• Biography,  Philosophy

    Haridasa Thakura: Inspiring Chanter

    Haridasa Thakur (born 1451) was a prominent Vaishnava Acharya of the Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya known for being a great preacher who served Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in establishing His Sankirtana movement. Born into a Muslim family, He was an ardent devotee of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He was a contemporary of Srila Advaita Acharya and used to associate with him at Shantipura intimately. His integrity and unflinching faith in the face of extreme adversity are extolled in Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita, Antya lila. He is primarily famous for his dedication to constantly chanting the names of Lord Krishna. Haridasa Thakura and Advaita Acharya, two senior and well-respected religious personalities of Gaudiya Vaishnavism in…

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    Biography

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura- The seventh goswami

    Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from Lord Krishna. He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, a magistrate working in colonial India under the British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. Honoured as the “Seventh Gosvami”, he wrote volumes of books reintroducing the pure teachings of Lord Chaitanya at a time when those teachings had practically become lost. He composed hundreds of devotional songs glorifying Krishna to uplift the consciousness of the suffering people of this world. He corresponded with philosophers, theologians, leaders, scholars, and professors of his time and sent books, including The Life and…

  • Philosophy,  Pilgrimage

    Acceptance of Sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada

    Srila Prabhupada is widely regarded as the foremost Vedic scholar, a cultural ambassador, a prolific author and a spiritual teacher of the modern era. He is especially respected as the world’s most prominent contemporary authority on bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Lord Krishna, as taught by the ancient Vedic writings of India. SrilaPrabhupada translated and commented in over eighty volumes of books, including the Bhagavad-gita As It Is, a concise handbook for understanding the purpose and goal of human life and the multi-volume Srimad-Bhagavatam, an epic biography of Lord Krishna, His incarnations, and His many devotees throughout the history of the universe. His books are translated into more than…

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    Parsva Ekadashi – 17 Sep 2021

    Sri Yudhishthira Maharaja asked Lord Sri Krishna, “What is the name of that Ekadashi that occurs during the light fortnight (shukla paksha) of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September “Hrishikesha masa”) ? Who is the worshipable Deity for this Ekadashi, and what merit does one attain in observing it? Kindly reveal all of this to me my Lord.” The Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Krishna addressed His devoted Yudhishthira as follows, “This Ekadashi, Oh Yudhishthira, is called Vamana Ekadashi, and it bestows upon those who observe it both great merit and ultimate liberation from material bondage. Therefore, because it removes all one’s sinful reactions, it is also called Jayanti Ekadashi.…

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    Festival,  Pastime

    Srimati Radharani is not an ordinary woman

    A lecture by Srila Prabhupada on Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day celebrations held in Montreal on Aug 30th 1968. Srila Prabhupada on Radharani Today is our Radhashtami ceremony. I must speak now something about Radharani, and then I shall go up, reach my apartment at twelve. In the meantime, you can observe the ceremonies. Today is the birthday of Srimati Radharani. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Lord Krishna and Not An Ordinary Woman So when param brahma wants to enjoy……

  • Philosophy

    Appearance of Lord Balarama

        Lord Balarama appeared in the womb of Devaki as her seventh son. She could understand the Lord Vishnu had entered her womb. While she was jubilant about it, she was also anxious that Kamsa would kill Him like he had her six previous children. Krishna ordered His yogamaya potency to transfer Balarama who is actually shesha the multi-hooded serpent on whom Vishnu rests, from the womb of Devaki to Rohini’s womb. Rohini was also one of Vasudeva’s queens but was living in the home of Nanda Maharaja in Gokula out of fear of Kamsa’s atrocities. Lord Krishna stated that due to being forcibly attracted to the womb of…

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    Pastime,  Philosophy

    Vamsidas Babaji Maharaj

    Vamsidas Babaji was a Gaudiya Vaishnava sadhu who lived at Swarupa Gunj, Navadvip during the time of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. He was respected by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, and he used to see to it that Vamsidas Babaji was provided with grains and so on by Gaudiya Matha brahmacharis. Srila Vamsidas Babaji appeared in the village of Majidpur in the Jamalpur district of Bangladesh. Before the partition of India, this city was formerly in the district of Mymensing. His father’s name was Sanatana Malobrahma and he was previously known as Bhairava. Babaji Maharaj came to Navadvip from East Bengal. He lived as a total recluse, far away from the hubbub of…

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    Ekadashi

    Kamika Ekadashi – 4th Aug, 2021

    The saintly king Yudhisthira maharaj said, “Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard from You the glories of fasting on Deva-sayani Ekadashi, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha. Now I would like to hear from You the glories of the Ekadashi that occurs during the dark fortnight (krishna paksha) of the month of Shravana (July -August). Oh Govindadeva, please be merciful to me and explain its glories. Oh Supreme Vasudeva, I offer my most humble obeisances unto You. The Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, replied, “Oh King, please listen attentively as I describe the auspicious influence of this Holy fast (vrata) day, which removes all sins. Narada…

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    Deva Shayana Ekadashi – 20 Jul, 21

    The glories of Ashada-Shukla Ekadashi – also known as Padma Ekadashi or Deva-shayana Ekadashi – are found in the Bhavishyottara Purana in a conversation between Lord Krishna and King Yudhishthira. Yudhishthira Maharaj, the saintly king, asked Lord Krishna, “O Keshava, what is the name of the Ekadashi that occurs in the bright fortnight of the month of Ashada (June – July)? Who is the presiding Deity of the auspicious day, and what are the observances of this day?” Lord Sri Krishna replied, “O caretaker of the Earth, I shall narrate to you a historical event that Lord Brahma once related to his son Narada when he asked him about this…