Programmes at Sri Tarakeswar
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, accompanies by a group
of devotees, continues daily collection of bhog in the area of
Tarakeswar and every evening the devotees and visitors have the fortune to
hear Hari-katha from his lotus mouth. Sharing some photographs taken over the
last few days. (20 photographs, 1 Mb | 18-20 February 2017)
Mon, 20 February 2017:
Coming to Give or
"There is going to be a new temple in your village, what is it for? It is for
your benefit, it is here so that you can chant the Holy Name, so that you can
come to the line of pure devotion. If you serve the Guru, you will get the
the audio (4.1 Mb, 12 min | 17 February 2017)
Sun, 19 February 2017:
Message of Guru,
"As many days the Lord gives us, that many days we will stay here. You are
only a security guard, one day you will have to leave. We pray at your feet
and ask you to please always engage in service of the Lord, always chant the
Holy Name of the Lord." Download
the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 17 February 2017)
Evening Kirtans[17 February] • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Gaya Gora madhur svare Download
the audio (9.3 Mb, 28 min)
All Glory to Sri Sri Guru
Gauranga— · Tarakeswar Temple
Inauguration · — Invitation Letter
Most respected Vaishnavas, Devotees and Well-Wishers,
We are offering obeisance at your feet and extending this letter of
When most worshippable Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur decided to leave for
Vrindavan, he came to a famous temple of Lord Siva in Tarakeswar, and as he
paid his obeisance there, he received a message from Lord Siva, 'Why are you
going to Vrindavan? What is your service there? Do not go there. You must
discover the birthplace of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, that is your duty, that is
Thus, remembering the holy lotus feet of Sach-chid-ananda Srila Bhakti Vinod
Thakur Mahasaya and our Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj, by their mercy as well as the mercy of Param Guru
Maharaj Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Bhagavan Bhakti
Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad, a temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
has manifested in this very Takareswar and we are thus going to inaugurate it
and install the Deities of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan-Mohan-sundar
On this auspicious and special occasion we humbly pray to everybody to join
the special inauguration festival that will take place on 26 February 2017
(Sunday) and take part in the class, kirtan, parikrama, prasad seva,
and other devotional activities.
Servant of Sri-Guru-Gaura-Nityananda's servants,
Tridandi-Bhiksu Sri Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
26 February 2017 (Sunday) Address of the Temple
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
West Bengal, pin 712410
☏ +91 9732113285 / 7797668137
শ্রীচৈতন্য-সারস্বত মঠ তথা শ্রীচৈতন্য-সারস্বত মঠের শাখা মন্দির
ভঞ্জিপুর, তারকেশ্বর, হুগলির নবনির্মিত শ্রীমন্দিরে শুভ উদ্ধোধন
ও শ্রীশ্রীগুরু-গৌরাঙ্গ-রাধা-মদনমোহন সুন্দর জিউ
শ্রীবিগ্রহগণের প্রতিষ্ঠা মহামহোৎসবের নিমন্ত্রণ পত্র
বিপুল সম্মান পুরঃসর নিবেদন—
পূজনীয় বৈষ্ণববৃন্দ ও সজ্জনবৃন্দ,
যথাযথ দণ্ডবৎ প্রণতি জ্ঞাপনান্তে সবিনয় নিবেদন এই যে,
মদীয় শ্রীগুরুপাদপদ্ম ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ পরমারাধ্য শ্রীমদ্ভক্তিসুন্দর গোবিন্দ
দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজ, মদীয় পরমগুরদেব বিশ্বব্যাপী শ্রীচৈতন্য সারস্বত মঠাদি
প্রতিষ্ঠানের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল শ্রীভক্তি রক্ষক শ্রীধর
দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের ও শ্রীগুরুবর্গের তথা ভগবান শ্রীল ভক্তি সিদ্ধান্ত সরস্বতী
গোস্বামী ঠাকুরের কৃপায় প্রকাশিত হুগলীর ভঞ্জিপুর, তারকেশ্বরে শ্রীচৈতন্য
সারস্বত মঠে তাঁদের কৃপা প্রার্থনা মুখে, পূজনীয় বৈষ্ণববৃন্দের উপস্থিতিতে আগামী
২৬শে ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০১৭ রবিবারে নবনির্মিত শ্রীমন্দির প্রতিষ্ঠা ও উপরিল্লিখিত
শ্রীবিগ্রহগণের প্রতিষ্ঠা মহোৎসবের অভিলাষ করছি ।
এই উপলক্ষ্যে উক্ত দিবসে শ্রীমঠে বিশেষ ধর্মসভা, পাঠ
কীর্ত্তন, পরিক্রমা ও মহাপ্রসাদ বিতরণাদি ভক্তাঙ্গ সমূহ পালনের বিশেষ আয়োজন করা
এই শুভ অনুষ্ঠানে আপনাদের সকলের উপস্থিতি ও
সর্ব্বপ্রকার সহযোগিতা বিনীত ভাবে প্রার্থনা করি ।
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
bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join our Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math during the annual festivals at Sri Ekachakra Dham and
Sri Nabadwip Dham and participate in the parikramas, kirtans, lectures,
prasad seva, and many other activities conducive to pure devotion. We shall
feel blessed to have your association during this time.
