Mon, 18 February 2019:
Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(17 February 2019 | 100 photographs, 8.7 Mb)
Photographs from the grand annual festival in honour of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance observed in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat in the shade of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Sun, 17 February 2019: (Appearance Day of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu)
Place of Pivotal Pastimes
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj was empowered to protect and distribute Sri Rupa-Raghunath line. He came here in Sri Ekachakra Dham before starting to take disciples, and every year he would send some small donation for the service of Nityananda Prabhu."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min | 14 February 2019)

Evening Programme in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(16 February 2019 | 36 photographs, 2.7 Mb)
Photographs taken during the evening programme: with most of the devotees having arrived from all corners of India, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is quite pleased with the grand attendance of the festival.


Today's programme: In the morning, Lord Varahadev is offered a special offering, after that devotees break fast and at noon make a special offering for Sriman Nityananda Prabhu. His Divine Grace said, "Nityananda Prabhu would not want anyone to fast on this day."


His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj: "'O Lord, I always make offences, consciously and unconsciously. Please forgive my offences.' We must always think about this on this day."


 

 

Sat, 16 February 2019: (Sri Varaha Dvadasi. Fast on Sri Trisprsa Mahadvadashi)
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj (about the appearance day of Sri Varahadev): "Varahadev is the master of Koladwip. Make a very nice sweet rice offering for Varahadev, with best rice, nuts, raisins, good milk, etc."

Auspicious Morning in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(16 February 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.4 Mb)
Photographs from a very special morning in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat: our family is rejoicing at seeing three new generals taking up the vows and order of renounced life to dedicate their holy lives to the service of the holy lotus feet of Sri Gurupadpadma. With joy and hopeful pride, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj confers sannyas order onto Rohini Nandan Prabhu (Venezuela), Vesudev Krishna Prabhu (India/Malaysia), and Vraja Kishor Prabhu (Venezuela/UK).

From Sri Ekachakra Dham
(15 February 2019 | 41 photographs, 2.4 Mb)
The day before the beginning of the festival is filled with service: devotees clean the Temple and Smriti Kunja buildings, cook, set rooms and welcome the fortunate devotees coming for Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's festival as His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives morning and evening classes and goes out for collection in the afternoon.

 


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

 

Fri, 15 February 2019: (Beginning the Festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham, tomorrow is fast on Sri Trisprsa Mahadvadashi)
Remembering Our Fortune
"We have come here by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Without their mercy we cannot be present here. Out of His mercy, Nityananda Prabhu has given us some small place at his birthplace where we can stay."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 14 February 2019)

Arriving in Sri Ekachakra Dham
(14 February 2019 | 32 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
At long last, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives in Sri Ekachakra Dham bringing devotees for the annual festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day. To participate and witness the innumerable services and devotional programmes at this very special place, devotees start flocking from all over the world.

 

Thu, 14 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Nityananda Prabhu's Special Gift
"Nityananda Prabhu is 'akrodha-paramananda Nityananda Ray' but that time He got angry—why? For our benefit. Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur wrote Sri Chaitanya-bhagavat, but everyone says that the name is wrong—this book should have been named Sri Nityananda-bhagavat..."
Download the audio (4.7 Mb, 8 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

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

 

Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: "When you go to Ekachakra, you should sing,

ara kabe nitaichand karuna karibe
samsara-vasana mora kabe tuchha ha'be

"When will Nityananda Prabhu give me some mercy? When will material desires be removed from my heart?"

kabe nityananda more kari' daya
chhadaibe mora visayera maya

"When will Nityananda be compassionate to me and relieve me from the mundane illusion?"

kabe habe bala se dina amara
aparadha ghuchi suddha name ruchi
krpa-bale ha'be hrdaye sanchara

"Please tell me, when will that day be mine? When will my offences be removed? When will the taste for the pure Name arise in my heart by the power of mercy?"


