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22 December 2013
Sri Vyasa Puja in Nabadwip and Bamunpara. Grand celebrations for the Appearance Day of our beloved Gurudev His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip, and the following day at Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram, Sripat Bamunpara. Two webpages of pictures taken by Nanda Priya Devi Dasi of Brazil.
21 December 2013
Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.
To Whom Shall I Convey My Joy? Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur expresses his joy and sorrow at completing his commentary on Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj specially requested that this poem be recited on the disappearance day of Srila Saraswati Thakur Posted today on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
20 December 2013
Four pages of 'Miracles of Saint Govinda!' On the occasion of the 85th Divine Appearance Day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, four wonderful stories about just a few of the miraculous events that occurred around His Divine Grace. Hasyapriya Prabhu presents these articles on the Californian Ashrams website SevaAshram.net:
-) The Miracle of Lord Shiva's Medicine for Srila Sridhar Maharaj
-) Srila Govinda Maharaj's Miracles in Brazil
-) The Miracle of the Dead Phone Speaking
-) The Miracle when Mother Ganges Gave Back the Lost Ornament to Srila Govinda Maharaj.
Posted on California's website.
19 December 2013
The Grand 85th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Audio: Sri Vyasa Puja, 1989. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is glorified by Sripad Janardan and Sripad Ashram Maharaj, then Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks to the devotees in English and in Bengali. "Now Guru Maharaj is not in form of human body in front of us, but I know that his divine direction is always guiding us... We shall try to maintain our devotional life with the service of Guru, Vaishnava, Bhagavan. This is my birthday and I am very happy that all the Vaishnavas are very merciful and blessful to me. I am giving my full dandavats to all the Vaishnavas, Gurudevas and well-wishers. They do not take my offences, I know. My prayer is that, until death, if i can serve the Deities, devotees and the Math I shall be very happy."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, introduced by Sripad B.P. Janardan Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Ashram Maharaj. Nabadwip, 14 December 1989:
33 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
Praise for Sri Gaudiya Darshan. Today, on the appearance day of our beloved Gurudev Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, we present the words he used to glorify the message Sri Gaudiya Darshan was founded to broadcast. As Ganges water is used for worship even of the Ganges, this translation of Srila Gurudev's poem is offered to his lotus hand with the prayer that His Divine Grace may be pleased. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
12 December 2013
Spoken books of the Math. At present twelve books published from the Math are available as Spoken Books for free download, including Srimad Bhagavad Gita recited by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. A further ten books are already recorded and will be made available online presently, and others are in progress. Information is given on the new 'Spoken Books' index page.
4 December 2013
Kartik Parikrama Report, 2013. An overview of this year's Annual Kartik Parikrama to Govardhan and Mathura Mandal, Haridwar, Rishikesh and Varanasi, by Shyamasundari Devi Dasi of Venezuela.
For pictures of these events please see Vrindavan Parikrama 2013 also posted today on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
17 November 2013
Purnima. Rasayatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru-Gauranga-Gandharvva-Rasabiharijiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur. Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyamaseva vratas when began from the Purnima day (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).
Audio: Sri Vrindavan Dham. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reveals Vrindavan Dham and talks about the meaning of having our temple at Seva Kunja. "Where we are living now it is Sri Rupa Saraswati Sridhar Seva Ashram... We have got this place for our spiritual practising life. But here to practise is very difficult because Vraja Dham is not mundane, it is the transcendental abode of Lord Sri Krishna, and Radharani's Pastimes here are going on day and night... This place is a very hidden and auspicious place. We can say it is Rasa Sthali of Radharani... Our Guru Maharaj was so merciful to us and by his grace we are here, but (be careful) not to make offense here."
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Vrindavan, 24 November 1998:
10+ minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio
16 November 2013
Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha
Goswami and Srila Kashishvar Pandit.
Audio: Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Kashishvar Pandit's disappearance day, 1983. "Bhugarbha Goswami was a friend of Lokanath Goswami, the Gurudev of Narottam. They came from the same place and lived in Vrindavan together. Revered Vaishnavas of unassuming nature. Kashishvar Pandit was a god-brother of Mahaprabhu, a disciple of Iswar Puri. At the time of Iswar Puri's disappearance, he asked those two of his disciples, Govinda and Kashishvar: 'Go to Krishna Chaitanya and serve Him as long as you live.' So after the disappearance of Iswar Puripad, both of them went to Puri and surrendered themselves to the divine feet of Mahaprabhu."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip, 19 November 1983:
20 minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio
Sri Bhugarbha Goswami. Excerpts from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita.
"Bhugarbha Goswami, a disciple of Gadadhar Pandit, was always engaged in topics regarding Lord Chaitanya, knowing nothing else..." Read more.
15 November 2013
Audio: Sri Siksastakam verses recited by Srila Govinda Maharaj and accompanying kirtans sung during Kartik, with English translations for both. The full CD is now available for free download online as a single zip file or as individual tracks. Produced by Krishnananda Prabhu of USA, and posted on his oceanofnectar.com website.
13 November 2013
Ekadasi. Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kisora das Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhava Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhisma-Panchaka.
Audio: Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's disappearance, 1983. "Gaura Kishor Babaji asked our Guru Maharaj (Srila Saraswati Thakur): 'Don't go to Kolkata, remain in the Dham and go on chanting Krishna Nam. Why do you bother about that? ... Kolkata is full of filth, a filthy place, a place of business, the place of exploitation, mutual robbing, all these things - nastiest place. You avoid that.' But Guru Maharaj answered: 'I've got so much charm in your foot dust that by dint of your foot dust I can conquer thousands and thousands of Kali. They won't be able to disturb my attention from your holy feet. By the power of your foot dust I can conquer the whole world. Please bless me in that line.'"
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip, 19 November 1983:
31 minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
10 November 2013
Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjaya Pandit and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopastami, Sri Gosthastami, Go-puja and Go-gras dan.
Audio: "Today... Srinivas Acharya Prabhu, Dhananjaya Pandit and Gadadhar Das Prabhu - these three parsada Vaishnavas of Mahaprabhu, disappeared. Gadadhar Pandit is considered to be the bhava - the internal serving mood - of Srimati Radharani, and the lustre, the outer part is said to be represented by Gadadhar Das Prabhu... We pray for his grace, that his grace will help us in our attainment of highest life.
"Dhananjaya Pandit was one of the twelve assistants of Nityananda Prabhu...
"Srinivas Acharya's father was a class friend of Nimai Pandit... Srinivas Acharya extensively preached Krishna Consciousness together with Narottam Thakur and Shyamananda Pandit."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 24 November 1982:
31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
Revelation is His Will. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Srila Srinivas Acharya's blessed fate. Short text posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
7 November 2013
Disappearance festival of Visvarenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
Audio: Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupad, always in Vrindavan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells about a letter he received from Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad asking instruction from Srila Sridhar Maharaj whether he should stay and continue his preaching in the West or go to Vrindavan to leave his body there.
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Govinda Maharaj, 12 March 1992:
8+ minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio
Nripen Krishna Prabhu passed away on Tuesday after being suddenly hospitalised. Nripen Krishna Prabhu stayed at our Dum Dum Park Temple, Kolkata, and, although frail for several years, he was active right up to his last days. He regularly went out on bhoga collection for vegetables, fruits, etc. for the Deities' seva, often with Western devotees. Nripen Krishna Prabhu daily brought Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj his morning newspaper while in Dum Dum Park, and pleased His Divine Grace with his humble mood and service.
5 November 2013
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).
