"There can be different kinds of service. It can be anything—any way you can
fulfil the desire of a Vaishnav is service; any way you can fulfil the desire
of your Guru is service." Download
the audio (1.4 Mb, 4 min | 15 October 2019)
—: INVITATION :— Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj's Appearance Festival
Dear Devotees, Vaishnavs, 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
bowing down at your holy feet and extending an invitation to join us in
Sripat Hapaniya Dham on the occasion of the grand festival in honour
of the holy appearance day of our supremely worshippable Om Vishnupad Sri
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, the founder and eternal
guardian of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, that falls on 22 October 2019
(Tuesday) this year.
The celebration of the festival starts at 4:30 a.m. with the morning arati of
Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Radha Gopinathjiu, followed by
Nagar-sankirtan in the holy Sri Hapiniya Dham, and then, from 9 a.m., special
lectures from the holy mouth of Sri Gurupadpadma, as well as the assembled
venerable Vaishnavs, kirtans, offerings of glorification and flowers, bhoga
offering, prasad distribution.
We shall feel obliged to have the kind company of you and your friends for
this celebration to enhance this great festival in Sripat Hapaniya Dham or
at any of our centres in India, as well as branches
worldwide as per your convenience.
Date & Time:
22 October 2019 (Tuesday)
(4:30) 9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Ashram,
District of Burdwan, W.Bengal
Mobile phone (Bengali): 8967719158 / 9733402601
Some preparations that are known to be favourite to His Divine Grace
include: natural orange juice (with just a little sugar), cholar dahl
(split chickpea dal), alu bhaja (deep-fried potato), muri, puri/luchi with
alu bhaja, aloo dum, samosa, pineapple chutney, puspanna, chaunsa
Festival, with Heart and Soul
"I am telling to everyone who is staying in the temple, to every centre: you
must make a festival for Srila Sridhar Maharaj. If you want to show that you
want to serve Srila Sridhar Maharaj, then make a good festival on this
the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 15 July 2012)
праздник – от всей души и всего сердца
«Я обращаюсь ко всем, кто живет в храме, к каждому центру: вы должны провести
праздник в честь Шрилы Шридхара Махараджа. Если вы хотите показать, что
хотите служить Шриле Шридхару Махараджу, тогда устройте хороший праздник в
Sat, 19 October 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Bhakti Vichar
"Sometimes, we can be distributing preaching in the proper way, but we
ourselves cannot reach our destination. This happens because of our mind.
Practitioners must be always careful. We must always stay attached to our
service and to our practice." Download
the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 15 October 2019)
"I offer my obeisance unto my great master, the worshippable Srimad Bhakti
Vichar Jajavar Maharaj. He is a beautiful follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Thakur and has been a bee in the lotus feet of the Lord since his
youth. He has a divine form and a moonlike face. He is filled with the Name's
ecstasy and his heart is tranquil. He is gentle, he relieves the fallen of
their distress, and he delivers the world."
Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj)
Sripad Bhakti Vichar
Jajavar Maharaj(by Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami
"Srila Jajavar Maharaj joined the Gaudiya Mission of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Thakur at a very young age. He could sing nicely, and he looked
very simple—there was not a shadow of inauspiciousness in his
the audio (8.4 Mb, 25 min | 24 October 1987)
Fri, 18 October 2019: (Disappearance of Srila Narottam Das
"When you stay with Gurudev, you should not only stay with your body and
mind—you must stay with Gurudev with your heart and soul. It is necessary to
have chastity to your Gurudev. We should not try to purify others—first we
must purify ourselves through sravanam and
the audio (1.1 Mb, 3 min | 14 October 2019)
In honour of Srila Narottam Das Thakur:
Das Thakur's Separation
"How did he leave his body? It was unbelievable. It happened on the
panchami (fifth) day of the Kartik month, that is today... One day, he
was chanting and the devotees could see that he was saying, 'I want to go, I
want to go.' He said this in front of everybody..." Download(1.6 Mb, 5 min | 4 November 2012)
"We have no quality, no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not
got mercy from Vaishnavs, we cannot acquire, or get, service from the
Vaishnavs. That is why we always make Vaishnavs' tirobhav
(disappearance) festivals and remember such days.
