Gahvaravana (Varsana)

  Gahvara means “deep”, “dense”, “inaccessible” and “secret”. True to its name, this place is a dense forest thick with trees, creepers, groves (keli-kunjas) and Priya-Priyatama’s sweet and intimate pastimes. It is … Read More

Why sometimes we fast in Dvadasi and not in Ekadasi

Mahadvadasi Sometimes, due to the manner in which the ekadasi tithi and the dvadasi tithis are positioned in relation to the sunrise (there are eight different cases), the vrata is observed on … Read More

Radharani ki jaya, Maharani ki jaya

(1) rādhārāṇī kī jaya, mahārāṇī kī jaya bolo barsāne vālī kī jaya jaya jaya (2) ṭhakurāṇī kī jaya, hari priyā kī jaya vṛsabhānu-dulārī kī jaya jaya jaya (3) gaurāńgī kī jaya, hemāńgī … Read More

Apara Ekadasi

Sri Yudhishthira Maharaj said, “Oh Janardana, what is the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight (krishna paksha) of the month of Jyeshtha (May-June)? I wish to hear from … Read More

Should we pay for learning Krishna consciousness?

Question Maharaja sorry but I was not clear. Finally. What is the conclusion? Is it good that they charge or not? Because all bhaktivedanta schools have tuition fees. Same Bhakti sastri and … Read More

Guru Tattva, some points

What is diksa (initiation)? Srila Jiva Gosvami explains diksa in his Bhakti-sandarbha (283): divyaṁ jñānaṁ yato dadyāt kuryāt pāpasya saṅkṣayam tasmāt dīkṣeti sā proktā deśikais tattva-kovidaiḥ “Dīkṣā is the process by which … Read More

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