Vyasa Puja offering from Uddharan dasa & Lilavati Devi dasi


Dear Sripad Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja,

Please accept our humble obeisances on this most auspicious day of your appearance in this world.

Rather than any fasting, I will be more pleased if sumptuous prasadam is made available for distribution to all my disciples and friends beginning from eight o’clock in the morning. As told to me by Srila Govinda Maharaja, this was the ideal shown by Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakura when celebrating the appearance days of Srila Bhakti Vinoda Thakura. I will be very happy if my disciples and friends follow the same.—Swami B.K. Giri

We liked this idea very much and followed it as much as possible by us. See below.

Srimati Lilavati Devi made the rice (a mix of 3 types), dahl, and chutney and I made the subji and halavah.

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Vyasa Puja offering from Sriman Jagadananda dasa & Family

tvam gopika vrisharaves tanayantike ‘se
sevadhikarini guro nija-pada-padme
dasyam pradaya kuru mam vraja-kanane shri-
radhanghri-sevana-rase sukhinim sukhabdhau


“O beloved spiritual master, you are always in the presence of the cowherd girl Radha, the daughter of King Vrishabhanu. Please award me service at your lotus-like feet, which are the proprietors of devotional service. Please place me in the ocean of joy by bestowing upon me happiness in the mellows of service at the feet of Sri Radha in the groves of Vraja Dhama.”

mukam karoti vachalam
pangum langhayate girim
yat-kripa tam aham vande
shri-gurum dina-taranam


?I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, the deliverer of the fallen
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Srila Giri Maharaja “The Situation: Part Three”

Prologue

During the last few months I have been contacted by a number of devotees from Russia, Ukraine and other parts of the world who are expressing great distress, concern and doubt with regard to what I call “SCSM IAB”, the portion of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math that is operating under the direction of present or past members of the International Acharya Board (long since rebranded as simply “Acharya Board”).

I have responded personally to these devotees and attempted to allay their doubts and fears, often referring to Srila Sridhara Maharaja’s use of: na hi kalyana-krt kascid durgatim tata gacchati, as in this example—

We need society only to help us. If our affinity to the society keeps us down, then that should be given up, and we must march on. There is the absolute Read More...

Sunday 12th March 2017 – Sri Gaura-Purnima. Divine Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Sri Gaura-Purnima. Fast all day until moonrise then no grains.
We humbly invite you to participate in the grand festival of Sri Gaura-Purnima & the start of the 532th Gaurabda year.
Celebrations will take place at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at the SCSM Global Centers in the UK and Odessa, Ukraine.
Festivities include sankirtana, readings from Chaitanya-caritamrta, discourses and anukalpa.

Please RSVP via our contact page.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 – Appearance of Acharyadeva Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

Dear devotees and friends,

On Thursday, March 2nd, 2017, we humbly invite you to celebrate with us the Grand Appearance of our beloved spiritual master and President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global, His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata Sri Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja.

Celebrations for this most blessed event will be held at SCSM Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA, the SCSM Global Centers in the UK, and Odessa, Ukraine and by devotees in Bacoor, Philippines.

The festivals will include kirtana, discourses and other all-auspicious activities.
Please RSVP using one of the methods available.

Please note: For disciples of Srila Giri Maharaja this is a half day fast. Also, if you haven’t already done Read More...

Thursday February 9th 2017 – Appearance Celebration of Sri Nityananda Prabhu (Fast until noon)

Dear devotees and friends: We humbly invite you to participate along with devotees and friends at the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math Global Headquarters in New Jersey, USA and at our High Wycombe center in the UK, in the grand appearance day celebrations of Sri Nityananda Prabhu.

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

For your satisfaction we offer this this link to an audio recording of Srila Govinda Maharaja’s talk on Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s Appearance Day from February 24, 1994.

Srila Giri Maharaja – In Memoriam of “That Gentleman.”

Saturday night my next younger brother (Gary) called to inform me that a gentleman known as ‘our father’ had passed away that evening at the age of 97. When I tried to turn the subject to the spiritual implications of the event he closed that door declaring “I don’t want to discuss religion.” That is his prerogative. Mine is to open the discussion to those who are inclined to have it. I do so herein.

While no one can be compelled to discuss the spiritual implications of death, no one can avoid the event. Srila Sridhara Maharaja several times referred to these lines of Thomas Gray to illustrate the point:

?The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
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Srila Giri Maharaja – “A guru should not adopt the thinking of his disciples.”

Srila Govinda Maharaja once said to me, dismissive of something one of his disciples was thinking, “What does a disciple know?”

The spiritual master is worshiped with these words:

nikuñja-yūno rati-keli-siddhyai
yā yālibhir yuktir apekṣaṇīyā
tatrāti-dākṣyād ati-vallabhasya
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam

“The spiritual master is very dear, because he is expert in assisting the gopis, who at different times make different tasteful arrangements for the perfection of Radha-Krsna’s conjugal loving affairs within the groves of Vrndavana. I offer my most humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master.”

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Sri Sri Gurv-astaka, 

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“If they consider it is Kṛṣṇa’-upadeśa, then they’re at liberty to spread it anywhere and everywhere”

At the request of Srila Bhakti Kanan Giri Maharaja I recently posted an article by Sriman Jagadananda dasa Adhikari entitled “Correction and Instruction”.
I asked Srila Giri Maharaja if I could also post his Holiness’s reply to his disciple concerning the submission for publication of this article.
I received this reply –

Dear Sriman Uddharan dasa Adhikari,

Please accept my humble dandavat pranamas.

| May I post this reply to your disciple and If so what title should I use?

Srila Sridhara Maharaja has given the answer to your question.

81.12.02.A at about 30:00

?Yes, one who has got that, he may do. He may publish, I have no objection. Dhira Krishna Maharaja or something like, he also asked me, ?May we Read More...