Tue, 2 March 2021
Mission in Sri Ekachakra Dham
"Nityananda Prabhu bestowed his mercy all over the world. We can see the influence of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu even in Srila Sridhar Maharaj's life also and we can understand from all of this how glorious Sriman Nityananda Prabhu is."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programme in Laskarpur
(1 March 2021 | 16 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Accepting an invitation from devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes with his associates to attend a preaching programme to the south of Kolkata to enthuse the fortunate soul in perfect practise of Krishna consciousness, as well as spread the news and deliver the invitations for Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

Religion of the Heart
This book was prepared and published first in 2006 by His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj, and was received with great joy by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Presenting it now online for reading and downloading:
"We do not know how good we are, but I see that what comes from our kitchen is very tasteful for the jiva souls. I could not conceive that this book would be like this, and it is coming from Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj, then neither I, nor you know what will be inside, but when I have seen it, then I can say this book has come out perfectly."
(Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 

Mon, 1 March 2021
Overflowing and Grand Festival
"I was very busy with the festival of Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day in Sri Ekachakra Dham last week. So many devotees came to this festival—crowds and crowds of people. The temple was overflooded. This is only the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu and Gurudev."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programme in Basirhat
(28 February 2021 | 19 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a preaching programme hosted by the devotees in Basirhat, sharing the news of the recent festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham and inviting everyone to join Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 

Sun, 28 February 2021
Pride in Our Identity
"It is unfortunate that people become big, great Ph.D. and become very proud of that. What should we be proud of? We must be proud of being eternal servants of the servants of devotees. This is our main pride. Yet, we become proud of our mundane education. Real education is when you learn to be a devotee."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 21 February 2021)

 

শ্রীগৌড়ীয়-পর্ব্ব-তালিকা ৫৩৪-৫৩৫
শুভ তিথি, একাদশী ও উপবাস তিথি, পরাণ সময় এবং আগামী বছরের মহোৎসব তিথি । এখন অনলাইনে পড়তে কিংবা PDF ডাউনলোড করতে পারেন ।
(The Bengali Vaishnava Calendar for the next year, 2020-2021.)

SRI VAISHNAVA CALENDAR FOR 2021-2022
The calendar of auspicious days, festivals and fasting celebrated and observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the following year (Sri Gaurabda 536, or 2021-2022) is now available online.
His Divine Grace instructs: "We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."

List of Fasting Days for 2021-2022 | শ্রীহরিবাসর-ব্রত-তালিকা
A print-friendly PDF file in English and Bengali containing the list of the fasting days for 2021-2022 as observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 

Sat, 27 February 2021
Construction Pastimes
"They have finished the goshala today. We have made a new goshala here in Ekachakra, because there are so many cows now, and the old goshala had become too small. So, I have expanded it..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 21 February 2021)

Festival at Sri Ekachakra Dham: Day Four
(26 February 2021 | 23 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken during the last day of the grand annual festival at Sri Ekachakra Dham. His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj spends the day with the devotees, giving initiations, nourishment, and evening class to all the fortunate souls before leaving Sri Ekachakra Dham to continue the service pastimes in other parts of Bengal.

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Festival (São Paulo)
(25 February 2021 | 7 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
Photographs of devotees observing the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's preaching centre in São Paulo, Brazil.

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Festival (Veracruz)
(25 February 2021 | 15 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
Devotees observe the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Veracruz, Mexico. Sharing photographs taking throughout the day at the temple of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda Nandanandana.

 


Today in the calendar: Purnima. Sri Krishna's Madhurotsav. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur:

Whole-Hearted Service
"Narottam Das Thakur was born in Sripat Keturi (Bangladesh) and in his life he composed many Vaishnav songs. Actually, all our Guru-varga serve the Lord and serve their Guru whole-heartedly, with body, mind, and speech."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 6 min | 16 June 2010)

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 / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 4 November 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 November 2012)

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)

Srila Narottam Das Thakur: His Mission in Bengal
"Three persons had promised to stay in Vrindavan, but they left their promise and came to Bengal. When Narottam Das Thakur came to Bengal he found so many great devotees who were not getting good association. He kept Mahaprabhu's conception properly. We pray we can get some mercy and can serve him, protect his line and preach about him."
Download (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 4 November 2012)

Beware of Maya
"After some days there will come Guru Maharaj's appearance festival. We must honour his appearance day properly... Always, at all times, be alert, be aware of Maya. Maya does not mean some girl or a woman..."
Download (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 4 November 2012)

Kirtans: • Ye anila prema-dhana • Hari haraye nama krsna.
Download (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 4 November 2012)

Beware Imitation
"If you follow Narottam Das Thakur's advice, this is good, but if you think you want to do what Narottam Das Thakur did, if you want to become Narottam, then it is a very big problem. Do not imitate Nityananda Prabhu."
Download / listen to the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min)

 

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."

 

"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."

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."

 

Fri, 26 February 2021 (Final day of Sri Ekachakra Festival)
Sri Gauda Mandal Parikrama
"I wanted to make a Gauda Mandal parikrama this year, but I wanted to make it with foreign devotees, and because not so many devotees are coming for Gaura Purnima this year, I cannot make it this year. I have decided to postpone it until next year."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 21 February 2021)

 

Thu, 25 February 2021 (Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Grand Appearance Festival; fast till noon)
Eternal Bond with Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I know many cannot come this year because of the situation, what can I say? It makes me very sad, and I miss them, but I hope that they will celebrate this day in their own centres, at their own homes. Every house should make a programme on this day, that is our happiness because we cannot conceive of anything in our life without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 21 February 2021)

Sri Ekachakra Festival: Appearance of Lord Nityananda Prabhu
(25 February 2021 | 84 photographs, 9 Mb)
Supremely fortunate to be in the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, devotees observe the holy appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu in a lavish current of Sri Hari-katha and Sri Hari-kirtan gushing in all four directions. We are honoured to share droplets of the nectar of this holy festival in photograph form. May this holiest of days bring auspiciousness to every heart of the universe.

