guhyam ākhyāti pṛcchati: revealing one’s mind in confidence… (a letter to Srila Govinda Maharaja 9/20/90)

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Kolerganj, P.O. Nabadwipa

Dist Nadia, W. Bengal, PIN 741302, INDIA


My dear Sripad Bhakti Sundara Govinda Maharaja,

My humble dandavats in the direction of your holy feet which are giving hope to my hopeless self. All glories to our beloved Srila Guru Maharaja and Srila Prabhupada our eternal well-wishers for it is by their grace only that we may continue in their absence.

I have received your very kind and thoughtful letter of Aug. 18. and feel very much [Read More...]

Vyasa-puja at Sri Gaura Vinoda Saraswata Seva Ashram

L-R, Siddhartha, Srimati Malini Devi, Lily Ann

Dear Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja

We are at your lotus feet offering our most humble obeisances. All glories to our param gurus Srila Govinda Maharaja, Srila Sridhara Maharaja and Srila Swami Maharaja.

All glories to you and we wish you a very happy vyasa-puja and pray to Srimati Radharani for many happy returns [Read More...]

Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami – And so Kṛṣṇa said, “No, My wife wants it. I must”

And so Kṛṣṇa said, “No, My wife wants it. I must.” That is Kṛṣṇa. [laughter] How He is complete, just like a hen-pecked husband [laughter] to satisfy the wife in every respect. —

There is no comparison of Kṛṣṇa’s opulences. I have several times given the example. Say, in the human society there is marriage. So Kṛṣṇa married 16,800 wives. And for each wife a palace, marble palace, bedecked with jewels, and the furniture made of ivory and gold, and [Read More...]

3/17/2021 – The Grand Appearance Day Celebration of Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

On Wednesday March 17th, 2021, we humbly invite you to celebrate with us the Grand Appearance day of the President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

Celebrations for this most blessed event will be held at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, and the SCSM Global center in Manila, Philippines.

The festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious [Read More...]

Thursday 25th February 2021 – Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

Appearance of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Fast until noon.
For your satisfaction we offer this link to an audio recording of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s talk on Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day from February 24, 1994.

nityanandam aham naumi
sarvananda-karam param
hari-nama-pradam devam

“I bow down to the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu, who is the awarder of the highest joy to all, the bestower of the holy name and the crest jewel of all paramahamsa mendicants.”

Srila Giri Maharaja – “If Srila Prabhupada was present in front of you . . . “

Re: questioning my addressing Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja as “Swami Maharaja”.

—–Original Message—–
From: BK Giri
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 05:59 PM
To: ‘Navadwipa Dasa’
Subject: A note from Giri Maharaja

My obeisances to you, Sriman Nabadwipa Prabhu.

I got a reply from Sripada Jayadwaita Maharaja who said he has the recording he made of you discussing the early press work. He offered to send it, or give it to me as soon as a means of transfer [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Why do you not wear a mask?”

Date: 12/21/20


Another day of shopping, another “incident.”

Out on one of our monthly shopping expeditions, and wearing no mask (as usual), we’re shopping for bhoga in a Shoprite when a women pushes her shopping cart near to us and asks me in a clearly audible and irritating tone “Where’s your mask?” I respond “Are you the mask police?” and then, before she has answered, I ask “May I see your badge?” Seeming a little startled by my rejoinder she asks “What do [Read More...]

Friday 1st January 2021 – The Appearance day festival of Om Vishnupada Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the festival for the Grand 92nd Appearance Day Celebration of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Sevaite President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and worldwide centres.

This festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP [Read More...]

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Can a grhasta vaishnava give sannyasa initiation?”

Date: 12/5/2015

Krishangi Devi,

Please accept my blessings.

Can a grhasta guru accept and direct brahmachari disciples? Of course he can. Then why not sannyasa disciples? Generally it is not done. But that does not mean it is impossible, or even that it should not be done.

Generally sannyasa is not given to females, but it is not impossible. Srila Govinda Maharaja told me it is allowable according to the writings of one of the Six Goswamis. As I recall, it was Sri Rupa.

Everything is possible [Read More...]