Thu, 26 April 2019:
Flunkies of Flesh
"...Still, you are not running under the guidance of Guru and Vaishnavs—you are running under the guidance of your body. You are attached to your family life, but that kind of attachment should come to Lord Krishna, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, and Gurudev. Search for Sri Krishna Reality the Beautiful! Search where you can get real devotion!"
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

 

Wed, 24 April 2019:
Who Is a Real Disciple?
"Srila Prabhupad teaches us that we do not discriminate who is a grihastha, who is a brahmachari, and who is a sannyasi. Those who are dearest to Gurudev, those who can serve Gurudev properly, who can follow his instruction properly, they are the real devotees."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

 

In honour of Sripad Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj:

Pranama-mantra:
saumyam sattva-tanum sahasya-vadanam kantham sutana-anvitam
krsna-ananda-karam ratantama-nisam nama-aksaram sundaram
sri-nandisvaram-asritam vraja-bhuvi gaure cha mayapuram
vande yukta-viraga-bhakti-lasitam sri-krsna-dasa-prabhum
"I am offering my obeisance to Sri Krishna Das Prabhu, whose form is very beautiful and auspicious, who always smiles and has a very melodious voice; who day and night chants the Holy Name in a very beautiful way, bringing about the nectar of Lord Krishna; who resides in Vraja during the pastimes of Lord Krishna and in Mayapur during the pastimes of Gaura; and who sports in devotion with proper renunciation."

The Root of Our Fortune
"Srila Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj was a good kirtaniya and a good singer, and that Krishna Das Babaji Maharaj would walk from Nabadwip to Hapaniya and chant Srila Sridhar Maharaj's song..."
Download (7.6 Mb, 22 min)

Get Cracking
"'Time has passed as I have been busy in my material life, and I have got nothing—only became burdened. What sort of world is this?' In this world there is no want of food, no want of money, no want of anything except only one thing..."
Download (1.8 Mb, 6 min)

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

SONG: Ei-bara karuna kara | এইবার করুণা কর
"O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one. In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet."

SONG: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura | (ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O worshippable Vaishnav, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet. You can give Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after you."

SONG: Ki-rupe paiba seva | কিরূপে পাইব সেবা
"I am so wicked, how will I ever get service? I do not have any attachment to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"

SONG: Dhana mora nityananda | ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs' name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the name of Vaishnavs."

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | 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?"

 

Tue, 23 April 2019:
Crooked Service (2)
"'What is devotion? What do you want—do you want to please yourself? Is this devotion?' You can see what is called vaishnavata (qualities of a Vaishnav) and how Vaishnavism is practised. We want to learn from great Vaishnavs."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

Construction News from Sri Nrisingha Palli
(20 April 2019 | 9 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a brief visit to Sri Nrisingha Palli temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math to check on the rapid construction of the living quarters atop the nat mandir.

Festival Adhivas in Mejhiari
(20 April 2019 | 43 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
This weekend, to the great joy of the all the devotees, His Divine Grace attends a grand festival in Mejhiari, a small town in the area of Katwa and to the east of Nabadwip. Sharing photographs from the adhivas (eve) of the festival.

Grand Deity Installation Festival in Majhiari
(21 April 2019 | 48 photographs, 3.6 Mb)
The festival in Majhiari culminates with the installation of Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda Prabhu's Deities: "Every day Nitai Gaura personally take service from you all. How fortunate you are! Gaura Nitai appeared in Mayapur and Ekachakra, but They have come here to take service from you." For the pleasure of Sri Gurupadpadma, devotees arrange a grand Vaishnav seva at the end of the programme including the Lordships' abhisekh, His Divine Grace's exclusive Hari-katha and arati.