Sri Ekachakra Festival: Day Two (Festival Adhivas)
(24 February 2021 | 38 photographs, 4.1 Mb)
Photographs from the Varaha-dvadasi and adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu observed by the most fortunate devotees in the shade of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, who is non-different from Sriman Nityananda Prabhu Himself.

 

The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
The Divine Pastimes of Sri Nityananda Prabhu compiled from lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj accompanied by a compilation of scriptural verses, kirtans, and Sanskrit compositions in glorification of Lord Nityananda Prabhu.
"We are very fortunate souls because we heard the divine Name of Nityananda Prabhu and we are following, as possible by us, Nityananda Prabhu's line. That is most clean and clear for the conditioned souls. We will get everything by the grace of Nityananda Prabhu and His associates. I must say to everyone: take shelter of the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu and you will have no fear from anywhere. We are all fallen souls and our only hope is the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu."

 

 

The first arati song sung three times daily at Sri Ekachakra Dham, led by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
"Glory, glory to Gurudev, Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the ocean of mercy. He manifested the self-effulgent service to Guru Gaura Nityananda in Sri Ekachakra Dham for the benefit of the whole world."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min | 1 February 2015)

Sri Mangal Arati
Recording of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leading the morning arati at Sri Ekachakra Dham: Kali-kukura-kadana, Yasomati-nandana, Jaya Sachinandana.
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 10 min | 9 February 2017)

Morning Kirtans: Sri Ekachakra Dham
• Gurudev krpa-bindu diya • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ei-bara karuna kara Vaisnava Gosai • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya • Yadi Gaura na ha'ta tabe ki ha-ita • Hari Haraye • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download / listen to the audio (8.2 Mb, 23 min | 15 February 2019)

Evening Arati
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the evening arati of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Ekachakra Dham temple (Sri Sri Gaura Nitai Arati, Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's Arati, and Sri Saraswat Arati).
Download / listen to the audio (11.3 Mb, 33 min | 5 February 2020)

Kirtans
Chanted on 30 January 2015 at Sri Ekachakra Dham, led by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
Vandana • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya • Gaurangera duti pada • Sarvasva tomara charane sapiya • Jaya Radha-Madhava.
Download / listen to the audio (12.2 Mb, 36 min)

Evening Kirtans
• Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Gaurangera duti pada • Jaya Radha-Madhava • Hare Krishna maha-mantra • Gaya Gora madhur svare • Hari Haraye • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download / listen to the audio (14.4 Mb, 40 min | 27 January 2018)

Sri Ekachakra Parikrama 2016:
Jahnava Kunda Nari-pota tree Birthplace of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu The temples of Lord Siva and Jagannath Kadam Khandi temple Banka Ray temple.
Download / listen to the audio (6.1 Mb, 18 min | 20 February 2016)

Sri Ekachakra Parikrama 2015:
Kirtan Birthplace of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu The temples of Lord Siva and Jagannath Kadam Khandi temple Banka Ray temple, kirtan.
Download / listen to the audio (4.4 Mb, 13 min | 1 February 2015)

 

Wed, 24 February 2021 (Sri Varaha Dvadasi, Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Festival Adhivas)
Gist of Guru-Mahima
"Try to understand the meaning of these words. That is Guru-Mahima (glories of Sri Guru), and that came from Mahaprabhu's lotus mouth. Even Lord Brahma worships Nityananda Prabhu. And now, so many devotees have come to the holy appearance place of this Nityananda Prabhu..."
Download / listen to the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 21 February 2021)

Varaha Avatar
"Today is the day when we must worship Varahadev. He is the master of Koladwip, so today at the time of His worship we must make a special offering. The Lord took the form of a boar and killed Hiranyaksa..."

SONG: Dasa-avatara-stotram | দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্
"O Hari! O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of a boar! All glory to You! The earth sits fixed atop the tip of Your tusk like a dark spot upon the moon."

Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day is coming (Bengali class)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking in the evening on the day before Sri Varaha Dvadasi, welcoming devotees and setting a prayerful mood for the devotees to keep during the festival: "This place is not for enjoyment, it is for service."
Download / listen to the audio (17.8 Mb, 52 min | 18 January 2016)

 


Numerous beautiful and important lectures spoken by His Divine Grace in Sri Ekachakra Dham during the Festival:

Arriving at Sri Ekachakra Dham
"Today, by our great fortune we have arrived here at Sri Ekachakra Dham, the land of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. The Lord Himself appeared here as Nityananda Prabhu, a son of Hadai Pandit and Padmavati..."

Varaha Avatar
"Today is the day when we must worship Varahadev. He is the master of Koladwip, so today at the time of His worship we must make a special offering. The Lord took the form of a boar and killed Hiranyaksa..."

Disturbance In Service
A short educational story that illustrates that there is no need to be afraid of obstacles. Even opposing elements can be seen as favourable.

Ekachakra Festival: Attachment To Prasadam
"The festival in Ekachakra this year was very successful, and we are also very happy that we could give some prasadam to the devotees. Yesterday by the evening everything had finished, but still, at 5-6 o'clock people came asking for a drop of prasadam."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 8 min)

The Supreme and the Tiny
"Who Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and Srimati Radharani will take service from, that is Their matter, but we should try heart and soul. We must do our duty."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min)

Sri Ekachakra Dham: History and Glory
"Our fortune is very good—we have come to the holy Dham of Nityananda Prabhu. You cannot come here unless you have a great fortune. Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day is on Saturday, but we do not know, we cannot recognise who will join the festival..."
Download / listen to the audio (7.7 Mb, 23 min)

At Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
"Today in a very beautiful way we have concluded the celebration of Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance festival. It is not every day that we can come to the lotus feet of Sri Nityananda Prabhu: we must pray to the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 9 min)

Sri Ekachakra Dham: Exclusive Land
"By the mercy of our Gurupadpadma, by a great fortune, we have arrived today at the holy land of Nityananda Prabhu. If you want to get the Lord, you must want the mercy of Lord Nityananda—without His mercy we cannot proceed, cannot progress in our spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 8 min)

