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Five Prayers to Lord Narasimha

By Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura has written five beautiful prayers in “Sri Navadvipa Bhava Taranga” for receiving the mercy of Lord Narasimha. These prayers are certainly assurance to all sincere devotees that the worship of Lord Narasimha is purely in the line of aspiring love and devotion to Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. Those prayers are as…

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Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Appearance Day

Srimad-Bhagavatam 7.5.22-34. Los Angeles, May 27, 1972,

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Prabhupada: So today, appearance day of Lord Nrisimhadeva. Lord Nrisimhadeva appeared on this Nrisimha Caturdasi on account of His devotee, Prahlada. As it is stated in the Bhagavad-gita, yada yada hi dharmasya glanir bhavati bharata, abhyutthanam adharmasya [Bg. 4.7]. Paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca dushkritam,…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 17.13

TEXT 13
vidhi-hinam asrstannam

mantra-hinam adaksinam

sraddha-virahitam yajnam

tamasam paricaksate

SYNONYMS…
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Vana Bihari – Frolicking in the Forest!

Much awaited Darshan of Sri Radha-Madhava in blue Chandan today! A feast to the eyes, Sri Radha-Madhava in “Nila Kalevara”- Jayadeva Goswami’s Gita Govinda coming live… “Chandana Carcita Neela Kalevara…!”

Just as Yasoda is Krsna’s perfect mother, so Vrindavana is Krsna’s perfect playground, with mountains, valleys, meadows, forests, rivers, and lakes as arenas of undulating…

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Vastra Harana – Stealing the Gopis’ Clothes

Entering the clear waters of the Yamuna to prepare for the incomparable worship of goddess Katyayani, the girls of Vraja left their garments on the shore. Smiling and clever Krsna stole those garments, climbed a kadamba tree, embarrassed the girls by speaking many splendid joking words, and eventually returned their garments. I take shelter of Chiraghatta, where the Lord enjoyed these…

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The Mayapuris to Release New Album "Nine Islands"

Arts

After their successful debut album “Mrdanga” in 2010, The Mayapuris are about to release their second. The project, titled "Nine Islands", features the Mayapuris' signature sound, carried along the current of their musical evolution as recording artists. 

"Nine Islands" refers to the holy land of Navadwip, where the sacred river Ganga…

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Our integrity is simply the Bhagavatam by Kadamba Kanana Swami

So why should everyone just accept all these far out stories from the Srimad Bhagavatam? It is true that some are difficult to understand. Priyavrata did not like the darkness at night, so he got himself a chariot, followed the sun and it was sunny all the time! I mean, it sounds like mythology, right? The wheels of the chariot cut the land mass into seven pieces, and so we got the seven continents! It sounds as mythological as one could…

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Wrap Up in Mauritius by Bhaktimarga Swami



Sukadeva, like myself, is departing today for his homeland, South Africa, and he raised his arms up to the sun as if to say, "Good-bye."  It was our last stroll along the Indian Ocean on peaceful Belle Mare Beach, and a last dip in saltwater until our re-visit next…
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Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Appearance (Hiranyakashipu’s Disappearance) Day!

From Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Chapters 2-10

Hiranyakashipu, King of the Demons

Sri Narada Muni said: My dear King Yudhisthira, when Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Varaha (the Boar incarnation), and killed the demon Hiranyaksha, Hiranyaksha’s brother Hiranyakashipu was extremely angry and began to lament.…

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Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Appearance to a sincere devotee

By Madhavendu Das 

Lord Nrisihadeva is very merciful to His devotees, and his mercy can be experienced in Andhara Pradesh, at a village called Darpally near Niazamabad, where a couple lives with the bare necessities of life.

This devotee was Lord Nrisimhadeva’s Pujari and developed attachment to Lord…

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Rukmini Dvadasi - 16 May 2019

Sri Rukhmini Dwadasi, is observed as the birthday (the day Rukmini Devi appeared on earth) of Rukmini, the consort of Lord Krishna.

The love story of Rukmini and Lord Krishna and their elopement is one of the most famous stories associated with Lord Krishna. Rukmini Dwadashi is observed on the twelfth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of…

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Sri Valmiki Ramayana Book - Bala-kanda

Sri Valmiki Ramayana - this is a multi-volume project as desired by Srila Prabhupada. We launched Bala-kanda (First Canto), we planned to release every year Rama-navami one canto. This was translated by Vidvan Gauranga Prabhu - one of the scholarly devotee disciple of His Holiness Jayapataka Swami…

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Satsvarupa DG Free Writes by Kadamba Kanana Swami

Satsvarupa das goswami is an avid writer and a well known personality in the history and present day of ISKCON. Satsvarupa das Goswami is a writer, artist and spiritual master in the Gaudiya Vaisnava sampradaya. He is one of the first disciples of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada who founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known in the Western countries as the Hare Krishna movement.…

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Candana-yatra

Candana-yatra began on Aksaya Tritiya, May 7, and continues for twenty-one days.

We continue our observance of Candana-yatra. We are reading from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter Four: “Sri Madhavendra Puri’s Devotional Service,” which describes how Madhavendra Puri traveled by foot from Govardhana to Jagannatha Puri to procure sandalwood to…

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Ayurveda Man Comes Through by Bhaktimarga Swami

 
I could only dream of trekking today.  Pain overnight, but finally by this evening an Ayurvedic doctor, Narada, came to figure out my issues.  They were purely mechanical by nature, and the issue has much to do with how I position myself…
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The Inspire Show is ISKCON’s Answer to Jimmy Fallon

Activism
 
By Madhava Smullen

Hosted by a second-generation devotee, new Youtube talk show “The Inspire Show” is a witty, creative and enlightening take on the late night chat show format.

On the show, Balaram Nityananda Das, who also runs Bhaktivedanta Manor’s outreach department…

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Sastric Advisory Council’s Pati-guru Paper - 2019

[Statement] (Proposed and Sponsored by the SAC)

Resolved:

That the GBC accepts the conclusion and recommendation as found on page 38 of the SAC’s Patiguru paper: …

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Law Book - Categories - 2019

(Rule of order)

(Proposed by Nrsimha Kavaca Das and Sponsored by Madhu Sevita Das and Praghosa Das)

Whereas the categories use to classify resolutions passed by the GBC have evolved over time, as can be seen by the following:

1987:All resolutions be categorized as a rule of order, law, or…

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Law Book — Guru Name Abbreviations — 2019

[Rule of order]

(Proposed by Nrsimha Kavaca Das and sponsored by Madhu Sevita Das and Praghosa Das)

Whereas as ISKCON expands and an ever-increasing number of devotees get initiated it is common that many devotees have the same name;

Whereas Srila Prabhupada has stated that the identity of a person can be understood by…

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Bhagavad-gita As It Is - 17.12

TEXT 12
abhisandhaya tu phalam

dambhartham api caiva yat

ijyate bharata-srestha

tam yajnam viddhi rajasam

SYNONYMS…
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