MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

OCTOBER 2019

 

 

Tue, 1 October 2019:
Sri Guru: More than Lord
"Guru is called a holy embodiment of the Lord's mercy. You all worship or serve the Lord, but you will not get direct love and affection from the Lord. Because the Lord cannot give you direct mercy, He sends His close associate in the form of a Guru to this world."
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 10 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 2 October 2019:
Guidance, Issue #20 (EPUB file, 1.2 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published here from July to September 2019. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.

All the previous Guidance issues, containing well over a thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace, are available for download from the Library section of the website.

Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj and Sripad B.V. Muni Maharaj's Recent Preaching Tour
(August-September 2019 | 65 photographs, 4.4 Mb)
Placing the blessings and foot dust of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj on their heads, Sripad Bhakti Niskam Shanta Maharaj and Sripad Bhakti Vijnan Muni Maharaj undertake an extensive preaching tour throughout Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Manipur states of India participating in numerous scientific and devotional programmes striving to carry the banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to the heart of every jiva soul for their eternal spiritual benefit. On this page we are fortunate to share a few glimpses from the preaching activities of Their Holinesses.

Leaving Tarakeswar
(30 September 2019 | 10 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
The next day after the grand festival, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leaves Tarakeswar Temple to return to others services and pastimes. Arriving in Kolkata, His Divine Grace gives an online evening class for the worldwide devotees.

 

Thu, 3 October 2019:
Intimate Service Mood
"Many are scared to speak to Gurudev, but what is there to be scared about? Are you afraid of the one whose shelter you have taken? Gurudev is called the centre, the very heart of the disciple. This is our line."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 4 October 2019:
On Lord's Order
"Whatever austerity comes, throw your happiness away, forget your own happiness or sadness and serve the Lord. The Lord has kept me alive, and you have all come here, you are giving me your blessing, then I am getting one more year of life."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Nrisingha Palli—Hapaniya—Sundarpur—Ekachakra—Kandi
(2 October 2019 | 28 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Accompanied by a group of devotees from Russia and Malaysia, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math branches to supervise the services, construction and nourish the devotees' hearts.

Sri Vyasa Puja Maha-Mahotsav Celebration in Quito, Ecuador
(29 September 2019 | 38 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Sharing photographs of devotees celebrate His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's divine appearance day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Quito, Ecuador.

 

 

Sat, 5 October 2019:
Unswerving Devotion
"I will tell you some examples of Guru-seva. There cannot be anything more important in your life than this. You must always remember this, then you will get supreme benefit. I always pray to the Lord that you may get relief from the illusory environment and come to serve the Lord."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration in Quezon, Philippines
(29 September 2019 | 3 photographs, 0.2 Mb)
Sharing photographs of devotees celebrate His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's divine appearance day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math center in Quezon, the Philippines.

 

 

Sun, 6 October 2019:
Great Advantage of Guru-Seva
"There are sixty-four devotional practices, and Prahlad Maharaj said among all those devotional practices Guru-seva has more importance. You must listen to what I am saying carefully. Remember it."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

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Mon, 7 October 2019:
Laws of Spiritual Kingdom
"When you aspire to enter Vrindavan's kingdom, you must apply for the visa at Radharani's lotus feet. When you get Her stamp of approval, then you can get the darshan of Vrindavan; and Radharani is Gurudev himself, so when you get his seal, then you can enter that domain."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Great news : GRAN NOTICIA | 'Guía Espiritual' en Español
By the mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and tireless affectionate service of His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Nandan Sadhu Maharaj, Guidance Volume 3 has been translated into Spanish and is now available for purchase all over the world in the online bookstore of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

 

More of auspicious news | Третий том «Наставлений»
By the causeless mercy and blessing of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, Guidance Volume 3 has been translated now into Russian and is now available for online reading or download.
По беспричинной милости и с благословения Шри Гурупадападмы Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа закончен перевод третьего тома «Наставлений» на русский язык. Это сокровище беспрецедентной сиддханты теперь доступно для чтения и скачивания.

 

 

Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's books at ONLINE BOOKSTORE


Guidance 1

Guidance 2

Guidance 3

Guidance 3
ESPAÑOL
 

Sri Upadesh 1
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Sri Upadesh 2
(Bengali)

Sri Upadesh 3
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Sri Puri Dham
Mahatmya-mukta-mala

(Bengali)

All these books, as well as other publication from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, are available for purchase at our main temples in India, as well as online from any country all over the world. All online orders are sent from Kolkata, India.
Should you have any enquiries, we will be happy to assist: info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Also available ONLINE in Russian (Электронные книги)

«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 1
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«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 2
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«НАСТАВЛЕНИЯ» Том 3
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Tue, 8 October 2019: (Lord Ramachandra's Vijya Utsav; Appearance of Sri Madhva Acharya)
Service to Guru: Abode of Benediction
"Those who fail to practise various devotional practices very quickly attain all perfection just by serving their Guru. Those who are fortunate can embrace this in their hearts—if you are always busy trying to make your Guru happy, you can attain perfection in this very life."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Sri Vyasa Puja Celebration in Sri Puri Dham
(29 September 2019 | 4 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
Sharing a few glimpses of the Vaishnavs assembled to observe and honour His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's divine appearance day at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in Sri Puri Dham, Odisha.

Outdoors Preaching in the Philippines
(5 October 2019 | 7 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
For the divine pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, Ratnanabha Prabhu and Ishani Devi Dasi go out to the market at Mapulang Lupa, Bulacan, to raise awareness of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math among the Filipinos.

