MONTHLY ARCHIVE OF UPDATES

JANUARY 2019

 

Tue, 1 January 2019: (Saphala Ekadashi)
Visiting Kadigachha Temple (1 January 2019 | 6 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the temple in Kadigachha and supervises the rapid progress of the finishing construction of Lord Siva's temple.

 

Glimpse of Sri Ekachakra Dham
(1 January 2019 | 11 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Sharing photographs taken this afternoon around the serene surroundings of the temple of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu at Sri Ekachakra Dham.

 

Guidance, Issue #17 (EPUB file, 0.9 Mb)
An ePub file for offline reading on mobile phones and tablets containing the lectures of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj published here from October to December 2018. We pray this serves as a source of guidance, nourishment, and life to all the devotees and well-wishers worldwide.

All the previous Guidance issues, containing over a thousand lectures spoken by His Divine Grace, are available for download from the Library section of the website:

Issue #01, 2014 (ePub file, 1 Mb)
Issue #02, 2015/1 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #03, 2015/2 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #04, 2015/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #05, 2015/4 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #06, 2016/1 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb)
Issue #07, 2016/2 (ePub file, 0.6 Mb)
Issue #08, 2016/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #09, 2016/4 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb)
Issue #10, 2017/1 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb)
Issue #11, 2017/2 (ePub file, 0.7 Mb)
Issue #12, 2017/3 (ePub file, 0.8 Mb)
Issue #13, 2017/4 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #14, 2018/1 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #15, 2018/2 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Issue #16, 2018/3 (ePub file, 0.9 Mb)
Special Edition: Sri Rupa-Sanatan Siksa (ePub, 0.8 Mb)

 

 

— · Invitation · —

ullanghyanghrim hi yasyakhila-bhajana-katha
svapnavach chaiva mithya
sri-nityananda-chandram patita-sarana-dam
gaura-dam tam bhaje 'ham

"By neglecting the lotus feet of Nityananda Prabhu all sadhana or bhajan (spiritual practices, services or worship) become an illusion, just like a dream. I worship and adore with all my heart that gracious giver of Sri Gaura, the benevolent bestower of His shelter to the fallen souls—Sri Nityanandachandra."
Dear Vaishnavs, Devotees, and Friends,
On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, we humbly bow at your holy feet and extend a cordial invitation to please come and join the annual Festival of Sriman Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day that is manifest on 15-17 February 2019 this year and shall be held at Sri Ekachakra Dham.
Special programmes of worship, kirtan, parikrama, lectures, prasad distribution, as well as many other devotional activities will be held during the Festival. We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends to enhance this great annual festival at our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Temple in Sri Ekachakra Dham, as well as the branches worldwide.

Sri Ekachakra Dham
Sree Chaitanya Saraswata
Krishnanushilana Sangha,
Garbhabas, Birchandrapur, Birbhum,
West Bengal, PIN 731245
Phone: +91 9836051708

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


Festival in 2015:

Adhivas (am)
Adhivas (noon)
Adhivas (pm)
Appearance Day

Festival in 2016:

Arrival
Appearance Day

Festival in 2017:

Arriving
Sri Varaha Dvadasi
Appearance Day
Final Day

Festival in 2018:

Arriving
Morning, Noon
Evening
Sri Adhivas Day
Morning
Parikrama
Noon Programme


 

Wed, 2 January 2019:
Depend On Your Guru
"Krishna has given all His power to our Gurudev, and all you need to do is to listen properly to his advice, his order. We are not independent. If we do some service under the guidance of Guru and Vaishnav, then we can realise everything properly."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min | 17 October 2018)

Полагайтесь на гуру [17 октября 2018 г.]
«Кришна наделил Гурудева всей Своей силой, и все, что вам нужно, — это как следует слушать его совет, его указание. Мы не независимы. Если мы будем служить под руководством Гуру и вайшнавов, тогда мы сможем понять все как следует».

 

Thu, 3 January 2019:
Greatest Gift
"Who can understand the extent of Nityananda Prabhu's help to us? We can understand easily how merciful Gurudev is, how kind Gurudev is to us. He is giving us, presenting us such good things. We must only accept it."
Download the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 17 October 2018)

Величайший дар [17 октября 2018 г.]
«Кто способен понять, как сильно Нитьянанда Прабху помогает нам? Мы можем с легкостью понять, как милостив Гурудев, как добр Гурудев по отношению к нам. Он дает, дарит нам такие хорошие вещи. Мы лишь должны принять их».

