Apr 202016
Kaliya Ghata, Vrindavana

      2.         Kaliya Ghata (Vrindavana map ref.no. 11) This is where Krishna subdued the multi-hooded and venomous serpent (naga) known as Kaliya, by ecstatically dancing on the snakes many hoods. After Kaliya Naga heard that Garuda, the eagle carrier of Lord Vishnu, could no longer enter Vrindavana due to a curse pronounced on […more]

Mar 072016

This is one of my favorite songs in the Vaisnava Songbook. This morning it became my meditation. Vṛndāvana by Narottama das Thakura Vrndavan is a transcendental beautiful place. It is the spiritual sky, where everything is made of touchstone, which fulfills all desires. All the temples there are bedcked with costly jewels, In that far […more]

Feb 232016
Radhakunda - Syamakunda (picture gallery at the end)

RADHA-KUNDA / SHYAMA-KUNDA The sacred lakes known as Radha-kunda and Shyama-kunda are considered amongst the holiest places within the three worlds, because these two lakes were the most confidential bathing places of both Radha and Krishna. Radha-kunda was also the place where the ‘divine lovers’ Radha and Krishna would secretly meet every day to enjoy […more]

Feb 022016
Gulala Kunda (Govardhana)

GULALA-KUNDA The word ‘gulala’ refers to the powdery ‘bright red pigment’ used in religious ceremonies all over India. Once, on the occasion of the annual Holi festival, after having thrown red colored gulala powder on each other, Radha and Krishna came to this kunda near Ganthuli village to bathe. After they had bathed and sported […more]

Jan 282016
Nandagrama (Nandagaon)

Pictures below   This is the famous village where Krishna lived with His so-called ‘foster parents’, Yashoda Mayi and Nanda Maharaja. After leaving Gokula because of the disturbance created by the demons, Nanda Maharaja first stayed at Shakatikara (Chhatikara), and then at Dig, and then at Kamyavana, before finally settling at Nandagrama, where he built […more]

Jan 162016
Ananga Manjari kunja - Radhakunda

  The very spot where Jahnava Mata sat is the place where in aprakat-lila, a footbridge made of pure crystal extends out into the middle of Radhakunda, where the kunja (grove) of Anaga Manjari is situated. This kunja appears like a large lotus flower floating in the middle of Radhakunda. Ma Jahnava is of course no […more]