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA: Chapter Fifteen
"Madhva Acharya also stayed here with his disciples for some time as a resident of the Dham. When Gaurangasundar mercifully revealed His most enchanting form to Madhva Acharya in a dream, He smilingly said to Madhva Acharya, 'Everyone knows that you are My eternal servant. When I appear in Nabadwip, I will follow your lineage.'"

 

Wed, 9 October 2019: (Sri Papankusha Ekadashi)
Supreme Desire of Supreme Lord
"You want to enjoy so much, but the Lord wants to enjoy with you all together and His desire is millions times stronger. That is why the Lord sends His associates to this world who come to engage you in the service of Lord and send You back to the Lord. We sit here amidst illusion and think, 'I want more,' But how much is your capacity to enjoy?"
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Book Fair Preaching in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata
(4-8 October 2019 | 31 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
For the divine pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees run a five-day preaching marathon outside Sevak Bhavan in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, taking advantage of the ubiquitous Durga Puja festival that annually engulfs Kolkata.

Sri Ekadasi Programme in Vijayawada and Bihar
(9 October 2019 | 5 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava. They are the mother of devotion." Photographs taken during the Nama-hatta programme held by devotees in South India and Bihar for the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 


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

 

Thu, 10 October 2019:
Entering Gurudev's Family
"Gurudev stretches his hand to you, but why do you not accept his hand? Gurudev calls out, 'Come, come! Come to my family!' Unless you enter this family, your anarthas will never leave you even if you chant millions of Holy Names with offences."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Visiting Kalna and Nrisingha Palli
(8 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to the Ladies' Ashram in Kalna and visits Sri Nrisingha Palli where much of the top floor's interior wall painting has been done by now and the works are continuing steadily towards completion.

 


In honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami:

Raghunath Das Goswami's Path
"We have no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not got mercy from Vaishnavs, we cannot get service from the Vaishnavs. That is why we always make Vaishnavs' disappearance festivals and remember such days."
Download (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 8 October 2011)

Highest Designation
"We do not want to be a master, we do not want to be a Guru—we want to be a servant of the servant. This is the most important thing in our spiritual life. If we can become a servant of a Vaishnav, that is the highest, that is the best qualification..."
Download (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 8 October 2011)

Raghunath Das Goswami's Pastimes: Nectar of Devotion
"In Mahaprabhu's time, and even after that, everybody wanted to be a servant. Das Goswami Prabhu, Jiva Goswami Prabhu, and others, were all servants. If you hear about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's pastimes you will get nectar."
Download (1.8 Mb, 4 min | 8 October 2011)

Humble and Chaste Service
"Wherever they are living now, we only want them to allow us to serve their associates, associates of our Gurudev, and our Guru. We do not want to enter their party, but we only want their service as a dog..."
Download (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 8 October 2011)

Bhukti, Mukti, Bhakti
What is mukti and what is bhakti? His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, Chapters 8 and 10, noting the exceptional character of devotion of Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami.
Download the audio (8 Mb, 17 min | 6 November 2010)

Two Oceans of Pastimes
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking about the glories and pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami on their disappearance day.
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 9 min | 5 October 2014)

Wholehearted Engagement
"This day is a day of Vaishnav seva. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu taught us what must be the quality of a Vaishnav and what must be the quality of your practising. What Das Goswami Prabhu showed, how he himself practised, is an example for us."
Download (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 9 October 2011)

 


Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

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: 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: 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, 11 October 2019:
Trade Secrets of Krishna Consciousness
"If one is to come to Vraja Krishna, one must imbibe the mood of Vraja. What does it mean to get the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu? If you can attract and give joy to Nitaichand with your kirtan, then you will feel taste and joy chanting kirtan—then you can get Radha-Krishna."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 

Sat, 12 October 2019:
Exposing Core of Disciple's Heart
"You do not enter into a relationship with the Guru just by taking a mantra from him. If you have love and affection for your Guru, then you have some relationship with your Guru, then your journey up the ladder of devotion has begun."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

 


 

—: INVITATION :—
Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Appearance Festival

Dear Devotees, Vaishnavs, and Well-Wishers,

On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the Sevaite-President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join us in Sripat Hapaniya Dham on the occasion of the grand festival in honour of the holy appearance 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, that falls on 22 October 2019 (Tuesday) this year.

The celebration of the festival starts at 4:30 a.m. with the morning arati of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu, followed by Nagar-sankirtan in the holy Sri Hapiniya Dham, and then, from 9 a.m., special lectures from the holy mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma, as well as the assembled venerable Vaishnavs, kirtans, offerings of glorification and flowers, bhoga offering, prasad distribution.

We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends for this celebration to enhance this great festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham or at any of our centres in India, as well as branches worldwide as per your convenience.

Date & Time:
22 October 2019 (Tuesday)
(4:30) 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Address:
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram,
Village Hapaniya,
District of Burdwan, W.Bengal
Mobile phone (Bengali): 8967719158 / 9733402601

Some preparations 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), muri, puri/luchi with alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, chaunsa mango.

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)

 

Sun, 13 October 2019:
Core of Mission's Heart
"If you take life away, is there any value in the body? The same is true for our spiritual life—if you remove Guru from your spiritual life, you remove life from your body. If you remove service to the Lord from a temple, this temple loses its very life."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)

Visiting Sri Nrisingha Palli
(11/12 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple to check on the commenced tiling works and the continuing painting works on the new floor above nat mandir and the outbuilding toilets.

