Jan 192016
Radha Shyamasundara Mandira in Vrindavana

A close up photograph of the beautiful deity of Lord Shyamasundara at the Radha Shyamasundara Mandira in Vrindavana TRANSCENDENTAL PASTIMES OF LORD KRISHNA’S DEVOTEES IN THE HOLY DHAMA OF VRINDAVANA. Radha Shyamasundara Mandira The temple of Radha Shyamasundara is one of the ‘Seven Goswami Temples’ of Vrindavana and was established by Shyamananda Pandita Goswami during […more]

Jan 182016
Banke Bihari

From Wikipedia   Shri Bankey Bihari Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, in the holy city of Vrindavan in the Mathura district It is situated near to the RADHAVALLABH JI Temple.This temple is among the 7 temples of Thakur of Vrindavan including Sri Radhavallabh ji, Shri Govind Dev ji and four others. […more]

Jan 182016
Vrindavan: then and now

Vrindavan, 2016.01.16 (Geetanjali Krishna, Business Standard): Our car kicks up swirls of dust as we pull up at the doors of the crumbling ashram. As we walk in through the cool stone entrance, I recall my nine-year-old self, watching my grandmother, who, with her prayer beads, would sit in this very courtyard and meditate in […more]

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Jan 182016

mariṣyasi kadā sakhe tvam iti kiṁ vijānāsi kiṁ śiśoḥ sutaruṇasya vā na khalu mṛtyur ākasmikaḥ | tad adya niravadya-dhīr avapur-indriyāsaktiko na kiñcana vicāraya drutam upaihi vṛndāvanam || Do you know when you will die, my friend? Do not even infants or youths sometimes meet death unexpectedly? Therefore, on this very day, with clear intelligence, without […more]

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Jan 182016

śuddhām ādya-ratiṁ samasta-bhagavad-raty-ucchrita-śrīmatīṁ tvaṁ cet kāṅkṣasi mādhurī-bhara-dhurīṇānanda-sandohinīm | dharma-jñāna-virakti-bhakti-padavīṁ tat-sādhyam apy aspṛśan durbhedaṁ sahasā vibhidya nigaḍaṁ saṁnyasya vṛndāvane || If you desire to attain the pure, original mood of love, which is the most elevated of all the moods of love of God and the , then, without touching the paths of karma-yoga, jñāna-yoga, renunciation and bhakti-yoga, as well […more]

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Jan 172016

Ghanshyam H.H. Radhanatha Swami Today is the last day of our yat- ra. On the request of devotees we have come to this place. It is a very unknown part of Vrin- davana this particular temple. It is not to be found in any of the parikrama books. We only are aware of these deities […more]

Jan 162016

(based on the article, “Anandibai Ka Mandira,” in Sri Harinama, August 1993, volume 23, issue # 8)   To the right of the old temple in Radhavallabhaji Ghera in the old city (i.e. Athkhamba, in Vrndavana) there is a temple of a small but very mischievous pair, which is celebrated by the name “Anandi Bai […more]

Jan 162016
Ananga Manjari kunja - Radhakunda

  The very spot where Jahnava Mata sat is the place where in aprakat-lila, a footbridge made of pure crystal extends out into the middle of Radhakunda, where the kunja (grove) of Anaga Manjari is situated. This kunja appears like a large lotus flower floating in the middle of Radhakunda. Ma Jahnava is of course no […more]

Jan 162016
Radha Syamasundara Temple, Vrindavana

  In this temple are the Deities of Syamananda Prabhu. This temple is one of the seven major temples in Vrindavana. Once Syamananda had a dream, in which he was directed to bring the Deities of Radha Syamasundara from the Nilgiri State in Orissa and to install them in Vrindavana. Syamananda went to Nilgiri and […more]