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MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

MARCH 2022

 

 

Tue, 1 March 2022 (Sri Sivaratri, worship of Vaishnav Thakur Lord Siva)

"Come, Dear Mind, Come"
"One time, there started an annual festival at Sri Gaudiya Math. Many preachers of exclusive genuine religion, exemplary sannyasis and brahmacharis came to the temple from all over India..."
Download / listen to the audio (5.9 Mb, 14 min | 29 January 2021 | Bengali & Kirtan)

 


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."

 

Wed, 2 March 2022

In Search of Hidden Treasure
"You can hear all kinds of things in this world—there are so many talks, discussions, criticism going on in this world, but there is a dire scarcity of Bhagavad-katha (narrations about the Lord). There is a dire scarcity of devotees who would speak and hear this Bhagavad-katha..."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

Superficial Speculation
"Question: 'Apart from the war at Kuruksetra, when can war be justified?' Kuruksetra war happened by the will of Lord Krishna because there was a necessary of this war. Why was it necessary? What is the reason of it? We cannot judge what is necessary and what is not necessary. If something is to happen by the will of Krishna, who can stop it? It does not depend on us or anybody else."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 29 November 2020)

Russian Translation: Поверхностные размышления
«Вопрос: 'Когда война может быть оправданной, не считая войну на Курукшетре?' Война на Курукшетре произошла по воле Господа Кришны, потому что в ней была необходимость. Почему была нужна война? В чем причина этой войны? Мы не можем судить, что нужно, а что не нужно. Если что-то должно случиться по воле Кришны, кто сможет это остановить? Это не зависит от нас или от кого бы то ни было еще».


Undaunted Devotion
"When the Kuruksetra war was over, Krishna decided to test Kunti Devi. He told her, 'O pishima (aunt)! Your sons have got the kingdom, you should be happy. Now My job has finished, I must go back to Dvaraka.' What did Kunti Devi tell at that time?"
Download / listen to the audio (5.9 Mb, 17 min | 2 March 2020 | Class & Kirtan)

Trials and Tribulations (1)
"Many troubles, problems will come in our service life, in our spiritual life, but we must avoid them—we must not give so much attention to that. We must go forward, ahead; do not look behind at what has passed. We must wage war against illusory environment."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 5 min | 8 September 2018)

Backstabbing
"I am not a politician, I am a straight person. Telling one thing and doing another thing behind—I cannot do that. If your enemy is in front of you, it is OK, you know he is your enemy, you can fight; but if it is like Vibhisan, or like Mir Jafar, then it is very difficult."
Download / listen to the audio (0.9 Mb, 2 min | 22 February 2018)

 

Student: Many people are worried about nuclear war. They think it may come very soon.

Sridhar Maharaj: That is a point on a line, a line on a plane, a plane in a solid. So many times wars are coming and going; so many times the sun, the Earth, and the solar systems disappear, and again spring up. We are in the midst of such thought in eternity. This nuclear war is a tiny point; what of that? Individuals are dying at every moment; the Earth will die, the whole human section will disappear. Let it be.

We must try to live in eternity; not any particular span of time or space. We must prepare ourselves for our eternal benefit, not for any temporary remedy. The sun, the moon, and all the planets appear and vanish: they die, and then again, they are created. Within such an eternity we have to live. Religion covers that aspect of our existence. We are told to view things from this standpoint: not only this body, but the human race, the animals, the trees, the entire Earth, and even the sun, will all vanish, and again spring up. Creation, dissolution, creation, dissolution—it will continue forever in the domain of misconception. At the same time, there is another world which is eternal; we are requested to enter there, to make our home in that plane which neither enters into the jaws of death, nor suffers any change.

In the Bhagavad-gita (8.16) it is stated:

abrahma-bhuvanal lokah
punar avartino 'rjuna
mam upetya tu kaunteya
punar janma na vidyate

"Even Lord Brahma, the creator himself, has to die. Up to Brahmaloka, the highest planet in the material world, the whole material energy undergoes such changes."

