Sun, 24 March 2019:
My Hope
"When all the devotees are with us, when all the devotees' mercy is with us, we have nothing to worry about. I promise to all of you that as long as I am alive I will not run away. We hope that by Srila Gurudev's mercy, this problem will be solved soon and it will be overcome."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 21 March 2019)

[Note: the captions to the parikrama pages have been added now.]

 

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA

Chapter Fourteen: Sri Modadrumadwip and Sri Rama-Lila
"Proceeding to Mamgachhi Gram, Nityananda Ray said, 'This is Modadrumadwip. Ayodhya is present here.'"

Chapter Fifteen: Sri Vaikunthapur, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Pulina
"Arriving in Sri Vaikunthapur, Nityananda Prabhu smiled gently and spoke to Sri Jiva. 'Please listen carefully. Here, on one side of the eight-petalled lotus of Nabadwip, is Vaikunthapur.'"

 

Sat, 23 March 2019:
My Happiness
"Despite everything, you are still following Gurudev's instruction. It my great happiness that we can go on this parikrama together, that we can celebrate Sri Gaura Purnima festival together. That is happiness for me."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 21 March 2019)

 

Fri, 22 March 2019: (Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav)
Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
(22 March 2019 | 24 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
The grand Festival of Sri Gaura Purnima concludes with the traditional Sri Visva Vaishnava Raja Sabha where all the assembled leading Vaishnavs extol the glories of Sriman Mahaprabhu, His associates, Dham and devotees.

 

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA

Chapter Twelve: Sri Sri Rtudwip and Sri Radha Kunda
"At dawn, the devotees arose and called out to Sri Gaura and Nitaichand. Feeling great joy, Nityananda and the devotees then departed, leaving Champa Hatta behind..."

Chapter Thirteen: Sri Vidya Nagar and Sri Jahnudwip
"Srivas danced with Jiva. Sometimes they cried, and sometimes they danced continuously. All the other devotees danced as they walked. Hearing the glories of Gauranga from the mouth of Nitai, Jiva floated in the greatest joy."

 

namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah

"Again and again I offer my obeisance unto You, Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the supremely merciful, golden form of Sri Krishna, the giver of Krishna-prema."

 

nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-chchhavim
prordhvi-krtya bhuja-dvayam hari-harity-uchchair vadantam muhuh
nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih sinchantam urvi-talam
gayantam nija-parsadaih parivrtam sri-gaura-chandram namah

"Standing erect, the hairs of His body rebuke the blossoming campaka flowers. Raising His arms, again and again He calls out "Hari! Hari!" Surrounded by His devotees, again and again He sings and dances. Streams of tears flow from His eyes and sprinkle the ground. Let us glorify Him, Lord Gauracandra."

 

From the archive:

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (1)
"We are very happy today because we are going to celebrate the festival of Jagannath Misra's ananda-mahotsav. Today we are also making a special festival for our best friend Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram..."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 13 March 2017)

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (2)
"We are going to celebrate, but this celebration is not for our own happiness, it is for the happiness of the devotees, for the happiness of the Vaishnav Thakur. This is the main thing."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 13 March 2017)

Setting on the Right Track (1)
Lecture delivered on Sri Jagannath Mishra's Anandotsav in 2013: "We can realise it ourselves: how much can we proceed in our spiritual life and why did we come to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math? Again and again we do Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, but how much can we use ourselves for the service to the Guru, Vaishnavs, and Bhagavan?"
Download the audio (6.1 Mb, 20 min | 28 March 2013)

Setting on the Right Track (2)
Lecture delivered on Sri Jagannath Mishra's Anandotsav in 2013, part two: "I am praying to you all that you do not forget your service to your Guru, to the Vaishnavs, Bhagavan. I am bowing at your lotus feet: if you serve my Guru, I will serve you my whole life; if you serve my Guru, I will sacrifice my life to serve you."
Download the audio (5 Mb, 15 min | 28 March 2013)