About Sri Ekachakra Dham:

Nityananda Prabhu's Land and Mercy
Clasping Nityananda Prabhu's Feet
Ekachakra Festival: Attachment To Prasadam
Sri Ekachakra Dham: History and Glory
At Nityananda Prabhu's Feet

The Nectarean Glories of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
(Sri Sri Nityananda Mahimamrita, by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 

Wed, 13 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Sakti
"The Lord has tried to save the souls bounded by maya in so many ways in this Kali-yuga. He was the only child of Hadai Pandit and Padmavati Devi and He left them when He was twelve. Later, He was introduced to Jahnava Devi."
Download the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 12 February 2019: (Appearance of Sri Advaita Prabhu)
Potato Collection in Tarakeshwar
(9-11 February 2019 | 67 photographs, 4.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues the extensive collection for Sri Gaura Purnima festival: this time, Sri Gurupadpadma travels throughout Tarakeshwar area collecting potato from devotees and farmers, as well as preaching extensively and extending heart-felt invitations to Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama: "Radha Krishna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai—I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Radha Krishna'!"

 

— · Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Invitation · —
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 year.

The programme and schedule of the Festival:

16 March Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
17‑20 March Parikrama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
21 March 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.
22 March 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 this time.

Shall you have any enquiries or wish to notify us of your arrival, we will be happy to hear from you at info.at.scsmathinternational.com.

 

Mon, 11 February 2019:
"হে প্রভু আমাকে পালন কর !" (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের শরণাগতির সম্বন্ধে হরি-কথামৃত)
"আমি শরণাগত হলাম, এখন আমার কী কাজ ? আমি কিছু সৃষ্টি করব না, তুমি আমাকে তোমার দাস্য রূপে নিযুক্ত কর । কৃষ্ণ আমাদের রক্ষক করেন সব সময়, এটা মনে রাখতে হবে । তোমাকে ছাড়া আমি কাউকেই জানি না ।"
Download the audio (3.6 Mb, 11 min | 22 October 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 10 February 2019: (Sri Vasanta Panchami)
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Look for Purity
"You have two cups with milk. Both look the same, but if you drink one you will get nourishment and if you drink the other one that has snake poison in it you will die. If you hear the Holy Name, you will get benefit, but if you hear Nama-aparadh, you will die."
Download the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 


In Honour of Sri Vasanta Panchami:

Sri Vishnupriya Devi:
- Clearing Obstacles
- Vishnupriya Devi's Sacrifice
- Dispatching Sri Damodar Pandit
Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi:
- Householders: Appearance Is Deceptive
Srila Raghunath Das Goswami:
- Mahaprabhu's Teachings to Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
- Breaking Free
- Internal Transformation
- Running From Pratistha
Srila Raghunandan Thakur:
- Vigraha Is Not a Doll
Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur:
- Enthusiasm for Service

 

Sat, 9 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Masterminding the Escape
"If you take a tip of a hair and divide it ten thousand times, this is the size of the soul—but we are so proud, we think we are so great. It is all useless. Only if you get the mercy of sadhus and Guru, can Maya be defeated. Otherwise not. Maya always surrounds us."
Download the audio (4 Mb, 12 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

— · Invitation · —

ullanghyanghrim hi yasyakhila-bhajana-katha
svapnavach chaiva mithya
sri-nityananda-chandram patita-sarana-dam
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 Nityanandachandra."
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 Dham.
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 the branches worldwide.

Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Krishnanushilana Sangha,
Garbhabas, Birchandrapur, Birbhum,
West Bengal, PIN 731245
Phone: +91 9836051708

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com


Festival in 2015:

Adhivas (am)
Adhivas (noon)
Adhivas (pm)
Appearance Day

Festival in 2016:

Arrival
Appearance Day

Festival in 2017:

Arriving
Sri Varaha Dvadasi
Appearance Day
Final Day

Festival in 2018:

Arriving
Morning, Noon
Evening
Sri Adhivas Day
Morning
Parikrama
Noon Programme


 

Fri, 8 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Ditching the World
"We have come here by a great fortune. Not everybody can come here. We must take the dust of this place, we must take prasad at this place. Do you see our condition? We must cry, 'When will material attachment be removed from my heart? When will that happen?'"
Download the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min | 29 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 7 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Love to Death
"When the ego of servitors increases, the Lord can get annoyed. It happened to Uddhav Maharaj also—he thought, 'I always stay with Krishna, I am a big devotee!' but the Lord showed him that the gopis were the greatest devotees. But what are nowadays' wives like?"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

"Kartika": Photography Exhibition
(5 February 2019 | 63 photographs, 3.1 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken during a photography exhibition held by the devotees in Caracas at the Celarg Foundation (House of Latin American Studies Rómulo Gallegos) on behalf of the Krishna Consciousness Foundation and the Embassy of India in Venezuela.