Visiting Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(11/12 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 1 Mb)
As the festival of the divine appearance of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is coming soon, His Divine Grace visits Sripat Hapaniya Dham Temple to check on the painting works and make sure everything is getting ready for the grand festival in less than two weeks.

 


In honour of Sri Damodar/Kartik Month:

Damodar Month
"This Kartik month (Damodar month) is Krishna's dearmost month. There is Radha-Damodar temple near our Vrindavan temple and every Kartik we go for parikrama in Vrindavan. This year also we have a great wish to start Vrindavan parikrama in Damodar month."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

Damodarastakam
"We sing Damodarastakam about the pastimes of the Lord written by Satyavrata Muni every Kartik month. That is a very important song in our spiritual life."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)

Attend to Kirtan—Attain Kirtan
"Who can understand these songs? We cannot even understand 'trnad api sunichena...' then can we proceed to the other songs? If we want to chant the Name of Krishna, then we must become like this—trnad api sunichena...—as we sing in this kirtan."
Download (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 7 November 2012 | Bengali)

 

Kartik Month Kirtans:
Following the tradition established at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, after the regular morning and evening kirtans, the following kirtans are chanted every day:

Morning:
Damodarastakam
"To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of Mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed—to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances."
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Sri Sriman Mahaprabhur Sata-Nama (nadiya-nagare nitai)
"In the towns and villages of Nadia, Lord Nityananda ecstatically dances and sings these names of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: Lord Chaitanya is the beloved son of Jagannath Misra; He is Mahaprabhu, the great master, protector, and maintainer of the whole world...."
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Sri Krsner Vimsottara-sata-Nama-Sankirtana (nagare nagare gora gay)
"From village to village Lord Gaura sings these names of Sri Krishna: Krishna is the baby who feeds on the breast of Mother Yasoda. He is the son of Maharaj Nanda, dark blue like and indra-nila gem, and the life of the residents of Vraja."
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Evening:
Sri Sri Siksastakam
"If you aspire to chant the Name of Krishna, then, with great care, become qualified to do so. Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean. Practise tolerance like a tree..."
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Mon, 14 October 2019:
"I Want to Be a Good Follower of My Gurudev"
"I have never wanted to be a Guru, and to this day I still do not think that I am a Guru. I always think that I want to be a good disciple of my Gurudev—I want to be a servitor of Gurudev's devotees, I want to be a good follower of my Gurudev."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 September 2019)

 

Tue, 15 October 2019:
Month of Service—Life of Service
"Today Kartik-vrata, or niyom-seva, starts. Our temple observes it from purnima to purnima, and some other temples do it from dvadasi to dvadasi. One day I asked Gurudev what niyom-seva meant..."
Download the audio (6.4 Mb, 14 min | 13 October 2019)

 

Wed, 16 October 2019:
Religion of Jiva Soul
"When the jiva souls is attracted by the illusory environment, it cannot easily remember what is its duty or who it is—the soul cannot understand it because the real things become hidden inside the soul."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 14 October 2019)

 

Thu, 17 October 2019:
Mature Service Life
"Through sravan and kirtan, all your bad elements will go away—after that, you will get attachment to doing your service properly every day. We must be steady and firm. If you practise every moment and every day, then it will be good for you—in this way, your devotional life will go the proper way and to the proper place."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 14 October 2019)

Visiting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Tarakeshwar
(16 October 2019 | 7 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Tarakeshwar to nourish devotees with his divine presence, Hari-katha and instructions, as well as distribute invitation to the forthcoming festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham.

 

Fri, 18 October 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur)
Purify Yourself
"When you stay with Gurudev, you should not only stay with your body and mind—you must stay with Gurudev with your heart and soul. It is necessary to have chastity to your Gurudev. We should not try to purify others—first we must purify ourselves through sravanam and kirtanam."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 14 October 2019)

 


In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur:

 

Srila Narottam Das Thakur's Separation
"How did he leave his body? It was unbelievable. It happened on the panchami (fifth) day of the Kartik month, that is today... One day, he was chanting and the devotees could see that he was saying, 'I want to go, I want to go.' He said this in front of everybody..."
Download (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 4 November 2012)

 

"We have no quality, no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not got mercy from Vaishnavs, we cannot acquire, or get, service from the Vaishnavs. That is why we always make Vaishnavs' tirobhav (disappearance) festivals and remember such days.

"We are praying to that Vaishnav Thakur [Srila Narottam Das Thakur], 'Wherever you are staying, Prabhu, wherever you are living now, we want to serve your servant! We want to serve your servant's servant.' We pray we can get some mercy and can serve him, can protect his line and preach about him."

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, please deliver Narottam this time!"

Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

Thakura vaisnava-gana | ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
"Narottam Das says, 'Seeing and hearing about my situation, I am stricken with fear. Please rescue me and keep me by your side.'"

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

Nitai-pada kamala
"Always aspire for Nitai's feet. Narottam is very sad: 'O Nitai! Make me happy. Keep me beside your reddish feet.'"

Sri Krsna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more
"O Srinivas Acharya Prabhu! Be merciful! Narottam Das prays for the association of Ramachandra Kaviraj."

Gaurangera Duti Pada
"Whether he lives in a house or in the forest, Narottam Das begs for the association of one who calls, 'O Gauranga!'"

Sri-rupa-manjari-pada | শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
"O Rupa! Please be merciful to me, give me shelter at your lotus feet. Narottam is praying for your shelter."

Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

Hari haraye nama krsna | হরি হরয়ে নমঃ কৃষ্ণ
"Aspiring for the lotus feet of Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas, Narottam Das chants the Holy Name."

 

Narottam Das Thakur: Our Guru, Our Protector, Our Shelter
"Narottam Das Thakur is our Guru-varga. If you think how much he tried to preach, you will wonder, 'How is it possible?' You can understand how much he preached and how he protected our line if you think about his songs."
Download (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 4 Nov. 2012)

Srila Narottam Das Thakur: Bona Fide Benefactor
"Who will you call a Guru? A Guru is not someone whose profession is to make disciples, who only takes your money. The Guru gives a conception, gives some wealth, property, with which you can go to your real home..."
Download (2.7 Mb, 6 min | 4 Nov. 2012)

 

In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur [From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today is the Disappearance Day of Srila Narottam Thakur, so I would like to say a few words to glorify him. Before Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur most of the Vaisnava songs came from Srila Narottam Thakur. But although he wrote many beautiful songs of devotion, Narottam Das Thakur was not just a song writer, he was a great pandit and more than that, he was a devotee of Sri Chaitanyadev."

 

Sat, 19 October 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj)
Watch Out
"Sometimes, we can be distributing preaching in the proper way, but we ourselves cannot reach our destination. This happens because of our mind. Practitioners must be always careful. We must always stay attached to our service and to our practice."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 15 October 2019)

 


In honour of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj:

— { Pranam mantra } —

saumyam suddha-tanum sudhamsu-vadanam sarasvatam sundaram
namananda-puram prasanta-manasam samsara-santarakam
abalayad-bhagavat-padabja-madhupam dinarti-ham daivatam
vande bhakti-vicharakam prabhu-varam yayavara-svaminam

"I offer my obeisance unto my great master, the worshippable Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj. He is a beautiful follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and has been a bee in the lotus feet of the Lord since his youth. He has a divine form and a moonlike face. He is filled with the Name's ecstasy and his heart is tranquil. He is gentle, he relieves the fallen of their distress, and he delivers the world."

(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Sripad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj (by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
"Srila Jajavar Maharaj joined the Gaudiya Mission of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur at a very young age. He could sing nicely, and he looked very simple—there was not a shadow of inauspiciousness in his body..."
Download the audio (8.4 Mb, 25 min | 24 October 1987)

 

Sun, 20 October 2019:
Authorised Service
"There can be different kinds of service. It can be anything—any way you can fulfil the desire of a Vaishnav is service; any way you can fulfil the desire of your Guru is service."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 15 October 2019)

 


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)

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».

 


 

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Mon, 21 October 2019: (Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda; sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Internal Initiation
"Many practitioners only take the mantras from Gurudev and then do not recite them, otherwise if they recite it daily and properly how can they forget it? Devotees arrange big plates, but actually it is necessary to give your heart—other things are external."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 15 October 2019)

Visiting Sripat Hapaniya Dham and Sri Nrisingha Palli
(19 October 2019 | 34 photographs, 2.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sripat Hapaniya Dham to final preparations for the forthcoming festival and to Sri Nrisingha Palli to supervise the construction works.

Visiting Sripat Hapaniya Dham and Sri Ekachakra
(20 October 2019 | 42 photographs, 2.5 Mb)
The next day His Divine Grace comes back to Sripat Hapaniya Dham to take there some paraphernalia for the festival and then proceeds to Sri Ekachakra Dham to check on the construction works and the temple maintenance.

Sunday Programme in Indirapuram, Uttar Pradesh
(20 October 2019 | 3 photographs, 0.1 Mb)
Sharing photographs from a weekly Sunday devotional programme hosted by Sumangala Devi Dasi for the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in Indirapuram (Uttar Pradesh).

 


In honour of Sri Radha Kunda's manifestation day:

Dear and Dearmost
"Krishna said to Radharani, 'OK, so Your kunda is better, and My kunda is all poison, but if we mix some of the water from Your kunda into My kunda, then the kunda will be purified!'"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 13 August 2009)

 


In honour of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's sannyas day:

~ Pranam-mantra ~

gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
chintyachintya-samasta-veda-nipunam sri-rupa-panthanugam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam

"I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev’s associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord."

 

"The day after Srila Guru Maharaj gave Srila Govinda Maharaj sannyasa was Guru Maharaj's own Appearance Day and he was very happy on that day. Early that morning I went to see him and said, 'Srila Guru Maharaj, yesterday you gave Srila Govinda Maharaj sannyasa; but I think he took sannyasa many, many lifetimes ago.' He replied, 'Oh, you want to say that this is only being done to show the people who he is, but actually he is much more than that?' Srila Guru Maharaj was smiling and laughing, and on that morning, his own Appearance Day, he sat on his chair and for maybe two or three hours he talked about Srila Govinda Maharaj. This was the Appearance Day of the Guru but the Guru was doing kirtan of the disciple!"

{ Book Shelf }
An extensive selection of books, articles and poetry by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj available for online reading and download, as well as purchase from any of our temples worldwide.

Biography of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
A glorification article that sprang forth from the interpretation of the Pranam-mantra of His Divine Grace and was originally published as an Appendix to the Revealed Truth.

 

Sannyas Day (20 photographs, 2.3 Mb)
Archive photographs taken on 6 November 1985, on the day Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj accepted the sannyas order from His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

 

Jaya jaya gurudever | জয় জয় গুরুদেবের
"All glory to the effulgent arati of Srila Gurudev taking place at the foot of Govardhan for the beneft of the world! All glory to the mine of joy, Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami, who is the crown-jewel of Gurus!"

