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24 December 2014

Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.

The Day of Separation from Sri Jiva. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj glorifies Srila Jiva Goswami's service to the sampradaya. Translated from a Bengali lecture published in Sri Gaudiya Darsan, December 1956. Posted on the Math's website.

8 December 2014

The grand 86th 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: Glories of Srila Govinda Maharaj. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells several stories in praise of Srila Govinda Maharaj including his impressive lecture at the opening of the Chandradoya Mandir, Mayapur; the story of the miser from Rarhadesh who gave Srila Gurudev a cartload of rice saying that he had filled his heart with joy; the medicine he gave to Srila Sridhar Maharaj when he was very sick which, in the words of Srila Guru Maharaj, "gave me new life"; among others. Srila Sridhar Maharaj confirms "He has got something from his previous life... he has got some siddhi".
A talk given on the occasion of Srila Sridhar Maharaj's Vyasa Puja, a day after Srila Govinda Maharaj's sannyas ceremony. Nabadwip, 7 November 1985:
16+ minutes, 3.8 MB mp3 audio

24 October 2014

Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure of the cows). Sri Govardhan Puja. Annakut Mahotsav: Grand festival and puja to Sri Sri Anugiriraj at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and Sri Gupta-Govardhan Puja festival at Sri Govinda Kunda in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.

A Dwelling Near Sri Govardhan. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu's Sri Sri Govardhana-vasa-prarthana-dasakam. The preferred prayer to Sri Govardhan of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Posted on the Math's website.

Residence in Sri Govardhan. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the respectful and liberal mood of the Lord's servants there. Transcription from an informal talk on 28 August 1983. Posted on the Math's website.

3 October 2014

Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya.

Jewel-like Truths. The fundamental principles of the school of pure devotion. On the appearance day of Srimad Madhva Acharya, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj cited the following verses which summarise the primary conclusions of the Gaudiya sampradaya. Read more... Posted on the Math's website

25 September 2014

Appearance festival of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharya and Sevaite Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Nabadwip. Sri Vyasa Puja of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. A joyous and grand celebration was held in Nabadwip today in honour of the holy appearance of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. Devotees flew in from USA, Russia, and Malaysia, and also travelled across India to join the festival, which was also attended by dignitary sannyasis from Mayapur.

8 September 2014

Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

Inconceivable Grace. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj summarises the departure of Srila Haridas Thakur. Partial transcription posted on the Math's website of the audio with summary posted in 2003 of Srila Gurudev's talk this day of 9 September 2003.

Grand Inauguration of the new West London Centre fulfilling one of the last wishes of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Sripad Devashis Prabhu wrote of the festival held on August 16th:
"It was one of the most wonderful events of my life and I think I will remember the day for as long as I live. I felt it was extremely blessed and joyful and really I felt Srila Gurudev was with us. All of the Acharyas and sannyasis spoke so nicely and even senior dignitary devotees from ISKCON spoke very eloquently and with much appreciation for Srila Guru Maharaj. Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Sundar Radha Giridharijiu shone resplendently in Their new home blessing everyone, and the Mahaprasadam was super excellent. In fact I can hardly remember such an extraordinary feast in my life."
Webpage of photos including a write up by Sripad Bhakti Vigraha Nyasi Maharaj.
Write up by Sripad Devashis Prabhu, the Secretary of London Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Video addresses sent for the occasion by:
  Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: Part 1 | Part 2
  Srila B.B. Avadhut Maharaj
  Srila B.S. Goswami Maharaj
Selected audio recordings of leading devotees at the Festival:
  Devashis Prabhu (Master of Ceremonies)
  Srila B.P. Janardan Maharaj
  Srila B.K. Ashram Maharaj
  Sripad B.V. Nyasi Maharaj
  Srila B.V. Trivikram Maharaj
  Sripad B.C. Parvat Maharaj
  Sripad B.S. Tridandi Maharaj
  Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj
  Sripad Kripamoy Prabhu.

