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Added by Rohit Kharwal on August 31, 2017 at 2:45pm — No Comments
“I went to your country with a mission and you all good souls were sent by Krishna to me.”
– Srila Prabhupada
One of the great souls sent by Krishna to Srila Prabhupada is His Holiness Jayapataka Swami Maharaja, who has been serving Srila Prabhupada as a selfless worker for almost…Continue
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This year, Campakalata's appearance day fell on the 30th of August 2017.
Just before the annual Gaura Purnima festival in Mayapur in 1986, Campakalata Devi, along with three other sakhis, was installed and joined Sri Sri Radha Madhava on the altar.
Sri Campakalata Devi is the third of the eight principle gopis. Her father is Arama, her mother is Vatika-devi and her husband is Candaksa. She has a yellow-white complexion, just like the colour of a full-blown champaka…Continue
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This year, Sri Radhastami fell on the 29th of August 2017.
“O Radha! O beloved of Madhava! O you who are worshiped by all the young girls of Gokula! All glories unto You! All glories unto You!” (Sri Radhika-stava, by Srila Rupa Gosvami)
Sri Janmastami is celebrated with much grandeur all over the world, because it is…Continue
Added by Mayapur Internal Communications on August 30, 2017 at 1:34pm — No Comments
(Adapted from Srila Prabhupada’s talk on Radhastami, 1971.)
We pray to Radharani because She is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna means “all-attractive,” but Radharani is so great that She attracts Krishna.
So we should try to understand what is Srimati Radharani’s position and offer our obeisances to Her.…Continue
By Sacinandana Swami
Dear devotees, I wish you a most fulfilling Radhastami where the blessings of Divine love are abundantly showered upon you and everyone else who aspires for it.
Krishnadas Kaviraja Goswami ecstatically raises his voice in glorification of Srimati Radharani:
“If one asks about the origin of…Continue
A Talk by Giriraj Swami August 30, 2009 San Diego
For the most auspicious celebration of Sri Radhastami, we shall read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Two, Chapter Three: “Pure Devotional Service.”
jivan chavo bhagavatanghri-renum na jatu martyo ‘bhilabheta yas tu sri-visnu-padya manujas…Continue
Added by ISKCON desire tree network on August 29, 2017 at 6:39pm — No Comments
Of late I have noticed one disturbing thing in Iskcon which I want to write about. Many of Iskcon Sanyasis and senior devotees are more into writing their own books and spending their energies to push them. Instead they should concentrate on distribution of Prabhupad's books. Prabhupad's books alone have the potency to turn the reader into a Krishna devotee. More over a number books written by second and third generation of devotees are not hundred percent faithful to gaudiya…Continue
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This year, Visakha Devi's appearance day fell on the 29th of August 2017.
Just prior to the annual Gaura Purnima festival of 1986, Srimati Visakha Devi, along with three other principle sakhis, was installed in the Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir and joined Sri Sri Radha Madhava on the altar. She stands directly next to Srimati Radharani.
Srimati Visakha is the foremost gopi, along with Lalita devi, among the eight principle sakhis, or girlfriends, of Srimati Radhika.…Continue
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By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
[August 30, 1968, Montreal, Canada]
Now today is our Radhastami ceremony. So, so far Radharani, Radharani, today is the birthday of Srimati Radharani. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krsna. Krsna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krsna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma…Continue
Added by ISKCON desire tree network on August 28, 2017 at 5:26pm — No Comments
The Puranas relate a story concerning the divine appearance of Shrimati Radharani as follows. One day, Vrishabhanu Maharaja, who was living at Ravel at that time, went to the bank of Yamuna at around noon to take a midday bath.
As he approached the bank of the Yamuna, he saw a golden lotus flower floating on the water and shining brightly like a thousand suns. Vrishabhanu…Continue
Radharani’s 3 baths, 7 places, 8 pets, 8 yogapithas, 16 & 10 Names
Radhika’s Three Baths:
Karunyamrta – the nectar of grace
Tarunyamrta – The nectar of youth
Lavanyamrta – the nectar of beauty
Seven moonbeam-like Meeting Places…Continue
By Dravida dasa
from the Govinda-lilamrta, by Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja
Her gold complexion steals the pride of golden lotus tinged with red.
Her fragrance mocks the scent of lotus bloom with saffron powder spread.
Her skill in satisfying Sri Hari is perfect and…Continue
By Sri Nandanandana Das
Srimati Radharani is the Supreme Goddess. She is most always seen with Lord Krishna. It is described that She is the Chief Associate and devotee of Lord Krishna, and topmost of all Goddesses. Her name means the She is the most excellent worshiper of Lord Krishna. However, She is also an expansion of the Lord’s energy. Since She is also an extension of Krishna, She is the feminine aspect…Continue
Added by Rohit Kharwal on August 28, 2017 at 10:24am — No Comments
Sesa Dasa: Although I was born the eldest son to a career US Army officer who served during two wars, and attended a well known military academy with over two centuries of tradition, I never really understood all the pomp and circumstance evoked by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. That is until now.
The theory is explained on Wikipedia: “The anonymity of the…
Added by ISKCON desire tree network on August 26, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments
Acarya Dasa: Our pada-yatra party reached Kannur city on August 7th. Kannur, also known as Cannanore, is located in the district of Kannur and is the administrative headquarters of the area.
Nitai Gaurasundar calls Mr. Haradev from Muscat: It had been raining for the past few days and getting accommodation was a little difficult at times. So, before traveling to…
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