Fri, 5 June 2020
Simplicity and Duplicity
Simplicity — "to be a Vaishnav, to be a sadhu, you must first be simple. Do not be a 'zigzag' person. Simplicity comes through practice, and how one practises depends upon the practitioner."
Duplicity — "if you chant the Holy Name without offence, then you can feel that Krishna's Name, beauty, pastimes are non-different from Krishna. But if you chant the Holy Name and think about other things, if you have material desires, then you will not feel anything."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 31 May 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

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."


 

In honour of Sri Mukunda Datta Prabhu:

Devotional Heart
"If we serve our Gurudev (serve not for our own interest, but for his interest), if surrender to Krishna, then we must get Krishna through that service. You do not need to think about yourself. If you think about Krishna, Krishna will thinking about you."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 16 June 2001)

Strong Faith—Strong Future
"If you want to make a building, first the pillar must be strong. If you have a strong faith, then you will never fall down from this practising life. We are godbrothers and godsisters, we have come from the same place. Why must we fight? All these things are nothing."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 11 August 2002)

Lacking Mercy or Lacking Faith?
"When you come in Krishna consciousness life, nobody is going to give you an examination to show your progress. You can do this examination yourself. How?"
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 11 August 2003)

 

In honour of Sri Sridhar Pandit Prabhu:


(At Sri Sridhar Angan, during Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama, 2020)

"Mahaprabhu went there—He would always take bananas from Sridhar Prabhu's house. Sridhar Prabhu would tell Mahaprabhu, "Are there no other shops here? Why do You always come here and take things from Me forcefully? What is this? Some time, Nimai went to Sridhar Pandit's house to ask for some water, but Sridhar Pandit did not have a proper glass—there was a hole in it; but Nimai took water from it. Another time, Mahaprabhu took thor mocha [banana stem, banana flower] from him. It was His favourite, and He would play with Sridhar Pandit—He would take that thor, but Sridhar Pandit would not want to give it. Nimai would pull it from Sridhar Pandit's hands, and because thor is slippery, sometimes Sridhar Pandit would lose it and fall down."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

Having passed through Tantuvaya Gram and seeing the cottage of Kholavecha Sridhar, Nityananda Prabhu said, "'Here, Sri Gauranga chanted, rested, and blessed the devotees. This place thus became known as Visram Sthan. You may rest here in Sridhar's cottage.' When Sridhar heard of Nityananda Prabhu's arrival, he came, prostrated himself, and worshipped the Lord. He said, 'O Lord, be most merciful to this servant and rest here. This is my request.' Nityananda Prabhu replied, 'You are very fortunate: Lord Gauranga has bestowed His mercy upon you. Today, we will rest here.' Hearing this, Sridhar was satisfied. With great care, Sridhar collected suitable ingredients and engaged a Vaisnava brahman to cook. Once Nitai and Srivas had been served, Sri Jiva joyfully took their prasad. Sridhar laid Nityananda on a bed, and then he and his family massaged the Lord's feet.'"

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 6)

"Late at night [on the eve of Nimai Pandit's leaving Nabadwip], one devotee named Kholavecha Sridhar arrived. He used to make trade on the plantain tree and its fruit. He would sell the fruit, ripe or green, and the big leaves which are used as plates. Sometimes Nimai would pay him less for his fruits than what they were worth, and sometimes He would snatch the best fruits from him. Sridhar came to see Him late at night to offer Him a choice lau (bottle gourd). And Nimai thought, "I have spent almost My whole life snatching so many things from him, and now, on this last night he has brought this wonderful lau. I can't resist." He asked Sacidevi, "Mother, Sridhara has given me this lau. Please think of how it can be prepared." At bedtime, someone came with some milk. Nimai said, "Mother, with this milk and this lau, please prepare some sweet-rice." So Sacidevi prepared some lau sweet-rice: lau boiled with milk, rice and sugar."