Excerpt about Srila Vasudev Ghosh (today is his disappearance day) from Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume I, by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
"In the Pastimes of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, one of the principal Gopis of Srimati Radharani, one of the asta-sakhis of Vrindavan, came here as Vasudev Ghosh. In appreciation of Mahaprabhu's descent here, he says, 'How could I keep up my life if Gauranga Mahaprabhu did not come down? If I did not come in touch with Gauranga Mahaprabhu, how could I live at all? That is so near to life, so near to vitality. It is the vitality of the vitality. If I had not come in touch with such a potent vitality, I should have been finished.'
In this way, our intimacy may accommodate Sriman Mahaprabhu. Vasudev Ghosh said, 'I could not live at all if such nectar had not been extended into me. It would have been completely impossible to go on with my life.'"
4 November 2013
Go-puja (cow-worship) and Go-krida (the pleasure of the cows). Sri Govardhan Puja. Annakut Mahotsava: Grand festival and puja to Sri Sri Anu Giriraj at Srila Sridhar Swami Sevashram in Sri Govardhan and Sri Gupta-Govardhan Puja festival at Sri Govinda Kunda in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. Balidaityaraj-puja.
Audio: About Sri Govardhan Puja (2005). Morning informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj the day before Sri Govardhan Puja. His Divine Grace explains that Srila Guru Maharaj, after coming out of the Gaudiya Mission, went to Vrindavan and brought to Nabadwip three small Govardhan Silas. Srila Guru Maharaj showed us the worship of Govardhan in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and presently the Deities of Mahaprabhu and Sri Sri Gandharva Govindasundar came to the Math.
Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, 2 November 2005:
14+ minutes, 3.5 MB mp3 audio
1 November 2013
Pictures of Nabadwip, Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj held in the association of dignitaries and Vaishnavas from around the world. The programme led by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is shown in two webpages of pictures prepared by the devotees of Nabadwip.
31 October 2013
Historic photo of Srila Guru Maharaj with Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad on Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Maharaj's veranda, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip. This photo was received in response to the recent audio posting recording their informal discussion in Nabadwip.
28 October 2013
The Grand 119th Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Audio: Sri Vyasa Puja address, 1985, to the gathered assembly. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj expresses appreciation and makes a heartfelt appeal to the gathered devotees from India and around the world.
Sri Vyasa Puja, 7 November 1985:
8 minutes, 1.9 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Historic recording from 1973 of Srila Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad discussing together in Nabadwip, and Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad describing to the devotees how he came in touch with the Gaudiya Math and Vaishnavas. He describes the background history of his long relationship with Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and very affectionately glorifies Srila Guru Maharaj: "from the very beginning I knew he was a pure Vaishnava and devotee..."
23+ minutes, 5.5 MB mp3 audio
On this Sri Vyasa Puja Day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, you are invited to contact your local Temple or Centre and join in the worldwide celebration. This is also an opportunity to contribute to the Central Math on this most auspicious occasion.
Sri Guru Puja Editorial, 1956. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the fortune of the soul with and without the grace of Sri Guru. Translated from the Bengali editorial published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, November 1956, in honour of the appearance day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and posted in English on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
27 October 2013
Bahulastami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha-kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Audio: Sri Radha Kunda's manifestation and Srila Govinda Maharaj's Sannyas Day, 1995. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells how, after Mahaprabhu, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan Goswamis revealed Sri Radha Kunda and set the Vaishnava standard in Vrindavan. He also glorifies extensively Srila Sridhar Maharaj and tells a story of a very sinful man, more sinful than Jagai and Madhai, who was converted into a Vaishnava by Srila Sridhar Maharaj in only one meeting.
Nabadwip, 17 October 1995:
20+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio
26 October 2013
Video: Vrindavan, in front the Mahaprabhu Deity worshiped by Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj describes the glories of Srila Narottam Das Thakur during a visit there on his disappearance day two days ago.
This short video starts with the devotees paying obeisances at Srila Narottam Das Thakur's pushpa samadhi before going before the altar in the Sri Radha Gokulananda Temple.
Vrindavan, 24 October 2013, video prepared by the Russian team:
5 minutes, 11 MB m4v QuickTime video
24 October 2013
Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
Audio: "Narottam Das Thakur wrote many songs for the fallen souls. And showing himself as a fallen soul, he wrote about Krishna-lila, Gaura-lila and also Vaishnava-lila. Many things he composed. He was a great poet, good writer and great pandit, and he was supremely enlightened with Krishna-prem."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Narottam Das Thakur's disappearance day, 27 October 1991, in Nabadwip:
26 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio
22 October 2013
Spoken Book. Religion of the Heart, 2nd Edition, by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now available as a spoken audio book. The complete book narrated by Premananda Prabhu of Ireland:
Intoduction and Preface:
5.6 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 1 Chapter 1 - The Service of Vrindavan:
6.3 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 1 Chapter 2 - The Lord is not Impersonal:
6.9 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 1 Chapter 3 - Evidence of the Conception of a Personal God in the Scriptures of India:
6 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 1 Chapter 4 - Preparing to Understand Krishna's Transcendental Pastimes:
6.7 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 2 Chapter 1 - Krishna's Sweet Pastimes:
7.6 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 2 Chapter 2 - Krishna's Wonderful Associates:
3.3 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 2 Chapter 3 - Krishna's Transcendental Flute:
3.5 MB m4a (aac) audio
Part 2 Chapter 4 - Krishna's Unparalleled Beauty and Opulence:
3.9 MB m4a (aac) audio
17 October 2013
Newly available in epub format: The Bhagavat by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur is now in Apple's iTunes Store as well as here in epub format for all devices, all for free download.
This publication was recently also made available scanned, in pdf format.
Originally delivered as a lecture at Dinajpur, Bengal, in 1869, The Bhagavat destroys present-day misconceptions and prejudices surrounding Srimad Bhagavatam and also demonstrates the true nature of the text with an overview of its purely spiritual and supreme message. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur denounces "party-spirit – that great enemy of truth" and makes a non-sectarian discussion of religion, expressing appreciation for religious thinkers ranging from Jesus and Kant to Confucius and Ram Mohan Roy, and presents the teachings of Srimad Bhagavatam as most relevant for "all classes of theists".
16 October 2013
Disappearance of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami.
Audio: Chanting Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's glories. "Das Goswami declared: 'You (Radharani) will serve Krishna, You have got that capacity, it is natural. And if i serve You, if I utilise myself to serve You, so that that service through You may pass to Krishna, that will be the highest attainment of my fortune.'
"And still now that is the highest point of our achievement of the whole Gaudiya Sampradaya. He is the Prayojana Acharya, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami."
This talk begins with Srila Govinda Maharaj mentioning in Bengali that Srila Raghunath Das Goswami received initiation from Sri Yadhunandan Acharya but he showed so much devotion, unflinching love and respect, for Rupa Goswami.
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 14 August 1981:
27+ minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
13 October 2013
Our Puri Temple safe after cyclone. In responding to many concerned enquiries, this morning Srila Acharya Maharaj reported that much of Puri was damaged by last night's huge cyclone but not our Temple and guesthouse - by the grace of the Lord.
12 October 2013
Nabadwip. Sri Vyas Puja of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj grandly held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, with more guests than ever before coming to honour the occasion. Devotees, villagers and representatives from other Maths of the area, as well as a sizeable contingent from abroad headed by Srila B.P. Janardan Maharaj and Srila B.V. Trivikram Maharaj, overflowed the gathering and were presently treated to an opulent feast.
Sri Vyas Puja Offerings book compiled in glorification of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: 1 MB, 108 page pdf ebook,
and two extensive webpages of pictures covering the morning programmes, all compiled and prepared by the devotees of Nabadwip.
