About Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj

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Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj

⬤ Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj was born to pious and Vaishnava parents in the Sahastra Audichya Brahmin family during the auspicious brahma-muhurta on November 22, 1971 in Ahemdabad, India. He started seeking the divine way right from his childhood. He entered into holy trances simply by hearing the songs of Lord Krishna and Shikshashtakam constantly sung or played at home by his parents.

Childhood

⬤ He is a natural vegetarian from birth with no vices. He was an exceptionally brilliant student throughout his education and excelled in everything he did. He was very humble, down-to-earth, simple, gentle, loving, caring, and very affectionate to everyone. The beauty is that he has never changed and thus embodies these qualities upto this day.

⬤ His parents, being very holy, took him with his brother on pilgrimages to almost all holy places in India during his early and late childhood. This inculcated in him a very deep attachment for seeking out the higher purpose of human life.

Pilgrimages

⬤ For eighteen years, along with excelling in his studies, he spent time in deep solitary meditation and spiritual study in his palatial mansions, farms, and estates in the Prempur village in Gujarat.

Prempur

⬤ Eventually, in 1989, he found the greatest treasure in his life in the form of Chaitanya Charitamrita in the IIT Bombay central library, when he got selected in this most prestigious of all universities in India, after his 12th grade school.

⬤ He immediately learnt Bengali and relished nectar of Nitai Gaura Lila by reading the whole book five times. As he became more and more enchanted with the pastimes of Lords Nitai Gaura, he spontaneously memorized many nectarean Sanskrit and Bengali shlokas and became a Vedic scholar even as a student.

⬤ He also chanted 32 rounds of Harinam daily and inspired many students in IIT with the message of the Bhagavad Gita. He also helped to conduct Sunday programs in different hostels and distributed Gita to them. In 1994, he topped his studies in IIT. But due to a higher calling, he selflessly dedicated his life to the brahmacharya order to practice and share the love of Bhakti to one and all.

⬤ During this time as a brahmachari from 1994-1996, he excelled as a leader and world-record-holder in both the Bhagavad Gita and Chaitanya Charitamrita set distribution. He was a self-effulgent and powerful Bhakti speaker and gave many daily and weekly classes on Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita, Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu, Upadeshamrita, etc. to all types of audiences. He distributed millions of Srila Prabhupada’s books and sets throughout India by leading sankirtana bus parties throughout India.

brahmacharya

⬤ He had the highest ratings on Sony TV for his discourses on the Bhagavad Gita As It Is. He was also the most sought out Bhakti speaker in the temple, many times giving multiple discourses in a day to temple devotees, sankirtana devotees, new bhaktas, brahmacharis, congregation devotees, youth, Bhaktivedanta College students, etc.

⬤ In 1996, he became the production manager in the Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which is one of the biggest publishers of Vedic books in the world. Srila Prabhupada said that BBT was his heart so he wanted to remain close to Srila Prabhupada’s heart. He wanted to remain far away from the temple management to avoid listening to or even knowing about aparadha and mistakes of other devotees.

⬤ Besides, he was not interested in getting power, positions, or accumulating money. He took BBT India to heights unheard of before, based on the sheer number of book titles, their quantities he printed (in millions), and the excellent quality of the Vedic books that he got translated, digitized, and designed himself.

Bhaktivedanta Book Trust

⬤ His tireless efforts brought down the prices of the Vedic books to one-third of their previous prices, but with much better quality, paper, and book covers than before. Due to the increased demand from all temples due to the reduction in book prices, he could publish millions of Bhakti books including 80 English titles and hundreds of book titles in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, etc. He made BBT India the biggest BBT in the world by tripling its annual turnover in just 3 years, while not taking even a single rupee from the BBT for his personal gratification throughout his tenure.

⬤ To fulfil Srila Prabhupada’s desire, he successfully launched the Vedic encyclopedia distribution from home to home. It was the mission of placing in every home the most comprehensive collection ever of 108 volumes of scriptures written by his beloved Shiksha Gurudev Shrila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. He imported all these volumes from BBT USA, where these books were just lying for decades. He masterminded, trained and engaged the grihastha community in this Vedic encyclopedia distribution as an occupation and around 100 sets were distributed in a few months.

⬤ Inspite of all these devotional services and many more, he used to spend his mornings and evenings to deeply remember the eternal pastimes (nitya-lila) and complete his daily quota of 64 rounds of the Hare Krishna maha mantra in the temple hall or the most peaceful personal quarters of Srila Prabhupada on the fifth floor.

⬤ He would chant in the temple all for the whole japa period from 5:15-7:15 am, and still continued chanting even after the Bhagavatam class ended at 9 am, till he could complete 32 rounds in the morning itself. Only then he would go to the prasadam hall and honor the morning prasadam. After his book publishing services in the BBT for the whole day, he would chant the remaining 32 rounds in the evening and night in the peaceful and serene quarters of Srila Prabhupada on the 5th floor. Only then he would take rest.

⬤ Every single devotee who came in contact with him during this period of his brahmachari life was very attracted to his humble and blissful nature. He was very pure in his dealings with everyone and was always happy to share his realized knowledge with one and all. He would read Chaitanya Charitamrita to all the devotees as they ate in the prasadam hall and everyone was in bliss. Inspired by his strict principles about prasadam, all the resident devotees formed groups and started cooking themselves throughout the week and told the karmi cook to leave.

⬤ After wholeheartedly practicing and vigorously sharing the teachings of his beloved shiksha gurudev Shrila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada for twelve years in the brahmacharya order, he voluntarily resigned from the BBT during Gaura Purnima 2001 and left with just a single bag and no money to search for his eternal Gurupadapadma, feeling an internal order to do so from Srila Prabhupada himself.