 

Tue, 22 October 2019: (Divine appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Six Faults
"Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu says that there are six obstacles—atyahara, prayascha, prajalpa, niyamagraha, laulancha, janasangancha—and these six elements, six faults destroy one's devotion."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 15 October 2019)

Adhivas Day in Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(21 October 2019 | 73 photographs, 4.6 Mb)
The day passes happily in numerous services in preparation for the festival. His Divine Grace comes to stay the night at the temple, and as devotees from all over Bengal and local area start flocking in, everybody receives a share of mercy—an opportunity to participate in the festival.

 

~ Pranam-mantra ~

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter."

 

What Is Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and Its Distinctions
An exquisite and profoundly fundamental chapter from Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's book Guidance, Volume 3, dwelling on the mission and distinctive characteristics of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

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)

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)

{ Book Shelf }
An extensive selection of books, articles and poetry by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj available for online reading and download, as well as purchase from any of our temples worldwide.

Biography of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Guru Maharaj's extensive recollections of his childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

Photo Album: (35 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
A collection of selected photographs of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now added to the archive of photographs. (Part 1)

 

 


SONG: Jaya Guru Maharaja | জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’ যতিরাজেশ্বর
"All glory to Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami, the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis! You revealed your Pastimes in this world as the saviour of the fallen and delivered the sinful and unfortunate souls."

Sri-gaura-mandala majhe | শ্রীগুর্ব্বাবির্ভাব প্রশস্তি
"In Sri Gaura Mandal, there is a village called Hapaniya where my Lord, an abode of all good qualities, appeared. It stands on the bank of the Ganga, who is very merciful to the fallen souls; renowned in the whole world, this abode is a holy repository of knowledge and jewels of logic."

SONG: Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is the embodiment of perfect siddhanta and the ultimate refuge for the sadhus who follow Sri Rupa..."

 

Wed, 23 October 2019:
Six Qualities
"Those who have enthusiasm for chanting the Holy Name, for doing service and other devotional activities, who like to serve devotees in various ways, they will gradually get devotion to Krishna."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 15 October 2019)

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(22 October 2019 | 89 photographs, 7.4 Mb)
Photographs from the grand festival of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance day celebrated at Sripat Hapaniya Dham in the assembly of holy Vaishnavs and devotees, in the shade of the holy lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. With many hundreds of devotees attending the programme, the festival passes joyfully and successfully.

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in Kolkata
(22 October 2019 | 18 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
Striving to please His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees beautifully observe the holy appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj at the Sevak Bhavan in Kolkata.

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in Vijayawada
(22 October 2019 | 12 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
For the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees observe the holy appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the association of Sripad B.V. Muni Maharaj and Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj.

 

Thu, 24 October 2019: (Sri Rama Ekadasi)
Do Not Overstep
"Just as you cannot compare Ganges water with any other water, in the same way you cannot compare a devotee to a non-devotee—the difference is vast. If a devotee has some fault, Krishna will remove it."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 15 October 2019)

Sri Vyasa Puja Festival in Bokaro
(22 October 2019 | 19 photographs, 7.4 Mb)
Striving to please Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj devotees observe the divine appearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj in a beautiful festival arranged in the devotional community in Bokaro, Jharkhand.

 


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

 

Fri, 25 October 2019: (Sri Gurupadpadma starts the journey to Govardhan with the devotees)
At the Temple of Adi Haridev
"This is the temple of Haridev. Every year when we do Govardhan parikrama we come here to offer our obeisance following the order of our Guru-varga. The Deity of Adi Haridev was installed by Krishna's great-grandson more than five thousand years ago..."
Download the audio (4.3 Mb, 11 min | 6 Nov. 2018 | English & Bengali)

 

Sat, 26 October 2019: (Parikrama Party arrives at Govardhan)
Glory of Manasi Ganga
"This Haridev Temple is located to the south of Manasi Ganga. When it came to the temple of Asadi Purnima, Nanda Maharaj, Mother Yasoda and other Vraja-basis wanted to travel to the Ganges to bathe in her water..."
Download the audio (4.3 Mb, 11 min | 6 Nov. 2018 | English & Bengali)

 

Sun, 27 October 2019: (Offering lamps in the temples)
On the Bank of Brahma Kunda
"We have come to Brahma Kunda. Do you remember where we have been today before that? You must listen attentively and keep these things on your head and in your heart. This Brahma Kunda is also known as Brahma-guha (the cave of Brahma)..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 6 Nov. 2018 | English & Bengali)

Arrival at Sri Govardhan
(25-26 October 2019 | 28 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives in Sri Mathura and Govardhan with a large group of devotees to commence the grand annual parikrama of Sri Govardhan and Sri Vrindavan Dham.

 


 

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Mon, 28 October 2019: (Dipavali; first day of Sri Govardhan Parikrama)
"Surrender to Giriraj"
"You must leave everything to the Lord, to Giriraj. If you make your own arrangements, then the Lord says, 'You are making your own arrangements, therefore I will not look after you.' Remember this—those who have no one, have the Lord; and those who have many things, have nothing, the Lord is not by their side."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 7 Nov. 2018 | English & Bengali)

Sri Govardhan Parikrama: Day One
(28 October 2019 | 61 photographs, 5 Mb)
Early in the morning, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj commences Sri Govardhan Parvat parikrama and takes the devotees around the south-west part of Govardhan to take the holy darshan of Aanyor village, Sri Govinda Kunda (and the temple of Adi Gopal), and Sri Haldi Kunda.

