Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

When Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj founded Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in 1941, he first composed the following verse encapsulating his mission’s ideal:

bibhrat saṁbhāti gaṅgā-taṭa nikaṭa-navadvīpa-kolādrirāje
yatra śrī-gaura-sāraswata-mata-niratā-gaura-gāthā gṛṇanti
nityaṁ rūpānuga śrī-kṛtamati-guru-gaurāṅga-rādhājitāśā

“In the holy abode of transcendental touchstone Sri Nabadwip Dham—the selfsame Sri Vrindavan, in the land of Koladwip, whose inner identity is the king of mountains Sri Govardhan, near the charming shores of the holy river Bhagirathi who delivers all the fallen souls, stands that grand and glorious king of all temples—Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.

“In that beautiful retreat, the surrendered devotees whose lives are the message of Sri Gaura, are eternally absorbed in the loving service of the Divine Master, the Golden Lord Gauranga, and the Loving Lord Sri Govindasundar with His consort Srimati Gandharva, accompanied by all Their beloved associates.

“With hearts always filled with the good hope to attain the grace of the Lord, following faithfully in the line of Sri Rupa and Raghunath—the storekeepers of the unlimited treasure of pure, sweet love divine—those surrendered souls ever sing the unending glories of the transcendental Name and qualities of the most magnanimous, original Supreme Lord, Sri Sri Gaurangasundar.

“Indeed the hearts of all beings, moving and still, marvel in the glory of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math as they take shelter in the soothing, affectionate shade of the victory flag that flies aloft and sings wholeheartedly to the world the ever-expanding renown of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math; bearing that banner of all transcendental benedictions, Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math ever shines resplendent in all its divine magnificence.”