⬤ By the direct arrangement of Nitai Gaura, he found and surrendered to his eternal spiritual master Shrila Bhaktishastri Parampada das Maharaj in Ambika Kalna, the most holy dham near Navadvipa in Gauda Mandala of Srila Gauridasa Pandita, who is none other than the priya-narma Subala-sakha in Vraja lila.

Parampada

⬤ His Gurudeva was also the direct disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada, and had served him with his parents as a child from the very early days of Gaudiya Math, even before the formation of Chaitanya Math in Sridham Mayapur. That is almost a century of service! He chanted outside the bhajan-kutir of his Gurudeva for many days begging for his mercy. His Gurupadapadma mercifully gave him Diksha and His the spiritual name of Krishna Chaitanya das.

Diksha

⬤ His Gurudeva realizing the genuine renunciation and potential of his disciple, ordered him to accept the sannyasa order by sending him with his own recommendation to his Godbrother in Kolkata. So on the 18th of September 2001, he directly accepted the tridandi sannyasa order of life in the form of sannyasa diksha from Srila Bhaktikumuda Santa Goswami. He received the Sannyasa Gopibhava-mantra, his tridanda, his kamandalu, and his kaupina in the holy presence of Sri Sri Radha Madanmohan in Shri Chaitanya Ashram in Kolkata.

sannyasa

⬤ At that time, he received the sannyasa name Tridandi Bhikshu Bhaktiratna Sadhu from him. Srila Santa Maharaj gave him a lot of mercy. He smiled and remarked that he looked just like Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu before giving him sannyasa. Srila Bhaktikumuda Santa Goswami was more than eighty years in the renounced order at that time. He was introduced to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta by Srila Bhaktipramoda Puri Maharaj as a child at a very tender age, just like own Gurudeva was.

⬤ After sannyasa, he humbly asked about bringing new souls to his Srila Gurudeva in Kalna. His Gurudeva placed his hand and on his head and ordered him to directly initiate them, as he said that he was too old to accept any more disciples and accept their namaparadhas.

⬤ The next twelve years of his life from 2001–2013 heralded deeper enlightenments in Nam-bhajan in Jagannatha Puri and Navadvipa. He stayed alone for a year in Mumbai after taking sannyasa to write and publish his first books like the condensed Chaitanya Bhagavata, Chaitanya Charitamrita, The Top 100 Names of God, Mahamantra Yoga, Our Eternal Home Navadvipa, etc.

 He revealed the glories of Nitainam and Gauranam for Harinam Ruchi in Mumbai from the scriptures.

New Sannyasi

⬤ But some devotees criticized him and started discouraging all those who were coming to him, because he was no longer in their institution. So he prayed to Nitai for further direction, who pointed towards Puridham. Due to his first love with Chaitanya Charitamrita in IIT, he always wanted to reside in Jagannath Puri for some time to further deepen his realizations of the Nitai Gaura Lila which he had read so many times.

⬤ First he resided in Krishna Homes in Baliapanda in Jagannath Puri dham from where he travelled and selflessly gave countless free discourses, bhagavata kathas, kirtans, many yearly parikramas to Vraja, Puri, Navadvipa, and Ekachakra, etc. for these 12 years.

parikrama
hari katha

⬤ Then his always-supportive dear devotee friend from IIT built the Nitai Gaudiya Matha for him in Puri. Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj personally installed the most enchanting His Pranpriya Deities of Shri Shri Pancha Tattva there with great jubilation and fanfare. It has now a lovely goshala, garden, and everyone who goes there is humbly served with mouth-watering Pancha Tattva and Jagannath mahaprasadam.

Pancha Tattva Puri

puri

⬤ In 2013, he was chanting at noon on the Manasa Pavan ghat at Shyam Kund in Govardhan during the time when Srimati Radhika comes there for snana with Her sakhis and manjaris. Suddenly, he saw waves in the water and heard the divine voice of Srimati Radhika asking him to come and reside in Radha Kund. He was astonished to realize that major awakenings were happening in his life every 12 years, which Srila Prabhupada called a small kalpa. From 1989-2001 (12 years), he practiced the brahmacharya order. In 2001, he was called into the sannyasa order. And again after 12 years in 2013, he was called to Radha Kund.

Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj

⬤ Radha Kund and Jahnava Baithak were the two holy places which would mesmerize him from his early days of brahmachari life, whenever he would visit there. So after receiving this instruction from Sri Radha, in the core of his heart, he put a humble condition before Sri Radha.

jahnava baithak

⬤ He would come to Radha Kund if She can provide him the resources to make an Ashram so that devotees visiting Radha Kund can stay and perform bhajan there. And lo and behold, from the next few months, Sri Radhika sent miraculous and unexpected resources from devotees enabling the Radha Kund ashram to get constructed in a record time of one and half years.

Radha Kund

⬤ He stayed in Sudevi’s kunja near Kunjabihari Gaudiya Math in Radha Kund when the Ashram was being constructed. He fasted for weeks and tolerated extreme heat and cold doing his bhajana and writing alone. He felt at home for the first time in his life at Radha Kund and eagerly waited for the ashram to get completed.

⬤ From 2013 to 2015, he took the visiting devotees for many long and detailed Radha Kund parikramas, celebrated all the Bhakti festivals with great jubilation, had the most blissful bathing with all the devotees every year on the night of Radha Kundashtami, gave month-long kathas in Kartik on various scriptures like Madhurya Kadambini, Upadeshamrita, Chaitanya Bhagavata, met, sang with harmonium, and made all the devotees laugh in bliss in his Nitai cave, etc.

Radha Kund

⬤ In the new Radha Kund ashram began his journey into the depths of the madhyana-lila of Radha Shyam from 10:48 am to 3:36 pm. He would meditate on the nitya-lila from Govinda Lilamrita while chanting Harinam from his brahmachari days. But residing in Radha Kund directly took his remembrance to Ananga manjari’s kunja in the center of Radha Kund and esoteric secrets of his own service were revealed to him by Harinam and Nitai Gaura’s mercy.

