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MARCH 2021

 

 

Mon, 1 March 2021
Overflowing and Grand Festival
"I was very busy with the festival of Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day in Sri Ekachakra Dham last week. So many devotees came to this festival—crowds and crowds of people. The temple was overflooded. This is only the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu and Gurudev."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programme in Basirhat
(28 February 2021 | 19 photographs, 2.1 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a preaching programme hosted by the devotees in Basirhat, sharing the news of the recent festival in Sri Ekachakra Dham and inviting everyone to join Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 

Tue, 2 March 2021
Mission in Sri Ekachakra Dham
"Nityananda Prabhu bestowed his mercy all over the world. We can see the influence of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu even in Srila Sridhar Maharaj's life also and we can understand from all of this how glorious Sriman Nityananda Prabhu is."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programme in Laskarpur
(1 March 2021 | 16 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Accepting an invitation from devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes with his associates to attend a preaching programme to the south of Kolkata to enthuse the fortunate soul in perfect practise of Krishna consciousness, as well as spread the news and deliver the invitations for Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti 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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

Religion of the Heart
This book was prepared and published first in 2006 by His Holiness Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj, and was received with great joy by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Presenting it now online for reading and downloading:
"We do not know how good we are, but I see that what comes from our kitchen is very tasteful for the jiva souls. I could not conceive that this book would be like this, and it is coming from Sripad Siddhanti Maharaj, then neither I, nor you know what will be inside, but when I have seen it, then I can say this book has come out perfectly."
(Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)

 

Wed, 3 March 2021
Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu said to the effect, 'If you worship Nityananda Prabhu, it is the same as worshipping Me, but if you worship Nityananda Prabhu, I am pleased by that more than by anything else.' So many nice things are told about Sriman Nityananda Prabhu...."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 5 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programme in Tarakeshwar Area
(2 March 2021 | 16 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a house preaching programme in the area of Tarakeshwar nourishing devotees in their eternal practise of Krishna consciousness. Sharing a few glimpses from the programme.

 

Thu, 4 March 2021 (Appearance day of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur)
Sriman Nityananda Prabhu: Ocean of Mercy
"May those who desire to cross over the material existence and dive in the ocean of devotion serve Sri Nitaichand. Nityananda Prabhu does not consider who is good and who is bad, He saves anyone who falls before Him."
Download / listen to the audio (4.1 Mb, 10 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching and Collection in Tarakeshwar Area
(3 March 2021 | 42 photographs, 3.9 Mb)
Holy glimpses of a busy day at Sri Tarakeshwar Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives initiation, spends the day collecting potato and preaching, and then returns to the Temple to speak to the fortunate assembled devotees during the evening class.

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Shashthi. The 148th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami 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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad:

"Today is a special day, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's appearance day. If he had not come, where would we get Srila Guru Maharaj, Srila Gurudev? If we do not get mercy from Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, without Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, we cannot think about Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj."

— Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

 

sri-siddhanta-sarasvatiti vidito gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
bhato bhanuriva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhrtya jivaniman
krsna-prema-sudhabdhi-gahana-sukham pradat prabhum tam bhaje
"I serve my lord, who is known as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Within the Gaudiya sampradaya's lineage of Gurus, he shines like the sun in the morning sky. Through the sankirtan of Sriman Mahaprabhu he rescues the souls engulfed within the belly of the timingila of illusionism and bestows upon them the ecstasy of swimming in the nectarean ocean of divine love for Krishna."

Biography of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad
The first part of the biographical compilation dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad taken from a lecture of Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. The page shall be updated and expanded in the course of time.

Srila Prabhupad: Universal Benefactor
"This is how Prabhupad started preaching the proper conception in this world, and it is owing to him that we are here now, that we can preach now. That is why we must glorify Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 24 February 2019)

Seeking Srila Saraswati Thakur's Mercy
"I am very happy that we celebrate the days of Srila Saraswati Thakur, Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur together and I am very grateful that you have given me, a lowly person, an asan on this stage... What teachings did Srila Saraswati Thakur give to the world?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 16 February 2017 | Bengali)

Srila Prabhupad: Embodiment of Mercy
"Today is the holy appearance day of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur Prabhupad, whom we are here to offer prayers to in the assembly of the devotees. He is Jagad Guru and what he gave to the world, no one else could ever give..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min | 28 February 2016)

Srila Prabhupad's Glory (1)
"Acharya-vandana: If you can realise the meaning this song, you can get all glorification of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Sujanarvuda-radhita-pada-yugam: We sing it but we do not realise its meaning because if we realised its meaning, we would get taste singing it. We must sing it every day and be conscious of it."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 9 min | 25 December 2010)

Srila Prabhupad's Glory (2)
"Mahaprabhu predicted this, and Prabhupad fulfilled it through Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj, Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Srila Gurudev. Now, in every village, all day, all night there is Hari-katha and kirtan going on."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 25 December 2010)

Vaisnav Ke? (An Appeal to Your Mind)
"We do not want to stay in the temple because there are so many rules and regulations—everything has to be maintained at a certain time, and if you live alone, nobody will tell you anything, but you will be losing your devotional activities. Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur said that nirjan bhajan is self-deception."
Download / listen to the audio (6.3 Mb, 19 min | 6 March 2016)

Illustrious Acharya
"I am offering my obeisance at the lotus feet of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur whose disappearance day took place today. He is not an ordinary person of this material world—he came from Goloka Vrindavan, from the Lord Himself. When his job finished here, he passed the responsibility to his beloved disciples and went back to his own home."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min)

Advent of Hari-Kirtan Murti
"We have heard about so many glories of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur from many Vaishnavs, many scholars, and our Param Guru Maharaj (Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj) also described everything in his poetry."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 9 min)

Srila Prabhupad's Mission
"Srila Prabhupad taught what pure service is—he taught that everything could be used and is meant for the service of the Lord. He established sixty-four temples, and all the brahmacharis, sannyasis of these temples preached house to house and distributed Hari-katha."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min)

Srila Prabhupad's Teachings
"Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj often said that Srila Prabhupad's word was very hard, like a stone or thunderbolt, but inside he could be soft as a lotus. Fathers are always very loving and affectionate to their sons, but Srila Prabhupad gave more love and affection that any father could give."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min)

Unimaginable Service
"It is unforgettable. We do not know who Krishna and Gurudev take service from—only those who have some sukriti, who have some great fortune, can participate in service in their life. There are so many rich people, there are so many big people, but only a fortunate soul can do service."
Download / listen to the audio (5.1 Mb, 12 min)

Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur (Bengali class)
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking on this day in 2015 about Srila Prabhupad's birth, youth, initiation, Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's founding the Yogapith temple, Srila Saraswati Thakur's preaching pastimes, divine power transmission, and vast contribution to the sampradaya.
Download / listen to the audio (25.4 Mb, 74 min | 9 February 2015)

 

Sri Guru Parampara | শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা
"The follower of Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji, the great soul Dayita Das (Srila Saraswati Thakur), whose wealth is Sri Krsna-kirtan, fulfilled the desires of the whole world. He is the dearmost of Sri Varsabhanavi and is always engaged in Her service."

Sujanarvuda-radhita | সুজনার্ব্বুদরাধিতপাদযুগং
"My master, Prabhupad Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, established the religion of the age, Krsna-sankirtan, and is the chief minister of the universal assembly of leading Vaisnavas. His lotus feet are worshipped by millions of virtuous souls and fulfil the desires of those who dispel souls' fears. Eternally I offer my obeisance to my master's worshippable feet."

