Prema-dhvani (Jaya-dhvani)

Jaya-nitya-lila-pravishta om Vishnu-pada paramahamsa parivrajakacharya ashtottara-shata Shri Srimad His Divine Grace Srila A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja Prabhupada ki jaya. Jaya om Vishnu-pada paramahamsa parivrajakacharya ashtottara-shata Shri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Maharaja Prabhupada ki jaya. Jaya om Vishnu-pada paramahamsa Srila Gaura Kisora Dasa babaji Maharaja ki jaya. Jaya om Vishnu-pada paramahamsa Srila … Read More

Mithuna Sankranti – the Sun enters into Gemini

Today is Mithuna Sankranti, which means that the Sun entered into the celestial area of Mithuna (Gemini). According to the calendar I have, it happened at 8:05 of caribbean time. Mithuna is the third zodiac of the ecliptic since the beginning of the year.   In western astrology Mithuna is Gemini and … 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

Bhrigu, Visnu and Laksmi – Why the devotees shave – Why Padmavati is worshiped in Tirupati

Once sage Bhrigu was approached by the demigods to identify who is the greatest among Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. So Sage Bhrigu thought of a plan to test all three.   First he went to Lord Brahma and didn’t pay any respect to him and even insulted him. Lord … 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

Why do I need a Diksa Guru if I can have many Siksa Gurus?

Question Why do I need a Diksa Guru if I have so many Siksa and also I have Srila Prabhupad who can instruct me?   Answer The mechanism of diksa works this way: a disciple asks “please accept me” and a Guru says “yes”, if he so wants. Without a “yes” you … 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

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