8 October 2013
'The Mystery of the Universe' preaching programmes in Liguria, Italy including discourses, Harinama Sankirtan, and Full Dome audio/visual presentations held from 1st to 4th October. Sincere seekers and devotees alike were enlivened and inspired by these programmes organised by Kalindi Devi Dasi and Dayal Krishna Prabhu. Web-page of pictures, brief write-up and captions by Krishna Kanta Devi Dasi and Munindra Mohan Prabhu.
Addition Italian preaching links covering recent events:
-) Newspaper report showing the flyer advertising 'The Mystery of the Universe',
-) Further report in a different newspaper,
-) Television interview with Munindra Mohan Prabhu and Vishakha Devi Dasi,
-) Their Full Dome presentation (*now with English subtitiles),
-) More videos of Villa Govinda, discourses, etc.: Munindra Mohan Prabhu's youtube channel,
-) 22 videos of classes: scsmathitaly's ustream channel.
5 October 2013
iTunes Store, six books by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj are now available for free download in epub format, including the most recent publication, Revealed Truth. These are in addition to the digital epub books of Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur recently made available on iTunes, and the many books recently made available at our PDF Books web-page.
Edição em português do terceiro relatório do Brasil já está disponível, cobrindo a turnê promocional do recém-publicado Srimad Bhagavad Gita - O Tesouro Oculto do Doce Absoluto. 4 MB relatório de 14 páginas com fotos. (A edição em Inglês está disponível, postada aqui há dois dias.)
Portuguese edition of the third report from Brazil is now available, covering the promotional tour of the newly published Srimad Bhagavad Gita - O Tesouro Oculto do Doce Absoluto. (The English edition is available, posted here two days ago.)
3 October 2013
Video: Vedalife, Kiev 2013. Documentary overview in English of this year's annual festival in Ukraine's capital city which draws thousands of visitors attracted by diverse events designed to introduce Krishna consciousness. Organised by Srila B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and with chief guest Srila B.S. Goswami Maharaj, devotees from several countries joined together to make it a truly international festival inspiring visitors and devotees alike. VEDALIFE Film, Kiev 2013 - 22+ minutes video posted on YouTube.
Third of three illustrated reports from Brazil of the promotional 'road-show' tour of the newly published Srimad Bhagavad Gita - O Tesouro Oculto do Doce Absoluto.
Extensive 4 MB pdf 15 page report with pictures sent by Ananda Moyi Devi Dasi, complimenting Part 1 and Part 2 posted recently.
22 September 2013
Epub formatted Math's books now available for download to many platforms. Fourteen English books are now available in epub format for download and reading on your local computer or portable device, independent of Apple's iTunes Store. (What is epub?)
These files are converted and prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia.
21 September 2013
Books now available in Apple's iTunes Store. The seven English books by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Maharaj currently available on the Math's Krishna Search are now available for free in the iTunes Store in ePub format, as well as the book Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, His Life and Precepts by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur. These files have been converted and prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia.
In addition, most English books of the Math are freely available in pdf format at our new PDF Books web-page posted five days ago.
18 September 2013
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.
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
17 September 2013
Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
Audio. Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's Appearance Day, 1981. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells us how Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur by the order of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur took Gaura Kishor Das Babaji as Gurudev formally, but knowing Bhakti Vinod Thakur was his real guru from the internal consideration. He was filled with Bhakti Vinod Thakur in the spiritual sense. He installed many Maths where the name of the Deities were Vinod Vilas, Vinod Ram, Vinod Ananda, etc. He knew that his attempt to approach Radha Govinda and Mahaprabhu was inconceivable without Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's intervention. He saw Radharani and Gadadhar in Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur - the highest ideal of Guru Tattva, in Gaura lila, Gadadhar; and in Krishna lila, Radharani. He also told once that if we rise a little higher and look, we shall find Radharani in Gurudev. The source of the grace of the guru is coming from the original source of service, so he used to see Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur under that light.
12 September 1981:
20+ minutes, 4.7 MB mp3 audio
16 September 2013
Maha-dvadasi (in India). Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.
Audio. Sri Vamanadev and Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's Appearance Day 2002. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj explains:
"Srila Guru Maharaj (Srila Sridhar Maharaj) mentions that Jiva Goswami was protecting the pure Krishna conception as was given by Sriman Mahaprabhu. Under guidance of Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatan he was protecting everything. Sometimes I feel Srila Guru Maharaj is like Jiva Goswami when he is debating with others. Rupa Goswami Prabhu is not debating so much, he is avoiding. But Guru Maharaj is always in the spirit of Jiva Goswami. And Srila Saraswati Thakur's character was like that - always ready to fight. There is no end of Srila Jiva Goswami's glories."
Srila Govinda Maharaj additionally explains that today is also Vamanadev's appearance day, and that is a great fortune for this world. It is necessary to offer everything to the Lord, and this example was given to us by Bali Maharaj through the Pastimes of Vamanadev.
19 September 2002:
42 minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio
Downloads. Collected together in one place, many of the English publications of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are now easily available for download and reading, thus making the reading and reference of our Affectionate Guardians' books widely and easily available for the modern world.
Although the collected pdf files are not search friendly, and vary in technical quality, they can be read on iPads, tablets and computers just as physical books. At present 50 English publications are available.
In addition, the Math's useful 'Krishna Search' searchable database is evolving and currently has 17 English titles, plus Bengali books.
15 September 2013
Church presentation of Srimad Bhagavad Gita given by Srila B.V. Trivikram Maharaj during the current Gita promtional tour throughout Brazil. Webpage of pictures.
Additionally, as part of the promotion, Srila Trivikram Maharaj was interviewed recently on television and the recording is available on YouTube.
Second illustrated report from Brazil of the promotional tour of the newly published Srimad Bhagavad Gita - O Tesouro Oculto do Doce Absoluto.
Extensive illustrated report (1.8 MB pdf document) in English and Portuguese sent by Ananda Moyi Devi Dasi.
14 September 2013
Video. Yesterday's Sri Radhastami discourse at Villa Govinda given by Srila B.S. Goswami Maharaj who has just arrived in Italy to join the extended 10th Anniversary celebrations of Villa Govinda.
Other video recordings as well as live coverage of particular events there, are available on the Italian Math's ustream channel.
Villa Govinda, Italy: 10th Year Anniversary Festival, held grandly 6-8 August with guests from far and wide headed by Srila B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj. Two web-pages of pictures with captions, prepared by Madhupriya Devi Dasi attending the festivals from Greece.
13 September 2013
Sri Radhastami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.
Audio. Sri Radhastami, Vrindavan, 1999. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains that Radhastami is when Lord Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead's divine potency Radharani appears in a form for playing with the Lord. Srila Swarup Damodar Goswami said, "For the divine play of the Sweet Absolute, He wants to divide Himself as Power and Powerful, and that is Radha Krishna." When it was manifested we cannot say because it is eternal, it cannot be counted by our time and space theory, it is achintya, inconceivable. Radharani is the divine potency of Lord Krishna and She is giving all the happiness, love and all the affection to everyone for the service of Lord Krishna.
Improved quality audio of Srila Gurudev speaking by phone from Vrindavan to Madhusudan Prabhu in Hawaii on Sri Radhastami, 18 September 1999:
7+ minutes, 1.8 MB mp3 audio
Our Lord's Beloved Power. "Today is Sri Radhastami, the Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani. In the Scriptures, especially Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita there is much glorification of Srimati Radharani ... Where we see the supreme manifestation of madhura-rasa, there we see the manifestation of
Chapter 12 of Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: 150 KB pdf document.
Radharani's Paramour Love. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the glory of madhura-rasa in Vrindavan. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
P.S. If you haven't yet listened to the discourse posted yesterday given on Sri Lalita Saptami 2004 by Srila Govinda Maharaj, please let us encourage you to do so. A devotee commented: "If you only ever listen to one talk of Srila Gurudev ... this one should not be missed."
