Tue, 22 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)
Keep Your Guru
In Your Heart
"Our hearts are always full of kanak, kamini, pratistha—we always think about
our own enjoyment, we always think about our own safety. It is necessary to
have the strongest faith. You must keep some place in your heart for your
Download / listen to the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 20 September 2020)
Mon, 21 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)
"We can practise Vaishnav-sanga, sadhu-sanga from anywhere. We must
always remember Krishna, chant the Holy Name, practise and do our service
from wherever we are. We must continue our service movement."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 20 September 2020)
"Two days ago, Purushottam Month started. It is a very auspicious
month—just like niyom-seva, kartik-vrata, like Kartik month and Damodar
month. This is a very auspicious month. At this time, all Gaudiya Vaishnavs
follow this Purushottam month, they show their respect for Purushottam month
from their hearts."
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj)
His Divine Grace mentions that the holy prayers of Sri Siksastakam can
be sung during this month:
Siksastakam [all on one page, with audio]
"If you aspire to chant the Name of Krishna, then, with great care, become
qualified to do so. Give up your false ego, and always consider yourself
lower than grass, poor, needy, and mean. Practise tolerance like a
• Song 1:
Pita-varana kali-pavana gora
• Song 2:
Tunhu daya-sagara tarayite prani
• Song 3:
Sri-krsna-kirtane yadi manasa tohara
• Song 4:
Prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedana
• Song 5:
Anadi karama-phale padi' bhavarnava-jale
• Song 6:
Aparadha-phale mama chitta bhela vajra-sama
• Song 7:
Ga-ite ga-ite nama ki dasa haila
• Song 8:
Bandhu-gana! sunaha vachana mora
Sun, 20 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)
"You cannot buy guru-bhakti with money. Guru-bhakti comes
through love and affection, it comes from within one's heart—it comes by
practising, by giving your heart. Those who are surrendered souls, are always
busy with service—maya cannot attack them."
Download / listen to the audio (2 Mb, 5 min | 9 August 2020)
(১২) শ্রীশ্রীঋতুদ্বীপ ও শ্রীরাধাকুণ্ড বর্ণন
"দেখিতে দেখিতে তবে, রাতুঃপুর চলে সবে, দেখি সেই নগরের শোভা । প্রভু নিত্যানন্দ
বলে, ঋতুদ্বীপে আইল চলে, এই স্থানে অতি মনোলোভা ॥ বৃক্ষ সব নতশির, পবন বহয়ে
ধীর, কুসুম ফুটেছে চারিভিত । ভৃঙ্গের ঝঙ্কার রব, কুসুমের গন্ধাসব, মাতায় পথিকগণ
Sat, 19 September 2020 (Sri Purushottam month)
and Paramount Necessity
"Teach Srimad Bhagavad-gita everywhere, it will be good. Most people
cannot understand Srimad Bhagavatam or Chaitanya-charitamrita,
it is very difficult for them, but everybody knows Srimad
Bhagavad-gita, so everybody can easily understand its message."
Download / listen to the audio (2.8 Mb, 7 min | 13 September 2020)
"Guru is the divine messenger of immortal hope and joy in this
mortal and miserable world. His advent is the most auspicious and happy event
to the suffering animation and can be compared to the rising of the morning
star that can guide the traveller lost in the desert. A gentle touch of Sri
Guru's merciful hand can wipe away the incessant tears from all weeping eyes.
Oh the day when this poor soul realises the causeless grace of Sri
(Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, Sri Guru and His Grace)
All Glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga
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."
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 a humble and earnest
invitation to your holy self to join the grand celebration of the holy
appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Sri Srimad Srila
Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj that mercifully manifests this year on 17
October 2020 (Saturday).
Although, due to the current government restrictions, it is not certain yet
as to where the main celebration shall take place, the festival of
Hari-kirtan, Hari-katha, and prasad-seva will be held in every temple, house
and jubilant heart where Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is established, and we
shall feel blessed to have your holy association on this holy day.
As every year, this supremely auspicious day also offers us an opportunity of
special service in the form of submitting written Sri Vyasa Puja Homage
(heart-felt prayers, worshipful glorification, earnest expressions of honour,
reverence, and adoration) unto the holy lotus feet of His Divine Grace. In
this regard, we welcome all devotees and well-wishers to submit their
offerings by 13 October the latest to be able to present it to His
Divine Grace timely.
