Uddhava Kyari (Nanda Grama)

  Uddhava Kyari (Udho-kriya-sthana)   The word ‘kyari’ means a ‘garden’ that is being systematically cultivated and also regularly watered. This particular garden was situated within the kunja or forest grove of kadamba trees belonging to Vishakha-sakhi, whose kunda is also nearby.   When Krishna left Vrindavana, all the residents especially the … Read More

Karma Yoga, the science of action

Question and answer. Summary of a more elaborate answer.   Karma (action) is a fundamental part of our existence and Karma yoga is a branch of Bhakti Yoga.  The spiritual soul is active by nature, it cannot stop doing something even for a moment. na hi kaścit kṣaṇam api jātu tiṣṭhaty akarma-kṛt kāryate … Read More

Vimala Kunda (Kamyavana)

First story There is a story related in the Puranas regarding the appearance of Vimala-kunda. Once during caturmasya, all the sacred tirthas visited Kamyavana to pay their homage to Krishna, but the sacred lake Pushkara Tirtharaja failed to come. Therefore, in order to compensate for Pushkara Tirtha’s failure to appear, Krishna caused … Read More

Cuanto más uno sabe más comprende cuánto hay que saber

Querido Devananda, Por favor reciba mis bendiciones. Todas las glorias sean para Srila Prabhupada.   Gracias para su carta. Siempre me hace placer de recibir noticias de mi discipulos, y obviamente de todos los devotos.   Cuanto más uno sabe más comprende cuánto hay que saber. Y entonces él piensa que es … Read More

Vrinda Devi Astakam (Vrindadevyastakam)

  (1) gāńgeya-cāmpeya-taḍid-vinindi- rociḥ-pravāha-snapitātma-vṛnde! bandhūka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vāso vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (2) bimbādharoditvara-manda-hāsya- nāsāgra-muktā-dyuti-dīpitāsye vicitra-ratnābharaṇa-śriyāḍhye! vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (3) samasta-vaikuṇṭha-śiromaṇau śrī- kṛṣṇasya vṛndāvana-dhanya-dhāmni dattādhikāre vṛṣabhānu-putryā vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (4) tvad-ājñayā pallava-puṣpa-bhṛńga- mṛgādibhir mādhava-keli-kuñjāḥ madhvādibhir bhānti vibhūṣyamāṇā vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (5) tvadīya-dūtyena nikuñja-yunor atyutkayoḥ keli-vilāsa-siddhiḥ tvat-saubhagaḿ kena nirucyatāḿ tad vṛnde! namas te … Read More

Yasoda-kunda, Nanda Gaon (Nandagrama)

This pond is situated in Nanda Gaon, south of Nanda-bhavana. Mother Yasoda used to daily bath here. Sometimes, she would bring Krishna and Balarama along and joyfully watch Their childhood games. After bathing, Mother Yasoda would pray for Krishna’s well-being to Nrisimhadeva in the temple on the bank of the pond. An … Read More

Why do we worship deities? Are they not statues?

  We, like the christians, are contrary to worshiping statues or images. However we see christians worshiping so many images and statues of Jesus, Mary, doves, rays of light, crosses and saints. And we also are seen bow down in front of images and statues.   How is that? Isn’t there a … Read More

Update and structure of the Maha-bharata

Dear Vaisnava and friends, Yesterday I finished the first draft of the Adi Parva, the first of the eighteen books that make up the Maha-bharata of Sri Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa.   The first draft is the most difficult part because the translation must be organized, the structure built and the whole system … Read More

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