Radha Kund

⬤ As he became intimate in remembering Ananga manjari’s service in Radha Kund, an overwhelming attraction for also serving her as Jahnava Vasudha in Nitai’s Ekachakra Yogapith slowly dawned on him. Intoxicated with this desire, he rushed to Nitaidham Ekachakra and requested to stay on the ground floor in a very small room at the Chaitanya Sarasvata Matha.

⬤ He had many blissful Nitai kirtans with the devotees there with tears pouring from his eyes and his whole body erupted with bliss. He started doing Nitainam Lekhan on the night of March 2, 2015. After doing kirtan with the devotees there, he could not sleep. Goosebumps on his body were not ceasing. His eyes were teary. At that time, Gauranga mercifully showed Him the truth, the secret of all secrets.

Ekachakra

⬤ Gaura reminded him of all the glorification he had done of Nitai right from the beginning days in his Chaitanya Bhagavata kathas in Krishna Homes in Puridham. And all his emphasis on becoming the devotee of the Lord’s devotee from his brahmacharya days. Gaura revealed to him that all through these years He had been slowly leading him to this Nitaibhakti in the mood of Srila Vrindavana das Thakura, since that mood pleases Him the most.

⬤ Completely overwhelmed with extreme gratitude to Gaura for showing him the truth of all truths eventually, he offered dandavats on the floor of his small room. The vision disappeared therafter. He could not believe his good fortune of getting the direct instruction to do Nitaibhakti from Gaura Himself. Though this vision of his is very insignificant in comparison to how Gaura pointed at Nitai and showed Srila Murari Gupta to offer dandavats to and worship Nitai first before Him in a vision, he became mad with bliss to remember the similarities.

⬤ Thereafter, he prayed to Doyal Nitai for a chance to stay for some months near His Yogapith. So Nitai miraculously arranged for a temporary land there during that time (because Nitai did not want him to stay there forever but go out to execute His will) and fulfilled his cherished desires to relish the all-pervading causeless mercy in Nitaidham Ekachakra. He lived in a mud hut there and his bliss grew in leaps and bounds at every moment of his stay near his beloved Jahnava Nitai’s Yogapith.

Ekachakra

⬤ Many devotees visited there and Nityananda Trayodashis were celebrated with full vigor and extreme bliss. From Ekachakra sprouted a desire to collect all Nitai’s pastimes from the authorized scriptures and compose Hindi and English verses of the same to reveal the secret mercy of Nitai which very few people in India and all over world know about.

⬤ He returned back to Radha Kund in 2017 after being enlightened with Nitaibhakti in Ekachakra. As he stepped into Ramachandra Ghera, he almost fainted as the realization dawned on him that he was entering the Ashtasakhi kunjas around Radha Kund. He started sharing about His Lord Doyal Nitai to everyone He met. It was as if Nitai had forcibly come and sat in his heart conquering it with His love. All he could say was about Nitai! He become so overwhelmed with one-pointed love for Nitai as instructed to him by Gaura in Ekachakra.

⬤ He wanted to see which of his disciples followed him with a simple heart and put all their faith in Nitaibhakti to attain Gaura Radha Krishna and Harinam Siddhi. So he started emphasizing more on Nitaibhakti from that time. Since he was basking in his realization of Nitaibhakti in Ekachakra, he wanted to stress on it for a few years to his heart’s content. He had glorified Harinam and Gauranga a lot from 2001. So now he wanted to bring Nitaibhakti into prominence to strike a balance. At that time miracles happened.

⬤ Though it was only for sometime that he intended to focus only on the glorification of Nitai will full force, some thought that he will never glorify Harinam and Gaura again and left him. Actually Doyal Nitai answered his prayers and took it upon Himself to purify the association of the impatient around him. Those whom he was not comfortable with right from the beginning, but being soft-hearted could only express to Nitai about it, slowly left him.

⬤ He became awestruck at such minute care Nitai takes of His own devotees to save them and protect their tender seed of Nitaibhakti. He realized that Doyal Nitai answers all our prayers always. He is eternally grateful for those Nitai sent to him and then took away from him, because He knows that the rarest seed of Nitaibhakti, which he gave them as a humble instrument on their jounrey, will never be lost even if it is suppressed for while by their own selves.

⬤ In the early morning of Radhashtami 2017, he started doing Nitai Gunjan. Suddenly he found himself in the bedroom of Nitai where Jahnava was sitting on the bed and massaging His lotus feet as Nitai was gently crying with pearl-like tears falling on the bed. He was standing at some distance away behind Jahnava at the back of the bed. Jahnava devi suddenly turned and looked at him. Immediately he offered dandavats again.

⬤ Then Jahnava told him that he has forgotten why he got the sannyasa name Bhaktiratna from Srila Bhaktikumuda Santa Maharaja in 2001. Jahnava said that She was the one who had inspired Santa Maharaja to give him that name, because bhaktiratna-pradayinim is one of Her names in Her pranam-mantra. She did that because She had wanted him to do Nitai’s mission of reaching out to and helping totally new souls, right from the beginning. But he had never done that till now. He profusely begged forgiveness to Jahnava devi, resolved to do it from now, and offered dandavats. When he got up, the vision disappeared.

⬤ From that day, all he can think of is this instruction of Srimati Jahnava devi to him. He resolved to make this his humble service till his last breath. He realized that his 17 years of bhajana in the Dhams from 2001, after accepting the sannyasa order, was not so pleasing to Jahnava Nitai. Instead, They wanted him to sacrifice Dhamvasa and reach out to help totally new souls to overcome their suffering.