Jayare jayare jaya paramahamsa | জয়রে জয়রে জয় পরমহংস
"Glory, glory, glory to Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur, this great swan-like perfect personality, abode of highest mercy, who is the path and refuge for the low and miserable who have no refuge!"

Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
"If someone does not consider it necessary to faithfully follow their Guru and the Vaishnavs, their endeavour to serve the Lord is not service to the Lord—it is service to maya."

 

Fri, 5 March 2021
Sri Ekachakra Festival: Beyond Imagination
"The festival lasted finally four days—ekadasi, dvadasi, trayodasi, and chaturdasi; and everybody started coming one day before that. 2,500 kg rice total for this festival, and 1,000 on Nityananda Prabhu's day. Everything was finishing all the time. Our idea of the scope of this festival proved a failure."
Download / listen to the audio (3.7 Mb, 9 min | 28 February 2021)

 

Sat, 6 March 2021
Real Family Life
"You must force yourself. Do everything properly. Wake up early in the morning, do mangal arati, cook bhoga, do the offering, etc. It must be a real family life without attachment. Ask yourself—do you worship Krishna or do you worship your material life?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programmes
(4 March 2021 | 38 photographs, 3.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj spends the holy divine appearance day of Srila Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur visiting devotees in Alampur and Begampur (areas between Tarakeshwar and Kolkata)—nourishing and enthusing everyone to practise Krishna consciousness and join the forthcoming Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

Preaching Programmes
(5 March 2021 | 31 photographs, 3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends further programmes in Begampur continuing the extensive village preaching programme before Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and Sri Gaura Purnima Festival.

Appearance Day of Srila Prabhupad in São Paulo
(4 March 2021 | 8 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
Photographs from the recent festival in honour of the divine appearance of Bhagavan Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad observed by the devotees at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Govinda Seva Ashram in São Paulo, Brazil.

 

Sun, 7 March 2021
"My Life Is for My Gurudev"
"So many things happened, I even risked my life, everything, but I know that my life is not for me—my life is for my Gurudev, for the devotees. If I run away with my life, what is this? I have never run away and I never will. I am still alive and I am with you all because I live for the devotees and you also live for me and for Gurudev's service."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 28 February 2021)

Preaching Programme in Chanditala
(6 March 2021 | 25 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
Photographs taken during another busy day: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends two large preaching programmes and visits various devotees of the area carrying the news of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama as well as spreading Sri Krishna-katha door to door, heart to heart.

 

Mon, 8 March 2021 (Tomorrow is Sri Vijay Ekadasi).
Perfect Mood
"The problem is that we do not even know how to practise. It is necessary to practise properly. We pay obeisance to Gurudev, but our devotion is deceitful. It is very rare to come across devotion without deceit. Our devotion is such that outside we do one thing, and we have something else inside. This is called kapata-bhakti."
Download / listen to the audio (5.2 Mb, 13 min | 7 March 2021)

Preaching Programme in Begampur
(7 March 2021 | 28 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends more preaching programmes concluding the extensive annual tour of Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha dedicated to preaching the glories of Sri Nabadwip Dham and spreading the invitations to the forthcoming grand festival of Sri Gaura Purnima in all corners of West Bengal.

 

His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj's Holy Guidance for the devotees worldwide:

"I know you cannot come this year because of the covid situation—you cannot get the visa this year because of the government restrictions. Still, if you are thinking about this Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and do Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama with us—if you read about the places we will go to every day, if you read and remember Sri Nabadwip Dham—it will be good for you. We will first go to Antardwip, then Simantadwip, Rudradwip, Madhyadwip, Godrumdwip, Koladwip, Ritudwip, Modadrumdwip, and Jhanudwip. If you remember Sri Nabadwip Dham from far away, then you will think that you are actually in this Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. I know you will feel very sad every day because you cannot come, but you must remember Sri Nabadwip Dham from far, it will be very nice for you. This is the proper practice and proper etiquette for you. It is very important. And I will also be thinking about you all every day...

sri-gauda-mandala-bhumi yeba jane chintamani
tara haya vraja-bhume vasa

"Those who always think about Sri Nabadwip Dham, reside in Sri Vrindavan."

"I am requesting everybody to participate in Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. You must all contribute to your Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. You cannot come this year, but I do not want to stop your service to Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama because of that. If you contribute your service for Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, I will be very happy and it will be good for you also."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, 7 March 2021)

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The Grand Festival shall take place on 22-29 March 2021. The programme and schedule of the Festival is the following:

22 March Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

Parikama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:

23 March Parikrama of Sri Antardwip. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
24 March Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip and Sri Rudradwip. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
25 March Parikrama of Sri Koladwip. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.
26 March Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Sri Madhyadwip. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
27 March Parikrama of Sri Koladwip, Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs. Sri Gaura Purnima Adhivas.
Main Celebration:
28 March Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Divine Appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu). Day-long Hari-katha, kirtans, reading from the scriptures, services around the temple.
Full fast until moonrise, followed by a special arati and prasad-seva (anukalpa—non-grain prasad only).
29 March Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Breaking fast and offering special exquisite bhoga to Sri Gurupadpadma and the Lordships and distributing prasadam to all devotees, friends, and visitors.

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Gaura Purnima Festival Invitation · —




nadiya udayagiri purna-chandra gaura-hari
krpa kari ha-ila udaya
papa-tamo haila nasa, tri-jagatera ullasa,
jagabhari hari-dhvani haya
"By His causeless mercy the full moon Gaurahari arose in the district of Nadia, which is compared to Udayagiri, where the sun first becomes visible—His rising in the sky destroyed the darkness of sin; all three worlds became joyful and chanted the Holy Name of the Lord."

Dear respected Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,

On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the Sevaite-President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are humbly bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math during the annual week-long grand festival celebrating the Divine Appearance of Lord Gaurasundar. The Parikrama shall take place on 22-29 March 2021. The programme and schedule of the Festival:

22 March Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
23‑27 March Parikrama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
28 March Main Celebration: Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (divine appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu). Day-long Hari-katha, kirtans, reading from the scriptures, services around the temple. Fast until moonrise, followed by a special arati and prasad-seva.
29 March Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra.

Every year we anxiously await this very special festival and joyfully witness and partake in numerous devotional programmes and services. Offering worship, parikramas, kirtans, lectures, prasad-seva and many other devotional activities are held during these days. Bowing at your feet, we kindly request you to find it possible to come and join Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for this week. We shall feel obliged to have your and your friends' kind company at this time.

Shall you have any enquiries or wish to notify us of your arrival, we will be happy to hear from you at info.at.scsmathinternational.com.

Sri Nrisingha Palli
Nrisingha Palli (Devapalli),
Subarna Behar,
WB, PIN 741315
Phone Number: 91 97 32113285

If you have any enquiries,
you can get in touch with us at
info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 

Tue, 9 March 2021 (Today is Sri Vijay Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 5:56-9:50 a.m.)
What Are You Doing With Your Life?
"We are so engrossed into material life that we have no time, no energy to think about Nityananda Prabhu's mercy. Day by day our life is passing, and each day our age is not increasing—our age is decreasing! We tell many things, but how much time do we spend practising properly and how many hours do we spend on our own self, on our own body?"
Download / listen to the audio (5.3 Mb, 13 min | 7 March 2021)

 


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"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

Wed, 10 March 2021
Sell Your Heart
"Gauranga's pastimes as sweet as honey! If you read about Gauranga's pastimes, if these pastimes enter your ears—if you hear about it with your heart—then your heart will become clean, your heart will become pure. Always chant the glory of Gauranga and His pastimes."
Download / listen to the audio (4.6 Mb, 11 min | 7 March 2021)

 

Thu, 11 March 2021
Tottering Intelligence
"No matter what we do, our illusion does not go away, instead of that we are only losing our intelligence. Our life is uncertain. Once you step on the street, nobody guarantees that you will return—you walk with death in your pocket. To hear and chant the glories of the Lord, to take the Name of the Lord—that is the only aim in life."
Download / listen to the audio (7.8 Mb, 19 min | 7 March 2021)

 

Fri, 12 March 2021 (Sri Sivaratri, offering special worship to Lord Siva, Vaishnav Thakur)
Escaping Maya
"Everybody's consciousness is not the same. Humans have a more developed consciousness, but it can sometimes be covered by the illusory environment. Maya always attacks those who cannot surrender, who have a lack of surrender..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 6 min | 7 March 2021)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Chaturdasi. Sri Sri Sivaratri (optional fast). Disappearance of Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram.