"We are praying to that Vaishnav Thakur [Srila Narottam Das Thakur],
'Wherever you are staying, Prabhu, wherever you are living now, we want to
serve your servant! We want to serve your servant's servant.' We pray we can
get some mercy and can serve him, can protect his line and preach about him."
•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! Prabhu, please deliver Narottam this time!"
•Dhana mora nityananda |
ধন মোর নিত্যানন্দ "The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath. My mind is
intently fixed upon the remnants of Vaishnavs, and I am elated hearing the
name of Vaishnavs."
•Nitai-pada kamala "Always aspire for Nitai's feet. Narottam is very sad: 'O Nitai! Make me
happy. Keep me beside your reddish feet.'"
Srila Narottam Das
Thakur: Bona Fide Benefactor
"Who will you call a Guru? A Guru is not someone whose profession is to make
disciples, who only takes your money. The Guru gives a conception, gives some
wealth, property, with which you can go to your real home..." Download(2.7 Mb, 6 min | 4 Nov. 2012)
In Praise of Srila Narottam Das Thakur[From Affectionate Guidance]
"Today is the Disappearance Day of Srila Narottam Thakur, so I would like to
say a few words to glorify him. Before Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur most of the
Vaisnava songs came from Srila Narottam Thakur. But although he wrote many
beautiful songs of devotion, Narottam Das Thakur was not just a song writer,
he was a great pandit and more than that, he was a devotee of Sri
Thu, 17 October 2019:
"Through sravan and kirtan, all your bad elements will go
away—after that, you will get attachment to doing your service properly every
day. We must be steady and firm. If you practise every moment and every day,
then it will be good for you—in this way, your devotional life will go the
proper way and to the proper place." Download
the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 14 October 2019)
Visiting Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math in Tarakeshwar (16 October 2019 | 7 photographs, 0.5 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri
Tarakeshwar to nourish devotees with his divine presence, Hari-katha and
instructions, as well as distribute invitation to the forthcoming festival in
Sripat Hapaniya Dham.
Wed, 16 October 2019:
Religion of Jiva
"When the jiva souls is attracted by the illusory environment, it
cannot easily remember what is its duty or who it is—the soul cannot
understand it because the real things become hidden inside the soul." Download
the audio (2.4 Mb, 6 min | 14 October 2019)
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
Tue, 15 October 2019:
Service—Life of Service
"Today Kartik-vrata, or niyom-seva, starts. Our temple observes it from
purnima to purnima, and some other temples do it from
dvadasi to dvadasi. One day I asked Gurudev what
niyom-seva meant..." Download
the audio (6.4 Mb, 14 min | 13 October 2019)
Mon, 14 October 2019:
"I Want to Be a
Good Follower of My Gurudev"
"I have never wanted to be a Guru, and to this day I still do not think that
I am a Guru. I always think that I want to be a good disciple of my Gurudev—I
want to be a servitor of Gurudev's devotees, I want to be a good follower of
my Gurudev." Download
the audio (1.7 Mb, 5 min | 28 September 2019)
Sun, 13 October 2019:
Core of Mission's
"If you take life away, is there any value in the body? The same is true for
our spiritual life—if you remove Guru from your spiritual life, you remove
life from your body. If you remove service to the Lord from a temple, this
temple loses its very life." Download
the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)
Nrisingha Palli (11/12 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 0.8 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj visits Sri
Nrisingha Palli Temple to check on the commenced tiling works and the
continuing painting works on the new floor above nat mandir and the
Hapaniya Dham (11/12 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 1 Mb)
As the festival of the divine appearance of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami
Maharaj is coming soon, His Divine Grace visits Sripat Hapaniya Dham Temple
to check on the painting works and make sure everything is getting ready for
the grand festival in less than two weeks.