12 September 2013
Sri Lalita-saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.
Audio. Sri Lalita Saptami, 2004. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recites Srila Rupa Goswami's Sri Sri Lalitastakam slokas in glorification of Lalita Devi in which he lets us know of her supreme servitor position. Only by the mercy of Lalita Devi can one get service to Sri Sri Radha Krishna. All eight principle sakhis of Radha Krishna are under the guidance of Lalita Devi. Her position is such that she sometimes chastises Srimati Radharani and Sri Krishna, but it is all for Their satisfaction and joy, she has no other intention.
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Sri Lalita Saptami at our Soquel Ashram, California, 19 September 2004.
26 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio
Lalita Devi's Glory. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the position of the dearmost of Sri Rupa and Sri Radha. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam completed 70 years ago today. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami writes at the conclusion of the book:
"At the charming new temple of the name Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, situated on the banks of the holy river Ganga, at Sri Dham Nabadwip, and in the association of the devotees, in the shelter of the lotus feet of the Divine Master and the Supreme Lord Sri Chaitanyadev this work was completed on the Holy Advent Day of Sri Lalita Devi - the seventh day of the bright moon of Bhadra in the year 457 Gaurabda (7th September 1943)."
And Srila Govinda Maharaj describes that this book "is the crown-jewel of divine literatures as the eternal elixir of life for the exclusively surrendered souls, the bestower of the perpetual relish of full-fledged nectar, and the awakening and sustaining fountainhead of life in Divine Consorthood."
(Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritam is available as a 14.7 MB pdf document.)
7 September 2013
La Guia del Afecto por Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj. Nuevo título disponible en el Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram de Caracas. Más información por los teléfonos (+58) 212 7541257.
Spanish edition of Affectionate Guidance by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now available. Vrinda Devi Dasi, Ramakrishna Prabhu and Gaurachandra Prabhu translated this 270 page book with assistance and consultation of others. It is printed in Colombia with the help of Hriday Krishna Prabhu. For more information kindly phone phone: (+58) 2127541257.
Written offerings soon, please, for Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Appearance Anniversary Festival, to be held on 6th October. Kindly email offerings for including in this year's compilation book to:
4 September 2013
Auspicious launch of our Portuguese Srimad Bhagavad Gita - O Tesouro Oculto do Doce Absoluto. Based on the translation by Sripad B.V. Tapasvi Maharaj of the second English edition, it is produced in Brazil by a seva team of devotees coordinated by Srila B.V. Trivikram Maharaj.
The book is currently being promoted on a tour. As a result, of the 1,500 copies printed, almost half have already been sold or distributed around the centres. It is also available on their new online e-store: livrariabhaktiyoga.iluria.com. Illustrated report (1 MB pdf document) in English and Portuguese sent by Ananda Moyi Devi Dasi.
2 September 2013
Audio track of the video of the 1980s interview posted on 29th August of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This is made available by request of the devotees unable to download the large video file:
51 minutes, 11+ MB mp3 audio
Spoken Revealed Truth the new book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now available in higher quality mp3 format, also by request of the devotees. The full book in separate chapter files:
Download individual chapters or all at once. 23 files, mp3 audio, total size 472 MB.
29 August 2013
Sri Sri Nandotsava. Appearance of Visvavarenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
Video: 1980s interview with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Sripad Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj of Brazil asks Srila Gurudev about Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad's relationship with Srila Guru Maharaj. In the course of the interview
Srila Gurudev sweetly clarifies many events of earlier days. An historic video recording from 1982 or soon afterwards:
51 minutes, 150 mov (QuickTime) video
Audio: Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad - grand Guru of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's sampradaya.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recalls their intimate relationship and the lecture he gave when suddenly asked to speak at the opening of the Chandradoya Mandir in Mayapur. "There were many good and big servitors of Srila Saraswati Thakur present at that time, but Krishna chose Abhay Charan De (Srila Swami Maharaj), who was an unknown person. And now he is famous as a Devotee General of Srila Saraswati Thakur ... Everybody must pay obeisance to him."
Informal discourse. 20 July 1990:
29 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
28 August 2013
Sri Sri Krishna Janmastami. Complete fast until midnight (then no grains).
Krishna's Supernatural Birth. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Vasudev's vision in Mathura. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
Audio: Sri Krishna Janmastami, 2008. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Krishna's janma-lila, birth Pastimes, and affirms that many research scholars, with their sadhana, have got much realistic ideal of Krishna, and that is the form of Krishna divided within three characters. One is He who is the Supreme, Brajeswar tanaya, the son of Nanda Maharaj and of Mother Yasoda; second is the son of Vasudev and Devaki, the Mathura Krishna; and third is Krishna the hero of the special kings' group and the creator of Kurukshetra fighting arrangements, the Dwaraka Krishna. These three characters of Krishna are positive and progressive and always eternal, transcendental. But Krishna who is Nanda Maharaj and Yasoda Devi's son is not leaving Vrindavan.
Informal discourse on Sri Krishna Janmastami, speaking live with the St. Petersburg Math via Internet from Kolkata on 24 August 2008:
30 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
27 August 2013
Spoken Book. Remainder of the reading of Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume 2 book by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Chapter 7 - A Holy Day:
46 minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 8 - Approaching the Higher World:
25 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 9 - The Divine Agent:
52 minutes, 12 MB mp3 audio
Chapter 10 - Supersubjective Reality:
21+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio
Chapter 11 - Loving Surrender:
9 minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio
Chapter 12 - Earnestness:
12 minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter Appendix 1 - Sri Guru Arati:
5+ minutes, 1+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter Appendix 2 - Pranam Mantra and 'The Guardian of Devotion and His Divine Servitor':
14 minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio
23 August 2013
Spoken Book. Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion, Volume 2 book by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Reading of the first half of the book:
Title and Foreword:
4+ minutes, 1 MB mp3 audio
Chapter 1 - Invite Vasudeva to the Throne of Your Heart:
6+ minutes, 1+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 2 - The Eye to See the Dham:
28 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 3 - Bhajan - Real and Apparent:
46 minutes, 10+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 4 - Heralding the Twilight:
28 minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 5 - The Krishna Sun:
29+ minutes, 6+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 6 - Perspectives on the Absolute:
26 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio
(Remainder to follow soon.)
21 August 2013
Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladeva. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha Govinda.
Invitation to our Annual Kartik Pilgrimage to Govardhan, Vrindavan and possibly other pilgrimage places in northern India. This year's organised pilgrimage departs by train from Kolkata on 30 October, returning after approximately two weeks. Requested donation of US$150 equivalent in rupees includes all travel, (2nd class non-a/c), shared accommodation and prasadam. Please let us know soon if you plan to attend.
18 August 2013
Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.
Audio. Srila Rupa Goswami disappearance discourse, 1994. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj talks about the exclusive position of Srila Rupa Goswami and the special affection Mahaprabhu had for him. Srila Gurudev says that Mahaprabhu, after reading the sloka Srila Rupa Goswami composed about His feelings in Jagannath Kshetra, asks Srila Swarup Damodar: "Oh Swarup, in which way can Rupa understand My mind?" Swarup Damodar replies: "Oh it is very easy to know, that is, Your full blessings he has got in Prayag. You have given everything to him." (09:55/14:47)
Informal discourse, 18 August 1994.
31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
Sri Rupa's Feet. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Srila Narottam Thakur's prayers to Sri Rupa. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
11 August 2013
Spoken Book. Remainder of Heart and Halo by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, read by Sripad B.S. Tridandi Maharaj. This book is also available in pdf format (250 KB).