Sri Nabadwip Dham
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Road,
Kolerganj, West Bengal, Pin 741302
Phone: +91 9775178546
"I am inviting all devotees to come to Nabadwip to see any festival or for
the Gaura Purnima festival. Come as soon as possible; as much as it is in my
power, as much as I can help anyone, I will try. Please come to
the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 17 June 2001)
Nityananda Prabhu's Land
"Nityananda Prabhu's place is a very nice place, I like it very much and do
not want to go from there. Go corner to corner, invite everybody, 'Please
come to Gaura Purnima, please come to the festival at Nityananda Prabhu's
the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 30 December 2010)
"Come. Come for Gaura Purnima, come for the parikrama of Virachandrapur in
February. Mahaprabhu went there, Nityananda Prabhu came there to take the
darshan of Mahaprabhu, and His mercy is unlimited. When you do parikrama of
the Holy Dham, your parikrama of the material world comes to an end, you will
not have to come back." (11 December 2011)
Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays
to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar
he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him." Download
the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 February 2012)
touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at
Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do
this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any
longer in these three worlds." Download
the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 February 2012)
"I pray to you all that you come every year. You may think, 'How will the
money come?' But if you have a strong desire, Mahaprabhu will send you the
money to come here." (9 March 2012)
Strike While the
Iron Is Hot
"You think, 'I will chant the Holy Name tomorrow—I will wait today, and
from tomorrow I will start.' Are you sure you are going to be in this world
the audio (3.9 Mb, 12 min | 26 May 2015)
Sat, 18 February 2017:
Arrival at Tarakeswar
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives safely in
Tarakeswar to prepare for the grand inauguration festival on 26 February.
Every day His Divine Grace goes out to collect bhog for the festival and
supervises the final finishing works at the temple. Sharing first pictures
of the temple. (15 photographs, 0.8 Mb | 17 February 2017)
"You go to school, college and in the end you become an ass, but the school
that Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur made can actually make
you a human." Download
the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 17 February 2017)
Fri, 17 February 2017:
Saraswati Thakur's Festival at Sri Mayapur
In the late afternoon His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
attends the annual Gaudiya Math sangha dedicated to the observance of the
appearance day of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Goswami
Prabhupad at Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Sri Dham Mayapur. (32 photographs, 2.3 Mb | 16 February 2017)
In honour of Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj's appearance day:
"I offer my obeisance unto the beautiful follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Thakur, Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj. He has a radiant
form, long arms, and lotus eyes. He crushes the pride of the wicked and
squashes the cruel oppression of the heretics and demons. He is like a
thunderbolt on the mountain of hypocrisy. He is the sole friend of the
intelligentsia and a shining sun above the lotus of the aristocracy."
(Composed by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Srila Prabhupad's Preaching
"...At that time Srila Sridhar Maharaj decided to go to Vrindavan and do
bhajan, but when he got some akash dhvani, "What did I give you sannyas
for? For your own self?" he hurried away from Vrindavan..." Download
the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min)
The Root of Our
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he
created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide
Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet." Download
the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj tells about
the close and reverent relationship that Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar
Dev-Goswami Maharaj had with his godbrothers, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami
Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj, and Srila Krishna Das Babaji
the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 19 September 2009)
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
কিরূপে পাইব সেবা "I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment
to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! It is not possible to conquer maya by engaging in
maya. I see no other way to get relief except for the mercy of sadhus."
(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
Thu, 16 February 2017: (Appearance day of Srila Bhakti
Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur)
Darshan of Sri Nabadwip
Several photographs taken around Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nabadwip—while
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is busy with
preparations to the Tarakeshwar inauguration festival, the programmes and
services in Nabadwip continue smoothly and happily with devotees preparing to
welcome the Gaura Purnima pilgrims soon. (34 photographs, 2.6 Mb | 15-16 February 2017)
"With his first step, he cut asunder the whole plane of
exploitation, and with his second, he put a stop to all the calculations of
the different scholars with their different conceptions of liberation. With
his third step, he eased the hard rules and regulations by a touch of the
Divine Love: he gave us the worship of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda. The real
existence of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad is in his
divine teachings. May those teachings dance eternally within the core of your
Embodiment of Mercy
"Today is the holy appearance day of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad, whom we are here to offer prayers to in
the assembly of the devotees. He is Jagad Guru and what he gave to the world,
no one else could ever give..." Download
the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min)
"Acharya-vandana: If you can realise the meaning this song, you can
get all glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur.
Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam: We sing it but we do not realise its
meaning because if we realised its meaning, we would get taste singing it. We
must sing it every day and be conscious of it." Download
the audio (3 Mb, 9 min)
"Mahaprabhu predicted this, and Prabhupad fulfilled it through Srila A.C.
Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila
Gurudev. Now, in every village, all day, all night there is Hari-katha and
kirtan going on." Download
the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min)
Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur(Bengali
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking on this day in 2015
about Srila Prabhupad's birth, youth, initiation, Srila Bhakti Vinod
Thakur's founding the Yogapith temple, Srila Saraswati Thakur's preaching
pastimes, divine power transmission, and vast contribution to the
the audio (25.4 Mb, 74 min | 9 February 2015)
Prabhupada-padma Stavakah |
সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং "My master, Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, established
the religion of the age, Krishna-sankirtan, and is the chief minister of the
universal assembly of leading Vaisnavas. His lotus feet are worshipped by
millions of virtuous souls and fulfil the desires of those who dispel souls'
fears. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's worshippable feet."
ভয়ভঞ্জন-জয়শংসন "He (of divine form) came forth from the birthplace of the golden
lotus—the ocean of the mellow of divine consorthood. His large, merciful eyes
dispel (the suffering souls') fear and proclaim (the surrendered souls')
victory. His tongue (constantly) vibrates the whole Earth planet with Sri
Krishna-sankirtana, his beauty resplendent in the robes of the sun's radiance
(saffron) that purifies the universe and dispels the suffering of material
existence. On his Holy Day of Advent, I (again and again) bow down unto that
beloved associate of Sri Vrisabhanu-nandini, and the servitors of his lotus
Sri Guru Parampara |
শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা "The follower of Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji, the great soul Dayita Das, whose wealth is Sri Krsna-kirtan, fulfilled the
desires of the whole world. He is the dearmost of Sri Varsabhanavi and is
always engaged in Her service."
Wed, 15 February 2017:
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
the audio (3.5 Mb, 8 min | 8 February 2017 |
Tue, 14 February 2017:
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
the audio (3 Mb, 7 min | 8 February 2017 |
Mon, 13 February 2017: (Disappearance of Sripad B.P. Siddhanti Maharaj)
Clean Heart, Open
"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
the audio (3.7 Mb, 8 min | 8 February 2017 | Bengali)
Ye anila prema-dhana |
যে আনিল প্রেমধন "Where is my Raghunath Das, my Raghunath Bhatta, my Krisha Das Kaviraj? Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."
Sun, 12 February 2017:
Leaving Sri Ekachakra Dham, Sri Gurupadpadma Sri Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
Maharaj returns to Sri Nabadwip Dham stopping on the way at a Vaishnav seva programme as well as two other houses to nourish the devotees and extend them the invitation to the upcoming festivals. (37 photographs, 2.5 Mb | 11 February 2017)
Sat, 11 February 2017: (Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur)
"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
the audio (2.7 Mb, 6 min | 16 June 2010)
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
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)
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. 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."
22. (Wed) Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of
Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.
23. (Thu) Paran between 6:09 and 9:56 a.m.
25. (Sat) Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast).
26. (Sun) Amavasya. Paran between 6:06 and 9:55 a.m. for those who fasted.
Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri
Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.
27. (Mon) Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila
Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi
Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.
28. (Tue) Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.
CALENDAR for 03/2017
1. (Wed) Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation
anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha,
2. (Thu) Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.
Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.
3. (Fri) Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.
7. (Tue) Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham
Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.
8. (Wed) Amalaki Ekadashi. Fast. Sri Nabadwip
Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and
9. (Thu) Paran between 5:56 and 9:50 a.m.
Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip.
10. (Fri) Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and
11. (Sat) Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of
Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip,
12. (Sun) Sri Gauravirbhava Paurnamasi. Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine
appearance of Sri Gauranga.Total fast until moonrise, then no grains.
13. (Mon) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:53 and 9:48
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 532 Gaurabda.
17. (Fri) Krishna Panchami. Festival at Sripat Hapaniya, the
appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi
Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj. Pancham Dol.
25. (Sat) Paran between 5:41 and 9:42 a.m. Festival in
honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar.
Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur, Sripad
Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.
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.