Srila B.R. Sridhar Maharaja

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam-balarka-celancitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

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

His Divine Grace Sri Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami Maharaja, the founder of the Sri Caitanya Sarasvata Matha, was born in India in 1895, in a respected Brahmana family of the Bhattacarya order, at Hapaniya, District Burdwan, West Bengal. He received his education at Baharamapur University.

Having taken his pious birth in Sri Gauda-mandala, the holy lands where Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu exhibited His divine pastimes on this earth, Srila Sridhara Maharaja, from his very childhood, had a natural affinity for the mission of Sri Caitanya Sankirtana...

Articles

Srimad Bhaktivinoda-viraha-dasakam

Jun 26 2014 - Krishna Talk 182
On the eve of Srila Thakura Bhaktivinoda's disappearance, we present 'Sri Bhaktivinoda Viraha-Dvadasakam'. » more

Agun Jalbe

Mar 15 2014 - Krishna Talk 179
Even if you have not become a perfected sadhaka, you should still preach about the Holy Name of Krsna. » more

Oh Baba! Bolacche-re!

Oct 25 2013 - Krishna Talk 170
The following article was written by Srila Sridhara Maharaja for the Gaudiya Matha’s Dainika Nadiya Prakasa on April 18th, 1928. » more

Problems and Solutions

Oct 3 2013 - Krishna Talk 167
Reject any material form! You are a member of the spiritual sky. That which you are thinking is nectar –that is actually poison. » more

The Appearance of Srila Gadadhara Pandita

May 8 2013 - Krishna Talk 160
Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja discusses the unique position of Srila Gadadhara Pandita. » more

The 'Vrndavana Express' and the ‘Navadvipa Special’

Mar 24 2013 - Krishna Talk 157
Why is Vrndavana superior to every stage of life and why is Navadvipa also considered as such? » more

Our Prospect is Through Gaura-Lila

Mar 22 2013 - Krishna Talk 156
Gaura-lila is more useful because our prospect is there. Through Mahaprabhu we have entrance into the other aspect of His lila. » more

Srila Sarasvati Thakura’s Appearance Day

Mar 1 2013 - Krishna Talk 155
The following is a lecture given by Srila Sridhara Maharaja on Srila Sarasvati Thakura’s appearance day on 24th February 1981 » more

Srila Sarasvati Thakura's Disappearance Day

Dec 31 2012 - Krishna Talk 153
Lecture given by Srila Sridhara Maharaja in the evening of the 24th December 1944 at Sri Caitanya Matha, Mayapura, and published in Dainik Nadiya Prakasa on the occasion of the observance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s disappearance. » more

The Insanity of Inquiry

Dec 13 2012 - Krishna Talk 152
In this darsana Svarupa Damodara Maharaja and Narasingha Maharaja ask Srila Sridhara Maharaja to clarify how the jiva first comes to exist in the material world and how the jiva receives his first material body.   » more

Books

Encounters With Divinity

Gosai Publishers presents Encounters With Divinity by Srila Sridhara Maharaja, the sequel to the popular book, Follow the Angels. Some of the subjects discussed in Encounters With Divinity include the history of the Gaudiya Matha, Sarasvati Thakura's preaching, sannyasa, varnasrama, Deity worship,... » more

Upadesamrta

Upadesamrta - Sridhar Maharaja Purports
This essential work by Srila Rupa Goswami is presented along with the deep realizations of Srila Sridhara Maharaja. Powerful reading for either the serious devotee or beginner. » more

Sri Guru and His Grace

"To err is human. To err is inevitable for all, being not perfect. Still, no one wants to remain imperfect. There is an element within all that is animate that tends towards perfection. If it were not so, we would feel no want at all. Our tendency towards perfection is certainly very weak and... » more

Follow the Angels

Sridhara Maharaja speaks to his readers from the depth of his subjective experience of the Absolute Truth. The guidance we receive in Follow the Angels is indeed of incalculable value in the soul's march toward Eternity. Follow The Angels is divided into three chapters—The Krsna Conception, Follow... » more

Divine Harmony (in Kannada) by Swami BR Sridhara Maharaja

Divine Harmony (in Kannada) by Swami BR Sridhara Maharaja
This short introductory book is from a selection of discourses by the eminent Vaisnava saint, Swami Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami. This small book forms an introduction to genuine spiritual life and practical living. » more

Prema Dhama Deva Stotram (in Kannada) by Swami BR Sridhara Maharaja

Prema Dhama Deva Stotram (in Kannada) by Swami BR Sridhara Maharaja
This beautiful Sanskrit poem composed by Swami Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Goswami combines the pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as well as His philosophy of Acintya-bhedabheda, the doctrine of simultaneous oneness and difference. » more

Audio

Bhaktisiddhanta vani

Date Unknown - Audio
"Pujala raga-patha gaurava bhange — That is Bhaktisiddhanta vani — the real existence of Bhaktisiddhanta is there." — Srila Sridhara Maharaja. » more

Origin of the Jiva

Date Unknown - Audio
An excerpt from a talk by Srila Sridhar Maharaja » more

Meeting of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Sridhara Maharaja

Mar 17 1973 - Audio
This is the room conversation audio recording of the first two paragraphs that are missing from BBT Folio transcription. » more

Video

Ujjvala Nilamani

Oct 30 2010 - Video
Govindaji Gardens
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In this lecture, filmed on 18th February 1982 at Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math, Navadvipa, West Bengal, Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Gosvami speaks about the mood of his Guru Maharaja, Srila Sarasvati Thakura, in relation to reading books such as Ujjvala-nilamani etc. » more

Darshan

Jul 31 2010 - Video
Govindaji Gardens
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Darshan with Srila B.R. Sridhara Deva Gosvami. Filmed on 10th March 1987 at Sri Caitanya Saraswat Math, Navadvipa. » more

A Short Biography of Srila Sridhara Maharaja

Jul 13 2010 - Video
Govindaji Gardens
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A short biography of HDG Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja. » more