MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JULY 2019

 

 

Mon, 1 July 2019: (Second day of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama)
Visited today:

Bhajan-kutir of
Srila Haridas
Thakur

Sri Gambhira

House of Srila
Sarvabhauma
Bhattacharya

Sveta Ganga

Sri Paramananda Puri's House

Sri Puri Dham Parikrama, Day Two
(1 July 2019 | 59 photographs, 5.4 Mb)
With the roaring Hari sankirtan resounding gloriously and filling every corner of Sri Puri, on the second day His Divine Grace takes the devotees to receive the darshan of Sri Siddha Bakul, Sri Gambhira, the house and temple of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Sri Sveta Ganga, the temple of Lord Jagannath, and Sri Paramananada Puri's house.

Sri Puri Dham Parikrama, Day One
(30 June 2019 | 42 photographs, 3.3 Mb)
Manifesting his holy, purifying all directions pastimes of dancing and chanting the Holy Names and showering incessant Hari-katha, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj starts the circumambulation of holy Sri Jagannath Puri Dham in the company of holy Vaishnavs and fortunate devotees. On the first day, the parikrama party visits Sri Samudra maha-tirtha, samadhi mandir of Srila Haridas Thakur, Srila Jagadananda Pandit's bhajan kutir, Sri Chatak Parvat, and Sri Tota Gopinath temple.

Arrival in Sri Puri Dham
(29-30 June 2019 | 45 photographs, 3.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes a few hundreds supremely fortunate devotees to Sri Puri Dham for the annual pilgrimage and observance of Ratha-yatra festival of Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Lady Subhadra.

"Try to Practise Kirtan"
"Practice makes perfect. We must try to practise kirtan. Not everybody has such a right, or qualification. Many may have a good tune, a good rhythm, many may be proud of their voice, but who can do kirtan?"
Download the audio (3.4 Mb, 10 min | 21 June 2017 | Bengali)

Evening Kirtans(Sri Puri Dham)
• Vandana • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ei-bara karuna kara vaisnava gosai • Parama Karuna • Yadi Gaura na ha'ta tabe ki ha-ita • Gaya Gaura madhur svare • Jaya Radha Madhava, Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (13.6 Mb, 38 min | 21 June 2017)

 

Lectures from Sri Puri Dham

 

13 July 2018:
A Perfect Serviceholder

Lectures related to Sri Puri Dham:

On the Way to Sri Puri Dham
First Visit to Sri Puri Dham
Parikrama: Mood, Intention, and Prayer
Mahaprabhu Enters Sri Puri Dham


Lord Jagannath: Discovery
Lord Jagannath: Deity Appearance
Darshan of Lord Jagannath
Appearance of Lord Jagannath

Gundicha Marjan: "Let Jagannath Come to My House"
Gundicha Marjan: A Seat for Bhakti Devi

 

At Sri Chatak Parvat and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple
At Sri Alarnath
Raghav's Bags
Pastimes of Sri Saksi Gopal
Misconception and Misbehaviour
At Ramananda Ray's Garden
Strong Desire

 

Saranagati: Saranagatera Prarthana: Prayers of Surrendered Souls
"O Lord, I have obeyed the wicked dictates of lust, anger, and so on, for so long and in so many ways! Yet they have never taken pity upon me, and I have never felt shame or satisfaction! O Lord of the Yadus, now I have abandoned them and attained proper consciousness: I have surrendered unto You, the abode of fearlessness. Please engage me in Your service."

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: দামোদর পণ্ডিতের বিদায়
"মহাপ্রভু জানতেন কে ১০% ভক্ত, কে ৫০% ভক্ত আর কে সত্যিকারের ১০০% ভক্ত । তিনি সব পার্ষদগণকে সহজে বুঝতে পারতেন । তিনি জানতেন যে, দামোদর পণ্ডিত খুব সরল ভক্ত ছিল আর এক দিন তিনি তাঁকে পরীক্ষা করলেন, 'আমি যদি কিছু অন্যায় করব, ও আমাকে কিছু বলবে কি না ?'"

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: ছোট হরিদাসের শাস্তি
"'যদি চাহ প্রণয় রাখিতে গৌরাঙ্গের সনে । ছোট হরিদাসের কথা থাকে যেন মনে ।' ভক্তরা মহাপ্রভুর কাছে গিয়ে মিনতি করলেন, 'প্রভু, ছোট হরিদাস একটা সামান্য দোষ করেছে । কৃপা করে ওকে ক্ষমা করে দাও । ও সব বন্ধ করে দিয়েছে, এখন অনেক দিন ধরে কিছু না খেয়ে আছে ।' মহাপ্রভু বললেন, 'যদি আর একবার এর কথা বলবে, তোমরা আমাকে আর এখানে দেখতে পাবে না ।'"

 

Tue, 2 July 2019: (Third day of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama; Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Pandit Goswami, Sachchidananda Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur)
Visited today:

Sri Alarnath Temple

Sakhi Gopal Temple

Sri Bindu Sarovar

Sri Ananta Vasudev
Temple

Sri Lingaraj
Mandir

Sri Puri Dham Parikrama, Day Three
(2 July 2019 | 72 photographs, 5.4 Mb)
The holy worshippable parikrama party of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math continues the circumambulation of Sri Purushottam Ksetra—His Divine Grace takes several buses full of supremely fortunate devotees to Bhuvaneshwar to pay respect and take darshan of Sri Alalnath, Sri Brahma Gaudiya Math, Sri Saksi Gopal Temple, Sri Bindu Sarovar, Sri Ananta Vasudev Temple and Sri Lingaraj Temple of Lord Siva.

