Srila Giri Maharaja – “2018, an auspicious beginning.”

Date: January 1, 2018

Dear Sriman Suresh Durgam dasa,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

By Srila Gurudeva’s grace we are pleased to acknowledge your service donation in the amount of $50.00. It is an auspicious beginning for the new year as it reminds us of our commitment to the seva of our Divine Masters; their devotees, Deities, Maths and Mission.

Almost immediately after my receiving sannyasa from Srila Sridhara Maharaja your kindness upon me helped me to further realize Krishna is our only true friend, protector and guide. He reveals Himself as such through His devotees, such as your good self, in ways as mysterious as that which introduced me to you and has kept us as long time friends. Now, thirty five years later, it is wonderful to see the Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Open letter to Sripada B.N. Acharya Maharaja”

Date: 1/5/18

Dear Sripada Acharya Maharaja,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of our Divine Masters.

Since the time of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s disappearance I have been very unhappy and disturbed to see the activities of those who opposed Srila Gurudeva’s decision naming you as his successor Sevaite President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Navadwipa and the Indian group. I have some idea also, from considerable personal experience, how much you must have struggled to regain your rightful position.

Recently I was informed of an article written by Sriman Hasyapriya dasa which outlines a reconciliation between yourself, Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja and others who had behaved very badly by opposing Srila Gurudeva’s direction with respect to the position (described Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Good for Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja”


Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari,

My dandavat pranamas to Your Grace.

I just read your news about the Indian Maths (included below my signature).

Good for Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja, Sriman Mahadeva and those others who have realized their grave errors in opposing Sripada Acharya Maharaja as the rightful heir to the Navadwipa Math and the Indian group of Maths and are now working to remove Sripadas Nandana Maharaja and Chaitanya Giri Maharaja who, according to Srila Govinda Maharaja, they left Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s sampradaya when they went outside of it to take sannyasa from Srila Puri Maharaja.

Paramahamsa Maharaja and associates seem to have realized on their own, and by Srila Gurudeva’s grace, that their actions were inappropriate. Contrast that with Sripada’s Read More...

“Vyaso vetti na vetti va” Vyasadeva may know the meaning of the Vedas, or he may not know Their meaning.

The following is an email correspondence concerning the subject –

“Books locked up?”



The email I just sent responding to information on sending books to Croatia makes me think Acharya Maharaja & company no longer have access to all the books Madhusudana Maharaja kept locked up for so many years demanding full retail price, regardless of the quantity ordered.

Since anti-party 3 (AP3) (see footnote below signature) has control of the (Nabadwipa) Math, I expect they also have control of all the books stored there.

Maybe they would sell us large quantities at a reduced price?

But would we trust them to actually send us the books we ordered/paid for???

Swami B.K. Giri

AP3 is the party led by Sripadas Nandana Maharaja & Chaitanya Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Srila Gurudeva’s Biography (II)”

“It is not so easy to be a Shukadeva or a Krishna dasa.”

Date: 12/10/17

Dear Bhaktin Shylaja
C/O Srila Prabhupada Awareness team,

Please accept my humble obeisances in remembrance of my Divine Masters.

You wrote:

“We are a group of devotees from South India working with the objective to increase awareness and appreciation of Srila Prabhupada; through His biographies written by your god brothers or god sisters. You are certainly glorious for being one of the rare recipients of Srila Prabhupada’s nectarean association during his physical presence. . . . We started this project in mid-2012, where few of us got together and indexed more than 45 biographies written on Srila Prabhupada by various devotees. . . . we are trying to increase Prabhupada’s Read More...

Tuesday 5th December 2017 – 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 89th 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 at the UK center.

This festival will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities. Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.

36th. Anniversary of Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja’s sannyasa initiation.

On the Gaura Pratipat day, during the month of Keshava, Gaurabda 495 (Friday, November 27, 1981), Srila Giri Maharaja received sannyasa diksha from His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja. Giri Maharaja was the first westerner to approach Srila Sridhara Maharaja for sannyasa diksha and be accepted by him as his sannyasa disciple.

Prior to receiving sannyasa diksha Srila Sridhara Maharaja asked the then Kanupriya dasa brahmachari (a twice initiated disciple of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja) “Are you prepared to go alone in the world?” and then “Can you preach to women?” Kanupriya dasa answered in the affirmative to both questions and his sannyasa initiation took place the next day.

The event occurred that year, according to the Sun calendar, Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Sex, and other confusions”

Email to: Steve Deace
Date: 11/25/17
Subject: You seem confused.

Dear Steve Deace,

Please accept my warm greetings and regards.

During one of your recent podcasts you were speaking on some point of Christian theology and said something like this: “I am not a theologian so my opinion may not represent the faith.” This seems an odd statement when only a week or so before you were celebrating Luther and the reformation for their liberation of the masses (people) from the authoritarian hierarchy of the church.

In other words, first you say everyone (by the reformation) has access to the word of God, then you admit that you cannot be depended upon to know His word because you have not been recognized as a theologian by the hierarchy of your faith. I may not have your points exactly right, Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja – “Srila Gurudeva’s Biography (I)”

Sep 18, 2017

All glory to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga

Dear Giri Maharaj,

Please accept my obeisances. I hope this finds Your Holiness very well. I am currently with our devotees at Villa Govinda Ashram in Italy.

I am just writing a note to express my deep appreciation for the wonderful service you and your team are doing in steadily uploading so many hundreds of invaluable audio and video recordings of Srila Gurudev and Param Guru Maharaj. I have found some recordings there which seem to have been lost from other archives.

Since I am writing I also would like to mention that I have been working on a biography of Srila Gurudev for several years now, based on what I have been able to collect from numerous recordings, articles, and the hearts of the devotees. The final work will be edited by Sripad Read More...

Srila Giri Maharaja “Reformation—the elephant in the room.”


Dear Mr. Deace,

Please accept my warm greetings.

I listened to your “Reformation” podcast hoping to gain some insight as to what all the kerfuffle was about between Catholics and Protestants. As happens with many of your disputations whereby you attempt to establish sola scriptura as the preeminent basis of faith, I marvel at how both you and Todd—who represented “the church” side of your mutual disputation—miss the elephant standing in the room.

The elephant that wreaks havoc with both your arguments is the guru or spiritual master, who may also be known by the term acharya (ācārya), who is recognized and accepted as the representative of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Ostensibly, both you and Todd accept Jesus as your guru. And yet when you argue over which Read More...