Wed, 13 November 2019:
Guru-Disciple Bond
"You must understand purely what Gurudev needs, what is his connection, what Gurudev wants, what his heart wants and you must always fulfil his desire. That is what the relationship between the Guru and a disciple is."
Download the audio (2.1 Mb, 5 min | 28 September 2019)

Preaching Programmes in Pancha Palli and Tarakeshwar
(12 November 2019 | 63 photographs, 5.6 Mb)
Having returned from the extensive parikrama of Sri Govardhan-Vrindavan Dham, His Divine Grace resumes preaching activities in West Bengal and attends Vaishnav seva programme organised in Pancha Palli and a preaching programme on the outskirts of Tarakeshwar.

Preaching Programme in Purulia
(13 November 2019 | 33 photographs, 5.6 Mb)
His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj attends a programme in suburbs of Purulia approaching the scientist audience with the pure conception of Sriman Mahaprabhu for the eternal benefit of the attendees.


Tue, 12 November 2019: (End of niyom-seva month)
"Preach for My Guru"
"My desire is that you preach for my Guru. Make some books, brochures, distribute prasadam, and go for sankirtan in the street from time to time. Preach. Continue preaching. You may not have a temple now, but you can make a programme in devotees' houses. Continue your programmes, that will be good for you yourself."
Download the audio (2.5 Mb, 6 min | 10 November 2019)


Mon, 11 November 2019:
"Come to Learn, Come to Serve"
"If you can come and join these parikramas, it will be good for you. You can learn more and more, you can engage yourself in the service of the Lord. Always engage yourself in Krishna consciousness and also always avoid illusory environment."
Download the audio (1.9 Mb, 5 min | 10 November 2019)

Online Programme: Kolkata—Durban
(10 November 2019 | 3 photographs, 0.3 Mb)
Fortunate assembled devotees receive the darshan, divine instructions and Hari-katha of His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj.



Sun, 10 November 2019:
Symptoms of Disciple
"Only exclusive and dear servitors can have the right for Gurudev's wealth and property. Gurudev's wealth and property is not some temple, a great building, etc.—Gurudev's property is Krishna-prema, his heart, his love. We must become real disciples."
Download the audio (12.3 Mb, 30 min | 31 October 2019 | বাংলা)


Recordings from Sri Kartik Parikrama 2019 (Part 4):

2 November 2019, Sri Vrindavan Dham Parikrama
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Damodar Lila (Rescuing Manigriv and Nalakuvar)   DOWNLOAD (2.6 Mb, 7 min | )
Sri Brahmanda Ghat   DOWNLOAD (0.4 Mb, 1 min | )

3 November 2019, Sri Kuruksetra Dham

Sri Brahma Kunda   DOWNLOAD (2.5 Mb, 6 min | )
Place where Srimad Bhagavad-gita was spoken   DOWNLOAD (1.4 Mb, 4 min | )

4 November 2019, Jaipur

Evening class
(Appreciation of Jaipur devotees' beautiful arrangement and service; devotees' selflessness and service mood; family unity among devotees; Sri Govindaji Deity of Srila Rupa Goswami; hankering for seva adhikar; Ramananda-sambad; invitation for parikramas and encouragement for preaching. Kirtan: Jaya Radha Madhava, Hare Krishna maha-mantra, Hari Haraye Nama Krsna.)
  DOWNLOAD (17.2 Mb, 41 min | )

5 November 2019, Karauli

Madan Mohan and king's daughter   DOWNLOAD (1.8 Mb, 5 min | )



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Sat, 9 November 2019:
Neither Judge, Nor Imitate
"We cannot see anything, that is why we must always take shelter of a bona fide Guru. That is why it is very difficult to stay in Vrindavan. If you try to practise such raga-marga, you will become a sahajiya."
Download the audio (12.3 Mb, 30 min | 31 October 2019 | বাংলা)


Fri, 8 November 2019: (Sri Utthan Ekadasi; Disappearance of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj)
Eternal Stumbling Block
"Mathura or Vrindavan is not a place for doing business or enjoyment. This is a place of service. If you want to stay here to serve, if you have service mood, then you have the right to stay here. We must not come to Vrindavan to always think about ourselves."
Download the audio (12.3 Mb, 30 min | 31 October 2019 | বাংলা)


namo gaurakisoraya bhaktavadhuta murtaye
gauranghri padma-bhrngaya radha-bhava-nisevine

"I offer my obeisance unto the divine form of the devotee-avadhut Srila Gaura Kisor Das Babaji Maharaj, who is a honey-bee at Sri Gaurasundar's lotus feet and a servant of Srimati Radharani imbued with deep loving attachment."

Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj
The transcendental pastimes and character of a great Vaishnav of our sampradaya: "'Why are you staying here in Radha Kunda? You must come to Nabadwip. My lila is not in Vrindavan, now My lila is going on in Nabadwip, so you must come here.' And he came here...."
Download the audio (5.1 Mb, 15 min | 17 November 2010)

Srila Gaurakishoradas Babaji Maharaj
(An article written by Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupad and published in the Harmonist in honour of the disappearance day of Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj:)
"We cannot be eligible for the discipleship of Srila Thakur Bhaktivinode, whom we may be disposed to honour on account of his display of scientific scholarship, unless we are cured of all our scholastic vanities through the realisation of the knowledge of transcendence by unconditional submission to the feet of Srila Gaurakishoradasa Babaji."

Sri Srimad Gaura-Kishor-Namaskar Dasakam | শ্রীশ্রীমদ্­গৌরকিশোরনমস্কারদশকম্
"O Divine Master of my Divine Master, my most venerable preceptor, you are supremely worshippable in the group of the foremost associates of Sri Gauranga. Although I remain deep in the mud of offenses, I (a fallen soul) am begging you for your causeless mercy. O Gaura Kisora, again and yet again do I make my obeisance unto you."



SONG: Ye anila prema dhana | 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."

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: Vaisnava 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 Name."

SONG: 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 sadhus."



In honour of Srimad Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj's appearance:

Reforming Others
Three educational stories from the life of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur and his disciple Sripad B.D. Madhav Maharaj.
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 12 May 2012)

Guru Consciousness, Service Consciousness
"I heard from Gurudev, one time it was Janmastami, and Madhav Maharaj (his brahmachari name was Hayagriva Prabhu) had some service in Delhi, so he had to travel by train on the Janmastami day...."
Download the audio (2.3 Mb, 7 min | 25 December 2010)

Continuous Service
"It happened after Prabhupad Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur's time. One time, Srila Bhakti Dayita Madhav Goswami Maharaj, Srila Bhakti Saranga Goswami Maharaj and one more sannyasi—three disciples of Prabhupad—were sitting in one room..."
Download the audio (1.4 Mb, 5 min | 7 August 2011)


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


Thu, 7 November 2019: (Sri Kartik Parikrama Continues)
Darshan of Transcendental Abode
"Actually, we do not have the eyes to have a darshan of a holy place. If we can clean our hearts through kirtan, if we can clean our character and mind through the service to the Guru, Vaishnavs, and the Lord, then we can truly do dham parikrama."
Download the audio (12.3 Mb, 30 min | 31 October 2019 | বাংলা)


Wed, 6 November 2019: (Sri Kartik Parikrama Continues)
At Sri Radha Kunja-Bihari Gaudiya Math
"By the mercy of Sri Gurupadpadma, we have come today to Sri Gaudiya Math established by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. You know that Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur is the founder acharya of Sri Chaitanya Math and all Gaudiya Maths..."
Download the audio (2.9 Mb, 7 min | 29 October 2019 | বাংলা)


Recordings from Sri Vrindavan Dham Parikrama 2019 (Part 3):

31 October 2019, Sri Vrindavan Dham Parikrama
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Sri Imlitala Math (Kirtan and Speech)   DOWNLOAD (2.8 Mb, 7 min | )
Sri Kaliya Daman Lila   DOWNLOAD (4.1 Mb, 10 min | )
Evening class
(First part: how to do parikrama of a holy dham and how to see the holy dham; seeing the Guru with your clean heart; cleaning the heart with kirtan and service; avoiding offences during the parikrama; programme for the next few days. Second part: the eyes to see the dham, the ears to hear Rupa-Raghunath-katha; a warning against imitation; meaning of a real disciple.)
  DOWNLOAD (12.3 Mb, 30 min | )

1 November 2019, Sri Vrindavan Dham Parikrama

Sri Radha Gokulananda Math   DOWNLOAD (0.5 Mb, 1 min | )
Sri Gopinath Kirtan   DOWNLOAD (2.6 Mb, 6 min | )
Sri Vamsivat
(Gopeshwar Mahadev's pastime; gopis' coming to Krishna at night and coming to see Durvasa)
  DOWNLOAD (4 Mb, 10 min | )
Evening class
(Dvadas-tila pastime; Sri Madan Mohan coming to Srila Sanatan Goswami; story of Jivan Chakravarti.)
  DOWNLOAD (9.3 Mb, 22 min | )


