Qualities of Devotee
"If you go door to door but you do not practise properly, householder people
will not give even one rupee to you. You must practise properly, behave
properly—you must become a devotee. 'Devotee' means following Mahaprabhu's
teaching. We come to Krishna consciousness to please Gurudev—not to please
the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2019)
качества преданного[3 января 2019 г.]
«Если вы ходите от дома к дому, но при этом сами не практикуете как следует,
тогда люди не дадут вам даже одну рупию. Поэтому вам нужно правильно
практиковать, нужно вести себя правильно: вы должны стать преданным.
„Преданный“ подразумевает следование учению Махапрабху. Мы приходим в
сознание Кришны для того, чтобы удовлетворить Гурудева, а не для того, чтобы
удовлетворить самих себя».
All Glory to Sri Sri Guru
Gauranga— · Sri Ratha Yatra & South India Pilgrimage · —
gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar
roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."
Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,
We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this Letter of
It was in late 1950s that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj started pilgrimage tours to South India, for the
service and pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak
Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Following the footsteps of Sri Gurupadpadma, His
Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current
Successor President and Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, is
organising an extensive two weeks' tour of South India that shall include Sri
Puri Dham Ratha-yatra annual pilgrimage. The dates of the tour are from 29
June 2019 to 13 July 2019. It is His Divine Grace's earnest and express
desire that anyone wishing to join this Parikrama is most welcome to
The schedule of the Parikrama:
29 June (Sat) — train Kolkata
30 June (Sun)–3 July (Wed) —
parikrama of the holy places in Sri Puri Dham.
4 July (Thu) — the grand chariot
festival of Lord Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra Mayi.
5–13 July — South Indian
tour by an A/C bus:
Kurmaksetra, Srikakulam, Simhachalam, Kovvur (Godavari), Vijayawada (Pana
Nrisinghadev and Laksmi Nrisinghadev temples), Srisailam, Ahobilam (Temple of
12 July (Fri) — train
Tirupati-Kolkata (devotees can also take a return flight from Tirupati).
Those who wish to join the holy Parikrama are humbly requested to get in
touch with us via any of the email addresses below. The total cost to be
contributed towards the tour is $260, which includes all travel and
accommodation expenses during the tour.
We pray that you find an opportunity to bless us with your association for
the entire tour or any part of it.
Offering: Have Heart, Follow Rules
"Service means you must arrange everything, then it will be proper service.
You may have a good heart, but it is necessary to know some rules and
regulations. When you make an aparadh you have to suffer for it." Download
the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2019)
сердца и по правилами[3 января 2019 г.]
«Служение означает, что вы должны все устроить, предоставить, тогда это будет
правильным, настоящим служением. У вас может быть хорошее сердце, но
необходимо также знать некоторые правила и предписания. Когда человек
совершает апарадху (оскробление), ему приходится за это страдать».
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 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..."
nadiya udayagiri purna-chandra gaura-hari
krpa kari ha-ila udaya
papa-tamo haila nasa, tri-jagatera ullasa,
jagabhari hari-dhvani haya
"By His causeless mercy the full moon Gaurahari arose in the district of
Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes
visible—His rising in the sky destroyed the darkness of sin; all three worlds
became joyful and chanted the Holy Name of the Lord."
Dear respected Devotees, Friends 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
humbly bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join our
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math during the annual week-long grand festival
celebrating the Divine Appearance of Lord Gaurasundar. The parikrama shall
take place on 16-22 March 2019 this year. While attempts are being
made to have the festival held at Sri Nabadwip Dham (the headquarters), in
case this does not prove feasible as yet, the parikrama and all programmes
shall be held in full while being based in Sri Nrisingha Palli as last
The programme and schedule of the Festival:
Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Parikrama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
Main Celebration: Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (divine appearance of Sri
Gauranga Mahaprabhu). Day-long Hari-katha, kirtans, reading from the
scriptures, services around the temple. Fast until moonrise, followed by a special arati and prasad-seva.
Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra.
Every year we anxiously await this very special festival and joyfully witness
and partake in numerous devotional programmes and services. Offering worship,
parikramas, kirtans, lectures, prasad-seva and many other devotional
activities are held during these days. Bowing at your feet, we kindly request
you to find it possible to come and join Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for this
week. We shall feel obliged to have your and your friends' kind company at
Shall you have any enquiries or wish to notify us of your arrival, we will be
happy to hear from you at
Wed, 16 January 2019: (Tomorrow is Sri Putrada
Help Yourself and
"You have twenty-four hours a day, but these twenty-four hours are not for
you. When you join Krishna's family, you can engage yourself twenty-four
hours a day for the Guru. Those who have initiation should not only chant
themselves, but they should also preach." Download
the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 3 January 2019)
Помогите себе и
остальным[3 января 2019 г.]
