Sat, 18 August 2018:
Rights for a Place
"...He said, 'I do not want a place in Mayapur, this is not a big thing for me—what I want is a place in your heart. Please, give me a place in your heart.'"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 17 August 2018:
সাধ্যবস্তুর মূল : ছয় বেগ (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"আমি, প্রতি বছর ধাম পরিক্রমায় যারা আসেন তাঁদেরকে পঞ্জিকা দিয়ে দেই, তার মধ্যে সুন্দর সুন্দর ভাবে কথাগুলা আমি লিখে দিয়েছি—যদি আপনারা এগুলা আচরণ করেন তাহলে আপনাদেরই পরমকল্যাণ লাভ হবে ।"

 

Thu, 16 August 2018:
Do You Agree?
"You must give me a room in your house. Let me stay there and feed me three-four times every day. The people were surprised, 'How is it possible? How can we give him a place at our house? How will we arrange food for him?'"
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 15 August 2018:
Revealing Service
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is writing [about Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur], 'You have revealed the service of Gaura.' And Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur let everyone understand who will preach Rupa-Raghunath's line later..."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 14 August 2018:
Serving and Understanding One's Guru
"What does service mean? It means not satisfying yourself—it means satisfying your Guru. It does not matter if I do not like something or I am not pleased—we must think whether Srila Gurudev is happy."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 13 August 2018:
Meaning of Mercy and Service
"Those who have some relation with the Guru, who can understand and who can know Gurudev, are never actually separated from their Guru. It is those who are real disciples that can know the Guru. We always say, 'Gurudev, please give me your mercy.' Do you understand the meaning?"
Download the audio (4.2 Mb, 12 min | 10 August 2018 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 12 August 2018:
Observing Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival (71 photographs, 4 Mb | 11 August 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over Vishva-Vaishnava Raja Sabha in honour of the holy disappearance day of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: a grand and well-attended programme of kirtans, lectures, arati, prasad-seva at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli.

 

Sat, 11 August 2018: (Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Observing Adhivas of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival (14 photographs, 1 Mb | 10 August 2018)
As fortunate devotees gather at Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple to observe the holy disappearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj under the guidance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, we share photographs taken during the evening arati on the Festival's eve.

 

~ Pranam-mantra ~

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter."

 

From the previous updates:

Exalted, Esteemed, and Inimitable
"We have no quality or qualification to glorify Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. He is a super personality. Srila Sridhar Maharaj conquered, possessed the heart of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur through his service and devotion."
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 10 min | 26 July 2014)

 


Suggested kirtans for the programme:

 
Sri Guru Parampara kirtan
Arati kirtan
Guru-vandana
Pancha-tattva-vandana
Vaishnava-vandana
Srila Prabhupad's kirtan
Nityananda-vandana
Mahaprabhu-vandana
Radha-Krsna-vandana
Viraha-giti
Closing
Vandana
Krsna haite chatur-mukha
Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
Sri Gurvastakam
Saranagati kirtan
Thakura vaisnava-gana
Sujanarvuda-radhita
Nitai gunamani amara
Emona durmati
Radhe Radhe Govinda
Ye anila prema-dhana
Sri Rupa Manjari-pada
Hari haraye nama krsna
Hare Krishna maha-mantra
বন্দনা
কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’
শ্রীগুর্ব্বষ্টকম্
শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য প্রভু
ঠাকুর বৈষ্ণবগণ
সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
এমন দুর্ম্মতি
রাধে রাধে গোবিন্দ
যে আনিল প্রেমধন
শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ
হরি হরয়ে নমঃ কৃষ্ণ

 


Autobiography of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila Guru Maharaj's extensive recollections of his childhood and youth, as well as the coming to the lotus feet of his Gurudev and later on starting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 


Photo Album: (35 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
A collection of selected photographs of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is now added to the archive of photographs.

 

 


Festivals held in previous years:

2014
Morning programme. Arati, parikrama, kirtan, and the morning lecture led by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.   Evening programme. August assembly of Vaishnavas attending the festival presided over by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj.

2015
Viraha Maha-mahotsav (15 photographs, 1.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance day honoured and observed at Sri Nabadwip Dham with an assembly of Vaishnavs, dignitaries, and honourable devotees.

2016
Tirobhav Festival, Nabadwip (25 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Photographs from the festival in honour of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance that went very beautifully and auspiciously at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham, in the shelter of the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

2017
Holy Disappearance Festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj (25 photographs, 1.4 Mb | 23 July 2017)
Sharing photographs taken today at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham, as many honourable Vaishnavs and devotees come to attend and honour the holy festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance that is presided over by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the divine guardian and holder of the banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

 


This day in 2013 (Bengali):
• Morning Bengali class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
(Download, 13.8 Mb, 40 min)
• Morning kirtans:
(Download, 15.9 Mb, 47 min)
• Noon class of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj (includes a ten-minute archive recording of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Bengali lecture at the end):
(Download, 11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