 

Fri, 4 January 2019:
Pure Surrender—Key to Pure Solution
"We should not bargain with the Guru—when Gurudev tells you something, you should listen properly and show with your action, with your service that you are a proper servitor of your Guru. You must show your Guru with your actions, 'I am not independent.'"
Download the audio (3.1 Mb, 9 min | 17 October 2018)

Чистое предание: ключ к чистому решению [17 октября 2018 г.]
«Мы не должны торговаться с Гуру: когда Гурудев говорит вам что-то, вы должны слушать как следует и показывать своими поступками, своим служением, что вы действительно слуга своего Гуру. Вы должны своими поступками показать Гуру, что „Я не независим“».

 

Sat, 5 January 2019:
Visiting Sri Godavari (Kovvur) (Day Three)
(5 January 2019 | 38 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj visits Sri Ramananda Gaudiya Math and the holy bank of Sri Godavari River on the third day of his South Indian preaching tour. There, His Divine Grace graces the fortunate souls with the extensive narrations of exclusive pastimes of Raya Ramananda and Sriman Mahaprabhu.

Evening Programme (Day Two)
(4 January 2019 | 24 photographs, 1.8 Mb)
The second day of the South Indian finishes with arati, kirtans, and a lively evening class at the house of Sri Padmavati Devi Dasi.

 

Preaching in Mangalagiri (Day Two)
(4 January 2019 | 39 photographs, 3.5 Mb)
In the afternoon on the second day, devotees take His Divine Grace to Mangalagiri, about twenty-five kilometres to the south-west of Vijayawada to visit the temples of Lord Nrisinghadev and Sriman Mahaprabhu.

Preaching in Vijayawada (Day One)
(3 January 2019 | 10 photographs, 1 Mb)
After quite a few years, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj travels again to Andhra Pradesh (South India) on a preaching tour in the company of Their Holinesses Sripad B.N. Shanta Maharaj, Sripad B.V. Muni Maharaj, Sripad B.A. Paramarthik Maharaj and a few accompanying servitors. Sharing photographs from the first evening programme hosted by Sripad Venkata Krishna Prabhu.

 

Sun, 6 January 2019: (Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur)
Turning Homebound
"We use our life to do nonsense thinking that we will go to heaven... This is not right because we all have come from the same family. We are now separate, going here and there because of our karma, but we must remember that we must get to our destination."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 18 October 2018)

Разворачиваемся домой [18 октября 2018 г.]
«Мы тратим жизнь на несуразные вещи, думая, что попадем в рай... Это неправильно, потому что мы все из одной и той же семьи. Сейчас мы разрознены и скитаемся от места к месту из-за кармы, но мы должны помнить о том, что мы все должны добраться до нашей цели».

 

Lectures from South India (January 2012), published here earlier:

Vaishnav-Seva: Highlight of Life
"You must always do Vaishnav seva—without service to the Vaishnavs we cannot proceed in our spiritual life. How can you do Vaishnav seva? Vaishnav seva means following the order and advice that a Vaishnav gives you."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min)

Tracing Our Roots
"We have all come from the same family. Wake up! This is not your real home! How many days will you stay here? We have all come from the same place—you have come from Me, and I have come to take you there!"
Download the audio (3 Mb, 9 min)

Serve, Chant, Remember
"We keep coming and going, we are always changing our address, but now that we have got a human body. If a fortunate soul can take and chant the Holy Name, they can go to their real home, it will not be necessary for them to suffer any more."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min)

This Is Your Medicine, Take It
"So, I am praying to everybody—Mahaprabhu brought Harinam-sankirtan, this is your medicine, take it. If you take this medicine, you will be rescued from this world. When you get a good doctor and good medicine, your disease will be removed. How is it possible?"
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 4 min)

Devotion to Devotees
"You must serve the devotees. Gurudev said, 'If you serve devotees, Krishna will come and serve you.' Why is it necessary to take initiation, why is it necessary to take a Guru? Why do we go to the temple?"
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 6 min)

Priceless Wealth
"Many years ago, there was one brahmin who worshipped Lord Siva. One day, Lord Siva became very happy with his meditation and asked him, 'What do you want?' The brahmin said, 'I want some money'"...
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min)

Captured by Heart, Not Kartals
"You know that Radharani did not study at Cambridge or Oxford University—simply through service, through chanting, She captured the heart of Krishna. When you go to Goloka Vrindavan, there will be no kartals, no mridanga, only clapping and chanting."
Download the audio (0.7 Mb, 2 min)

Power of Surrender—and Faith
"The Lord can change everything. You think something is impossible, but nothing is impossible, anything can happen. But it all depends upon your faith. If you have the strongest faith and you surrender fully, then you will get a real benefit."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 6 min)