Sri Govardhan Parikrama Adhivas
(27 October 2019 | 81 photographs, 4.9 Mb)
The first day at Sri Govardhan passes in many beautiful moments—devotees from all over the world receive His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's darshan, and in the late afternoon Sri Gurupadpadma takes the devotees to the first four places at Sri Govardhan—Sri Adi-Haridev Mandir, Sri Brahma Kunda, Sri Manasi Ganga, and Srila Sanatan Goswami's bhajan kutir.

 

Appearance of Sri Giriraj
"...When I was doing Govardhan parikrama, I was looking both sides, thinking (Gurudev was also thinking), 'You have made the temple in Govinda Kunda, but how you will bring Govardhan? How will you get Him?'"
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min)

Parikrama of Sri Govardhan
"How do we do parikrama? Govardhan is like a peacock, our temple is near Manasa Ganga, at the mouth of Govardhan, and we start the parikrama from the tail and do half portion one day, and the second half the next day."
Download the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min)

The Aanyor Village
"During the parikrama, we pass a village called Aanyor when we go to see Govinda Kunda. One day, Madhavendra Puri was sitting there and chanting all day..."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min)

Holy Places for Holy Deeds
"As long as there are the glories of the Lord in the world, there will be Ganga, there will be Yamuna, there will be Govardhan, but now is Kali-yuga, and the time is coming when the Ganges will disappear, Govardhan will disappear..."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min)

First Part of Sri Govardhan Parikrama
"Yesterday, we went to the Manasi Ganga. After that, we went to Haridev mandir, then Brahma Kunda. Then, there is Santan Goswami's bhajan-kutir and Chakleshwar Mahadev on the bank of the Manasi Ganga. Today, we went to Govinda Kunda."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 7 November 2018)

Govardhan's Appearance in Vrindavan
"Yesterday and today also, we were explaining how Govardhan was brought to Vrindavan by Pulastya Muni. Govardhan was a son of Drona Parvat (Dronachal), and actually Govardhan was originally in Salmaladvipa..."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 7 November 2018)

 

Tue, 29 October 2019: (Sri Govardhan Puja; second day of Sri Govardhan Parikrama)
Three Chambers of Heart
"Actually we do not have any capacity to do the parikrama—if Radharani, Gurudev give their mercy, then only can we circumambulate their holy abode. Do you think everybody can do it? Everybody says they are going to Goloka, Vrindavan, but instead they go to serve Maya."
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 9 min | 28 October 2019)

Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "According to your ability, get sweets, fruit, etc., offer everything to Giriraj today, serve Giriraj from your heart and pray to Him that you may be able to serve Him and His devotees. You must pray to Giriraj, 'O Lord, please give us Your mercy, please give us Your blessing so that we may serve You forever, until our death.'"

 

Evening Class at Sri Govardhan
(28 October 2019 | 37 photographs, 2.2 Mb)
Photographs taken during the evening arati, temple parikrama, and the evening class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj at Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan.

 

Sri Govardhan Puja: Annakut Mahotsav
(29 October 2019 | 72 photographs, 5.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the annual grand festival of Sri Giriraj Govardhan in the assembly of Vaishnavs and fortunate devotees. The first half of the day is spent in various services and devotional programmes culminating with the noon arati and prasad-seva.

Sri Govardhan Parikrama, Day Two
(29 October 2019 | 49 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
During the second day of Sri Govardhan Parikrama, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes the devotees around the north-east part of Govardhan taking the darshan of Sri Uddhav Kunda, Sri Gaudiya Math, samadhi of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu, Sri Radha Kunda, Sri Shyama Kunda, Vraja Svananda Sukhada Kunja, Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's bhajan kutir, Sri Lalita Kunda, and Sri Kusum Sarovar.

 

 

Recordings from Sri Govardhan Parikrama 2019 (Part 1):

27 October 2019, Sri Govardhan Parikrama Adhivas
(Click 'download' to download the audio or listen to it online)

Sri Haridev Mandir   DOWNLOAD (5.1 Mb, 12 min)
Srila Sanatan Goswami's Bhajan Kutir   DOWNLOAD (0.3 Mb, 1 min)
Evening kirtans (Sri Guru charana-padma, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more, Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara, Nitai-pada-kamala, Emona durmati samsara bhitare, Mayura-mukuta Pitambaradhari, Hare Krishna maha-mantra)   DOWNLOAD (13.4 Mb, 32 min)
Evening class (Bengali) (History of Govardhan Temple, chastity, doing parikrama through service and devotees' association; the meaning of being a disciple; leaving worries about the mundane life, meaning and value of human life; Srila Sanatan Goswami doing parikrama in his old age; reading from Sri Garga Samhita about the appearance of Sri Govardhan; Sri Govardhan Puja)   DOWNLOAD (10.3 Mb, 25 min)

28 October 2019, Sri Govardhan Parikrama, Day One

Sri Aanyor Village   DOWNLOAD (4 Mb, 10 min)
Evening class (Bengali) (Preparing for Govardhan Puja, entering into anugatya service—service under guidance of Sri Guru. Ekadanda sannyas and Mahaprabhu's tridanda sannyas—service with mind, words and deeds, with humility, tolerance and honour for others.)   DOWNLOAD (3.6 Mb, 9 min)
Evening kirtans (Gurudev bada krpa kari, Ei-bara karuna kara Vaisnava Gosai, Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya, Yadi Gaura na ha'ta tabe ki ha-ita, Jaya Radha-Madhava, Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava, Sri Damodarastakam, Siksastakam kirtans)   DOWNLOAD (23.5 Mb, 56 min)

