• Philosophy

    Appearance of Lord Narasimha

    Lessons for Devotees and Non-Devotees It was a time of intense misery for the whole universe, all due to just one powerful demonic person. In complete conformance with the demonic mentality, Hiranyakashipu desired to overthrow Lord Brahma, the Supreme person in the universe from his position and by virtue of irrepressible material strength take over universal affairs. He stood on the tip of his toes erect and still with upraised arms. His determination was to stand like that for many births to gain unlimited power. After 100 celestial years in that posture, a blazing fire, like that of the sun at the time of universal dissolution, emanated from the top of…

  • Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura
    Pastime

    Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura – Appearance day 3rd March 2021

    SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Pranati nama om vishnupadayakrishnapresthayabhutale srimatebhaktisiddhantasarasvatiitinamine WORD FOR WORD namah–obeisances; om-address; visnu-padaya–unto him who is at the feet of Lord Visnu; krsna-presthaya–who is very dear to Lord Krsna; bhu-tale–on the earth; srimate–all-beautiful; bhaktisiddhantasarasvati–SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati; iti–thus; namine– who is named. TRANSLATION I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace SrilaBhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, who is very dear to Lord Krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet. srivarsabhanavidevidayitayakrpadhaye krishnasambandhavijnanadayineprabhavenamah WORD FOR WORD   sri-varsabhanavi-devi-dayitaya–unto Sri Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita Dasa, the servant of the lover of SrimatiRadharani; krpa-abdhaye–who is an ocean of mercy; krsna-sambandha–(of) the relationship with Krsna; vijnana–(of) the science; dayine–who is the deliverer; prabhave–unto the master; namah–obeisances. TRANSLATION I offer my respectful obeisances…

  • Pastime

    Sri Nimbarkacarya Appearance – 12 Nov 2019

    Sri Nimbarkacarya comes in the line of the Kumara Sampradaya and is believed to have lived around the 11th and 12th centuries. Born in the modern Murgarapattam in the southern Dravidian province, he was the son of Aruni and Jayanti, a very pious brahmana couple of the Tailanga order. He was a great ascetic of the Tridandi order. He wrote many books according to the Dvaitadvaitavada and he lived most of his devotional life at a place called Nimbagrama near Govardhana at Vrindavana. While at Nimbagrama, he defeated a great Jain pandit in a discussion. The Jain had refused to dine with him saying that the Sun had already set and…

  • Biography

    Sita Thakurani – consort of Advaita Acarya

    Srimati Sita Thakurani was the wife of Sri Advaita Acarya Prabhu, and she lived in Santipura. She had three sons: Achyutananda, Krishna Mishra and Gopala Mishra were devotees of Mahaprabhu. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu came to visit Santipur and met Advaita Acharya and Sita Thakurani. They held sankirtan festivals, and when Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu moved to Jagannatha Puri their visits to Santipur was more regular. Srimati Sita Thakurani would make Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s favourite food and offer lunch Prasad to Them.  She loved Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu as her son and He loved her as His mother. Srimati Sita Thakurani was always absorbed in (vatsalya-prema) paternal love for Sri…

  • Philosophy

    Understanding Nityananda Tattva

    Pañca–tattva Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is considered the most magnanimous of all incarnations of Lord Sri Krishna, since He freely distributed the most valuable wealth, the love of Godhead or Krishna-prema. He is always accompanied by other tattvas – His plenary expansion Śrī Nityānanda Prabhu, His incarnation Śrī Advaita Prabhu, His internal potency Śrī Gadādhara Prabhu and His marginal potency Śrīvāsa Prabhu. He is in the midst of them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead.  Spiritually there are no differences between these five tattvas, for on the transcendental platform everything is absolute. Yet there are also varieties in the spiritual world, and in order to taste these spiritual varieties (rasas) one should distinguish between them.In spiritually distinguishing between them…

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    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir Celebrates Narasimha Jayanti at Gurgaon

    Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir celebrated the festival of Narasimha Jayanti at Gurgaon on 20th May 2016 with Narasimha Homa organised at the temple ashram in Gurgaon in the morning. Oblations were offered to Lord Narasimha in a sacrificial fire to the chanting of Vedic mantras.       In the evening, Sankirtana programme was held at Trinity Tower Hall, on Club Drive in DLF V, Gurgaon.   Events included Bhajan Sandhya with devotional songs on Lord Narasimha accompanied by Harinama Sankirtan. Sri Suvyakta Narasimha Dasa, Senior Vice President of Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, gave a lecture vividly relating the pastimes of Lord Narasimha. He said, “Prahlad Maharaja was a great ideal for humanity…

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    Srila Prabhupada Vyasa Puja 2015

    Celebrations at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir   Monday September 7 2015 Every year the appearance day of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness is celebrated in ISKCON Temples as Vyasa Puja. This year the event was celebrated on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir.   Why the Festival is called Vyasa Puja   Lord Krishna is the origin of the Vedas. Lord Veda Vyasa is an incarnation of Lord Krishna who presented Vedic knowledge in written form at the advent of Kali Yuga around five thousand years ago. He appointed sages for propagating different branches of this knowledge…