Mon, 24 April 2017:
Perils of Pleasure
"Someone lives in the temple but always thinks about their health, thinks about their body, about a comfortable life—we want to leave maya, but maya does not want to leave us..."
Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min | 21 May 2016)

 

Sun, 23 April 2017: (Sri Ekadasi paran is at 5:39-9:28 a.m.)
Gaudiya Math—Transcendental Hospital
"In a mundane hospital, they cure pain in your hand today, but tomorrow you will have pain in your head. Who can give you real relief? Only Guru can relieve you from this material world, can cure you from the material disease of heart."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 4 March 2017)

 

Sat, 22 April 2017: (Today is Sri Varuthini Ekadashi, tomorrow paran is at 5:39-9:28 a.m.)
Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices
"We follow viddhi-marga (we worship the Lord and Guru), that is why we follow Ekadasi. Also, because Mahaprabhu told to do so. We are devotees of Mahaprabhu, so we follow whatever Mahaprabhu tells us to do."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 19 July 2013)


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..."

 

Fri, 21 April 2017: (Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur; tomorrow is Sri Varuthini Ekadashi)

~ Pranam-mantra ~

dasa-vrndavanam vande krsna-dasa-prabhum tatha
chhannavatara-chaitanya-lila-vistara-karinau
dvau nityananda-padabja-karuna-renu-bhusitau
vyakta-chchhannau budhachintyau vavande vyasa-rupinau
sri-guru-gaura-gandharva-govindas cha ganaih saha
jayanti pathakas chatra sarvesam karunarthinah

"I offer my obeisances to Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur and Srila Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami, who made public the pastimes of the hidden avatar, Sri Chaitanya. They were both adorned with the mercy-dust of the lotus feet of Nityananda. I offer my obeisances to these two inconceivable sages who assumed the form of Vyasadeva, one—explicitly (Vrindavan Das Thakur), another—hiddenly (Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami). Together with Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Govinda and Their associates are ever victorious and we, the students, pray for Their mercy."
(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Under a Haritaki Tree
"Vrindavan Das Thakur's mother's name is Narayani, and she was a niece of Srivas Pandit. Mahaprabhu always held kirtans in the house of Srivas Pandit, and Narayani lived in that same house. When she was very little, she got Mahaprabhu's mercy..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 31 December 2012)

Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
"Nityananda is nondifferent from Guru-tattva: without mercy of the Guru you cannot get the mercy of Krishna. When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will He be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?"
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 20 October 2015)

Vrindavan Das Thakur: A Life of Chastity
"Vrindavan Das Thakur is a disciple of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu and is the main servitor of Nityananda Prabhu. He has so much chastity for Him..."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 18 May 2015)

Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur
His holy birthplace (Mamgachhi), his holy Deities (Sri Sri Gaura Nitai), his holy pastimes place (haritaki tree), and his holy samadhi (Denur)...

 

 

Composed by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:

SONG: Nitai amara dayara avadhi | নিতাই আমার দয়ার অবধি
"O brothers! My Lord Nitai's mercy is limitless! Bestowing His mercy upon the souls of this world He wanders from place to place perpetually offering the great treasure of ecstatic spiritual love to all."

SONG: Bimala hema-jini | বিমল হেমজিনি
"His spotless figure defeats pure gold! Various flowers garlands adorn Him highlighting His beauty, and, in His ecstatic thrill, the hairs on His body standing erect defeat the stamens of kadamba flowers! His body is covered with drops of perspiration..."

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

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

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

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

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

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

 

Thu, 20 April 2017:
Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya: "Please give me shelter!"
"You have heard about many pastimes of Mahaprabhu from Chaitanya-bhagavat and Chaitanya-charitamrita. He performed many types of pastimes, but you know that Sarvabhauma Pandit at first did not believe that Mahaprabhu was the Lord Himself..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 11 August 2003)

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)

 

Wed, 19 April 2017:
The Eyes to See, the Heart to Feel
"If you have love and affection for the Lord, then you will be able to recognise who has love and affection for the Lord. If you are a sincere seeker and have chastity, you will be able to understand who is senior, who is junior. It does not depend upon age..."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 18 June 2010)

 

Tue, 18 April 2017:
আমি তো সব ব্যবস্থা করি নাকি ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"এক যে ছিল ব্রাহ্মণ, তার নাম ছিল অর্জ্জুন মিশ্র । তিনি প্রত্যেক দিন গীতা-পাঠ করতেন আর প্রত্যেক দিন ভিক্ষায় বেরিয়ে যেতেন । এক দিন গীতা-পাঠ করে এই শ্লোকটা দেখতে পেলেন, 'যারা অন্য চিন্তা বাদ দিয়ে আমার শরণাপন্ন হয়, তাদের খাবারটা আমি বয়ে এনে দেই'"...