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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Lord Siva:

devadidevam-ahibhusanam-indukasam
panchananam pasupatim varadam prasannam
gangadharam pranatapalakamasutosam
vande sadasiva-haripriya-chandramaulim

"The chief of the Devas, whose body is decorated by snakes, whose body shines like the moon, who has five heads, who carries his weapon known as Pasupat, who gives boons, who is of satisfied nature, who holds the Ganga on his head, who maintains those who give obeisance to him, who is easily pleased—I offer my obeisances to Sada Siva, who is dear to Hari, and whose crown is the moon."

 

"Usually, people worship Lord Siva for their own interest, but this is not a real worship. Do not do this. Do not make Sivji your servant by coming to him to get something in return for the puja. People say, 'Siva, give me this,' 'Siva, give me that'—Siva becomes their servant. However, our duty is to worship Lord Siva. I will worship Lord Siva, and whether he takes this worship or not, what he will give me or not give me, this is his matter. I do not care whether I like something or not, if he is happy to keep me in a bad condition, let him keep me in this way; and if he is happy to keep me in a good condition, let him keep me in this way. My happiness or unhappiness does not matter. We must always remember this."

~Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj

Sivji Maharaj—Param Vaishnav [20 Jan 2016 | Translated from Bengali]
"Some say, 'You are a Siva bhakta, I am a Krishna bhakta!' You must not say such things. Siva and Krishna are not different from each other, and at the same time Krishna and Siva are one. Siva is an expansion of Krishna."

"O Vaishnav Thakur!" [9 December 2018 | Tarakeshwar]
"We cannot have the darshan of Lord Siva with these eyes. Do we have the eyes? We have the eyes for maya—we always see the things of illusory world. Devotees pray to Lord Siva for forgiveness of their offences. If you ask him for forgiveness, he is very merciful, he can remove your offences..."

Sivji Maharaj and Nandi: Journey to Sri Nabadwip Dham
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is telling how Sri Sada Siva Gangadhar and Nandi came to the Math: "So many things have happened, and it was all like a miracle..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min)

Gopeshwar Mahadev's Surrender
"...Lord Siva entered the rasa-mancha in this mood, and Krishna understood who had come. Everyone wondered where the new gopi had come from and why Krishna was giving her so much honour."
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min)

শিবজী মহারাজ : পরম বৈষ্ণব (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত)
"কেউ বলে, 'তুমি শিব ভক্ত, আমি কৃষ্ণ ভক্ত !' এরকম বলবেন না । শিব আর কৃষ্ণ আলাদাও নয়, আবার শিব আর কৃষ্ণ একও নয় । শিব হচ্ছেন কৃষ্ণের অংশবিশেষ । শিব ভগবানের সেবক, শিবজী মহারাজ পরমভক্ত ।"

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: Krpa kara Vaishnav Thakura | কৃপা কর বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর
"O Vaishnav Thakur! Please be merciful! Knowing the true relationship I will worship You and my ego will go far away. If I think, 'I am a Vaishnav,' then I will never stop expecting honour from others—my heart will become polluted by the desire for fame and I will end up in hell."

 

Sat, 13 March 2021
Two Important Questions
"(1) We may show some formal respect to other Missions, but we do not associate with them. If you have proper chastity to your guru, you will listen only to your Guru. (2) When reading, proper or wrong pronunciation is not a question. You must have devotion, faith."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 7 March 2021)

 

Sun, 14 March 2021
Embracing the Fortune
"Everybody should practise properly. The problem is that we practise properly but then we sometimes also accept that which is unfavourable for devotion. Gurudev says that if you pour milk into a pot and see that the level of milk is slowly going down, it means there is a hole in your pot."
Download / listen to the audio (10.3 Mb, 25 min | 7 March 2021)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Pratipad. Disappearance of Vaishnava Sarvabhauma Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj, Srila Rasikananda Dev Goswami, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav 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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's disappearance:

 

~ Pranam-mantra ~

gaura-vrajasritasesair
vaisnavair vandya-vigraham
jagannatha-prabhum vande
premabdhim vrddha-vaisnavam

"I offer my obeisance unto my lord, the ocean of divine love, Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. He is the senior-most devotee, and worshipped by all who have taken shelter in Sri Nabadwip Dham and Sri Vraja Dham."

 

Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Bhajan Kutir
"This place where we are sitting now is the samadhi mandir and the bhajan kutir of Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. We are paying obeisance to his place. He is our Guru parampara..."

Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj
"One day Srila Jagannath Das Babaji received a divine call from Radharani saying, 'Why are you staying in Vrindavan? You must go to Nabadwip!' He could not walk, so his servant Bihari Das carried him in a basket on his head to Nabadwip."

 


 

In honour of Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj:

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA MUKTA MALA : ANTARDWIP
Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj's Sri Chaitanya Gaudiya Math
"Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Maharaj was a very dear godbrother of the Founder Acharya of our Math, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Before taking sannyas, Srila Madhav Maharaj's name was Sri Hayagriva Brahmachari. We have heard about him from the lotus mouth of our Srila Guru Maharaj..."

 


 

SONG: Krsna haite chatur-mukha | কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ
"The foremost devotees of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur are Srila Baladev Vidyabhusan and Srila Jagannath Das Babaji. All the Gurus in this succession are associates of Sri Gauranga. I pray for their remnants."

SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"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."

 

Mon, 15 March 2021
Take Care
"Always practise Krishna consciousness—having taken shelter of a bona fide Guru, you must practise Krishna consciousness. This is the main thing in our life. It is necessary to take the mantra, no doubt, but initiation is not only taking the mantra."
Download / listen to the audio (5.4 Mb, 13 min | 6 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

The first two parts of this lecture, published previously:

[Part 1] Dham-Consciousness
"Walk here with your head and heart. Every single particle of dust here is the holy dust from the lotus feet of Vaishnavs and great souls who are here in Sri Nabadwip Dham. All demigods come here and roll in the holy dust of this abode, but we cannot see it."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 6 March 2020 | Bengali)

[Part 2] World of Spiritual Practice
"Do you know what is the most important thing? The main thing is that we must practise Krishna consciousness... The problem is that we cannot tolerate anything, we have little patience. Can you not manage without grains on ekadasi? If you try, you definitely can."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 7 min | 6 March 2020 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram 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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

 

Tue, 16 March 2021
Sreyo-Katha
"Do not listen to what pleases your mind; listen to what gives benefit to your soul and pleases the Lord. If you do not like it, you must make it so that you like it. If the medicine tastes bitter, you still have to take it (you know that it will cure your disease). If you do not feel like to listen to Hari-katha, you must still listen to it."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 7 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

Published previously:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha
"Actually, by the mercy of Gurudev, we are starting to arrange the parikrama of Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham. This year, we started the arrangement many days before. You can see in the internet that we have been doing 'Sri Nabadwip Dham Pracharani Sobha'..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 2 March 2020 | Kirtan & Class)

Prime Festival
"Gurudev wrote a very nice poem, you can read it and see how strongly he is writing about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrima. And Gurudev told me to go door to door, come inside each door and please pull them to come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

Importance of Sri Nabadwip Dham
"We must understand clearly how important Sri Nabadwip Dham is. All the demigods do not get a chance to serve the Lord, but they also want to be born in a human body to serve the Lord, they wait, 'What will I get a human body and serve the Lord?'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 17 March 2021
Sri Guru's Shelter
"We must listen to the glories of Sri Madhavendra Puri—Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (the Supreme Lord Himself) gave His mercy to and took initiation from his disciple. Madhavendra Puripad had one disciple named Ramachandra Puri...."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 7 March 2020 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Chaturthi. Appearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Tulasidas Das Adhikari Prabhu.