In honour of Sri Damodar/Kartik Month:
"This Kartik month (Damodar month) is Krishna's dearmost month. There is
Radha-Damodar temple near our Vrindavan temple and every Kartik we go for
parikrama in Vrindavan. This year also we have a great wish to start
Vrindavan parikrama in Damodar month." Download
the audio (2.4 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)
"We sing Damodarastakam about the pastimes of the Lord written by
Satyavrata Muni every Kartik month. That is a very important song in our
spiritual life." Download
the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 October 2018)
"Who can understand these songs? We cannot even understand 'trnad api
sunichena...' then can we proceed to the other songs? If we want to chant
the Name of Krishna, then we must become like this—trnad api
sunichena...—as we sing in this kirtan." Download(0.7 Mb, 2 min | 7 November 2012 | Bengali)
Kartik Month Kirtans: Following the tradition established at Sri Chaitanya
Saraswat Math, after the regular morning and evening kirtans, the following
kirtans are chanted every day:
Morning: •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 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." Download •Sri Sriman Mahaprabhur Sata-Nama (nadiya-nagare nitai) "In the towns and villages of Nadia, Lord Nityananda ecstatically dances
and sings these names of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu: Lord Chaitanya is the
beloved son of Jagannath Misra; He is Mahaprabhu, the great master,
protector, and maintainer of the whole world...." Download •Sri Krsner Vimsottara-sata-Nama-Sankirtana (nagare nagare gora gay) "From village to village Lord Gaura sings these names of Sri Krishna:
Krishna is the baby who feeds on the breast of Mother Yasoda. He is the son
of Maharaj Nanda, dark blue like and indra-nila gem, and the life of the
residents of Vraja." Download
Core of Disciple's Heart
"You do not enter into a relationship with the Guru just by taking a mantra
from him. If you have love and affection for your Guru, then you have some
relationship with your Guru, then your journey up the ladder of devotion has
the audio (2.7 Mb, 8 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)
Fri, 11 October 2019:
Secrets of Krishna Consciousness
"If one is to come to Vraja Krishna, one must imbibe the mood of Vraja. What
does it mean to get the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu? If you can attract and
give joy to Nitaichand with your kirtan, then you will feel taste and
joy chanting kirtan—then you can get Radha-Krishna." Download
the audio (2.6 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)
Thu, 10 October 2019:
"Gurudev stretches his hand to you, but why do you not accept his hand?
Gurudev calls out, 'Come, come! Come to my family!' Unless you enter this
family, your anarthas will never leave you even if you chant millions
of Holy Names with offences." Download
the audio (2.5 Mb, 7 min | 29 September 2019 | Bengali)
and Nrisingha Palli (8 October 2019 | 20 photographs, 1.3 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj takes
devotees to the Ladies' Ashram in Kalna and visits Sri Nrisingha Palli where
much of the top floor's interior wall painting has been done by now and the
works are continuing steadily towards completion.
In honour of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami, Srila Raghunath Bhatta
Goswami, Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami:
"We have no qualification to serve the Vaishnavs. If we do not got mercy from
Vaishnavs, we cannot get service from the Vaishnavs. That is why we always
make Vaishnavs' disappearance festivals and remember such days." Download(3.7 Mb, 9 min | 8 October 2011)
"We do not want to be a master, we do not want to be a Guru—we want to be a
servant of the servant. This is the most important thing in our spiritual
life. If we can become a servant of a Vaishnav, that is the highest, that is
the best qualification..." Download(1.3 Mb, 3 min | 8 October 2011)
Raghunath Das Goswami's
Pastimes: Nectar of Devotion
"In Mahaprabhu's time, and even after that, everybody wanted to be a servant.