⬤ To faciliate this, he felt a deep desire to accept the white paramhansa sannyasa vesha which Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada gave in Gaudiya Matha. But he rejected this thought again and again because he did not want to accept that position which was higher than even parivarakacharya sannyasa. But as usual Doyal Nitai set into motion a miraculous chain of events before Gaura Purnima 2018, which made it abundantly clear to him that Nitai wanted him to do so.

⬤ From finding a white kaupina and vesha in Nitai das’s house after he saw Nitai’s hand pointing towards Mayapur in a vision at night, to Nitai on His own arranging for a call and return flight ticket back to Mayapur after just having come from there, and Nitai bringing Nitya Krishna das babaji Maharaj to the same ashram where he was staying on His own, etc. etc., slowly it became so clear that His Praneshwar Nitai was more eager for him to accept the white paramhansa vesha than even his own self.

⬤ So by Nitai’s direct miraculous arrangements without his own efforts, he humbly accepted the white vesha dress of the fourth and final stage of sannyasa known as paramhansa at Shrivas Angan on Gaura Purnima 2018 for the sole purpose of fulfilling Jahnava Ishvari’s instruction to him. He received it from Gaudiya Matha babaji Srila Nitya Krishna das, who is the vesha-disciple (1997) of his Gurudeva’s dear friend Srila Bhaktipramoda Puri Goswami and the diksha-disciple (1980) of Srila Bhaktikusuma Shramana Goswami, both godbrothers. Srila Bhaktikumuda Santa Goswami remained his primary Sannyasa guru as he had received the Sannyasa Gopibhava mantra from him. This was just a simple vesha-grahana.

Vesa grahana

⬤ The onus of revealing the most confidential secrets like the importance of chanting 100,000 Harinam daily, the Gaura Gopala mantra, Radha Kund’s glories, Nitaibhakti, Nitainam, Gunjan, Lekhan, important of Lila Kirtan and Shravan, Nitai’s position as Ananga in madhurya, Nitai Gaura Nitya Lila, Nitai Lila from all the scriptures, etc. are all on Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj.

⬤ He has taken the responsibility of establishing and sharing these merciful Truths, which are the most difficult to reveal and prove, because even the Scriptures have mentioned them only secretly. He could have easily played safe, let them remain hidden, and gathered thousands of followers. But he was more worried about helping the souls than about his own name, fame, and following.

⬤ Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj is not interested in building big temples, projects, or institutions; or to raise funds for the same. He is not into “mathadi vyaparam” or the business of making temples as Srila Vishvanatha Chakravarti Thakura points out in his Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu Bindu. He gratefully accepts whatever resources and donations voluntarily given, with the help of which he tries to broadcast His Doyal Nitai’s and Harinam’s glories as far and wide as possible. He is not after making quick disciples either to increase his following. He just wants to assist devotees to increase their smarana in their own shravana and kirtana.

⬤ He has no desire to make money by selling or copyrighting his own writings and recordings. He considers his own writings and recordings as gifts from his Guruvarga, because they are based on their teachings. Therefore, he always shares them for free with everyone. He does not give special preference to those who donate money or to those who are rich and influential. He does not discriminate between rich and poor, or male and female. He does not meet females alone privately. He is equally affectionate and caring to one and all.

⬤ Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj is not a cult or sect leader. He leads a very simple life. He humbly assists devotees to surrender to Lord Nitai in order to attain Lords Gaura Radha Krishna. He never projects himself as a so-called “Godman” or superior to anyone. He never tells anyone to be under him or to worship him. He never considers himself to be the Founder of any institution.

⬤ He is a friend to everyone. He always serves all devotees who come to him by giving all the knowledge he can. He tries to appreciate and praise the smallest of services done for Nitai by each and every devotee. He mentally or physically bows down to every devotee who offers obeisances to him, so that he will never think of himself as superior to anyone.

⬤ Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj eats very simply, once a day or many times not even that. He sleeps on hard wood. He has only a few set of clothes and belongings. He does not keep personal money. Even the ashram bank account is not managed by him, but by his sincere and selfless disciples. So there is nothing private or secret about him, even in financial matters. He just decides and guides how the donated money is to be used in the direct service of the Lord.

⬤ If the title “Sadhu” befits someone, then that is Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj. He has no interest whatsoever in making millions of followers, tons of currency, a dozen royal mansions, or a name for himself in history.

⬤ His only interest is to love, glorify, and serve His beloved masters Jahnava Nitai because They gave him entry into Radha Kund lila and also Gaura lila, when no one else would. He has been burning the candle at both ends now for the past year to implement the instruction of Srimati Jahnava devi which he received on Radhashtami at Radha Kund.

⬤ He is on such a huge selfless service mission, which requires not just extreme dedication and determination from his side but absolute self-abnegation and self-sacrifice too. He has won the hearts of His disciples and known ones not by idle meditation but by the sweat of his brow.

⬤ He is not the typical Sadhu who professes inactivity amidst the dense forests or mountain caves, but he is a saint who works all the hours, for the welfare of one and all.

Working

⬤ He never considers himself a Guru but teaches humility by his own example to his disciples, as the greatest virtue to receive the mercy of the Lord. Moreover, the depth of knowledge he has is truly enviable and unachievable for an ordinary person.

⬤ When it comes to the aim of life, people nowadays are totally at sea. From inside, everyone is still looking for real spiritual enlightenment from someone who is very genuine and pure. My dear brothers and sisters, your search will get over at the lotus feet of Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj who is a true Saint in all respects. Getting aware of and personally experiencing his virtues any sane person would conclude that he is really a Jewel of Devotion (as his name suggests), who shines brightly among all devotees to distribute the rarest gift to mankind — loving devotional service to Nitai and Gaura Radhe Krishna.

⬤ The pure transcendental sound vibrations of his voice, which move everyone who hear them, prove that he has immensely deep spiritual realizations. His discourses reflect the vast knowledge he has of the Vedic scriptures. He very precisely presents our scriptures with profound realization while rejecting any kind of so-called speculative and manufactured knowledge.

