Jul 052016
 
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

About the year 1500 A.D., the incarnation of God Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu began the Hare Krishna Movement in Navadvip, a city in the Indian province of Bengal. This movement, based on the philosophy of ancient Sanskrit texts of devotion to Krishna like the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam, spread all over India within a short time. […more]

Jun 152016
 
Indulekha - Devi

Indulekha is the sixth of the varistha gopis. She has a lemon-yellow (tan) complexion and wears garments the color of a pomegranate flower. She is three days younger than Srimati Radharani, being 14 years, 2 months and 10 1/2 days of age. Her parents are Sagara and Vela-devi and her husband is Durbala. On the […more]

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May 312016
 
Vrindavana dasa Thakura

Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura The mother of Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura’s was Sri Narayani devi, the niece of Srivasa pandita. In his Sri Caitanya Bhagavata, Vrndavana dasa has described how his mother attained the affectionate fervour of Sri Gaurasundara. “Narayani devi received the entire remnants of Mahaprabhu’s meal. Though she was only an insensible child […more]

May 242016
 

Sri Ramananda Ray was the viceroy of the east and west side of the Godavari River in the empire of Raja Sri Prataparudra. When Mahaprabhu was setting out on his tour of South India, Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya especially requested him to meet Ramananda Raya. “‘Please do not neglect him, thinking he belongs to a sudra family […more]

May 192016
 

Once lived Hiranyakasipu, the king of the demons. His brother, another demon who had been creating a disturbance, had been killed by Varaha, an incarnation of Lord Visnu. Hiranyakasipu also was creating a disturbance by harassing the sages and the demigods. Hiranyakasipu wanted to get revenge upon Lord Visnu for the killing of his brother […more]

May 192016
 
The appearance of Narasimhadeva

The appearance anniversary of Lord Narasimhadeva, Lord Krishna’s incarnation as half-man, half-lion. tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam keshava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare “O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, […more]

May 192016
 

  Lord Nrsimhadeva   Prayer to Lord Nrsimha (from Sri Dasavatara-stotra, p. 97)   tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam keshava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare   “O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp […more]

May 192016
 

Prayer to Lord Nrsimha (from Sri Dasavatara-stotra, p. 97) tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam keshava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare “O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the […more]

May 162016
 

1. ruciraananaam – whose face is charming 2. hriyaa, vriiDaa – shy 3. satii – exalted, of saintly character 4. buddhi – possessing intelligence 5. lakSana – possessing auspicious bodily markings 6. audaarya – magnanimous 7. Siila – of proper behavior 8. sadRSiiM bhaaryaaM – an ideal wife 9. deviim – the divine goddess 10. […more]

May 122016
 

There is no mention of Sri Madhu Pandit in Caitanya Caritamrta. Only it is mentioned in Bhakti Ratnakar that Sri Gopinathji manifested Himself before Him. [B. R. 2.473] Oh Srinivas! What more can I say? The Lord reveals Himself to his pure devotee, who then preaches his glories to the world. Who can describe their […more]