Fri, 10 August 2018: (Adhivas of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Disappearance Festival)
Serve Under Guidance
"...They are all dearmost servitors of Gurudev and they are trying their heart and soul for the Mission. Serve under their guidance. If you can serve them, I will be very happy. Take care of the temple."
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 2 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Related lectures from the archive:

Festival of Solemn Service
"Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's disappearance festival is coming soon and all over the world devotees are making some ceremony on this day. No actual disciple wants to see their Gurudev's disappearance day—it is about the love and affection, about a good connection between the Guru and the disciple..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 28 July 2011)

Make the Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this day."
or Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 July 2012)

Проведите праздник – от всей души и всего сердца
«Я обращаюсь ко всем, кто живет в храме, к каждому центру: вы должны провести праздник в честь Шрилы Шридхара Махараджа. Если вы хотите показать, что хотите служить Шриле Шридхару Махараджу, тогда устройте хороший праздник в этот день».

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet."
Download the audio (7.6 Mb, 22 min | 22 October 2011)

 

Thu, 9 August 2018:
Eternal Occupation
"'Whether you are sleeping, eating, or resting, always chant the Name of Krishna': If you chant without offences, Krishna will reveal Himself in your heart and you will be successful in your spiritual life."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 July 2018)

 

Wed, 8 August 2018:
Sacred and Cherished Moment
"You know everything from devotees' association, therefore your land is fertile, which means your heart is clean and open, you can give Bhakti Devi a place in your heart..."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 28 July 2018)

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Kartik Pilgrimage Invitation

Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this letter of invitation.

Continuing the tradition of the annual Kartik month pilgrimages from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math started in 1950s by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for the service and pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, 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-and-a-half weeks' tour of Dwaraka, Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan from 29 October 2018 to 16 November 2018. 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 October (Mon) — train Kolkata (Howrah)-Dwaraka.
  • 30 October–3 November — parikrama of the holy places in Dwaraka.
    • 2 November (Fri) — grand festival of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's appearance (will be observed in Dwaraka).
  • 3–15 November — Govardhan and Vrindavan.
    • First, travelling to Govardhan via Mathura, parikrama of Sri Govardhan Dham.
    • 8 November (Thu) — grand festival of Sri Govardhan Puja (Govardhan).
    • After Sri Govardhan Puja festival, travelling to Sri Vrindavan Dham; parikrama of Sri Vrindavan Dham and the holy places nearby.
  • 15 November (Thu) — night train from Mathura to Kolkata.
  • 16 November (Fri) — arriving in Kolkata (Howrah) in the afternoon.

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 $200, which includes all travel and accommodation expenses during the tour.

We pray that you find an opportunity to bless us with your association.

Dates
29 October 2018-16 November 2018
Contact address
scsmath.office-at-gmail.com
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 


Sri Govinda Parivar (23 June 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's letter on the initiating Gurus offering fundamental guidelines for all members of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the proper mood, creed, and behaviour.

Sri Govinda Parivar (23 de junio de 2018)
Una carta de Su Divina Gracia, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj acerca de los Gurus iniciadores ofreciendo una guía fundamental para todos los miembros del Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math acerca del humor, la convicción y el comportamiento apropiados.

«Шри Говинда-парибара» (23 июня 2018 года)
Письмо Его Божественной Милости Ом Вишнупада Шрилы Бхакти Нирмала Ачарьи Махараджа на тему инициирующих гуру, содержащее в себе оснопологающее руководство для всех членов Шри Чайтанья Сарасват Матха о том, какими должны быть наши идеалы, настроение и поведение.

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Serve Gora! Brother, there is no Guru in this world other than Gora.”

      

Sanatan-Sikha: Full Faith
'Sadhus speak Krishna-katha, speak about Bhagavatam, and if somebody has faith in those talks about the Lord, believes what the sadhus say, then Krishna gives them devotion.'

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 08/2018

18. (Sat) Disappearance of Sripad Ananga Mohan Das Adhikari.

20. (Mon) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Prasun Bodhayan Maharaj.

22. (Wed) Pavitraropani Ekadashi. Fast. 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.

23. (Thu) Paran between 5:19 and 9:33 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Gauri Das Pandit Goswami.

26. (Sun) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev. Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.

31. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.

 

CALENDAR FOR 09/2018

3. (Mon) Sri Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.

4. (Tue) Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran between 5:13 and 9:32 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.

6. (Thu) Annada Ekadashi. Fast.

7. (Fri) Paran between 5:24 and 6:40 a.m.

14. (Fri) Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.

16. (Sun) Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.

17. (Mon) Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's appearance at noon. Fast until noon.

21. (Fri) Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Vishnu-shrinkhala-yoga and Vijaya Mahadvadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu.

22. (Sat) Paran between 5:28 and 9:29 a.m. Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.

23. (Sun) Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.

25. (Tue) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long festival at Nabadwip, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

27. (Thu) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha 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.


 

Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
'Your ever-new joy as you describe the Absolute, your adjustments, your harmonies—such greatness...'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’

 

You think you will leave everything and go to a forest, but your stomach will also go
with you—you cannot leave your stomach behind, you will have to take it with you.

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