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)


 

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, 4 June 2020 (Chira-dahi Danda-Mahotsav in Sripat Panihati)
Service Abode of Eternal Happiness
"When transcendental feeling comes to you, you will not think about any disease or anything else. There is no suffering in the eternal abode of Goloka Vrindavan. We should realise the nature of that happiness. It is possible to understand that happiness through service. Pure spiritual souls are always happy."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 31 May 2020)

SONG: Atma-nivedana tuya pade | আত্মনিবেদন, তুয়া পদে
"By surrendering myself at Your feet, I have become supremely happy. All my distress has gone away, I have no more anxiety, and I see ecstasy in all directions."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 24 December 2018)

Darshan of Sri Panihati
(4 June 2020 | 4 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Sri Panihati Dham to offer his obeisances to the Deities of Sri Raghav Pandit, his samadhi mandir and the legendary meeting place of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Due to the government restrictions, this year this holy eternal festival is taking place in an unmanifest way.

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Trayodashi. Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

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."


 

In honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu:

Sri Panihati: Place of Prime Pastimes
"It is written in our calendar that tomorrow is the chida-dahi danda mahotsav. Only a fortunate soul who wants to get the mercy of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu can come here. Without a great fortune no one can come here, no one can serve Sriman Nityananda Prabhu."
Download the audio (5.7 Mb, 16 min | 25 June 2018)

Grand Festival in Panihati
"Here in Panihati, near this place, is where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami made the festival of flat rice and yoghurt, mango, jackfruit, etc. on the order of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu... Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math preaches in this way also every year at this festival."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 15 June 2019)

Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Sochaka | শ্রীল-রঘুনাথদাস-গোস্বামি-শোচক

(This kirtan is usually sung on the day of Sri Panihati Festival)
"When Raghunath Das heard that Rupa and Sanatan had gone to Vrindavan, he gave up all rights to his estate and the comforts of a life like that of Indra, and went to Mahaprabhu."

Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Sochaka
Seated amidst fortunate souls and holy Vaishnavs, His Divine Grace chants the unlimited glories of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and elaborates on his coming to and stay at the lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, adding at the end a summary about the famous 'Raghaver-jhali'.
Download the audio (25.2 Mb, 70 min | 25 June 2018 | Bengali)

Panihati
"We have been to Panihati for chira-dadhi mahotsav, it is the place where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is not so far from Dum Dum Park, and it is a very nice place, on the bank of the Ganges..."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 8 min | 3 November 2010)

Treading the Wrong Path
Trying to cut a shortcut and fostering chauvinism will not take you far: without getting mercy of Gurudev, your attempts to reach the goal will be thwarted; by discriminating against householders you can end up in hell.
or Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 3 June 2015)

Srila Raghunath Das Goswami: Breaking Free
"He wanted to take a roundabout zigzag route, avoiding Nityananda Prabhu and going directly to Mahaprabhu, but every time he went to Mahaprabhu, Mahaprabhu rejected him and sent him back to his home...."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 25 October 2015)

Real Mercy, Real Service
Real mercy: "Getting mercy means getting service: if you have service, you have mercy."
Real service: "Practise properly, keep proper association, and always avoid the Nama aparadh, seva aparadh, dham aparadh, Vaishnav aparadh. Chant the Holy Name properly, without deceit, and with proper attention and service mood."
or Download the audio (1 Mb, 2 min | 30 May 2015)

দণ্ড মহৎসব (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আপনারা বহু ভাগ্যের ফলে আজকে এখনে রঘুনাথদাস গোস্বামীর দণ্ড মহৎসব করতে আসলেন । দণ্ড মানে কি ? শাস্তি । এই শাস্তি এই জগতের শাস্তি নয়—এই শাস্তি যদি কেউ পেলে, ভগবদ-ধামে যাওয়া যায় ।"

মায়ার চিন্তা বা কৃষ্ণের চিন্তা ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আপনার যেটা দরকার প্রযোজন, সেইটা গ্রহণ করেন, এর বেশি দরকার নেই, তা ছাড়া আপনারা শন্তি লাভ করতে পারবে না । আমরা মায়ার কারা কিন্তু আমরা সবাই এক পরিবারের লোক—কার পরিবার? আমরা কৃষ্ণের সংসারের মানুষ, আমরা মায়ার সংসারের মানুষ নয় ।"