Sri Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha
"Gurudev told me, 'The day after Gaura Purnima, you will sit together at Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha,' and it is my duty to do that. We have come here to be together, and everyone can speak their own language—if it can be translated into English and Bengali, that is good for the mission."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 24 March 2016)

Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram
"I offer my respects unto Sri Gaurangadev, who rose like a golden moon in Sri Mayapura in 1407 Sakabda, revealed the Pastime of accepting the garments of the renounced order, sannyas, in 1431 Sakabda in order to benedict the entire material universe, and disappeared beyond the ordinary vision of the people of this world in 1455 Sakabda. I offer my obeisances to that beautiful Golden Lord, Gaurangasundar, the divine form of Krishna prema."

তবে বন্দোঁ শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহেশ্বর, নবদ্বীপে অবতার, নাম—'বিশ্বম্ভর'
An archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj reading from the first chapter of Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, Adi-khanda, where Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur describes the Lord's appearance.
Listen online or Download the audio (5 Mb, 15 min)

 

Thu, 21 March 2019: (Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu’s divine appearance; fast until moonrise)
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: "Spend this day chanting the Holy Name."

Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Evening
(21 March 2019 | 52 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the grand annual festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance in the company of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj, Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj and many other dignitary Vaishnavs, devotees and guests. The programme starts at 4 p.m. and ends with anukalpa prasad distribution at 9 p.m. onwards.

Sri Gaura Purnima Festival: Morning
(21 March 2019 | 49 photographs, 3 Mb)
Photographs from the morning programme at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nrisingha Palli: morning arati, initiations, and noon lectures by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj, and Sripad Bhakti Kamal Tyagi Maharaj.

Sri Gaura Purnima kirtan
"By His causeless mercy the full moon, Gaurahari, rose in the district of Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes visible. His rising in the sky dissipated the darkness of sinful life, and thus the three worlds became joyful and chanted the holy name of the Lord."
Download the audio (11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

Wed, 20 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Four)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
(20 March 2019 | 69 photographs, 4.8 Mb)
Sharing photographs of the fourth day of the Holy Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs through Sri Koladwip: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Buroraj Siva temple, Prauddha Maya Devi's temple, Sri Vishnupriya Devi's house, the samadhi mandir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.

 

Tue, 19 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Three)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Three
(19 March 2019 | 72 photographs, 6.2 Mb)
Sharing photographs of the third day of the Holy Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs through Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, and Sri Modadrumadwip: Sri Samudra ghat, Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir (Champahatti), Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya's house, the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari, place where Mahaprabhu performed kirtan(!), and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place.

 

Mon, 18 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Two)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two
(18 March 2019 | 160 photographs, 12.2 Mb)
Sharing photographs of the second day of the Holy Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs through Antradwip and a part of Simantadwip: Srila Madhav Maharaj's Math, Nandan Acharya Bhavan, Puspa-samadhi mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, Madhai Ghat(!), Yogapith, Srivas Angan, Sri Gadadhar Pandit's house, Samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur and Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Jagannath Temple, Simantadwip.

 

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA

Chapter Five: Sri Mayapur and Antardwip
"The thirty-two miles of Nabadwip are nondifferent from Vrindavan. Within these thirty-two miles, there are nine islands, which form an eight-petalled lotus that floats on water. In the middle of the eight petals—the eight islands—is Antardwip. At its centre is Mayapur."

Chapter Six: Visiting Sri Ganga Nagar, Sri Prthu Kunda, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Visram Sthan, and Other Places
"The next day in the morning, Nityananda Prabhu left the Temple with Srivas and Sri Jiva. Ramadas and other devotees accompanied them, and they chanted the Name of Gaura as they walked."