Cry and Call, "Doyal Nitai!"
"Who will give mercy to such a low fallen soul as myself except Nityananda? Except Nityananda, there is no one in this world who can give mercy to me. We must worship this Nityananda Prabhu."
Download / listen to the audio (5.3 Mb, 12 min)

Clean Heart, Open Door
"We are sitting in the nat mandir and this is not a place for idle talks. If you engage yourself in sravan and kirtan, then all dirt from your heart will go away, but if you do not clean the dirt from your heart, Bhakti Devi will never come there."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 8 min | Bengali)

Nityananda: Our All in All
"It is necessary to always meditate on this in your heart: 'When will Nitaichand give His mercy to me? When will my desires become insignificant? When will Nityananda be merciful to me and relieve me from the material illusion?'"
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 7 min | Bengali)

Mercy Through Surrender and Service
"There is only one way how to get out of this suffering—we must take shelter of the lotus feet of Nitai. We must not use Nitai, we must serve Him. Only when you serve Him can you get His mercy."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 8 min | Bengali)

Chaste and Sincere Service
"We must be chaste, we must be sincere, we must accept these teachings. Taking shelter of Guru and Vaishnavs, serving the Guru and Vaishnavs is what is called bhajan. What service have we done at the temple of our Guru Maharaj? We must think about this."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 6 min | Bengali)

Highest Benefactors
"A Guru takes a disciple so that the disciple can serve the Lord. So, we must ask ourselves and judge it for ourselves, 'How much service have I done?' Who has the right to do kirtan? Those who have humility, tolerance and who can give honour to others."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Sadhus' Target
"Sadhus come to hijack souls from the family of Maya and bring them to the family of Krishna—your father thought I had come to steal something from you, that I had come to take your money, but actually I had come to steal you."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 7 min | Bengali)

Beyond I and Mine
"We always take untruth as truth—we believe that His things are ours. We always think in terms of 'my' and 'I'. We are slaves of our tongues, but look at the examples of the Vaishnavs."
Download / listen to the audio (0.9 Mb, 4 min | Bengali)

"Please Do Not Forget"
"I am requesting you all—please do not forget service to the Lord. You can make a temple in your own room or house. When you do everything for the Lord, when you use your room for the Lord, then your room becomes a temple..."
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Eternal and Internal Devotion
"The house where the eternal service of the Lord is going on every day, where eternal kirtan is going on, is Goloka Vrindavan. Many of our devotees live like that. They offer the bhog to the Lord and do not take or enjoy anything except prasadam."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 4 min | Bengali)

Pandav Tala
"There is also Pandav tala near our temple. When the Pandavs were exiled from their kingdom, they started travelling to many different places, and when a few years passed, they came here to Ekachakra..."

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu' Festival: Anxiously Awaiting
"We had waited for this day all year thinking, 'When will this day come in our life? When will this festival come?' We have read about Sriman Nityananda Prabhu, glorified Sriman Nityananda Prabhu for these few days, but it is actually not so easy to glorify Him..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | Bengali)

Our Hope and Heart-Felt Gratitude
"By the mercy of our Gurupadpadma, by a great fortune, we have arrived today at the holy land of Nityananda Prabhu. If you want to get the Lord, you must want the mercy of Lord Nityananda—without His mercy we cannot proceed, cannot progress in our spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.5 Mb, 8 min)

Learn from Mahajanas
"When I read about mahajanas (life history of many highly qualified gurus), I see how their life went and how difficult it was in so many ways. We can learn from them—we can learn to be humble, to be tolerant and give honour to others."
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Seeking Mercy
"Be humble and try to understand the proper teachings that Gurudev gave you, and preach in this way. We did not come to this world for buildings or other things. Wherever we live, we must follow spiritual practice, that is the main thing in our spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 6 min)

Revealing Nityananda Prabhu
"Chandrasekhar Acharya and Srivas Pandit went to search for Nityananda Prabhu, but they were unable to find Him because Nityananda's glories are actually very guro—very sacred and of a very high level. It is not easy to find Him."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min)

Mahaprabhu's Stay in Shantipur
"Nityananda Prabhu understood devotees' feeling and somehow managed to take Mahaprabhu to Shantipur instead of taking Him straight to Vrindavan. In Shantipur, Mahaprabhu gave lecture, He sang and danced the whole day and night without stop..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min)

Preaching Ideal
"Our duty is to learn what the main teachings of Mahaprabhu are. For as many days you are alive in this world, you must preach Krishna-katha, Gauranga-katha, Guru-katha, Guru Maharaj's katha. If you preach that, what is the need for you to worry about your future?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min)

Learn and Distribute
"You must learn from Visvanath Chakravarti, from Prabodhananda Saraswati, from Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Rupa Goswami, Sanatan Goswami. If you learn what they teach, what they do, what their lifestyle is like, you can understand everything easily then."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

Great Good Fortune
"By the mercy of Guru and Vaishnavs, by the mercy of the Lord, we have arrived in this Sri Ekachakra Dham where our most beloved Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared. This is not a matter of small fortune—not everybody gets such fortune."
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 10 min | Bengali)

Bhava-Rog Doctor
"When you get sick, you see a doctor—the doctor gives you medicine, you take it and get well. Here, to cure your disease of material existence, the doctor actually comes to your house and tells you what things you must avoid to remove your illusory environment."
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Foster Devotional Feelings
"What do I want? I do not want wealth, knowledge, beautiful companions—all these things that the outside people are so proud of... If you run behind the illusory environment—enjoyment and liberation—Krishna will give it to you, but what will you think after that?"
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | Bengali)