But if we can cross the area of misunderstanding and enter the area of proper understanding, then there is no creation or dissolution. That is eternal, and we are children of that soil. Our bodies and minds are children of this soil which comes and goes, which is created and then dies. We have to get out of this world of death.

(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Search for Sri Krishna)

 

Thu, 3 March 2022

Know Your Own Identity First
"We must first know who we are—we must first understand our own identity. That which is 'I' is not this body. Identifying yourself with the body is ignorance. You must forget it. What is our mistake? Our mistake is that we have forgotten that we are eternal servants of Krishna."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 


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."

 

Fri, 4 March 2022

Sambandha Jnana: Launching Pad
"Remember these things. You must learn it by heart: 'I am a soul, and my identity is that I am an eternal servant of Krishna.' We have forgotten that we are eternal servants of the Lord. Eradicate ignorance and attachment from yourself."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dvitiya. Appearance of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj (a prominent disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad, a sannyas disciple of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj as well as a close associate and dear friend of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj; a Guardian Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).

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."


 

 

Sat, 5 March 2022

Utter Desperation
"We must cry and tell Vaishnav Thakur about our unhappiness, about our austerities. Do not come as beggars for food, but come as beggars for spiritual life—come begging to hear about the Lord and sadhu, Guru, Vaishnavs."
Download / listen to the audio (6.7 Mb, 16 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

Sun, 6 March 2022

Path to Qualification
"Both is not right—if you do not become a Vaishnav is a problem, and if you think you have become a Vaishnav is also a problem. You must become a servant of Vaishnavs, a servant of your Guru..."
Download / listen to the audio (3.9 Mb, 10 min | 31 January 2021 | 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."


 

 

Mon, 7 March 2022

Sincere Devotion
"Guru applies the salve of divine knowledge to remove the darkness of ignorance from my eyes. If somebody understands the meaning of this sloka, their mind can never go in any other direction. It is necessary to have sincere devotion to Sri Gurupadpadma."
Download / listen to the audio (4.5 Mb, 11 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Sriyukta Tarangini Devi (holy mother of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-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."


 

 

Tue, 8 March 2022

Highest and Rarest
"The devotion of the Vraja gopis is uncomparable—it is impossible to even utter anything about it. If Gauranga had not come, who would have known about it? Gauranga Mahaprabhu came to this world having taken Sri Radha's heart and halo; He is the one who revealed the glory of Radharani in this world."
Download / listen to the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 9 March 2022

Rivet Yourself to Sadhu-Sanga
"Be humble, surrender yourself, and always aspire for the association of pure devotees. You can never get any result or any perfection without saintly association (sadhu-sanga). Good, saintly association is our only path, our only way."
Download / listen to the audio (3.6 Mb, 9 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 10 March 2022

Genuine Benefit
"'Benefit to others' means giving the consciousness of Krishna to the souls who forgot Krishna. There is no happiness, there is no peace! People are enjoying miseries. If they surrender to the Lord, they will not like anything in this external world any more."
Download / listen to the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 11 March 2022

Great Gift
"To distribute this Krishna-katha, Krishna Himself comes in this Kali-yuga as Gauranga Mahaprabhu. There is no other religion except for the gift of transcendental love, and there is no one else except Sri Gauranga who ever gave anything like that in this world!"
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

pujya-sri-guru-varga-vandita-mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurvaparya-parampara-prachalita-prajya-pramurtakrteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."

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

"I know you cannot come.... 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."

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

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

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

 

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

Download or read Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya (by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur) online.

 


 

Dear Devotees, Friends, and Well-Wishers,

Please accept our humble obeisance at your holy feet.

Bowing down at your holy feet, we would like to extend to you this message of encouragement to observe Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama remembering the holy lotus feet of our Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.

Considering the calamitous circumstances we are placed in following the disappearance of our beloved Sri Gurupadpadma, we pray that everyone may find a possibility to observe this period immersed in Sri Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan, and Hari-seva, which are so extremely dear to our Sri Gurupadpadma, who continues to guide, protect and watch over us, albeit unseen to our mundane eyes.

