"Can We Be Friends?"
"I want to tell a little bit about Baladev's lila from what is written
in Srimad Bhagavatam. You have all heard that Kamsa sent so many
demons to kill Krishna and Krishna killed them all, but Srimad
Bhagavatam describes how Baladev killed Pralambasur." Download
the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 August 2019)
Visiting Ladies' Ashram in
Kalna (14 August 2019 | 5 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
Much to the joy of the servitors of the temple, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj pays a brief visit to Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math's ladies' ashram in Kalna.
Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Museum (15 August 2019 | 17 photographs, 1.2 Mb)
Following the grand opening of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's Museum at Sri Bagh
Bazar Gaudiya Math established by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswat Thakur
Prabhupad that took place on 13 August 2019, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits the temple and the museum on the
holy appearance day of Lord Balaram.
Fri, 16 August 2019:
Prabhu: Krishna's Merciful Alter Ego
"What is the glory of this pastime? It shows that Balaram ploughs and
cultivates (karsan) and at the same time also attracts, pulls towards
Him (akarsan). In other words, Baladev, or Gurudev, removes all bad
elements from the hearts of practitioners." Download
the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 15 August 2019)
Purnima (15 August 2019 | 4 photographs, 0.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj grants his
merciful darshan on the holy appearance day of Sri Baladev Prabhu and
speaks to the assembled and worldwide devotees about Sri Baladev Prabhu, His
unique and special qualities and pastimes.
Thu, 15 August 2019: (Sri Baladev Prabhu's holy appearance;
fast until noon)
Tattva (3): Later Pastimes
His Divine Grace reads to the devotees about Sri Baladev on Sri Baladev
Purnima in 2018: "Although Sri Baladev is Vishnu-tattva, He Himself serves
the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna as His foremost servant. He also engages others
in the service of Krishna and exhibits the pastime of acting as the original
spiritual master. In spite of all this, during His manifest pastimes in this
material world, He Himself performed the pastime of accepting a guru in order
to teach the importance of taking shelter of a guru." Download
the audio (5.3 Mb, 15 min | 26 August 2018 |
"He is adorned with a shining spotless crown, bangles, and ankle
bells; His curly hair plays on His lotus cheeks, and earrings embellish the
beauty of His lotus face; dressed in fine clothes of rich blue colour like
that of a blue cloud, He is as captivating as a snow-capped mountain; He is
also carrying a great plough and a club. This Balaram—One who fulfils
all desires—do I offer my prayers
Baladev Purnima: A Special Day
"In India, some devotees are worshipping Radha-Krishna's Jhulan Yatra today,
but we are making a programme for Baladev, who is nondifferent from Gurudev
and Nityananda Prabhu. This is our line, the line of Rupanuga
the audio (3.7 Mb, 11 min | 13 August 2011)
Devotion Conquers—Ego Repels
Lord Balaram, Kaliya-daman Lila, Saubhari Muni, Sudama Vipra, the sun, a
vessel, a drum, a pig, and a drop of water—all these are woven together
to guide us towards perfect devotion. Download
the audio (10.4 Mb, 30 min | 9 August 2014)
Vigraha Sri Baladev
"Without the shelter of Nityananda Prabhu, without the shelter of Baladev
Prabhu, we cannot think about Krishna. We must understand how to serve, how
to give nourishment to Baladev." Download
the audio (3.5 Mb, 11 min | 10 August 2014)
Purnima: Double Festival in Russia
"Today, everybody is celebrating Sri Sri Baladev Prabhu's appearance day
everywhere. Today is also the Deities' installation day in Saint Petersburg
temple, our main centre in Russia. Even Madhavendra Puri showed us how
important it is to serve the Deities..." Download
the audio (1.6 Mb, 5 min | 13 August 2011)
Sri Dasa-Avatara-Stotram |
দশাবতারস্তোত্রম্ "O Lord of the universe! You have assumed the form of Balaram! All glory to You! On Your white body You wear garments the colour of clouds and the color of the River Yamuna when she is frightened by the striking of Your plough."
ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রী শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের হরি-কথামৃত:
শ্রীআশ্রয়বিগ্রহ-শ্রীবলদেবের মহিমা আর শ্রীগুরুচরণ-সেবের অর্থ: শিষ্যের জীবন আর
একমাত্র প্রবৃত্তি; এবং শ্রীল ভক্তিবিনদ ঠাকুরের শরণাগতির ১৯ গান "সর্ব্বস্ব
তোমার চরণে সঁপিয়া".
