Mon, 30 March 2020
World Pandemic: The Only Relief
"In this situation that is happening in this world, only the chanting of the Holy Name, only service to the Lord can give relief to us. We must think about this, we must tell others to please avoid eating fish, meat, avoid this kind of sinful works."
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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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Today in the calendar: Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

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."


— { LIBRARY } —
An extensive section of the website is dedicated to the publications of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math available for online reading and download. Here, you will find dozens of books and articles by:
Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
Other authors as well as practical guidance


— { GUIDANCE } —
Over one thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj are presented on this website, categorised by year, and available for listening and reading online and also as twenty-two electronic Guidance Issues in the Library:



Pages dedicated to the spiritual practices that are recommended for the spiritual health of a disciple comprised of eternal instructions emanating from the holy lotus mouths of our Sri Guru-varga:

Setting up the altar
Daily kirtans
Bhog, cooking, offering
Observing Ekadasi
Observing Festivals
Tulasi Devi
Four regulative principles
Scriptural regulations


Sat, 28 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (5)
"I also pray to you all—I pray that your feet dust will always remain on my head. You must not come to grasp my feet; rather, if I can take the feet dust of all those who come to do this parikrama, then I will consider myself fortunate."
Download the audio (5.5 Mb, 14 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)



— · Invitation Letter · —

Disappearance Festival of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa
Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
chintyachintya-samasta-veda-nipunam sri-rupa-panthanugam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam
I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev’s associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord.

Dear respected Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy lotus feet and on behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj humbly extend a letter of encouragement to observe the disappearance day of our most worshippable and beloved Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, which manifests on 5 April (Sunday) this year, in every branch of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math throughout the world.

Considering the ongoing difficult situation all over the world, many temples, centres, and devotees are currently constrained in their capacity to host large programmes, however it is good if this festival can still be observed within each temple, centre and heart of devotees according to their capacity. In India, His Divine Grace comments that the situation is quite difficult because of the recently enforced national lockdown, however all services at the temples are continuing properly, the devotees are in good health and spirit.

His Divine Grace has many times instructed on how to hold special programmes and taught it many times by his own example. Usually such programmes consist of: kirtans, lecture or reading of scriptures, arati, pushpanjali (offering of flowers to a photograph), and prasad-seva (cooking a special offering, offering it at the alter or to a photograph, and distributing it to devotees).

We hope all devotees find an opportunity to observe this holy day for the satisfaction of Sri Gurupadpadma keeping the divine Guidance on their heads: "Always sit amidst fire blazing on all four sides. This fire is Hari-katha, kirtan, service to the Lord, and service to the guru. You must progress in your practising life keeping the sacrificial fire of your service ablaze."

4-5 April 2019
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Note: Some of the many preparations known to be favourite to His Divine Grace Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Rice, mung or chana dal, stir-fried karela, sak, posto bora, aloo siddho (boiled potato, mashed with chilli and salt), cauliflower pakoras, singara (samosa), mixed vegetable subji, paneer rasa, boiled potato, tomato chutney, achar (pickle), avocado salad (with a little salt and olive oil), cucumber salad, mango, paramanna (sweet rice), rasagullas, sandesh, a cake, vanilla ice-cream.


Fri, 27 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (4)
"Many also cannot come, but we do not know when we have to leave this world. However, you all have come here despite all the difficulties, you are fortunate. This is your own house, and I am your own."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)


Thu, 26 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (3)
"You must not imitate the behaviour of the Guru and Vaishnavs. There are such people in our country. Such aul, baul, kartabhaja, neda, etc. people chant kirtan showing ecstasy, they do so many things, but true saints do not behave in this way."
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Wed, 25 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (2)
"We come, dance and say 'Hari bol! Hari bol!' but we have not been able to capture anything within our hearts. We have only seen some beautiful buildings, temples, etc. You go to Mayapur, you goggle at great buildings, many things, etc. but this is not the point! You must understand what is the result of this parikrama."
Download the audio (3.2 Mb, 8 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)


The Calamity Within
"You will face so much austerity in your spiritual life, but please do not leave Krishna consciousness. You want to get the Supreme Personality but how much patience do you have? How much quality do you have? How much of your ego can you leave?"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 24 June 2013)

Our Plan and Programme
"Only chanting four rounds, offering some bhog and taking prasad is not sufficient for your spiritual life. You cannot reach your destination in this way. Sitting in one place, offering the bhog, eating and spending so much time watching facebook—this is not what our life is for. We did not come to Gurudev for that."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 8 September 2018)


Tue, 24 March 2020
Parikrama: More Than Pilgrimage (1)
"You all say that you will come and tolerate so many austerities wherever I am. Hearing and seeing this, I get enthusiasm to do this parikrama. There is one thing, however, that I have never told any year, but I want to say it today."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)

"By seeing you all I become blessed and inspired"
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "First of all, I would like to offer my humble obeisances to Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj who all these years has been proceeding this Sri Nabadwip Dham with Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, representing the Founder Acharya of this Mission, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, as well as his beloved disciple and successor Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj..."
Download the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 3 March 2020)