 

Mon, 22 April 2019:
Crooked Service (1)
"We all—all over the world—are sons and daughters of the Lord, and we always serve or want to serve the Lord, but do we want to serve to fulfil our own desire or to fulfil Krishna's desire? You can understand this from the example of family life also..."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

 

Sun, 21 April 2019:
Triumph of Life
"We are swimming in an ocean of illusory environment and we do not understand which way we must go, but we have finally got this human body; we must understand what is our duty in this human body—only sleeping, eating and enjoying like cats and dogs?"
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

 

Sat, 20 April 2019:
Learning to Surrender
"Your mind always thinks, 'Shall I jump or not? Shall I jump or not?' but you must throw your mind into Krishna consciousness life, then you can understand everything. Mind is always naughty, but you have intelligence, sumedha."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

Preaching Programme in Singur
(18 April 2019 | 47 photographs, 3 Mb)
Completing the grand festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Tarakeshwar, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj continues his non-stop preaching programme and travels to Singur, a small town in Hooghly district to speak at a well-attended programme organised by the local devotees.

 

Fri, 19 April 2019:
Proper Care
"If we do not practise properly, we will forget our service, we will forget our practising life. We have to be careful—Maya Devi always sits near us and she can attack us at any time; she can take us away from the service of Krishna and use for her own service."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

 

Thu, 18 April 2019:
Appreciating Worship of Nrisinghadev
"Actually, you are very fortunate souls because you live near Laksmi Nrisingha, Pana Nrisingha temples. You should understand how much devotion Prahlad Maharaj has, and what his devotion, his desire and mood of devotion are like."
Download the audio (2.2 Mb, 6 min | 4 January 2019 | South India)

 

Wed, 17 April 2019:
Grand Vaishnav Seva Festival in Tarakeshwar
(17 April 2019 | 55 photographs, 3.4 Mb)
This year, the holy disappearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is manifest on an ekadasi fasting day that is why the fortune is such that the festival is observed during three full days this year. Sharing photographs taken during the final, third, day of the festival adorned with many auspicious services culminating in a grand and auspicious Vaishnav seva.

Grand Disappearance Festival in Tarakeshwar
(16 April 2019 | 62 photographs, 4.2 Mb)
The grand festival in honour of the holy disappearance day of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is spent beautifully at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Tarakeshwar, at the holy feet of Sri Taraknath (Lord Siva). By the infinite mercy of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, fortunate devotees spend this day in service and association of holy Vaishnavs.

Tarakeshwar: Festival Adhivas
(15 April 2019 | 30 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
Sharing photographs from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Tarakeshwar, taken during the eve of the holy disappearance festival of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, observed by the devotees in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and the association of dignitary Vaishnavs.

 

Tue, 16 April 2019: (Today is Sri Kamada Ekadashi, tomorrow paran is at 5:20-9:31 a.m.
Divine Disappearance day of Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
"I Want to Forget"
"I want to go somewhere—I want to get some relief. When I am sitting in the office, I get some relief, but as soon as I go to my room, I again start remembering everything. I want to forget it, but I cannot... It is impossible to forget this. Such is my situation."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 30 March 2010)

By Om Vishnupad Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj:

The Pain of Broken Hearts
"We always remember Srimati Radharani, Her associates and other Vraja gopis, but we forget about Nanda Maharaj and Mother Yasomati. It has come out of Radharani's mouth: 'We do not consider our heart's pain, but when we see Mother Yasoda's face and Mother Yasoda's situation without Your presence, our heart is breaking after breaking after breaking.'"
Download the audio (9.2 Mb, 36 min | 14 June 2007)

 

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."

Service in Separation
"If you follow your Guru's instruction, if you fulfil his desire, even after his disappearance, if you always think what will make him happy, then you will get his association, you will feel joy..."
Download the audio (5 Mb, 13 min | 22 April 2013)

Separation Day
"Our supreme Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj accepted this day as the day to leave this world for his eternal abode, and he has left us, fallen souls, here to chant his glories..."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)

Make Service Your Goal, Means, and Sustenance
"Sacrificing his own life, forgetting his own happiness and comfort, Gurudev would go door to door preaching the message of Mahaprabhu: be merciful to the souls, chant the Holy Name, and serve the Vaishnavs. Besides this, there is no other religion."
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)

Festival: Vision and Focus
"Gurudev's disappearance festival means Vaishnav seva. Vaishnav is the main focus for us. Appearance and disappearance look different, but following Vaishnavs' vision we think that on these two tithis Gurudev always takes worships from us."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 16 April 2013)

Daily Practice: Observing Festivals
A page of the Daily Practice section dedicated to Vaishnav-seva and observing festivals. "Why are you making a festival? Making a festival means you are inviting many people and you are giving them some prasadam, engaging them in Krishna consciousness—it means practising Krishna consciousness."