Association and Assimilation
"Remember Nityananda Prabhu's tolerance and patience. If somebody tells you something bad, you become upset, you get angry, but this is not your conception—your Gurudev never taught you this, Nityananda Prabhu never taught you this."
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Enthusiasm for Service
"It is necessary to do eternal daily service with sincerity. 'How can I use myself in the service of the lotus feet of my Gurudev? What service can be done through me?' We must think about this at every moment. We must live thinking about this."
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All Loss, All Gain
"There are so many people, so gurus—they all stand in one line, but Bhakti Devi is guarding the door and does not let anyone enter. Bhakti Devi will let on the boat only those who have devotion, who have earned the qualification, who have the ticket, and others will be denied entry, they will have to go back."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | Bengali)

Crest Jewel
"Mahaprabhu gave Gaura-dham, Gaura-nam—He gave everything to Nityananda Prabhu. It is by the unlimited mercy of this Nityananda Prabhu that we have come to His dham and have got this opportunity to chant His glories. Come, come for Nityananda Prabhu."
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Capital Misjudgement
"A thief thinks every man steals. We think that everyone is like us. Some shave their heads during the shraddha ceremony and some shave their heads on Nityananda trayodasi—do you think it is the same?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Muddled Mind
"Srila Prabhupad also told another story about Lalu and Kalu. We are like that too—even though we are taught to chant the Holy Name, but nobody wants to say Hare Krishna."
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Clasping for Shelter
"It is said that Nityananda Prabhu is actually very hidden (esoteric)—it is very difficult to find Him. Unless one is a very fortunate soul, one can never find Him."
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You Be an Instrument
"Gurudev and the Lord are the drivers and we are only Their instruments. If you serve Vaishnavs, then the Lord Himself will come to serve you—the Lord Himself will come and do the service through you. It is necessary to have such faith, to always think about this."
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Hidden Practice and Broad Preaching
"We pray to you—wherever you go, wherever you stay, only chant Krishna's Name, chant 'Nitai Gaura Hari bol' to yourself. You do not need to show anything to others. If people criticise you, it will be your offence. You must keep your spiritual practice to yourself."
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Love to Death
"When the ego of servitors increases, the Lord can get annoyed. It happened to Uddhav Maharaj also—he thought, 'I always stay with Krishna, I am a big devotee!' but the Lord showed him that the gopis were the greatest devotees. But what are nowadays' wives like?"
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Ditching the World
"We have come here by a great fortune. Not everybody can come here. We must take the dust of this place, we must take prasad at this place. Do you see our condition? We must cry, 'When will material attachment be removed from my heart? When will that happen?'"
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Masterminding the Escape
"If you take a tip of a hair and divide it ten thousand times, this is the size of the soul—but we are so proud, we think we are so great. It is all useless. Only if you get the mercy of sadhus and Guru, can Maya be defeated. Otherwise not. Maya always surrounds us."
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Look for Purity
"You have two cups with milk. Both look the same, but if you drink one you will get nourishment and if you drink the other one that has snake poison in it you will die. If you hear the Holy Name, you will get benefit, but if you hear Nama-aparadh, you will die."
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Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Sakti
"The Lord has tried to save the souls bounded by maya in so many ways in this Kali-yuga. He was the only child of Hadai Pandit and Padmavati Devi and He left them when He was twelve. Later, He was introduced to Jahnava Devi."
Download / listen to the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | Bengali)

Remembering Our Fortune
"We have come here by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Without their mercy we cannot be present here. Out of His mercy, Nityananda Prabhu has given us some small place at his birthplace where we can stay."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

Place of Pivotal Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj was empowered to protect and distribute Sri Rupa-Raghunath line. He came here in Sri Ekachakra Dham before starting to take disciples, and every year he would send some small donation for the service of Nityananda Prabhu."
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First Memories of Sri Ekachakra Dham
"I had heard Ekachakra's name before and wanted to come here many times, but when I told about it to Gurudev, he said, 'What will you go there for?' Later, in 2004, Gurudev finally allowed it—he said, 'You can go with devotees and do some parikrama there.'"
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His Mercy Is Essential
"Nityananda Prabhu's mercy is essential in our lives. Mahaprabhu showed that it is not so easy to find this kind of personality, but Mahaprabhu found Him easily because They are very intimate."
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His Service Is Essential
"We must be humble, tolerant and we must give honour to others. It is necessary. Chant with heart and soul—it is necessary to serve Nityananda Prabhu with heart and soul."
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Servant or Merchant?
"Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that instead of serving Gurudev, Nityananda Prabhu, Krishna, we make Them serve us—we must not make Nityananda Prabhu, Gurudev our servants. Do not make Guru and Krishna your servant, a bribe-taker."
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Serve Nitai without Deceit
"By the mercy of Gurudev we have got an opportunity to serve this place—Nityananda Prabhu's appearance place—we must take advantage of this opportunity. We must understand how necessary it is to serve Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and His devotees."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min)