Harinam

His Empowerment by his Praneshwar Doyal Nitai is as follows:

⬤ 2001: Glories of 64 Rounds of Harinam

⬤ 2002: Nityananda Gauranga Nam Glories

⬤ 2003: Gaura Bhakti & Gauranam Glories

⬤ 2004: Navadvipa Dham Glories

⬤ 2005: Jagannath Puri Dham Glories

⬤ 2006: Chaitanya Bhagavata Glories

⬤ 2013: Radha Kund Dham Glories

⬤ 2014: Radha Bhakti Glories


⬤ 2015: Nitai Bhakti Glories

⬤ 2016: Ekachakra Dham Glories

⬤ 2017: Nitainam Lekhan Glories

⬤ 2018: Nitainam Gunjan Glories

⬤ 2018: Nitai Bhakti Prachar Glories

⬤ 2018: Nitailila Kirtan and Shravan Glories

⬤ He does not share most of his innermost realizations during bhajana. But as Srila Krishna dasa Kaviraja and Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura said that if one does not share some intimate realizations then Nitai glories can’t be known and appreciated. Humbly following in their footsteps, he shares some general realizations like the ones explained in this biography. Not for name or fame, but to increase the love and faith of the faithful Nitaibhaktas in Doyal Nitai. Those who don’t have faith in him will reject everything anyways, whether he shares some realizations or not.

⬤ Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj serves in the eternal pastimes in his two spiritual forms: one as a manjari kishori in Ananga kunj in the middle of Radha Kund under Kamal, Ananga, and Rupa manjaris in Radha Krishna Lila, and the other as a kishori dasi in Jahnava Nitai’s Ekachakra Yogapith in Nitai Gaura Lila.

Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj Pranam Mantra:

nama om gaurangapadaya
nitaipreshthaya bhutale,
shrimati bhaktiratna
sadhu iti namine.

nitainam nitailila
nitaibhakti vitarine,
ananga bhaktivinoda
ashraya pradayine.

श्रील भक्तिरत्न साधु महाराज प्रणाममन्त्र

नमः ॐ गौरांगपादाय
निताइप्रेष्ठाय भूतले ।
श्रीमते भक्तिरत्न
साधु इति नमीने ।।

निताइनाम निताइ लीला
निताइ भक्ति वितरिणे ।
अनंग भक्तिविनोद
आश्रय प्रदायिने ।।

Guru Parampara

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  1. Ohh Nitai! Shrila Gurudeva’s biography is so nice I felt inside out purity, bliss while reading it. I was feeling so fortunate . I pray to doyal Shrila Gurudeva to always keep me at his lotus feet.😭🙏. All glories to Shrila Gurudeva 🙌🙌.
    Jaya Jaya Nitai!!!!

  2. Extraordinary biography. It is extremely special and I am awestruck about your life 🙌🙌 You are without any doubt the divine jewel that has been placed in this material world by Jahnava Nitai’s mercy to radiate the divine mercy and teachings of Nitaibhakti 🙏🙏🙏🙏

    I felt very blissful while reading about your life’s heartfelt narrations 🙏🙏🙏 Joy Nitai. Hare Krishna! Dandavat pranams Srila Gurudev.

  3. Jay Jay Shree Gurudevay Namah.

    Joy Nitaai Jay Gauranga
    Jay Gurudevay.
    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.

    • Joy Nitai dandavata pranam Srila Nitaipreshthji

      Simply speechless…It is my great great fortune to even read the glories and series of events which occurred…. Please have mercy on me…

  4. Reading the biography of Srila Nitaipresthji Gurudev, one can be sure that he is trying to disseminate what has not been given in this entire creation. Such one-pointed devotion and Bhakti, towards Gaur RadhaKrishna, under the moon-like Lotus feet of Nitai is just exquisite in the entire creation. Jay Nitai!!!! Hare Krishna!!!!! Jay Guruvarga!!!!!

  5. नमः ॐ गौरांगपादाय
    निताइप्रेष्ठाय भूतले ।
    श्रीमते भक्तिरत्न
    साधु इति नमीने ।।

    निताइनाम निताइ लीला
    निताइ भक्ति वितरिणे ।
    अनंग भक्तिविनोद
    आश्रय प्रदायिने ।। Koti Dandvat Pranam to the lotus feet of Dayal Gurudev.

  6. ⬤ You have truly pleased your Diksha Guru Srila Bhaktishastri Parampada Maharaj, by executing his order of preaching the message of Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu, who cannot be attained even 100 births without first receiving the mercy of his divine Brother Lord Nitai.

    ⬤ You are the pride of your Sannyas guru Srila Bhakti Kumud Santa Goswami Maharaj and our entire guru parampara, as you are spreading Nitaibhakti, which is the fruit of the endeavours of all the previous acaryas.

    ⬤ You have composed, for the benefit of the fallen souls a most wonderful glorification of Nitai in the form of Nitai Chalisa and the 108 Lila nam of Nitai which fully encompasses all the important Nitai Lilas and associates.

    ⬤ You have also exhibited your unparalleled mercy by composing the Nitainam scriptural proof for the benefit of all the Gaudiya vaishanvas in this world, even though they have been shunning your teachings.

    ⬤ You revealed the ultimate teaching for the most offensive, which is one pointed Nitaibhakti. All the activities of Krsna Bhakti like Chanting Harinam in Japa and Kirtan, Distributing gaudiya literatures, Deity worship, Serving other devotees, Honoring prasadam, Hearing Krsna Katha, Performing services at the temples and celebrating the holy festivals cannot be fully relished unless one has performed sufficient Nitaibhakti to remove all of one’s offences and please Nitai.

