Aclaraciones sobre Bhishma Pancaka

Pregunta Me gustaría preguntarle si tiene alguna información sobre cuándo Bhismadeva realizó este ayuno de 5 días (Bhisma Panchaka) y cuál fue la bendición que tuve cuando hice esa penitencia.   Respuesta Bhishma Pancaka, así como muchos de los temas históricos y filosóficos de la tradición Védica / Vaishnava, requerirían mucho más … Read More

Some further disturbing news has been reported to Srila Prabhupada

November 19, 1976 : Vrindavan Some further disturbing news has been reported to Srila Prabhupada about the state of the temple here. There has been a spate of thefts from both the temple and the guesthouse. When the temple opened a year and half ago, the devotees wanted a high standard of … Read More

Katyayani Vrata

Katyayani Vrata   Chapter Twenty-one contains twenty verses, describing how Krishna entered the forest of Vrindavana in the autumn, playing His flute, and how He attracted the gopis, who were singing His glories. The Twenty-second Chapter contains thirty-eight verses, describing how the gopis prayed to the goddess Katyayani to obtain Krishna as … Read More

Malyahari Kunda

Malyahari Kunda (also known as Malyaharini Kunda), Radha Kunda   This is the kunda where the famous pearl pastime took place that has been described in Raghunatha Dasa Goswami’s book Mukta-charita. One day, Krishna came to this kunda and saw that the gopis were making garlands and necklaces from very fine and beautiful … Read More

Srila Prabhupada receives 1st and 2nd initiation

On the day of the ceremony, Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati met with his disciples at the Allahabad Gaudiya Math on South Mallaca Street. While he was speaking hari-katha and taking questions, Atulananda Brahmacari took the opportunity to present several devotees, Srila Prabhupada amongst them, as candidates for initiation. With folded palms, Srila Prabhupada looked … Read More

Something about the Vaisnava Calendar

Something about the Vaisnava Calendar, by Srila Prabhupada   According to the Vaisnava almanac, the twelve months of the year are named according to the twelve Vaikuntha forms of Lord Krsna, and these forms are known as the predominating Deities for the twelve months. This calendar begins with the month of Margasirsa, … Read More

God Is The Supreme Controller, But Not The Sole Controller

By: Chaitanya Charan Das for gitadaily.com on Nov. 18, 2018 Bhagavad-gita 13.23. Some people say, “Everything that happens is God’s will.” They may think that such a statement conveys their unquestioning faith, but does it really? Or does it raise disturbing questions that detract from God’s goodness? For example, when tyrants murder the innocent, … Read More

On Disability

By: Akhandadhi Das for akhandadhi.com on Nov. 18, 2018 Photo Credits: wikiHow   There is a seeming contradiction in Hindu philosophy. Picture some half-naked holy man meditating in the Himalayas, and it might lead you to conclude that Hinduism is seriously world-denying. Witness its many rituals, customs and festivals which proclaim the joys of … Read More

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