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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

 

Thu, 18 March 2021
Be Studious, Be Serious
"Engage in eternal service, eternal practice of Krishna consciousness. The more you go towards Maya, towards material life, the more suffering and misery you will get from Maya. Do not see Gurudev as an object of enjoyment instead of serving him. Do not see the things that are meant for the service to the Lord as objects for your enjoyment."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 8 March 2020 | Bengali)

In Anticipation of Festival: News from Sri Nabadwip Dham
(17 March 2021 | 34 photographs, 3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arrives at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nrisingha Palli to attend to the innumerable services in preparation for the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. Sharing photographs from around the Temple premises as well as exciting news regarding the construction progress.

Evening Kirtans
• Jaya Dhvani • Vandana • Gurudev bada krpa kari • E-bara karuna kari • Akrodha paramananda • Yadi Gaura na haite • Bhajahu re mana • Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
Download / listen to the audio (11.7 Mb, 28 min | 7 March 2020)

 

Published previously:

Watch Your Step
"We must utilise our life in this way. Do you undertand it? We must think how much our devotional life is increasing, we must think when we increase our devotion. It is necessary to think about this. And we must not ask the Lord for anything."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 2 March)

Material Greed
"People worship Me and ask Me to fulfil their material desires, but I am not a fool. They want to take soil, eat cow dung and stool, but I will not give it to them. Instead, I will give them Myself, then they will forget all about these material desires."
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 2 March)

Undaunted Devotion
"Always be careful. When we have some material desires, we cannot understand Krishna consciousness because when your material desires are very strong, then you cannot hear properly. This is what happened once to Chitraketu."
Download / listen to the audio (5.9 Mb, 17 min | Class & Kirtan | 2 March)

Evening Kirtans
• Vandana • Krsna haite sevon mukha • 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.
Download / listen to the audio (12.9 Mb, 38 min | 3 March)

Complete Engagement
"Everybody has got birth and entered this world, but we do not know what will happen in our life—that depends upon the Lord. We must use this body for the service of the Lord—we must use all senses, all parts of this body, mind, etc. properly."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 3 March)

Our Target
"Sri Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama is very important for our life. What is necessary so to preach Krishna consciousness—to preach the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, to go door to door. This is the main thing in our lives."
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 3 March)

 

Fri, 19 March 2021
Tolerate and Manage
"It is necessary to tolerate so many things and to have so much patience. When you have a body, you have to struggle and suffer—everyone struggles with their bodies in various ways and then leaves..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 8 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

Published previously:

Loving Service
"A husband loves his wife, or a child loves his parents—we must serve the Lord with even more love and affection than that. We must really, truly understand these things."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

Selfless and Unconditional Service
"Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sometimes there is some comparison of the devotees of Krishna and the devotees of Lord Rama. We must be anxious to make our Guru and Vaishnavs happy. This is our main purpose in life."
Download / listen to the audio (7 Mb, 2.4 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

Double Lock Your Mouth
"I want to tell you something about the obstacles in our spiritual life. Besides that, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur, and Srila Gurudev also, always warn us against para-charcha. Always keep yourself engaged. Those who criticise others do not realise what it does to their practising life."
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 1.2 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 2.2 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (6 Mb, 2.3 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

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 / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 1.7 min | 2 March 2020 | Bengali)

Concluding kirtans
His Divine Grace concludes the evening class on 2 March 2020 with 'Sarvasva tomara charane sampiya' and 'Hari Haraye Nama Krsna'.
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Sat, 20 March 2021
Be Strict and Straight In Your Behaviour
"You put tilaks, chant the Holy Name on the beads, but be careful, make sure you do not behave in such a way that somebody can see your behaviour and say that you are doing wrong. At least, keep looking at your Guru's face—you must think, 'If I do something wrong, it will tarnish my Guru's name.' Always be careful with your behaviour. 'Sadhu' means 'sat', they will always live a pure (sat) live. Always try to live a clean, pure life."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 8 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

Published previously:

Sri Nrisingha Palli : evening kirtans
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 / listen to the audio (14.7 Mb, 35 min | 3 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 / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | Bengali | 3 March 2020)

"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 / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | English | 3 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 / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | Bengali | 3 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 / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 8 min | Bengali | 3 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."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | Bengali | 3 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 / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | Bengali | 3 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 / listen to the audio (5.5 Mb, 14 min | Bengali & Kirtan | 3 March 2020)

 

Sun, 21 March 2021
Niskam Bhakti
"Call out to Gurudev in your heart. It is not necessary to say anything out loud. If you come to tell this to me in front of everyone, it means you want everyone to know it. Most of the time, instead of Krishna consciousness people put on a show and pretend, but unconditional service is not the same as conditional service."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 8 March 2020 | Bengali)

 

Published previously:

Charity Begins at Home: Practise Yourself First
"We can say many things, but the main thing is to what extent can we actually manifest it in ourselves? It is easy to say these things, but it is very difficult to practise these things in our life. To what extent do we practise it ourselves?"
Download / listen to the audio (4.3 Mb, 11 min | Bengali | 4 March 2020)

Kirtan-Seva
"You must always remember how we must practise Krishna consciousness properly. It is necessary to wake up early, to come for the mangal-arati, to chant kirtans in the morning. Bhagavan Gaura Hari is always satisfied through kirtan-seva..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | Bengali | 4 March 2020)

Stay Within Service Line
"Always remember that you are all members of this Chaitanya Saraswat family. If you leave this family, you will be in danger—you can be removed from the service of the Lord. Gurudev has taken you out of maya's family and made you all members of Krishna's family. This is your great fortune."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | Bengali | 4 March 2020)

"Give Me Your Mercy"
"I know what I am saying is heavy and you may not like it. When Gurudev gives you service, that is his mercy, but instead, when Gurudev gives you service, you forget about it. When you call me, you keep telling me, 'Gurudev, please give me your mercy!' but you think that it is not necessary to do what I have told you to do."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 8 min | Bengali | 4 March 2020)

Soul-Searching and Hole-Searching
"You can examine yourself and check it yourself—you are practising Krishna consciousness, you are chanting kirtans, chanting many rounds of the Holy Name, but are you getting the result?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | Bengali | 4 March 2020)

Service Hardships
"If some obstacles or danger come when you are doing service to the Lord, this is the Lord's mercy. What is more important, the guru or his photo? What is bigger, the word of the scripture or the word of the guru?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | Bengali | 4 March 2020)

 

Mon, 22 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas, Inauguration of Seven Day Long Festival)
Keep Your Guard Up
"You have taken so much trouble coming here amidst the lockdown by the mercy of Gaura Hari, by the mercy of Gurudev. Do not waste your time. Every day when we return from the parikrama, come and listen to Hari-katha. Even when you go for the parikrama, you will hear about Vaishnavs, about the Lord, and you must take it into your heart."
Download / listen to the audio (5.3 Mb, 13 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

News from Sri Nrisingha Palli
(20-21 March 2021 | 49 photographs, 4.7 Mb)
With the festival about to begin, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj makes final arrangements before commencing the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama and gives the first large evening class in front of the fortunate assembled devotees extending an opportunity for the devotees worldwide to join the class. Sharing photographs taken during the last two days catching glimpses of the festive beehive of service activities at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nrisingha Palli.