Tue, 5 November 2019: (Sri Kartik Parikrama Continues)
Sri Govardhan Puja (3): Full Service
"I have told you before that it is not necessary to know any mantra to worship the Lord—it is necessary to have a clean heart. Also, service is necessary, but service must be full. You start something and then leave it half-way—not like this."
Download the audio (7.5 Mb, 18 min | 29 October 2019 | বাংলা)

Parikrama to Sri Karauli
(5 November 2019 | 14 photographs, 1.1 Mb)
Continuing Sri Kartik Tour, His Divine Grace takes the devotees from the holy city of Jaipur to Karauli, slightly to the south-east to Jaipur, to take the darshan of Sri Mahan Mohan Deity of Srila Sanatan Goswamipad.


Mon, 4 November 2019: (Parikrama of Sri Jaipur)
Sri Govardhan Puja (2): Seva-Adhikar
"Krishna Himself said, 'I am Govardhan!' Sometimes people say that worshipping Govindaji and worshipping Govardhan is different, but this is a misconception. You must serve Govardhan with sincerity and following all rules of service."
Download the audio (7.5 Mb, 18 min | 29 October 2019 | বাংলা)

Parikrama to Sri Jaipur
(4 November 2019 | 29 photographs, 2.8 Mb)
On this day of Sri Kartik Tour, His Divine Grace takes the devotees to Sri Jaipur to take the darshan of Sri Govinda Deity (worshipped previously by Srila Rupa Goswamipad in Sri Vrindavan) and Sri Gopinath (worshipped previously by Sri Madhu Pandit). Both Deities were installed by Krishna's great-grandson Vajranabha. Rescued by devotees from military assaults of the government later on, the Deities were moved to Jaipur where They are worshipped to this day. (The third Deity, Sri Gopal, was recovered by Sri Madhavendra Puripad and is worshipped at Govardhan.)

Parikrama of Sri Kuruksetra Dham
(3 November 2019 | 29 photographs, 1.9 Mb)
His Divine Grace takes the devotees to Sri Kuruksetra Dham, about 160 km to the north of Delhi, to take the holy darshan of the great holy place where the famous Kuruksetra battle took place and where Lord Sri Krishna spoke Srimad Bhagavad Gita.


Sun, 3 November 2019: (Parikrama of Sri Vrindavan Dham)
Sri Govardhan Puja (1): Sevya and Sevak
"Today is a very auspicious day—today is Sri Giriraj Govardhan Puja. By the mercy of Gurudev, we are present here in Govardhan. Gurudev writes that Giriraj assumes the form of both sevya and sevak..."
Download the audio (7.5 Mb, 18 min | 29 October 2019 | বাংলা)



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Sri Sri Prema-Vivarta
“Crying, the Lord's angry Jaga says, 'O devotees! Serve the Name and chant the Name!'”


Great Expectations
'Always be humble, practise, and whatever result comes, Krishna will give it. Do not hope for so many things, like, 'I want to go Goloka Vrindavan.' Your duty is to only do service, to please your Guru.'




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 Thakur.

26. (Tue) Amavasya. Disappearance of Srila Jagabandhu Bhakti Ranjan.



2. (Mon) Gaura Shashthi. Oran Shashthi. Grand festival for honouring the appearance of Sri Sri Nitai-Chaitanya Jiu at Sri Puri Dham, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

4. (Wed) Disappearance of Srila Madhusudan Das Babaji Maharaj.

5. (Thu) Appearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kamal Madhusudan Maharaj.

6. (Fri) Disappearance of Tridandi Swami Srimad Bhakti Kusum Shraman Maharaj.

8. (Sun) Moksada Ekadashi. Fast.

9. (Mon) Paran between 6:10 a.m. and 9:02 p.m.

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 Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

15. (Sun) Festivals at the appearance place of Srila B.S. Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj and his youth Pastimes place: Bamunpara and Nadan Ghat.

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 Maharaj.

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 Das Thakur.

27. (Fri) Appearance of Srila Lochan Das Thakur.

29. (Sun) Disappearance of Srila Jiva Goswami Prabhu and Srila Jagadish Pandit.



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 jaya gurudever
'All glory to the mine of joy, Sri Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami, who is the crown-jewel of Gurus!'
জয় জয় গুরুদেবের


Lalita always controls Radharani: she manages Her meeting with Krishna, Her separation
from Him—everything. Lalita Devi controls everything, for that she is a Guru: Prema-Guru.