29 June 2014

Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

The Rupanuga Vision of Ratha Yatra. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains why Ratha Yatra is not conducted in Vrindavan and Nabadwip. Posted on the Math's website.

31 May 2014

 Video: Rathayatra cart construction and Sri Sri Chandan Yatra in Puri. Each year local craftsmen construct by hand new carts for the Jagannath Rathayatra Festival, and each evening during the 21 days of Chandan Yatra take place boating Pastimes of the Lord on Narendra Sarovar as respite from the summer heat.
Footage of these events and of our Puri Math and of Puri scenes, taken in 2011:
11 minutes, 22 MB mov video
also in higher quality: 70+ MB mp4 video

 A reminder that if you wish to attend our annual pilgrimage for Sri Jagannath Rathayatra but have not yet informed us, kindly do so soon so we may serve you better. 23rd to 30th June inclusive:  

25 May 2014

Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

thumb"Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur is so merciful to us, otherwise we could not have published this book, Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat. It is non-different from Srimad Bhagavatam. Srimad Bhagavat for Krishna lila, Chaitanya-bhagavat for Chaitanya lila. Srimad Bhagavat's form is explained as the body of Sri Krishna... Chaitanya-bhagavat is like that, Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's whole form is inside there and we are so fortunate it has manifested through our society, and everybody is blessed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance day, 13 May 1996, at our Californian Soquel Ashram during his Divine Grace's 6th World Tour.
40+ minutes, 9+ MB mp3 audio

23 May 2014

 Four more Spoken Books added to our library of free downloads:
Divine Aspiration by Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaj,
Divine Servitor and Divine Guidance each by Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj,
and Hidden Treasure of the Holy Dham Nabadwip (Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya and Sri Nabadwip Bhavataranga) by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

God Is Not Dead - The Testimony of a Fortunate Seeker is a recently published book by Sripad Pushta Krishna Prabhu (Paul H. Dossick MD) especially directed towards newcomers to encourage them to make a sincere search after the truth. Pushta Krishna Prabhu was Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad's secretary for several years and more recently he received much affection and grace from Srila Gurudev Srila Govinda Maharaj. The book is available on Amazon. More information.

19 May 2014

Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

 Attractive Wall Calendar of the Math's Vaishnava Festival Dates up to next Sri Gaura Purnima, with Ekadashi dates for India, and including our present generation of Acharyas' appearance days. Produced by the Russian devotees. Available in two qualities:
Low resolution: both pages (webpage)
High resolution: page 1 | page 2.

16 May 2014

 Sri Govinda Kunda, daily Chandan Yatra Pastimes. Sriman Mahaprabhu's water Pastimes in Sri Govinda Kunda taking place since 2 May, the beginning of the 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Webpage of photos taken on Sri Nrsimha Chaturdashi, 14 May 2014, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip.

15 May 2014

Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj from previous postings on the Math's website:

thumbA Genuine Goswami. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's praise of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. Translated from the daily Nadia Prakas of 7 February 1929.

Appreciate His Success and Rejoice. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's article in praise of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. Translated from Sri Gaudiya Darshan of March 1956.

A Purifying Sun. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's pranam-mantra for Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

4 May 2014

Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

 Invitation to our annual pilgrimage for Sri Jagannath Rathayatra in Puri from 23rd to 30th June inclusive. 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 Rs2,500 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/from Puri. Trains can be booked via the Web or from the tourist booking office on arrival in India.
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.

29 April 2014

Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

 Pandit Sri Gadadhar, the Lord's most intimate associate. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the heart of the Lord's most intimate associate. Posted on the Math's website.

25 April 2014

Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

 Sripad Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers an exalted servant of Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga.
"All of Srila Prabhupad's (Srila Bhakti Siddanta Saraswati Prabhupad's) associates, one by one, are taking leave from this mortal world and depriving the earth of its jewels. Without this great soul, the Gaudiya sampradaya and the servitors of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math are feeling an irreparable loss for which there is no solace." Read more...