Nitaichand: Spotless Moon
"It is said that if someone cannot understand the character of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu, then they are making so much offence—because of that devotion can be removed from her or him."
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Nitaichand: Our Eternal Shelter
"We cannot conceive of it, but Guru-Nityananda is our eternal shelter. Gurudev is the eternal shelter of our life. Unless we can understand what the reality is, there is no other way for us to get relief from suffering."
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Nitaichand: Our Only Hope
"Our only hope is Sri Guru-Nityananda—if we serve Their lotus feet, we can increase our devotion, our spiritual life. That is the main thing about Nityananda Prabhu."
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Beware Imitation
"If you follow Narottam Das Thakur's advice, this is good, but if you think you want to do what Narottam Das Thakur did, if you want to become Narottam, then it is a very big problem. Do not imitate Nityananda Prabhu."
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Householders' Hypocrisy
"People think, 'If I become a sannyasi, I may fall down later, so better I become a householder!' Those who are interested in spiritual life do not live like that. One can never prosper or develop their spiritual life by hypocrisy."
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Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
"'How can we get qualities of a Vaishnav?' Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur told that many people do not want to be servants of Vaishnavs, but they want to be Vaishnavs—he said it is impossible to become a Vaishnav without service to a Vaishnav's servant."
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Eternal Rememberance
"When you remember devotees' pastimes, your heart becomes clean in this way—and this must be eternal. Sincerity is necessary. The main thing is 'kirtana prabhave smarana haibe'—you can remember the Lord's and the Lord's devotees' pastime through kirtan."
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Engage Yourself In Service
"Why are you afraid of me? If somebody is making some offence inside or doing something wrong, they will be afraid of me, otherwise no one should be afraid of me. I am sometimes angry with those who do not follow properly, but other than that I am not an angry man."
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Capture Nityananda Prabhu's Heart
"We must remember this Nityananda Prabhu's appearance festival every day—not only every day, but at every every moment. We can only try to serve Nityananda Prabhu's devotees, Nityananda Prabhu's servitor. That is our only hope. We must understand that this is the only way how we can please Nityananda Prabhu."
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Hope of the Hopeless
"We are fallen souls, we do not know so much about the culture, the rules and regulations, we do not know so many mantras, we do not do anything properly, but we have Nityananda Prabhu—we have hope that if we fully surrender to Nityananda Prabhu, then everything will be revealed."
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Purifying Shelter
"We are here now by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, and we always pray to Him, "I am a fallen soul, I have no quality and qualification, I am always making offence. Please forgive my offence, please take my service. Please give me shelter at Your lotus feet."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

Facing Austerity
"Whatever you want to do, you must have the strongest desire. Even in the material life, does anything come without austerity? No. Therefore, 'I want austerity! I want problems! If more problems come, it is OK, let them come! I want to see how many problems you can give me, Prabhu.'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min)

Distinction of Sri Rupanuga Line
"In this world, people serve the Lord in three ways. First, somebody worships the Lord because they are afraid. Second, people worship the Lord because have some material desire. Third, somebody worships the Lord out of duty. This is not right."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min)

Treacherous Desires
"If you have some material desire and want it to be fulfilled, Krishna will give that to you happily. On the other hand, Krishna says, 'I am not a fool—why will I give them visaya? Instead, I will give them My lotus feet and make them forget visaya!"
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min)

Inconceivable Mercy
"We can understand Krishna consciousness if we have a desire to serve the Lord—if we have enthusiasm. You can see how merciful Lord Krishna is, but Mahaprabhu is more merciful than Krishna, and Nityananda Prabhu is even more merciful than Gauranga."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min)

Victory over Visaya
"If we take prasad, all kinds of bad elements, bad diseases will be removed; if we chant the Holy Name, all Nama-aparadhas will go away; if we do service, all seva-aparadhas will go away—we do it, but why are we not getting the result?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 5 February 2020)

Power of Sukriti
"Sanda and Amarka taught Prahlad Maharaj nonsense things, but Prahlad Maharaj did not take that association. Prahlad Maharaj had some previous sukriti (actions related with the Lord), and through that sukriti he could receive the proper teaching from Narad Goswami."
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Atma-Buddhi
"If you have fifty kilogrammes of rice on your head, you feel so much pressure—even if you come into an A/C room, you will not get any comfort there because you have heavy things on your head. We still have ego, we still cannot even understand that we are eternal servants of the Lord."
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Buddhi-Suddhi
"You recite mantras for the archan, you chant that the cloth is clean, the chamara is clean, the peacock fan is clean, the pancha-pradip is clean, etc. Everything is clean, but do you ever think, 'Is my mind clean?'"
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Zest for Service
"I think that the Lord arranges everything that is necessary for His service—only our desire, wish, will is necessary. If you have desire ('I will do it!'), you will succeed. It is necessary to have desire, otherwise sitting idle, laziness will not take you far."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 6 min)

Grand Festival
"Without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, without Gurudev's mercy, we are not able to do it. We do not know for how many days in this life we can do this service like this, but we are always enthusiastic, we are always trying to serve Gurudev or Nityananda Prabhu, and it is Their matter whether they will accept our service or not."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min)

My Gratitude
"So many devotees are helping us with this festival—somebody cannot help physically, but they are helping through their mind, through their funds, etc. I am not only thanking them, I am very grateful to them because they are doing so much for Gurudev."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min)

Guard Your Service Life
"Whatever problem comes, we will not run away from our service. Problems will always come—we are in the battlefield, and we will fight against maya until our death. That is our conception. We will not fight against men, but we will fight against ourselves."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min)

Do Not Fear Sacrifice
"Life should be for service. What the guru and Vaishnavs tell, that is service, and you must serve with love. You must sacrifice in your life. Those who can make sacrifice in their life, they get the real benefit."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min)

Hidden Service
"Srivas Pandit's faith is super strongest. Everybody's faith is not like that. When somebody puts some poison in others' brain, they change their mind. Our faith must be strong. Practise, practise and practise."
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Spiritual Promotion
"You struggle so much in your life, but how many days have we got in this lifetime? We do not want to be demoted. We want to be promoted, and this promotion will come through service—through the service to the guru and Vaishnavs. That is the main thing."
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Puja with Love
"Pujari must serve with love and affection. When you do puja, you must do it with love, wearing clean clothes, etc. Actually, I have always been afraid to do puja. I never go inside the Deities' room. Gurudev also said he was afraid..."
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All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Ekachakra Dham Festival · —


His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Holy Guidance for the devotees worldwide:

"The holy appearance day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu is coming soon—there will be a big festival in Ekachakra on Nityananda Prabhu's trayodasi tithi. Ekachakra is the birthplace of Nityananda Prabhu, and we have a temple of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu there that was founded on the appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

"We are inviting you all to join this festival—if you cannot come physically, you can join this festival through your heart, through your mind. I know that you cannot come for the Ekachakra festival this year because of the covid situation, but you must observe this day from your house. Make glorification of Nityananda Prabhu, speak about His glories, make some good prasadam for Nityananda Prabhu. Observe this day in this way, it will be good for you. You can make this festival from your house, you can remember this day very nicely. The festival is on 25 February, it is Thursday, a working day, but what can you do? Make the festival in the evening or in the morning then, it will be good, but you must remember Sriman Nityananda Prabhu all day, it will be good for you. We are very fallen souls—we cannot proceed in our spiritual life without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Therefore, we must remember Nityananda Prabhu properly, full day, on His appearance day."

