Viraha Maha-Mahotsava:
Sri Srimat Bhakti Kusum Sraman Goswami Maharaja

Sri Sri Guru Gaurangau Jayatah







Sri Gaura Sundar Sri Radha-Vinode-Pran Jiu
Akara Matharaja Sri Chaitanya Math
Sri Vrajapattan

The Very Personification of the THIRD VERSE OF SIKSATAKAM "trnadapi sunicena..."

and

The Establisher of SRI GIRIRAJA GOVARDHAN in Sri Vrajapattan.



Govardhan-Abhinna Bhaktaraja
Srila Bhakti Kusum Sraman Goswami Maharaja
Sri Chaitanya Math-Acarya



Sri Gurudev Srila Bhakti Kusum Sramandev Pranati

saraswatam sudhivaram varadam varenyam
rupanugam srutividam subha-sadastu-gunadhyam
guadiya kavya-purusham purushartha-bhajam
tam srila bhakti kusum sramanam namami

 


"NIJA NIKATA NIVASA ..."


"He was always engaged in Math-seva... His divine activity as the Acarya of Sri Chaitanya Math demonstrates practically the third verse of Siksastakam "trnadapi sunicena".  His tolerance was exemplary. His sweet smiling face remained unaffected inspite of being in the midst of so many external troubles... He had so cordial realtionship with his God brothers... His service to the Sadhus used to give us the rememberance of the great king's loving service to Sri Narad... Internally He had another aspect. Just as Srila Sanatan Goswamipada had two kinds of sadhan as recorded by Srila Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswamipada: "


" bahya antare ihar dui ta' sadhan |
bahye sadhaka dehe kare sravan-kirttan ||
mane nija siddha-deha kariya bhavan |
ratri-dine kare vraje krsnera sevan || "


In this way, he used to serve Braja-nava-yuva-dvandva in Braja with the Braja-bhava, following the greatest resident of Braja, Krishna-prestha, Sri Gurupada-padma Prabhupada Srila Saraswati Thakur :


" nijabhista krsna-prestha pache ta' lagiya |
nirantar seva kare antar-man haiya || "


We do not get to see all these because we are not so qualified. But He had one friend Srila Krishnadas Babaji Maharaja. We have observed Srila Sraman Goswami Maharaja and Srila Krishnadas Babaji Maharaja discussing these confidential matters. Unless one is qualified one cannot hear these...
         
One such proof of His bhajanandi heart is observed... Srila Prabhupada established Sri Radhakunda. He wanted to live close to Sri Giriraja Govardhan... Srila Sraman Goswami Maharaja established Sri Giriraja Govardhan in the bank of Sri Radhakunda in Sri Vrajapattan, Sri Chaitanya Math. This was the reflection of his own bhajan as the kinkari (servitor) of Srimati Radharani in the Madhyahnik lila... There are two kinds of darsan - antar-darsan (inner vision) and vahir-darsan (external vision). If one can see Him through antar-darsan, he will be benefitted.

In 1986, on the day of Sri Moksada Ekadasi He departed for Sri Braja Dham, keeping me in extreme separation. My hundreds of sastanga dandavats unto His lotus feet.

'EK MAHAJIVAN'                                      
---Srila Kanupriya Das Babaji Maharaja


" sri gaura-karuna-murttim krpa-purna-kalevaram |
sri-bhakti-kusum sramanam vande radha-kunja-nivasinim || "

'Astakam'                                
---Srila B.S. Govinda Maharaja


Sri Srila Bhakti Kusum Sraman Goswami Maharajera
Virahe Dinera Vijnapti

--- Om Visnupada Srila Bhakti Kamal Avadhut Goswami Maharaja
(Disciple of Prabhupada Srila Saraswati Thakur)           

 

[1]

kotha guru preshta priya sraman maharaja |
tuya adarsane munyi vasi kandi aja ||

Where is Srila Sraman Maharaja, the dear personality to Sri Guru-prestha Srila Bhakti Vilasa Tirtha Goswami Maharaja! The intense pangs of your separation today, has left me crying hopelessly.


[2]

prabhupada sneha patra guru seva nistha |
sriguru gauranga gandharvvika tava ista ||

You are very dear to Srila Prabhupada and always dedicated to the service of Sri Guru. Sri Guru, Gauranga and Gandharvvikajiu are your only Subject of worship.


[3]

krsnakanti nama tava krsnera mahima |
granthete prakas kaila nahi tara sima ||

Taking the name "Krishnakanti", you have composed innumerable granthas describing the glories of Sri Krishna.


[4]

bahu nistha kari kaila mayapur seva |
tara mahima varnive hena ache keva ||

You have served Sri Mayapur with all dedication. Who can describe your such unlimited glories!


[5]

name nistha jive daya vaisnava sevan |
kata ye karecha prabhu! na yaya ganana ||

Oh Prabhu! Your nistha (attachment) to take Sri Hari-Nama, kindness towards the souls and service to the Vaishnavas, the way you have performed, it is imposssible to perceive!


[6]

trnadapi sunicata vrksa sama guna |
jivane ye kariyacha taha acaran ||

Whole life you behaved as more humble than the blade of grass and more tolerant than the trees.


[7]

guru gauranga manobhista karite sthapana |
niravadhi kariyacha bahuta yatana ||

To establish the desires of Sri Guru and Gauranga, You have tried in all ways, tirelessly.


