Sun, 1 February 2015: Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda
Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda
To the joy of all the devotees worldwide, the day has come when the most
merciful Lord has made His advent in the sweet and peaceful surroundings
of Sri Ekachakra Dham. Fortunate are those who celebrate this day with
joy, fortunate are those who come to witness this joy of the Vaishnavs.
The Nectarean Glories
of Sri Nityananda Prabhu
Compiled from lectures of His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj, accompanied by a compilation of scriptural verses,
kirtans, and Sanskrit compositions glorifying Lord Nityananda Prabhu,
the book is now available for online reading.
Sri Ekachakra Dham:
Varaha Dvadasi (Evening arati and class)
The busy day ends with a crowded arati, temple parikrama, and the lengthy
class by His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj and the assembled
Mon, 2 February 2015:
The first arati song sung three times daily at Sri Ekachakra Dham, led by
Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj:
"Glory, glory to Gurudev, Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj,
the ocean of mercy. He manifested the self-effulgent service to Guru Gaura
Nityananda in Sri Ekachakra Dham for the benefit of the whole world."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min)
Tue, 3 February 2015:
A short educational story that illustrates that there is no need to be
afraid of obstacles. Even opposing elements can be seen as favourable.
Wed, 4 February 2015:
বহু সৌভাগ্য: নিত্যানন্দ প্রভু অবতীর্ণ হইয়াছেন
"ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: ভৈমী
একাদশীর মহিমা ও শ্রীনিত্যানন্দ প্রভুর আসন্ন আবির্ভাব ।"
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Mon, 9 February 2015: Appearance of Bhagavan Srila
Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad
Radhita Pada Yugam
"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
Download / listen to the audio (3 Mb, 9 min)
Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Vani
A quote of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad that is
printed and hung on the wall at the veranda of His Divine Grace Srila
Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj: "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."
Thu, 12 February 2015:
Preaching: Ananya-Bhakti Gram(Photographs)
A few days ago His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
completed a four-day village preaching tour, carrying the banner of Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math, spreading the glories of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga
and the Holy Name, going house to house, heart to heart, to nourish and
inspire the devotees.
Sri Ekadashi Guidance
Guidelines on how to observe and honour this holy day: Ekadashi takes an
indispensible part in the life of a sincere practitioner. At Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math, Ekadashi and paran are observed with affection and without
fail according to the dates given in the Calendar.
"O worshippable Vaisnavas, I offer you this prayer. I am very fallen and
misbehaved. Destiny has immersed me in the fearsome ocean of material
existence. Please grab me by the hair and pull me to the shore."
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Sri Sivaratri Lord
Siva and Nandi on the auspicious day of Sri Sivaratri. Sri Nabadwip Dham.
Invitation:Sri Gaura Purnima (28 February-6 March 2015)
We are cordially inviting all devotees, friends, and well-wishers to join
the grand celebration of the holy appearance day of Sri Gauranga
Mahaprabhu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Sri Nabadwip Dham and the local
centres worldwide and participate in the worship, lectures, kirtans,
prasad seva, and other numerous services. Should you have any additional
enquiries please contact us at . As
His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj expressed last year, "We must
celebrate this day with the same happiness we feel when a baby is born in
Programmes (Photographs, ~8 Mb)
A few days after the village preaching, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti
Nirmal Acharya Maharaj sets on another four-day preaching trip to nourish
the devotees, invite everyone to join the oncoming Sri Nabadwip Dham
parikrama, and collect some bhog for the festival.
Your Service, By Hook or By Crook
"Maya will always try to take you away from the service, but you must
forcefully keep yourself within service—that will be good for your
"I am always with you all, and I always want to serve Gurudev's mission
together. This is my wish. I want us to run this mission together and want
the preaching to go on happily everywhere."
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From Sri Nabadwip Dham:
As gradually all the corners of the Math get filled up with pilgrims
from all over India and the number of attendees grows almost double each
day, the programs continue in a joyful and glorious manner, the loud
sounds of Hari sankirtan resounding throughout the day. Awaiting the Western
groups to start flowing in any time now, the devotees are busily engaged
in last preparations and grasp any service opportunity that comes along.
When Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj was asked how many people were expected
this year, His Divine Grace shyly chuckled and replied, "I cannot say [for
sure]," and added that 15,000 invitations were distributed across
India this year.
Fri, 27 February 2015:
The Auspiciousness of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
Recent Bengali class: His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is
speaking briefly on the beginning of the Parikrama and the proper
adjustment of life: life is for Krishna and anyone who does not help in
that direction should not be considered one's own. (The quality of the
audio improves towards the middle.)
Download / listen to the audio (6.8 Mb, 20 min)
কবে আমার প্রভুর কৃপা হবে ?
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত: "যদি
বিশ্বাস আমাদের থাকি, তাহলে আপনারা সহজে সব অনুমান কোরতে পারবেন ।"
(শ্রীনবদ্বীপধাম পরিক্রমার অধিবাসের প্রভাতকালের পাঠ)
His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is speaking in
Bengali on the morning of the Adhivas Day of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama
and leading several kirtans afterwards in the presence of the august
Download / listen to the audio (25.5 Mb, 74 min)
What we are making the Janmastami festival for? To show ourselves and our big ego?
No, we are making this festival to give much nourishment to the devotees through
Hari-katha, through Krishna-katha, by giving good things to them.