• Pastime

    Srila Rupa Goswami

    Srila Rupa Goswami and his elder brother Sanatana Goswami came to Vrindavan to fulfill the desires of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He had given them four orders and they were: – to uncover the lost pastimes of Lord Krishna, installation of Deities, write bhakti-shastra’s, and propagate the rules of bhakti-yoga. Sri Rupa Goswami established the Deities of Radha-Govinda in Vrindavan. Sri Rupa Goswami’s Samadhi and Bhajana Kutir are in Seva Kunja and they are within the courtyard of the Radha-Damodara Temple. He was also a devotional teacher, poet and philosopher of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Along with his brother Sanatana Goswami. Rupa Goswami is considered to be the most important of…

  • Jayadeva Goswami
    Biography

    Jayadeva Goswami – Disapp 16 Jan 2020

    Sri Jayadeva Goswami appeared in either the eleventh or twelfth century of the Shaka era. There is a difference of opinion about his place of birth. The majority opinion holds that he hailed from the village of Kendubilva, presently in the district of Birbhum. Others claim that he was born in either Orissa or South India. Kendubilva is situated about twenty miles south of Siuri on the banks of the Ajaya River. In the Gaudiya Vaishnava Abhidhana, it is stated that Jayadeva found his RadhaMadhava Deities in this river’s waters. It is also stated there that he used to rest and worship at the Temple of Shiva known as Kusheshwar,…

  • Festival,  Inside VCM

    Celebration of the Disappearance day of Srila Jiva Goswami

    Nagar Sankirtan in Vrindavan on the auspicious occasion of the Disappearance day of Srila Jiva Goswami Disappearance day of a great Vaishnava personality marks his entrance into the eternal, divine pastimes of Sri Radha Krishna. Hence, although devotees feel the loss of his association, they celebrate his transcendental achievement. Srila Jiva Goswami is one such great Vaishanava personality whose brilliant spiritual contributions will forever enlighten the path of especially those fortunate souls who have taken shelter of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition. Srila Jiva Goswami’s Disappearance day was celebrated with great pomp at Sri Sri Radha Damodar Mandir, in Vrindavan from 20th to 22nd December 2017. SRI SRI RADHA DAMODARA Sri Sri Radha…

  • Festival

    Gopashtami

    One of the festivals that fall in the auspicious month of Kartika is Gopashtami. It is on this day that Maharaja Nanda put Krishna and Balarama in charge of cows, bulls, and oxen. Prior to this thinking Them too small, Nanda Maharaja had asked Them to tend the calves. Now, when they had come to the age of Pauganda (6 -10 years), Nanda Maharaja thought it proper to hand over the responsibility of herding cows to Them. It is stated in the Kārttika-māhātmya section of the Padma Purāṇa: śuklāṣṭamī kārttike tu smṛtā gopāṣṭamī budhaiḥ tad-dinād vāsudevo ’bhūd gopaḥ pūrvaṁ tu vatsapaḥ “The eighth lunar day of the bright fortnight of the month of Kārttika…

  • Philosophy

    One Day in Vrindavan

    An exchange of transcendental love The atmosphere of the supreme spiritual abode of Krishna. Goloka Vrindavana is brimming with transcendental love of the Lord. In that entrancing realm the Lord reciprocates in diverse relationships of deep intimacy with His innumerable devotees. In the spiritual sky resplendent with the Brahman effulgence(Brahma Jyoti) float countless spiritual planets. Of all these glowing planets Goloka Vrindavana is the topmost. In a conversation in New York, Srila Prabhupada teaches about this abode. “Let’s take a circle to represent the entirety of the two worlds (material and spiritual). I say a “circle,” but it is limitless. The circle is the Brahmajyoti effulgence. Within this great circle,…

  • Parikrama

    History and Significance of Mathura and Vrindavan

    HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF MATHURA AND VRINDAVAN “We must understand the transcendental importance of Mathura-Vrndavana and Navadvipa-dhama. Anyone who executes devotional service in these places certainly goes back home, back to Godhead, after giving up his body.”    -Srila Prabhupada   Mathura is the transcendental abode of Lord Krishna and not an ordinary material city. It is eternally connected with the Supreme Personality of Godhead. At present the place known as Vrindavan in the district of Mathura, continues its position as a transcendental place and certainly anyone who goes there becomes transcendentally purified. The effulgent ground of Vrindavan is fashioned with many wonderful and colourful cintamani jewels, the trees and vines…