Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram, dissolved and withdrawn.


Status Upgraded to “Permanently Out of Service”

It is with great reluctance, sadness and disappointment that I accept the resignation of Sriman Radha-Syam dasa as the leader of our Ashram in Salem, OR.

In an email to me on March 17, this year, he wrote:

I’m not continuing in the position I’m in, regarding managing an ashram, I will continue to try and make spiritual progress, attempt to follow Srila Govinda Maharaja (which I have attempted), and formally point others towards the SCS Math in respect of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s appointing you, etc., if they are seeking Hari Nama initiation. Regardless of my shortcomings.

It was my strong desire that Prabhu Radha-Syam continue as the spiritual leader there. Therefore, I asked him many times to call me, as it was my feeling that all problems could easily be resolved if he would Read More...

The mundane cloud will be dispelled by the grace of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridharijiu.

SCSMG Deities 1

The email below was sent on 6/11/13. There was no response.

Dear Srimans Radha-Syam and Indra Bandhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

Within the next day or so I expect to be posting the below blog in accordance with your desire, as I understand it to be, and as your actions and behavior deem appropriate.

It was my hope (and remains so) that, given some time, your hearts would soften and you would be able to again hear the Divine message of Sri Guru as it is given by guru, shastra and sadhu. You would then be able to divorce yourselves from the mundane cloud that has come to hide the shinning spiritual sun that is Sri Guru.

Instead, you point to mundane signs as evidence “Srila Gurudeva” is defective and then attempt to enlist other similarly inclined persons to confirm Read More...

Radha Syam & Indra Bandhu launch surprise nighttime guerrilla attack on “Srila Gurudeva”!

…Then Run and Hide!

In the dead of night, Wed. May 29, just before the clock struck twelve, as he slept peacefully, unaware that his friends, under the cover of darkness, had already begun assailing him and, having just sent a conciliatory letter to them encouraging their devotional service, His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja was attacked in typical guerrilla warfare style by two men living under his spiritual protection as the acharya of Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram.

The attack was coordinated by Sriman Radha Syam dasa who began referring to Srila Giri Maharaja as ” BRR (Bhakti Raksaka Raksaka) Giri Maharaja, shortly before receiving saffron cloth from him along with the designation “brahmachari.”

Begging you please forgive any offense my Lord. I am going Read More...

“Sahajiya uses this formula…”

Srila B.R. Sridhara Swami
We must be very suspicious that ‘I have got devotion.’ That is independent. We cannot capture and keep it within my fist. Very subtle, as I am gross, very subtle, very efficient, and in all respects that is a higher thing. Only our self-abnegation and our humility can draw His grace towards us. Do you follow?
…We can never assert and say that I have got in my possession that higher thing. His grace extended may be withdrawn, any moment, any second. We are going to cast our fate to such infinitely uncertain substance. But that is higher. I want His company for my good fate. And again to enter there, how difficult. Mahaprabhu says to warn us against our disability Read More...

Gaura-purnima Festival at SCS Math, NJ


Jaya Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridharijiu Ki Jaya!

All Glories to Sri Sri Guru Gauranga!

On His 528th Divine Appearance Day, Lord Sri Krishna Chaitanya graced His aspiring devotees at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, New Jersey with an extra dose of devotional service.

The Lord’s Appearance Day Festivities began with aroti of Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharvika Giridhari. As the program progressed past our usual sankirtan compilation, we began chanting the special bhajans of the day: “Prema Dhama Deva Stotram” and “Sri Sikshastakam”, along with the recitation of the English translations, with the hope of pleasing our worshipful Lord Gauranga.

After the morning program, it was time to prepare and offer opulent meals for the pleasure of Sri Sri Guru Read More...

“belittling”, “laughing away” and “ridiculing”

After Srila Govinda Maharaja’s disappearance, his Last Will and Testament was submitted to a court to be probated or “proved” valid. Sripada Paramahamsa Maharaja and his supporters immediately petitioned the court to find the Will invalid, although they certainly knew Srila Gurudeva’s desire was that Sripada Acharya Maharaja would succeed him as the Acharya and Sevaite (principle administrator) of the “Indian Group” of devotees and Maths:

Sripad Bhakti Nirmal Acharyya Maharaj shall succeed me as President Sevaite Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math…

Evidence was presented to bewilder the court, hoping it would believe Srila Govinda Maharaja’s Last Will and Testament, in its written form, was a hoax and did not represent his true desires Read More...

My incapacity.

Dear Srimati Lilavati Devi and Sriman Uddharan Prabhu,

Please accept my humble obeisances to you both.

Since opening the package you sent that arrived yesterday, and seeing the contents, followed by the notice of your donation, I have been searching for a way of describing my wonder at the kindness the two of you have bestowed upon my humble self. Suddenly it just came to me, “overwhelmed.”

I know whatever comes to me is all for the glorification of our gurus. Yet many of these things come with my name attached to them, so I feel I must try to respond.

But what can I say? All my words seem but a shadow of my feelings of appreciation. You have both done so much to help me with my service to our Sri Sri Guru Gauranga and I can do nothing for you. But if I have any connection with Them, Read More...

The “changers.”

Dear Sriman Radha-Syam Dasa Brahmachari,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

mac-citta mad-gata-prana
bodhayantah parasparam
kathayantas ca mam nityam
tusyanti ca ramanti ca


mat-cittah — their minds fully engaged in Me; mat-gata-pranah — their lives devoted to Me; bodhayantah — preaching; parasparam — among themselves; kathayantah — talking; ca — also; mam — about Me; nityam — perpetually; tusyanti — become pleased; ca — also; ramanti — enjoy transcendental bliss; ca — also.


The thoughts of My pure devotees dwell in Me, their lives are fully devoted to My service, and they derive great satisfaction and bliss from always enlightening one another and conversing about Me.

Bg 10.9

I’m happy

Invitation to Srila Giri Maharaja’s Grand Appearance Day Festival

BKG folded hands

When: Friday March 15th, 2013 from 3-8 PM

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate in the grand Appearance Day Celebration of Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharyya varyya Astottara sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

This festival will include kirtan, discourses and other all-auspicious activities and will be held at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math New Jersey.

Please RSVP by clicking on the contact page and using one of the methods available there.