve website managed by Gaurachandra Prabhu.

thumbPassing away of Aprakrita Prabhu of Malaysia. On Monday 20th June, Aprakrita Prabhu passed away in hospital to the accompaniment of chanting and reading from Srimad Bhagavad-gita and Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamrtam. Before being admitted for heart surgery he expressed he may pass away and asked the devotees that if that happens, not to mourn but only to chant Hare Krishna. As Aprakrita Prabhu's ashes were being taken to the ocean, many Vaisnavas from all over the country came to give their respects in remembrance of his exemplary devotional mood and selfless service.

thumbSannyas of Sripad Bhakti Saran Vaishnav Maharaj. Early this month Srutasrava Prabhu received sannyas from Sripad Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj at our Tijuana Ashram, Mexico. Sripad Ashram Maharaj and Sripad Janardan Maharaj officiated at the fire sacrifice with many attending the programme that followed. (Two pictures.)

thumbItaly visit by Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj. Almost immediately after receiving sannyas, Sripad Vaishnav Maharaj accepted the long-standing invitation of the Italian devotees to grace their 'Villa Govinda Ashram' in the north of the country. Webpage of pictures.

thumbNepal and Siliguri preaching led by Sripad Tyagi Maharaj and Sripad Shanta Maharaj. After holding the Annual Deity Installation Festival at our Siliguri Ashram, they crossed the nearby border to accept invitations from the Tribhuvan University, Birat Nagar, Nepal, and held various programmes in the area.

thumb Spoken Book (audio): The second edition of 'Srimad Bhagavad-gita, The Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute' by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and produced in English by Sripad Swarupananda Prabhu is now available as a spoken book.
Title | Invocation and Preface | Introduction | Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | Glories of Sri Gita.
Also available as a single zip file (50+ MB) of all the above files.

thumbAudio: 107 kirttans from Sri Gaudiya Gitanjali (Bengali Kirttan Guide) kirttans recorded recently in Russia by Manasa Krishna Prabhu and a group of devotees. Download (or listen online if you have the speed) individual tracks, or download them all in single file. (At 8.1 Gigabytes it's only for those with truly fast Internet, also the link doesn't always work.)

thumbNew website RealityTheBeautiful.com produced by Krishnananda Prabhu of USA. He writes: "This is a communal multimedia site dedicated to distributing the teachings and culture of Gaudiya Vaisnavism in the line of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Visit for videos of classes, kirttan, festivals, and more."

thumbNew website: Goshala-seva.com bringing news of the cows in Nabadwip, and an opportunity to contribute towards their seva. Produced and maintained by Brajeshwara Prabhu of USA.

thumb'A Verdade Revelada' traduzido para o Portugues. ('Revealed Truth' excerpt translated into Portuguese by Sripad Trivikram Maharaj.) Trecho dos ensinamentos de Srila Govinda Maharaj de harmonia e ajuste adequado. Este capitulo extraido do livro 'A Verdade Revelada', prestes a ser publicado, tem particularmente dado muita esperanca e inspiracao a varios devotos que o leram recentemente.

thumbLa Lengua Bengali. A helpful, extensive guide for learning Bengali from Spanish, made by Nowla Kishor Prabhu, who found the need for such a guide after failing to find any book teaching Bengali via Spanish medium. 1.5 MB zipped pdf document.

May 2011

thumbAudio: Srila Gadadhar Pandit. Evening class by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's appearance day this year. "Revealed truth is not to be received the same way that you are educated about any other subject... Srila Guru Maharaj says here that ten million cupids will faint to have a glimpse of the beauty of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu."
3 May 2011, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata:
63 minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Gaur Gadadhar, the supreme worshipable Deity. Sripad Tyagi Maharaj reads a transcript of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's lecture from 2006 on the occasion of Gadadhar Pandit's appearance day. "We are so fortunate that Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur has told us: 'Gaur Gadadhar is the supreme worshipable Deity in this world.' He (Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur) lived in Svananda Sukhada Kunja in Nabadwip and while living there he manifested Gaur Gadadhar puja. Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's disappearance day is in the same day as the disappearance day of Sri Gadadhar Pandit."
3 May 2011, Nabadwip:
46 minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio

thumbInvitation to our annual pilgrimage for Sri Jagannath Rathayatra in Puri from 29th June 2011 to 4th July inclusive. If you wish to participate in this year's Puri Pilgrimage, please let us know as soon as possible.  . In order to help cover costs, the requested donation is Rs2,200 which is inclusive of shared accommodation at our Sevak Bhavan Guesthouse in Puri, Prasadam and local bus excursions from Puri. The donation does not include travel to Puri. Trains can be booked from the tourist booking office on arrival in India.
If you would like to stay and serve in Nabadwip after the festivals for some time, your service would be much appreciated. Please let us know.

thumbSri Nrsimha Chaturdasi festival held at our Kaikhali Temple. A sweet, devotional programme led by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj with Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj as guest of honour. Web-page of pictures.

thumbAudio (English and Bengali): Nrsimha Chaturdasi discourse by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj in our Kaikhali Temple by Kolkata Airport, with introduction and translation to Bengali by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj.
"By the love and affection in the heart of Prahlad Maharaj, Nrsimhadev is under his control, and wherever we will celebrate this idea that the Lord is the servant of His devotee, He will be happy. That's why Krishna came as Mahaprabhu. He came to show that devotion is in the highest position, 'Above Me is the position of the devotee'."
16 May 2011:
38+ minutes, 6+ MB 'mp3' audio

thumbDum Dum Park. Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi festival led by Sripad B.M. Mangal Maharaj with the participation of many local devotees and the offering of 108 preparations to the Lord. Web-page of pictures.

thumbAudio: Chastisement of Choto Haridas. Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj reads from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, Antya-lila, chapter 2 and discusses its topics. "Some may impose their own ideas on Krishna consciousness, and that is accepted to a certain extent, and it doesn't mean that they are outside the mercy of the Lord, but if you want to enter into an actual relationship with the divine realm, there is a certain standard expected from you."
57 minutes, 10 MB 'mp3' audio

thumbGuardian of Devotion magazine, the landmark publication by Sripad Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj which drew the West's attention to the special relationship between Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad and Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Scanned and prepared as a single pdf file:
15+ MB pdf file (Single file of scans, download by right-click then select 'Save Target As...' or similar wording.)

thumb Spoken Book (audio): Search for Sri Krishna. Sripad B.S. Tridandi Maharaj reads this first ever book of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj printed in the West.
Title | Foreword | Preface | Introduction | Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13a | 13b | Logo Explanation.
Also available as a single zip file of all the above files (130MB)

thumb Spoken Book (audio): Sri Sri Prapanna Jivanamrtam. Srila Govinda Maharaj's disciple, Sridhar Das Prabhu of San Jose, USA, reads this special Scripture of pure devotion by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Publisher's Note | Foreword | Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10.
This is also available as a single zip file of all the above files (71MB) as well as a high CD audio quality zip file (275MB).

Recent updates for events and posts in April 2011

thumbSamadhi Mandir, Murti installation of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the 'Temple of Love and Affection' here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the full moon day of 18 April 2011. Web-page of pictures with captions.

thumbDisappearance First Anniversary Festival of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj held at his Samadhi Mandir. Web-page of pictures with captions, plus an additional page of pictures sharing this intense day of separation.

thumbVideo: 'Always With You'produced and posted by Satya Sundar Prabhu with devotees' reflections in separation from Srila Gurudev.
Video: Plus a further recently posted video 'Benedictine Visit Thailand 2009' recording events from Srila Gurudev's last visit to Bangkok.
The above two videos are posted in high quality on 'Vimeo' and can be downloaded by registered users, but they run into several hundred megabytes each. For those with more limited Internet connections, these videos are available here with a similar picture size but much smaller file size:
'Always with You': 23 minutes, 60 MB 'wmv' video (Watch on a PC, or on a Mac using VLC or QuickTime after installing Flip4Mac.)
'Benedictine Visit Thailand 2009': 6+ minutes, 16+ MB 'wmv' video