Das Goswami Prabhu, Jiva Goswami Prabhu, and others, were all servants. If
you hear about Srila Raghunath Das Goswami's pastimes you will get
nectar." Download(1.8 Mb, 4 min | 8 October 2011)
Humble and Chaste
"Wherever they are living now, we only want them to allow us to serve their
associates, associates of our Gurudev, and our Guru. We do not want to enter
their party, but we only want their service as a dog..." Download(2.4 Mb, 6 min | 8 October 2011)
What is mukti and what is bhakti? His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya
Maharaj is reading from Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila,
Chapters 8 and 10, noting the exceptional character of devotion of Srila
Krishna Das Kaviraj Goswami and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami. Download
the audio (8 Mb, 17 min | 6 November 2010)
Two Oceans of
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj is speaking about
the glories and pastimes of Srila Raghunath Das Goswami and Srila Krishna Das
Kaviraj Goswami on their disappearance day. Download
the audio (2.8 Mb, 9 min | 5 October 2014)
"This day is a day of Vaishnav seva. Srila Raghunath Das Goswami
Prabhu taught us what must be the quality of a Vaishnav and what must be the
quality of your practising. What Das Goswami Prabhu showed, how he himself
practised, is an example for us." Download(2.7 Mb, 8 min | 9 October 2011)
Prayers to Sri Vaishnav Thakur:
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! Prabhu, you see no fault in others, you are the saviour of the fallen. Please deliver Narottam this time!"
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
(ওহে) বৈষ্ণব ঠাকুর "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. You can give
Krishna, you have that power. Calling, 'Krishna!' 'Krishna!', I run after
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."
anila prema-dhana |
যে আনিল প্রেমধন "Where has Advaita Acharya gone? Where are my Svarup, Rupa, Sanatan? Where
is my Raghunath? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?"
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'Srila Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj came in this world to rescue us, and he
created our Guru—by his grace we have got shelter of our bona fide
Guru. So, we must worship his lotus feet.'
CALENDAR FOR 10/2019
21. (Mon) Krishna Ashtami. Bahulashtami. Manifestation day of Sri Radha
Kunda. Sannyas day of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami
22. (Tue) Krishna Navami. The grand 124th 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
24. (Thu) Rama Ekadashi. Fast.
25. (Fri) Paran between 5:42 and 9:28 a.m. Festival in honour of Sri Gauranga
Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Sripat Panihati.
27. (Sun) Offering and placing of lamps (or candles) on Vishnu
28. (Mon) Amavasya. Dipavali. Offering and placing of lamps (or
candles) on Vishnu Mandirs. Go Puja (cow-worship) and Go Krida (the pleasure
of the cows).
29. (Tue) Sri Govardhan Puja.
(before 7:47 a.m.) Grand Annakut Mahotsav ('Rice Mountain Festival') at Srila
Sridhar Swami Seva Ashram in Sri Govardhan and in the Temple in Sri Gupta
30. (Wed) 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).
31. (Thu) Disappearance festival of Vishva-varenya Tridandi Swami
Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaj Prabhupad.
4. (Mon) Disappearance of Sri Gadadhar Das Goswami, Srila Dhananjay Pandit,
and Srila Srinivas Acharya Prabhu. Sri Gopashtami, Sri Goshthastami, Go Puja,
and Go Gras-dan.
8. (Fri) 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.
9. (Sat) Paran between 5:50 and 9:31 a.m.
11. (Mon) Disappearance of Srila Bhugarbha Goswami and Srila
12. (Tue) 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
23. (Sat) Utpanna Ekadashi. Fast.
Disappearance of Srila Narahari Sarkar Thakur and Srila Kaliya Krishnadas.
Disappearance of Sriyukta Dhananjay Das Prabhu.
24. (Sun) Paran between 6:01 and 9:36 a.m. Disappearance of Srila Saranga
26. (Tue) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.
CALENDAR FOR 12/2019
2. (Mon) Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi. Grand festival for honouring the
appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya
4. (Wed) Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.
5. (Thu) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan
14. (Sat) The grand 90th appearance day
celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's Sevaite-President-Acharya, Om
Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya Sri Srimad Bhakti Sundar Govinda
15. (Sun) Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda
Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan
16. (Mon) Disappearance festival of the founder of the Sri Chaitanya Math
and worldwide Sri Gaudiya Maths, Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta
Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.
22. (Sun) Saphala Ekadashi. Fast.
Disappearance of Srila Devananda Pandit and Srimad Bhakti Prakash Aranya
23. (Mon) Paran between 6:20 and 9:51 a.m. Disappearance of Sripad
Bhakti Bhudev Shrauti Maharaj.
24. (Tue) Disappearance of Srila Mahesh Pandit and Srila Uddharan
27. (Fri) Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.
29. (Sun) Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila
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.