 

In honour of Srila Madhavendra Puripad:

Sri Madhavendra Puripad
"Every year on the second day of the parikrama we celebrate this day—Sri Madhavendra Puripad's disappearance festival. Actually, Srila Madhavendra Puripad is the root of the wish-fulfilling tree of devotion..."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 2 March 2015)

Loving Search for the Lost Servant
"When will you come to Me? When will you come to serve Me?"—the Lord goes to the extremes waiting for us to come to Him, so why is it that we still cannot come to Him?
Download the audio (3 Mb | 6 October 2010)

Srila Madhavendra Puripad: The Sprout of Love Divine
From Affectionate Guidance: "Today is a most auspicious day—the holy Disappearance Day of Srila Madhavendra Puripad. The sprout of divine love for Krishna (Krishna-premankur) appeared in this world in the form of Srila Madhavendra Puri. Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu glorified Srila Madhavendra Puri so much. Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Prabhu were disciples of Srila Madhavendra Puri..."

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?"

 

Sun, 17 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day One)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day One
(17 March 2019 | 71 photographs, 5.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs carry the banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math through Godrumdwip and Madhyamdwip: Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math, Sri Samadhi-mandir of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur, Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, Hari-Hara ksetra are among the places visited.

 

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA

Chapter Seven: Sri Suvarna Bihar and Sri Deva Palli
"Leaving Visram Sthan, with Sri Jiva the party proceeded to the village known as Suvarna Bihar. There, Nityananda Prabhu said, 'O Jiva, this is a wonderful place. Like all of Nabadwip, it is beyond material nature...'"

Chapter Eight: Sri Harihara Ksetra, Sri Varanasi, and Sri Godruma
"Srivas danced with Jiva. Sometimes they cried, and sometimes they danced continuously. All the other devotees danced as they walked. Hearing the glories of Gauranga from the mouth of Nitai, Jiva floated in the greatest joy."

Chapter Nine: Sri Madhyadwip and Sri Naimisa
"Coming into Madhyadwip and laughing, Nityananda Prabhu said, 'This is Majida Gram. The seven sages resided here and worshipped the moon-like Sri Gaura. The mercy of the Dham is supreme. Those who attain it, attain the association of the sadhus. Serving in the association of the sadhus and becoming immersed in divine love for Krishna is the ultimate joy."

Time for Sravan
"You must see the sadhu with your ears, because you cannot see a sadhu with your eyes. This is actually not a place for play or tourism, this is a place for sravan and kirtan. You must listen with your heart."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 7 March 2017 (Adhivas day))

 


Sri Ekadasi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadasi takes an indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Ekadasi and paran are observed with affection and without fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.

"Sri Ekadasi" (Sri Sri Prema Vivarta)
"One day, Gaurahari left the Gundicha Temple and sat in the Jagannath Vallabha garden. It was pure Ekadasi, and the Lord spent the whole day and night chanting the Name of Krishna..."

SONG: Suddha-bhakata | শুদ্ধ ভকত-চরণ-রেণু
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother of devotion."

SONG: Sri hari-vasare | শ্রীহরি-বাসরে হরি
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing..."

ADDITIONAL READING:

"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Yogini Ekadasi

 

Sat, 16 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama adhivas, tomorrow is Sri Amalaki Ekadasi)
Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
(16 March 2019 | 59 photographs, 3.7 Mb)
The Adhivas (eve) of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama is spent happily with more and more devotees flocking in from various corners of the world securing the glory of the Festival. His Divine Grace lovingly welcomes everyone and gives everyone an opportunity to engage in service of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda—sravanam, kirtan, smaranam, vandanam, dasyam, sakhyam, and atma-nivedanam—according to the devotees' fortune, hankering and qualities.

 

In honour of the forthcoming Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama:

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA

Chapter Eleven: Sri Sri Koladwip, Sri Samudragad, Sri Champa Hatta
"Who can describe the glories of this place? It is not a holy place that is now simply a dry river. All souls who give up their life in the water, on the earth, or in the air here attain Sri Goloka Vrindavan."

Preparation to Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
(15 March 2019 | 61 photographs, 4.9 Mb)
Pictures from Thursday—morning, noon and evneing programmes, services and activities at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Nrisingha Palli, in the shade of the holy lotus feet His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and dignitary Vaishnavs and devotees.