Sri Gaura-Dham and Sri Bhaktivinod (From Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala)
"If you are is to receive the mercy of the Sri Gaura’s abode, you must first of all receive the mercy of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinod. If you desire to attain the great fortune of eternal residence in the abode of Sri Gaura, you must become a particle of dust adhering to the holy lotus feet of Sri Bhaktivinod. If you identify yourself with the body, if you have fleshy vision, then you will see the holy abode or be able to identify yourself with it."

শ্রীগৌরধাম ও শ্রীভক্তিবিনোদ (শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম মাহাত্ম্য-মুক্তা-মালা)
"শ্রীগৌরধাম দর্শন করিবার চক্ষু কিরূপে লাভ করিতে হয়, তাহাও নদীয়াপ্রকাশ ঠাকুর ভক্তিবিনোদ আমাদিগকে জানাইয়াছেন । গৌরধামের কৃপা লাভ করিতে হইলে সর্ব্বাগ্রে শ্রীল ঠাকুর ভক্তিবিনোদের কৃপা লাভ করিতে হইবে ।"

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


22 March (Mon) Sri Adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Circumambulation (Parikama) of the holy nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:
23 March (Tue)
Parikrama of
Sri Antardwip
Sri Simantadwip
Sri Rudradwip.
24 March (Wed) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip.
25 March (Thu) At the temple.
Mahadvadasi Fast.
26 March (Fri) Parikrama of
Sri Godrumdwip
Sri Madhyadwip.
27 March (Sat) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip
Sri Ritudwip
Sri Jahnudwip
Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
28 March (Sun) Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Full fast until moonrise, then a special arati and prasad-seva [anukalpa—non-grain prasad only]).
29 March (Mon) Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Breaking fast and offering special exquisite bhoga to Sri Gurupadpadma and the Lordships and distributing prasadam to all devotees, friends, and visitors.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


ADHIVAS

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA :

Chapter One: The Glories of the Dham
"The glories of Nabadwip Mandal are unlimited. Brahma and the other gods do not know them. So, who can describe them? Ananta Sesa is unable to describe them with thousands of mouths. So, how will I, a tiny soul, be able to? By the will of Sri Chaitanya, the devotees have ordered me, and so I describe the glories of Nadia by their mercy."

Chapter Two: The Nature and Dimensions of the Dham
"Nabadwip Dham shines eternally within Gauda Mandal, and is served by Ganga Devi. I do not see anyone in the world during the Age of Kali as unfortunate, pitiable, and fallen as someone who does not serve such a merciful Lord and rejects such an inconceivable abode. Therefore, brother! Give up all other desires and attachments, and devote yourself exclusively to Nabadwip Dham."

Chapter Three: Instructions for Circumambulating the Dham of the Dham
"Devotees, listen! I will now describe everything within the thirty-two miles of Nabadwip. Circumambulation is always done in this way and is a source of unlimited joy for the soul. Those who traverse the one hundred and sixty-eight miles of Sri Gauda Mandal quickly attain the wealth of divine love for Gaura."

Chapter Four: Sri Jiva Hears the Glories of the Dham
"Jiva was young and had a beautiful figure. His extreme detachment was astonishing to see. After walking for many days, always filled with divine love, Jiva arrived in Nabadwip. He came to Barakona Ghat and asked everyone, 'Where is Nityananda Prabhu? Please show me.'"


Knock, Knock! (Ahvana Poem)
"Who is your friend? Your friend has come to your house as a beggar and prays to you, 'Please chant the Name of Krishna! Come with us!' Just like a beggar he comes to you, but you cannot recognise him."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 28 February 2012)

"I am touching your feet—please come!"
"Gurudev says, 'I am folding my hands, I am touching your feet—please come at Gaura Purnima!' How many more times will you come to this world? Those who do this Nabadwip Dham parikrama with devotees do no have to wander any longer in these three worlds."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 February 2012)

Prime Festival
"Gurudev wrote a very nice poem, you can read it and see how strongly he is writing about Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrima. And Gurudev told me to go door to door, come inside each door and please pull them to come and join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 2 March 2020)

"I Will Always Be With You"
"I see how much energy you get despite all austerities and difficulties, and I feel very happy—it is on the strength of your energy, on the strength of your love and affection that we are going to start our Nabadwip Dham parikrama from tomorrow."
Download / listen to the audio (7 Mb, 20 min | Bengali)

Beginning of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj's speech in English during the evening class: "We feel we are very insignificant but very fortunate at the same time to be among you all, fortunate souls who are participating in this festival, who are present here on this historic day and at the festival celebrating the campaign of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates."
Download / listen to the audio (4.6 Mb, 13 min | 16 March 2019)

Parikrama Is Not Sightseeing
"We have come here to serve the Lord, we have not come to see the Lord or the Lord's things—when such mentality comes to you, then it will be the parikrama of the holy abode, then it will be the darshan of the holy abode. The very dust there is not ordinary dust..."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | Bengali)

There Is No Shame In Service
"All happiness and sadness comes and goes like cold and heat. Actually, happiness and sadness is not our line. Gopis ran behind Krishna having left all their shame, fear, everything—then what should we be ashamed of? What should we be afraid of? We must not be cowed down."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | Bengali)

Abode of High Thinking
"We have got this place by the mercy of Nrisinghadev, and we take it as our debt, so even if we sleep here on the bare ground, it is still our fortune. This is what we have come for. Gurudev has given us this place, always remember this."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | Bengali)

Photographs of this day in 2020:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
(4 March 2020 | 39 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
Photographs taken during the main programmes one the eve of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nrisingha Palli, in the shelter of and under the guidance of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, as well as many venerable senior Vaishnavs and loving devotees.

Photographs of this day in 2019:

Sri 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 qualities.

 

Tue, 23 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Day One, Sri Antardwip, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Rudradwip)
Clear Vision
"One does not become a disciple just by taking initiation. Proper disciples will always live and serve following the guidance of their Guru. 'Leave all religions and surrender to Me.' This is what Srimad Bhagavad-gita teaches, but how many people actually follow this?"
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 10 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

At Sri Sridhar Angan (From Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-mukta-mala)
"Why did Sriman Nityananda Prabhu say that Sridhar Pandit was a great recipient of Mahaprabhu's mercy? You must know who Sridhar Pandit was, and you must always remember and keep his mood in your heart."

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day One
(23 March 2021 | 126 photographs, 13.3 Mb)
Photographs from the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the devotees through Sri Antardwip, Sri Simantadwip and Sri Rudradwip visiting Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan, Puspa-samadhi mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, Sri Yogapith, Srivas Angan, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Sri Gadadhar Pandit Bhavan, Akar Math Sri Chaitanya Math, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Chand Kazi's Samadhi, Sri Jagannath Mandir, Sridhar Angan, and Sri Rudradwip Gaudiya Math.

