Jan 052016

There are no indications that Gaudiya Vaisnavas perform any extra functions or austerities for this vrata. Of all the vratas assigned to caturdasi, the Anantacaturdasi-vrata (Bhadrapada sukla caturdasi) seems to be the most important and widely observed. It is also called ‘Anantapadmanabha-vrata’. Lord Visnu is believed to have appeared on this day as Padmanabha lying […more]

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May 312015

Snana Yatra A special bath of Jagannath takes place on the Purnima of Jyestha month (Devasnan Purnima), to commemorate the appearance day of Lord Jagannath. According to Skanda Purana when Raja Indradyumna installed the wooden deities he arranged this bathing ceremony. This day considered to be the birth-day of Lord jagannath. Held in the full-moon […more]

Apr 212015

AKSHAYA-TRITIYA, CHANDAN-YATRA BEGINS TODAY – TUESDAY, 21ST APRIL 2015, – LAST FOR 21 DAYS https://www.facebook.com/poddar.vrn/media_set… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rZEd6mM4cE – Akshay Tritiya – a day for New Beginnings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CwRUCDdZCc – Chandan Yatra Darshan 2014 HDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRkDtWrMw9c – Chandan Yatra Special Darshan of ISKCON Vrindavan Slideshow HD Chandan-yatra is a twenty-one day festival observed in ISKCON temples especially in India, during the summer season. Chandana-Yatra […more]

Apr 202015

21-4-15 Is Aksaya Tritiya and as written by HG Deena Bandhu Maharaj to his very dear Godbrother HH Giriraja Swami Maharaj. Deena Bandhu (das) ACBSP (Vrindavan – IN)05-May-03 06:00 -0700Giriraja Swami [45332]what is aksaya tritiya? candana yatra nectar wanted. ————————— My dear Giriraja Swamiji, Please accept my humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada! I’m not […more]

Apr 202015

Today is a very auspicious day – Aksaya-trtiya. We will observe it  tomorrow, however, because today there are three tithis (time periods, like days) in one day. Today the door of Bhadri-narayana will be open, and therefore a festival will be observed in Puri with Lord Jagannatha. Candana-yatra will also begin on this auspicious day. Especially, […more]

Apr 122015
Varuthini Ekadasi

Varuthini Ekadasi most mercifully descends in the month of Vaisakha (April/May) and is described in details in a conversation between Sri Krsna and Yudhisthira Maharaj. Once upon a time the sublime king Yudhisthira asked the Lord: “Please explain to me the process for observong this Ekadasi which takes place during the waning Moon in the […more]

Apr 042015

    Vishvarupa was the elder brother of Lord Caitanya. He is considered a partial expansion of Lord Nityananda. At an early age he left home to take sannyasa. In 1431 he disappeared in Pandarpura in the district of Solapura, India.           For Visvarupa-mahotsava Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja   […more]

Apr 042015

On the tenth day of the waxing moon of Padmanabha (Asvina) month, occurs Vijayotsava. On this day Lord Ramacandra heard from Hanuman beneath the sami tree that he had found and seen Sita on the Island kingdom of Lanka. Hearing this, Ramacandra held a festival, and then set out for Sri Lanka. On this day […more]

Apr 042015
Vata Purnima

Vata Purnima Posted on June 20, 2013 by bharathgyanblog   “Vata Purnima” is a festival that is celebrated in Gujarat, Maharashtraand Karnataka on a Full Moon day in the month of Jyeshta-June. Purnima refers to the Full Moon in this month. Vata Vriksha – The Banyan Tree Vata Vriksha, the Banyan tree is intertwined with the traditions of India from time immemorial. The botanical name for this tree is […more]