Tulasi Devi – instructions by Srila Prabhupada on how to worship Her

Three Tulasi-mantras Śrīla Prabhupāda: I am giving you herewith three mantras for Tulasī Devī as follows: vṛndāyai tulasī-devyai priyāyai keśavasya ca viṣṇu-bhakti-prade devī satya vatyai namo namaḥ This is offering OBEISANCES, bowing … Read More

Paigaon, the hide and seek pastime

Paigaon (Paigrama, Pai)   One day Radha and Krishna were playing hide and seek along with the gopis, and after Krishna went and hid Himself and the gopis couldn’t find Him anywhere. … Read More

Chira Ghata, where Krishna stole the Gopi’s garments (not the one in Vrindavana)

Chira Ghata (Siyaro or Siyaraha) This is the celebrated ghata where Krishna stole the clothing of the gopis. The word ‘chira’ means ‘clothing’. After following the Katyayani vrata for one month by … Read More

Most wonderful divine pastime in Deha Kunda (Unchagaon, Vraja)

Deha Kunda Here once one brahmin asked Krishna, “I have a daughter of marriageable age, can you please give me some wealth?” Krishna thought, “Radha is My only and entire wealth. But … Read More

A tour through Vrindavana

This provides a description of a tour through Vrindavana, the Holy Land of Lord Krishna where He displayed many of His most intimate pastimes. Thus, we can see that the stories found … Read More

Brahmanda-Ghata

  At Brahmanda-Ghata, on the bank of the Yamuna River Krishna ate dirt. When forced by mother Yasoda to open His mouth, He revealed to her the entire cosmic manifestation (Brahmanda). Therefore … Read More

Uddhava Kyari (Nanda Grama)

  Uddhava Kyari (Udho-kriya-sthana)   The word ‘kyari’ means a ‘garden’ that is being systematically cultivated and also regularly watered. This particular garden was situated within the kunja or forest grove of … Read More

Vimala Kunda (Kamyavana)

First story There is a story related in the Puranas regarding the appearance of Vimala-kunda. Once during caturmasya, all the sacred tirthas visited Kamyavana to pay their homage to Krishna, but the … Read More

Vrinda Devi Astakam (Vrindadevyastakam)

  (1) gāńgeya-cāmpeya-taḍid-vinindi- rociḥ-pravāha-snapitātma-vṛnde! bandhūka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vāso vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (2) bimbādharoditvara-manda-hāsya- nāsāgra-muktā-dyuti-dīpitāsye vicitra-ratnābharaṇa-śriyāḍhye! vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (3) samasta-vaikuṇṭha-śiromaṇau śrī- kṛṣṇasya vṛndāvana-dhanya-dhāmni dattādhikāre vṛṣabhānu-putryā vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam (4) tvad-ājñayā pallava-puṣpa-bhṛńga- mṛgādibhir … Read More

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