 

 

Wed, 6 February 2019:
Sri Ekachakra Dham 2018: Hidden Practice and Broad Preaching
"We pray to you—wherever you go, wherever you stay, only chant Krishna's Name, chant 'Nitai Gaura Hari bol' to yourself. You do not need to show anything to others. If people criticise you, it will be your offence. You must keep your spiritual practice to yourself."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 27 January 2018 | Bengali)

 

— · Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Invitation · —
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 year.

The programme and schedule of the Festival:

16 March Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
17‑20 March Parikrama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
21 March 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.
22 March 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 this time.

Shall you have any enquiries or wish to notify us of your arrival, we will be happy to hear from you at info.at.scsmathinternational.com.

 

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
“If you want to maintain your love for Gauranga, then remember the story of Chhota Haridas.”

      

A Life of Joy—Whose Joy?
'We must understand, 'How will I serve my Guru? How will I please my Guru?' It is not important that I become happy, it is important that I make my Guru happy.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 02/2019

15. (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

16. (Sat) Trisprsha Mahadvadashi. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha. Fast in honour of Mahadvadashi.

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.

22. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

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.

25. (Mon) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

 

CALENDAR FOR 03/2019

2. (Sat) Vijaya Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Krishna Govinda Das Adhikari.

3. (Sun) Paran between 6:03 and 9:54 a.m.

5. (Tue) Sri Sri Shivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

6. (Wed) Amavasya. Paran between 6:00 and 9:52 a.m. for those who fasted. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Sadashiva Gangadhar, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip.

7. (Thu) Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj.

8. (Fri) Appearance of Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj.

9. (Sat) Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Radha Ramanasundar Jiu installation anniversary festival, at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Kaikhali, Kolkata.

10. (Sun) Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.

11. (Mon) Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi.

16. (Sat) Adhivas festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Beginning of annual seven day festival.

17. (Sun) Amalaki Ekadashi. Fast. Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama begins. Parikrama of Sri Ishodyan, Sri Yoga Pith (Sriman Mahaprabhu's appearance place), Srivas Angan, Sri Nrisimha Mandir, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Murari Gupta Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, the Temple of Sri Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari and Sriman Mahaprabhu surrounded by the Acharyas of the four Vaishnava sampradayas, Srila Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi, Sharadanga Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Antardwip.

18. (Mon) Paran between 5:49 and 9:47 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri. Parikrama of Praudha Maya, Vriddha Shiva, Sri Vishnu Priya's Deity of Sri Gauranga, Sri Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi Mandir, Sri Koladwip, and other places.

19. (Tue) Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Madhyadwip, Sri Surabhi Kunj, Suvarna Bihar Math, Sri Nrisimha Palli, Sri Harihara Ksetra, and other places.

20. (Wed) Adhivas observance ceremony of the appearance of Sri Gauranga. Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip, Old Sri Sri Gaura-Gadadhar Mandir, Vidya Nagar Sarvabhauma Gaudiya Math, Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place, and the Deity served by Sri Saranga Murari and Vasudev Datta Thakur.

21. (Thu) Sri Gaura Purnima. Divine appearance of Sri Gauranga. Total fast until moonrise, then no grains. Grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

22. (Fri) Sri Gaura Purnima paran between 5:45 and 9:46 a.m. Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Start of year 533 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.

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.


 

Durlabha manava-janma
'Time has passed as I have been busy in my material life, and I have got nothing—only became burdened.'
দুর্লভ মানব জন্ম

 

We must not bargain with Bhagavan like in a grocery shop,
'I am serving the Guru, and I will get something in return.'

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