Our Disciplic Succession:
"The Sun Never Sets on Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math":
In Honour of His Holiness
Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj
বৈষ্ণবের গুণ-গান করিলে জীবের ত্রাণ
vaisnavera guna-gana karile jivera trana
"Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I
heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru."
Taken in 2012
Above and below: in Malaysia, 2005.
Sripad Parvat Maharaj dancing with Aprakrita Prabhu and Lalita Krishna Prabhu (Malaysia)
Tijuana, Mexico, 2005
Above and below: at His Holiness's 'home' ashram in Soquel, USA. Early 2010s
London, UK, in August 2014 (inauguration of the temple in Feltham, Hatton
After the disappearance of Srila Gurudev, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti
Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripad Parvat Maharaj gave full-hearted,
ardent support to Srila Gurudev's successor, Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal
His Holiness always tried to humbly keep to the background.
At Sri Surabhi-kunja Math during Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, 2018.
At Sri Vishnupriya Devi's house, during Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama, 2018.
Sripad Bhakti Chandan Parvat Maharaj left his body on 14 June 2019.
In 1997, His Holiness wrote the following Sri Vyasa Puja offering in honour
of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's holy appearance day revealing
some facts of his coming to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math:
om anjana timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
chaksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah
devam divya-tanum suchhanda-vadanam-balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam
tvam nah sandarsito dhatra
dustaram nistitir satam
kalim sattva-haram pumsam
"We think that we have met Your Goodness by the will of providence, just so
that we may accept you as captain of the ship for those who desire to cross
the difficult ocean of Kali, which deteriorates all the good qualities of a
human being." [S.B. 1.1.22]
Dearest Param Guru Maharaj,
On this auspicious day, the 102nd anniversary of your Divine Advent, I thank
my lucky stars to be celebrating it here at your Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
During this lifetime I could not come to your lotus feet directly but, by the
mercy of your servitors, I came in contact with that lofty ideal for which I
had searched all my life. That pure and subtle conception which was presented
in The Search for Sri Krishna - Reality the Beautiful was like a shining
beacon amidst the dangerous reefs of materialistic literature and the
treacherous whirlpools of the Mayavadi philosophies in which I had previously
searched for life's answers.
A few months after you had left for your eternal lila I was able to come to
your Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and take shelter at the lotus feet of your
dearmost beloved disciple, Om Visnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev
Goswami Maharaj. At that time I felt great sadness and separation from you
but, some few years later, I came to understand that that which I had found
in you was also flowing, and overflowing, in my beloved and most merciful
spiritual master, Sri Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaj.
The exalted devotees will, no doubt, sing extensively of your inexhaustible
glories and good qualities which even Anantashesh could not fully describe,
but I simply thank you for that sweet, full fruition of your mercy, my Guru
Deva, whose humility, mercy, tolerance, and full spiritual qualifications
make him the perfect Successor-Acharya of a Perfect Devotee of our Lord.
Praying for Your Servitor's eternal service,
Swami Bhakti Chandan Parvat
"Mahaprabhu went to the room where the body of Srivas Pandit's son was
kept and spoke to the boy, 'Why have you left us? Why have you left Srivas
Pandit?' The boy answered, 'My time has come... I had some connection with
Srivas Pandit, but now that connection has finished. You are calling me, so I
am going to You...'"
("My Devotee Is Always with Me")
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