Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
His Divine Grace Om Visnupada Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Srila B. N. Acharya Maharaj is the Sevaite-President-Acharya of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math. He was publicly designated to this post by Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj in the latter's address in the huge international meeting of devotees at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math on the day of Gurudeva’s Sri Guru-puja, on the 4th of December 2009.
Srila Acharya Maharaj entered Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’s gateway in 1992. Although he was a highly qualified lawyer and teacher at that time, he immediately rejected his mundane duties and dedicated his life to Srila Govinda Maharaj’s lotus feet – with full faith and absolute confidence. Since then the intensity of his service was unfailing.
In 1999, fulfilling Srila Govinda Maharaj’s heartfelt wish, Srila Acharya Maharaj took sannyas. Since then he has been serving Gurudev tirelessly and with great faith as the main administrator of his Mission.
Srila Govinda Maharaj involved him into constructing of four-stored building of Seva-kunja, Srila B. R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj’s memorial, which was officially opened in 1995.
Being satisfied with his capability and mood, Srila Govinda Maharaj entrusted supervision of the whole constructing work and development in the Math to him.
Those projects included creating of Sri Govinda-kunda and Shiv-mandir in the center of kunda (and so the desire of both Srila Govinda Maharaj and Srila Sridhar Maharaj was fulfilled); constructing of three-stored Seva-ashram close to kunda and five-stored “Sevak Bhavan” hotel consisting of more than sixty rooms for the guests and pilgrims.
Srila Acharya Maharaj constructed beautiful temple and ashram in Sripat Bamunpara; he also greatly satisfied Srila Gurudev, Srila Govinda Maharaj, by creating a huge Math in Ekachakra, the place of Sri Nityananda Prabhu’s appearance. Srila Govinda Maharaj stated that due to this Ekachakra temple he got an opportunity to serve Sri Nityananda Prabhu in his last days before his departure.
Nowadays Srila Acharya Maharaj continues to develop several centers of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and to preach. He arranges numerous preaching programs in West Bengal, he gives lectures and gathers thousands of pilgrims participating in the annual festivals of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
Srila Acharyadev continues and develops the tradition of annual pilgrimage to Govardhan and Vrindavan in Kartik month, and annual pilgrimage to Sri Puri Ratha-yatra – thousands of people from India and Western countries participate in those functions.
Srila Acharya Maharaj always accompanied Srila Govinda Maharaj during world preaching tours of His Divine Grace. When Srila Govinda Maharaj’s health was too poor to continue his preaching activities, he send Srila Acharya Maharaj to the West on his behalf – Gurudev thought that Srila Acharyadev was capable to represent him and his message fully.
Srila Acharya Maharaj continues to be the support of all the followers of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math’ world-wide mission. Cooperating with other Acharyas blessed by Srila Govinda Maharaj to help Western and Indian devotees, Srila Acharya Maharaj, with his unique mood of devotion and dynamic preaching style, continues to be the source of inspiration and shelter for all the sincere truth seekers in India and Western world.