Gaurakisora Das Babaji

niskincanasya bhagavan-bhajanon-mukhasya param param jigamisor-bhava-sagarasya sandarsanam visayinam-atha yostams ca ha hanta hanta vis-bhaksanato’py asadhu “For one who really wants to cross the material ocean and who wants to engage in the transcendental loving service of the Lord without any connection with anything material, seeing a materialist engaged in sense gratification and seeing … Read More

Bhisma Pancaka

  Bhisma Pancaka   First article The last 5 days of the month of Karttika are traditionally known as the Bhishma Panchaka or the Vishnu Panchaka. In the Hari Bhakti Vilasa, it is said that if one is capable, one should observe fasting from certain foodstuffs on the Bhishma-panchaka for the pleasure … Read More

Jayanti ceremony is not for common man

The body of Bhismadeva lost its material effects due to being surcharged with spiritual realization, and thus the body was spiritualized as when iron becomes red-hot when in contact with fire. The body of a fully self-realized soul is not, therefore, accepted as material. Special ceremonies are observed for such spiritual bodies. … Read More

Who is the demon Madhu?

Often we refer to Krishna as the killer or the enemy of Madhu but the story of this demon is not widely known. Madhu and his brother Kaitabha were demoniac sons of Brahma. They were blessed to die only if they wished for but at end they were killed by Visnu.   … Read More

Jagaddhatri Puja

Jagaddhatri Puja is a festival is predominently observed in Bengal where they worship mother Durga in various forms at different times of the year. Mother Durga has hundreds of names according to her various pastimes; such as Durga for killing the demon Durg, some of her famous names are Amber, Chandamsi, Vaglar Mukhi, … Read More

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