 

deve varsati yajna-viplavarusa vajrasma-varsanilaih
sidat-pala-pasu-striyatma-saranam drstvanukampy-utsmayam
utpatyaika-karena sailamavalo lilochchhilindhram yatha
bibrad gosthamapan mahendram adabhit priyan na indro gavam

"Indra became angry when his sacrifice was disrupted, and thus he caused rain and hail to fall on Gokula, accompanied by lightning and powerful winds, all of which brought great suffering to the cowherds, animals and women there. When Lord Krishna, who is by nature always compassionate, saw the condition of those who had only Him as their shelter, He smiled broadly and lifted Govardhana Hill with one hand, just as a small child picks up a mushroom to play with it. Holding up the hill, He protected the cowherd community. May He, Govinda, the Lord of the cows and the destroyer of Indra's false pride, be pleased with us."

—Srimad-Bhagavatam 10.26.25

pramada-madana-lilah kandare kandare te
rachayati nava-yunor dvandvam asminn amandam
iti kila kalanartham lagnakas tad-dvayor me
nija-nikata-nivasam dehi govardhana tvam

"O Govardhan, the Divine Couple liberally enact Pastimes of mad love in your caves. Please grant me a dwelling beside you so I can see Their Pastimes."

—Srila Raghunath Das Goswami

 

 


Govardhan's Appearance in Vrindavan
"Yesterday and today also, we were explaining how Govardhan was brought to Vrindavan by Pulastya Muni. Govardhan was a son of Drona Parvat (Dronachal), and actually Govardhan was originally in Salmaladvipa..."
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Sri Govardhan Puja and Pastime
"Krishna said, 'If you worship Govardhan, all demigods' puja will automatically be performed!' Nanda Maharaj agreed. From then they started Govardhan puja. Today is that day. I am also going to explain today what is Govardhan. It is said that if anybody touches Giriraj, if anybody even hears about Giriraj's glories, they will go to Vaikuntha..."
Download (2.8 Mb, 8 min | 31 October 2016)

"Lord of Cows" [Loving Search for the Lost Servant]
'Different material tendencies and mental impulses may attack us—even Indra himself, the king of heaven and the controller of all ordinary activities, may attack us—but if we are attentive towards our goal, if we are careful to read the order of Krsna, He will protect us in the shade of His lotus feet. He will give us shelter under the shade of Govardhana Hill, where no Indra will be able to touch our heads. And with full faith that Krsna will give us protection, we should try to take shelter under Govardhana Hill and pray: "O Krsna, give me protection from all the difficulties that may come to attack me because of my leaving behind my ordinary obligations."'

This day in 2014:

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj speaking in English and Bengali about the Govardhan Pastime of Lord Sri Krishna.
Listen online: Download (11 Mb, ~23 min | 14 November 2012)

Sri Govardhan Puja (Year 2014)
A joyful festival celebrating Lord Krishna lifting Sri Govardhan Hill and a parikrama to the holy places around Sri Govardhan. Day two of the annual Kartik Pilgrimage.

 

Sri Govardhan Parikrama: Day Two (Year 2014)
The Kartik Pilgrimage continues: the second part of the Parikrama around the holy places at Sri Govardhan. Among the numerous visited places on this day are Sri Uddhav Kunda, Sri Radha Kunda, Sri Kusum Sarovar.

 


This day in 2015:

Defeating the Pride
A Bengali class of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj:
• Mahaprabhu defeating Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, Digvijayi Pandit, tricking thieves, teaching Prakasananda Saraswati a lesson • Bali Maharaj's surrender • teaching Indra a lesson (Govardhan Pastime) • strong faith in Deity service (Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Raghunandan Thakur) • rare and valuable life.
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Sri Govardhan Puja (15 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
In the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees celebrate Sri Govardhan Puja and worship the cows at Sri Gupta Govardhan temple at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat, Sri Nabadwip Dham. (Photographs taken on 12 November 2015)

 

Sri Govardhan Puja class (Archive video, Bengali)
An archive video recording of Sri Govardhan Puja day celebrated at Srila Sridhar Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan Dham, in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.

 

 


This day in 2016:

Observing and Celebrating Sri Govardhan Puja
Photographs of Sri Govardhan Puja festival observed at the temple of Mahaprabhu's Divine Water Play at Sri Nabadwip Dham in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
(22 photographs, 1.3 Mb | 31 October 2016)

 


This day in 2017:

Sri Govardhan Puja: Annakut Maha-Mahotsav
(48 photographs, 3.1 Mb | 20 October 2017)
Photographs taken during the grand auspicious festival of Sri Govardhan Puja observed today at the temple of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan-Mohanjiu at Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, under the supreme guidance of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and in the association of the worshippable Vaishnavs and devotees.

 


This day in 2018:

Sri Govardhan Puja Festival
(8 November 2018 | 108 photographs, 7.7 Mb)
The grand Annakut Mahotsav observed by the extremely fortunate devotees in the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and in the association of Vaishnavs from all over the world at the temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Govardhan Dham, Uttar Predesh.

 


SONG: Sri Gupta Govardhan Arati
"All glories, all glories, to the grand arati of Sri Giriraj! In the midst of Sri Gaura-mandal, it brings auspiciousness to the entire universe."

