Panihati chida-dadhi mahotsava

  The Chida-dadhi Mahotsav, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. This astonishing pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Lord Caitanya and his … Read More

Nirjala Ekadasi (Pandava or Bhima Ekadasi)

The importance During the hottest season (northern hemisphere), if one can perform upavasa without water one is performing a great feat. One may take only caranamrta and acamana water. Bhima the mighty warrior of the Pandava dynasty requested one vrata day by which he could obtain the fruits of all the other … Read More

Some devotees worship the Devas

Question Reading the Srimad Bhagavatam, first Canto, chapter 17, verse 34, in the purports of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, he ensures that only Krishna should be the object of our worship, If so, which I have always accepted, why there are devotees who offer sacrifice and adoration to demigods Shiva, Indra … Read More

Barefoot parikramā of Govardhana is superior to wearing shoes?

Sometimes devotees think that barefoot parikramā of Govardhana is superior to wearing shoes, or that walking is superior to taking a vehicle. One should not consider one type of parikramā as superior to another.   Srila Jiva Goswami says in the Gopāla-campū (Pūrva, 15): nātrāpy aṅghri-krāmitāvaśyakatvaṁ svacchandatvād yānam apy atra diṣṭam “It … Read More

Answering the question, why a lady devotee should tie her hair.

The Krishna consciousness movement represents a milenary culture. During the time, numerous cultural aspects have been forming. Some of them are primary, some other are secondary. It’d interesting to understand which one is part of a category and which one is in the other.   Women keep their hair loose and nicely … Read More

Take your life in your hands

Excerpts from a private email … Now I know a little more about you, but still I can’t address your situation with precision. There is a lot you learn by meeting the person. So I’ll say something based on what I know of you.   Your inner state is not rare, at … Read More

The destiny of someone who abandons his spiritual master – and reinitiating

Question Maharaja, could you please clarify few extra points: what are the ramifications for someone, who abandons his or her Guru in good standing and gets reinitiated by someone else? (For example I heard, that a devotee who abandones his Guru is going to take birth as a worm in his next … Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 40