Sri Ananta Vasudev's Temple
(A chapter from His Divine Grace's Bengali book Sri Puri Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala)
"When Mahaprabhu came to this pond that is so dear to Lord Siva, He bathed in it and then proceeded to the temple of Sri Ananta Vasudev where He danced and chanted kirtan. There is a story about this ancient place..."

At Sri Alarnath
"In Sri Purusottam Dham, at the shore of the ocean and about twenty-four miles to the East of Puri, there is a town called Brahmagiri. Here, Brahma worshipped Lord Vishnu in Satya-yuga. Pleased with his worship, Lord Narayan appeared here..."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | Bengali)

Pastimes of Sri Saksi Gopal
"There were once two brahmans, an old and a young one. They both went on pilgrimage to many holy places and met in Vrindavan. The old brahman was very happy with the young brahman and promised in front of the Deity of Gopal to give his daughter to him."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 4 July 2016)

Saranagati: Sri Sri Hari-Guru-Vaisnava-Vandana
"All glory to the lotus feet of Sri Gurudev, Sri Gauranga, Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari, and all of Their associates! ...This Gentle Moonlight Commentary was completed in the association of sadhus in the year four hundred and sixty-four of the Gaurabda era (1949), on the appearance day of Sriman Mahaprabhu."

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: শ্রীনারায়ণ ছাতায়
"শ্রীলভক্তিবিনোদ ঠাকুর মহাশয় উলা বা বীরনগর গ্রামে (নদিয়া জেলায়) আবির্ভূত হয়ে জীবনে অনেক জায়গায় গিয়েছিলেন । চাকরির জন্য তিনি অনেক নগরে ম্যাজিস্ট্রেট ছিলেন আর তারমাঝে ১৮৭০ সালে তিনি শ্রীপুরীধামেও এলেন । ওই সময় তিনি নারায়ণ ছাতায় বসা বাস করতেন ।"

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: শ্রীগদাধর পণ্ডিত : মহাপ্রভুর ছায়া
"শ্রীগদাধর পণ্ডিত শিশু কাল থেকেই মহাপ্রভুর সঙ্গেই থাকতেন । তাঁর পিতার নাম ছিল মাধব মিশ্র আর মাতার নাম ছিল রত্নাবলীদেবী । মহাপ্রভু কোন সময় গদাধর ছাড়া থাকতে পারতেন না আর গদাধরও মহাপ্রভুর ছাড়া একক্ষণও থাকতে পারতেন না ।"

 


 

In honour of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur:

— { Pranam mantra of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur } —

vande bhaktivinodam sri-gaura-sakti-svarupakam
bhakti-sastrajna-samrajam radha-rasa-sudha-nidhim

"I offer my obeisance unto Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, the embodiment of Sri Gaurasundar's potency. He is the king of all knowers of the scriptures of pure devotion and an ocean of the nectar of devotion to Srimati Radharani."

Srimad Bhakti Vinodaviraha Dasakam | শ্রীমদ্ভক্তিবিনোদবিরহদশকম্
"Alas, alas! O Bhakti Vinoda Thakura, O Supreme Guru, for twenty-two years this world has been plunged into misfortune, long grief-stricken in your intolerable separation. You are the divine potency of Sri Gaura, and you graciously made your advent in this earthly plane, being attracted by the living beings' virtuous deeds performed throughout many lifetimes. Where am I, so lowly and fallen, and where are you, the great soul who delivers the universe!"

Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
"If Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur had not come in this world, where, in whose lotus feet would we have found our shelter? He gave us all these things and he gave us Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. If you think about it, you can understand how much he gave to the jiva souls..."
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 11 min | 3 October 2015)

Recognising Guru: What Is Your Obstacle?
"Brother, you see Bhakti Vinod Thakur as your father, but I see him as my spiritual master. That is the difference. What you see is a father (baba), and that is the obstacle (badha) that prevents you from getting Radharani (Radha)."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 24 February 2013)

The Seventh Goswami [By Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
A summary account of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's service, life, and character. Originally published as an introduction to the first edition of Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya published as The Hidden Treasure of the Holy Dhama Nabadwipa.

The Worship of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
[Sri Gaudiya Darshan, by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
"Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur did so much seva for the sampradaya of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He lived during a very heavy time period. He was a very exclusive devotee of Mahaprabhu and specifically worshipped Deities of Sri Sri Gaura Gadadhar...."

 


In honour of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami:

— { Pranam mantra of Sri Gadadhar Pandit Goswami } —

nilambhodhi-tate sada sva-viraha-ksepanvitam bandhavam
srimad-bhagavati katha madiraya sanjivayan bhati yah
srimad-bhagavatam sada sva-nayanasru-payanaih pujayan
gosvami-prabaro gadadhara-vibhur-bhuyat mad-eka-gatih

"On the shore of the broad blue ocean Gadadhar Pandit used to read Srimad Bhagavatam to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who was suffering from the great internal pain of separation from Himself (Krishna). Gadadhar Pandit supplied the wine of Krishna-lila to intoxicate his afflicted friend and give Him relief. As he read, tears would fall from his eyes like flower offerings onto the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam. May the pleasure of that brilliant personality, Gadadhar Pandit, the best of the Goswamis, be my only object in writing this book."