Although there is currently no bona fide centralised outlet for service contributions in the Mission, we pray that devotees can render assistance to the festivals observed in their communities and focus eternally in their lives on contributing the core ingredient of every service endeavour—one's entire being, mind, heart and soul. In the words of His Divine Grace, "Surrender to the Lord. Have full faith. You must surrender and give everything—your shyness, shame, fear, everything; keep everything at the lotus feet of Lord Sri Krishna, Srimati Radharani, or Gurudev. Give your everything, cent per cent."

According to the wish and mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma, the Grand Festival shall take place on 12-19 March 2022. The programme and schedule of the Festival is the following (as established by Sri Gurupadpadma in our Vaishnav Calendar):

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

Parikama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:

13 March (Sun) Parikrama of Sri Antardwip, Sri Simantadwip.
14 March (Mon) Sri Amalaki Ekadasi (fast). Parikrama of Sri Simantadwip (second part) and Sri Rudradwip.
15 March (Tue) Parikrama of Sri Koladwip.
16 March (Wed) Parikrama of Sri Godrumadwip and Sri Madhyadwip.
17 March (Thu) Parikrama of Sri Koladwip (second part), Sri Ritudwip, Sri Jahnudwip, Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
18 March (Fri) 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).
19 March (Sat) 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.

Taking your feet dust on our heads, we humbly pray that this supremely worshippable week in honour of the holy advent of Sri Gaurasundar, celebrated with much joy and grandeur by the fortunate souls throughout the entire manifest creation, may pass auspiciously in every house and heart.

Your aspiring servants,
on behalf of SCSMathInternational.com

Email address for enquiries: info.at.scsmathinternational.com

 


Satisfying the Lord
"Bali Maharaj asked Vamanadev, 'O brahman, what do you want? Tell me, and I can give You anything you wish.' Vamanadev replied, 'I do not want much. I know you have everything, but I want only something small.'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min | 30 August 2020)

 

Sat, 12 March 2022

Enter the Land of Faith
"Leave material talks. We try to practise sadhu-sanga, and when, in this good association, we develop a proper mood, we will have to enter the land of faith: when you practise, you must have faith."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

Do Not Be Disheartened
"Those who cannot bodily join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama this year, can make this parikrama from their house. Do not be disheartened. If you have a great desire and a great fortune, you will be able to join Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama next year."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 7 February 2021)

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


ADHIVAS

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA :

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

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 2021:

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.

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.

 

Sun, 13 March 2022

Unchaste Faith
"These are Mahaprabhu's teachings. It is necessary to study His Siksastakam. 'I want to have causeless devotion to You, Lord, birth after birth. Even I am born as a insect, may I be Your devotee.'"
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 5 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY ONE

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA :

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

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 2021:

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.

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)

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."

 

Mon, 14 March 2022 (Sri Amalaki Ekadasi)

A Test of Faith
"You say, 'I cannot do it,' but Gurudev thought you were fit to do it, then he told you to do it, then you do the service, try your best. It is necessary to leave everything to Krishna. This is what faith is, that is what surrender is."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 31 January 2021 | Bengali)

Kirtans and Gaura Arati
 E-ghora samsare  Ke yabi ke yabi re bhai  Hare Krishna maha-mantra  Sri Gaura Arati.
Download/listen to the audio (12.5 Mb, 30 min | 31 January 2021 | Kirtan)

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


12 March (Sat) Sri Adhivas (eve) of the Grand Festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
Circumambulation (Parikama) of the holy nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham:
13 March (Sun)
Parikrama of
Sri Antardwip
Sri Simantadwip.
14 March (Mon) Sri Amalaki Ekadasi. Parikrama of
Sri Simantadwip
Sri Rudradwip.
15 March (Tue) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip.
16 March (Wed) Parikrama of
Sri Godrumdwip
Sri Madhyadwip.
17 March (Thu) Parikrama of
Sri Koladwip
Sri Ritudwip
Sri Jahnudwip
Sri Modadrumadwip.
Main Celebration:
18 March (Fri) Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (Full fast until moonrise, then a special arati and prasad-seva [anukalpa—non-grain prasad only]).
18 March (Sat) 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 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?

