Appearance Day Festival of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad. Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math has compiled a nice selection of offerings here.
From this day, 7th February 2007:
Morning darshan on the veranda in Nabadwip
Srila Gurudev sings Acharyya Vandana and Sri Dayita Das Pranati Panchakam
Glorification of His Divine Grace in English, Nabadwip public programme
Evening discussion with sannyasis
More than forty additional photos from this day can be found in the slideshow here.
Āchāryya vandana by Gopāl Govinda Mahanta:
jayare jayare jaya paramahaṁsa mahāśay śrī bhaktisiddhānta sarasvatī
gosvāmī ṭhākura jaya parama koruṇāmoy dīnahīna agatira gati
1 All glories, all glories to the topmost personality, Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Saraswatī Goswāmī Ṭhākur, who is an ocean of mercy and the only resort for the fallen souls.
nilāchale hoiyā uday
śrī gauḍamaṇḍale āsi’ prema bhakti parakāśi’
jivera nāśilā bhava-bhay
2 He made his advent in Śrī Nilāchala, Śrī Puri Dhām. He came to the Holy dhām of Mahāprabhu, manifesting the line of pure devotion and destroying the fear of material life of the conditioned souls.
tomāra mahimā gāi heno sādhya mora nāi tobe pāri jodi deho śakti
viśvahite avirata āchāra-prachāre rata viśuddha śrī rūpānuga bhakti
3 I have no capacity to sing your glories. Only if you empower me can I do so. You are travelling unceasingly all over India, practising and preaching in a dedicated way, the pure and genuine line of devotion in the current of Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī.
śrīpāṭ khetari dhāma ṭhākura śrī narottama tomāte tā̐hāra guṇa dekhi
śāstrera siddhānta-sāra śuni lāge chamatkāra kutārkika dite nāre phā̐ki
4 We see your qualities are like Śrīla Narottam dās Ṭhākur who in the festival at Khetari Dhām delivered all the wonderful conclusions of the Scriptures which defeated the unfair argument and deception of the scholars there.
śuddha bhakti-mata jata upadharma-kavalita heriyā lokera mone trāsa
hāni’ susiddhānta-vāṇa upadharma khāna khāna sajjanera vāḍāle ullāsa
5 By presenting the line of pure devotion he devoured the path of unscriptural practice, and seeing this everybody was afraid. He struck this unscriptural path leaving it in pieces, giving increasing joy to all honest and noble men.
smārttamata jaladhara śuddha bhakti robi-kara āchādila bhāviyā antare
śāstra sindhu manthanete susiddhānta jhañjhāvāte uḍāilā dig digantare
6 Pure devotion is like the sun risen in the heart, while the path of logic is like clouds covering that sun. By churning the ocean of the Scriptures, you spread perfect conclusions in all directions like a hurricane to disperse the clouds.
sthāne sthāne koto moṭh sthāpiyācha niṣkapoṭ prema sevā śikhāite jīve
moṭhera vaiṣṇava goṇ kore sadā vitaroṇ hari guṇa-kathāmṛta bhave
7 You founded many temples in many places without reservation, teaching the fallen souls service in divine love. In these temples the Vaiṣṇavas constantly distribute talks on the nectarean qualities of the Supreme Lord Hari.
śuddha-bhakti-mandākinī vimala pravāha āni śitala korilā taptaprāṇa
deśe deśe niṣkiñchan prerilā vaiṣṇava goṇ vistārite hariguṇa gāna
8 The current of pure devotion descends like the flow of the Ganges, cooling the fire of suffering of material life. Similarly, you sent the Vaiṣṇavas from place to place, widely distributing and chanting the qualities of Lord Hari.
pūrvve jathā gaurahari māyāvāda cheda kori vaiṣṇava korilā kāśivāsī
vaiṣṇava darśana-sukṣma vichāre tumi he dakṣa temati toṣilā vārāṇasī
9 Just as in the past, Lord Gaurahari severed the māyāvāda conception, converting the residents of Vārāṇasī into Vaiṣṇavas, similarly by expert analysis of the Vaiṣṇava philosophy you have enraptured all in Vārāṇasī.
daiva-varṇāśrama-dharma hari bhakti jāra marma śāstra jukte korilā-niśchoy
jñana-joga-karma choy mūlya tāra kichu noy bhaktira virodhī jodi hoy
10 You showed that certainly devotion to Lord Hari at the core of daiva- varṇāśrama-dharma, is the directive of the revealed Scriptures, while knowledge, yoga and material activities, if averse to such devotion are of absolutely no value.
