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Apr 282017
 
Merciful Nrsimhadev By Amogha das

A few years ago I presented a photo table at a Sunday feast at one of our temples. One devotee came up to the table and held a photo of Lord Nrsimhadev in his hands. I encouraged him to take Lord Nrsimhadev home, but he said, “If I was qualified to worship Him!” and quickly […more]

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Sep 222016
 
Haridas Thakura Disappearance by Ramai Swami

Sri Haridas Thakur is an eternally liberated associate of the Lord. The associates of the Lord are worship-able wherever they make their appearance. Just as Garuda appeared as a bird, and Hanuman as a monkey, Haridas Thakur appeared in a family of Yavanas. From his very birth he was very deeply devoted to the Holy […more]

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May 162016
 

1. ruciraananaam – whose face is charming 2. hriyaa, vriiDaa – shy 3. satii – exalted, of saintly character 4. buddhi – possessing intelligence 5. lakSana – possessing auspicious bodily markings 6. audaarya – magnanimous 7. Siila – of proper behavior 8. sadRSiiM bhaaryaaM – an ideal wife 9. deviim – the divine goddess 10. […more]

May 112016
 

In this month the sun moves into Mesha rasi (Aries), and the new year begins according to many calanders. Keshava Vrata starts; for one month one should control the senses, sleep on the earth, bath twice daily in a river, worship the Lord and give cloth, sugar, sesame, rice, and gold to the brahmanas. If […more]

May 102016
 
Jahnu Saptami

On this day Jahnu Muni swallowed and released the Ganga, who was on her way to deliver the ancestors of King Bhagiratha – this is one reason why the Ganges is also called the Bhagirathi. On this day the Ganga is worshipped and many people make offerings to the forefathers, and bathe in the Ganga. […more]

May 072016
 

Candana yatra starts on the third lunar day of the waxing moon of Vaisakha month, and continues for twenty days. Lord Jagannatha gave direct instructions to King Indradyumna to perform this festival at this time. Smearing the body of the Lord with ointments is an act of devotion, and the best of ointments is sandalwood […more]

Apr 202016
 

The purnima or full moon of Damodara month is the second full moon of the autumn season, and rasa lila is again celebrated. This second rasa yatra is celebrated more in Bengal, whereas the first one is celebrated more in Vrndavana. On this day one should perform full worship of Radha and Krsna with many […more]

Apr 112016
 
Tulasi Jala Dan

Tulasi Jala Dan In this month the sun moves into Mesha rasi (Aries), and the new year begins according to many calendars. Keshava Vrata starts; for one month one should control the senses, sleep on the earth, bath twice daily in a river, worship the Lord and give cloth, sugar, sesame, rice, and gold to […more]

Mar 072016
 

Srila Prabhupada comments of Shiva Ratri and its observance: Demon Sankhacuda Killed – taken from Krsna Book Once upon a time, the cowherd men of Vrindavana, headed by Nanda Maharaja, desired to go to Ambikavana to observe the Siva-ratri ceremony. The rasa-lila was performed during the autumn, and after that the next big ceremony is […more]

Feb 102016
 
Vasanta pancami

This is the first day of spring in India. On the fifth day of the waxing moon one should celebrate the coming of spring to Vrindavana by offering Krishna many types of leaves and flowers, and fresh shoots of sprouting grasses. Things that symbolise life and new growth.Following in the footsteps of the Vraja-basis of […more]