«У вас в сутках есть двадцать четыре часа, но эти двадцать четыре часа — не
для вас. Присоединившись к семье Кришны, вы можете задействовать себя
двадцать четыре часа в сутки в служении Гуру. Те, кто получил посвящение,
должны не только повторять Святое Имя сами, но еще и проповедовать».
Tue, 15 January 2019: (Sriman Mahaprabhu takes sannyas)
Chalking Out the
"Neither heaven no hell is our permanent, proper place. We come from the Lord
and we should go back home—back to home, back to Godhead. Through the service
to the Lord, to the Guru and Vaishnavs, you can go to your real place, which
is Goloka." Download
the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2019)
Намеченный путь[3 января 2019 г.]
«Ни рай, ни ад не являются нашим постоянным, настоящим местом. Мы произошли
от Бога, и мы должны вернуться обратно домой: назад домой, назад к Богу.
Благодаря служению Богу, благодаря служению гуру, вайшнавам, вы можете
отправиться в настоящее место: Голоку».
In honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's
"According to solar calculation, it was on the day of
Makara-sankranti, an auspicious conjunction of the stars, that Nimai Pandit
went to Katwa to take sannyasa, the renounced order of life. The ordinary
public was very much enraged, and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began performing
kirtan, chanting Hare Krishna and dancing madly. And the angry mob grew,
sometimes creating a disturbance. In this way, the whole day passed with no
decision. The night passed in sankirtana. And the next day, Nimai's will
prevailed, although there was still some opposition. Next afternoon, the
sannyasa function began..." (Continue reading >>>)
Lila: Roaming the Land
"Mahaprabhu would go in a zigzag way—sometimes He went to the East,
sometimes to the West, and the devotees followed Him not knowing where He
was going..." Download
the audio (7.5 Mb, 25 min)
Sri Nimai Sannyas
(English, Bengali, an audio recording)
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's poem expressing the
grief-stricken hearts of the residents of Nabadwip: "Vishvambhar, the son
of Jagannath Mishra, who resides in Nabadwip, Sachi's Nimai, has taken
sannyas. A tumult of cries filled the sky—Sachi's Nimai has
From Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram:
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram
"Sri Gaurasundara departed from Nabadwip and went away to become a
sannyasi (monk), leaving behind his family members and friends whose eyes
were filled with tears. He accepted the staff and waterpot as his only
possessions, the emblems of a renunciate. When his long hair was cut off
and his head was shaved, thousands of voices sang the holy names. The
devotee's eyes shed rivers of tears, since they knew he was going into the
world and leaving them behind. From that time, whoever saw him in the red
garments of a sannyasi cried out loud in grief. I sing with joy the
unending glories of my sweet Lord, my golden Gaurasundara, the one and
only divine abode of pure love."
Mon, 14 January 2019:
"Everything in this world exists for the Lord's enjoyment. Because of our ego
we think these things are my things. Nothing in this world is yours. If you
think that everything belongs to you and enjoy with everything, it means that
you are attacked by Maya Devi." Download
the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 3 January 2019)
контролирует и заботится[3 января 2019 г.]
«Все в этом мире существует для наслаждения Бога. Из-за эго мы все время
думаем, что что-то принадлежит мне. Ничто в этом мире не принадлежит вам.
Если вы думаете, что все принадлежит вам, и вы наслаждаетесь всем, это
означает, что вы находитесь под влиянием Майи Деви».
"According to solar calculation, it was on the day of
Makara-sankranti, an auspicious conjunction of the stars, that Nimai Pandita
went to Katwa to take sannyasa, the renounced order of life. Many men flocked
there, until a huge crowd gathered. The ordinary public was very much
enraged. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began performing kirtana, and the angry mob
grew, sometimes creating a disturbance. In this way the whole day passed with
no decision..." (Continue reading >>>)
Sun, 13 January 2019: (Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip
tonight to go to Katwa)
Sri Ganga Sagar
Anniversary Mahotsav (11 January 2019 | 38 photographs, 3.2 Mb) Photographs from the festival in Sri Ganga Sagar Math observed at the holy
lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
Maharaj in honour of the fourth anniversary of the temple inauguration:
kirtans, class, arati and prasad-seva are among the many services devotees
take part in on this auspicious day, a few devotees also receive first and
"Just the day before He left to take sannyasa, from the
afternoon until the evening, there was a spontaneous gathering of devotees in
the home of Nimai Pandita. Nimai, knowing that early the next morning He
would leave Navadwipa to take sannyasa, attracted His followers in such a way
that almost every leading devotee came to see Him that evening..." (Continue reading >>>)
Sat, 12 January 2019:
Arrival at Sri Ganga
Sagar Math (11 January 2019 | 19 photographs, 1.5 Mb) Tirelessly continuing the preaching programmes, His Divine Grace Om
Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj sets off for Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math in Sri Ganga Sagar to observe the Deity installation festival.