আমাদের একমাত্র উপায় (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"কুটীনাটি যদি বাদ দিয়ে সরল ভাবে বৈষ্ণবের সেবা করেন, তাহলে দেখবেন আপনারা ভগবানকে লাভ করতে পারেন আর কোন দিন আর এই জন্ম-মৃত্যু-জরা-ব্যাধি ভোগ করতে হবে না । ভগবানের নাম ছাড়া কোন গতি নাই—এই কৃষ্ণনাম করলে অন্য কোন নামের ফল পাওয়া যায় ।"

~· FESTIVALS IN SRI PANIHATI : ARCHIVE PHOTOGRAPHS ·~

 

 

2009-2014
(105 photographs, 8 Mb)
Photographs of the festivals taken over the past several years when our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math joined under the caring guidance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

2015
(10 photographs, 1 Mb)
Photographs taken at the annual chida-dahi festival in Panihati, where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Nityananda Prabhu.

 

2016
(17 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
Surrounded by his associates, servitors, and devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes part in the annual festival of flat rice and yoghurt in honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami.

2017
(10 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is attending the annual preaching festival in Sri Panihati distributing the mercy of the Lord in all fourteen directions.

2018
(41 photographs, 3.3 Mb)
Photographs from the grand flat rice and yoghurt festival at Sri Panihati held annually in honour of the pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

Chira-Dahi Mahotsav at Sri Panihati
(15 June 2019 | 51 photographs, 4.1 Mb)
Photographs from the grand festival of flat rice and yoghurt celebrated annually in memory of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

 

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!"

 

Wed, 3 June 2020 (Sri Ekadasi paran is at 4:56-7:20 a.m.)
"How Much Will You Sacrifice?"
"This human life is not for behaving like animals. We are not animals. We have some other service here. There are so many services. Do not be lazy. Krishna has given you this opportunity to pay more attention to the service of the Lord in your house."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 31 May 2020)

কবে আমি পাইব বৈষ্ণব-পদছায়া ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আর কত দিন আপনারা থাকবেন এই জগতে ? এক্ষুণইও চলে যেতে পারি । এই মুহুর্তেও আপনাদেরকে গঙ্গার ধারে নিয়ে যাওয়া হতে পারে, কিন্তু আপনারা হরিভজন করলেন না, ভগবানকে ডাকতে পারলেন না । যখন সময় আসবে, তখন সবাইকে জবাব দিতে হবে—কী জবাব দেবেন তখন ?"

 

 

Tue, 2 June 2020 (Sri Nirjal Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 4:56-7:20 a.m.)
Sacred Chamber of Devotional Mood
"When a country's soldiers join the military life, they promise that they will give their life for the country. In the same way, when we join Krishna consciousness, we must promise that we will give our life for Gurudev. This life is not for others! This life is for Gurudev."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 31 May 2020)

শ্রী নির্জ্জলা একাদশী
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ জগৎগুরু শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজ এই একাদশীর আখ্যান সম্পর্কে পড়ছেন ।
Download (1.3 Mb, 4 min)

If they do nirjal ekadasi (eat nothing all day), it is not bad. If they can fast more, it is OK, but if they fast and sleep all day and do not do any service, it is not good. You can do a full fast on the ekadasi day, but you must also do more service—cooking, cleaning, making subji, and so on. You must do every service for the Deity, do not allow your Deity to fast. I have seen some brahmacharis in the temple doing nirjal ekadasi: they do not eat anything and stay all day in the room—they do not think about the Guru, about the temple or the Deities. This is not our conception.

(Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj)

In honour of the forthcoming chida-dahi danda-mahotsav this Thursday:

"Srila Raghunath Das Goswami brought chipped rice, yogurt, milk, sweetmeats, sugar, bananas and other eatables and placed them all around. Seeing the crowd increasing, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami arranged to get more eatables from other villages. He brought two-four hundred large, round earthen pots and five-seven especially large earthen pots—a brahmana began soaking chipped rice in these pots for the satisfaction of Lord Nityananda. The chipped rice was soaked in hot milk in each of the large pots, then a half of the chipped rice was mixed with yogurt, sugar and bananas and the other half was mixed with condensed milk, champa-kola bananas (short, fat ones), then sugar, ghee, and some camphor were added. Everyone was offered two earthen pots. In one was put chipped rice with condensed milk, and in the other chipped rice with yogurt."

