About Bhishmadeva

About Bhishmadeva Since in these days we have been talking a lot about Bhismadeva, I prepared some biography of this great personality in divided into 66 pages and various chapters including: Genealogy (Bhismadeva is the 48th descendent from Brahma) How he took birth in human society His young age How he came … Read More

I traveled with Srila Prabhupada to Mexico

Photo Pastime Jaya Gouranga Dasa : I traveled with Srila Prabhupada to Mexico and there he was kind enough to give me first and second initiation at the same time, because I had been waiting since I joined in 1970. When Prabhupada was about to give me my name, he was looking … Read More

Gulala Kunda (Govardhana)

The word ‘gulala’ refers to the powdery ‘bright red pigment’ used in religious ceremonies all over India. Once, on the occasion of the annual Holi festival, after having thrown red colored gulala powder on each other, Radha and Krishna came to this kunda near Ganthuli village to bathe. After they had bathed … Read More

Clarifications on Bhishma Pancaka

Question I would like to ask you if you have any information about when Bhismadeva did this 5-day fasting (Bhisma Panchaka) and what benefits he had when he did that penance.   Answer Bhishma Pancaka, as well as many of the historical and philosophical themes of the Vedic / Vaishnava tradition, would … 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

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