The devotees in Ganga Sagar have the joy of having His Divine Grace's darshan
and association mostly only once a year, so this visit has been long
— · Invitation · —
ullanghyanghrim hi yasyakhila-bhajana-katha
svapnavach chaiva mithya
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
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 15-17
February 2019 this year and shall be held at Sri Ekachakra
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
Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Garbhabas, Birchandrapur, Birbhum,
West Bengal, PIN 731245
Phone: +91 9836051708
If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
"What message have I come to give you? I want to try to give you the message
of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, of our
Gurudev and our Guru Maharaj. I want to give you the Hidden Treasure of the
Sweet Absolute." Download
the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 3 January 2019)
Наша миссия[3 января 2019 г.]
«Какое послание я приехал донести до вас? Я хочу постараться донести до вас
то послание, которое несли Шрила Бхактисиддханта Сарасвати Тхакур, наш
Гурудев и наш Гуру Махарадж. Я хочу дать вам „Скрытое сокровище Милого
Thu, 10 January 2019:
"What is the difference between those previous birds' and beasts' bodies and
this human body? Krishna has sent us to a human body and He is examining us,
He wants to see what we do after that. Some may see no difference..." Download
the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 3 January 2019)
осознание[3 января 2019 г.]
«В чем разница между все предыдущими телами птиц и животных и этим
человеческим телом? Кришна отправил нас в человеческое тело, и Он проверяет
нас: Он хочет увидеть, что мы станем делать дальше. Кто-то, возможно, не
видит никакой разницы...»
Wed, 9 January 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami
"When we are born, our mothers tell me, 'This is your father,' and we believe
it because only the mother knows who the father is. In the same way, we must
believe properly what the scriptures say." Download
the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 18 October 2018)
Last Programme in Vijayawada
(Day Six) (8 January 2019 | 17 photographs, 1 Mb) Photographs taken during the last day of the South Indian tour: His Divine
Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits devotees' home
with sankirtan and gives the last evening class at the house of Srivas
Prabhu before going back to West Bengal.
и ниргуна Кришна[18 октября 2018 г.]
«Когда мы рождаемся, мама говорит нам: „Это твой отец“, — и мы верим этому,
потому что только мать знает, кто отец. Точно так же мы должны верить как
следует и тому, что говорят писания».
In honour of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu:
—: Pranam mantra of Srila Jiva Goswami
yah sankhya-pankena kutarka-pamsuna
vivarta-gartena cha lupta-didhitim
suddham vyadhad vak-sudhaya mahesvaram
krsnam sa jivah prabhur astu me gatih
"With his nectarean teachings, Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu revealed the Supreme
Lord, Krishna, whose effulgence had been hidden by the quicksand of
calculation, the dust storm of fallacious logic, and the ditch of
illusionism. May he be my shelter."
—Sri Baladev Vidhyabhusan
"I have no power to say what kind of devotion to his Guru Jiva Goswami
had. Jiva Goswami's service cannot be compared to
anyone's service. Whatever order he would get, he would place it on his
head and do it all the time—his mind never went to any other place." Download
the audio (8 Mb, 23 min)
Goswami Prabhu: The All-Rounder
"Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu did everything alone—he cooked, did puja,
cleaned the temple, brought water from the Yamuna, and also did personal
service to his Guru. He was busy with his service from morning to night, and
did everything alone."
the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min)
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the pranam-mantra of
Srila Jiva Goswami in the book Dignity of the Divine Servitor: "I
offer my full dandavats unto the lotus feet of Srila Jiva Goswami who
is the protector of our spiritual life. He rescues us from the whole illusory
Goswami Prabhura Sochaka
A song composed by Srila Narahari Thakur in glorification of Srila Jiva
Goswami Prabhu's life, character, and service. Bengali verses and English
"After Mahaprabhu took darshan of Nrisinghadev, He sat here at this
place—you can see here the footprints of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila
Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur established this place. We are very
fortunate to have come here." Download
the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 4 January 2019)
В Мангалагири (1)[4 января 2019 г.]
«После даршана Нрисингхадева Махапрабху сидел здесь в этом месте. Вы
можете увидеть здесь отпечатки стоп Господа Шри Чайтаньи Махапрабху. Этот
храм открыл Шрила Бхактисиддханта Сарасвати Тхакур. Мы очень удачливы, что
9. (Sat) Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.
10. (Sun) Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami.
Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi, Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila
Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila
Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati
Maharaj, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj. Sri
12. (Tue) Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.
13. (Wed) Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.
14. (Thu) Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.
15. (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.
16. (Sat) Trisprsha Mahadvadashi.
Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord
Varaha.Fast in honour of
17. (Sun) Appearance of Sri Nityananda
Prabhu. Paran between 6:14 and 9:59 am after the worship of Sri
Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri
Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana
Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.
19. (Tue) Purnima. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.
24. (Sun) The 146th 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. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.
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.