Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, the guru of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, appeared in Sri Ksetra Dhama (Jagannatha Puri) on 6 February 1874 as the son of Srila Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura. In his childhood he quickly mastered the Vedas, memorized the Bhdgavad-gita, and relished his father’s philosophical works. He became known as “The Living Encyclopedia” […more]
By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp) More devotees should know about the holy town of Shukratal. Shukratal is the place where Shukadeva Goswami spoke the sacred Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) to Maharaja Pariksit 5000 years ago. It is located about half way between Delhi and Haridwar, a four to five hour drive, and about 86 kilometers before […more]
Vyasa’s Work : Vyasa also composed one of the 18 original astronomical siddhantas. Devi Bhagavatham Kurma Puranam Linga Puranam Mahabharatam Matsya Puranam Siva Mahapuranam Srimad Bhagavatham Vishnu Puranam
The Skanda Purana states that out of many thousands of gopis, sixteen thousand are predominant; and out of 108 gopis, eight are still more prominent; out of eight gopis Radharani and Candravalli are prominent; and out of these two gopis, Radharani is the most prominent. Because Radha possesses all the charm and sweetness, She is […more]
The Eight Topmost Varistha Gopis Lalita-devi Of the varistha gopis, Lalita is the most important, being the leader and controller. She and the other eight principal gopis, the other gopis and the manjari have forms that are for the most part like the transcendental form of Srimati Radharani, the queen of Vrndavana. Lalita is famous […more]
Srila Kaviraja Goswami writes (Chaitanya Charitamrta-lila Adi 11:37.) that Kaliya Krishna Dasa Thakura was one of the principle devotees of Nityananda Prabhu. He knew nothing other than the lotus feet of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. According to Srila Kavi Karnapura’s Gaura-Ganodesha-Dipika (text 132.), he was one of the 12 gopals in Vrindavana, and in the pastimes […more]
*vraje nandimukhi yasit sadya saranga-khakkurah / *prahlado manyate kaishcin matpitra sa na manyate // +++Vraja’s Nandimukhi became Saranga Thakur in Gaura-lila. Some people say that he is Prahlad, but that is not the opinion held by my father. (Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 172) Shri Saranga Thakur is mentioned in the listing of branches of the Chaitanya […more]
A son of Dhrtarastra. (M.B., Adi Parva, Chapter 67, Verse 98) . Bhimasena killed him at Kuruksetra. (M.B., Drona Parva, Chapter 157, Verse 19).
Mahameru presented two Parsadas named Atisthira and Sthira to Skanda on the battlefield. (M.B., Salya Parva, Chapter 45, Verse 48) .
ATISANDA. After his death Balabhadra Rama went to ~atala in the guise of Ananta. All the serpents worshipped him. Among them was a serpent named Atisa.nda. (M.B., Mausala Parva, Chapter 4, Verse 16) .