(Composed by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Sri Gadadhar Pandit: Mahaprabhu's Shadow
(A chapter from His Divine Grace's Bengali book Sri Puri Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala)
"Sri Gadadhar Pandit stayed with Mahaprabhu from his childhood. His father's name was Madhav Misra, and his mother's name was Ratnavali Devi. They lived in Mayapur near Jagannath Misra's house. Mahaprabhu could never stay without Gadadhar Pandit, and Gadadhar Pandit could not stay without Mahaprabhu even a moment too..."

At Sri Chatak Parvat and Sri Tota Gopinath Temple
His Divine Grace is speaking at the bhajan-kutir of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Sri Tota Gopinath temple on the first day of Sri Puri Dham parikrama, telling the pastimes of Srila Haridas Thakur's disappearance and Srila Gadadhar Pandit.
Download the audio (4.9 Mb, 13 min | 14 July 2015 | Bengali)

Sri Gadadhar Pandit's Life in Puri
A special discourse given by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for Sri Gaudiya Darshan, 1995, dwelling on "Puri Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math" and "Jagannathdev and His Dham."

Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami [Posted at Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's article on Srila Gadadhar Pandit's paramount sacrifice: "Pandit Goswami's life is a special offering of silent and complete self-sacrifice to his beloved. Only those who can taste unprecedented joy by appreciating the wonder within the ornament of contradiction in seeing the bag of a beggar on Laksmi Devi’s shoulder are fit to appreciate the extraordinary glory of Srimat Pandit Goswami's unprecedented personality..."

পণ্ডিত শ্রীগদাধর গোস্বামী ["Pandit Sri Gadadhar Goswami," the original Bengali article]
শ্রীল ভক্তিরক্ষক শ্রীধর দেব গোস্বামী মহারাজের প্রবন্ধ: "পণ্ডিত গোস্বামী চরিত্র নিজ প্রিয়তমের উদ্দেশ্যে একটী নীরব পূর্ণ-আত্মোৎসর্গময় উপটোকন বিশেষ । লক্ষ্মীদেবীর স্কন্ধ ভিক্ষার ঝুলি দর্শনে যাঁহারা বিরোধালঙ্কারের চমৎকারিতা হৃদয়ঙ্গমে যে অপূর্ব্ব সুখাস্বাদনে সমর্থ, তাঁহারাই শ্রীমৎ পণ্ডিত গোস্বামী অপূর্ব্ব ব্যক্তিত্বের অসাধারণ মহিমা অনুভবের অধিকারী ।"

 


 

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"...Their dear follower is Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur. His associate is the best of the topmost devotees, Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji, whose sole joy is Sri Hari's service."

SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire. Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Thakura vaisnava-gana | ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
"O worshippable Vaisnavas, I offer you this prayer. I am very fallen and misbehaved. Destiny has immersed me in the fearsome ocean of material existence. Please grab me by the hair and pull me to the shore."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"Nityananda is my wealth, Gaurachandra is my lord, my very life is the Divine Couple. Advaita Acharya is my strength, Gadadhar is my family, and Narahari is my play and pastimes."

 

Wed, 3 July 2019: (Fourth day of Sri Puri Dham Parikrama; Sri Gundicha Marjan)
Visited today:

Sri Narayan Chhata,
Birthplace of Srila Saraswati Thakur
 
Sri Ramananda Ray's house and garden
 
Sri Jagannath
Mandir

Sri Gundicha
Temple
 
Sri Indradyumna
Sarovar

Sri Puri Dham Parikrama, Day Four
(3 July 2019 | 57 photographs, 5.3 Mb)
Short but intense, the holy parikrama of Sri Puri Dham is approaching its end as His Divine Grace takes the supremely fortunate devotees to the last few places in the vicinity of Lord Jagannath's temple: Sri Narayan Chhata, Sri Ramananda Ray's house, Gundicha Temple, Lord Nrisinghadev's temple, and Indradyumna Sarovar. After that, the parikrama party returns to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and prepares for tomorrow's grand chariot festival of Lord Jagannath, Lord Baladev and Lady Subhadra.

Pastime of Gundicha Marjan
(A chapter from His Divine Grace's Bengali book Sri Puri Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala)
"The day before going to Vrindavan-Sundarachal, Mahaprabhu and all the devotees would clean the temple of Gundicha (that is non-different from Vrindavan). This is called Gundicha-marjan lila (pastime of cleaning the temple). Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur wrote very beautifully about this pastime...."

 


In honour of Sri Gundicha Marjan:

Gundicha Marjan: "Let Jagannath Come to My House"
"Another meaning of Gundicha marjan is cleaning the heart, and Mahaprabhu Himself was showing how to do it. At first He swept, then poured water and then with His own cloth, uttariya, He washed the temple. He was showing how thoroughly you must clean your heart..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 5 April 2013)

Gundicha Marjan: A Seat for Bhakti Devi
"What is the meaning of this Pastime? We have so much dust in our hearts, we must remove this dust. Once we clean the place in our heart, we can invite Bhakti Devi, the Lord, to come there. Unless you clean the place, Bhakti Devi will not come."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | Kirtan & Bengali class)

