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]

Jan 162016
 
Radha Madana Mohana Mandira, Vrindavana

  Radha Madana-mohana Temple This famous temple was established by Srila Sanatana Goswami and was the first temple to be built in Vrindavana, which at that time was just a forest. The original Deity of Madana-mohana was taken to Karauli in Rajasthan for safety during the attack on Vrindavana by the soldiers of the fanatical […more]

Jan 162016
 

  Questo posto chiamato Davanala Kunda è il luogo in cui Krishna ingoiò l’incendio boschivo e salvò tutti i Vraja-bhasi dal pericolo. Quest’episodio si verificò dopo che Krishna ebbe soggiogato Kaliya e non dovrebbe essere confuso con l’incendio che Krishna ingoiò nella foresta Isikatavu, dopo che Balaramaji ebbe ucciso il demone Pralambasura.       […more]

Jan 152016
 
Insight into Jiva Goswami’s library: New research from VRI

JANUARY 12, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS Vrindavan, 2016.01.10 ( DJ): Five hundred years ago, before there was any printing technology, books were produced by professional or amateur copyists who wrote with pen and ink on various different surfaces —- hand made paper, palm leaves or birch bark, materials which were often hard to come by. So it […more]

Jan 152016
 
Road Safety Week: Yamuna Expressway becoming a “slaughter alley”?

JANUARY 13, 2016 BY JAGAT0 COMMENTS Mathura, 2016.01.12 (VT): It is Road Safety Week in India, starting from Sunday of this week. Just a little ironic that the Yamuna Expressway, which is already starting to lay a claim to being one of the most dangerous roads in India, was the scene of a number of lethal road […more]

Jan 152016
 
Makar Sankranti: Yamuna Rakshak Dal gearing up for more protest action

JANUARY 14, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS Vrindavan, 2015.01.13 (VT, Legend News): Yamuna Rakshak Dal national director Jai Krishna Das said that without releasing water from Hathini Kund the Yamuna will never be clean. For as long as Hariyana and Delhi factories keep pumping their waste and the cities dump their sewage into the river, it will remain […more]

Jan 152016
 
Keshi Ghat’s boatmen suffering due to low water levels

JANUARY 14, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS Makar Sankranti Snana The Yamuna is the giver of liberation and the purifier of all sins. Her cries to be saved from pollution are finally being heard. Over the past decade and a half, billions of rupees have been poured into various projects for cleaning the river, but the effects […more]