thumbAudio: Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day class by Devashis Prabhu given at the London Temple. "Srila Govinda Maharaj said, '...We are preachers of Mahaprabhu's conception, Nityananda Prabhu's conception, and you have to educate the people as to who is Lord Chaitanya and who is Nityananda Prabhu, because without that then what is the use of your worship of Krishna? Without the lotus feet of Mahaprabhu actually it is only imagination - that kind of worship is imaginary worship.'"
16 February 2011, London:
61 minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio

thumbVideo: Ekachakra Festival video of the grand opening of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's temple in Ekachakra, the divine appearance place of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. This film is made by Satya Sundar Prabhu and contains both a Russian and an English audio track, and is available for download to registered users of Vimeo (670 MB 'mp4' video).
For those with more limited Internet connections, this video is also available here with a similar picture size but much smaller file size (English only):
'Ekachakra': 12+ minutes, 33 MB 'wmv' video

thumbAudio: Sri Nityananda and Ekachakra. A lively morning class by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj describing the nature of Nityananda Prabhu and the background of our connection with Him and with Sripat Ekachakra Dham.
2 February 2011, Nabadwip:
77+ minutes, 13 MB 'mp3' audio

thumbNew website launched by Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj - nirmalbhakti.net - with substantial, illustrated articles, currently following the theme of explaining the selected slokas around Srila Govinda Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir.

thumbExtensive updates to Brajeshwara Prabhu's website, UnderEternityBlue, with nourishing articles and excerpts by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumb Porto Alegre, Brazil. Sri Gaura Purnima Festival webpage of pictures. Shivanandini Devi Dasi writes: "This was the biggest festival since the beginning of our preaching here, six years ago. We received seventy five respectable persons and everybody chanted the Holy Names of the Lord, Gaura Hari! Partha Sarathi Prabhu gave a very beautiful class and read from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrta about the advent of Sri Gauranga Sundar."

thumbGathered in Nabadwip for the Disappearance Festival of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and joining with Vaisnavas from around India, are devotees from many countries and every continent, headed by eight sannyasis from abroad. April 15th is the first Disappearance Anniversary of Srila Gurudev according to lunar calculation. Worldwide will be a grand wave of remembrance and glorification of His Divine Grace, and a time for everyone to come together to reflect on this first year of separation. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome, and may we all go forwards in remembrance of our grand, affectionate master, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

thumb Video: Srila Acharya Maharaj addresses the devotees as we approach one year since Srila Gurudev's passing away, encouraging everyone to continue in Krishna consciousness and keep within the shelter of the senior sannyasis of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math:
3 minutes, 6+ MB 'wmv' video (Watch on a PC, or on a Mac using VLC or QuickTime after installing Flip4Mac.)
or:
3 minutes, 11+ MB 'mp4' video (iPhone and QuickTime compatible)

thumbAudio: "The guiding principal is to avoid Vaisnava aparadh." Morning class by Sripad B.S. Goswami Maharaj addressing topical concerns. "Gurudev used to say: 'My religion is finding fault within myself. My own faults should be more than enough for me to focus on how to deal with them, how to adjust, to eliminate.'"
Background sounds are of work in progress on Srila Gurudev's Samadhi Mandir. Nabadwip, 28 March 2011:
48+ minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio

thumbiCal format Vaisnava Calendar, for Macintosh computers running System X, and PC's using the free 'Sunbird' download, for automatic notification of Ekadasi dates and other special events as followed in Nabadwip.
Made by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia, with dates up to Sri Gaura-Purnima 2012. (16 kilobytes download, then expand and drag to the iCal calendars window.)

thumb Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and Sri Gaura Purnima Festival. Five web-pages by Govinda Nandini Devi Dasi of USA covering each day of the parikramas and then the grand festival in the Math marking the Appearance of Sri Gauranga Sundar.

thumb China. Sri Gaura Purnima Festivals in Shenzhen led by Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram with guests from Thailand and Australia (webpage).

