Thu, 21 June 2018:
Servitor's Chastity
"First it is necessary to be sincere, then detachment must come, then taste. After these three, chastity comes. Very few people have chastity—those who have chastity do not know anything except Krishna consciousness, do not understand anything except it."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)


— · Sri Ratha Yatra Pilgrimage Invitation · —

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."
Dear Godbrothers and Godsisters, Devotees and Friends,
We humbly bow at your holy feet and on behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj extend a cordial invitation to please come and join the annual ten-day pilgrimage to Sri Purusottama Ksetra (Sri Jagannath Puri) that shall take place from 8 to 17 July this year.
The ten days' programme includes the parikrama and darshan of such holy places as the samadhi and bhajan kutir of Srila Haridas Thakur, Chatak Parvat (Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's bhajan kutir), Sri Tota Gopinath Deity worshipped by Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami, Sri Gambhira (Kasi Misra's house where Mahaprabhu stayed), house of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya, birthplace of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, Srila Ramananda Ray's house and garden, Sri Gundicha Temple, Svetaganga Kunda, as well as a bus tour to Bhuvaneswar, temples of Alarnath, Sakshi Gopal, Ananta Vasudev and Sri Lingaraj (Lord Siva), and the grand annual chariot festival of Sri Baladev, Sri Subhadra and Sri Jagannathdev on 14 July 2018.
Those who wish to join the pilgrimage are humbly requested to arrive in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata, before 8 July and contribute $75 to cover the travelling expenses that include a return Kolkata-Puri train ticket (second class sleeper coach), as well as a day-long bus trip to Bhuvaneshwar.

Sri Jagannath Puri Temple Address
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math,
Bidhava Ashram Road,
Gaurbat Sahi, Bidhavashram,
Puri, Pin 752001
Phone: (06752) 231413
and +91 9937479070

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at

Sri Purusottam Ksetra Dham Pilgrimage, previous years:

Year 2008
(79 photos)
(7.9 Mb)


Year 2009
(163 photos)
(17 Mb)


Year 2010
(89 photos)
(11 Mb)

Year 2012
(84 photos)
(8.2 Mb)


Year 2014
(28 photos)
(2.5 Mb)


Year 2015
(45 photos)
(2.6 Mb)

Year 2016
(140+ photos)


Year 2017
(100+ photos)



Wed, 20 June 2018:
Service Life—Not Leisure
"Even when you are very sad, will you leave the Lord's service? Will you give up the Holy Name? I do not think that this is all an austerity. Whatever the Lord sends, it is good. It is not like I will leave my service because of that or will have ego."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 6 min | 22 May 2018 | Bengali)


Tue, 19 June 2018:
Remedy for Stagnation
"You must be always alert that maya is near you. As soon as we start to neglect our daily service—if we keep even a little distance, we do not do so many activities and start some material works—then slowly, slowly that service will be removed. How to keep it?"
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)


Mon, 18 June 2018:
Embarking on New Life
"Somebody is very poor, somebody comes to earn money or knowledge, etc., but we do not come for that. We have come to our Guru through his love and affection. If we can please him through service to him, that is our happiness."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)


Sun, 17 June 2018:
নিত্য-সেবা (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"গৃহে থেকে ভগবানের সেবা করা যায় । সারা পৃথিবীর লোক যে একবারে সংসার ছেড়ে দিয়ে আসতে হবে এমন কথা নেই । আমরা যে কোন অবস্থায়ই থাকি না কেন, আমাদের প্রত্যেক দিন নিষ্ঠা সহকারে ঠাকুরের নিত্য-সেবা করতে হবে ।"


Sat, 16 June 2018:
Simple, Sweet and Pure
"We can easily put on a show and convert people for a few days or a few years, but it is very difficult to actually take them from the illusory environment to their destination. Make yourself pure through practising, then you will be able to digest these simple things."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 2 July 2013)


Fri, 15 June 2018:
Anniversary Festival at Dum Dum Park (Kolkata)
(9 photographs, 0.6 Mb | 14 June 2018)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the annual anniversary festival in honour of the installation of Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madanmohan jiu at the Temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Dum Dum Park, Kolkata. The festival passes smoothly and sweetly in the assembly of Vaishnavs from Kolkata and nearby areas.