Taking your feet dust on our heads, we humbly pray that this supremely
worshippable appearance day of Sri Gurupadpadma, celebrated with much joy and
grandeur by the fortunate souls throughout the entire manifest creation, may
pass auspiciously in Hari-katha, Hari-kirtan, and Hari-seva that are so dear
to the hearts of Sri Guru, Vaishnavs, and the Lord.
Your aspiring servants at
Email address for enquiry and Sri Vyasa Puja Homage Offerings:
Fri, 18 September 2020 (Beginning of Sri Purushottam Month)
"Those who do not follow Krishna consciousness, who are not devotees, can do
follow as many Hindu rituals and rules as they like, but we do not do it. We
know that we are jiva souls—we are eternal servants of the Lord, and
we always remember that."
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 13 September 2020)
"এ বৎসর অধি-মাস বা পুরুষোত্তম-মাস সমুপস্থির হইয়া জীবের জাগাকে অধিক
কৃষ্ণসেবানুকূল্যময় করিয়াছেন । পুরুষোত্তম-মাস, ভগবান পুরুষোত্তমের ন্যায়
সর্ব্বগুণাধার এবং অন্যান্য সমস্ত মাসের মুকুটমণি স্বরূপ ।"
Thu, 17 September 2020
"You think that you will break ekadasi, that you will do what you like
in your life, but you do not think that after that austerity will come—you
have no idea what hell is like, what kind of austerity you will get there.
What austerity is there in following ekadasi?"
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)
Wed, 16 September 2020
Proud, I Am Astonished, and I Am Grateful"
"Wherever I may be, I come back to Kolkata on Sunday just to get your good
association. I see your smiling faces and I know that your love and affection
has no alloy—your love and affection is not cheating, it is actual love and
Download / listen to the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)
Tue, 15 September 2020
"Mahaprabhu's line was maintained by Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Acharya
Srinivas, Sri Shyamananda Prabhu. After them, so much darkness came down upon
the sky of Gaura-desh. The preaching movement again emerged through Srila
Download / listen to the audio (2.3 Mb, 6 min | 13 September 2020)
Mon, 14 September 2020 (Paran is at 5:26-9:31 a.m.)
"All Gaudiya Vaishnavs follow ekadasi tithi, and it is good for you
also to follow it because even Sriman Mahaprabhu Himself told to do so. If we
want to follow Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, we must follow His instruction."
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 13 September 2020)
Sun, 13 September 2020 (Today is Sri Indira Ekadasi,
tomorrow paran is 5:26-9:31 a.m.)
"Preaching is necessary. When you preach, you get pleasure, you get
everything. I have told you that when I tell something, I myself get
energy—devotees listen to it and I am also listening to it and I myself
Download / listen to the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 6 September 2020)
(১১) শ্রীশ্রীকোলদ্বীপ, শ্রীসমুদ্রগড়, শ্রীচম্পাহট্ট ও শ্রীজয়দেব-কথা বর্ণনা
"ধন্য জয়দেব কবি ধন্য পদ্মাবতী । শ্রীগীতগোবিন্দ ধন্য ধন্য কৃষ্ণরতি ॥ জয়দেব
ভোগ কৈল যেই প্রেমসিন্ধু । কৃপাকরি দেহ মোরে তার একবিন্দু ॥ এই কথা বলি জীব ধরণী
লোটায় । নিত্যানন্দ শ্রীচরণে গড়াগড়ি যায় ॥"
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 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..."
"I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava, they are the mother
Sri hari-vasare |
"On the holy day of Sri Hari, Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and
soul of the universe, began dancing..."
Sat, 12 September 2020 (Tomorrow is Sri Indira Ekadasi)
"You cannot worship the Lord with a mundane body. Only an eternal,
transcendental body can worship or serve the Lord. If you serve the Lord
thinking that Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead and you give your
everything for the service to Krishna, then your body becomes
Download / listen to the audio (1.5 Mb, 4 min | 6 September 2020)
Visiting Sri Ganga
(9-10 September 2020 | 9 photographs, 0.7 Mb)
Completing the recent rounds of the temples, Sri Gurupadpadma Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a visit to the temple on the Sri
Ganga Sagar island to nourish the local devotees and make sure the temple
services run smoothly.
Fri, 11 September 2020
and Inconceivable Glories of Sri Guru
"What are your glories, Gurudev? Your glories are known to all liberated
souls—the entire Goloka-mandal sings your glories—but I am a fallen soul, how
shall I talk about Gurudev? Gurudev's position is extremely high, talks about
him are very high."