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY TWO

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

SRI NABADWIP DHAM MAHATMYA :

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."

Chapter Fifteen: Sri Vaikunthapur, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Pulina
"Arriving in Sri Vaikunthapur, Nityananda Prabhu smiled gently and spoke to Sri Jiva. 'Please listen carefully. Here, on one side of the eight-petalled lotus of Nabadwip, is Vaikunthapur.'"

 

Tue, 15 March 2022

Futile Efforts
"If you chant the Holy Name but this material mentality does not go away, then it means you are not chanting the Holy Name. You will have to leave everything and go away. Why can you not understand this?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

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)

 


Today in the calendar: Gaura Dvadasi. 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 NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY THREE

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 2021:

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.

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.

 


 

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 

Wed, 16 March 2022

Immerse Yourself In Kirtan
"If you practise spiritual life and become tired, start slacking, 'I cannot do it any more!', it means your mind is sick. Our mind is always swayed in different directions. However, if you want to keep your mind steady and peaceful and direct it towards the Lord, you must loudly chant the Holy Name."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY FOUR

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 2021:

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.

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."

 


 

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 

Thu, 17 March 2022 (Sri Gaura Avirbhav's Adhivas)

Serve with Care
"You come to the temple, you come to take initiation, you come to offer obeisance to the Lord, and the Lord knows everything very well—He knows what you have on your mind and with what purpose you do all that. He can see everything..."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 

—{ SRI NABADWIP DHAM PARIKRAMA }—


DAY FIVE

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 2021:

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.

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.

 


 

DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English) [PDF file, 73 MB]

A very special holy scripture presented to this world by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj to nourish all jiva souls and bring eternal memory of Sri Nabadwip Dham to our hearts. Realising his long-standing desire, His Divine Grace has left for us this invaluable resplendent scripture containing all Hari-katha and Hari-kirtan that fill the entire land of Nadia during this special time of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.

 

Fri, 18 March 2022 (Appearance of Magnanimous Lord Sri Gaurasundar; full fast until moonrise, then anukalpa)

Travel Light
"No matter what pain, what austerity, hardship, what danger comes, no matter what difficulty comes, no matter what obstacles come, I will take everything on my head—I will never recoil. It is necessary to surrender to Sri Guru and Vaishnavs with this kind of mood."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

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?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.7 Mb, 7 min)

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."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 4 min)

 

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, Bengali)
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).
Download (30 Mb, 88 min)

 

Sat, 19 March 2022 (Sri Jagannath Misra's Anandotsav)

My Nearest and Dearest
"Whatever happens happens by the wish of the Lord, and whatever happens is for the better. There is no time to think about all this. Do not waste your time. We must always live amidst spiritual life, amidst the worship of the Lord, amidst chanting the glory of the Lord and our Gurudev."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

Sincerity and Chastity
[An extensive discourse of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, spoken on 13 March 2007]
"We will follow what our Guru Maharaj follows. We do not want to know who is good, who is bad, who is better, who is worse. It is not necessary to criticise others. We will only be chaste to our Guru Maharaj, and we will follow our Guru Maharaj's conception. This is the best."

 

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)

 

Sun, 20 March 2022

Thrive Spiritually
"How many days will you be here in this world? One day you will leave. Take shelter of a bona fide Guru and practise Krishna consciousness without any slacking, without any reluctance—always chant the Holy Name tirelessly, always serve the Lord tirelessly."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 

Mon, 21 March 2022

Greatest Hindrances
"No matter how much service I do, no matter how much I chant the Holy Name, if I at the same time commit offences to the Holy Name, then all result of that service will be distorted. You must always remember this."
Download / listen to the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 

Tue, 22 March 2022

No Place for Whimsies
"Should we be offering flowers to Gurudev's photo or should we be following what Gurudev says? You must become determined in your life and serve the Lord unswervingly, in one way or another: I have to serve the Lord, and I must cross the ocean of material existence."
Download / listen to the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 

Wed, 23 March 2022 (Anniversary Festival at Sri Hapaniya Dham Temple)

Staunch Stance
"You learn this and other things by heart, but it is not so easy to follow this in your life. You must first establish this in your own life. First learn to be like this yourself, then you can give advice to others."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Panchami. Festival at the appearance place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sripat Hapaniya: grand appearance of the Holy Deities of Sripat Hapaniya, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj (an acharya of Sri Gaudiya Math). Pancham Dol.

