A short chronology of Krishna’s life

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The eternal age of Krishna is 15 years 9 months 7 1\2 days.   In His Bhauma-lila, He appeared in Gokula and He stayed there until He was 3 years 4 months old. Then He went to Vrindavan (Chatikara, Ral, Vasanti) where he stayed until He was 6 years 8 month old. … Read More

Barefoot parikramā of Govardhana is superior to wearing shoes?

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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

Gahvaravana (Varsana)

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  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

Radharani ki jaya, Maharani ki jaya

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(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

Advaita Vata (Vrindavana)

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  As a young boy Advaita Acharya became a great scholar of all the Vedic literatures and came to the conclusion of pure Bhakti. When He was still young His mother and father both disappeared from this world and He went to Gaya to perform their Shraddha ceremony. On His pilgrimage to … Read More

Candra Sarovara (Parasauli)

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This place is located about 2 Kms from Anyor village on the left side. After having spent the whole night engaged in rasa-dancing with the gopis, Krishna, while still wearing His special rasa-lila dress, came here to rest on the banks of Candra-sarovara. The gopis also came there and began massaging Krishna’s … Read More

Hau Bilau

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One day, Krishna and Balaram were playing in this place near Yashoda kund with Their friends, but it was time for them to come home to take Their lunch and mother Yashoda sent Rohini, “You go to get Krishna and Balaram”. Rohini came and she said, “Krishna, Balaram, please come home. Your … Read More

Yavata, the town of Srimati Radharani and the Manjari

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  Yavata (also known as Javat, Jao or Yao) is the town of Radharani and the Manjari   Yavata is the birthplace of the eight principle manjaris. Yavata‚ or Yava-grama, lies approximately two miles east of Nandagaon, and is one of the places where the Divine Couple Sri Radha-Krishna perform highly confidential … Read More

Candravali: where is Kamsa?

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Candravali’s mood is very deep. Sometimes if Krsna meets with another gopi and then meets with Candravali and there are signs on his body that He has met with somebody else, it is hard for Krsna to understand whether or not Candravali is angry because her contrary mood is very deep in … Read More

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