20 April 2014

Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.

 Fully Satisfied, Fully Surrendered. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj remembers his dear friend Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj.
"Always, to his last day, he maintained his pure, moral, social, educated character. He was a very good man and very strict. He was firm in his practice, very sincere, and very jolly. He tried to be satisfied under any circumstances." Read more...

28 March 2014

Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

thumbThe Acharya of Srimad Bhagavatam. The glorious service of Sri Raghunath Pandit in Varaha Nagar. This Pastime of Sriman Mahaprabhu visiting Sri Varaha Nagar is described in Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat (Antya-khanda, 5.110–124). Translation plus an excerpt from a related commentary by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta. Posted on the Math's website.

18 March 2014

 The Land of Sweetness. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the essence of Sri Gauda Mandal.
"Gauda Mandal is Vraja Mandal. The word 'Gauda' comes from the word 'gud'. 'Gud' means misti, sweet. When something is sweet, it may be described by the synonym 'gud'. Gud represents sweetness. So Gauda Mandal: "the sweet land". There is no sweetness anywhere like that found in Vrndavan and Nabadwip." Read more... (Posted on the Math's website.)

thumbSri Gaura Purnima photos. Photos of the grand festival held for Sri Gaura Purnima at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Nabadwip. Plus photos of day four of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama as well as of Srila Acharya Maharaj's return to Nabadwip. Posted on the Math's website.

16 March 2014

Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine Appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand Festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Vasantotsav and Dolyatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and Maha-Sankirttana. Start of 529 Gaurabda year.

thumbAudio: Sri Gaura Purnima, 1998. "Actually what Mahaprabhu has shown in His Pastimes, is the exclusive madhurya rasa lila... Radharani's heart and halo not will be manifested with a Yuga-avatar... The Yuga-avatar Krishna's action is to preach the Harinama sankirtan. What we are telling about Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, that he, like Yuga-avatar, gave the whole Krishna conception to the whole world. It is also work of the Yuga-avatar. But the mood of Radharani with heart and halo, only Krishna with Radharani can represent this in front of us - not for us, but for His own interest. "
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Gaura Purnima day, 13 March 1998:
21+ minutes, 5 MB mp3 audio

 Celebrating Sri Gaura Purnima. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes the joy in the devotees' hearts. (Posted on the Math's website.)

 iCal Vaishnava Calendar is now available to Gaura Purnima 2015, prepared by Sadhu Priya Prabhu, for automatic notifications of events on computers and portable devices. Download this iCal file (right click then 'Save Target As...' or similar wording) and add to your iCal application.

 The new Bengali Panjika is now available as a pdf file, being the Vaishnava Calendar from which the English edition is made. (Posted on the Math's website.)

14 March 2014

Third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

thumbNew Vaishnava Calendar up to Sri Gaura Purnima 2015 is now available here. The iCal version for automatic notifications will be available soon.

thumbAudio: Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 1982 talk by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. "Kirtan, sankirtan, is the central service recommended by Mahaprabhu specially for Kali-yuga. Sankirtan: to listen and to reproduce what we listen to... We are to exert to our utmost for kirtan purpose. Kirtan means to preach, and that has been recommended as the highest method of our attainment specially for the beginners. Assert as much as you can. Engage every nerve for preaching, for spreading the truth you imbibe from the higher source."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 7 March 1982:
16+ minutes, 4 MB mp3 audio

 The Distribution of Love. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks on this day, the third day of Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, in 1982. Posted on the Math's website.

 Audio: Sri Madhavendra Puri's disappearance day, yesterday in Nabadwip. Informal discourses by Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj and Sripad B.K. Tyagi Maharaj, accompanied by a running translation into Telegu by Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj.
Nabadwip, 13 March 2014:
43 minutes, 6 MB mp3 audio

13 March 2014

Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 The Door to Divine Love. The devotion in separation revealed by Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Excerpts from chapter four of Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita with commentaries by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur and Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Posted on the Math's website.

 Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama 2014. Several photos sharing Day One and Day Two of this year's parikramas, posted on the Math's website.

12 March 2014

Amalaki Ekadashi. Fast. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins.

thumbSri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj marvels at the expanding glory of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math:
"Krsna is so merciful and this year He has given us the opportunity to do Nabadwip Dham Parikrama again. This year the devotee section is over-flooded. They have very happily joined from all over the world, especially from the Nabadwip area and so many provinces in India. I am very happy to see this.
"This parikrama first started in 1948, by the grace of Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. At that time, we were very few..." Read more...

28 February 2014

Sri Sri Shivaratri. (Optional fast.)

thumbAudio: The position of Lord Shiva. "Shiva is the resident of no-man's land, neither Vaikuntha nor Devi-dham ... Shiva is the marginal position between the serving world and the enjoying world. That which is going towards the enjoying side, that is Rudra; and which is towards the serving side, that is Sada Shiva."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 21 December 1981:
18 minutes, 4+ MB mp3 audio

 Audio: Sri Sri Shivaratri, 2009. "Another form of Lord Shiva is Gangadhar. According to what was revealed in my heart I gave that name to our manifested Deity of Lord Shiva: Gangadhar. Ganga Mayi, she comes down for rescuing the fallen souls and Lord Shiva takes her force in his hair ... Always our names (of the Deities) are perfect everywhere. Srila Guru Maharaj has given that inspiration to me and I am giving that name."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Shivaratri evening, 6 March 2008.
7 minutes, 1.7 MB mp3 audio

16 February 2014

thumb"God Save Us From Our Friends." Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj speaks about the importance of working together in Krishna consciousness. Posted on the Math's website.

14 February 2014

Purnima (full moon). Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsava.

thumbAudio: Srila Narottam Das Thakur appearance day 2009. Srila Govinda Maharaj gives a beautiful talk on this day a year before his disappearance.
"'Sri Rupa Manjari Pada' is so famous, and 'Sri Guru Charana-padma' and 'Nitai-pada-kamala' and 'Gaurangera Duti Pada', etc. There are so many songs of Narottam Thakur. They are so famous, simple and perfect and we are singing every day Narottam Das Thakur's songs. And now I shall sing one song..."
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 9 February 2009:
20+ minutes, 4.8 MB mp3 audio

12 February 2014

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.

The Greatest Circumference. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes Sri Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. "Sri Nityananda Prabhu is there to consolidate the ground, the foundation. That will help us to make further progress." Read more... (Posted on the Math's website.)

11 February 2014

Appearance of Lord Varahadev.

Sri Varahadev's and Nityananda Prabhu's appearance, 1990. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj tells how Sri Sri Lakshmi Varahadev miraculously came to our Math, how supremely merciful Nityananda Prabhu is, and how, by His influence and grace, Srila Guru Maharaj took disciples.
Informal, extensive discourse on Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day, 11 February 1990. Despite missing parts in the original audio recording and varied quality, much of this valuable talk remains:
34+ minutes, 7+ MB mp3 audio

8 February 2014

Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

thumbSrila Madhva Acharya. "Madhva Acharya established the difference between the servitor and the served. It is a very natural and real difference. The Lord and the servant. Real difference. The jiva is the servant, and there is the Lord to received the service. Not at any time he can be one with the Lord - this is blasphemy... Very strongly Madhva Acharya stressed this position."
22 February 1983:
15+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

4 February 2014

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.

thumbAudio: Vasanta Panchami, 2003. Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj tells that this is the day of Krishna's vasanta Rasa Dance as well as the day of appearance and disappearance of several great Vaishnavas. It is Saraswati's puja day and Vishnu Priya Devi's auspicious appearance day. About Mahaprabhu's shakti, Vishnu Priya Devi, Srila Gurudev tells how she would not leave Mahaprabhu's house after His disappearance and would be chanting the Holy Name of Krishna one by one counting with rice grains and with the amount of rice chanted she would prepare bhoga to offer to Mahaprabhu. Gurudev tells that her service was very quiet but important and unique.
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on Vasanta Panchami day, 5 February 2003:
43+ minutes, 10 MB mp3 audio

