Srila Giri Maharaja “Srimati Lalita Devi’s Avirbhava Maha-Mahotsava”

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On hearing of Sripada Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaja’s disappearance I sent the following message to Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari. I believe it is also appropriate with respect to today’s celebration of Sri Lalita Devi’s avirbhava maha mahotsava.

Anyone who knows him (Sripada B.P. Aranya Maharaja) will remember him as a gentle Vaishnava who had no malice in his heart and who was very kind and gracious to everyone who had the good fortune to enter his orb of influence.

As an example; once while I was doing some seva in Govardhana we went on a pilgrimage of Vrndavana. I always kept close to Sripada Aranya Maharaja, who often took my hand to help him up some steps, onto a rickshaw, etc. After visiting Varshana, where I helped his Holiness up each of Read More...

The dissapearance of Om Vishnupada Paramahamsa Srila Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaja

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On the 24th August 2016 at 07.35am in Navadwip Dharma, West Bengal, India, Sripada Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaja passed away from this world, causing deep feelings of separation and sadness for those who knew and loved him for his simplicity, humility, faithfulness and unalloyed pure hearted devotion to his beloved Gurudeva, Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaja.

Sripada Bhakti Prasun Aranya Maharaja was one of Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s earliest disciples, perhaps the very first, and one who Srila Govinda Maharaja noted was always faithful to him (Srila Govinda Maharaja).

duḥkha-madhye kona duḥkha haya gurutara?
kṛṣṇa-bhakta-viraha vinā duḥkha nāhi dekhi para

Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu asked, “Of all kinds of distress, what Read More...

Thursday 25th August 2016 – Sri Krishna Janmastami Grand Festival Celebration.

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Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees at the SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, and at the UK and Odessa, Ukraine centres in the grand festival for Sri Krishna Janmastami on Thursday 25th August at 8pm until 12am midnight. Complete fast all day until midnight (then no grains).

You are also invited to attend Sri Nandotsava and Thakura Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appearance day celebrations the following morning on Friday 26th August.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other auspicious activities. Please RSVP via our contact page.

Observance of the disappearance of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Ashtottara-shata-sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

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Dear devotees and friends, we humbly invite you to participate in the observance of the disappearance from this world of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s Founder President Acharya, Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj which will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, and also at the UK and Odessa, Ukraine centres.

Srimati Lilavati Devi’s Seva Garden

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Srimati Lilavati Devi serves alongside her husband Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari in our UK preaching center. Both are senior disciples of HIs Divine Grace Srila Sridhara Maharaja, and dedicated servants of Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaja. Srimati Lilavat Devi is what Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada called an “all rounder” due to her expertise in many fields. Beside being an avid gardener, she is very expert and proficient in many other ways; as a seamstress, artist, cook and too many other fields to enumerate. She might be termed a renaissance lady, but it would not do justice to her devotional mood for which the only proper consideration should be to recall the nature of the gopis of Vrndavana, who, like Srimati Radharani, their leader, were proficient in all types of Read More...

Sri Guru Purnima—a Disciple’s Appreciation

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Date: 7/19/16

Dearest Srila Giri Maharaja,

Please see me at your lotus feet and I pray you accept my most humble obeisances.

I hope all is well with you and the math. I saw all the hard work you were doing and the repairs being undertaken and I can’t describe the feelings I had. I truly wanted to be there to help with those repairs (although I am not too good with heights) but also I was overwhelmed with such an admiration and love for you and your dedication to the math.

Today is Guru Purnima. I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how grateful me and my family are that you have taken us under your shelter and shared your wisdom.

I keep and archive every one of your letters from the very first and many times have gone back through and reread your replies and the scripture Read More...