Siva Ratri and Maha Siva Ratri

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  Shiva (Lord Shiva) + ratri (night), so Shivaratri means the night of Lord Shiva. Every lunar month on the 13th or 14th day of the dark half of the moon phase … Read More

Etymology of the name Radha

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Question: I would like to ask you something that has intrigued me. I would love to know the meaning of RADHA as well as Krsna means the Supreme Attraction.   Answer: Literally … Read More

Maghera (Maghahera)

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The gopis followed Akrura’s chariot from Nandagrama to the village of Maghera where they experienced feelings of unbearable pain and deep anguish at the thought of losing their beloved Krishna. At that … Read More

One’s appetites are never satiated by enjoyment – from the Maha-bharata

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King Yayati recollected the following truths contained in the Puranas:   Truly, one’s appetites are never satiated by enjoyment. On the other hand, like sacrificial butter poured into the fire, they flame … Read More

Who were the wives of Pandu in their previous life?

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Question: … Who were the wives of Pandu in their previous life? ….   Answer: Kunti was Siddhi and Madri was Dhriti. Siddhi was created by Brahma to married to Ganesha. She … Read More

Gauridas, don’t work so much

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Every day, Gauridasa Pandit used to prepare various wonderful edibles for the pleasure of his deities and offer it to Gaura and Nityananda. He was always engaged in serving them. He was … Read More

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