PROGRAMME:

23 February (Tuesday) — Sri Bhaimi Ekadasi, fast.
24 February (Wednesday) — Sri Varaha Dvadasi, paran at 6:09 and 9:57 a.m. after the worship of Lord Varahadev. Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj about the appearance day of Sri Varahadev: "Varahadev is the master of Koladwip. Make a very nice sweet rice offering for Varahadev, with best rice, nuts, raisins, good milk, etc."
25 February (Thursday) — Sri Nityananda Trayodasi, fast until noon. Appearance day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. His Divine Grace requests devotees to make a special, festive bhoga offering on this day and engage in Sri Hari-kirtan and Sri Hari-katha, constantly remembering Sri Guru and Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.

ullanghyanghrim hi yasyakhila-bhajana-katha
svapnavach chaiva mithya
sri-nityananda-chandram patita-sarana-dam
gaura-dam tam bhaje 'ham

"By neglecting the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu all sadhana or bhajan (spiritual practices, services or worship) become an illusion, just like a dream. I worship and adore with all my heart that gracious giver of Sri Gaura, the benevolent bestower of His shelter to the fallen souls—Sri Nityanandachandra."
Dear Vaishnavs, Devotees, and Friends,
On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, we humbly bow at your holy feet and extend a cordial invitation to please come and join the annual Festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day that is manifest on 22-26 February 2021 and shall be observed grandly at Sri Ekachakra Dham.
Special programmes of worship, kirtan, parikrama, lectures, prasad distribution, as well as many other devotional activities will be held during the Festival. We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends to enhance this great annual festival at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple in Sri Ekachakra Dham, as well as the branches worldwide.

Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Krishnanushilana Sangha,
Garbhabas, Birchandrapur, Birbhum,
West Bengal, PIN 731245
Phone: +91 9836051708

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Festival in 2015:

Adhivas (am)
Adhivas (noon)
Adhivas (pm)
Appearance Day

Festival in 2016:

Arrival
Appearance Day

Festival in 2017:

Arriving
Sri Varaha Dvadasi
Appearance Day
Final Day

Festival in 2018:

Arriving
Morning, Noon
Sri Adhivas Day
Morning
Parikrama
Noon Programme

Festival in 2019:

Arriving
Sri Adhivas Day
Morning
Day After

Festival in 2020:

Arriving
First Day
Varaha-Dvadasi
Main Festival

 

Tue, 23 February 2021 (Sri Bhaimi Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 6:09-9:57 a.m.)
Service Field
"In the coming three-four days, thousands and thousands of people will come and take prasadam every day here at the Ekachakra Temple. You also contribute to this festival from far away, it is good for you, and it pleases Lord Nityananda Prabhu."
Download / listen to the audio (9.4 Mb, 23 min | 21 February 2021)

Sri Ekachakra Festival: Day One
(23 February 2021 | 38 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
The first day passes gloriously as hundreds of devotees flock in and busily partake of the service festival in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. Sharing photographs taken throughout the Bhaimi Ekadasi day.

 


 

Grand Festival
"Without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy, without Gurudev's mercy, we are not able to do it. We do not know for how many days in this life we can do this service like this, but we are always enthusiastic, we are always trying to serve Gurudev or Nityananda Prabhu, and it is Their matter whether they will accept our service or not."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 8 February 2020)

My Gratitude
"So many devotees are helping us with this festival—somebody cannot help physically, but they are helping through their mind, through their funds, etc. I am not only thanking them, I am very grateful to them because they are doing so much for Gurudev."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 8 February 2020)

Guard Your Service Life
"Whatever problem comes, we will not run away from our service. Problems will always come—we are in the battlefield, and we will fight against maya until our death. That is our conception. We will not fight against men, but we will fight against ourselves."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 8 February 2020)

Do Not Fear Sacrifice
"Life should be for service. What the guru and Vaishnavs tell, that is service, and you must serve with love. You must sacrifice in your life. Those who can make sacrifice in their life, they get the real benefit."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 8 February 2020)

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Ekachakra Dham Festival Invitation · —


 

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Holy Guidance for the devotees worldwide:

"The holy appearance day of Sri Nityananda Prabhu is coming soon—there will be a big festival in Ekachakra on Nityananda Prabhu's trayodasi tithi. Ekachakra is the birthplace of Nityananda Prabhu, and we have a temple of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu there that was founded on the appearance day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

"We are inviting you all to join this festival—if you cannot come physically, you can join this festival through your heart, through your mind. I know that you cannot come for the Ekachakra festival this year because of the covid situation, but you must observe this day from your house. Make glorification of Nityananda Prabhu, speak about His glories, make some good prasadam for Nityananda Prabhu. Observe this day in this way, it will be good for you. You can make this festival from your house, you can remember this day very nicely. The festival is on 25 February, it is Thursday, a working day, but what can you do? Make the festival in the evening or in the morning then, it will be good, but you must remember Sriman Nityananda Prabhu all day, it will be good for you. We are very fallen souls—we cannot proceed in our spiritual life without Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Therefore, we must remember Nityananda Prabhu properly, full day, on His appearance day."

