Fri, 24 January 2020
Sincere Service Mood
"Krishna Himself says, 'I do not take anything from a non-devotee's hand. If My devotee gives Me something with devotion, that is sufficient for Me.' You can be doing something external, but it may not be service—you must serve with heart."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 4 min | 4 January 2020)


Please remember:

Proceed and Increase
"I am inviting all devotees to come to Nabadwip to see any festival or for the Gaura Purnima festival. Come as soon as possible; as much as it is in my power, as much as I can help anyone, I will try. Please come to Nabadwip."
Download the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 17 June 2001)

Practise. Serve. Believe.
"Come. Come for Gaura Purnima, come for the parikrama of Virachandrapur in February. Mahaprabhu went there, Nityananda Prabhu came there to take the darshan of Mahaprabhu, and His mercy is unlimited. When you do parikrama of the Holy Dham, your parikrama of the material world comes to an end, you will not have to come back." (11 December 2011)

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 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 the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 28 February 2012)

Come to your home
"I pray to you all that you come every year. You may think, 'How will the money come?' But if you have a strong desire, Mahaprabhu will send you the money to come here." (9 March 2012)

Strike While the Iron Is Hot
"You think, 'I will chant the Holy Name tomorrow—I will wait today, and from tomorrow I will start.' Are you sure you are going to be in this world tomorrow?"
or Download the audio (3.9 Mb, 12 min | 26 May 2015)


— · Sri Ekachakra Dham Festival 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 4-9 February 2020 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,
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Festival in 2015:

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

Festival in 2016:

Appearance Day

Festival in 2017:

Sri Varaha Dvadasi
Appearance Day
Final Day

Festival in 2018:

Morning, Noon
Sri Adhivas Day
Noon Programme

Festival in 2019:

Sri Adhivas Day
Day After


— · 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 4-10 March 2020. The programme and schedule of the Festival:

4 March Adhivas (eve) of the festival of Sri Nabadwip Dham Parikrama.
5‑8 March Parikrama of the nine islands of Sri Nabadwip Dham. Evening Hari-katha (classes) from the holy lotus mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma and Vaishnavs.
9 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.
10 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

Sri Nrisingha Palli
Nrisingha Palli (Devapalli),
Subarna Behar,
WB, PIN 741315

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Thu, 23 January 2020
Before Too Late
"When you have teeth, you have to take care of your teeth; what your teeth are gone, you will not be able to eat properly. When you have a guru, the guru gives everything to you, but when you reject him and do not follow his instruction, then you will repent and think."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 2 min | 4 January 2020)


Wed, 22 January 2020
Leave Maya's Service
"Maya Devi is so strong—you have so much material attachment. This is why you cannot join, you cannot come to service plane—you are not taking advantage of this greatest, highest service opportunity."
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min | 4 January 2020)


Tue, 21 January 2020 (Today is Sri Sat-tila Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is 6:26-10:01 a.m.)
Now Is the Time
"Do you think that you can chant the Holy Name and serve Deities or the Lord in any birth? This lifetime is a great opportunity, the best opportunity—you have got a human body now, and now is the perfect time to serve devotees and Vaishnavs."
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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..."


"Observing Ekadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Vrata: Make Your Guru Happy" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"No Other Shelter" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Mahadvadasi" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi and liberation" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
"Ekadasi Tithi: One of the Practices" (by Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
Yogini Ekadasi
Ekadasi: Main Focus Is Service


Mon, 20 January 2020 (Tomorrow is Sri Sat-tila Ekadasi)
Sacrifice Your Life
"People will not listen to you because they have too much attachment to materialist life—they cannot sacrifice anything; but you must sacrifice your life for your guru, Vaishnavs and Bhagavan. That is called surrender."
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Grand Festival at Sri Uluberia Temple
(18-19 January 2020 | 29 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
Humbly praying for the footdust of the devotees we are delighted to share photographs from the recent grand preaching programme that took place for the very first time at the new temple of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat in Sri Uluberia. His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj happily presides over the assembly of distinguished Vaishnavs and most fortunate souls.


