Vimala Kunda (Kamyavana)

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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)

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  (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

Yasoda-kunda, Nanda Gaon (Nandagrama)

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This pond is situated in Nanda Gaon, south of Nanda-bhavana. Mother Yasoda used to daily bath here. Sometimes, she would bring Krishna and Balarama along and joyfully watch Their childhood games. After … Read More

Maghera (Maghahera)

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The gopis followed Akrura’s chariot from Nandagrama to the village of Maghera where they experienced feelings of unbearable pain and deep anguish at the thought of losing their beloved Krishna. At that … Read More

Vilachu Kunda (Govardhana)

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  The forest of Vilachuvana has now disappeared but the beautiful Vilachu-kunda can still be seen. It is said that during the attack on Vrindavana by the Mughal tyrant Emperor Aurangzeb, the … Read More

Purva-raga and the first meeting of Radha Krishna in Sanket

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Our Acaryas divide Sri Krishna’s transcendental pastimes into four phases, namely Kaumara, Pauganda, Kaisora and Yauvana.   The first, Kaumara, goes from His appearance day to the end of His fifth year. … Read More

Vira Devi, the Gopi of the meetings, and the village of Sanket

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Vira Devi is a little known Gopi but plays an important role in Radha Krishna’s pastimes. She lives in Yavata, the same town of Radharani’s during her years as a married woman, … Read More

Vrinda Devi and a hint on Vrinda Kunda

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Another name of Tulasi is Vrinda-devi (one who awards residence in Vrindavana). Srila Narottama dasa Thakura says: krpa kori koro tare vrindavana vasi, ”Dear Tulasi, please bestow your mercy upon me, so … Read More

Dohani-kunda (Varsana)

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The cows were milked (godohana) here at the time of Krishna’s manifest pastimes. This was the cowshed of the many hundred of thousands of cows belonging to Vrishabhanu Maharaja.   One day, … Read More

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