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, chapter 6)

"Raghunath Das Goswami was very happy. Raghunath Das was rich and he immediately arranged dadhi (yoghurt), chida (flat-rice), milk, ksira, sandesa, rasagulla, mango, banana, and so many other foodstuffs. Everyone honoured all these preparations in clay pots. Raghunath Das fed all the devotees, and not only that, he gave pranami to them all in the form of gold coins."

(The Divine Pastimes of Sri Nityananda Prabhu,
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

Panihati
"We have been to Panihati for chira-dadhi mahotsav, it is the place where Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu received mercy of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. It is not so far from Dum Dum Park, and it is a very nice place, on the bank of the Ganges..."
Audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 3 November 2010 | Bengali)

 


 

Traditionally, at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, under the guidance of His Divine Grace, devotees make an offering of soaked chipped rice mixed with a variety of juicy/pulpy seasonal fruit (mango, jackfruit, bananas), a variety of sweets and savouries; also, kitchuri.

 


 

"When Raghav Pandit came there and saw the situation, he began to laugh in great surprise. He brought many kinds of food cooked in ghee and offered them to the Lord. He first placed this prasadam before Lord Nityananda and then distributed it among the devotees. Raghav Pandit said to Lord Nityananda, 'O Lord, I have already offered food to the Deity for You, but You are engaged in a festival here, and so the food is lying there at home untouched.' Lord Nityananda replied, 'Let Me eat all this food here during the day, and I shall eat at your home at night. I belong to a community of cowherd boys, and therefore I generally have many cowherd associates with Me. I am happy when we eat together in a picnic like this by the sandy bank of the river.'"

(Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Antya-lila, chapter 6)

 

 


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"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"

 

Mon, 1 June 2020 (Tomorrow is Sri Nirjal Ekadasi)
Your Love and Affection
"I can see devotees' faces and remember Gurudev. When I see them, when I remember their good association, good things always come to my heart, to my mind. Because everybody is giving so much love and affection to me, I am alive and I can survive."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 5 min | 31 May 2020)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dasami. Ganga Dasahara (a festival celebrating the descend of the Ganges—it is believed that the Ganges descended from heaven to earth on this day). Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan 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."


 

In honour of Sri Baladev Vidyabhusan:

Protected Journey [A chapter from Dignity of the Divine Servitor, by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.]
"...This is the history of the Govinda-bhasya, and this is how Baladev Vidyabhusana made his commentaries. Since that time Baladev Vidyabhusana, though he was a young man, has been worshipped by the Gaudiya-Vaisnava-sampradaya. His contribution is our wealth."

Instructing Spiritual Masters [A chapter from Sri Guru and His Grace, by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.]
"Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan's contribution to the sampradaya is no less important than that of the other great stalwarts in the line. Baladev Vidyabhusan was very akin to the Madhva sampradaya, but when he came in connection with Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur, he showed great interest in Gaudiya–Vaisnavism. He has also commented on the Srimad Bhagavatam and Jiva Goswami's Sat-sandarbha, and that enlightened thought is a valuable contribution to our sampradaya. We cannot dismiss him, he is our Guru."

Sriman Nityananda Prabhu said: "O Jiva, there is no need for a separate commentary on the Brahma-sutra now. The Bhagavatam explains the sutras and is considered the sutras' natural commentary. In time, when there is a need for another commentary, the Sri Govinda-bhasya will be revealed. Sarvabhauma's relative, Gopinath Acharya, heard the Lord's commentary with Sarvabhauma. In time, by the will of the Lord, he will take birth as Baladev Vidyabhusan and conquer Jaipur. There, he will compose a commentary spoken by Sri Govinda, serve the feet of Gauranga, and deliver the souls."

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 4)

SONG: Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
"The foremost devotees of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur are Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan and Srila Jagannath Das Babaji. Their dear follower is Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur. His associate is the best of the topmost devotees, Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji, whose sole joy is Sri Hari's service."