śrī gauḍamaṇḍala bhūmi bhakta saṅge parikrami sukīrtti sthāpilā mahāśoy
abhinna braja maṇḍala gauḍabhūmi premojvala prachāra hoilo viśvamoy
11 You founded parikramā of Śrī Gauḍa Maṇḍala, Śrī Nabadwīp Dhām in the association of the devotees, showing your glories as a great devotee. You showed the whole world the nectarean blissful nature of Śrī Gauḍa Maṇḍala and how it is non-different from Śrī Braja Maṇḍala, Śrī Vṛndāvan.
kuliyāte pāṣaṇḍīrā atyāchāra koilo jā’rā tā sabāra doṣa kṣomā kori
jagate koile ghoṣaṇā ‘taroriva sahiṣṇunā’ hon ‘kīrttanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ’
12 You forgave all the atheists of Kuliyā village, despite their blasphemous behaviour. Loudly you proclaimed to one and all, one who is more tolerant than a tree can chant the glories of Lord Hari endlessly.
śrī viśva-vaiṣṇava-rāja sabhā-madhye ‘pātrarāja’ upādhi-bhūṣaṇe vibhūṣita
viśvera maṅgala lāgi’ hoiyācho sarvva’ tyāgī viśvavāsī jon-hite rata
13 In the grand assembly of Vaiṣṇava kings you are adorned with the title ‘Pātrarāj’, as the head of the assembly. For the benefit of the whole world, you have renounced everything and devoted yourself to the good of all.
koritecho upakāra jāte para upakāra lobhe jīva śrī kṛṣṇa-sevāya
dūre jāya bhava-roga khaṇḍe jāhe karma bhoga hari pāda padma jā’te pāya
14 You untiringly perform benevolent works just to help the souls of this world to attain the service of Lord Śrī Krishna. Then the disease of material suffering would leave them, their bondage to fruitive works would break and they would attain the lotus feet of the Lord.
jīva moha-nidrā gata jāgā’te vaikuṇṭha dūta ‘gauḍīya’ pāṭhāo ghore ghore
uṭhore uṭhore bhāi āro to samoya nāi ‘kṛṣṇa bhaja’ bole uchaiḥsvare
15 Seeing the souls of this world sleeping in illusion, you are sending the ‘Gauḍīya’ magazine from door to door just like a messenger from the transcendental plane. It calls aloud, “Awake, arise, O brother, there is no more time to waste, Serve and worship your Lord, Śrī Krishna.”
tomāra mukhāravinda- vigalita makaranda siñchita achyuta-guṇa-gāthā
śunile juḍāya prāṇa tamo moha antardhāna dūre jāya hṛdoyera vyathā
16 Hearing the nectarean verses of the glorious qualities of the infallible Lord Krishna, issuing from your lotus mouth soothes our souls, dissipates our ignorance and illusion, and the pain in our hearts goes far away.
jāni āmi mahāśoy jaśovāñchā nāhi hoy bindu mātra tomāra antare
tava guṇa vīṇādhārī, mora kaṇṭha-vīṇā dhori’ avaśete bolāya āmāre
17 O great soul! I know that there is no trace of desire for fame in your heart. Your qualities, like an expert musician, take hold of the vīṇā of my voice and make me speak, devoid of any power over myself.
vaiṣṇavera guṇa-gāna korile jīvera trāṇa śuniyāchi sādhu guru mukhe
kṛṣṇa bhakti-samudoy janama saphala hoy e bhava-sāgara tore sukhe
18 I have heard from the great saints and gurus mouths that upon hearing the qualities of the Vaiṣṇava saints, the conditioned souls attain liberation. And beyond this, devotion to Krishna develops, makes the soul’s birth perfect and the soul crosses this material ocean happily with ease.
te-kāraṇe prayāsa jathā vāmanera āśa gaganera chā̐da dhori bāre
adoṣa-daraśī tumi adhama patita āmi nija guṇe kṣomivā āmāre
19 For this reason I endeavour thus, just like a dwarf aspiring to reach the moon. I am lowly and fallen, but your nature is not to consider any offence, so I beg you to pardon my flaws.