PART TWO - The Way Home:
Chapter 4 - Delusion, Divinity and the Real Devotee:
21 minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio
Chapter 5 - Transcendental Knowledge:
9+ minutes, 2+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 6 - The Sweetest Struggle:
25 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 7 (last chapter) - Heart and Halo:
16+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio
10 August 2013
Disappearance of Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj.
Audio. Srila Vamsi Das Babaji Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj gives an informal discourse on this day in 1985.
"He was the only 'sadhu' who had recognition from our Guru Maharaj as sadhu - Vamsi Das Babaji. He was living in the strict sense the life of a babaji, indifferent to the world."
20 August 1985:
16 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
Video: Video download button added to the Vimeo link of Forced to Drink Nectar re-posted recently on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website on the occasion of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival. This is an historic video of Srila Govinda Maharaj addressing the festival in honour of Srila Guru Maharaj ten days after his disappearance in 1988. It can now be downloaded and is available in two qualities.
9 August 2013
Spoken Book. First part of Heart and Halo by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, compiled and read by Sripad B.S. Tridandi Maharaj.
Title and Foreword:
6+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio
PART ONE - The Soul and the Supreme Shelter:
Chapter 1 - The Key is in Your Own Hand:
14 minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 2 - Journey to the Centre:
21 minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio
Chapter 3 - The Real Judgment of Love:
21 minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio
(PART TWO to follow soon.)
Australia. Sripad Keshava Maharaj's recent visit to Australia proved a great morale booster for the whole devotional community. Webpage of pictures sent by Madhura Priya Devi Dasi sharing an evening programme at the Red Cross Hall, Murwillumbah, where Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj himself led a devotee gathering way back in 1992.
6 August 2013
Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Audio. Srila Guru Maharaj's disappearance festival 1999. Kirtan and informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on the Disappearance Festival day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 1999.
"Srila Guru Maharaj's godbrothers like Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj, Madhusudan Maharaj, Paramahamsa Maharaj, etc. when they were giving lecture they would consider Guru Maharaj not only as Guru but as representative of Vrindavan Dham, and that he was born here as a manifestation of non-different form with Radharani. They were all godbrothers and we were very surprised to hear."
Srila Gurudev speaking in Saint Petersburg, 11 August, 1999:
33 minutes, 7.8 MB mp3 audio
Spoken: Pranam mantra and glories of Srila Guru Maharaj described in the Appendix of Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Volume 2:
14 minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio
5 August 2013
Sri Vyasa-Puja of Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj held recently throughout Russia and other locations:
Festival in Kiev, Ukraine, held with Srila Avadhut Maharaj personally present.
Picture pages of the Moscow festival led by Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj.
(Web-pages translated via Google Translate.)
22 July 2013
Sri Guru-Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya (when started on Purnima as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).
Audio: Sri Guru-Purnima day discourse. Amongst other topics, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes a remarkable debate between Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and a big pandit. That pandit was so impressed by Srila Guru Maharaj that he wanted his association at the time of passing from this world.
"Today is Sanatan Goswami Prabhu's tirobhav (disappearance), and Vyasadev's avirbhav (appearance) happened on this purnima (full moon). And Nityananda Prabhu today did Vyasa-Puja in the house of Srivas Pandit, and ... Srivas Pandit organised this by order of Mahaprabhu."
Srila Gurudev speaking on Sri Guru-Purnima, 30 July 2007:
9 minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio
15 July 2013
Audio: A holy place is not for enjoyment, a holy place is for service. Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj on his verandah in Nabadwip encourages the devotees to understand why Srila Sridhar Maharaj made this temple.
"You have to understand our conception. You have to read Srila Sridhar Maharaj's books and to read Srila Gurudev's books. I am telling many times, 'Read the books'."
5+ minutes, 1+ MB mp3 audio
10 July 2013
Rathayatra of Sri Jagannath Dev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu and Sriman Sivananda Sen.
Audio: Sri Jagannath Rathayatra. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj points out the generous opportunity given by Lord Jagannath for Westerners to have His darshan during this festival, and describes the correct mood for us when we come in front of Him.
Originally posted by Madhusudan Prabhu as part of his krsna.cc Internet Radio series. Srila Gurudev speaking on 8 July 2005:
12 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
Live Ratha Yatra coverage from Jagannath Puri, via the Orissan website link: http://rathyatra.fullorissa.com.
United Through Affection. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj summarises the hidden messages exchanged during Ratha Yatra posted on the Math's Sri GaudiyaDarshan website.
9 July 2013
Gundicha Marjan: cleaning Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning all Temples of the Lord.
Sri Gundicha Marjan Lila Rahasya. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur explains the secret behind the cleansing of the Gundicha Temple. An English translation of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's commentary on Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Madhya-lila, 12.135 posted on the Math's Sri GaudiyaDarshan website.
8 July 2013
Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
Audio: Glorification of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Gadadhar Pandit. During this hour long informal discourse Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes fine points of Srila Gadadhar Pandit's and Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's moods of devotion.
Srila Govinda Maharaj humbly then discusses, with examples, how he composed slokas, built Srila Guru Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, etc. due to reciprocation with the transcendental plane.
1 July 1992:
63 minutes, 14+ MB m4a (aac) audio
5 July 2013
Spoken Book. Remainder of the reading of Revealed Truth the new book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Chapter 13 - The Transcendental Service World:
54 minutes, 13 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 14 - The Transcendental Vibration Form of the Lord:
63 minutes, 15 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 15 - Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Mood of Devotion:
37 minutes, 9 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 16 - Serving Under Proper Guidance:
62 minutes, 15 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 17 - Recognising Devotion:
45 minutes, 10+ MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 18 - Inconceivable Glory:
53 minutes, 12+ MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 19 - The Next Edition of Radha Krishna's Pastimes:
59 minutes, 14 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 20 - The Finest Conception:
46 minutes, 11 MB m4a (aac) audio
Appendix - The Ten Offences to the Holy Name:
7+ minutes, 2 MB m4a (aac) audio
About the Author:
26 minutes, 6+ MB m4a (aac) audio
3 July 2013
Spoken Book. Reading Chapters 11 and 12 of Revealed Truth the new book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Chapter 11 - Spiritual Revolution:
44 minutes, 10+ MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 12 - Surrender:
37 minutes, 8+ MB m4a (aac) audio
1 July 2013
Video. Video Channel launched today on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website, with the aim to make weekly postings. Launching the Video Channel seven videos of Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj are currently available, each with subtitles to assist the viewer.
Spoken Book. Reading Chapters 9 and 10 of Revealed Truth the new book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Chapter 9 - Perfect Harmony:
54 minutes, 13 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 10 - Spiritual Evolution:
41 minutes, 10 MB m4a (aac) audio
28 June 2013
Appearance of Srila Vakresvara Pandit.
Spoken Book. Reading Chapter 8 of Revealed Truth the new book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Chapter 8 - The Waves of Kama and Prema:
56+ minutes, 13+ MB m4a (aac) audio
27 June 2013
Spoken Book. Reading Chapters 6 and 7 of Revealed Truth the newly published book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Chapter 6 - The Evolution of Consciousness:
45 minutes, 11 MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 7 - The Waves of Birth and Death:
38+ minutes, 9 MB m4a (aac) audio
25 June 2013
Spoken Book. Reading Chapter 5 of Revealed Truth the newly published book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Chapter 5 - The Emporium of All Rasa:
58 minutes, 14 MB m4a (aac) audio
24 June 2013
Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rsabhdev Das Adhikari.