From Sri Nrisingha Palli
(14 March 2019 | 31 photographs, 4.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj supervises and directs numerous services in preparation of the temple to welcome the devotees. Devotees happily and greedily participate in any services available.

 

Fri, 15 March 2019:
News from the Dham: With the festival and parikrama of Sri Nabadwip Dham approaching rapidly, Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple accepts continuous flows of devotees from all over the world and numerous corners of India reuniting at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. Hundreds of devotees are flocking in to participate in the holy annual Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama and many preparations and services are unfolding for the service of Sri Guru and Vaishnavs. [Photographs from the first days shall be posted shortly.]

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."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 15 February 2019)

 

In honour of the forthcoming Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama:

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA

Chapter Ten: Visiting Sri Brahmana Puskara, Sri Uchcha Hatta, etc.
"At dawn, Nityananda Ray took Jiva and went out to tour the Dham. He said, 'Jiva, look at this beautiful village. Everyone now calls it Brahmanpur....'"

 

Thu, 14 March 2019:
Preaching Programme
(13 March 2019 | 10 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a small house preaching programme preaching the conception of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and nourishing devotees' hearts.

 

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
pranayi-bhakata-sange

"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 Invitation.

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 come.

The schedule of the Parikrama:

  • 29 June (Sat) — train Kolkata (Howrah)-Puri.
  • 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 Nava-Nrisingha), Tirupati.
  • 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.

Dates
29 June 2019-13 July 2019
Contact address
scsmath.office-at-gmail.com
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“[Sensualists] eat fancy food, wear fancy clothes, and accumulate immense wealth. Attached to the company of women, such fools roam about night and day searching for a mansion with a fancy bed.”

      

Pure Line: Disciples,
Quarrels, and Prasadam
'We joined the Krishna consciousness line, and our line must be very pure: we will be most humble, most tolerant, and give all honour to others. It is very important.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 03/2019

22. (Fri) Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:45 and 9:46 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 534 Gaurabda.

25. (Mon) 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.

28. (Thu) Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

29. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu Goswami Maharaj.

 

CALENDAR FOR 04/2019

1. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast.

2. (Tue) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:34 and 8:39 a.m. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

10. (Wed) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

12. (Fri) Gaura Saptami. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.

14. (Sun) Gaura Navami. Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

15. (Mon) Gaura Ekadashi. No fast today (because of Dashami viddha at dawn).

16. (Tue) Gaura Dvadashi. Kamada Ekadashi. Fast. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

17. (Wed) Gaura Trayodashi. Paran between 5:20 and 9:31 a.m.

19. (Fri) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

24. (Wed) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

26. (Fri) Krishna Saptami. Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

29. (Mon) Krishna Dashami. Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

30. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

 

CALENDAR FOR 05/2019

1. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:02 and 9:26 a.m.

4. (Sat) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

5. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

6. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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

9. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

11. (Sat) Gaura Saptami. Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).

13. (Mon) Gaura Navami. Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi.

15. (Wed) Gaura Ekadashi. Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

16. (Thu) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:00 and 7:13 a.m.

18. (Sat) Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev (today because the Chaturdashi tithi on the previous day was viddha at sunrise). Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa). 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.

19. (Sun) Krishna Pratipad. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 4:59 and 9:22 a.m. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

23. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

28. (Tue) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu.

30. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

31. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:22 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

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.


 

Parama karuna
'O brothers! Serve! Serve Sri Sri Chaitanya-Nitai with firm faith! Leave aside worldly affairs, merge into this rasa, and chant aloud, 'Hari! Hari!''
পরম করুণ

 

If someone does not faithfully follow their Guru, but, following their own idea, engages in any devotional (?) practices, they do not do even a little service to the Lord thereby, rather, they are simply fulfilling the desire to gratify their own senses.

HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE | HARE RAMA HARE RAMA RAMA RAMA HARE HARE