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Sri Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama - 9 Islands

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SRI NAVADVIPA MANDALA PARIKRAMA -

NINE ISLANDS OF SRI NAVADVIPA-MAYAPUR DHAMA and PASTIMES ON THESE TRANSCENDENTAL ISLANDS

Sri Navadvipa-Mayapur Dhama is beautifully situated on the banks of the Ganges. Every island is separated a tributary of Ganges river. On each of these islands Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His associates…

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Early Pastimes of Lord Chaitanya

Every year, in the month of Phalguna (Feb-March), the birth of Lord Chaitanya is celebrated as Sri Gaura Purnima. Lord Chaitanya advented Himself in Navadipa, West Bengal in the year 1407 of the Shaka Era on the Purnima (full moon) of the month of Phalguna corresponding to 18th February 1486 AD. He exhibited His transcendental pastimes for forty-eight years and disappeared in A.D. 1534. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu lived in grihastha…

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Understanding Sri Chaitanya Tattva

The word Chaitanya means “living force.” As indicated in the revealed scriptures, Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is Kṛiṣhṇa Himself, the supreme living entity. As the Supreme, He is full in six opulences: wealth, fame, strength, beauty, knowledge and renunciation.

Lord as the Cause of all Causes and all Incarnations

As the Personality of…

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Yoga-pitha: The birth site of Sri Chaitanya

Lord Chaitanya is the teacher of the religion of transcendental love of Sri Krishna. He was born at Sridham Mayapur in the year 1486. For a long time it was believed that the real site of birth of the Lord were washed away by the river Bhagirathi. However these places were later discovered with painstaking effort by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura in the year 1887. In 1893, Bhaktivinoda Thakura established Yoga-pitha as the actual site of Lord…

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Sri Gaura Purnima Festival

Gaura Purnima is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (who is also known as Gauranga due to His golden complexion), and this year we are celebrating the 531st anniversary of His appearance on March 12, 2017. This festival also marks the beginning of the New Year for Gaudiya Vaishnavas.

The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to establish Sankirtana (chanting of…

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The Best Time and Place

“The best time and place is Mayapur on Lord Caitanya's Appearance Day. That is not only the best for me but for everyone. Mayapur is meant for that. If possible all devotees from all our centers should go for 8 days at that time.” – Srila Prabhupada, Letter to Tamal Krishna, Bhaktivedanta Manor 20 July, 1973

A few hours north of…

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Gaura Arati | Prayers to Lord Gauranga

sri nitai gauranga

(kiba) jaya jaya gaurachander aratiko shobha

jahnavi-tata-vane jaga-mana-lobha

All glories, all glories to the beautiful arati ceremony of Lord Chaitanya! This Gaura-arati is being performed in a grove on the bank of the Ganges and is captivating everyone in the universe.

dakhine nitaichand, bame gadadhara

nikate adwaita, shrinivasa chatra-dhara

On Lord…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 11.41-42

TEXTS 41-42
sakheti matva prasabham yad uktam

he krsna he yadava he sakheti

ajanata mahimanam tavedam

maya pramadat pranayena vapi

yac cavahasartham asat-krto 'si

vihara-sayyasana-bhojanesu

eko 'tha vapy acyuta tat-samaksam

tat ksamaye tvam aham aprameyam…

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