In honour of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini:

Ganga Mata Goswamini
"There was once a young girl, a daughter of a good Odisha king, who got much mercy from Jagannath. She always served in the Jagannath temple—made garlands and did whatever other service there was..."
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শ্রীপুরীধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা: গঙ্গা মাতা গোস্বামিণী
"শচীদেবী রাজকন্যা হয়ে রাজশাহীতে (বর্ত্তমান পূর্ব্বপাকিস্তানে) জন্ম গ্রহণ করেছিলেন । যখন তাঁর বয়স হয়ে গেছে, তাঁর মা-বাবা তাঁকে বিয়ে দিতে চাইলেন কিন্তু তিনি দিব্য সুন্দরী রাজকন্যা হয়েও বললেন, 'আমি শ্রীকৃষ্ণের চরণে মনটা দিয়ে দিয়েছি । আমি কোন মর্ত্ত পুরুষকে বিয়ে করব না যে আমাকে ভোগ করবে, যে আমাকে ব্যবহার করবে! আমি সে সব চাই না ।'..."

In honour of Sri Ganga Mayi:

When the Lord came to the boundary of Antardwip, He showed Sri Ganga Nagar to Jiva. Nityananda Prabhu said, "Listen Jiva, this is Ganga Nagar. It was established by Maharaj Bhagirath, a forefather of Lord Ramachandra. When the Ganga, who is also known as Bhagirathi, came here, Maharaj Bhagirath went ahead of her blowing a conch. Arriving in Nabadwip Dham, the Ganga stopped, and Maharaj Bhagirath saw that she would not proceed. Overwhelmed with fear, Maharaj Bhagirath retraced his course and came before the Ganga. He stayed in Ganga Nagar and began to perform austerities. Pleased by them, Ganga personally appeared before him. Maharaj Bhagirath said, 'O Mother, if you do not continue, my ancestors will never be delivered.' Ganga said, 'Listen, my child, O heroic Bhagirath! Peacefully stay here for some time. We have come to Nabadwip Dham in the month of Magh. At the end of Phalgun, I will deliver your ancestors. O Bhagirath, I am the water that washes the feet of the Lord. Here in His abode, I will first fulfil my own desires. The full moon day in Phalgun is the birthday of the Lord, and I should perform a rite on that day. I will complete this rite, and then certainly I will go with you. Do not be afraid.' Maharaj Bhagirath resided in Ganga Nagar until the full moon day in Phalgun. Anyone who stays in Ganga Nagar on the full moon day in Phalgun, bathes in the Ganga, fasts, and worships Sri Gauranga crosses over material existence, as do their ancestors. Along with one thousand of their ancestors, they attain Sri Goloka, regardless of how or where they died. O Jiva, the glories of this place are unlimited. Sri Chaitanya danced here many times."

(Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya, chapter 6)

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!"

 

Sun, 31 May 2020
Questions and Answers (2)
Reading scriptures on our own? News after the recent cyclone amphan How to keep service enthusiasm? Can we sew a white outfit for Srimati Radharani? How to recognise who is a Vaishnav? What does 'prabhu' mean in Srila Guru Maharaj's arati song?
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সুযোগ নষ্ট করেন না (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"যারা কোন ঝামেলা, কোন কষ্ট চায় না, তারা মুক্তিকামী । ভগবান বলছেন, 'আমাকে তাদ্বারা পাবে না ।' যারা হাঙ্গামা-ঝামেলা এড়িয়ে চুপচাপ থাকতে চান, তারা ভগবানকে পাবেন না । সত্যিকারের ভক্তগণ বলেন, 'তোমার সেবা করতে গেলে যদি ঝামেলা আসে আসুক !'"

 

Sri Nrisingha Palli: Construction Progress
(30 May 2020 | 27 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Sri Nrisingha Palli to supervise the roof casting of the new floor, a crucial stage of the construction, and give further instructions to the workers.