Prasad-Seva at Anniversary Festival at Dum Dum Park
(9 photographs, 0.4 Mb | 14 June 2018)
Following the late morning class, kirtans and noon arati, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj distributes special festive prasadam to all gathered Vaishnavs, devotees and guests. Sharing a few glimpses of the holy assembly.

His Divine Grace chants "Jaya Radha Madhava" and Hare Krishna maha-mantra at the end of the kirtans during the anniversary festival at Dum Dum Park, Kolkata.
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)


Thu, 14 June 2018: (Anniversary festival at Dum Dum Park, Kolkata)
Greatness of Gaudiya
Question: Gurudev, could you explain what Gaudiya is? What does the word 'gaudiya' mean?
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 2 July 2013)


Wed, 13 June 2018:
Half-Hen Logic
"If you pay obeisance to the Lord and not to the Lord's servant, the Lord will not take that obeisance. That is why when we do puja, we first do Guru-puja. If you do not take shelter of asraya-vigraha, you cannot take shelter of visaya-vigraha—He will not accept you."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 2 July 2013)


Tue, 12 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Closing Appeal
"You must all chant the Holy Name, come to the Math, always serve the Lord, then I will feel great peace and joy. How can you make me happy? Take shelter of a real Guru, and serve the lotus feet of the Lord, then I will be extremely happy."
Download the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)


Mon, 11 June 2018:
Hari-katha in Kulgachia: Seek Shelter and Guidance
"We must always listen to favourable talks. Where will you read Bhagavatam? You must understand that Hari-katha must be listened to through Guru-parampara. The Lord Himself says, 'Give up all religions and surrender to Me, I will look after you.'"
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 6 May 2018 | Bengali)


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.

29 October 2018-16 November 2018
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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“A proper renunciant easily attains devotion: everything they do is purified by devotion to Krishna.”


'Gurudev said, 'If you criticise somebody, that fault will come to you.' He did not want to hear anybody criticising or anybody being criticised. Criticism takes one to a hellish position.'




23. (Sat) Dashahara. Sri Ganga Puja. Appearance of Sri Ganga Mata Goswamini. Disappearance of Srila Baladev Vidyabhushan Prabhu.

24. (Sun) Nirjal Ekadashi. Fast.

25. (Mon) Paran between 4:56 and 6:01 a.m.

26. (Tue) Grand festival of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami at Sripat Panihati.

28. (Thu) Purnima. Snan Yatra (bathing) of Sri Jagannathdev. Disappearance of Srila Mukunda Datta and Srila Sridhar Pandit.

29. (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Shyamananda Prabhu and Sripad Rishabdev Das Adhikari.

30. (Sat) Disappearance of Sri Gaurahari Bhakti Sampad Prabhu.



3. (Tue) Appearance of Srila Vakreshvar Pandit.

9. (Mon) Yogini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Rama Devi.

10. (Tue) Paran between 5:02 and 9:29 a.m.

13. (Fri) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit and Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur. Gundicha Marjan: cleaning at the Gundicha Temple at Sri Puri Dham, and cleaning of all Temples of the Lord.

14. (Sat) Gaura Pratipad. Ratha Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev.

15. (Sun) Disappearance of Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami Prabhu.

17. (Tue) Hera Panchami. Sri Sri Laksmi Vijay (observed the following day in Sri Puri Dham).

20. (Fri) Disappearance of Sripad Ajita Krishna Brahmachari.

22. (Sun) Punar Yatra of Sri Jagannathdev (Return car festival). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj. Disappearance of Sriyukta Krishnamayi Devi.

23. (Mon) Shayan Ekadashi. Fast.

24. (Tue) Paran between 5:07 and 9:31 a.m.

27. (Fri) Sri Guru Purnima. Appearance of Srila Vyasadev. Disappearance of Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu. Beginning of Chaturmasya. Appearance of Srila Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj.

29. (Sun) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.



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.


'He is the embodiment of Hari-kirtan. He mercifully relieves Mother Earth of the burden upon her. He is an associate of Sri Gaura, and more kind and affectionate than a father. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's feet.'


Without mercy of Lalita Devi, we cannot think about Krishna.