ayuh-sattva-balarogya- sukha-priti-vivardhanah rasyah snigdhah sthira hrdya aharah sattvika-priyah Foods dear to those in the mode of goodness increase the duration of life, purify one’s existence and give strength, health, happiness and satisfaction. Such foods are juicy, fatty, wholesome, and pleasing to the heart. Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP).
This vata (banyan) tree is famous in Bhandiravana as the site of many different pastimes of Sri Radha-Krishna Yugala. At the time of Sri Krishna’s manifest pastimes (prakata-lila), a huge banyan tree stood here full of long branches that spread in all directions. Nearby, Sri Yamuna made a sweet sound as she followed her meandering […more]
Lord Brahma is greeted by Krishna’s doorman at one of his palaces and asks, ‘What is your name so I may tell Lord Krishna who has come, desiring his audience.’ ‘I am his devotee Brahma,’ was the reply. Brahma may have wondered how the doorman didn’t recognize him by his four heads, but perhaps this […more]
Ofrecer regalos en caridad, aceptar obsequios caritativos, revelar la mente en confianza, indagar confidencialmente, aceptar prasada y ofrecer prasada son los seis síntomas del amor compartidos por un devoto y otro. Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP).
Offering gifts in charity, accepting charitable gifts, revealing one’s mind in conﬁdence, inquiring conﬁdentially, accepting prasada and offering prasada are the six symptoms of love shared by one devotee and another. Manonatha Dasa (ACBSP).
In the Gaura-ganoddesa-dipika it is said that Srila Jiva Gosvami was formerly Vilasa-Manjari gopi. From his very childhood Jiva Gosvami was greatly fond of Srimad-Bhagavatam. He later came to Navadvipa to study Sanskrit, and following in the footsteps of Sri Nityananda Prabhu, he circumnambulated the entire Navadvipa-dhama. After visiting Navadvipa-dhama he went to Benares to […more]
This place is halfway between Chatikara and Radha-Kunda. Sometimes the cows would be brought here because there was nice grass for the cows. It is also said that this was one of the first places that Srimati Radharani and Krishna met and that they would meet here frequently. When Nanda Maharaja stayed at Chatikara, King […more]
His body and mind were completely attached to Vrindavanadhama. The divine Deity of Radha-Vinoda played in his heart. His ears existed only to hear the Srimad Bhagavatam. “Anyone who reads the Srimad Bhagavatam,” said Lokanatha Goswami, “he is my friend.” A personal associate of Lord Gauranga, fully absorbed in pure love, Sri Lokanatha Gosvami was […more]
Radha-Damodara Mandira (Vrindavana) This temple is situated within the area of Seva-kunja. Sri Rupa Gosvami used to live here in his bhajana-kuti. The contemporary Gosvamis and devotees assembled here for ishtagoshthis and, in those gatherings of Vaishnavas, Sri Raghunatha Bhatta would elucidate on Srimad-Bhagavatam in his melodious voice. Sri Rupa Gosvami compiled Sri Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu, Ujjvala-nilamani […more]