Mon, 23 March 2020
Parikrama Plan
"We are very happy that our Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is going to start soon. However, there is one thing that you all must remember. From next year, our parikrama will be five days, independent from where we do it—from the main Math or from here."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 3 March 2020 | Bengali)

Sri Nrisingha Palli : evening kirtans [3 March 2020]
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj chants Vandana prayers and holy kirtans prior to the evening class:  Sri Guru charana-padma  Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more  Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara  Nitai-pada-kamala  Emona durmati samsara bhitare  Gaya Gora madhur svare Jaya Radha-Madhava  Hare Krishna maha-mantra  Jaya-dhvani.
Download the audio (14.7 Mb, 35 min | 3 March 2020)

Concluding kirtans
His Divine Grace concludes the evening class on 2 March 2020 with 'Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya' and 'Hari Haraye Nama Krsna'.
Download the audio (4.5 Mb, 11 min | 2 March 2020)


Sun, 22 March 2020
Plane of Faith
"If you have no faith, then it is a problem. Our life is always based on faith. This is what our guru-varga and Gurudev say—we must have faith in that. We must tell, tell, and tell ourselves that every day, then faith will come."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 2 March 2020)

List of Fasting Days for 2020-2021 | শ্রীহরিবাসর-ব্রত-তালিকা
A print-friendly PDF file in English and Bengali containing the list of fasting days for 2020-2021 observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.


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Sat, 21 March 2020
Hanuman's Service Drive
"I will give you some example of Hanuman's love for Rama, of his desire to serve Rama. We can see how much Ramachandra loves Hanuman and how much Hanuman loves Him. It is necessary to have such service desire."
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Fri, 20 March 2020 (Today is Papa Vimochani Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 5:46-8:54 a.m.)
Concentrate On Your Life
"When we speak Hari-katha, it is easy to say things, but it is very difficult to actually apply it for ourselves. It is necessary to practise it yourself first. We say we will start practising from tomorrow, but no—start now. There is no time."
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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..."


"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: Main Focus Is Service





Archive of Updates
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Rules and Regulations
Chanting the Holy Name

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“The Lord bestows greater mercy upon the humble, and pride and humility do not co-exist.”


Brain Treatment
'Actually this body is not only for eating, sleeping, and enjoying. We enjoyed in our previous lives, but it is like a mad man who is walking in the street searching for some dirty paper. If you give the man some dirty paper, it cannot give any benefit to him.'




29. (Sun) Appearance of Sripad Ramanuja Acharya and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Hriday Bon Maharaj.

31. (Tue) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha Maharaj.



2. (Thu) Sri Rama Navami. Fast until noon. Appearance at noon of Sri Ramachandra.

4. (Sat) Kamada Ekadasi. Fast.

5. (Sun) Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:31 and 9:37 a.m. Festival in honour of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

8. (Wed) Purnima. Vasanta Rasa of Sri Krishna. Rasa Yatra of Sri Balaram. Appearance of Srila Vamshi Vadanananda Thakur and Srila Shyamananda Prabhu.

12. (Sun) Disappearance of Sripad Krishnadas Babaji Maharaj.

14 April (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Abhiram Thakur.

17 April (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

18 April (Sat). Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

19 April (Sun). Paran between 6:01 and 9:30 a.m.

23 April (Thu). Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

24 April (Fri). Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

25 April (Sat). Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

26 April (Sun). Beginning of 21 days Chandan Yatra of Sri Sri Jagannathdev. Aksaya Tritiya: a good day to start some works.

28 April (Tue). Appearance of Sripad Shankar Acharya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Gabhastinemi Maharaj.

30 April (Thu). Jahnu Saptami. Sri Jahnavi Puja (Sri Ganga Puja).



2 May (Sat). Appearance of Sri Nityananda-shakti, Sri Jahnava Devi, and Sri Rama-shakti, Sri Sita Devi.

4 May (Mon). Mohini Ekadashi. Fast.

5 May (Tue). Paran between 5:06 and 7:24 a.m.

6 May (Wed). Gaura Chaturdashi. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi: appearance day of Sri Nrisimhadev. Full fast until after sunset, then no grains (anukalpa). Grand annual festival in honour of the Deity installation at Sri Nrisingha Palli Temple.

7 May (Thu). Purnima. Sri Nrisimha Chaturdashi paran between 5:05 and 9:24 a.m. 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.

8 May (Fri). Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.

12 May (Tue). Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

16 May (Sat). Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu.

18 May (Mon). Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

19 May (Tue). Paran between 4:58 and 9:22 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

23 May (Sat). Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Dum Dum Park, Kolkata: Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Madan Mohan Jiu's installation day festival.

26 May (Tue). Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Giri Maharaj (Sripad Paramananda Vidyaratna Prabhu).



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.


Parama karuna
'Is there anyone as as merciful as Nitai and Gaura? They are beaten and yet bestow divine love.'
পরম করুণ


Why are we tired? Tired means we are using our time for another purpose; it means maya is taking our time for her own purpose.