Initiation—Surrender of Heart
"If somebody wants to take this Holy Name, I am ready—Gurudev gave me this position to serve you all. It is not necessary to bring money, you can bring a few fruits, this is sufficient. We are not asking anyone for money—we are asking for your love and affection."
Download the audio (4.6 Mb, 14 min | Class + Kirtan)

Cultivate Your Heart
"It is necessary to cultivate your heart, to make it fertile. You have got a good seed, and you must increase, must grow your bhakti-lata-bij through sravanam-kirtanam. Only by chanting the Holy Name can you get the real benefit and go to your real home..."
Download (1.6 Mb, 5 min)

A Shift In Objective
"Worshipping Lord Ramachandra was in Treta-yuga, but we live not in Treta-yuga—we live in Kali-yuga and we must know what is the dharma of Kali-yuga. It is not like the tradition to come to a temple, pay dandavat and go. We must practise properly."
Download (1.4 Mb, 4 min)

Different Perspective
"If you want to get great things, you must give up small things. We always run behind kanak (money), kamini (companions), and pratistha (name and fame), always worry, "How will I get everything?" But we have only three duties..."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 5 min)

The Proof of the Pudding
"You should come and practise. It is not necessary to think so much—you will not get the taste just by watching a football match, you must come and play football, play and enjoy with us!"
Download the audio (0.5 Mb, 2 min)

South India: Coconuts and Liberation
Why do they offer coconuts to the Lord? Does breaking coconuts symbolise breaking the ego? If we want to go to heaven, what are the necessary qualifications? Why is bhakti necessary?
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 7 min)

 

Mon, 7 January 2019:
Price for the Advantage
"There are so many faults in the age of Kali, but there is also one great quality in it: Krishna Himself comes in the form of His Name. If we take shelter of the Holy Name—if we chant properly, without offence—then we can understand the real truth."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 18 October 2018)

Morning in Vijayawada (Day Four)
(6 January 2019 | 15 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj gives first and second initiations and after prasadam leaves for the next city scheduled for his South Indian tour.

 

Arriving in Masulipatnam (Day Four)
(6 January 2019 | 26 photographs, 2 Mb)
His Divine Grace arrives in Masulipatnam and continues the preaching tour with the incessant merciful flow of Hari-katha and sankirtan, carrying the victorious banner of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math door to door, heart to heart: "As long as I have life in this body, I will go door to door telling, 'Krsna bolo, sange chala, ei matra bhiksa chai. I am begging you for one thing only: come with us and chant 'Krishna'! Come, come for Nabadwip Dham parikrama in the association of devotees!"

Цена преимущества [18 октября 2018 г.]
«В эпоху Кали существует множество недостатков, но в ней также есть и одно великое достоинство: Кришна Сам лично приходит в облике Святого Имени. Если мы примем прибежище в этом Святом Имени (если будем повторять Его правильно, без оскорблений), тогда мы сможем понять настоящую истину».

 

Tue, 8 January 2019:
At Mangalagiri (1)
"After Mahaprabhu took darshan of Nrisinghadev, He sat here at this place—you can see here the footprints of Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur established this place. We are very fortunate to have come here."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 4 January 2019)

В Мангалагири (1) [4 января 2019 г.]
«После даршана Нрисингхадева Махапрабху сидел здесь в этом месте. Вы можете увидеть здесь отпечатки стоп Господа Шри Чайтаньи Махапрабху. Этот храм открыл Шрила Бхактисиддханта Сарасвати Тхакур. Мы очень удачливы, что пришли сюда».

 

Wed, 9 January 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu)
Sarveswar and Nirgun Krishna
"When we are born, our mothers tell me, 'This is your father,' and we believe it because only the mother knows who the father is. In the same way, we must believe properly what the scriptures say."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 18 October 2018)

Last Programme in Vijayawada (Day Six)
(8 January 2019 | 17 photographs, 1 Mb)
Photographs taken during the last day of the South Indian tour: His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits devotees' home with sankirtan and gives the last evening class at the house of Srivas Prabhu before going back to West Bengal.

 

Сарвешвар и ниргуна Кришна [18 октября 2018 г.]
«Когда мы рождаемся, мама говорит нам: „Это твой отец“, — и мы верим этому, потому что только мать знает, кто отец. Точно так же мы должны верить как следует и тому, что говорят писания».