    ⬤ Even though you have reached the highest spiritual position possible for a soul, of fully realizing your siddha deha in both Goloka Vrindavan and Goloka Navadwip, you are still so unbelievably humble and are fully approachable and accessible to all of your devotees without any barriers through Telegram and in-person. You also personally guide and encourage your devotees like a loving parent.

    ⬤ You will always occupy the unique position of the Acarya in our Gaudiya dhara who re-kindled Krishna Bhakti in the most effective and powerful way in this world through the merciful process Nitaibhakti, for all time to come.

    ⬤ I am the most sinful, offensive, fallen and regressive of all of your devotees. I don’t know what kind of sukriti I performed in my previous births that I came across you and your vani in this birth. I am extremely and deeply thankful to Nitai, for finally giving me this opportunity to glorify you. I pray to Nitai that I may someday receive a drop of the mercy that you plan to flood this world with.

  7. O Nitaaaii! I am completely awestruck and in deep gratitude towards Nitai for considering me to have his divine association. I am the biggest fool who couldn’t understand the divine glories of Shrila Gurudeva. He is really the divine jewel of devotion. After reading my heart is filled with so much bliss and i was feeling currents of ecstacy throughout the beautiful biography. So many hidden instances have been revealed and i feel privileged to read all those priceless moments that occured in Shrila Gurudeva’s life. Because of his tireless efforts many new souls are taking Nitaai’s name and booking their tickets for the journey back to godhead. Who can be more selfless than him. He has spent his uncountable days and nights, his sleep and prasadam, his comfort, everything which we can never think of sacrificing just to fulfill the divine instruction of Srimati Jahnava Devi. His biography reminds me of Shrila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and Shrila Bhaktisiddhant Prabhupada. I feel so fortunate to get this opportunity to read his divine glories. With folded hands i request Shrila Gurudeva to please keep his merciful hand on me and forgive me for my unlimited offenses against your lotus feet. 😭🙏 Jai Nitai dandvata pranaam Shrila Gurudeva and all Nitaibhaktas 🙏🙏

    • Waah what a high spiritual stature Gurudev possesses to get this most confidential, cream of the cream revelation directly from Mahaprabhu Himself. Very heart touching review and summary of our Gurudev’s biography mataji

    • Jai Nitai!!!!! Beautiful rendition of heartfelt glories of Srila Nitaipresthji Gurudev.

  8. Dearest Gurudev I am hollow completely. Your mercy and love and bhaav for doyal Nitai is so contagious that a hollow piece like me is injected with it. I only reflect material vibes but your association is so pure, blissful and invigorating that dull me could feel it.

    Gurudev you are zenith of everything I can ever think or expect in my life. After getting some mercy from you I could realize that you have everything spiritual, moral, love, brilliance, intelligence, beauty, purity, wisdom, maturity, kindness, soft heartedness everything everything in its peak. The zenith which is incomparable to express. Understanding even a tiniest fraction of your pure character and stature inundates my heart and I cannot imagine when by your mercy I will realise it. I have understood that all my search and struggles for love, peace, happiness, teachings, satisfaction, idealism, searching a perfect divine personality, Master, everything, throughout all the years so far has finally come to an end on meeting and knowing you and receiving your love and mercy. Your stature is simply divine, out of the world just perfect. There is nothing that one can say that is not in you. And this time when I met you I feel my new life has begun and all my endeavors and hankerings have finally found their destination. The way you used to say ki ek traveller ko kitna ulaas hota hai jab voh apni final destination pe pahunch jaata hai. I feel fully complete and satisfied full at heart on knowing you and Doyal Nitai. Everytime I hear from you, your vani gives a new edge to me in spiritual n material services. I just feel that when I am nowhere, very fallen still your and doyal mercy is too much to gather and maintain then what you and nitaibhakts must be going through when they re already so high. Please forgive me for writing too much though my all the writings are not even shadow but just materialism. I am very grateful to you for everything everything. Tomara karuna saar 🙏🙏🙏 Please give your blessings that I remain in proper consciousness in your and doyal nitai seva and devotion, I lack in every aspect and you are just holding onto us due to your big kind gentle soft heart 🙏

    • Jai Nitai Gurudev 🙏🙏 What a mystical and enchanting biography, thank you very much for elaborating it thoroughly and filling in many intimate details like your divine visions and internal realizations. You are the most effulgent and the rarest of the rare jewel of devotion (Bhaktiratna) unprecedented in all the three worlds like Nitai Himself 🙏🙏Dandavat pranams

  9. तोमार करुणाधन मुरति हरिया ।
    प्रेम भाग्यवान जीव पडे मुछिया ।।

    आपके परम कृपालु रुप का दर्शन कर भाग्यशाली आत्मायें दिव्य प्रेम से मुर्छित हो जाति है ।

    सुदीर्ध सुपीष्य देह दिव्य – भावाश्रय ।
    दिव्यज्ञान – दीप्तनेत्र दिव्यज्योतिर्मय ।।

    हे गुरु देव आपका उदात्त आनन्दमय स्वरुप दिव्य भाव का आश्रय है एवं दिव्य छटा से परिपूर्ण है ।
    आपके नेत्र दिव्य ज्ञान से देवीप्य है ।

    सुवर्ण – सुरज – कान्ति अरुण – वसन ।
    तिलक तुलसी माला चन्दन भूषण ।।

    हे गुरुदेव आपका रुप तिलक ,तुलसी के दानों ,चन्दनलेप तथा पीत वस्त्र से सुशोभित हैं तथा उससे सूर्य की भाति स्वर्णिम आभा छिटक रही है ।

    अपूर्व श्री अंग शोभा करे झलमल ।
    औदार्य उन्नतभाव माधुर्य – उज्जवल ।।

    हे गुरुदेव आपके दिव्य रुप का असाधारण सौदर्य परोपकार की उदात्त प्रसन्नता से अलौकिक माधुर्य की चमक से जगमगा रहा है ।

    गुरुदेव आपके चरणों का आश्रय ,जो कोटी कोटी चद्रमाओं की भाति शीतलता प्रदान करने वाला है हमारे लिये श्री निताइ की लीलाओं का अमृत प्राप्त करने की आशा है जय गुरुदे

  10. We are blessed in this dark ignorance of material world with the appearance of Your Divine Grace. Souls of Kali Yuga are most unfortunate, but Krishna sends his dearmost associates in the form of Spiritual Master to revive the souls back to Godhead. Similar to the appearance of Bright Sun in the morning, Your Divine Grace appeared to dissipate our ignorance by your causeless mercy.