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Adhivas
(22 March 2021 | 36 photographs, 3.7 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj presides over the grand inauguration day of the seven-day long festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama with many, many hundreds of fortunate auspicious devotees in attendance. Sharing glimpses from this auspicious day for the nourishment of all devotees worldwide.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


22 March (Mon) Sri Adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Circumambulation (Parikama) of the holy nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:
23 March (Tue)
Parikrama of
Sri Antardwip
Sri Simantadwip
Sri Rudradwip.
24 March (Wed) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip.
25 March (Thu) At the temple.
Mahadvadasi Fast.
26 March (Fri) Parikrama of
Sri Godrumdwip
Sri Madhyadwip.
27 March (Sat) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip
Sri Ritudwip
Sri Jahnudwip
Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
28 March (Sun) Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Full fast until moonrise, then a special arati and prasad-seva [anukalpa—non-grain prasad only]).
29 March (Mon) Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Breaking fast and offering special exquisite bhoga to Sri Gurupadpadma and the Lordships and distributing prasadam to all devotees, friends, and visitors.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY ONE

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."

Chapter Six: Visiting Sri Ganga Nagar, Sri Prthu Kunda, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Visram Sthan, and Other Places
"The next day in the morning, Nityananda Prabhu left the Temple with Srivas and Sri Jiva. Ramadas and other devotees accompanied them, and they chanted the Name of Gaura as they walked."


Photographs of this day in 2020:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two
(6 March 2020 | 60 photographs, 6.3 Mb)
Photographs of the second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to Sri Antardwip and Simantadwip: Sri Chaitanya Math, Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan, Puspa-samadhi mandir of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, Sri Madhai Ghat, Sri Yogapith, Srivas Angan, Sri Advaita Bhavan, Sri Gadadhar Pandit Bhavan, Sri Chaitanya Math, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad's Samadhi Mandir, Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj's Samadhi, Sri Kazi Samadhi,Sri Jagannath Mandir, and Sridhar Angan.

Photographs of this day in 2019:

Sri 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, Simantadwip.

 


 

At Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan
"You all know what place we have come to. This is Sri Nandan Acharya Bhavan, it is a very important place. What happened at this place? Who revealed this temple here? Try to remember this sambandha-jnana (knowledge of relation)."
Download / listen to the audio (6.8 Mb, 19 min | Class & Kirtan)

At Sri Madhai Ghat
"Continuing our parikrama, we have now come to Madhai ghat. We have never come to this place before, but because we crossed the Ganges earlier today we are able to come here. The Ganga used to flow here—if you go a little further, there will be Barokona ghat and then Yogapith."
Download / listen to the audio (5.7 Mb, 16 min | mostly Bengali & Kirtan)

At Sri Yogapith
"By the mercy of Srila Gurudev, we have come here to Sri Yogapith. This is the birthplace of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. This place is in Antardwip. The whole of Nabadwip is an eight petal lotus flower—there are eight islands situated on outside as petals and Antardwip is in the middle of the lotus as its core."
Download / listen to the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | Bengali)

At Srivas Angan
"Some of you are thinking, 'Oh, all temples are now closed because we have come late,' but this is not so—when we come, we come to pay our obeisance, and the Lord can understand, the Lord can see that we have come to pay obeisance at His feet..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 9 min | Bengali)

At Sri Chaitanya Math
"Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur brought this spotless moon, Srila Prabhupad, to this world, and to this day, Prabhupad's disciples and the disciples of his disciples are preaching about the Lord all over the world, they go begging door to door to rescue fallen souls like us."
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 14 min | Bengali & kirtan)

Kirtan at Sri Jagannath Mandir (Mayapur)
His Divine Grace chants 'He deva bhavantam vande' and kirtan during the arati of Lord Jagannath, Baladev, and Subhadra at Sri Dham Mayapur.
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | Kirtan)

 

Thu, 25 March 2021 (Annual Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Festival Continues; Mahadvadasi Fast)
Exclusive Current
"All those associates who participate in Krishna's pastimes in Dvapar-yuga, come together with Mahaprabhu to this world in this Kali-yuga. Mahaprabhu searched, 'Where are My own?' Mahaprabhu rescued Srila Rupa Goswami and Srila Sanatan Goswami and took them to Vrindavan to preach about the Lord, yet they preached about Mahaprabhu."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Mahadvadasi
(25 March 2021 | 24 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
Photographs taken during the third day of the annual festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj arranges a day of rest for the devotees before the last two days of the parikrama of Sri Nabadwip Dham. The day passes peacefully as devotees observe mahadvadasi, hear Hari-katha, engage in various services and prepare for a long parikrama tomorrow.

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Ekadashi. Trisprisha Mahadvadashi. Fast. Disappearance of Sripad Madhavendra Puri.

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. We must always remember disappearance and appearance days of all Vaishnavs. If we can remember such personalities, such great souls, it will bring a great benefit to our spiritual life."

"We should always check the calendar, and when we see some dates mentioned there, even if we do not know anything about the Vaishnav or events mentioned there, we can at least give 'jay' to them—that also brings some good sukriti, some purification to us. Seeing the calendar and taking devotees' names early in the morning, from the beginning of the day, is very good for all devotees."


 

In honour of Srila Madhavendra Puripad:

Sri Madhavendra Puripad
"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 devotion..."
Download / listen to the audio (4 Mb, 11 min | 2 March 2015)

Loving 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 / listen to 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..."

 

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?"

 


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"
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy"
"No Other Shelter"
"Mahadvadasi"
"Ekadasi and liberation"
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices"
"Yogini Ekadasi"
"Ekadasi: Historical Background"
"Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service"
Ekadasi Struggle?

 

Wed, 24 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama Day Two, Sri Koladwip)
Cries of a Fallen Child
"You can recognise a Vaishnav by his quality. The higher a Vaishnav is, the more humility they have. They are always humble, they always stay in the background. We say, 'I am your fallen servant,' but this should not be just written—our behaviour should be like that."
Download / listen to the audio (3.8 Mb, 15 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Two
(24 March 2021 | 72 photographs, 6.4 Mb)
Photographs from the second day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the devotees through the northern part of Sri Koladwip visiting Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Buroraj Siva, Sri Prauddha Maya, Sri Vishnupriya Devi's house, and the samadhi-mandir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. The parikrama finishes early allowing all devotees get a good rest.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY TWO

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA :

Chapter Eleven: Sri Sri Koladwip, Sri Samudragad, Sri Champa Hatta
"Who can describe the glories of this place? It is not a holy place that is now simply a dry river. All souls who give up their life in the water, on the earth, or in the air here attain Sri Goloka Vrindavan."


Photographs of this day in 2020:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Three
(7 March 2020 | 47 photographs, 4.6 Mb)
Photographs of the third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. Despite some unpleasant rain in the morning, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj firmly leads Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama encouraging devotees to brave the austerity and not to lose focus. On this day, the parikrama party visits Sri Koladwip: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Buroraj Siva, Sri Prauddha Maya, Sri Vishnupriya Devi's house, and the samadhi-mandir of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. The day culminates with some auspicious news for all the devotees worldwide.

Photographs of this day in 2019:

Sri 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.