«Без прибежища в Нитьянанде Прабху, без прибежища в Баладеве Прабху, мы не
можем думать о Кришне. Мы должны понять, как нам служить и доставить радость
Преданность покоряет, эго отталкивает
Господь Баларама, Калия-даман, Саубхари Муни, Судама Випра, солнце, сосуд,
трубы, свинья и капля воды — все это сплетено вместе, чтобы направить нас к
двойной праздник в России
«Сегодня все повсюду празднуют авирбхав (явление) Шри Шри Баладева
Прабху. Сегодня также день установки божеств в храме в Санкт-Петербурге,
нашем основном центре в России. Еще Мадхавендра Пури показывал, как важно
Wed, 14 August 2019:
Tattva (2): Appearance and Pastimes
His Divine Grace reads to the devotees about Sri Baladev on Sri Baladev
Purnima in 2018: "In Rama-lila, Laksman is younger than Ramachandra, so could
not serve Ramachandra properly because a younger brother is always afraid of
the elder brother. Therefore, in the pastimes of Krishna, Baladev became an
elder son—when Krishna performed His pastimes, Balaram was always with
the audio (4.9 Mb, 14 min | 26 August 2018 |
Tue, 13 August 2019:
His Divine Grace reads to the devotees about Sri Baladev on Sri Baladev
Purnima in 2018: "You cannot prosper in your spiritual life without taking
shelter of Baladev. If you take shelter of Gurudev, then you will get
the audio (5.2 Mb, 15 min | 26 August 2018 |
Mon, 12 August 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami
Prabhu, Srila Gauri Das Pandit)
"This Is Your
"When we do some service, when we practise properly, Maya always disturbs us.
What should we do? You must understand that we are soldiers in a battlefield
and we have come to fight, so we must fight against Maya. How will you fight
against Maya?" Download
the audio (3.3 Mb, 9 min | 17 August 2013)
Question: How can anarthas be
Answer: If you loudly chant the prescribed
number of rounds of the Holy Name of Krishna, unwanted habits and qualities
will go away, and all materialism, etc. will run away—even those who are
averse to the Lord, the outside people, will not be able to avert it
Question: How can one follow this advice if
one is completely covered by anarthas?
Answer: Sriman Mahaprabhu bestowed all power to
Sri Rupa Goswami Prabhu, and you must earnestly beg at the feet of this Sri
Rupa Goswami Prabhu and his followers for this mercy of Mahaprabhu.
Especially, we must with all our heart pray to Sri Nam Prabhu for His
service. Nam Prabhu is Nami Prabhu (the Holy Name and He whose Name it is are
non-different)—He will reveal Himself in your heart.
(Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj, Guidance 3)
Rupa-Goswami-Prabhura Sochaka শ্রীমদ্রূপগোস্বামি-প্রভুর
শোচক "O my very goal of life, Sri Rupa Goswami! He is extremely merciful, an
ocean of great qualities. Whoever gets his mercy, gets the feet of Chaitanya
and attains Radha and Krishna in Vraja Dham (Vrindavan). His nature is such
that he gave mercy to the worst, most sinful, fallen, miserable souls. How
much more can one mouth possibly say? Please accept me! May I always, at
every moment, remember your lotus feet—please hear this prayer of
Goswami Prabhu (1)
"Tomorrow is Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's and Srila Gauridas Pandit's
disappearance day. We want to say something about them because our Guru
Maharaj Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and our Gurupadpadma are
Rupanuga-dhara—they are holding Srila Rupa Goswami's flag." Download
the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)
Srimad Rupa-pada-rajah Prarthana Dasakam
"Srila Rupa Goswami is the mine of the most precious treasure, the leader of
the associates of Lord Chaitanya. Despite my lowliness, when
will—disregarding all my various qualifications and disqualifications—Srimad
Rupa Prabhu grace me with the dust of his holy lotus feet?"