Sun, 19 January 2020
Keep Sankirtan Fire Ablaze
"Sometimes you think that there are only very few of you devotees here, but you must start the fire, and the wind will come. If you engage yourself in sankirtan-yajna, you can make Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Sriman Nityananda Prabhu happy through that."
Download the audio (1.3 Mb, 3 min | 4 January 2020)


উলুবেড়িয়ায় হরিকথা (First Programme at New Uluberia Temple)
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের পদ্মমুখনিঃসৃত শ্রীহরিকথামৃত: "যাঁরা এখানে উলুবেড়িয়ায় সিনিয়র ভক্তরা আছেন, তাঁরা অনেক দিন ধরে চেষ্টা করছেন, অনেক দিন ধরে আপনাদের গ্রামে গ্রামে, দরজায় দরজায় গিয়ে বলেন, ‘বল কৃষ্ণ কহ কৃষ্ণ কর কৃষ্ণ শিক্ষা’—এই কথা ভিক্ষা করছেন আপনাদের জন্য । যাঁর ভাগ্য হয়েছে, যাঁর পূর্ব্ব পূর্ব্ব জন্মের সুকৃতি ছিল, তাঁরা এই সাধুসঙ্গের প্রভাবে এসে সাধুসঙ্গ করেন, তাঁদের হৃদয়টা একটু পরিষ্কার হয়েছে, হৃদয়টা নির্ম্মল হয়েছে । ওই সিনিয়র ভক্তরার এখন অনেক বয়স হয়ে গিয়েছে, কিন্তু তাঁরা আপনাদেরকে নবদ্বীপ, পরী, বন্দাবন, অনেক জায়গায় জায়গায় নিয়ে যান যাতে আপনি সত্যিকারের কৃষ্ণপথে আসতে পারেন—তার জন্য তাঁরা প্রাণ চেষ্টা করে গিয়েছেন ।"
পাঠ শুনতে/ডাউনলোড (17.2 Mb, 41 min | 18 Jan' 2020 | ১৮ জানুয়ারি ২০২০)


Sat, 18 January 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur)
Main Goal
"We are fallen souls, but on the other hand we are also very fortunate because we have got connection with Mahaprabhu's line, Srila Rupa Goswami's line—we have taken shelter of a bona fide guru and we are trying to follow his order."
Download the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 4 January 2020)


In honour of Srila Lochan Das 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: 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."

Composed by Srila Lochan Das Thakur:

SONG: Akrodha paramananda | অক্রোধ পরমানন্দ
"The anger-less, prideless, supremely joyful Nityananda Ray wanders throughout the towns. Going from door to door to the homes of the lowly and fallen souls, He distributes the Hare Krsna mahamantra."

SONG: Nitai gunamani amara | নিতাই গুণমণি আমার
"Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, my Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, brought a flood of divine love and inundated the earth. Lochan Das says, 'Anyone who did not serve Nitai knowingly committed suicide.'"

SONG: Parama karuna | পরম করুণ পহুঁ দুই জন
"Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords, the crest-jewels of all Avatars, the only source of joy. 'Fallen into samsara, I never aspired for Their feet. Now Yamaraj subjects me to my karma,' says Lochan Das."

SONG: Ke yabi ke yabi bhai | কে যাবি কে যাবি ভাই
"The Lord's Names are the ferryboat, Sri Guru is the captain, and the outstretched arms in the sankirtan are the oars. All souls have been delivered by the winds of divine love, only Lochan Das has remained behind..."


vaisnavera guna-gana karile jivera trana
suniyachhi sadhu-guru-mukhe
"Singing the glories of the Vaishnavs rescues and protects the jiva soul. I heard this from the mouth of sadhus and my Guru."
"If we give some honour, give some glorification to the Vaishnavs, it is actually for our benefit. It is for our own benefit that we do some ceremonies, some festivals, glorifying the Vaishnavs. It is necessary for our spiritual life, and it is one of the bhaktyanga, one of the practising processes. That is why we make Vaishnavs' disappearance and appearance festivals."
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)


Fri, 17 January 2020
Hijacked Souls
"We are very fortunate because we were born in India and we can freely chant the Holy Name, but in many countries there are restrictions against following the religion of this culture, but they still secretly practise Krishna consciousness properly."
Download the audio (4.8 Mb, 12 min | 3 January 2020 | incl. Kirtan)


Thu, 16 January 2020 (Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami)
On Dawdling and Patience
"Take shelter of a real guru. You must not delay. And have patience—no matter how long it may take, we must have tolerance and give honour to others. If you can join this family and this unlimited service, then one day you will get service. There is no doubt about that."
Download the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2020)

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...."