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."

"Wake up, look into the calendar and give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs. Always pay obeisance to your Guru and Vaishnavs when you wake up in the morning, always give them 'jay'. Always keep faith and show respect to them. Always see the calendar—whose appearance day it is, whose disappearance day it is. Even if you cannot make a festival, at least you can give them 'jay', it will bring you benefit. When you give 'jay' to your Guru and Vaishnavs, it brings you sukriti. For example, today is the disappearance day of a Vaishnav—give 'jay' to him, remember him. We must always remember the words of Vaishnavs. If I remember the words of Vaishnavs, I get some benefit, some deposit through that."

 


 

In honour of Sripat Hapaniya Dham:

 


Sri-gaura-mandala majhe | শ্রীগুর্ব্বাবির্ভাব প্রশস্তি
"In Sri Gaura Mandal, there is a village called Hapaniya where my Lord, an abode of all good qualities, appeared. It stands on the bank of the Ganga, who is very merciful to the fallen souls; renowned in the whole world, this abode is a holy repository of knowledge and jewels of logic."

Sripat Hapaniya Dham: Highest Place
"Today is the pancham dol and it also the appearance day of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu. This is a highest place and we must give respect to this place, Sripat Hapaniya Dham."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 10 min | 17 March 2017)

Sripat Hapaniya Dham
"We come here to pay obeisance to Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj because he is not an ordinary person. We come and pray to his family, we pay obeisance to them and beg them for mercy. That is why we come here."
Download / listen to the audio (6.4 Mb, 19 min | 28 March 2016)

A Day at Hapaniya [From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today we have very happily come to Sripat Hapaniya Dham. Our destination is Goloka, even if we may not know where Goloka is. However, we must know that the abode of Goloka has personally become manifest in this world as the abode of the Divine Master, the residence of the devotees and the Temple where the Deities are worshipped."

Sripat Hapaniya Dham: parikrama kirtan
Recording of the kirtan during the parikrama of Sripat Hapaniya Dham Temple, led by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
Download / listen to the audio (4.7 Mb, 14 min | 6 March 2018)

Sripat Hapaniya Dham: kirtans
• Sri guru charana • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya koro • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara • Nitai pada kamala • Emona Durmati • Gopinath (song 1) • Jaya Guru Maharaj • Sujanarvuda-radhita • Sri Gaura Mandala majhe • Jaya Radha Madhava.
Download / listen to the audio (20.2 Mb, 59 min | 6 March 2018)

 


 

Sri Hapaniya Dham
(10 March 2015 | 3 Mb)
Headed by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj and the august Vaishnavs, devotees visit Sri Hapaniya Dham on the holy installation day of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath Jiu.

 

Sri Dham Nabadwip and Hapaniya: Last Festival
(24-28 March 2016 | 34 photographs, 3.1 Mb)
Sri Gaura Purnima festival has finished and the devotees, overflowing with gratitude and appreciation for the festival, return to their homes and householder practice taking the lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in their hearts. Today is Sri Panchami Dol and the Deity installation at Sri Hapaniya Dham, the worshippable birthplace of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. His Divine Grace takes the devotees to Sri Hapaniya Dham to participate in the festival and we are sharing some photographs taken earlier during Sri Jagannath Mishra anadotsav and today at Sri Hapaniya Dham.

Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(17 March 2017 | 40 photographs, 2.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj is taking devotees to Sripat Hapaniya Dham, the holy birthplace of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, to honour the installation anniversary day of Sri Sri Guru Radha Gopinath Deities.

Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(26 photographs, 1.5 Mb | 6 March 2018)
Sharing photographs from the annual festival in honour of the installation anniversary of Sripat Hapaniya Dham Deities, Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinath.