Goswami Prabhu (2)
"We must all pray to Srila Rupa Goswami, 'Prabhu, wherever you are staying
now, please forgive our offences. Please engage us to serve your servant,
please tolerate us. Prabhu, please accept us as a dog at your lotus
the audio (1.3 Mb, 4 min | 29 July 2012)
"He is actually an associate of Mahaprabhu. Before that, in Dvapara yuga,
he was an associate of Krishna, and Krishna Himself sent him to teach us,
the fallen souls. On his disappearance day we can ask him for some mercy
so that we can continue our service to the Lord."
the audio (2.9 Mb, 9 min | 18 August 2013)
"Rupa and Sanatan stayed in Ramkeli-gram in Malda district, Gauda Mandal and
worked for the emperor Hussein Shah. They heard that somebody tried to
start kirtan, and, understanding that it had to be Mahaprabhu, they went to
meet with Him." Download
the audio (2 Mb, 6 min | 13 June 2015)
"We start service by the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, by the mercy of
Radharani. Without Their mercy we cannot do anything. One day, Sanatan Goswami came to Rupa Goswami. He asked him, 'For so many days I have not taken sweet rice..." Download(1.7 Mb, 5 min | 21 September 2009)
Dignity of the Divine Servitor:Descent of
Knowledge "When in Vrindavana, Rupa Goswami wanted to offer his Guru, Sanatan
Goswami, some sweet-rice. He thought, 'My Gurudeva likes sweet-rice. If I can
secure some milk, sugar, raisins, nuts, etc., I shall be able to make some
sweet-rice, offer it to Krishna, and then to my Gurudeva.' A little later, a
young girl, perhaps twelve or fourteen years of age, came to Rupa Goswami's
bhajan-kutir in Kadam Kandi..."
Rupa-Sanatan Siksa(EPUB file, 0.5 Mb)
"Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita: Sri Rupa-Satana Siksa, read and expounded by His
Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj." An electronic
version of the published previously online matter available now for download,
reading and worshipping on phones, tablets, eBook readers, etc.
At Gauri Das Pandit's
"Gauri Das Pandit was a grihastha devotee who lived in Kalna. His
brother was the father of Jahnava and Vasudha. Once, Mahaprabhu and
Nityananda Prabhu came to Kalna by boat and decided to visit Gauri Das
Pandit's house..." Download
the audio (2.5 Mb, 8 min)
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Six Goswamis, namely Sri
Rupa Goswami, Sri Sanatan Goswami, Sri Raghunath Bhatta Goswami, Sri
Raghunath Das Goswami, Sri Jiva Goswami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Goswami, who
are always engaged in chanting the Holy Name of Krishna and dancing. They are
just like the ocean of love of God, and they are popular both with the gentle
and with the ruffians, because they are not envious of anyone. Whatever they
do, they are all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully blessed by Lord
Chaitanya. Thus they are engaged in missionary activities meant to deliver
all the conditioned souls in the material universe."
Sri Guru Parampara |
শ্রীগুরুপরম্পরা "Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is nondifferent from Sri Sri Radha-Krsna and is the very life of Sri Rupa's followers. Srila Svarup Damodar Goswami, Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu, and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu are dear to Visvambhar."
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. If anyone comes to you, their sins go
thakura dayara sagara |
বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর দয়ার সাগর "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. Mercifully
give me a drop of faith and bestow upon me the wealth of Krishna's
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! It is not possible to conquer maya by engaging in
maya. I see no other way to get relief except for the mercy of
Ye anila prema
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."
Sri Rupa-manjari-pada |
শ্রীরূপমঞ্জরী-পদ "The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my wealth, my bhajan (service), my
puja (worship), the wealth of my life, and whatever ornaments I may have. Her
lotus feet are the very life of my life."
At Sri Chaitanya
"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
the audio (5 Mb, 14 min | 18 March 2019 | Incl.
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
the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 18 March 2019 |
— Sri Hari Smaran Month —
Disappearance of Srila Rupa Goswami, Srila Gauridas Pandit
Appearance of Lord Baladev
Appearance of Lord Sri Krishna (Sri Janmastami)
Sri Nandotsav, Appearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj
Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi
Appearance of Srimati Radharani (Sri Radhastami)
Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami, Lord Vamanadev
Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur
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..."
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
the audio (3.2 Mb, 9 min | 18 March 2019 | Bengali)
All Glory to Sri Sri Guru
Gauranga— · Sri Kartik Pilgrimage Invitation · —
Most respected Vaishnavs, Devotees, and Well-Wishers,
We are offering our humble obeisance at your holy lotus feet and extending
this letter of invitation on the order of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila
Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.
Continuing the tradition of the annual holy Kartik month pilgrimages from Sri
Chaitanya Saraswat Math started in 1950s by His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj for the service and pleasure
of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami
Maharaj, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj,
the current Successor President and Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Math, is organising a two-week tour of Mathura, Vrindavan and Govardhan,
including a brief visit to Jaipur, from 25 October 2019 (Friday) to 8
November 2019 (Friday) (starting off from Howrah station, Kolkata). His
Divine Grace extends his earnest open invitation to anyone wishing to join
the devotees on this holy Parikrama.