PROGRAMME:

23 February (Tuesday) — Sri Bhaimi Ekadasi, fast.
24 February (Wednesday) — Sri Varaha Dvadasi, paran at 6:09 and 9:57 a.m. after the worship of Lord Varahadev. Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj about the appearance day of Sri Varahadev: "Varahadev is the master of Koladwip. Make a very nice sweet rice offering for Varahadev, with best rice, nuts, raisins, good milk, etc."
25 February (Thursday) — Sri Nityananda Trayodasi, fast until noon. Appearance day of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. His Divine Grace requests devotees to make a special, festive bhoga offering on this day and engage in Sri Hari-kirtan and Sri Hari-katha, constantly remembering Sri Guru and Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu.

ullanghyanghrim hi yasyakhila-bhajana-katha
svapnavach chaiva mithya
sri-nityananda-chandram patita-sarana-dam
gaura-dam tam bhaje 'ham

"By neglecting the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu all sadhana or bhajan (spiritual practices, services or worship) become an illusion, just like a dream. I worship and adore with all my heart that gracious giver of Sri Gaura, the benevolent bestower of His shelter to the fallen souls—Sri Nityanandachandra."
Dear Vaishnavs, Devotees, and Friends,
On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, we humbly bow at your holy feet and extend a cordial invitation to please come and join the annual Festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day that is manifest on 22-26 February 2021 and shall be observed grandly at Sri Ekachakra Dham.
Special programmes of worship, kirtan, parikrama, lectures, prasad distribution, as well as many other devotional activities will be held during the Festival. We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends to enhance this great annual festival at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple in Sri Ekachakra Dham, as well as the branches worldwide.

Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Krishnanushilana Sangha,
Garbhabas, Birchandrapur, Birbhum,
West Bengal, PIN 731245
Phone: +91 9836051708

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Festival in 2015:

Adhivas (am)
Adhivas (noon)
Adhivas (pm)
Appearance Day

Festival in 2016:

Arrival
Appearance Day

Festival in 2017:

Arriving
Sri Varaha Dvadasi
Appearance Day
Final Day

Festival in 2018:

Arriving
Morning, Noon
Sri Adhivas Day
Morning
Parikrama
Noon Programme

Festival in 2019:

Arriving
Sri Adhivas Day
Morning
Day After

Festival in 2020:

Arriving
First Day
Varaha-Dvadasi
Main Festival

 

Mon, 22 February 2021
Lord's Arrangement
"Gurudev said from time to time, 'If one door closes, another door will open.' This is my hope. If some devotees do not help, it is not a problem—Krishna arranges everything for His service Himself."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 21 February 2021)

From Sri Ekachakra Dham
(22 February 2021 | 23 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Photographs from the pre-festival day at Sri Ekachakra Dham. As devotees busily engage in various services around the temple in preparation to the festival, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj makes final arrangements for the festival and spends the evening with the devotees bestowing upon all fortunate souls the nectar of Sri Hari-kirtan and Sri Hari-katha.

 


Facing Austerity
"Whatever you want to do, you must have the strongest desire. Even in the material life, does anything come without austerity? No. Therefore, 'I want austerity! I want problems! If more problems come, it is OK, let them come! I want to see how many problems you can give me, Prabhu.'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 5 February 2020)

Distinction of Sri Rupanuga Line
"In this world, people serve the Lord in three ways. First, somebody worships the Lord because they are afraid. Second, people worship the Lord because have some material desire. Third, somebody worships the Lord out of duty. This is not right."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 5 February 2020)

Treacherous Desires
"If you have some material desire and want it to be fulfilled, Krishna will give that to you happily. On the other hand, Krishna says, 'I am not a fool—why will I give them visaya? Instead, I will give them My lotus feet and make them forget visaya!"
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 5 February 2020)

Inconceivable Mercy
"We can understand Krishna consciousness if we have a desire to serve the Lord—if we have enthusiasm. You can see how merciful Lord Krishna is, but Mahaprabhu is more merciful than Krishna, and Nityananda Prabhu is even more merciful than Gauranga."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 5 February 2020)

Victory over Visaya
"If we take prasad, all kinds of bad elements, bad diseases will be removed; if we chant the Holy Name, all Nama-aparadhas will go away; if we do service, all seva-aparadhas will go away—we do it, but why are we not getting the result?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 5 February 2020)

Power of Sukriti
"Sanda and Amarka taught Prahlad Maharaj nonsense things, but Prahlad Maharaj did not take that association. Prahlad Maharaj had some previous sukriti (actions related with the Lord), and through that sukriti he could receive the proper teaching from Narad Goswami."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 5 February 2020)

Atma-Buddhi
"If you have fifty kilogrammes of rice on your head, you feel so much pressure—even if you come into an A/C room, you will not get any comfort there because you have heavy things on your head. We still have ego, we still cannot even understand that we are eternal servants of the Lord."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 5 February 2020)

Buddhi-Suddhi
"You recite mantras for the archan, you chant that the cloth is clean, the chamara is clean, the peacock fan is clean, the pancha-pradip is clean, etc. Everything is clean, but do you ever think, 'Is my mind clean?'"
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 5 February 2020)

Zest for Service
"I think that the Lord arranges everything that is necessary for His service—only our desire, wish, will is necessary. If you have desire ('I will do it!'), you will succeed. It is necessary to have desire, otherwise sitting idle, laziness will not take you far."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 6 min | 5 February 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Srila Ramanuja Acharya:

Service: Faith and Surrender
"Gurudev told the story of Dhanur Das and his wife, Ramanuja Acharya's disciples, and how they maintained their family life..."

How to See the Guru: Chastity
"Ramanuja Acharya heard there was a Guru in Alwar (South India). He came to that Guru and asked, 'You know one mantra that can give liberation. I want to get this mantra...'"

Odds and Ends: Ramanuja Acharya's bed
"One time Ramanuja Acharya he went to Tirupati and stayed one month at one ashram there. He had a good servitor called Govinda who always served him..."

 

Sun, 21 February 2021
Renounce Pride, Not Practice
"We can read. Reading is not bad. And if you do not read, it is also not bad—then it will be jnana-sunya bhakti, 'I do not want to know anything, I only know service.' Other than this, reading is not a problem, but we must remember that we should not become proud."
Download / listen to the audio (3.4 Mb, 8 min | 14 February 2021)

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli and Ekachakra
(20-21 February 2021 | 21 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Sri Nrisingha Palli to supervise the construction works and shortly afterwards leaves for Sri Ekachakra Dham to commence the preparation for the forthcoming grand festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance.