Srila Parvat Maharaj in His Abode. Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj recounts the glories of his worshippable godbrother just after his departure. Translated from a Bengali editorial in Sri Gaudiya Darsan of 1957. "Srila Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj, one of the itinerant Acharyas dedicated to fulfilling the heartfelt desires of the supremely worshippable Jagad-guru Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad..." (Read more.) Posted on the Math's website

Audio: Sri Vasanta Panchami, 2011. Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj explains how Srila Guru Maharaj refers to a verse of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur and applies it saying that Nimai Pandit on the eve of his sannyas had to give up the throne of love and affection that is the heart of Vishnu Priya... The Lord is the property of His devotees and principally of His sakti. What she possessed, she is willing to give that up (when Nimai Pandit left to take sannyas) so everyone else could be beyond liberated, that they can have that.
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj on 8 February 2011:
53+ minutes, 9 MB mp3 audio

28 January 2014

thumbSouth India Preaching Programme 2014. Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj has recently been in Vijayawada, where Sripad Bhakti Niskam Shanta Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Vijnan Muni Maharaj are currently preaching. There, the government of Andhra Pradesh has donated to the Math land atop a hill on the bank of the holy River Krishna for establishing a Temple. Web-page of pictures.

27 January 2014

thumbGangasagar annual festival, 2014. 100,000 plates of prasad distributed, nagar sankirttan, book distribution, preaching programmes and medical camp by the Math's devotees headed by Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya at this year's big five-day festival at the confluence of the Ganges and the sea. Two webpages of pictures by Shyamasundari Devi Dasi.

20 January 2014

Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj describes him as a prime example of humility and giving honour to others.
"He was a senior man, he was very experienced and honourable... I was his servant for one month in Vrindavan. Sometimes Srila Guru Maharaj told me, 'In the evening, give him a garland.' He was a very good man, and Guru Maharaj gave him the title 'Bhakti Chandan'." Read more...

16 January 2014

thumbAudio: Nimai Pandit reveals Himself as a Vaishnava. Srila Govinda Maharaj speaks just after giving Harinam initiation in Australia. He explains how Srivas Pandit was full of joy when he heard Nimai Pandit received initiation in Gaya and revealed Himself as a Vaishnava. Srivas Pandit expressed, "Krishna has given Nimai Pandit to us (within the Vaishnava group), then now we can do anything in Nabadwip ... we can happily live in Nabadwip and no one can compete with us." Srila Govinda Maharaj concludes: "When Krishna is giving that opportunity anywhere, the devotee is getting much happiness: 'Now a lost servant of Krishna has joined in Krishna Consciousness. It is the Lord's loving search for the lost servant.'"
Excerpt from an informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in Australia, 3 January 1997:
8 minutes, 2 MB mp3 audio

13 January 2014

Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip in the night to go to Katwa to take sannyas.

Audio: Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves to take Sannyas, talk from 1982. "This day in the year Mahaprabhu stayed the last day of His family stay. This afternoon He will meet many of His friends and will appeal to them fervently to take to Krishna Nama: 'Whatever you do, in every engagement, you try to take Krishna always with you. Eating, sleeping, working, whatever you are physically engaged in, go on with the consciousness of Krishna.' Then, by the end of this night he left Nabadwip for all."
Informal discourse by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 13 January 1982:
16+ minutes, 3+ MB mp3 audio

1 January 2014

Wishing a spiritually prosperous New Year to all the devotees and sincere searchers worldwide, in remembrance of the holy feet of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and the ocean of generous, deep, affectionate guidance they have given to the whole world.

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