śrī gaurāṅga-pāriṣada ṭhākura bhaktivinoda dīnahīna patitera bandhu
kali-tamaḥ vināśite ānilena avanīte toma’ akalaṅka pūrṇa indu
20 Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākur, the associate of Śrī Gaurāṅga Mahāprabhu and friend of the lowly fallen souls brought you here, and you came like a spotless full moon to dispel the ignorance of this age of Kali.
koro kṛpā vitaraṇa premasudhā anukṣaṇa mātiyā uṭhuka jīva goṇ
harināma-saṅkīrttane nāchuka jagata-jane vaiṣṇava-dāsera nivedan
21 So please keep incessantly showering your mercy, the nectar of ecstatic love of Godhead, and let all the souls of this world be uplifted by that. May all the people of the world dance in the congregational chanting of the Lord’s Holy Name – this is the prayer of this servant of the Vaiṣṇavas.
Śrī Dayita Dās Praṇati Pañchakam Homage unto Śrīla Saraswati Ṭhākur
by Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣak Śrīdhara Dev-Goswāmī Mahārāj
bhayabhañjana jayaśaṁsana-karuṇāyata-nayanam kanakotpala janakojjvala-rasasāgara-chayanam mukharīkṛta-dharaṇītala-harikīrttana-rasanam kṣitipāvana-bhavatāraṇa-pihitāruṇa-vasanam śubhadodaya-divase vṛṣaravijā-nija-dayitam praṇamāmi cha charaṇāntika-parichāraka-sahitam
1 He (of divine form) came forth from the birthplace of the golden lotus – the ocean of the mellow of divine consorthood. His large, merciful eyes dispel (the suffering souls’) fear and proclaim (the surrendered souls’) victory. His tongue (constantly) vibrates the whole Earth planet with Śrī Krishna-saṅkīrttan, his beauty resplendent in the robes of the sun’s radiance (saffron) that purifies the universe and dispels the suffering of material existence. On his Holy Day of Advent, I (again and again) bow down unto that beloved associate of Śrī Vṛṣabhānunandinī, and the servitors of his lotus feet.
śaraṇāgata-bhajanavrata-chirapālana-charaṇam sukṛtālaya-saralāśaya-sujanākhila-varaṇam harisādhana-kṛtabādhana janaśāsana-kalanam sacharāchara-karuṇākara-nikhilāśiva-dalanam śubhadodaya-divase vṛṣaravijā-nija-dayitam praṇamāmi cha charaṇāntika-parichāraka-sahitam
2 The devotees surrendered in pure devotion are eternally protected at his lotus feet. He is worshippable by the pure souls endowed with sincerity and good fortune, and he accepts (even) those who obstruct the service of Śrī Hari, just to rectify them. As the very fountainhead of mercy upon all mobile and immobile beings, he crushes the inauspiciousness of the whole universe. On his Holy Day of Advent, I (again and again) bow down unto that beloved associate of Śrī Vṛṣabhānunandinī, and the servitors of his lotus feet.
