All Glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
What is Gurudeva doing? He is giving service to Krishna. For the satisfaction of Krishna he gives us a rope to rescue us, and he takes us as a flower-offering
to the lotus feet of Krishna.
— Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Maharaj

Image of Sushila Devi DasiDear devotees and friends of the Ashram,

Please join the devotees on Monday, October 28th in Santa Cruz and San Jose to observe the Divine Appearance Day of the Founder President Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math, Om Vishnupad Sri Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.

Image of Srila Janardan MaharajIn Santa Cruz we will hear from Srila Bhakti Pavan Janardan Maharaj, who served Srila Sridhar Maharaj personally in India, and in San Jose, we will hear directly from Srila Bhakti Sudhir Goswami Maharaj via skype. Image of Srila Goswami Maharaj with Srila Sridhar MaharajHe spent many years at the lotus feet of His Divine Grace and published the first books in English compiled from talks by Srila Sridhar Maharaj, beginning with Search for Sri Krishna, Reality the Beautiful; Sri Guru and His Grace; Golden Volcano; and Loving Search for the Lost Servant.

Take this opportunity to hear the glories of a great Vaishnava saint and gladden your heart.

Yours in the Lord's service,

Sushila Devi Dasi
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Seva Ashram Santa Cruz

Image of Srila Sridhar Maharaj on his veranda at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

The Grand 119th Appearance
Day Celebration of
Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math's
Founder President Acharya,
Om Vishnupad
Paramahamsa Parivrajakacharya-varya Astottara-sata

Sri Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Monday, October 28, 2013

6:00 pm in Santa Cruz
5:30 pm in San Jose

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj composed Srila Guru Maharaj's pranam-mantra:

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam
   sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam
   vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam
nyasisvaram sridharam


"I fall at the feet of Srila Sridhar Dev, who with charming expression sings his songs of sweet nectar. Dressed in fine garments like the newly-risen sun, he is the true saint, the devotees have chosen. His detachment and knowledge are just like an ocean, the treasure-house of complete, perfect conclusions. Radiant in pastimes of loving devotion, the abode of pure ecstasy, bestower of good fortune; foremost true follower of Srila Bhakti Siddhanta, foremost great general of the whole renounced order, my lord and my master, my only shelter, I worship his feet, Srila Sridhar Dev."

  • Many articles by His Divine Grace, Srila Sridhar Maharaj are on the Seva Ashram Post website click here
  • To read His Divine Graces' biography click here
  • For the front page of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math click here

Dates to remember:
  • October 27, 2013Bahulastami, Sannyas day of Srila Govinda Maharaj
  • October 28, 2013Appearance of Srila Bhakti Rakshak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj and Virachandra Prabhu
  • October 30, 2013Ekadasi
  • October 31, 2013 – Break fast from 7:31 to 9:48, Mahaprabhu's auspicious arrival at Panihati
  • November 2, 2013 – Offering and placing lamps at temple
  • November 4, 2013Sri Govardhan-puja
  • November 5, 2013 – Disappearance of Srila Vasudev Ghosh Thakur Bhratri-dvitiya krityam
  • November 7, 2013Disappearance of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupad
  • November 10, 2013 – Sri Gopastami, Disappearance of Srila Srinivas Acharya, Dhananjaya Pandit, Gadadhar Das
  • November 13, 2013Mahadvadasi (fasting). Disappearance of Srila Gaura Kishor das Babaji Maharaj
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Reading books by:
Srila Govinda Maharaj
Srila Sridhar Maharaj
Tuesdays and Thursdays
From 7-8:30 pm
Santa Cruz
Kumkum Devi Dasi
Morning Darshan of
Sri Gaurangasundar

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*Morning kirtans
*Reading from:
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Sri Chaitanya Bhagavat
Saturdays 6:30-9 am
San Jose
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Class on

Mahatma Gandhi: "My spiritual dictionary"
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