"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.]
"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)
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
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
"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
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)
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)
"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)
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
তবে বন্দোঁ শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহেশ্বর, নবদ্বীপে অবতার,
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
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)
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.
"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
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
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
Mon, 18 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day
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,
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."
"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
the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 2 March 2015)
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..."
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
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 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 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..."
Sat, 16 March 2019: (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama adhivas, tomorrow is Sri Amalaki Ekadasi)
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
In honour of the forthcoming Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama:
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
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
"'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:
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
"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar
roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."
Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,
We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this Letter of
It was in late 1950s that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar
Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj started pilgrimage tours to South India, for the
service and pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak
Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Following the footsteps of Sri Gurupadpadma, His
Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current
Successor President and Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, is
organising an extensive two weeks' tour of South India that shall include Sri
Puri Dham Ratha-yatra annual pilgrimage. The dates of the tour are from 29
June 2019 to 13 July 2019. It is His Divine Grace's earnest and express
desire that anyone wishing to join this Parikrama is most welcome to
The schedule of the Parikrama:
29 June (Sat) — train Kolkata
30 June (Sun)–3 July (Wed) —
parikrama of the holy places in Sri Puri Dham.
4 July (Thu) — the grand chariot
festival of Lord Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra Mayi.
5–13 July — South Indian
tour by an A/C bus:
Kurmaksetra, Srikakulam, Simhachalam, Kovvur (Godavari), Vijayawada (Pana
Nrisinghadev and Laksmi Nrisinghadev temples), Srisailam, Ahobilam (Temple of
12 July (Fri) — train
Tirupati-Kolkata (devotees can also take a return flight from Tirupati).
Those who wish to join the holy Parikrama are humbly requested to get in
touch with us via any of the email addresses below. The total cost to be
contributed towards the tour is $260, which includes all travel and
accommodation expenses during the tour.
We pray that you find an opportunity to bless us with your association for
the entire tour or any part of it.
'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.
1. (Mon) Krishna Ekadashi. Papa Vimochani
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
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
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
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
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.
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
23. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.
28. (Tue) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari
30. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi.
31. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:22 a.m. Appearance of
Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.
1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
2) Consider Lord Siva and gods to be independent of Lord Krishna
3) Consider Guru to be an ordinary mortal man
4) Criticise scriptures
5) Interpret the Name with the help of a dictionary, etc.
6) Consider the Name imaginary.
7) Sin and chant to remove the sin.
8) Consider chanting equal to pious activities.
9) Instruct faithless people in chanting, inattentive chanting.
10) Remain attached to things, your body, etc.