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Adored by the Entire Gaudiya Society

I was a child when I first came to Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math, Kolkata to take darsan of the deities. It was evening time when Param Pujyapada Madhav Goswami Maharaj was coming down with his tridanda to set out for Puri. Pujyapada Maharaj asked his servants to inquire about our whereabouts and the purpose of our visit. 

They gave our introduction to him. Pujyapad Maharaj said “Baba, I am going to Puri now. You should take some prasadam.” Pujyapada Tirtha Goswami Maharaj, who was a brahmachari that time, served us prasadam with his own hands. Though I was a child at that time, I still remember that incident even today.

In 1996, I was present with Tirtha Goswami Maharaj for the circumambulation of Vrajamandal for nearly 35 days. What ecstatic kirtan he sung!  What an extraordinary dance he performed! How efficient he was! His diligence and his powerful dance were all spellbinding.

He came to our Chaitanya ashram in Behala several times. He would smilingly say to me, “Yati Maharaj, I brought so many devotees with me.”

I would tell him, “Maharaj, please come. It’s a matter of great happiness for us.” 

He would give a very affectionate glance upon me. When I fell ill or whenever I informed him about various programs in our ashram via letters through my sevaks, he would immediately send money. 

Till today, he offers service to our Guru Maharaj (Srila Bhakti Kumud Sant Goswami Maharaj) and sends servants from Sree Chaitanya Gaudiya Math for various services in our math during festivals.

If transcendental persons like him do not descend repeatedly in various yugas to this earth that is filled with unholy things, then who would bring light to this earth burdened with unwanted things or persons? 

Pujyapad Maharaj, who is the current Acharya of Chaitanya Gaudiya math is specially adored by the entire Gaudiya society. His personality, Vaishnav conduct, and his exemplified steady service to his Gurudeva makes him a person to be honored by all. 

sujog diyecho sri Harir sevate patita pavana tomara kaaj
jaya he jaya Sri Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj
pranami tomara ratula charane kripa kana das magiche aar
jaya he jaya Sri Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj

You have given the opportunity to serve Sri Hari and you are the rescuer of the fallen. All glories, all glories unto you, O Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj. I pay my obeisances unto your lotus feet. Please bestow a speck of your mercy on this servant. All glories, all glories unto you, O Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Goswami Maharaj.

Srimad Bhakti Sunder Yati Maharaj, 2015

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