 


In honour of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu:

—: Pranam mantra of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu :—

yah sankhya-pankena kutarka-pamsuna
vivarta-gartena cha lupta-didhitim
suddham vyadhad vak-sudhaya mahesvaram
krsnam sa jivah prabhur astu me gatih
"With his nectarean teachings, Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu revealed the Supreme Lord, Krishna, whose effulgence had been hidden by the quicksand of calculation, the dust storm of fallacious logic, and the ditch of illusionism. May he be my shelter."
—Sri Baladev Vidhyabhusan

 

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu
"I have no power to say what kind of devotion to his Guru Jiva Goswami had. Jiva Goswami's service cannot be compared to anyone's service. Whatever order he would get, he would place it on his head and do it all the time—his mind never went to any other place."
Download the audio (8 Mb, 23 min)

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu: The All-Rounder
"Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu did everything alone—he cooked, did puja, cleaned the temple, brought water from the Yamuna, and also did personal service to his Guru. He was busy with his service from morning to night, and did everything alone."
or Download the audio (0.6 Mb, 2 min)

Protected Journey
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj explains the pranam-mantra of Srila Jiva Goswami in the book Dignity of the Divine Servitor: "I offer my full dandavats unto the lotus feet of Srila Jiva Goswami who is the protector of our spiritual life. He rescues us from the whole illusory environment..."

Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhura Sochaka
A song composed by Srila Narahari Thakur in glorification of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu's life, character, and service. Bengali verses and English transliteration.

SONG: Ye anila prema-dhana | যে আনিল প্রেমধন
"Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps."

 

Thu, 10 January 2019:
Primary Realisation
"What is the difference between those previous birds' and beasts' bodies and this human body? Krishna has sent us to a human body and He is examining us, He wants to see what we do after that. Some may see no difference..."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 3 January 2019)

Первостепенное осознание [3 января 2019 г.]
«В чем разница между все предыдущими телами птиц и животных и этим человеческим телом? Кришна отправил нас в человеческое тело, и Он проверяет нас: Он хочет увидеть, что мы станем делать дальше. Кто-то, возможно, не видит никакой разницы...»

 

Fri, 11 January 2019:
Our Mission
"What message have I come to give you? I want to try to give you the message of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, of our Gurudev and our Guru Maharaj. I want to give you the Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 3 January 2019)

Наша миссия [3 января 2019 г.]
«Какое послание я приехал донести до вас? Я хочу постараться донести до вас то послание, которое несли Шрила Бхактисиддханта Сарасвати Тхакур, наш Гурудев и наш Гуру Махарадж. Я хочу дать вам „Скрытое сокровище Милого Абсолюта“».

 

Sat, 12 January 2019:
Arrival at Sri Ganga Sagar Math
(11 January 2019 | 19 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
Tirelessly continuing the preaching programmes, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj sets off for Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Sri Ganga Sagar to observe the Deity installation festival. The devotees in Ganga Sagar have the joy of having His Divine Grace's darshan and association mostly only once a year, so this visit has been long awaited.

 

 

Sun, 13 January 2019: (Sriman Mahaprabhu leaves Nabadwip tonight to go to Katwa)
Sri Ganga Sagar Anniversary Mahotsav
(11 January 2019 | 38 photographs, 3.2 Mb)
Photographs from the festival in Sri Ganga Sagar Math observed at the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj in honour of the fourth anniversary of the temple inauguration: kirtans, class, arati and prasad-seva are among the many services devotees take part in on this auspicious day, a few devotees also receive first and second initiations.

 


Today:
"Just the day before He left to take sannyasa, from the afternoon until the evening, there was a spontaneous gathering of devotees in the home of Nimai Pandita. Nimai, knowing that early the next morning He would leave Navadwipa to take sannyasa, attracted His followers in such a way that almost every leading devotee came to see Him that evening..." (Continue reading >>>)

 

Mon, 14 January 2019:
Enjoyer, Controller, Provider
"Everything in this world exists for the Lord's enjoyment. Because of our ego we think these things are my things. Nothing in this world is yours. If you think that everything belongs to you and enjoy with everything, it means that you are attacked by Maya Devi."
Download the audio (1.8 Mb, 5 min | 3 January 2019)

Наслаждается, контролирует и заботится [3 января 2019 г.]
«Все в этом мире существует для наслаждения Бога. Из-за эго мы все время думаем, что что-то принадлежит мне. Ничто в этом мире не принадлежит вам. Если вы думаете, что все принадлежит вам, и вы наслаждаетесь всем, это означает, что вы находитесь под влиянием Майи Деви».