Audio: Syamananda Prabhu. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells the story of Syamananda Prabhu finding Srimati Radharani's ankle bell and receiving a special tilak mark on his forehead by the touch of that ankle bell. Srila Sridhar Maharaj explains that Syamananda Prabhu changed from sakhya-rasa to madhura-rasa "by a special dispensation of the Absolute."
30 July 1983:
13 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
22 June 2013
Spoken Book. Reading of Chapters 3 and 4 of Revealed Truth the newly published book by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:
Chapter 3: 45+ minutes, 11+ MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 4: 39+ minutes, 9+ MB m4a (aac) audio
20 June 2013
Audio. Spoken Book: Revealed Truth by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now being made available as a spoken book by request of the devotees.
The fully laid out pdf book is available to download from the e-books section of the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
The spoken Preface and first two chapters are available here, with the remaining chapters to follow in the coming days:
Title and Preface: 10+ minutes, 2+ MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 1: 32+ minutes, 7+ MB m4a (aac) audio
Chapter 2: 25+ minutes, 6+ MB m4a (aac) audio
5 June 2013
Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
Audio: Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, 1982. A wonderful discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
"His heart is so full of devotion towards Nityananda and Sri Gauranga. We pray to him for a drop of that kind of pure and intense devotion towards Gaura-Nityananda from his feet." In the latter part of this recording Srila Guru Maharaj recites and explains the pranam mantrams to Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga composed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
18 April 1982:
36+ minutes, 8.9 MB mp3 audio
29 May 2013
Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Raya.
Meeting, teachings and qualities of Sri Ramananda Raya sweetly and authoritatively discussed in the chapter The Next Edition of Radha-Krishna's Pastimes of the recently published book Revealed Truth by Srila Govinda Maharaj. 1.8 MB pdf file.
24 May 2013
Sri Nrsimha-chaturdasi: Appearance day of Sri Nrsimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).
My Connection is All-in-All. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains how Prahlad Maharaj illuminates the meaning of Srimad Bhagavad-gita. Article posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
Audio: Sri Nrsimha Chaturdasi, 1996 in Hawaii. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks extensively about this day:
"Whoever is worshipping Nrsimhadev, all the disturbance in their spiritual life Nrsimhadev is ousting through His divine glance. This is very famous in India. Today the whole of India is worshipping Nrsimhadev and Prahlad Maharaj... The puja system of Nrsimhadev is organised in the Puranas in this way: first they will worship Prahlad then they will worship Nrsimhadev. Then Nrsimhadev will be very happy."
Lord Nrsimhadev's appearance day, 1 May 1996:
76+ minutes, 18+ MB mp3 audio
Harmonist article: Sree Nrisinghadeva in English, first published in May 1931.
"Sree Nrisinghadeva graciously made His Appearance in this world, that is to say to the actual view of unbelievers, at a very early stage in the evolution of the theistic consciousness of the human race."
500 K pdf file of scans of the original magazine (cleaned up and re-posted).
23 May 2013
Krishna Search launched with the goal to provide searchable digital access to all of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's publications in a format suited to modern desktop computers and mobile devices. A team of devotees from around the world has collaborated to put together the library. The project is overseen by Sripad Tyagi Maharaj, and special mention needs to be given to Giridhari Prabhu of Hungary whose knowledge of web design and programming has made it all possible, and to Chinmoydev Prabhu, Mahamantra Prabhu and Krishnendrani Devi Dasi of Turkey who led the devotees in preparing the texts and layout. This 'Krishna Search' is a work in progress, with more titles being added to the library as they become available.
17 May 2013
Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga-puja).
Nabadwip. Chandan Yatra journey by Sriman Mahaprabhu 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 took place last Monday. Mahaprabhu will stay there alongside Sri Giriraj throughout the 21 days of Chandan Yatra and daily engage in boating Pastimes accompanied by Hari-nam sankirtan. Webpage of pictures.
15 May 2013
Appearance of Sripad Shankaracharya.
Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.
Shankaracharya's Himalayan cave beneath the ancient tree where it is said he meditated and wrote his famous Shanraka-bhasya commentary on Vedanta-darshan. Pictures taken this morning by Ananda Vardhan Prabhu of Russia as he researches the practicalities of organising devotional pilgrimages to the Himalayas.
12 May 2013
Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.
The Embodiment of Tranquility. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifies Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj. Translated from a Bengali article originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, May 1956, posted here in English on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
11 May 2013
Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's definitive article on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's paramount sacrifice. Translated from a Bengali article originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, August 1956, and posted here in English on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website.
23 April 2013
Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Audio: Disappearance Festival 2012 evening address in English by Srila B.B. Avadhut Maharaj in Govardhan, the day of installation of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's murti in his pushpa-samadhi, Govardhan, and the second anniversary of His Divine Grace's disappearance.
"Without Guru Vaishnava we have no connection with this (divine) reality... but Guru will always come to you if you have eyes to see. We do not only see Guru in a murti form but in every disciple's heart."
Govardhan, 4 April 2012:
17+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio
20 April 2013
The Auspicious Advent of Sri Ramachandra ~ Guru of the Three Worlds by Jagamohini Devi Dasi. Originally posted as a webpage on Sri Rama-navami last year on our California Ashram's sevaashram.net website, this is now made available in simplified ePub format as well as a simplified html file for easy reading on portable devices.
19 April 2013
Sri Rama-navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.
Audio: Sri Rama-navami, 1998. Srila Gurudev talks briefly about the life of Lord Ramachandra and calls our attention to the importance of Hanumanji in the Lord's Pastimes. "Hanumanji was the best servant of Ramachandra. Without Hanumanji we cannot worship Ramachandra, this is the main part of the story of Ramachandra's Pastimes. Without Hanumanji's satisfaction, if we will do anything it will not be fruitful. It is necessary to get mercy from Hanumanji. We are praying to Hanumanji to save our spiritual life and material life also."
Informal discourse in Govardhan by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Lord Ramachandra's Appearance Day, 2 April 1998:
6+ minutes, 1.5 MB mp3 audio
18 April 2013
Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima discourses 2013, Nabadwip:
Adivas of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Srila Ashram Maharaj gives the history as to how Srila Gurudev started the Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikramas from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
14 minutes, 3.6 MB mp3 audio
2nd day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Sripad Tyagi Maharaj speaks at the Temple of Vishnupriya Devi's deity of Sriman Mahaprabhu:
9 minutes, 2.3+ MB mp3 audio
Sri Gaura Purnima: Srila Goswami Maharaj addresses all the devotees in the main programme on the evening of Mahaprabhu's Appearance Day and explains the supremacy of Mahaprabhu:
13 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
Gaura Purnima day: Srila Avadhut Maharaj briefly speaks following on from Srila Goswami Maharaj, discussing the appearance of Mahaprabhu:
3+ minutes, 900 K mp3 audio
Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav: Srila Acharya Maharaj stresses the main obstacles to receive pure devotion: kanak, kamini and pratistha. He then expresses the challenges he faces as the Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, and prays for Gurudev's grace and protection:
21+ minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Sripat Hapaniya festival: Srila Janardan Maharaj speaks in glorification of Srila Guru Maharaj Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and encourages the devotees to take shelter at his feet with all their capacity:
16+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio
15 April 2013
Appearance of Sripad Ramanujacharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hridaya Bon Maharaj.