March 2011

thumbInvitation to the First Disappearance Anniversary on 15th April 2011 in Nabadwip honouring the Pastimes and glories of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. In addition, this year will be held the installation of Srila Gurudev's Murti (Deity) in his quickly manifesting Samadhi Mandir here at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. RSVP.

thumb Excerpt from Srila Govinda Maharaj's teachings of harmony and proper adjustment. This chapter taken from the forthcoming book 'Revealed Truth' has in particular given much hope and inspiration to the several devotees here who read it recently. (172 k pdf file.)

thumb Letter to the devotees by His Holiness B.N. Acharya Maharaj as we approach the end of the first year since Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj disappeared from this world.

thumb Sri Gaura Purnima Festival and Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Hundreds of pictures posted by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his vaisnavadarshan.com websites recording our huge, successful festivals this year in remembrance of Lord Gauranga Sundar's appearance in this world.

thumbNew Gaudiya Festival Dates (Vaisnava Calendar) for 2011-2012 as followed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip is now posted here.

thumb Invitation to Sri Gaura-Purnima Festivals 2011 at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. (Also available as a 800K pdf file ready to print as folding Invitation for distribution.)
If you plan to come but haven't yet informed, please let us know soon so we can better serve you.
Pilgrims, please note: By the grace of Srila Gurudev our facilities are far above the local Bengali standards, but space is still very, very limited at these busy times when several thousand people arrive at the Math. All pilgrims are requested to cooperate with each other to share the facilities, and to arrive with their own bedding (sheets, blanket, etc.) and basic necessities including flashlight, mosquito repellent and own padlock. A camping mat may be useful.

thumb South India Preaching Tour to colleges, universities and villages. Sushen Krishna Prabhu and Purushottam Jagannath Prabhu (both scientists) led a lecture series to give scientific presentations teaching the theistic concept that 'life comes from life', harmonising science and religion. (Webpage of pictures.)

February 2011

thumb Ekachakra. Grand Installation Festival of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda at our Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra. Extensive webpage of pictures of this glorious occasion which attracted a total of 41,000 people over the three day festival.

thumb Ekachakra. With two weeks to go before the installation of the Deities, the compound is a hive of activity in preparation for the event. Web-page of pictures.

thumb Invitation to Ekachakra Installation Festival of the opening of the Temple of Sri Sri Gaura-Nityananda at our beautiful new Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Birchandrapur, West Bengal, from 15th to 17th February 2011.

thumbNew Updates related to events in January 2011

thumbAudio:Mahaprabhu Sannyas lila. "Separation and union, both are interdependent, one cannot stay without the other, and separation was created willingly to enhance union." Discourse by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj in 1983, Nabadwip.
44+ minutes, 10.3 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio:Mahaprabhu Sannyas lila. "Sri Chaitanyadev in a new dress, in red robes, He embraced His Guru, Bharati, and both of them began to dance, chanting the Name of Krishna. After some time, the meaning of the name was given out. 'That You have aroused consciousness, Krishna consciousness, in the whole world, you have come down to make the whole people Krishna conscious, so Your name, suitable name, cannot but be Sri Krishna Chaitanya."
Discourse by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj on Mahaprabhu's sannyas day in 1983, Nabadwip.
32+ minutes, 7.5 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila. "I came, appeared, for rescuing them, but the result has happened the opposite because they make offence to Me. Then the only remedy is that if they will bow down to me, take shelter to Me, then they will get relief from the offences. Then I shall take sannyas, and if shall take sannyas then they will be surrendered to Me."
Srila Govinda Maharaj informal discourse in 2006 about this Pastime of the Lord, 14 January 2006:
45+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio. Sannyas Day of Sriman Mahaprabhu. Informal morning darshan by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, 16 January 2008 (first posted in January 2008):
Download, or listen online (32 minutes, 3.7 MB mp3 audio)
or:  higher quality (7.4 MB mp3 audio).