 

Festival at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(25 March 2019 | 47 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
The final day of the grand annual festival at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math concludes at Sripat Hapaniya Dham, the birthplace of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes devotees to Sripat Hapaniya Dham to honour the installation day of the presiding Deities at the temple.

Annual Maha-Mahotsav at Sripat Hapaniya Dham
(14 March 2020 | 44 photographs, 4 Mb)
Supremely fortunate devotees come to Sripat Hapaniya Dham, the holy birth place of Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, and observe the annual vigraha-pratistha festival in the shelter of the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj and other senior Vaishnavs.

Festival at Sri Hapaniya Dham
(2 April 2021 | 20 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Sripat Hapaniya Dham together with his associates to attend the annual festival commemorating the Deities' Installation at the supremely holy appearance place of Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Due to the pandemic situation, the festival manifests in a quieter and a little more reserved form without the overwhelming crowds usual for this festival.

 

Thu, 24 March 2022

Be Firm
"If your heart becomes perverted, the words of Sri Rupa Raghunath will not enter your ears. We are attached to the material world, we are covered by the illusory environment; that is why all these talks do not and will not enter our ears."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 

Fri, 25 March 2022 (Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit)

Clean Your Mind
"The Lord can understand very well why you come to Him, with what intention you come to Him. You cannot cheat Him. You can cheat everyone, but you can never cheat Guru, Vaishnavs, and the Lord. All your tricks, cheating, lying, etc. will be exposed."
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 27 January 2020 | Bengali)

 


[PDF, 75 Mb]

Shortly before our beloved Gurudev, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, chose to withdraw from our unfortunate eyes, he had given us an order to prepare the translation of the holy book Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala that was originally compiled and published in Bengali in 2020.

In the words of Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj himself:

'You should always remember Sri Nabadwip Dham parikrama. We have printed a very good book, Sri Nabadwip-Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala, but it is not translated into English yet. It is written in a very simple language and contains all the lectures that I myself and all the sannyasis give during the parikrama time about the glories of Sri Nabadwip Dham. When I was proofreading it and when Bengali devotees now read it, we read this book and think, "We are in Nabadwip Dham parikrama!" Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur's Sri Nabadwip-Dham-Mahatmya is a good book, but it is written as a poem and very hard to understand. Devotees always like easy books; they always want to read what they can understand. Even I am still not so interested in reading Sri Nabadwip-Dham-Mahatmya, but the new book Sri Nabadwip-Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala is written in prose, and it is a very great book'.


DOWNLOAD: Sri Nabadwip Dham Mahatmya-Mukta-Mala (English)
INFO: PDF file, 75 MB


The file has been updated:
- added bookmarks / table of contents to the PDF file
- corrected typographical errors

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Ashtami. Appearance of Srila Srivas Pandit.

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 Srivas Pandit:

Srivas Pandit's Devotion
"Srivas Pandit: 'You can get a son, a daughter, a father, a mother in every birth, but you will not get the Lord in every birth Lord. This life is very important, you can get the Lord in this life, then why should I misuse it? Why should I not use this opportunity?'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 19 July 2013)

Malini Devi and Vishvarup
"The name Srivas Pandit's wife is Malini Devi. You know, one time Malini chastised Srivas Pandit. Once, Vishvarup Prabhu, Nimai's elder brother, came to their house to ask Srivas Pandit for help..."
Download / listen to the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 29 July 2012)

Why Can We Not Get It?
"At Srivas Pandit's house there was a maidservant Duhkhi—she got Mahaprabhu's mercy. There was a Muslim tailor near Srivas Pandit's house—he too got Mahaprabhu's mercy. A great sinner Chand Kazi broke a mridanga, but even he got Mahaprabhu's mercy. Why can we not get it?"
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 4 min | 20 May 2017 | Bengali)

 

Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:

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

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

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

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

 

Sat, 26 March 2022

শ্রীগৌড়ীয়-পর্ব্ব-তালিকা (১৪২৮–১৪২৯) [Bengali]
SRI VAISHNAVA CALENDAR FOR 2022-2023 [English]
The calendar of auspicious days, festivals and fasting celebrated and observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math for the following year (Sri Gaurabda 537, or 2022-2023) is now available online.
His Divine Grace instructs: "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."

