“Censure of Sripad BK Giri Maharaj”

This was posted on the scsmath.com website on July 20, 2011.

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All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga

Censure of Sripad BK Giri Maharaj
by the Acharya Board of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

Dear Devotees,
Please accept our humble obeisances and dandabat pranams.

For the past year Sripad Giri Maharaj has conducted a disinformation campaign,
publicly criticizing Srila Acharya Maharaj, and the Acharya Board, established
by Srila Govinda Maharaj. With the hope that he might desist or correct himself,
we have not taken action against him. However, he refuses to stop. We now see
the necessity of protecting our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math family, and openly
express our unanimous disapproval.

During his time as acharya, we would not tolerate that anyone would criticize
Srila Govinda Maharaj, regardless of their reasons for doing so or their position.
As per the order of Srila Guru Maharaj, that person would be ousted from the
Math and mission.

In his Last Will and Testament Srila Govinda Maharaj wrote:

“It is my last desire and direction to all my loyal disciples, male and female, of
Western and Eastern countries and to the devoted associates under my shelter,
that all of them will obey the President Acharya Bhakti Nirmal Acharya
Maharaj, remain faithful to him and continue to render assistance in the Seva
affairs of Sri Math.”

“If anyone fails to honour this direction of mine and does not abide by my last
desire, then he will be compelled to leave this Math, all other Maths and the

“It is the direction of Srila Guru Maharaj that only those who will be loyal to the
Sevaite Acharya of the Math and will act accordingly will be members of the
Math. Those who would cause disturbance to the Math and the Mission
obstructing the Seva work done by the Acharya must be expelled from all Maths
and their premises.”

This directive applies to Giri Maharaj. He is publicly criticizing the present
Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya

Maharaj, and the Acharya Board that he heads. He has also declared that he no
longer recognizes Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip as the central Math
and will try to establish his own Math as the central Math of the mission.

We must inform the devotees that Giri Maharaj is acting offensively,
independently and without authority. We do not recognize him as a bonafide
leader of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. We advise all faithful followers of Srila
Govinda Maharaj to avoid his association, personally, or through email and the

The Acharya Board

Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Bhakti Kusum Ashram Maharaj
Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj
Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj
Bhakti Bimal Avadhut Maharaj

Secretary: Mahananda Prabhu Bhakti Ranjan

Re: The Acharya Board and the Primary Trust Board

Just before his disappearance, on March 27, 2010, Srila Govinda Maharaj
established the Acharya Board. He was in constant consultation with the
members of the Acharya Board during his imminent departure from this world.
Additionally, considering them his most trusted, senior leaders of the mission, in
his will, he named the same five persons, with Mahananda Prabhu, as members
of the Primary Trust Board:

“These Trustees shall assist the President Sevaite Acharya in the governing of
the Mission and the authority

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