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: গুণ্ডিচা-মার্জ্জন লীলা
"বৃন্দাবন-সুন্দরাচলে যাওয়ার আগের দিন মহাপ্রভু সমস্ত ভক্তগণকে নিয়ে গুণ্ডিচা মন্দির (যে বৃন্দাবন থেকে অভিন্ন) পরিষ্কার করতেন । এটা হচ্ছে গুণ্ডিচা-মার্জ্জন লীলা । প্রভুপাদ শ্রীলভক্তিসিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী ঠাকুর খুব সুন্দর ভাবে এই লীলার রহস্যর সম্বন্ধে লিখে দিয়েছেন :"

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: চটকপর্ব্বতের কথা
"শ্রীপুরীধামে এক জায়গা চটকপর্ব্বত নামে আছে । এটা হচ্ছে অভিন্ন গোবর্দ্ধন । মাঝে মাঝে স্নান করতে গিয়ে মহাপ্রভু এই স্থান দেখতে পেয়ে কাঁদতে কাঁদতে গোবর্দ্ধনের স্তব করতে করতে বায়ুর মত এখানে দৌড়তে শুরু করলেন । এখানে পৌঁছে গিয়ে বিরহজ্বলে তাঁর অষ্টসাত্ত্বিকবিকার হয়ে গেল—তাঁর অপ্রাকৃত লীলা প্রকাশ করে তিনি কৃষ্ণলীলা দর্শন করতেন ।"

 

Thu, 4 July 2019: (Sri Ratha-Yatra Festival; 78th Anniversary of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math)
Sri Ratha-Yatra Festival
(4 July 2019 | 152 photographs, 11.1 Mb)
Devotees joyfully and enthusiastically observe the holy chariot festival of Lord Baladev, Lord Jagannath and Lady Subhadra under the exclusive guidance and in the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

What Is Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Its Distinctions
In honour of the anniversary of establishing Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are presenting an exquisite and profoundly fundamental chapter from the book Guidance, Volume 3, dwelling on the mission and distinctive characteristics of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

"Sri Jagannath is not an object to be seen; Jagannath is the Seer. When the soul gives up the ego of the seer and becomes fully established in the ego of an object of Jagannath’s vision or the pure original form of being an object of enjoyment, it then acquires service temper and can attain the darshan of Lord Jagannath through the eyes of divine love and service temper.

"For as long as we think that we will see Jagannath, we will not be able to see Him, but rather we will only always see wood, stone, an enjoyable idol maimed by the impersonal or historical accounts; and when we can know with all our heart and soul that He will see me, that we are materials for His enjoyment, and there is no covering of our own pleasure when it comes to His enjoyment, that He is absolutely independent and acts as He pleases, then only will Jagannath reveal Himself to us.

"But people in this world are consciously and unconsciously deluded by the idea that, 'I will get to see Jagannath—I will measure the sach-chid-ananda vigraha with my fleshy eyes and enjoy.' That is why even after the deception of getting the darshan of Jagannath, their senses remain captured by the desire to see various bad things of this world."

~ Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad

More about Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math:

Golden Reflections
Published in 1992 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, the book presents a series of reflections of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj on how the Math was founded and developed over the course of time, as well as affectionate guidance for the practitioners on how to proceed in their spiritual life.

The All-Auspicious Name of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the founder of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, expounds on the profundity of the Mission's name.

The Math Logo
Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the meaning of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's logo, manifest and revealed by His Divine Grace. (Excerpted from Golden Reflection.)

History of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (1)
"You all know ISKCON, but some devotees do not actually know about Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. When Chaitanya Math had not yet been established, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad stayed in Kolkata and preached from there..."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 6 January 2019)

History of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math (2)
"Gurudev (Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj) always went to Kolkata for preaching, and at that time he stayed at the house of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad at Ultadanga Road. Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our Gurudev, Gaurendu Brahmachari, both lived in that house..."
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শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: গম্ভীরা—বিরহের জ্বলন্ত ঘর
"‘গম্ভীরা’ মানে ঘরের মধ্যে ঘর । এই খুব ছোট ঘরেই মহাপ্রভু থাকতেন । এই বিরহের জ্বালায় শ্রীগৌরহরি রাধিকার ভাব ধরে কৃষ্ণের জন্য উন্মাদ হয়ে গিয়েছেন । ব্রজগোপীরা বললেন, 'কৃষ্ণ, তুমি আমাদেরকে বৃন্দাবন ছেড়ে চলে গিয়েছ—আমাদের যত কাঁদিয়েছ, তোমাকেও তত এই জগতে এসে কাঁদতে হবে !' সেইরকম লীলা গম্ভীরায় হয়েছিল ।"

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: শ্রীল হরিদাসঠাকুর : নামাচার্য্য শিরোমণি
"শ্রীপুরীধামে এসে মহাপ্রভু হরিদাস ঠাকুরকে তাঁর সঙ্গে শ্রীপুরীতে এনেছিলেন আর তাঁর নিজের ঘরের পাশে একটা ঘর দিয়েছিলেন । শ্রীলহরিদাস ঠাকুর বলতেন, 'আমার জগন্নাথ দর্শন করবার অধিকার নেই । আমি অতি পাপী, যবন, নিচু জাতি, তাহলে আমি কি করে জগন্নাথ মন্দিরে যাব ?' তাই মহাপ্রভু নিজে প্রত্যেক দিন জগন্নাথদেবের মন্দিরে মঙ্গলারতিতে যাওয়ার পরে হরিদাস ঠাকুরের কাছে আসতেন ।"