    May my mind never leave the attachment of your lotus feet which shower the most merciful Nitai nam to the unfortunate souls of Kaliyuga which is the only hope for us.

  11. You are truly Bhuri-dah Janah, because You are distributing Nitaai’s Name across whole of Earth to people and then when they hear or sing even once, Nitai takes responsibility for their deliverance.Please accept my Ananta koti dandavat pranam.

  12. guru koi vyakti nhi, guru koi shareer nhi

    guru ek tatva hein, guru ek shakti hein

    guru yadi shareer hota toh is duniya mein ek hi guru prayapt hota..

    guru ek bhaav hein , guru ek shradha hein ..

    guru ek smarpan hèin , guru prarthna se milta hein .

    guru dridha bhaav se milta hein , guru nitai kripa se milta hein .

    guru kismat se milta hein ,guru kismat walon ko milta hein..

    so we all r very lucky to have such a nitai priya guru ..who always thinks of other fallen souls day and night..

    jai shrila gurudev .

    always bestow your mercy shrila gurudev ..

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  13. Dandvat pranam Gurudev. I saw a picture of a man holding on to a ready to break branch which was hanging on a ditch full of crocodiles.  Immediately i could identify myself with him. Only a superman could swing into swift action to rescue in that horrific situation and that superman is निताइ नाम . I have lost count of how many times i have been protected by निताइ नाम.  Gurudev i have no words to express my gratitude towards Your literal nagging (please forgive me for this word) to all the souls in Your own sweet way to take up Nitaibhakti. You find such innovative ways to make it look interesting to take this Holy Name.. like sugar coated sudarshan. All You think of constantly is how to save humanity at large without thinking or caring for any name or fame infact not even caring for any defame which may happen. So much dynamism and fearlessness can be seen only in someone who has truly tasted the sweetness and experienced the extreme close proximity with the Holy Name.

  14. I want to thank Nitai million times to make me have Gurudev’s Divine darshan which would not have been possible for the most fallen person in millions of lives.Thankyou Gurudev for giving us Nitaibhakti,Gunjan,Nitai bhajans. My Anant koti Dandavat pranam unto your lotus feet🙏🙏

  15. The sacrifice You undergo just for the purpose of establishing and making freely available the essence of all essence of spiritual life to the suffering humanity can’t be properly comprehended and appreciated by an unfortunate soul like me. Yet still, out of Your most merciful nature, You kindly use even this insignificant soul in Your Mission, by which i have some hope against hope that at last i may attain Your eternal service in the company of Doyal Nitai and His Eternal Associates.

    I know that Your doyamoy nature will not allow You, but still, please kindly never deprive me of the opportunity of serving You, Your disciples and Your Mission.

    You are the most important lighthouse in my spiritual life and my saviour life after life. How can i ever repay You? There is only one way, which is offering my every life breath to the unconditional service of Yours and Your Mission.

    Please bless me with the determination and strength to do that.

    Yours insignificant but most grateful,

    Nimai das

  16. Nitai jinke jivan hai, Nitai jinke pran
    Janhava k pyare hain, bhaktiratna naam

    Karuna ke sagar hai, patito k bandhu
    Nitainam se paar karane aaye hai bhav sindhu

    Shastro ka manthan gahan kar diya nitainam
    Aparadh sunya harinam ka kiya anudaan

    Karuna ki koi sima nahi na daya ka ant
    Nitai sound yoga diya taarne jiva anant

    Yogyata bhi kuch nahi aparadh hai apaar
    Apki daya ki prarthana hai bas har baar

  17. It is hard to find words to describe Your effulgence and the impact You have on our lives and this whole material creation. You certainly are not from this world. But You were sent to give a chance to the jivas even in this age of Kali Yuga. Happiness is an underestimated feeling to describe what we feel. May we be worthy of Your kindness and help spreading Nitai Naam.
    Your eternal servants Dayala Nitai das and Jagannath dasi

  18. I have no way to ever repay my Nitai (Srila Nitaipreshthji Gurudeva). Without His mercy, His favor, who am I to expect to have Gaur Radha Krishna as my own?

    My Gurudeva is the Acharya who has fearlessly ordered to have Nitaibhakti visible to all! There is a lot of pride involved in being His disciple. I couldn’t have asked for a better Guru. I believe that because Srila Gurudeva appeared now, that is why I was not born in the Prabhupada era.

    I pray to remain at Srila Nitaipreshthji Gurudeva’s lotus feet as it feels very natural for me to be in the association of Nitaibhakts.❤️🙏

  19. Jai Ho, Such a humble personality Shrila Gurudeva is, please keep me in your lotus feet and forgive my countless offenses always Gurudeva.🙏🙏

  20. ⬤ You are the personification of the ocean that is Nitai’s mercy.

    ⬤ You have revealed that secret(one-pointed Nitaibhakti) that will cause the people of this world to give up their sinful life and once again dance like madmen in pure Love of God, just like they did when Nitai was present on earth 500 years ago.

    ⬤ You and your vani are the most potent, that is why Nitai chose to send you in these degraded times. Only the when disease has become most endemic and incurable, is there the highest need for the most effective and powerful doctor.