We pray that you may bless us with your presence and enhance thus this holy
25 October 2019—8 November 2019 Contact email address
Fri, 9 August 2019:
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
the audio (2.9 Mb, 8 min | 18 March 2019 | Bengali)
Thu, 8 August 2019:
At Sri Madhai
"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
the audio (5.7 Mb, 16 min | 18 March 2019 | Incl.
Wed, 7 August 2019:
At Sri Nandan
"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
the audio (6.8 Mb, 19 min | 18 March 2019 | Incl.
শ্রীল ভক্তি রক্ষক শ্রীধর দেবগোস্বামী মহারাজের তিরোভাব-মহোৎসব (১ অগাস্ট,
২০১৯) (ওঁ বিষ্ণুপাদ শ্রীল ভক্তি নির্ম্মল আচার্য্য মহারাজের
"অসুরগুল সব কিছু চুরি করে নিয়ে গেছে কিন্তু তারা আমাদের হৃদয় চুরি করতে পারে
না, আমাদের যে প্রচারের ধারা, তারা সেটা চুরি করতে পারবে না ! আমি আজকে এই
প্রার্থনা শ্রীগুরুদেবের কাছে রাখছি—হে গুরু মহারাজ, আমার তোমার গুণ-কীর্তন করার
সামর্থ্য নেই ; তোমার অযোগ্য সেবক হয়ে তুমি আমাকে এই দায়িত্ব, এই সিংহাসান দিয়ে
দিয়েছ আর আমি সব সময় সুখে-দুঃখে তোমারই চিন্তা করি । আমার আর কোন বাসনা নেই ।
আমি তোমার কাছে আবার পুনরায় ক্ষমা প্রার্থনা করি—আমাকে কত সহ্য ক্ষমতা আছে দেখার
জন্য তুমি আমাকে বারবার পরীক্ষা করছ এবং আমি তোমার কাছে আরো ধৈর্যের পরীক্ষা
নিতে রাজি আছি কিন্তু হে প্রভু তুমি আমাকে চরণ ছাড়া কর না ।"
the audio (8.7 Mb, 25 min | 1 August 2019 | Bengali)
Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj's books at ONLINE BOOKSTORE
All these books, as well as other publication from Sri Chaitanya Saraswat
Math, are available for purchase at our main temples in India, as well as
online from any country all over the world. All online orders are sent from
Kolkata, India. Should you have any enquiries, we will be happy to
'We must clean ourselves through sravan, kirtan, Hari-katha, otherwise no
matter how much we labour, the result will not come.'
CALENDAR FOR 08/2019
15. (Thu) Purnima. Appearance of Sri Baladev.
Fast until noon. End of Jhulan Yatra of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda.
20. (Tue) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Bhakti Vilas Tapasvi Maharaj.
23. (Fri) Krishna Ashtami. Sri Sri Krishna
Janmashtami. Complete fast until midnight, then no grains.
24. (Sat) Krishna Navami. Sri Nandotsav. Sri Janmashtami paran
between 5:13 and 9:32 a.m. Appearance of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami
Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
26. (Mon) Annada Ekadashi. Fast.
27. (Tue) Paran between 6:22 and 9:33 a.m.
CALENDAR FOR 09/2019
4. (Wed) Appearance of Sri Sita Devi, the consort of Sri Advaita Prabhu.
5. (Thu) Sri Lalita Saptami. Appearance of Sri Lalita Devi.
6. (Fri) Sri Radhashtami. Srimati Radharani's
appearance at noon. Fast until noon.
9. (Mon) Parshva Ekadashi. Fast.
10. (Tue) Appearance of Sri Vamanadev. Paran after the worship of Sri
Vamanadeva between 8:22 and 9:31 a.m. Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami
11. (Wed) Appearance of Srila Sachchidananda Bhakti Vinod Thakur.
12. (Thu) Disappearance of Srila Haridas Thakur.
14. (Sat) Purnima. Vishvarup Mahotsav. End of month-long Sri Hari Smaran
16. (Mon) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Vilas Tirtha
25. (Wed) Indira Ekadashi. Fast.
26. (Thu) Paran between 5:30 a.m. and 7:35 a.m.
29. (Sun) Gaura Pratipad. Grand appearance festival
of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Acharya and Sevaite, Ananta-sri-vibhusita Om
Visnupad Paramahamsa-kula-chudamani Visva-varenya Sri Srimad Bhakti Nirmal
Acharya Maharaj. [Vyasa Puja offerings are accepted up to a few days
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.