List of Fasting Days for 2022-2023 | শ্রীহরিবাসর-ব্রত-তালিকা
A print-friendly PDF file in English and Bengali containing the list of the fasting days for 2022-2023 as observed at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

Vaishnav iCalendar (Updated for 2022) (For iPhones, iPads, Mac OS)
Vaishnava iCalendar is prepared and now available for download and upload on Apple mobile devices (iPads, iPods, iPhones, MacBooks, etc.). On computers: download and launch. On mobile devices: upload by clicking on the link above, through iTunes synchronisation or email.

Google Vaishnav Calendar (Updated for 2022) (Google account, Android-based devices)
-Follow the link above
-Click on a "plus" sign at the bottom of the page to add it to your Google Calendar page
-If you are not logged in your Google account, enter your login information
-The calendar will appear in your Google Calendar under "Other calendars"
-Final step, on your phone: synchronise your google account calendar in the settings of your phone. Restart your phone if the Calendar events do not appear immediately.

Note: the calendar has notifications set for the major dates, but you need to see the calendar settings in your phone to make sure you get these notifications. You can also receive notification by email, see the settings in your online Google calendar.

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Navami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vigraha Bhiksu 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."


 

 

Sun, 27 March 2022

Mahaprabhu's Line
"Mahaprabhu is the example for us: the example of how we will practise spiritual life. Seeing His life and His teaching, we must understand clearly how we must practise spiritual life. Many obstacle will come: Maya is always ready to create obstacle and problems on our way towards spiritual life."
Download / listen to the audio (4.9 Mb, 12 min | 24 October 2018)

 

Mon, 28 March 2022 (Sri Papa Vimochani Ekadasi)

Preaching Current
"You can see these examples and understand that there are always some problems. You can see our guru-varga also. When Bhagavan Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur starting to preach the highest conception of Mahaprabhu, or when Bhaktivinod Thakur discovered Mahaprabhu's birthplace, so many problems came."
Download / listen to the audio (3.3 Mb, 8 min | 24 October 2018)

 


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?

 

"You do not need to know the meaning of each ekadasi tithi because if you know it, you will want to get this result, that result, etc."

(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)

 

Tue, 29 March 2022

Take Care of This Line
"I have told you some of the history of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. I am very unqualified, but Gurudev told me to take care of you all and to give what he has told me. I am paying my humble obeisance to all the devotees and requesting you to please take care of what Gurudev has told, take care of his words. This is my hope and my everything."
Download / listen to the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 24 October 2018)

 


Today in the calendar: Krishna Dvadashi. Papa Vimochani Ekadashi. Fast. Festival in honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Varaha Nagar. Disappearance of Srila Govinda Ghosh Thakur. Disappearance of Sripad Satyendrachandra Bhattacharya Mahoday.

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."


 

 

Wed, 30 March 2022

Practise Devotion
"We eat every day, we go to the bathroom every day, and you must serve the Lord in the same way—you must offer bhog every day, we must chant kirtan, worship the Lord, etc. You must practise in your own life. You do not become a disciple just by taking initiation."
Download / listen to the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 24 October 2018 | Bengali)

 

Thu, 31 March 2022

Land of Religions
"One can ask, 'Why is there so much devotion to God in your country? In our country, there is only christianity, but when I was in West Bengal, I saw that some people worship Kali, some Durga, some Ganesh, some Loknath, some Harichand Thakur. Why is it so?'"
Download / listen to the audio (1.7 Mb, 4 min | 24 October 2018 | Bengali)

 

 

 

 

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Rupa Goswami: Meeting Mahaprabhu
'Due to the great crowds in Prayaga, Mahaprabhu went to a place called Dasasvamedha ghat. It was there that the Lord instructed Sri Rupa Goswami and empowered him in the philosophy of devotional service.'

 

Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“The soul is a spiritual spark, and Krishna is the spiritual sun. Seeing eternal Krishna, the soul adores Him.”

If you get good association, if practise Krishna consciousness under the guidance of a great Vaishnav, a bona fide Guru, then you will get relief from this suffering.

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