Overpowered by Service
"You may have everything, but if you do not have mercy of your Guru, then you have nothing. Gurudev gave you all his blessings, and if we can serve him, we will get supreme benefit. You must always live remembering Gurudev's words."
Download the audio (4.1 Mb, 12 min | 8 April 2017 | Bengali)

Kirtan: Sri Rupa Manjari pada
"The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my wealth, my bhajan (service), my puja (worship), the wealth of my life, and whatever ornaments I may have. Her lotus feet are the very life of my life..."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 8 April 2017 | Kirtan)

Kirtan: Ye anila prema dhana
"I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire! Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 8 April 2017 | Kirtan)

Kirtan: Sarvasva tomara
"I have offered everything at Your feet and taken shelter in Your home. You are my Master; please consider me Your dog. I will never think about my own maintenance; I will always remain within the shelter of loving attachment for You."
Download the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 8 April 2017 | Kirtan)

Jaya jaya gurudever | জয় জয় গুরুদেবের
"All glory to the effulgent arati of Srila Gurudev taking place at the foot of Govardhan for the beneft of the world!"

Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
Samsara-davanala | সংসার-দাবানল
Gurudev! krpa-bindu diya | গুরুদেব! কৃপাবিন্দু দিয়া
Sri-guru-charana-padma | শ্রীগুরুচরণ-পদ্ম

 

Biography of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj
A glorification article that sprang forth from the interpretation of the Pranam-mantra of His Divine Grace and was originally published as an Appendix to the Revealed Truth.

 

Sri Samadhi Mandir Verses
Pages containing the verses that were selected to adorn the samadhi-mandir of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. May these pages please and nourish the Vaishnavs' hearts.

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

 

Mon, 15 April 2019: (Festival adhivas in Tarakeshwar; tomorrow is Sri Kamada Ekadashi)
Strong Faith and Chastity
"He may not be able to talk now like before, but he can see everything, and he is watching everything. I think those who say Gurudev is not here anymore have not got any connection with Gurudev. That is why it is necessary to have a strong faith."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 30 March 2010)

Tarakeshwar: Preparation to Festival
(14 April 2019 | 47 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
The holy day of Sri Rama Navami day passes in various services around the temple and Hari-katha: devotees prepare decorations, arrange the kitchen for the festival while the new kitchen and goshala construction is proceeding swiftly.

 

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
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

 

 

    

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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Krishna mercifully frees souls from samsara if they even once earnestly call out to Him.”

      

Come to Your Home
You have to be chaste, have to be clear. Take Gurudev's boat, and one day that boat will take you to Vrindavan. You have to believe that..

      

 

CALENDAR FOR 04/2019

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 Thakur.

30. (Tue) Krishna Ekadashi. Varuthini Ekadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sriyukta Saurindranath Bhakti Varidhi Prabhu.

 

CALENDAR FOR 05/2019

1. (Wed) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 6:02 and 9:26 a.m.

4. (Sat) Amavasya. Appearance of Srila Gadadhar Pandit Goswami.

5. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka Paramahamsa Maharaj.

6. (Mon) Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.

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. Fast.

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 Maharaj.

23. (Thu) Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Ramananda Ray.

28. (Tue) Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Sripad Santosh Krishna Das Adhikari Prabhu.

30. (Thu) Krishna Ekadashi. Apara Ekadashi. Fast.

31. (Fri) Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 4:56 and 9:22 a.m. Appearance of Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur.

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.


 

Sri Sri Damodarastakam
'O Lord Damodara, just as the two sons of Kuvera—Manigriva and Nalakuvara—were delivered from the curse of Narada and made into great devotees by You in Your form as a baby tied with rope to a wooden grinding mortar, in the same way, please give to me Your own prema-bhakti. I only long for this and have no desire for any kind of liberation.'
শ্রীশ্রীদামোদরাষ্টকম্

 

When you do a lot of service, pride comes. It has to be given up.

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