 

Fri, 5 July 2019:
Mahaprabhu Arrives In Puri
"When Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyas, He went away with Nityananda Prabhu, Mukunda and others. On the way, Nityananda Prabhu thought, 'Why will Mahaprabhu carry Me?'..."
Download the audio (3.3 Mb, 9 min | 21 June 2017 | Bengali)

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: শ্রীরঘুনাথদাস গোস্বামীর শ্রীপুরীধামে আগমন ও ভজন
"আপনারা রঘুনাথদাস গোস্বামীর কথা নিশ্চয় শুনেছেন । যখন রঘুনাথ দাস গোস্বামী খবর পেয়েছিলেন যে, মহাপ্রভু সন্ন্যাস গ্রহণ করে কাটোয়া থেকে শান্তিপুরে এলেন, তিনি তখন শীঘ্র করে মহাপ্রভুর কাছে গেলেন । তিনি অল্প বয়স থেকে মহাপ্রভুর কাছে চলে যেতে চেষ্টা করলেন । তিনি বারবার মহাপ্রভুর কাছে যেতেন কিন্তু মহাপ্রভু তাঁকে বারবার ফিরৎ পাঠিয়ে বললেন, 'বাড়ি ফিরে যাও! বাতুল হইও না !'"

শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: পরিশেষ
"কালকে আমাদের রথযাত্রা সম্পন্ন হয়ে গেল । আপনারা গুরু-বৈষ্ণবের কৃপায় রথযাত্রা খুব সুন্দর ভাবে, সুষ্ঠু ভাবে কাটিয়ে দিলেন । বহু কষ্ট করে এসেছেন, বহু কষ্ট করে যাচ্ছেন—কিন্তু কষ্ট না করলে ভগবানকে পাওয়া যাবে না । এই অল্প দিনের জন্য এসে আপনারা কষ্ট করে ভগবানের জন্য ভগবানের প্রসাদ গ্রহণ করে ছিলেন । সেটা তো খুব বড় ভাগ্যের ব্যাপার ।"

 

Sat, 6 July 2019:
Mahaprabhu Settles In Puri
"Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya kept a room for Mahaprabhu at Kashi Misra's house, and, after Mahaprabhu had travelled all South India, He came back to Puri and settled in Kashi Misra's house. He always discussed Krishna-katha with Ray Ramananda and Svarup Damodar—who will one speak Krishna-katha with if not with one's dear and near ones?"
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 9 min | 21 June 2017 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 7 July 2019:
Embracing Lord's Arrangement
"If we are to stay at the feet of Guru and Vaishnavs properly, we must always remember about these pastimes... When the time is right, Krishna will arrange everything. Kamsa arranged so many things—a big prison house, so many guards, so many soldiers and servants, but when Vasudev took Gopal Krishna out, how was everything set right?"
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Mon, 8 July 2019:
Purity, Simplicity, and Faith
"If you want to understand Gora's teaching, you must become sincere, simple-hearted. If you play politics, you will not understand Gora's teaching. If you have the strongest faith in what the scriptures say, then you know that by serving the Lord and the Guru no debt remains."
Download the audio (3.8 Mb, 11 min | 21 June 2017 | Bengali & Kirtan)

South Indian Tour: Puri—Kurmaksetra (Srikakulam)
(6 July 2019 | 38 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj commences the extensive South Indian tour following the footsteps of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. During the first leg of the tour, devotees visit temples of Sri Kurmadev and the temple of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's footsteps, remembering the beautiful pastimes the Lord performs in this place.

South Indian Tour: Simhachalam—Kovvur (Godavari)
(7 July 2019 | 19 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
During the second day of the South Indian pilgrimage, happy and peaceful in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees move further south and visit the temples of Sri Nrisinghadev in Simhachalam and Sri Ramananda Gaudiya Math on the bank of the holy Godavari River.

 

Tue, 9 July 2019:
"They Come Running to Do Parikrama"
"In some places you cannot wear tilak and neck beads openly, cannot chant kirtan openly, loudly, but people, being attracted by Mahaprabhu, are coming even from such places to hear about Him—they are coming to do the Nabadwip Dham parikrama with you all."
Download the audio (4.2 Mb, 12 min | 15 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 10 July 2019: (Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari)
Forget Yourself In Kirtan
"Please get ready tomorrow for Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. It is some austerity, but I will give you a very good medicine how to do this parikrama. If you take this medicine, you will see that everyone can do it. "
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 15 March 2019 | Bengali)

South Indian Tour: Srisailam
(9 July 2019 | 18 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues South Indian tour and arrives with the devotees in Srisailam, a temple of Lord Siva visited by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during His pilgrimage to South India.

South Indian Tour: Ahobilam
(10 July 2019 | 103 photographs, 10.5 Mb)
The next day, in the company of fortunate devotees, with kirtan and Hari-katha, His Divine Grace undertakes a strenuous but a happy walk around the Nallamala Hill in Ahobilam visiting marvellous holy sites of Lord Nrisinghadev and Prahlad Maharaj's pastimes: multiples temples of Lord Nrisinghadev, the places where Lord Nrisinghadev appeared and slew Hiranyakasipu and washed His hands, the school of Prahlada Maharaj and others.