SONG: Radha-kunda-tata | করাধাকুণ্ডতট
"The grove-dwelling on the banks of Radha-kunda, Govardhan Hill, the banks of the Yamuna River. I can never leave all these things so dear to me, without them I know I'll surely die."

SONG: Dasa-avatara-stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"I offer my obeisance unto Sri Krsna, who assumes ten forms and rescues the Vedas, upholds Mandara Mountain, uplifts the earth, rips apart demons, deceives Bali Maharaj, kills the ksatriyas, conquers Ravan, carries a plough, shows compassion, and annihilates the wicked."

SONG: Damodarastakam | শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্
"To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who [due to the offence of breaking the pot of yogurt that his mother was churning into butter and then stealing the butter that was kept hanging from a swing] is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of Mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed—to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances."

Mayura mukuta | ময়ূর-মুকুট
"He wears a peacock feather crown and yellow garments. He holds the flute and lifts the Govardhan Hill! All glory to the son of Yasoda, Krishna, Murari. Glory to He who holds the flute and lifts the Govardhan Hill!"

 

Wed, 30 October 2019: (Parikrama of Varshana, Nandagram, etc.; arrival in Vrindavan)
Glory of Govardhan
"Where were all the Vraja-basis and their cows to go now? Nanda Maharaj said, 'Gopal, we listened to You and worshipped Govardhan, but now all fields are flooded and the water is coming to our houses. Where will we go?' Surrender is the main thing."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 7 November 2018)

Parikrama of Sri Mathura District
(30 October 2019 | 82 photographs, 6.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes the devotees to the district of Mathura: Sri Uchagaon, Sri Varsana, Sri Nandagaon, and Kadam Khandi. The parikrama day finishes very late in the evening as His Divine Grace and the devotees arrive at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Vrindavan Dham to continue Sri Kartik tour.

 

 

Thu, 31 October 2019: (Disappearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad; parikrama of Vrindavan)
Devotional Business
"The duty of those who stay here in Vrindavan is to serve the sadhus who come from Bengal and other places—to give them a place to stay and to give them prasadam. This is what Sriman Mahaprabhu taught Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sanatan Goswami."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 7 November 2018)

Parikrama of Sri Vrindavan Dham
(31 October 2019 | 68 photographs, 6.7 Mb)
Having arrived in Sri Vrindavan, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues Sri Kartik tour and in the afternoon takes the devotees to Umlitala, Sri Imlitala, Chir Ghat, Keshi Ghat, Vishram-sthan, and Kaliya Ghat.

 

Sri Govardhan Puja Celebration in Soquel
(29 October 2019 | 14 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
Devotees happily celebrate Sri Govardhan Puja in the shelter of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj's lotus feet and guidance. Sharing a few benedictine glimpses captured during the festival.

 

 

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj: Intimate Friend and More
"Srila Prabhupad A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj gave much respect to Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. You know when Srila Sridhar Maharaj and our Gurudev were in Kolkata, they lived together with A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj for many years..."
Download (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 22 October 2011)

 

Srila Swami Maharaj Prabhupad (Spoken on the appearance day)
"Without his mercy we would not have been able to think anything today, but we are very happy and we are making today a festival for Srila Swami Maharaj, on his appearance day. Everybody must pray for his mercy."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 15 August 2009)

 

vaisnavera guna-gana karile jivera trana
suniyachhi sadhu-guru-mukhe
"Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru."
"If we give some honour, give some glorification to the Vaishnavs, it is actually for our benefit. It is for our own benefit that we do some ceremonies, some festivals, glorifying the Vaishnavs. It is necessary for our spiritual life, and it is one of the bhaktyanga, one of the practising processes. That is why we make Vaishnavs' disappearance and appearance festivals."
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

namah om visnupadaya krsna-presthaya bhutale
swami sri bhaktivedanta prabhupadaya te namah
gurvajnam sirasi-dhrtva saktyavesa sva-rupine
hare-krsneti mantrena paschatya-prachya-tarine
visvacharya prabaryaya divya karunya murtaye
sri bhagavata-madhurya-gita-jnana pradayine
gaura-sri-rupa-siddhanta-saraswati nisevine
radha-krsna-padambhoja-bhrngaya gurave namah

"I offer my humble obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, who is Krishna's beloved associate and who came down to this plane from Goloka. Taking the order of his guru on his head, he is the saktyavesa (empowered) avatar of Nityananda Prabhu personified. He distributed the Hare Krsna mantra all over the Eastern and Western world, delivering and uplifting all fallen souls. He is the best of millions of jagat-gurus, because he is the personification of divine mercy. He has distributed the sweet nectar of Srimad-Bhagavatam and the transcendental knowledge of Bhagavad-gita all over the world. He is constantly engaged in exclusive devotional service to Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura, Srila Rupa Goswami, and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I offer my humble obeisances unto Srila Prabhupada, who is like a bumble-bee always tasting the nectar of the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda."

 

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. If anyone comes to you, their sins go away."

SONG: Vaisnava thakura dayara sagara | বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর দয়ার সাগর
"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. Mercifully give me a drop of faith and bestow upon me the wealth of Krishna's Name."

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! It is not possible to conquer maya by engaging in maya. I see no other way to get relief except for the mercy of sadhus."

 

 

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Chanting: Maha-Mantra and Bhajans
'A girl came to me yesterday and argued with me: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math follows mostly Guru, and Iskcon follows mostly Krishna; we chant so many bhajans, and they mostly chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra. I told her...'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
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