Gahvaravana (Varsana)

  Gahvara means “deep”, “dense”, “inaccessible” and “secret”. True to its name, this place is a dense forest thick with trees, creepers, groves (keli-kunjas) and Priya-Priyatama’s sweet and intimate pastimes. It is shaped like a conch. Situated here is a sitting-place (baithaka) of Vallabhacarya, where he recited Srimad-Bhagavatam, Radha-sarovara and a rasa-mandala. … Read More

Why sometimes we fast in Dvadasi and not in Ekadasi

Mahadvadasi Sometimes, due to the manner in which the ekadasi tithi and the dvadasi tithis are positioned in relation to the sunrise (there are eight different cases), the vrata is observed on the dvadasi and the fast is broken the next day, the trayodasi. Such a fast day is called a Mahadvadasi, … Read More

Radharani ki jaya, Maharani ki jaya

(1) rādhārāṇī kī jaya, mahārāṇī kī jaya bolo barsāne vālī kī jaya jaya jaya (2) ṭhakurāṇī kī jaya, hari priyā kī jaya vṛsabhānu-dulārī kī jaya jaya jaya (3) gaurāńgī kī jaya, hemāńgī kī jaya vrajarāja-kumārī kī jaya jaya jaya (4) vraja-rāṇī kī jaya, vraja devī kī jaya gahvara vana vārī kī jaya … Read More

Should we pay for learning Krishna consciousness?

Question Maharaja sorry but I was not clear. Finally. What is the conclusion? Is it good that they charge or not? Because all bhaktivedanta schools have tuition fees. Same Bhakti sastri and pada padma of vrindavan. Then should they not set quotas?   Answer Dear Mataji, I’d like that things were always … Read More

Guru Tattva, some points

What is diksa (initiation)? Srila Jiva Gosvami explains diksa in his Bhakti-sandarbha (283): divyaṁ jñānaṁ yato dadyāt kuryāt pāpasya saṅkṣayam tasmāt dīkṣeti sā proktā deśikais tattva-kovidaiḥ “Dīkṣā is the process by which one can awaken his transcendental knowledge and vanquish all reactions caused by sinful activity. A person expert in the study … Read More

Can we know if it is true or false?

Question 1) – reading the book of His Grace Ravidra Svarupa “founder Acarya” on pages 36-39 I read that Srila Prabhupada could have been killed by envious godbrothers and immature Disciples! ….   Answer Quite a few years ago came out a theory according to which Srila Prabhupada didn’t die of illness … Read More

1 2 3 4 5 6 61