 

Mon, 17 April 2017:
Fending Maya Off: Nourish Others, Protect Yourself
"Call devotees and bring them to the temple, help them keep connection. Maya is very powerful, but when devotees are with devotees, maya always runs away. We must worry about our quality. We can be small, but our line should be perfect."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 28 September 2011)

 

Sun, 16 April 2017: (Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj)
Practice Secures Your Life
"Always chant the Name of Krishna, chant kirtans, and you will see that you yourself will get energy and you will be able to stay in this line all your life until death. If you want to stay in this line, you must practise."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 24 December 2010)

Sri Gaudiya Gitanjali
In honour of Sri Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj, we are presenting the index page for Sri Gaudiya Gitanjali song book that was initially compiled and published to preserve his holy remembrance. The page contains links to the kirtans that have been posted here so far and that are sung regularly at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. More kirtans shall be added in the course of time.

 

In honour of Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj:

Pranama-mantra:
saumyam sattva-tanum sahasya-vadanam kantham sutana-anvitam
krsna-ananda-karam ratantama-nisam nama-aksaram sundaram
sri-nandisvaram-asritam vraja-bhuvi gaure cha mayapuram
vande yukta-viraga-bhakti-lasitam sri-krsna-dasa-prabhum
"I am offering my obeisance to Sri Krishna Das Prabhu, whose form is very beautiful and auspicious, who always smiles and has a very melodious voice; who day and night chants the Holy Name in a very beautiful way, bringing about the nectar of Lord Krishna; who resides in Vraja during the pastimes of Lord Krishna and in Mayapur during the pastimes of Gaura; and who sports in devotion with proper renunciation."

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj was a good kirtaniya and a good singer, and that Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj would walk from Nabadwip to Hapaniya and chant Srila Sridhar Maharaj's song..."
Download (7.6 Mb, 22 min)

Get Cracking
"'Time has passed as I have been busy in my material life, and I have got nothing—only became burdened. What sort of world is this?' In this world there is no want of food, no want of money, no want of anything except only one thing..."
Download (1.8 Mb, 6 min)

 

Sat, 15 April 2017:
Vaishnavs' Mercy Is Our Refuge
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj kept Gurudev, kept all the devotees here to serve this Math, and this is our only hope and refuge. The mercy of Vaishnavs is our blessing, this is our hope and prayer. We must always remember and think about this."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 24 December 2010)

 

Fri, 14 April 2017:
Habit Is Second Nature
"It is necessary to practise regularly, to make it your habit. Wake up early in the morning, do mangal arati, chant kirtans. Practising life is a beautiful life. If you can practise in this way in your house in the morning, you will get energy. Otherwise this life is nothing."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 24 December 2010)

 

 

 

    

Archive of Updates
Ekadashi Guidance
Rules and Regulations
Chanting the Holy Name

Daily Practice
Sri Gaudiya Darshan
Bengali updates
Russian updates

বাংলা আপডেট
Русские переводы

      

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Never criticise or gossip about others; serve Sri Gaura's feet resolutely and exclusively.”

      

Chastity Is Not Lip-Deep
'My word is very heavy, but I have to say it...' Who can appreciate chastisement coming from the lotus mouth of Sri Gurudev? Fortunate is the soul who hears such chastisement, and even more fortunate is the soul who digests it..

      

 

CALENDAR for 04/2017

26. (Wed) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

27. (Thu) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

28. (Fri) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

29. (Sat) Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.

 

MAY 2017

1. (Mon) Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

2. (Tue) Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

4. (Thu) Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi.

6. (Sat) Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

7. (Sun) Paran between 5:05 and 9:24 a.m.

9. (Tue) Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa).

10. (Wed) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 5:03 and 9:23 a.m. Sri Krishna's Phul Dol and Salila Bihar. Buddha Purnima: appearance day of Lord Buddha. Disappearance of Srila Parameshvari Das Thakur. Appearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya.

11. (Thu) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

16. (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

22. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

23. (Tue) Paran between 4:57 and 8:21 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

26. (Fri) Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

29. (Mon) Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).

 

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.


 

Mayura-mukuta
'He wears a peacock feather crown and yellow garments. He holds the flute and lifts the Govardhan Hill!'
ময়ূর-মুকুট

 

Krishna Himself said, 'Devotees have Me tied within their hearts.'

"HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS | HUMILITY, TOLERANCE, GIVING HONOUR TO OTHERS"