Audio: Sri Ramanuja Acharya. "Ramanuja Acharya lived near about 125 years, we are told. Of all the acharyas, the first opposition was given from the Vaishnava section towards Sankar's mayavad, by Ramanuja Acharya." Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 23 February 1983:
28 minutes, 6.5 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima. Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj reflects on Srila Sridhar Maharaj's teachings about how Nabadwip is for the benefit of the fallen section. A talk on the Appearance Day of Sri Gauranga Sundar, 25 March 2005:
45 minutes, 10.3 MB mp3 audio
Invitation to our annual pilgrimage for Sri Jagannath Rathayatra in Puri from 5th to 14th July inclusive (departing from and returning to Kolkata). If you wish to participate in this year's Puri Pilgrimage, please let us know soon. In order to help cover costs, the requested donation is Rs5,000 which is inclusive of shared accommodation at our Sevak Bhavan Guesthouse in Puri, Prasadam, and local bus excursions from Puri. The donation includes travel Kolkata to Puri to Kolkata by 2nd Class non-AC sleeper train.
If you would like to stay and serve at our Temples in India after the festivals, please contact us. Your service would be much appreciated.
28 March 2013
Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Misra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival.
Mahananda Prabhu Bhakti Ranjan becomes Sripad Bhakti Ranjan Madhusudan Maharaj by receiving the holy order of tridandi sannyas yesterday from Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj in the presence of all the Acharyas of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. The initiation took place on Srila Guru Maharaj Srila Sridhar Maharaj's veranda. "Srila Guru Maharaj and Srila Gurudev suddenly and powerfully made their wish clear in different ways, with the assertions of the Acharyas as the catalyst. I pray that they and all the Vaishnavas may give their grace at every step."
27 March 2013
Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine Appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand Festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Vasantotsav and Dolyatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and Maha-Sankirttana. Start of 528 Gaurabda year.
Audio: Sri Gaura Purnima 2004, most inspiring address to the devotees by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Nabadwip.
6 March 2004:
18+ minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio
Audio:. Sri Gaura Purnima 1990. Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks at Sri Gaura Purnima, Nabadwip Dham. The first audio file is likely from Srila Gurudev's veranda on the day of the programme. Prepared and posted on the web by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi.
12 March 1990, Nabadwip:
3 audio files posted on archive.org
iCal Vaishnava Calendar is now available for the year from this Sri Gaura-Purnima up to next Sri Gaura-Purnima, prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu of Australia.
26 March 2013
Adhivas observance ceremony of the Appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudvip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, etc.
Audio: Chanting Sri Madhavendra Puri's qualities. Sri Gaura Purnima adhivas day, 2003, Internet radio address by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Srila Gurudev describes the Pastimes and glories of Sri Madhavendra Puri, then highlights the fortune of all the devotees in this present age.
First posted by Sripad Madhusudan Prabhu on his krsna.cc website.
19 March 2000:
24 minutes, 5+ MB mp3 audio
Grand celebrations under way in Nabadwip for Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and Sri Gaura Purnima festivals led by Srila Acharya Maharaj and, from abroad: Srila Janardan Maharaj, Srila Ashram Maharaj, Srila Goswami Maharaj, Srila Avadhut Maharaj, Srila Trivikram Maharaj, Sripad Akinchan Maharaj, Sripad Parvat Maharaj, Sripad Bharati Maharaj and Sripad Tyagi Maharaj.
With thousands of Indians and over 300 Westerners present, this is likely to be the biggest festival ever held at the Math. Hundreds of pictures posted by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his vaisnavadarshan.com website.
24 March 2013
Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Audio: Srila Madhavendra Puri. Wonderful informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Madhavendra Puri.
"Madhavendra Puri is accepted as the ankura (sprout) of Gaudiya Vaishnava faith, a sannyasi who got the spark of Vrindavan's love divine in his heart. He expressed symptoms in that way, and from him generally the Gaudiya Vaishnava school is traced."
8 March 1982:
37+ minutes, 8.6 MB mp3 audio
The pontifical position of Sri Madhavendra Puri, by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. This article first appeared in The Harmonist in February 1935. Reproduced here as a text webpage as well as scans of the original printing (500K pdf file).
New Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2014 is now posted here. The ical and printed editions will be available shortly.
10 March 2013
Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)
Audio: Lord Shiva. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains clearly the different aspects of Lord Shiva and his position as Rudra and Sadashiva. "The consciousness which is in connection with misconception - not proper conception but misconception - eternally connected, that sort of consciousness has got Shiva. And Sadashiva is a little higher consciousness of Shiva which is tending towards Vaikuntha service."
21 December 1981:
17+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio
2 March 2013
The 140th 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.
Audio: Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's divine appearance, 2005. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj sings the famous song Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam composed by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj about Srila Saraswat Thakur's divine appearance. Srila Gurudev then continues to extensively glorify Srila Saraswati Thakur.
"You are all in the group of Srila Saraswati Thakur's divine servitors, you all, all over the world. Not only our mission, so many missions manifested in this world after Saraswati Thakur and all is the divine group of Srila Saraswati Thakur's servants. And finally the whole world has got that ecstasy of the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra ... The supreme mantram in this age of kali yuga; that comes from Srila Saraswati Thakur through his divine associates. Then everything is very glorious today."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Bhagavan Srila B.S. Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's appearance day, 28 February 2005. A particularly clear recording:
49+ minutes, 11+ MB mp3 audio
You can follow the song by reading here Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam (pdf file).
My Guru-Puja, by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, published in the English magazine The Harmonist as his response to his 58th Anniversary Sri Vyasa Puja celebrations, 26th February 1932. Available here as a 1.1 MB pdf document of the scanned pages.
Also now available as a text webpage.
My Advice. Principles taught by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur published in the Bengali magazine Sri Gaudiya Darshan in 1956. Posted here in Bengali with English translation on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website. Succinct, clear and very important.
28 February 2013
Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.
Religion of the Heart, 2nd Edition by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, newly available as an improved quality pdf file (3.6 MB), as well as an additional pdf version formatted for iPhone, iTouch, etc. (1.2 MB).
This book is posted today
in remembrance of Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj who compiled it with so much heart and dedication, and who passed away on this day in 2010.
Ekachakra. Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Festival in over 300 pictures posted by Nimai Chandra Prabhu on his vaisnavadarshan.com website, with additional photos posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
27 February 2013
Audio: Attachment to the Lord is necessary. The day after Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Festival in Ekachakra, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives a class to the many Western devotees gathered on his veranda. Recorded and prepared for the web by Mahamantra Prabhu.
24 February 2013:
40+ minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio
25 February 2013
Purnima (full moon). Appearance of Srila Narottama Das Thakur. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsava.
Sri Narottama Prabhor Ashtakam. In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur's appearance day, a composition about him in joyous remembrance by Srila Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakur. Posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
23 February 2013
Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Fast until noon. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.
Audio: Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, 1982. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains his composition Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam in glorification of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. A devotee reads the verses one by one, and Srila Sridhar Maharaj gives light to his writings.
This recording starts on the 3rd line of the 9th verse.
Nabadwip, 6 February 1982:
34+ minutes, 8 MB mp3 audio
You may also follow the verses by reading here Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam (pdf file).
Audio: Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance, 1996. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj recites Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's entire Sanskrit poetry Sriman Nityananda Dvadasakam. Then, continues chanting the glories of Lord Nityananda. "Nityananda Prabhu is bestowing mercy upon the conditioned souls and taking the conditioned souls from a very low level to the higher level. And all is very happily happening by the grace of Nityananda Prabhu."
Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day, 2 February 1996:
28+ minutes, 6.6 MB mp3 audio
Audio: Srila Govinda Maharaj sings Nitai Pada Kamala in a very sweet and unique way with no kartals
or mrdanga and with only a few devotees present. Also Srila Gurudev chants the full Sriman
Nityananda Dvadasakam composed by Srila Sridhar Maharaj.