 

Sat, 30 May 2020
Questions and Answers (1)
Do we come to this line by our free will or is it a pre-defined fate? Raya Ramananda's service Building temple against government rules? Drinking milk and suffering cows? Using Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's name for preaching?
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Fri, 29 May 2020
Sri Ramananda Sambad
"Raya Ramananda is actually an incarnation of Visakha. Mahaprabhu met Ramananda Raya for the first time on the bank of the Godavari in South India. Mahaprabhu was sitting and waiting for him..."
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Thu, 28 May 2020
Dealing with Misconception
"When you go to sell your things, you will always preach in favour of your things. Every shopkeeper always praises his own shop—one shopkeeper says, 'My shop's sweets are very nice,' and other shopkeepers will also say, 'My sweets are very nice,' and you can decide which is better only if you taste the sweets."
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Wed, 27 May 2020
Dham-Seva
"There are many ways you can do dham-seva. Our guru-varga make temples in many holy places, and you can help and serve those places in whichever way you can, depending on how much capacity you have. Not everybody has the capacity to give money, but if everybody gives their heart, their support, that is sufficient."
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তোমার ট্রেনটা কোথায় ? (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"যখন আপনারা গুরুর পাদে চরণাশ্রয় করেন, তখন গুরুদেবের কাছে আত্মসমর্পণ করেন আর গুরুদেব কী করেন ? উনি আপনাদেরকে টিকিট কেটে দেন । কিসের টিকেট ? বৃন্দাবন যাওয়ার টিকিট । কিন্তু সমস্যাটা হয়েছে যে, গুরুদেব আপানদেরকে বৃন্দাবন যাওয়ার টিকিতটা কেটে দিলেন আর আপনারা বৃন্দাবন না গিয়ে রাস্তায় মাঝখানে বর্ধমান নেমে গেলে অন্য দিকে ঘুরে বেড়ান ।"

 

 

Sun, 29 March 2020
World Pandemic: Use Your Time Wisely
"All over the world, all devotees at this moment always think and are always afraid of COVID-19, coronavirus. We cannot do anything about it—when the time comes, we will have to leave our body. However, as many days as we may have, we must not waste our time! Now that all the devotees are always in their house, it is a good time—they can read many books such as Srimad Bhagavatam, Chaitanya-charitamrita and all our good books. They can concentrate their mind on Krishna consciousness and chant more rounds of the Holy Name. They can do more service in their houses."
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“Forgetting, 'I am an eternal servant of Krishna', souls become slaves of Maya and wander indefinitely.”

      

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One of the grossest things a disciple can do: 'At the time of taking initiation we surrender to our Guru and promise him, 'I will serve you, I will serve your mission.' But when after that they go to another temple and do service there, they are just like a...'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 06/2020

5 June (Fri). Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

6 June (Sat). Krishna Pratipad. Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

7 June (Sun). Krishna Dvitiya. Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.

10 June (Wed). Krishna Panchami. Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

17 June (Wed). Krishna Ekadashi. Yogini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

18 June (Thu). Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 4:55 and 9:12 a.m.

21 June (Sun). Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

22 June (Mon). Gaura Pratipad. Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.

23 June (Tue). Gaura Dvitiya. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

26 June (Fri). Gaura Panchami. Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed the following day in Sri Puri Dham).

28 June (Sun). Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

30 June (Tue). Gaura Dashami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi.

 

CALENDAR FOR 07/2020

1 July (Wed). Shayan Ekadashi. Return of Sri Jagannathdev's chariot.

2 July (Thu). Paran between 4:59 and 9:27 a.m.

5 July (Sun). Purnima. Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya (when started on Purnima as followed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math). Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj.

7 July (Tue). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

10 July (Fri). Disappearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu.

13 July (Mon). Disappearance of Srila Lokanath Goswami Prabhu.

16 July (Thu). Kamika Ekadashi.

17 July (Fri). Paran between 5:05 and 9:30 a.m.

20 July (Mon). Amavasya. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

24 July (Fri). Disappearance of Srila Vamshi Das Babaji Maharaj.

26 July (Sun). Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Vijay Trivikram Maharaj.

27 July (Mon). Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari.

29 July (Wed). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj.

30 July (Thu). Pavitraropani Ekadashi. Beginning of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda and start of the one month festival of Sri Hari Smaran at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

31 July (Fri). Paran between 6:10 and 9:33 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

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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.


 

Durlabha manava-janma
'I toil like an ass. For whom am I doing this? Still my illusion has not been dispelled.'
দুর্লভ মানব জন্ম

 

We cannot take things at all places. If you take something from the hands of someone who is not a devotee, a reaction will come to you.

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