    ⬤ You are the greatest and the only living Guru right now on this planet who has achieved Dham vas in all the four principal Gaudiya Dhams namely the Puri Dham, the Navadwip Dham, the Radha Kund Dham and the Ekachakra Dham.

    ⬤ You are fully knowledgable in all the Shastras, you have researched the entire ocean of gaudiya scriptures from which you quote all the time and anyone who hears your Katha will instantly realize your erudition and become cognizant of your advanced position.

    ⬤ You revealed the ultimate panacea of Nitainam for the deadliest obstacle in Bhakti – the ten Namapradhas. Only a most merciful and empowered associate of the Lord, such as you can be entrusted to spread this deep secret and revelation.

    ⬤ Your birth has caused a huge flood of good fortune and auspiciousness to come on this planet. You have made that which the fallen souls can only think of in imagination(the bliss of pure Love of God) a reality.

    ⬤ You have revealed the five principal tenets of Nitaibhakti – Nitainam, Nitailila, Nitai Kirtan, Nitai Dham and Nitai Prachar for Harinam Siddhi.

    ⬤ You have also revealed the ultimate bhajan and practice which can cause the Lord to bestow Kripa Siddhi – Nitai Gunjan and Nitai Prachar, which is the most practical, fastest and easiest and the ONLY way to attain Krsna Prema in this advanced Kali yuga era.

    ⬤ You have made the spreading the Nitainam very easy in the form of a secular practice, Nitaai Sound Yoga, which is so much more easier to spread than the direct teachings of Bhakti, as the there is an over abundance of athesitic population and atmosphere.

    ⬤ You have inspired our faith in making others chant Nitainam only once, you have convinced us that chanting one name of Nitai is enough to make even the most sinful and destitute soul aviod hell and progress toward Goloka.

    ⬤ All of your teaching are present in the shaastras, but if you hadn’t emphasized and stressed the importance of the specific verses of one pointed Nitaibhakti, they would’ve remained unknow to the world.

    ⬤ You always shared your inner wealth, the essence of your 46 years of hard practice of Bhakti and have kept nothing hidden.

    ⬤ You will always be counted amongst the closest associates of Jahnava and Nitai, along side other exalted Acaryas in our dhara like Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur, Srila Narottam Das Thakur, Srila Krsnadas Kaviraj, Srila Lochana Das Thakur and your Ishta Gurudev Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, because only you have thoroughly combed their writings and compositions presented the essence of those literatures which is Nitaibhakti.

    ⬤ Just like Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji understood, preached and relished the potency of the syallbles of Harinam, you have realized and spread the mercy and nectar of the syllables of Nitainam in the form of Nitai Vayulekhan.

    ⬤ You have fully pleased your Param Gurudev Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati by bringing his prediction of ‘Nityanandera prabhura nam shravana karile, jagatera sakala lokera papa-pravritti prashamita haiya pavitratara udaya haya’ to manifestation.

    ⬤ You are a true and genuine follower of Srila Prabhupada, and have fully imbibed his mood of mercy because you are also planning to follow in his footsteps by leaving the Dham after 17 years of Bhajan and Dham vas, just to relieve the suffering of the lost souls.

  21. I was moved by his Lila. He literally went to each one of the devotees and folded his hands and asked for mercy to spread Nitaibhakti. I was just shocked to see his child like simplicity and the zenith of genuine humility Gurudeva has in His heart. Dayal Dayal Gurudeva 😭😭

  22. Oh Nitai – we are all so fortunate to have met Srila Nitaipresthji Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj, whose wonderful biography appears above, because he has mercifully informed us that we all now have the opportunity, to surrender to and meet and love his Lord and Master Nityananda Prabhu. Srila Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj is surely the manifestation of Lord Nitai’s merciful love for His lost children. There is a statement by Lord Jesus, in the New Testament Luke chapter 4, verse 24- “And he said, “Verily, I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.”. So this can also mean – a saint is not accepted in his own time. He is surely a topmost Vaishnava Acharya and saintly lover and knower of the Supreme Personality of Godhead NitaiGaur and RadhaKrishna . HariHari!!!!

  23. Joy Nitai
    All glories to dear Gurudev. Amazing life and Lila of Gurudev presented here.

    All glories to his parents and Gurus who inculcated Bhakti in him at a very young age.

    Dear Gurudev is the sole flag bearer of Nitaibhakti in this universe.

    It is absolute extreme fortune to come in association of his lotus feet.

    His divine realizations are a source of ecstasy and bliss for all of us.

    Tears come to my eyes always listening to his divine vani and kathas; just can’t get enough of it.

    His divine vani and instructions will be cherished by generations to come.

    I ardently pray at his lotus feet to give me a drop of his mercy.

    Jaya Jaya Gurudev 🙏🙏🙏

  24. Amazing..incredible glories..Those would b surely unfortumate who can not establish faith on such a special empowered messanger of Nitai..MahaBhagvat..Jagad Guru..Authentic and bonafide Acharya of Gaudiyadhara..All glories to Shrila Gurudeva..Even Lord Brahma makes madhu for the devotee of Nitai and King of Heaven Indra offers His prostrated obeisances to such a pure Nitai devotee..Thank U Nitai..Thank U Gauranga..Thank U RadhaRaniji..Thank U Krishnaji..Thank U Guru Parampara..Thank U JahanvaMaa..Thank U Vasudhamaa for giving me such rarest and incredible association..I have nothing to repay against such a great causeless mercy on this wretched and most fallen insignificant insect..🙏🙏🙏🙏💐💐🙏🙏🙏

  25. We are blessed to be living in the same times as Gurudev. His blessings and guidance can help everyone to realize the purpose of their individual lives. Jai Nitai! Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Ram Hare Ram Ram Ram Hare Hare!

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