Rice Collection (Second Leg): Day Three
(19 February 2021 | 29 photographs, 2.3 Mb)
Almost completing his grand annual pastime of collecting rice, His Divine Grace visits the last batch of rice mills, preaching and meeting with many devotees and gentlemen, spreading the message of Sriman Mahaprabhu and bestowing the mercy of service upon the fortunate rice mill owners in Bardhaman.

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Navami. Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Srila Madhva Acharya:

"Madhva Acharya also stayed here with his disciples for some time as a resident of the Nabadwip Dham. Gauranga-sundar mercifully revealed His most enchanting form to Madhva Acharya in a dream. Smiling, Gaurachandra said to Madhva Acharya, 'Everyone knows that you are My eternal servant. When I appear in Nabadwip, I will follow your lineage. Now, carefully eradicate illusionism and false scriptures from all regions, and establish the glory of the Lord's Deity form. Later, I will develop your pure conception.' Saying this, Gaurachandra disappeared. Madhva Acharya awoke and then fainted. Madhva Acharya then cried, wondering, 'Will I ever see that beautiful golden form again?' Then a divine voice came from the clear sky, 'Serve Me secretly, and you will come to Me.' Madhva Acharya became resolute and defeated the mayavadis in all directions."

Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, Chapter 15

 

Foundation of Surrender
"It is a very auspicious day today—the holy appearance day of Sri Madhvacharya, also today is vijaya maha-mahotsav of Lord Ramachandra. It is a very auspicious day, and we are getting some chance to speak some Hari-katha, to practise sravanam, kirtanam."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 9 min)

 

Sat, 20 February 2021
"Please Forgive Me"
"I do not have any devotion, any qualities or qualification to serve You! I am a fallen soul, and I am always torturing You so much (I cannot serve You properly)... I always make offences to You, but I am begging You to please forgive me my offences."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 14 February 2021)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "Even if you do not know anything about the Vaishnav mentioned in the calendar, you must still give them 'jay' on this day. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

 

Bowing at the holy feet of all the Vaishnavs and devotees, we rejoice to share the news that by the boundless mercy of His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Nandan Sadhu Maharaj and contribution of many associate devotees, the library of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is now enriched and embellished by a complete set of four jewel volumes of Guidance books in Spanish language.

For the eternal benefit and pure nourishment of all living souls, we humbly present the links to the book-form compilations of holy discourses and articles emanating from the holy lotus mouth and hand of Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, available now for online reading, download, and distribution in English, Spanish, and Russian. May the divine glory of the transcendental treasure trove of these publications forever reside within the hearts of all fortunate souls:

Guidance Vol 1
(PDF, 1.5 Mb)
Traducción ESPAÑOLA
Русский перевод

Guidance Vol 2
(PDF, 3.8 Mb)
Traducción ESPAÑOLA
Русский перевод

Guidance Vol 3
(PDF, 3.7 Mb)
Traducción ESPAÑOLA
Русский перевод


Guidance Vol 4
(PDF, 4.7 Mb)
Traducción ESPAÑOLA
Русский перевод

 

 

 

    

Archive of Updates
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Rules and Regulations
Chanting the Holy Name

Daily Practice
Sri Gaudiya Darshan
Bengali updates
Russian updates

বাংলা আপডেট
Spanish translations
Русские переводы
Kirtan Guide

      

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“I want only to chant the Name of Krishna in the association of the sadhus—there is no other way to conquer samsara.”

      

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).'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 03/2021

2 March (Tue). Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

4 March (Thu). Krishna Shashthi. The 148th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Gupta Govardhan Sri Mandir, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip (today because the Panchami tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise). Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

6 March (Sat). Krishna Astami. A three-day grand festival in honour of the installation of Sri Sri Guru Gaura-Nityananda Prabhu and Sri Sri Gandharva Govindasundar jiu in Sri Ganga-Sagar.

9 March (Tue). Krishna Ekadashi. Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

10 March (Wed). Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:56 and 9:50 a.m.

12 March (Fri). Krishna Chaturdashi. Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

13 March (Sat). Amavasya. Paran between 5:53 and 9:49 a.m. for those who fasted. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadasiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip, Deities at the temple in Tarakeshwar, and the inauguration of the temple of Lord Siva in Kadigachha.

14 March (Sun). Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.

15 March (Mon). Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

16 March (Tue). Gaura Tritiya. Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.

17 March (Wed). Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.

18 March (Thu). Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.

22 March (Mon). Gaura Navami. Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

23 March (Tue). Gaura Dashami. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

24 March (Wed). Gaura Dashami. Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip and Sri Rudradwip.

25 March (Thu). Gaura Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Sri Koladwip, and other places. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

26 March (Fri). Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:41 and 9:42 a.m. Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunja, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

27 March (Sat). Gaura Chaturdashi. Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.

28 March (Sun). Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. Vasantotsav and Dol Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda. Special offering of worship and arati. Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita reading and mahasankirtan. End of year 535 Gaurabda.

VISHNU

29 March (Mon). Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:38 and 9:41 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Last gathering of the week-long yearly meeting at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and yearly festival. Start of year 536 Gaurabda.

 

CALENDAR FOR 04/2021

2 April (Fri). Krishna Panchami. Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.

FULL CALENDAR >>

 


THE TEN OFFENCES TO
THE HOLY NAME:
1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
2) Consider Lord Siva and gods to be independent of Lord Krishna
3) Consider Guru to be an ordinary mortal man
4) Criticise scriptures
5) Interpret the Name with the help of a dictionary, etc.
6) Consider the Name imaginary.
7) Sin and chant to remove the sin.
8) Consider chanting equal to pious activities.
9) Instruct faithless people in chanting, inattentive chanting.
10) Remain attached to things, your body, etc.


 

Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
'You are the mine of the siddhanta revealed by Sri Gauranga and Srila Saraswati Thakur. You discovered the divine meaning of the gayatri mantra.'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’

 

If we think that we lose our service and
it is somebody's fault—that is an offence, seva-aparadh.

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