Sat, 19 January 2019:
Preaching in Sundarpur
(18 January 2019 | 16 photographs, 1.4 Mb)
Honouring the invitation of the devotees, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj comes to Sundarpur (Murshidabad district) to preach to the devotees and friends of the community and give several initiations to new devotees.

Arriving In Sri Ekachakra Dham
(18 January 2019 | 5 photographs, 0.4 Mb)
After Sundarpur, Sri Gurupadpadma travels to Sri Ekachakra Dham, a little further to the north. Arriving rather late in the evening, His Divine Grace takes the darshan of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Prabhu and gives evening class before retiring to rest.


— · 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

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


Fri, 18 January 2019:
Primary Qualities of Devotee
"If you go door to door but you do not practise properly, householder people will not give even one rupee to you. You must practise properly, behave properly—you must become a devotee. 'Devotee' means following Mahaprabhu's teaching. We come to Krishna consciousness to please Gurudev—not to please ourselves."
Download the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2019)

Главные качества преданного [3 января 2019 г.]
«Если вы ходите от дома к дому, но при этом сами не практикуете как следует, тогда люди не дадут вам даже одну рупию. Поэтому вам нужно правильно практиковать, нужно вести себя правильно: вы должны стать преданным. „Преданный“ подразумевает следование учению Махапрабху. Мы приходим в сознание Кришны для того, чтобы удовлетворить Гурудева, а не для того, чтобы удовлетворить самих себя».


All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

— · Sri Ratha Yatra & South India Pilgrimage · —

gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami

"In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar roamed during His ecstatic Pastimes."

Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees and Well-Wishers,

We are offering obeisance at your holy feet and extending this Letter of Invitation.

It was in late 1950s that His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj started pilgrimage tours to South India, for the service and pleasure of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Following the footsteps of Sri Gurupadpadma, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, the current Successor President and Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, is organising an extensive two weeks' tour of South India that shall include Sri Puri Dham Ratha-yatra annual pilgrimage. The dates of the tour are from 29 June 2019 to 13 July 2019. It is His Divine Grace's earnest and express desire that anyone wishing to join this Parikrama is most welcome to come.

The schedule of the Parikrama:

  • 29 June (Sat) — train Kolkata (Howrah)-Puri.
  • 30 June (Sun)–3 July (Wed) — parikrama of the holy places in Sri Puri Dham.
  • 4 July (Thu) — the grand chariot festival of Lord Jagannath, Baladev, Subhadra Mayi.
  • 5–13 July — South Indian tour by an A/C bus:
    • Kurmaksetra, Srikakulam, Simhachalam, Kovvur (Godavari), Vijayawada (Pana Nrisinghadev and Laksmi Nrisinghadev temples), Srisailam, Ahobilam (Temple of Nava-Nrisingha), Tirupati.
  • 12 July (Fri) — train Tirupati-Kolkata (devotees can also take a return flight from Tirupati).

Those who wish to join the holy Parikrama are humbly requested to get in touch with us via any of the email addresses below. The total cost to be contributed towards the tour is $260, which includes all travel and accommodation expenses during the tour.

We pray that you find an opportunity to bless us with your association for the entire tour or any part of it.

29 June 2019-13 July 2019
Contact address


Thu, 17 January 2019: (Today is Sri Putrada Ekadasi, tomorrow paran is at 6:26-10:00 a.m.)
Making Offering: Have Heart, Follow Rules
"Service means you must arrange everything, then it will be proper service. You may have a good heart, but it is necessary to know some rules and regulations. When you make an aparadh you have to suffer for it."
Download the audio (0.9 Mb, 3 min | 3 January 2019)

Бхога: от сердца и по правилами [3 января 2019 г.]
«Служение означает, что вы должны все устроить, предоставить, тогда это будет правильным, настоящим служением. У вас может быть хорошее сердце, но необходимо также знать некоторые правила и предписания. Когда человек совершает апарадху (оскробление), ему приходится за это страдать».


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


— · 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


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».


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:

"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:
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."


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».


"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 >>>)


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.


"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 >>>)


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.



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“».


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...»


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."





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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Do not engage in worldly affairs on the pretence of Deity worship, and always avoid attachment and aversion to worldly matters.”


Blessed and Blissful Service Life
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is telling the devotees what their life should be like after initiation, what they should do and should not do: 'Follow these things and you will get the result and go forward quickly.'




17. (Thu) Putrada Ekadashi. Fast. Appearance of Srila Jagadish Pandit.

18. (Fri) Paran between 6:26 and 10:00 a.m.

21. (Mon) Purnima. Pushyabhisheka Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of Sripad Bhakti Sharan Vaisnava Maharaj.

24. (Thu) Appearance of Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Prabhu. Disappearance of Srila Ramachandra Kaviraj. Disappearance of Sripad Yadavendu Bhakti Chandan.

26. (Sat) Disappearance of Srila Jayadev Goswami.

28. (Mon) Disappearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

31. (Thu)Shat-tila Ekadashi. Fast.



1. (Fri)Paran between 6:23 and 10:02 a.m.

5. (Tue) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Gaurava Vaikhanas Maharaj, Sri Haripada Chaudhuri Das Adhikari.

6. (Wed) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sharan Shanta Maharaj.

9. (Sat) Appearance of Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj.

10. (Sun) 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.

12. (Tue) Appearance of Mahavishnu Avatar, Sri Advaita Acharya.

13. (Wed) Disappearance of Sripad Virendra Krishna Prabhu.

14. (Thu) Disappearance of Srila Madhva Acharya.

15. (Fri) Disappearance of Srila Ramanuja Acharya.

16. (Sat) Trisprsha Mahadvadashi. Varaha Dvadashi. Appearance of Lord Varaha. Fast in honour of Mahadvadashi.

17. (Sun) Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Paran between 6:14 and 9:59 am after the worship of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Grand festival and installation anniversary of Sri Sri Guru Gaura Nityananda Jiu at Sree Chaitanya Saraswata Krishnanushilana Sangha, Ekachakra Dham.

19. (Tue) Purnima. Appearance of Srila Narottam Das Thakur.

22. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti Premik Siddhanti Maharaj.

24. (Sun) The 146th 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.

25. (Mon) 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.


Sri Sri Damodarastakam
'To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine realm of Gokula, who [due to the offence of breaking the pot of yogurt that his mother was churning into butter and then stealing the butter that was kept hanging from a swing] is quickly running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear of Mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from behind by her who ran after Him with greater speed—to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I offer my humble obeisances.'


We have to be niskama bhakta, no other way: we must have no material desire,
and we must not ask Krishna for anything.