 


Today:
"According to solar calculation, it was on the day of Makara-sankranti, an auspicious conjunction of the stars, that Nimai Pandita went to Katwa to take sannyasa, the renounced order of life. Many men flocked there, until a huge crowd gathered. The ordinary public was very much enraged. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began performing kirtana, and the angry mob grew, sometimes creating a disturbance. In this way the whole day passed with no decision..." (Continue reading >>>)


 

Tue, 15 January 2019: (Sriman Mahaprabhu takes sannyas)
Chalking Out the Path
"Neither heaven no hell is our permanent, proper place. We come from the Lord and we should go back home—back to home, back to Godhead. Through the service to the Lord, to the Guru and Vaishnavs, you can go to your real place, which is Goloka."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2019)

Намеченный путь [3 января 2019 г.]
«Ни рай, ни ад не являются нашим постоянным, настоящим местом. Мы произошли от Бога, и мы должны вернуться обратно домой: назад домой, назад к Богу. Благодаря служению Богу, благодаря служению гуру, вайшнавам, вы можете отправиться в настоящее место: Голоку».

 

In honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas:


Today:
"According to solar calculation, it was on the day of Makara-sankranti, an auspicious conjunction of the stars, that Nimai Pandit went to Katwa to take sannyasa, the renounced order of life. The ordinary public was very much enraged, and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began performing kirtan, chanting Hare Krishna and dancing madly. And the angry mob grew, sometimes creating a disturbance. In this way, the whole day passed with no decision. The night passed in sankirtana. And the next day, Nimai's will prevailed, although there was still some opposition. Next afternoon, the sannyasa function began..." (Continue reading >>>)


 

Sannyas Lila: Roaming the Land
"Mahaprabhu would go in a zigzag way—sometimes He went to the East, sometimes to the West, and the devotees followed Him not knowing where He was going..."
Download the audio (7.5 Mb, 25 min)

Sri Nimai Sannyas (English, Bengali, an audio recording)
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's poem expressing the grief-stricken hearts of the residents of Nabadwip: "Vishvambhar, the son of Jagannath Mishra, who resides in Nabadwip, Sachi's Nimai, has taken sannyas. A tumult of cries filled the sky—Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas!"

From Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram:
laksa-lochanasru-varsa-harsa-kesa-kartanam
koti-kantha-krsna-kirtanadhya-danda-dharanam
nyasi-vesa-sarvadesa-ha-hutasa-kataram
prema-dhama-devam eva naumi gaura-sundaram

"Sri Gaurasundara departed from Nabadwip and went away to become a sannyasi (monk), leaving behind his family members and friends whose eyes were filled with tears. He accepted the staff and waterpot as his only possessions, the emblems of a renunciate. When his long hair was cut off and his head was shaved, thousands of voices sang the holy names. The devotee's eyes shed rivers of tears, since they knew he was going into the world and leaving them behind. From that time, whoever saw him in the red garments of a sannyasi cried out loud in grief. I sing with joy the unending glories of my sweet Lord, my golden Gaurasundara, the one and only divine abode of pure love."

 

Wed, 16 January 2019: (Tomorrow is Sri Putrada Ekadasi)
Help Yourself and Help Others
"You have twenty-four hours a day, but these twenty-four hours are not for you. When you join Krishna's family, you can engage yourself twenty-four hours a day for the Guru. Those who have initiation should not only chant themselves, but they should also preach."
Download the audio (0.8 Mb, 2 min | 3 January 2019)

Помогите себе и остальным [3 января 2019 г.]
«У вас в сутках есть двадцать четыре часа, но эти двадцать четыре часа — не для вас. Присоединившись к семье Кришны, вы можете задействовать себя двадцать четыре часа в сутки в служении Гуру. Те, кто получил посвящение, должны не только повторять Святое Имя сами, но еще и проповедовать».

 

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

Dear respected Devotees, Friends and Well-Wishers,

On behalf of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the Sevaite-President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, we are humbly bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math during the annual week-long grand festival celebrating the Divine Appearance of Lord Gaurasundar. The parikrama shall take place on 16-22 March 2019 this year. While attempts are being made to have the festival held at Sri Nabadwip Dham (the headquarters), in case this does not prove feasible as yet, the parikrama and all programmes shall be held in full while being based in Sri Nrisingha Palli as last year.

The programme and schedule of the Festival:

16 March Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
17‑20 March Parikrama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
21 March Main Celebration: Sri Gaura Purnima Festival (divine appearance of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu). Day-long Hari-katha, kirtans, reading from the scriptures, services around the temple. Fast until moonrise, followed by a special arati and prasad-seva.
22 March Anandotsav of Sri Jagannath Mishra.

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

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

 

 

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