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The Gaudiya Maths of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada at Shri Isodhyan


On the eastern bank of the Ganges river, beginning from the Yoga Pith south to the junction of the Jalangi river and Ganga devi, there are temples founded by the disciples of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saras-wati Prabhupada.Nitya-lila Pravista Jagad Guru Om Vishnupada Astottara Shri Shrimad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada was a powerful and influential acarya in the Shri Brahma-Madhva-Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya. He was a great scholar, astrologer, writer, poet, and had thoroughly studied the various mellows of devotion. He was an unbiased speaker of truth, and an uncompromising preacher when lecturing on the truth. He strongly spoke against the sahajiyas and other imitators who performed practices against the principles of devotion. He also powerfully destroyed the philosophy of mayavadi and dwaitavadi. He was a remarkable speaker, and he explained Shrimad-Bhagavatam according to the principles of bhakti in a fascinat­ing way. He spoke many languages fluently, and through those languages, he tirelessly preached the philosophy of Mahaprabhu, the Holy Names, and the distribution of love of Godhead.


The disciples of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Prabhupada each individually preached the message of Mahaprabhu after the dis-appearance of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur in 1937. They established many branches from the tree of his mercy throughout India and the world.In Navadwip city and in Shridham Mayapur, his disciples and their disciples have established many maths. In Shri Navadwip Dham, Koladwip (called since British rule by the name Navadwip), our own beloved spiritual master, Shrila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Goswami Maharaj, established a big temple named Shri Devananda Gaudiya Math. Also Shrila Bhakti Raksaka Shridhar Maharaj established Shri Saraswati Gaudiya Math, and Shrila Bhakti Svarupa Parvat Maharaj and Shrila Bhakti Rupa Siddhanti Maharaj have established the Gaudiya Ashram and the Gaudiya Mission. In Godrumadwip, Shrimad Bhakti Kevala Audulomi Maharaj has built the Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Gaudiya Math. On the eastern bank of the Ganges begin­ning with Yoga Pith in Mayapur and up to the junction of Ganga devi and Jalangi, the row of beautiful Gaudiya temples decorates the skyline like a string of pearls. These temples and their history will be described briefly. Hare Krishna.