[8]

prarthana vijnapati mora kari samsodhana |
gaudiya patrika majhe kari prakasana ||

You have given corrections to my 'Prarthana Vijnapti' and published the same in the 'Gaudiya'   journal.


[9]

nadiya prakas, gaudiyera sampadaka |
tomara prabandha padi mugdha sarva loka ||

You were the editor of 'Nadiya-Prakash' and 'Gaudiya'.  Reading your articles everybody would become attracted and get immersed in devotion.


[10]

veda sastra siddhanta ye karila pracar |
apurva tomara vyakhya ati camatkar ||

Your explanations on the siddhantas of Vedic Scriptures are unparallel and very attractive.


[11]

nana ku-siddhanta vada kariya khandan |
srichaitanya matavada karila sthapan ||

Defying various kinds of philosophical adulterations, You established the philosophy of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.


[12]

prakasa karila tumi giri govarddhan |
radhakunda syamakunda patha nirman ||

You have installed Sri Giriraja Govardhan in Sri Chaitanya Math and established the parikrama path circumbulating Sri Radhakunda and Sri Shyamakunda.


[13]

sri nrsimha ratha sri mayapur susobhan |
guru prestha-anugatye karile pracalan ||

You have inaugurated the chariot festival of Sri Nrisimhadev in Sri Mayapur. And you have decorated Sri Mayapur and made very attractive. All this you have done following Sri Guru-prestha Srila Bhakti Vilasa Tirtha Goswami Maharaja.


[14]

sriname bhajan nistha kari nirantar |
kata suddhabhakti grantha karila pracar ||

You were always engaged in the surrendered bhajana of Sri Hari-Nama and published so many suddha-bhakti-granthas.


[15]

acare acarya tumi vicare pandita |
siksa dvara karayila sakalera hita ||

In devotional practice, You are the Acarya, and Scholar in the suddha-bhakti-siddhantas. You have benefitted everyone by teaching the divine principles of the Vedic Scriptures.


[16]

srichaitanya mathacarya nama tumi dhari |
bhakti dharmma sikhayila bahu yatna kari ||

You have ornamented the position of 'Sri Chaitanya Math-Acarya' and taught Bhakti-dharmma with all efforts.


[17]

srihari vasare krsnera naisa lilate |
prayana karila tumi sri krsna icchate ||

By the sweet will of Sri Krishna, You have entered into the nishanta lila of Sri Radha-Kunja-Bihari on Sri Hari-vasara tithi - Mokshada Ekadasi.


[18]

krsna more krpa kari diya chila sanga |
svatantra krsnera iccha haila sanga bhanga ||

Being merciful upon me Krishna gave me Your association and by Krishna's independent will I have got now separated.


[19]

pasane kutiba matha anale pasiba |
guru prestha priya jana kotha gele pava ||

I will hit my head onto stone, will I enter into the fire; who will tell me where will I find the dear Personality of Sri Guru-prestha!


[20]

ara ki payiva tava sneha alingana |
bhavite cintite haya vyakulita mana ||

Will I ever get the same affectionate embrace of Yours! Thinking thus, my mind is becoming very much unstable.


[21]

kata na adara kari tumi balite katha |
sunile hrdayera dure yeta vyatha ||

You used to address so affectionately! Just meeting and hearing you, all the distress of the heart would go away.


[22]

viraha sagare more kariya magana |
param anande tumi karila gamana ||

Merging myself in the ocean of separation (viraha), you started your journey towards Goloka with greatest pleasure.


[23]

ha ha prabhu krpamaya vaisnava thakur |
ei dasadhame daya karahe prachur ||

Oh Prabhu! Oh all merciful Vaishnava-thakur! Kindly be merciful upon this adhama servant.


[24]

vaisnavera guna gana karile kirttana |
akapate krpa kare radha pranadhana ||

If the glories and qualities of Vaishnavas are uttered, Sri Radha-Pranadhana Sri Krishna bestows mercy without any deception.


[25]

nityadhame aja tumi kara nitya seva |
dekhivare pare taha toma seve yeva ||

Now You are rendering eternal service in the eternal Dhama, only they can see this, who serve You.


[26]

ananta tomara guna sesa nahi pay |
avadhute krpa kara haiya saday ||

Your unlimited qualities and glories never end, kindly be pleased and bestow mercy upon this Avadhuta.






giri-raja mahotsava punya-tithou |       
prakti-krta vaisnava divya-tanum ||      
hari-vasara madhava dhama-gatam |     
pranamami sada sramanakhya gurum ||

Whose manifestation as Sri Rupanuga Gaudiya Acarya [an intimate associate of the servitors of Srimati Radharani] is indicated by His holy appearance on the puja day of Haridas-varya Sri Govardhan, Who confines our attention into His Confidential service to the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha Madhav by making His disappearance in the duration of nisanta-lila on the day of Mokshada Ekadasi --- do I continually bow down at the lotus feet of my Divine Master, my eternal shelter Sri Gurudev Srila Bhakti Kusum Sraman Goswami Maharaja.

'Astakam'                             
---Sripada Krishnadas Shastri



For the Servitors of the Akara Matharaja Sri Chaitanya Math

Sri Nitai Das. [contact: d.basu@iitian.com]


Mokshada Ekadasi, 26 Kesav, Bhuta Aniruddha 515 Sri Gaura Era.
26th December, Wednesday, 2001.