 


In honour of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari:

A Miracle and Wealth of Our Mission [Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj]
"Ajita Krishna Brahmachari was an ideal servitor of Srila Guru Maharaj. I am surprised to see his mood of service. I did something, no doubt, but he used ten times more energy for the service of Guru Maharaj! That was his peculiarity. That type of all-rounder brahmachari was the wealth of our mission."

 

The Tireless Servitor [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
An article written by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in honour of the passing of Sripad Ajita Krishna Prabhu Seva Saurabh. It was first published in Sri Gaudiya Darsan on 19 September 1971.

The Best of All Servitors [Sri Gaudiya Darshan]
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's tribute to Sripad Ajita Krishna Das Brahmachari Seva Saurabh.

 

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where are the saviours of the fallen souls? Not finding Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all His associates, Narottam Das weeps."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

 

Thu, 11 July 2019:
Hear It With Your Heart
"When Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur stayed in Godrumdwip, he would sing one song. Listen carefully with your heart and try to remember it. We are now here in Godrumdwip and the practice here is kirtanam—it is necessary to practise kirtan."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 15 March 2019 | Bengali)

Evening kirtans
• Gurudev bada krpa kari' • Sri Krishna Chaitanya daya kari more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emana durmati • Jaya Radha Madhava • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download the audio (10.2 Mb, 29 min | 15 March 2019)

The Gift of the Golden Lord
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "We always think about how this is happening—how this celebration has now become famous around the whole of the world. It is not a question of some Bengali function, it is not some local celebration, but rather this is a celebration of the whole universe. Everywhere in the universe this day is being celebrated as the most auspicious day."
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 18 min | 15 March 2019)

 

Fri, 12 July 2019:
Admirable Service Mood
"This is an example for us. You must think about it, and it should make you feel shy. The more we can give to the Lord, the more the Lord will love us. How much can we give to the Lord? You should learn from these devotees."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 15 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 13 July 2019: (Today is Sri Shayan Ekadashi, tomorrow paran is 5:04-9:30 a.m.)
Undaunted and Undeprived
"I do not think about earning money, I only always think about the Lord, about service to Gurudev and devotees. Anyone who wants can come. The Lord provides and makes sure we have no lack. Gurudev also gave his blessing and told me many times that...."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 15 March 2019 | Bengali)

South Indian Tour: Mangalagiri (Vijayawada)
(8 July 2019 | 38 photographs, 3.3 Mb)
Photographs taken during the South Indian tour of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: His Divine Grace visits with the devotees the temples of Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev, Sri Panakala Nrisinghadev and a temple of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's lotus footprints in Mangalagiri.

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
" Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Sun, 14 July 2019
From SRI NABADWIP DHAM (14 July 2019 | 17 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
After two years of being usurped by an outside party, the holy land of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nabadwip Dham, Koladwip, again receives the soothing touch of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj as His Divine Grace enters Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to pay obeisance to His Gurudev, Param Guru Maharaj, the holy presiding Deities of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Sundarjiu, and circumambulate the Temple premises.

Sri Nrisingha Palli: Construction Progress
(14 July 2019 | 21 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a visit to Sri Nrisingha Palli to check on the steadily continuing construction of the outbuilding kitchen extension, bathrooms and the extended top floor above the nat mandir.

Revise Your Priorities
"I am telling it for your benefit. I am constantly only thinking about your benefit—day and night, sometimes foregoing eating and sleeping, I go everywhere and make so much effort just so that you may have some love and attachment to the Lord, to the Lord's service."
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Mon, 15 July 2019
One-Pointed Hearts
"There is no scarcity of visaya-vistha (stool of material world). If you eat all those other things, do you think you will get the taste for the Lord? If you eat outside food, listen to outside kirtans, this is hodge-podge devotion (panchmisali bhakti)! We do not want to behave like prostitutes—we do not go this side, that side, that side; our conception is one direction, our heart must be one-pointed otherwise we can never get the Lord."
Download the audio (5.3 Mb, 15 min | 15 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 16 July 2019 (Sri Guru Purnima)
Lying and Bribing
"We have made a promise to the Lord that we will serve Him, but we have not been able to keep our promise. Instead, we always want something from the Lord, we always expect the Lord to serve us, but we do not want to serve the Lord."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

Morning kirtans
• Thakura Vaisnava-gana • Gaurangera duti pada • Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya.
Download the audio (5.9 Mb, 17 min | 16 March 2019)

 


In honour of Sri Guru Purnima:

Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
A quote of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad that is printed and hung on the wall at the veranda of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and many of the temples: "If someone does not consider it necessary to faithfully follow their Guru and the Vaishnavs, their endeavour to serve the Lord is not service to the Lord—it is service to maya."

Sri Guru-Tattva: The Captain of Your Boat
"If you serve your Guru properly, if you have devotion to the Guru, then you will be able to remove the bondage with the modes of material nature, and through that relationship with your Guru you can get service to the Lord and finally reach your destination."
Download the audio (8 Mb, 24 min | 22 July 2013 | Mostly Bengali)

Sri Guru's Forgiving Mercy
"Gurudev is always merciful. I can give you an example of how merciful Gurudev is, I can tell you one story. Disciples always do wrong, but Gurudev is always merciful..."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | June 2010)

Part 1: How to See the Guru: Mercy
Clear guidance on how to understand who the Guru is, and how a sincere disciple should see the Guru: the Guru is not only a mahabhagavata (a great devotee), he is nondifferent from Krishna Himself.
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 14 min | 25 September 2014)

Part 2: How to See the Guru: Chastity
The main quality of a sincere disciple explained by several examples: one-pointed attention, rejecting the unfavourable, intense attachment to service and devotees, faith, and careful choice of association.
Download the audio (7 Mb, 15 min | 25 September 2014)

Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম
Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ



In honour of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu's disappearance:

Sri Sanatan-Siksa
The first lecture in the cycle of lectures given by His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj in 2015, dedicated to the teachings of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu.

Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (EPUB file, 0.5 Mb)
"Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Sri Rupa-Satana Siksa, read and expounded by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj." An electronic version of the published previously online matter available now for download, reading and worshipping on phones, tablets, eBook readers, etc.

 

SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the material universe."

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Wed, 17 July 2019
A Rare Quality
"Unless we leave these acquired habits and change, we will never be able to get anywhere. And we pray to you so you may try to change. It is necessary to have Vaishnav qualities..."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 18 July 2019
Exclusive Attention
"One does not become a Vaishnav just by putting tilaks and wearing Tulasi beads. We do not want to hear all this—we do not want to hear what the Guru is telling us. When you listen to your Guru, you must listen with one-pointed attention, with your heart."
Download the audio (3.9 Mb, 11 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 19 July 2019
Core Conception
"Just as you do not need a whole sea to satisfy your thirst, you do not need to read an ocean of books. It is not necessary to know so many things. Our main goal is that our life is only for the service of the Lord and we must serve the Lord with sincerity, determination, following proper behaviour and practice."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 20 July 2019:
Guidance 3: "Get This Book and Read It Always"
"Read this book. Buy this book and take it home. What this book contains is not my words: I wrote many examples from Bhagavatam, Chaitanya-charitamrita, examples of what Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Prabhupad, Srila Gurudev and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur say. I am only taking the remnants of what Gurudev has chewed and giving it to you, writing about it for you."
Download the audio (6.6 Mb, 19 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

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Guidance 1

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Guidance 3 is the English translation of Bengali book Sri Upadesh 3 that has been penned by the lotus hand of Srila Acharya Maharaj himself and is full of unprecedented siddhanta.
 

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Sun, 21 July 2019:
"I Will Always Be With You"
"I see how much energy you get despite all austerities and difficulties, and I feel very happy—it is on the strength of your energy, on the strength of your love and affection that we are going to start our Nabadwip Dham parikrama from tomorrow."
Download the audio (7 Mb, 20 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 22 July 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu)
News from Sri Ekachakra Dham: Roof Casting
(21 July 2019 | 27 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives in Sri Ekachakra Dham to supervise the next major step in the ongoing construction of the top floor above the nat mandir: the casting of the roof.

Parikrama Is Not Sightseeing
"We have come here to serve the Lord, we have not come to see the Lord or the Lord's things—when such mentality comes to you, then it will be the parikrama of the holy abode, then it will be the darshan of the holy abode. The very dust there is not ordinary dust..."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

Beginning of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "We feel we are very insignificant but very fortunate at the same time to be among you all, fortunate souls who are participating in this festival, who are present here on this historic day and at the festival celebrating the campaign of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates."
Download the audio (4.6 Mb, 13 min | 16 March 2019)

 

In honour of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu:

Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami's Miracle
"You have heard about the Deity of Sri Radha-Raman in Vrindavan. When Gopal Bhatta Goswami lived in Vrindavan, he every day worshipped twelve pieces of Govardhan sila..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 7 September 2013 | Bengali)

Strongest Faith (2) Gopal Bhatta Goswami
"You have eyes in your heart, and if you have such feeling towards the Deity in your heart and do your service with such faith, then you can easily see Krishna everywhere, hear Krishna-nama everywhere, nothing else besides Krishna-nama will enter your ears..."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 10 March 2015)

SONG: Sri Sad-Goswamy-Astakam | শ্রীশ্রীষড়্­গোস্বাম্যষ্টকম্
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver all the conditioned souls in the material universe."

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath? Where are my Raghunath Bhatta and Gopal Bhatta? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Tue, 23 July 2019:
News from Sri Nrisingha Palli: Roof Casting
(22 July 2019 | 12 photographs, 1 Mb)
More good news from the holy dham: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the temple in Sri Nrisingha Palli to overlook the casting of the roof atop the new twelve-room floor constructed over the nat mandir for the service to the devotees.

There Is No Shame In Service
"All happiness and sadness comes and goes like cold and heat. Actually, happiness and sadness is not our line. Gopis ran behind Krishna having left all their shame, fear, everything—then what should we be ashamed of? What should we be afraid of? We must not be cowed down."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

INVITATION to Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival

Dear Devotees, Well-Wishers, and Friends,

As the holy disappearance day of our supremely worshippable Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the founder and eternal guardian of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, falls on 1 August (Thursday) this year, we would like to extend to you a cordial invitation to join us in the special worship, lecture, reading of scriptures, kirtan, glorification, bhoga offering, prasad distribution, and other practices of pure devotion on this holy separation festival that shall be held under the guidance and in the shelter of the lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math throughout India and other worldwide centres under the holy guidance of the Acharyas and senior Vaishnavs of our Math.

Some preparations and items that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl (split chickpea dal), alu bhaja (deep-fried potato chips), muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, figs (dumur), chaunsa mango.