atilaukika-gatitaulika-ratikautuka-vapuṣam atidaivata-mativaiṣṇava-yati-vaibhava-puruṣam sasanātana-raghurūpaka-paramāṇugacharitam suvichāraka iva jīvaka iti sādhubhiruditam śubhadodaya-divase vṛṣaravijā-nija-dayitam praṇamāmi cha charaṇāntika-parichāraka-sahitam
3 Like a miracle, his body moves with a joyful elegance and charm beyond the world’s understanding, fulfilling the artist’s aspiration. (Or, dancing in Pastimes transcendental to the world, his artistic form incites divine love’s hankering). His intellect surpasses that of (even) the demigods, and he is nobility incarnate as the commander in-chief of the Vaiṣṇava sannyāsīs (tridaṇḍi-yatis). The sādhus of profound intellect describe the nature of his personality as meticulously in the line of Śrī Sanātan, Śrī Rūpa, and Śrī Raghunāth, and they speak of him as being on the same plane as Śrī Jīvapāda (being superbly replete in perfect theistic conclusions). On his Holy Day of Advent, I (again and again) bow down unto that beloved associate of Śrī Vṛṣabhānunandinī, and the servitors of his lotus feet.
sarasītaṭa-sukhadoṭaja-nikaṭapriyabhajanam lalitāmukha-lalanākula-paramādarayajanam vrajakānana-bahumānana-kamalapriyanayanam guṇamañjari-garimā-guṇa-harivāsanavayanam śubhadodaya-divase vṛṣaravijā-nija-dayitam praṇamāmi cha charaṇāntika-parichāraka-sahitam
4 On the bank of Śrī Rādhā Kuṇḍa at Svānanda Sukhada Kuñja, he is devoted to the service of his Beloved, and (further-more) he is greatly endeared to the divine damsels of Braja headed by Lalitā. He is most favourite to Kamala-mañjarī who is pre-eminent in Vṛndāvan, and with the glorious qualities of Guṇamañjarī he builds the residence of Śrī Hari. On his Holy Day of Advent, I (again and again) bow down unto that beloved associate of Śrī Vṛṣabhānunandinī, and the servitors of his lotus feet.
vimalotsavam amalotkala-puruṣottama-jananam patitoddhṛti-karuṇāstṛti-kṛtanūtana-pulinam mathurāpura-puruṣottama-samagaurapuraṭanam harikāmaka-haridhāmaka-harināmaka-raṭanam śubhadodaya-divase vṛṣaravijā-nija-dayitam praṇamāmi cha charaṇāntika-parichāraka-sahitam
5 He is immaculate joy incarnate, or, he is the graciousness or the joy of Bimalā Devī. He manifested the Pastimes of his Advent at Puruṣottama Kṣetra in the holy land of Orissa, and he revealed his Pastimes of delivering the fallen souls and extending his mercy upon them (by awarding them the gift of divine love) at the ‘new isles,’ or Nabadwīp. Circumambulating Gaura Dhām in the same way as traditionally done at Braja Dhām and Puruṣottama Dhām, he continuously propagates – the loving desire of Braja, the divine abode of Vaikuṇṭha, and the Holy Name of Krishna. On his Day of Holy Advent, I (again and again) make my obeisance unto that dear associate of Śrī Vṛṣabhānunandinī, and the servitors of his holy lotus feet.
Slokas from the evening talk:
aṣṭāviṁśa chatur-yuge dvāparera śeṣe
vrajera sahite haya kṛṣṇera prakāśe
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Ādi-līlā, 3.10)
śrī–rādhāyāḥ praṇaya-mahimā kīdṛśo vānayaivā-
svādyo yenādbhuta-madhurimā kīdṛśo vā madīyaḥ
saukhyaṁ chāsyā mad-anubhavataḥ kīdṛśaṁ veti lobhāt
tad-bhāvāḍhyaḥ samajani śachī-garbha-sindhau harīnduḥ
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Ādi-līlā, 1.6)
samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasāṁ sva-bhakti-śriyam
sadā hṛdaya-kandare sphuratu vaḥ śachī-nandanaḥ
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Ādi-līlā, 1.4)Nat mandir lecture slokas:jagāi mādhāi haite muñi se pāpiṣṭha
mora nāma śune yei tāra puṇya kṣaya
mora nāma laya yei tāra pāpa haya
eka nityānanda vinu jagat bhitare
preme matta nityānanda kṛpā-avatāra
uttama, adhama, kichu nā kare vicāra
(Śrī Chaitanya-charitāmṛta: Adi-līlā, 5.205–8)
Sri Bhakti Siddhanta Sravana Sadhana