Download / listen to the audio (1.2 Mb, 3 min | 6 September 2020)
For the eternal benefit and pure nourishment of all living souls, we
humbly present the links to the book-form compilations of holy discourses and
articles emanating from the holy lotus mouth and hand of Om Vishnupad
Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, available now for online
reading, download, and distribution. May the divine glory of the
transcendental treasure trove of these publications forever reside within the
hearts of all fortunate souls:
(PDF, 1.5 Mb)
(PDF, 3.8 Mb)
(PDF, 3.7 Mb)
(PDF, 4.7 Mb)
“Krishna gives the [surrendered souls] His spiritual power, and Maya,
becoming powerless, stops attracting them.”
'We need a permanent solution, and it is possible, we can get a permanent
solution in this life. If, in this body, you practise Krishna consciousness
properly, then through good association you can conquer maya, you can conquer
birth and death...'
CALENDAR FOR 09/2020
27 September (Sun).
Gaura Ekadashi. Padmini Ekadashi.
28 September (Mon).
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:30 and 9:28 a.m.
CALENDAR FOR 10/2020
13 October (Tue). Krishna
Ekadashi. Parama Ekadashi. Fast.
14 October (Wed).
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:37 and 8:20 a.m.
17 October (Sat).
Gaura Pratipad. Appearance festival of Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math Acharya and Sevaite Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om Visnupad
Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
19 October (Mon).
Gaura Tritiya. Disappearance of Sriyukta Radharani Devi
20 October (Tue).
Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Sripad Bhakti
Dayita Damodar Maharaj.
26 October (Mon).
Gaura Dashami. Vijay Utsav of Sri Ramachandra. Appearance of
Sri Madhva Acharya.
27 October (Tue).
Gaura Ekadashi. Papankusha Ekadashi.
28 October (Wed).
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 5:44 and 9:29 a.m. Disappearance
of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, and Srila
Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami.
31 October (Sat).
Purnima. Sharadiya Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Disappearance of
Srila Murari Gupta. Beginning of Urja Vrata, Damodar Vrata, Kartik Vrata
and Niyam-seva Vrata.
3 November (Tue).
Krishna Tritiya. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti
Srirup Puri Maharaj.
5 November (Thu).
Krishna Panchami. Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das
6 November (Fri).
Krishna Shashthi. Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar Jajavar Maharaj.
8 November (Sun).
Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha Kunda.
Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
9 November (Mon).
Krishna Navami. The grand 126th appearance
day celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Founder-President-Acharya,
Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila
Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Appearance of Srila
Virachandra Prabhu. Disappearance of Sripad Sakhi Charan Das Babaji
11 November (Wed).
Krishna Ekadashi. Rama Ekadashi.
12 November (Thu).
Krishna Dvadashi. Paran between 5:52 and 9:31 a.m. Festival
in honour of Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat
14 November (Sat).
Krishna Chaturdashi. Offering and placing of lamps (or candles).
15 November (Sun).
Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or
on Vishnu Mandirs. Go Puja (cow-worship).
and Go Krida (the pleasure
of the cows).
16 November (Mon).
Gaura Pratipad. Sri Govardhan Puja (before 9:04
a.m.). Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival'). at
Srila Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri
17 November (Tue).
Gaura Dvitiya. Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur.
Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Maharaj. Bhratri
Dvitiya krityam (festival where brothers and sisters honour each other).
18 November (Wed).
Gaura Chaturthi. Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya
Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
19 November (Thu).
Gaura Panchami. Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Aloka
22 November (Sun).
Gaura Ashtami. Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila
Dhananjay Pandit, and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri
Goshthastami, Go Puja, and Go Gras-dan.
26 November (Thu).
Gaura Ekadashi. Sri Utthan Ekadashi.
Fast. Disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Sri Srila Gaura Kishor Das
Babaji Maharaj. Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav
Goswami Maharaj. Sri Bhishma Panchaka.
27 November (Fri).
Gaura Dvadashi. Paran between 6:03 and 8:16 a.m.
29 November (Sun).
Gaura Chaturdashi. Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and
Srila Kashishvar Pandit.
30 November (Mon).
Purnima. Rasa Yatra of Sri Krishna. Installation anniversary of Sri
Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari Jiu, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and
Mission, Sri Vrindavan. Disappearance of Srila Sundarananda Thakur.
Appearance of Srila Nimbarka Acharya. End of Chaturmasya and Niyama-seva
vratas when began from Purnima (as in Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math).
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THE TEN OFFENCES TO
1) Criticise sadhus, Vaishnavs
THE HOLY NAME:
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.