thumbAudio: Mahaprabhu Sannyas lila - "Mahaprabhu said to Nityananda: 'I came to rescue all the universe, but I could not do that, because some people are neglecting Me, some people want to beat Me than I also have to beat them. This is not My role here. I came for love and affection, I did not come here for beating'" (21:47). Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj reading from Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat. Evening class, Nabadwip, 14 January 2011.
46+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio

thumbPerennial question regarding Mahaprabhu's sannyas lila. Having received several enquiries regarding the dates of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila and His subsequent breaking fast at the house of Advaita Acharya, Sripad Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaj of our Calcutta Temples researched the answer. (First posted in January 2008.)

thumb Malaysia visit and Thaipusam preaching by international devotees. They distributed publications and prasadam at the biggest annual Hindu festival in the country and then went on to hold programmes at our various temples and ashrams throughout Malaysia.

thumb Nabadwip, 'Happy Days' series of pictures taken around the Temple on a crisp winter's morning by Kelikadamba Devi Dasi.

thumb Village Preaching in West Bengal led by Sripad Tirtha Maharaj and Sripad Tyagi Maharaj, including pandal programmes, nagar-sankirttan, public classes, a jail visit and home programmes. (Webpage of pictures.)

13 January 2011

thumb Wishing a Happy and Spiritually Prosperous New Year to all devotees and sincere seekers.

thumbAudio: Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's Disappearance Day, 1983, discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. "The sweet Absolute is told (to be) of mainly two aspects, positive and negative, Rasaraj (and) Mahabhava, and both combined came (as) Sri Chaitanyadev to give us admission and to call us for that land of sweetness... All these things we are given in this present age of scientific civilisation, purging of atheism by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Prabhu. He was bold enough to preach, to distribute such thought to the whole of the world."
Recorded on the day of Srila Prabhupad's Disappearance Festival in 1983, ending with Srila Sridhar Maharaj singing 'Sri Rupa Manjari pada...':
20+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Srila Saraswati Thakur's Disappearance, 1989. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj reads the 'Sri Sri Dayita Dasa Dasakam' composed by Srila Sridhar Maharaj expressing separation from his Srila Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. This lecture starts in Bengali and soon continues in English.
Nabadwip, 16 December 1989:
11+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: New Year's day talk, 2008, by Srila Govinda Maharaj in Nabadwip. "A New Year has started, and we need some promise to us. The actual best promise for everyone is written in Srimad Bhagavatam best: ...(there is) no other alternative except the service to the Lord."
Nabadwip, 1 January 2008:
30+ minutes, 7 MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Morning Class by Srila Acharya Maharaj. "Anywhere you are living, in Australia or even in Japan or in the jungle, you have to chant this Holy Name, the yuga-dharma, the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. This is the religion of this Kali yuga... And what are our weapons? Mrdanga and karatals..."
Nabadwip, 6 October 2010:
36 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Sripad B.V. Nyasi Maharaj. Morning Class at Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir. "The Guru gives us knowledge in the heart based on our service and surrender; and then to get more knowledge, to get more experience, we pass whatever little bit we have on and then more comes to us."
Nabadwip, 29 December 2010:
48 minutes, 8+ MB mp3 audio

thumbAudio: Morning Class by Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj. "Those who are exhibiting the symptoms of this hidden truth, we will follow them... It's an actual state of being that someone must exemplify and be a symptom of, to really be honoured as having. That is the difference between organised religion and spiritual culture."
Nabadwip, 30 December 2010:
75 minutes, 12+ MB mp3 audio

thumb Nabadwip Book Fair. Our stall at this year's 'Sri Chaitanya Boi Mela'. Web-page of pictures taken by Vrajarama Devi Dasi during the wintry evenings of this recent week long event.

thumb Australia. New Year's day Anniversary of the installation of Sriman Mahaprabhu at Sri Govinda Dham, Uki, N.S.W. in honour of His installation on this day in 1997 during Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 8th World Tour. (Webpage of pictures.)

thumb Newly compiled Calendar Events pages for Vaisnava festival dates in January this year: Srila Lochan Das Thakur | Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu | Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas | Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu | Srila Jayadev Goswami.

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