 


 

 

Fri, 26 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Three)
Mahaprabhu's Teachings
"Is your mind sitting here now or is it sitting at home or in some other bad place? If you cannot control your senses, then how is it that you have become a Vaishnav? We have all come here to become servants of Vaishnavs, not Vaishnavs. You must remember this."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Three
(26 March 2021 | 71 photographs, 6.4 Mb)
Photographs from the third day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the devotees through the northern part of Sri Koladwip visiting Sri Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math, Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, Sri Svananda-sukhada-kunja (bhajan kutir of Srila Bhakivinod Thakur), Sri Harihar Ksetra.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


22 March (Mon) Sri Adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Circumambulation (Parikama) of the holy nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:
23 March (Tue)
Parikrama of
Sri Antardwip
Sri Simantadwip
Sri Rudradwip.
24 March (Wed) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip.
25 March (Thu) At the temple.
Mahadvadasi Fast.
26 March (Fri) Parikrama of
Sri Godrumdwip
Sri Madhyadwip.
27 March (Sat) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip
Sri Ritudwip
Sri Jahnudwip
Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
28 March (Sun) Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Full fast until moonrise, then a special arati and prasad-seva [anukalpa—non-grain prasad only]).
29 March (Mon) Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Breaking fast and offering special exquisite bhoga to Sri Gurupadpadma and the Lordships and distributing prasadam to all devotees, friends, and visitors.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY THREE

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 Eight: Sri Harihara Ksetra, Sri Varanasi, and Sri Godruma
"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."

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."


Photographs of this day in 2020:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day One
(5 March 2020 | 60 photographs, 6.3 Mb)
Photographs of the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to Sri Godrumdwip: Sri Subarna Bihar, Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, Sri Svananda-sukhada-kunja (bhajan kutir of Srila Bhakivinod Thakur), Sri Harihar Ksetra, and Sri Madhyadwip (Hamsavahan).

Photographs of this day in 2019:

Sri 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.

 


 

Commencing Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: jaya dhvani and kirtan
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj recites the 'jaya dhvani' and chants 'Gurudev krpa bindu diya' and 'Udila aruna' inaugurating thus the grand day-long kirtan of the first day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama.
Download / listen to the audio (2.2 Mb, 7 min | 17 March 2019)

At Sri Subarna Bihar Gaudiya Math
"Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur established this temple here. In Satya-yuga, the king of Gaura Mandal was King Subarna Sen. This king Subarna Sen had some sukriti from his previous lives, so one day he got to meet with Narad Muni..."
Download / listen to the audio (4.9 Mb, 14 min | 17 March 2019 | Incl. Kirtan)

At Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Samadhi-Mandir
"By the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of all the devotees of Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we have come with our Chaitanya Saraswat Math parikrama here, at the samadhi-mandir and bhajan-kutir of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur. This is a very important place."
Download / listen to the audio (4.8 Mb, 14 min | Includes Kirtan)

At Sri Surabhi Kunja
"Today, as every year, we have come to Surabhi Kunja. It is located in Godrumdwip. Godrum Dham is a place of kirtan, and Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur started the sankirtan movement and preaching about Sri Nabadwip Dham from this place."
Download / listen to the audio (8.1 Mb, 23 min | Bengali & Kirtan)

SONG: Bara sukhera khabara gai | বড় সুখের খবর গাই
Srila Bhakti Vedanta Avadhut Maharaj, the servitor manager of Sri Surabhi Kunja Math, chants Sri Surabhi Kunja kirtan on request of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
"I am singing about the greatest news! A marketplace of the Holy Name has opened at Surabhi Kunja, and its proprietor is Nitai! This is such great news! You can buy the pure Name at this market place at the cost of faith."
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min)

Sivji Maharaj—Param Vaishnav
"Some say, 'You are a Siva bhakta, I am a Krishna bhakta!' You must not say such things. Siva and Krishna are not different from each other, and at the same time Krishna and Siva are one. Siva is an expansion of Krishna."

 

Sat, 27 March 2021 (Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, Day Four; Sri Gaura Purnima Adhivas)
Practise What Is Preached
"You cannot cheat Gora, He knows what you are doing. It is necessary to accept Gora's practice and Gora's conception. We must follow what Gauranga Mahaprabhu says in our lives, we must learn how to practise it, otherwise you will not get anything..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.1 Mb, 8 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
(27 March 2021 | 82 photographs, 7.4 Mb)
Photographs from the fourth day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj leads the devotees through the southern part of Sri Koladwip, as well as Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, and Sri Modadrumadwip visiting 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, and Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur's appearance place.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


22 March (Mon) Sri Adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Circumambulation (Parikama) of the holy nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:
23 March (Tue)
Parikrama of
Sri Antardwip
Sri Simantadwip
Sri Rudradwip.
24 March (Wed) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip.
25 March (Thu) At the temple.
Mahadvadasi Fast.
26 March (Fri) Parikrama of
Sri Godrumdwip
Sri Madhyadwip.
27 March (Sat) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip
Sri Ritudwip
Sri Jahnudwip
Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
28 March (Sun) Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Full fast until moonrise, then a special arati and prasad-seva [anukalpa—non-grain prasad only]).
29 March (Mon) Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Breaking fast and offering special exquisite bhoga to Sri Gurupadpadma and the Lordships and distributing prasadam to all devotees, friends, and visitors.

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY FOUR

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA :

Chapter Eleven: Sri Champa Hatta
"When Laksman Sen was the king of Nadia, Jayadev Goswami was one of His subjects in Nabadwip. The wise Jayadev built a cottage on the bank of Ballal Dirghika and resided there with his wife Padmavati...."

Chapter Twelve: Sri Sri Rtudwip and Sri Radha Kunda
"At dawn, the devotees arose and called out to Sri Gaura and Nitaichand. Feeling great joy, Nityananda and the devotees then departed, leaving Champa Hatta behind..."

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."

Chapter Fourteen: Sri Modadrumadwip and Sri Rama-Lila
"Proceeding to Mamgachhi Gram, Nityananda Ray said, 'This is Modadrumadwip. Ayodhya is present here.'"

Chapter Seventeen: Sri Jiva Goswami's Questions and Srila Nityananda Prabhu's Answers
"Affectionately, Nityananda Prabhu asked, 'When will you go to Vrindavan?' Jiva answered, 'The order of the Lord is above all. When I receive Your order, I will take shelter in Vrindavan. I have one or two questions to ask You. O Lord, please answer them for the benefit of this servant.'"

Chapter Eighteen: The Removal of Sri Jiva Goswami's Doubts and His Travelling to Vrindavan
"'The Lord has given you the qualification to stay in Vrindavan. O Jiva, do not delay going to Vraja any longer!' Saying this, Nityananda Prabhu placed His feet on Jiva's head and empowered him."


Photographs of this day in 2020:

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Day Four
(8 March 2020 | 54 photographs, 5.8 Mb)
Photographs of the final, fourth, day of Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama spent in nourishing guidance His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. This day, Sri Champahatti, Sri Samudragad, Sri Vidya Nagar, the birthplace of Srila Sarvabhauma Bhatttachya, Sri Saranga Thakur's temple, and Sri Mamgacchi—the rest of Sri Koladwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Rtudwip, and Sri Modadrumdwip.

Photographs of this day in 2019:

Sri 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 place.

 


 

 

Sun, 28 March 2021 (Sri Gaura Purnima Festival; full fast until moonrise, then anukalpa)
Know Best
"Everybody should be given some particular respect, and you must give that due respect to everyone. We always sing this in the kirtan, but you must remember this—you must not only sing it with your mouth, you must follow it in your own life and behaviour."
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama: Sri Gaura Avirbhav
(28 March 2021 | 57 photographs, 4.2 Mb)
As the whole universe revels on this sublime day, fortunate devotees celebrate the grand festival of the divine appearance of Lord Gaurasundar in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, a non-different embodiment of Sri Sri Gaura Nityananda, at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Nrisingha Palli. Sharing photographic glimpses captured throughout the day for the eternal joy of the entire universe.