Wed, 15 January 2020 (Sriman Mahaprabhu takes sannyas)
Uncompromising Chastity
"This is an example for you all. This is a lesson for you all. You must have chastity for your Guru. Chastity is the main thing. Everybody has a guru, but not everybody has proper chastity to their guru."
Download the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 3 January 2020)

Monthly Preaching in Malaysia
(14 January 2020 | 17 photographs, 1.5 Mb)
To support and spread the mission of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Malaysia, devotees participate in monthly preaching programmes in downtown Petaling Jaya (Kuala Lumpur). Sharing photographs from the latest event.


In honour of Sriman Mahaprabhu's sannyas:

"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..."
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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:
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."


Tue, 14 January 2020
Our Dear and Near
"You must understand who your real relative is. Krishna is your real relative, and Krishna will not leave you. If you chant His Holy Name, if you remember Him, He will always help you, He will always support you. It is necessary to have the strongest faith."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2020)


"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 >>>)

In honour of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan's disappearance:

Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan []
"...He was a senior man, he was very experienced and honourable, but he treated me with humility and all his other good qualities. Later, I was his servant for one month in Vrindavan. Sometimes Srila Guru Maharaj told me, 'In the evening, give him a garland.' Guru Maharaj gave him the title 'Bhakti Chandan'."

In Remembrance of Sri Bhakti Chandan Prabhu []
"Today, being separated from the direct affection of Srimat Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan Prabhu, we are bearing jewel-less hearts. Personally, I received so much of his auspicious association. When we have teeth, we do not understand their value. Today, if I could meet him again, then, just by getting a touch of his good association, I would attain even greater good fortune."


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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Crying with love, pray, 'I am Yours. Let Your lotus feet remain in my heart.'”


Jar, Stool, and Banana Skin
'Why do we not get energy? Why do we not get happiness through our service? Because we have some material desire inside—desire for something else. This material desire is like stool, discard it and you will get happiness.'




25. (Sat) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj. Disappearance of Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.

26. (Sun) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

29. (Wed) Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

30. (Thu) Gaura Panchami. Sri Krishna Vasanta Panchami. Appearance day of Sri Vishnu Priya Devi, Srila Pundarik Vidyanidhi, Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, and Srila Raghu Nandan Thakur. Disappearance of Srila Visvanath Chakravarti Thakur, Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Viveka Bharati Maharaj, and Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Svarup Parvat Maharaj. Sri Saraswati Puja.



1. (Sat) Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

2. (Sun) Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

3. (Mon) Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

4. (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

5. (Wed) Bhaimi Ekadasi. Fast.

6. (Thu) Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha. Paran between 6:21 and 10:01 am after the worship of Sri Varahadev. Appearance of Lord Varaha.

7. (Fri) Gaura Trayodashi. Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.

9. (Sun) Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

12. (Wed) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

13. (Thu) The 147th divine appearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Anniversary festival of the installation of Sri Gupta Govardhan Sri Mandir, Sri Govinda Kunda, Nabadwip. Disappearance of Srila Purushottam Thakur.

14. (Fri) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj.



1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
2) Consider Lord Siva and gods to be independent of Lord Krishna
3) Consider Guru to be an ordinary mortal man
4) Criticise scriptures
5) Interpret the Name with the help of a dictionary, etc.
6) Consider the Name imaginary.
7) Sin and chant to remove the sin.
8) Consider chanting equal to pious activities.
9) Instruct faithless people in chanting, inattentive chanting.
10) Remain attached to things, your body, etc.


Jaya 'guru-maharaja'
'The extraordinary beauty of your divine form shines with the exalted joy of benevolence, the brightness of divine sweetness.'
জয় ‘গুরু-মহারাজ’


You can stay anywhere, in a forest or a house—it is necessary to chant, only to chant
constantly. When you stop chanting, illusory environment can come.