Sri Radhastami at Salem Ashram (9/30/12)

Sri Radhastami celebrated at Sri Govinda Divya-vani Seva Ashram in Salem, OR
Photos by Sriman Radha-Syam dasa brahmachari and Sriman Indra Bandhu dasa.


Sri Guru varga on alter.

Radha-Syam prabhu offers flowers.

Views from the Lord’s kitchen.

jaya śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu-nityānanda śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda!

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the Jarikanda forest.

Jaya Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaja!

Sri Guru varga and Srimad Bhagavatam.

A yummy kitchari.

Transcendental literature.

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Srila Giri Maharaja “Pertinent Questions Asked and Encouraging Answers Given”

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An Email Exchange Between Sriman Subhala Vilasa dasa adhikari and Srila Giri Maharaja


Dear Sriman Subal Vilasa dasa adhikari.

Please accept my humble obeisances.

I received your questions.

The simple answer is Krishna means “All attractive.” It is a quality that must exist with God and God alone. As such, all things that can cause attraction must be with Him. The general categories of these opulences are beauty, wealth, strength, knowledge, renunciation and fame. Krishna is, by definition the One who contains all these opulences to the fullest extent. All potencies are… Read More... “Srila Giri Maharaja “Pertinent Questions Asked and Encouraging Answers Given””

Confronting Distractions on the Journey to Devotion

By Jadurani devi dasi



“The brhad visnu smrti clearly states….’…People jeer at Krisna…Perpetually, their real knowledge will remain under delusion, and gradually they will regress to the darkest region of creation.’ ”

~ Srila Prabhupada, Bhagavad Gita As It Is, Purport 9.12

As I read that this morning I was struck with the sheer gravity that defines one’s spiritual journey. True understanding into the transcendental nature of things is certainly not a game or to be taken lightly but to be pursued earnestly … Read More... “Confronting Distractions on the Journey to Devotion”

Devotees Visit Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in New Jersey

by Jadurani devi dasi


As two very special festival days on the Vaishnava calender near, the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math temple in New Jersey have received visits from enthusiastic devotees eager to join in the temple’s celebrations.

Prabhu Indra Bandhu and Srimati Sanaz were gracious enough to take part in a Skype interview.

Both devotees are bright college students pursuing the fields of health and science. Prabhu Indra Bandhu is finishing up advanced degrees in health technology having already acquired a Bachelors in Science. Srimrati Sanaz is pursuing a career in naturopathy.… Read More... “Devotees Visit Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in New Jersey”

Simply Surrender

From the journal of: Srimati Jadurani devi dasi

“We have to approach the domain of knowledge with self-surrender, honest inquiry, and a serving attitude. We have to approach that plane with the mentality of slavery. Higher knowledge will not serve a person of lower status.If we want perfect knowledge at all, we will have to serve the Supreme Lord. He will use us for His own purpose; not that we will use Him. We may be subjects in this mundane world, but we will have to become objects to be handled by the superknowledge of that plane. If we want to connect with that higher knowledge, we must approach

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“We are all students.”


Dear readers,


I offer a brief introduction of Srimati Jadurani devi dasi to our readers and welcome her as a contributor to our Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Blog.
She has been carefully studying Bhagavad-gita As It Is by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhakti Vedanta Swami Prabhupada and more recently begun a fruitful reading of Sri Guru and His Grace and Search for Sri Krishna by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Rakshaka Sridhara-dev Goswami Maharaja.
As she had previous experience with posting a journal, I asked her to do the same herein with specific attention to a public airing of
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Prabhu Subal Vilas “The IAB is WRONG About Srila Govinda Maharaja’s Will”

Prabhu Subal Vilasa

Dear Vaishnavas

Please accept my respectful obeisances, Jaya Srila Gurumaharaj and Srila Gurudeva.

It has taken me some time to write this but I’ve had the space to do so finally.

I have recieved both initiations from Srila Gurudeva and read all documents and counter arguments pertaining to his will.

For awhile, I was led to believe by others that Srila Giri Maharaj was a crazy fellow, but after hearing the arguments against him by other Vaishnavas of our mission, I became disturbed by the confusion and stepped back from devotional life fully.

I had some nasty experiences

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Srila Giri Maharaja “Evolution: Religion Without Philosophy.”

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The following is a portion of a debate between myself and Prabhu Deva Krishna (also referred to as Damien Bradley) on the subject of Darwin’s theory of evolution.

The debate has been conducted variously on my facebook wall and via email exchanges.

At Prabhu Deva Krishna’s request we abandoned the facebook forum for this one, email exchanges. Reader comments are welcomed via our contact page.


Dear Sriman Deva Krishna Prabhu,

Please accept my warm regards.

I am pleased to read your more considered opinion of my statement-

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