Two exlusive kirtans chanted at moon rise:

Sri Sri Gaurasundarer Avirbhav Vasare
"Why has the Golden Sun appear today of all days clad in saffron garb? Why has exquisitely beautiful spring poured into this otherwise void world? Why have all the trees, shrubs, and creepers swell with beauty at this astonishing news? Why do bees and birds reel in joy like this, raising waves of their music?"
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Sri Gaura Purnima kirtan
"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 / listen to the audio (11.5 Mb, 34 min)

 

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 Krishna-prema."

 

nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-chchhavim
prordhvi-krtya bhuja-dvayam hari-harity-uchchair vadantam muhuh
nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih sinchantam urvi-talam
gayantam nija-parsadaih parivrtam sri-gaura-chandram namah

"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 Gauracandra."

 

The Golden Volcano Of Divine Love
This book has been compiled from the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and found a very special place in the heart of its author to the extent that His Divine Grace remarked it was his favourite English language publication. The text presented here is the second edition of the book.
"Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu has taught us that separation is the highest principle in divinity. Just as the most intense conception of ecstasy is association with Krishna, the most intense conception of pain is separation from Krishna. Yet the pain felt from Krishna's separation is far more intense than the ecstasy felt from His association. Sriman Mahaprabhu says, 'Can't you understand the painful situation you are in? Your senses must have all been destroyed? Otherwise you would have died from the pain of separation from Krishna. It is inconceivable. We belong to Him wholesale. He is all in all to us, but we can't see Him. We are forcibly separated from Him. How can we tolerate this?'"

 

Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram
A unique compilation of Sanskrit verses that contain most Pastimes of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, written by Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram has found exceptional appreciation in the hearts of the Vaishnav community worldwide. These verses are also sung every evening (10 each day, starting from Saturday) at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and its affiliate centers.
"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 prema."

 

Far but Near
"Without his mercy we cannot be present here. Every year we think we will join this festival next year, but only Krishna knows whether we can join or not. Only by the mercy of Gurudev, by the mercy of Mahaprabhu can we be here."
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তবে বন্দোঁ শ্রীকৃষ্ণচৈতন্য মহেশ্বর, নবদ্বীপে অবতার, নাম—'বিশ্বম্ভর'
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 appearance.
Download / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 15 min)

 

Sri Gaura Purnima Programmes in 2015 (BENGALI)
Morning: (kirtans, Bengali)
Kirtans: Vandana • Samsara davanala • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari' (Tilak Krishna Prabhu) • Bhaja re bhajare amar (Rama Krishna Prabhu of Uluberia) • Thakura Vaishnava gana • Nitai guna mani • Emona durmati samsara bhitare • Gaya Gora madhur svare.
Class: The glory of Hari Nam sankirtan and rarity of this life (not to waste time) • "I pray at your feet: think about Gauranga, think about Gaurahari, and think about the festival of Gaurahari" • Magnanimity of Mahaprabhu.
Download (24 Mb, 68 min)

Evening: (kirtans, Bengai)
Kirtans: Sri Guru-parampara (Krsna haite chatur-mukha) • Sri Guru charana-padma • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai-pada-kamala • Emona durmati samsara bhitare.
Class: Surrender, not to return to maya • Glories of the assembled worldwide devotees, auspiciousness of the assembly.
Sri Gaura Purnima Kirtans: Aruna vasane sonara suraja (written by Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj • Chaudda-sata sata-sake masa ye phalguna (chanted from Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila, verses 13.89–124; the kirtan then moves to the nat mandir and continues there).
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—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


22 March (Mon) Sri Adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Circumambulation (Parikama) of the holy nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:
23 March (Tue)
Parikrama of
Sri Antardwip
Sri Simantadwip
Sri Rudradwip.
24 March (Wed) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip.
25 March (Thu) At the temple.
Mahadvadasi Fast.
26 March (Fri) Parikrama of
Sri Godrumdwip
Sri Madhyadwip.
27 March (Sat) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip
Sri Ritudwip
Sri Jahnudwip
Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
28 March (Sun) Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Full fast until moonrise, then a special arati and prasad-seva [anukalpa—non-grain prasad only]).
29 March (Mon) Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra. Breaking fast and offering special exquisite bhoga to Sri Gurupadpadma and the Lordships and distributing prasadam to all devotees, friends, and visitors.

 

Mon, 29 March 2021 (Sri Jagannath Misra Anandotsav; Final Day of Festival)
Best News
"Why will we feel happy in our heart? Hearing what will we feel happy? The Lord has come to this world to rescue everyone in it, and you too can come to Him. If you want to save yourself from the endless parikrama of this material world, you too can take shelter at the Lord's lotus feet!"
Download / listen to the audio (8.5 Mb, 21 min | 21 March 2021 | Bengali)

Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav
(29 March 2021 | 30 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
On the concluding day of the annual grand festival of Sri Gaurasundar's divine appearance, devotees remember the joyous festival arranged by Sri Jagannath Misra and Sri Sachi Devi in honour of their Son's birth. Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj spends the day with the devotees and presides at the Visva-Vaisnava-Raja Sobha in the late morning. Many devotees are starting to leave, and those who stay grasp onto the opportunity to render so many services around the temple.

 

From the archive:

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (1)
"We are very happy today because we are going to celebrate the festival of Jagannath Misra's ananda-mahotsav. Today we are also making a special festival for our best friend Sripad Yudhamanyu Prabhu Seva Vikram..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 8 min | 13 March 2017)

Jagannath Misra's Festival: Serving and Honouring Devotees (2)
"We are going to celebrate, but this celebration is not for our own happiness, it is for the happiness of the devotees, for the happiness of the Vaishnav Thakur. This is the main thing."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 13 March 2017)

 

Setting 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 / listen to the audio (6.1 Mb, 20 min | 28 March 2013)

Setting 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 / listen to the audio (5 Mb, 15 min | 28 March 2013)

Sri Vishva Vaishnava Raja-Sabha
"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 / listen to the audio (3.2 Mb, 10 min | 24 March 2016)

 

Tue, 30 March 2021
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (1)
"Actually, there is something I want to tell you all. You think you are taking care of your family, but I am also your family member—you must come here and take care of the temples. Keep connection with your Guru. I want your mercy, I want your assistance."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 28 March 2021)

Sri Gaura Purnima Festival in Veracruz
(28 March 2021 | 38 photographs, 4.2 Mb)
Sharing photographs from the service festival the devotees' community partakes in at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Branch in Veracruz, Mexico, with a great joy and enthusiasm, for the pleasure of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Nanda-nandan jiu.

Sri Gaura Purnima Celebration in São Paulo
(28 March 2021 | 8 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
Photographs from festival of Sriman Mahaprabhu's divine appearance, observed by the devotees at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Branch in São Paulo, Brazil, for the pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

 

Wed, 31 March 2021
Sri Gaura Purnima Address (2)
"You have taken initiation, and you must now take care of the devotional seed properly. When you take initiation from your Guru, you enter a relationship with him, and you must maintain that relationship; otherwise all relationship will be gone."
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 7 min | 28 March 2021)

 

 

 

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Chanting: Maha-Mantra and Bhajans
'A girl came to me yesterday and argued with me: Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math follows mostly Guru, and Iskcon follows mostly Krishna; we chant so many bhajans, and they mostly chant Hare Krishna maha-mantra. I told her...'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Accept everything favourable to pure devotion, and reject everything unfavourable to pure devotion.”

Until you have reached a particular level of realisation, you cannot understand
who is a devotee and who is not just by their external behaviour.

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