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 14 May 1990, prepared for the web and posted on archive.org by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi:
12+ minutes, 7 MB mp3 audio
And available here at a lower file size for those with slower or limited Internet:
2.9 MB mp3 audio.
Sitio en la red en español, <<Sadhu-sanga>>, inaugurado hoy, el día de la Aparición de Sri Nityananda Prabhu, por devotos de México, con el fin de presentar artículos, extractos de libros y noticias en español. Con la devocional asistencia técnica de Srimati Tapananandini Devi Dasi, de Mérida.
Spanish 'Sadhu-sanga' website inaugurated today, Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day, by the Mexican devotees for presenting articles, book excerpts and news in Spanish. 'Sadhu-sanga' is made with the devotional and technical help of Srimati Tapananandini Devi Dasi of Merida.
20 February 2013
Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.
Audio: Sri Ramanuja Acharya. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells a short story about Sri Ramanuja Acharya and his desire to deliver the whole of humanity. "Ramanuja told: 'My master, your mantram is infallible. it will produce its desired result, I am sure of that, so let these persons get released. Be satisfied with their fulfilment of life. And by breaking your order, I shall have to go to eternal hell. I am ready for that, my master.' "
2 November 1982:
5+ minutes, 1.3 MB mp3 audio
19 February 2013
Disappearance of Srila Madhvacharya.
Selected references regarding Srila Madhvacharya in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, compiled in remembrance of his disappearance day today.
17 February 2013
Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.
Audio: Srila Advaita Acharya appearance day, 2003. "If Advaita Acharya Prabhu was not merciful to us, we would not get Gauranga Mahaprabhu, and if we would not get Gauranga Mahaprabhu then we could not understand properly Krishna and Krishna-lila."
Discourse for a Radio Programme by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Kolkata. 8 February, 2003.
34+ minutes, 7.9 MB mp3 audio
15 February 2013
Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. Sri Saraswati Puja. Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi. Appearance of Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath das Goswami, and Srila Raghunandana Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Viswanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarupa Parvat Maharaj.
Audio: Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami, 1984. Informal discourse on this special day of Sri Saraswati Puja and the appearance day of Vishnu Priya Devi, Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunandana Thakur and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and the disappearance day of Srila Viswanath Chakravarti Thakur, Srimad B.V. Bharati Maharaj and Srimad B.S. Parvat Maharaj.
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks extensively about all the above personalities, 7 February 1984:
Part A, 36+ minutes, 8.5 MB mp3 audio
Part B, 40+ minutes, 9.3 MB mp3 audio
5 February 2013
Audio: The key to open the chamber is with Sri Guru. Discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 1 March 1990, prepared for the web and posted on archive.org by Jamuna Priya Devi Dasi:
16 minutes, 9.7 MB mp3 audio
And available here at a lower file size for those with slower or limited Internet: 3.8 MB mp3 audio.
2 February 2013
Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.
Audio: "Jayadev Goswami, a great devotee poet,was writing a book in Sanskrit about Krishna-lila, inspired by Him. Then he came to a place where Radha Krishna were in their secret union with so many sentiments and feelings coming and going. Krishna is trying His best to pacify Radharani in His favour with so much eagerness that He is about to say that 'I want to serve Your holy feet, please extend them to Me.' Jayadev could not write this. It came before his pen, but he shuddered, 'How can I say that Krishna, the highest God, will pray for the holy feet of Radharani to serve them? I can't!' He stopped there and went to take bath in the Ganges. In the meantime Krishna Himself came in the form of Jayadev himself..."
Discourse by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, 26 January 1983:
10 minutes, 2.3 MB mp3 audio
23 January 2013
Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.
Jagadish Pandit. A short excerpt from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita about Jagadish Pandit, whose appearance is celebrated today.
16 January 2013
Krishna's call. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains Sriman Mahaprabhu's motivations for taking sannyas. Posted on the Math's GaudiyaDarshan.com website:
"Not caring for the cold during this winter season at all, He went. There was so much heat within His body and mind. He was heated on one side by viraha, feeling separation from Krishna, and on the other side by the duty of preaching to the world about Krishna."
15 January 2013
Remembrance of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas-lila.
Audio: Mahaprabhu's Pastimes of separation. Srila Guru Maharaj describes the last day of Nimai Pandit's stay at his home in Nabadwip and His recommendation that each day, whatever you do, to always go on with consciousness of Krishna. He describes the separation of his young wife Vishnupriya Devi Dasi, and how later Mahaprabhu left his sandals to help her get relief from separation.
Srila Guru Maharaj gives a summary of Mahaprabhu's activities in the years after receiving
Discourse by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj, 13 January 1982, Nabadwip.
13 minutes, 3 MB mp3 audio
Sri Nimai Sannyas. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj expresses the grief-stricken hearts of the residents of Nabadwip in a Bengali poem published in Sri Gaudiya Darshan, June 1967. Transliterated, translated into English and posted on the Math's gaudiyadarshan.com website.
9 January 2013
Audio: Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance festival 2013. Recent morning class by Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj at our Nabadwip Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
"Srila Sridhar Maharaj, after the disappearance of Saraswati Thakur, also composed a short verse: nikhila bhuvana maya ... the theme of which being: May 'Bhakti Siddhanta vani', may Prabhupad's teachings play within our hearts. Once he remarked that on this day Prabhupad became vani, or he assumed form fully as his expression, as his word ... Through the teaching of the guru we find the association of the guru, we find connection with the guru. So, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and all of its preaching is basically the expression of this prayer: May the word of Bhakti Siddhanta play within our hearts."
Nabadwip, 1st January 2013.
49 minutes, 11 MB mp3 audio
8 January 2013
Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya Maharaj.
Excerpt about Devananda Pandit from Sermons of the Guardian of the Devotion Volume III by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
"Mahaprabhu suddenly one day said, 'Oh, that Devananda Pandit, he teaches Bhagavatam to so many students, but he himself does not know its real purport. He is spreading poison in the name of Bhagavatam. I shall go and tear up his books!' Inspired one day with such a spirit Mahaprabhu suddenly ran towards that place, but Srivas Pandit, and others perhaps, stopped Him, saying, 'No, no, this won't look good for you.' "
5 January 2013
Sripat Bamunpara pilgrimage. A full day of kirtan and Hari-katha. Webpages of pictures with captions as several coach loads of devotees visit three special places associated with Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's young and youth Pastimes:
Nadanghat, where Srila Gurudev stayed immediately before joining the Math;
Sripat Bamunpara, Srila Gurudev's appearance place and our beautiful Sri Chaitanya Sridhar Govinda Seva Ashram;
Denur, the nearby place of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, the author of Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat.
3 January 2013
Audio: Sri Vyasa Puja discourses by Sripad B.B. Avadhut Maharaj and Sripad Mahananda Prabhu with translation to Bengali by Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj, on Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's 84th Appearance Festival. In addition Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Sripad B.P. Tirtha Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj all spoke extensively, mainly in Bengali, chanting Srila Gurudev's glories.
Nabadwip, 30 December 2012:
31+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio
Nabadwip. Walking around Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math seeing the beautiful, neat and tidy grounds of the Math the day before Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Two webpages of pictures with captions taken on 29th December.
1 January 2013
Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. (New Year's Day.)
Audio: Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance day, 1983. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks about the last moments of his Srila Guru Maharaj in this world.
"We were rendering duty in his sick bed, I was also among them, my duty was from 2 o'clock at night to 4 o'clock in the morning. Just before 24 hours of his departure he called for me and asked me to sing a song: Sri Rupa Manjari pada sei mora sampada, this famous song which is supposed to be the highest realisation of any Gaudiya Vaishnava devotee. Then after 24 hours, on the first of January early morning he left the world."
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's disappearance day, 4 January 1983:
11+ minutes, 2.7 MB mp3 audio
Nabadwip. Sri Vyasa Puja of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj held in a well-attended, sweet, lively festival in his dear Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Three webpages of pictures with captions.
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