 

Wed, 24 July 2019:
Abode of High Thinking
"We have got this place by the mercy of Nrisinghadev, and we take it as our debt, so even if we sleep here on the bare ground, it is still our fortune. This is what we have come for. Gurudev has given us this place, always remember this."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 16 March 2019 | Bengali)

Evening kirtans
• Gurudev Bada Krpa Kare • kabe sri chaitanya more karibena daya • Nitai gunamani amara • Jaya Radha Madhava • Hare Krishna maha-mantra • Hari Haraye Nama Krishna.
Download the audio (8.6 Mb, 24 min | 16 March 2019)

 

Thu, 25 July 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu)
Lord Nrisinghadev's Morning Arati
A recording of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chanting at the morning arati of Sri Sri Laksmi Nrisinghadev and Sri Prahlad Maharaj at Sri Nrisingha Palli on the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.
Download the audio (5.6 Mb, 16 min | 17 March 2019)

Commencing Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: jaya dhvani and kirtan
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj recites the 'jaya dhvani' and chants 'Gurudev krpa bindu diya' and 'Udila aruna' inaugurating thus the grand day-long kirtan of the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 17 March 2019)

At Sri Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math
"Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur established this temple here. In Satya-yuga, the king of Gaura Mandal was King Subarna Sen. This king Subarna Sen had some sukriti from his previous lives, so one day he got to meet with Narad Muni..."
Download the audio (4.9 Mb, 14 min | 17 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

 

In honour of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu:

In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur
In this chapter of Affectional Guidance, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is describing the meeting of Srila Narottam Das Thakur with his Guru, Srila Lokanath Goswami.

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"

 

Fri, 26 July 2019:
At Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Samadhi-Mandir
"By the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of all the devotees of Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we have come with our Chaitanya Saraswat Math parikrama here, at the samadhi-mandir and bhajan-kutir of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. This is a very important place."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | 17 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

 

Sat, 27 July 2019:
At Sri Surabhi Kunja
"Today, as every year, we have come to Surabhi Kunja. It is located in Godrumdwip. Godrum Dham is a place of kirtan, and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur started the sankirtan movement and preaching about Sri Nabadwip Dham from this place."
Download the audio (8.1 Mb, 23 min | 17 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

SONG: Bara sukhera khabara gai | বড় সুখের খবর গাই
Srila Bhakti Vedanta Avadhut Maharaj, the servitor manager of Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, chants Sri Surabhi Kunja kirtan on request of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
"I am singing about the greatest news! A marketplace of the Holy Name has opened at Surabhi Kunja, and its proprietor is Nitai! This is such great news! You can buy the pure Name at this market place at the cost of faith."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 17 March 2019)

 

Sun, 28 July 2019: (Sri Kamika Ekadasi)
Weak and Illusioned
"Everyone in this world is attracted by Maya. Maya gets her power from the Lord and, making us her servants and maidservants, keeps us far away from the service to the Lord. The problem is that we do not have faith and are always controlled by material desires."
Download the audio (7.7 Mb, 22 min | 17 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

SONG: Tumi sarvesvaresvara, vrajendra-kumara!
Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj chanting this kirtan with the devotees at Sri Hari Hara Ksetra, the last stop on the first day of the parikrama tour:
"You are the Lord of all Lords, O Vrajendra Kumar! By Your will, Siva annihilates the universe. By Your will, Maya Devi creates her prison-house. Abandoning reliance on my own strength and endeavour, I depend upon Your will."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 17 March 2019)

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
" Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Mon, 29 July 2019:
Bitter Pill to Swallow
"Many are doing this parikrama, but how many people actually, truly serve the Lord? People shed floods of tears, but who of them actually knows what is the real practice of Krishna consciousness? Who is called a disciple?"
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 17 March 2019 | Bengali)

 


On the coming disappearance festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

Festival of Solemn Service
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival is coming soon and all over the world devotees are making some ceremony on this day. No actual disciple wants to see their Gurudev's disappearance day—it is about the love and affection, about a good connection between the Guru and the disciple..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 28 July 2011)

Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this day."
or Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 July 2012)

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
Download the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min | 22 October 2011)

Проведите праздник – от всей души и всего сердца
«Я обращаюсь ко всем, кто живет в храме, к каждому центру: вы должны провести праздник в честь Шрилы Шридхара Махараджа. Если вы хотите показать, что хотите служить Шриле Шридхару Махараджу, тогда устройте хороший праздник в этот день».

 

Tue, 30 July 2019:
Vaishnavs' Care
"Leave giving honour to Vaishnavs, we cannot even learn to give honour to others in an ordinary way. Why do we have to be like this? If, having got this body, I have not been able to use it for the service of Govinda, what is the use having a beautiful body then?"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 17 March 2019 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 31 July 2019:
Highest Perfection
"When you hear about Krishna consciousness, you should then preach to others, but we are not able to do this because we cannot convert our own selves, we cannot practise properly ourselves. Therefore, always be surrendered, always take shelter of the Guru and Vaishnavs."
Download the audio (9.8 Mb, 28 min | 17 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

 

 

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Nitai-pada-kamala
'Cooling like ten million moons, Nitai's lotus feet soothe the world with their shade. O brother! Without Nitai, you cannot reach Radha-Krsna. Firmly grasp Nitai's feet.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Krishna may not give you friends and relatives, or He may give them and then take them away. Accept all such conditions as a source of joy.”

We are dirty after so many lives, so many years of being engaged in
our own enjoyment, using the Lord.

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