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Sri Krsna Madhura Utsava

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Sri Krsna Madhura Utsava There are various festivities where Lord Krishna's rasa lila is celebrated - this festival being just one of them. 

The purnima or full moon of Damodara month is the second full moon of the autumn season, and rasa lila is again celebrated. This second rasa yatra is celebrated more in Bengal, whereas the first one is celebrated more in Vrndavana. 

On this day one should perform full worship of Radha and Krsna with many flowers, and place them in a rasa mandapa surrounded

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So today is Nityananda Prabhu’s appearance day – Nityananda Trayodasi therefore we will start our class with a verse from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Adi-lila 1.7

sankarsanah karana-toya-sayi garbhoda-sayi ca payobdhi-sayi sesas ca yasyamsa-kalah sa nitya- nandakhya-ramah saranam mamastu

TRANSLATION: May Sri Nityananda Rama be the object of my constant remembrance. Sankarsana, Sesa Naga and the Visnus who lie on the Karana Ocean, Garbha Ocean and ocean of milk are His plenary portions and the porti

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From Back to Godhead

A gang intent on stealing Lord Nityananda’s jewelry eventually surrenders to Him, and He mercifully awards them pure love of God.

When I was eight or nine years old, my parents took me to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. After meandering through myriad halls and galleries, we came across an exhibit of valuable gemstones in the Museum of Natural History. I remember being particularly struck by the famous Hope Diamond, a large bluish diamond pendant surrounded by s

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By Srila Krishna Das Kaviraja Goswami 

(from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, Chapter 8)

Whether he is offensive or inoffensive, anyone who even now chants “sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu-nityananda” is immediately overwhelmed with ecstasy, and tears fill his eyes. Simply by talking of Nityananda Prabhu one awakens his love for Krsna. Thus all his bodily limbs are agitated by ecstasy, and tears flow from his eyes like the waters of the Ganges.

There are offenses to be considered while chanting t

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Nitai Guna-Mani amar

Srila Locana Dasa Thakura
Sri Caitanya Mangala
 
“My Lord Nityananda is the Jewel of all Transcendental Qualities”

(1)
nitai guna-mani amar, nitai guna-mani
aniya premer banya bhasailo avani

(2)
premer banya loiya nitai aila gauda-dese
dubilo bhakata-gana dina hina bhase

(3)
dina hina patita pamara nahi bachhe
brahmar durlabha prema sabakare jache

(4)
abaddha karuna-sindhu nitai katiya muhan
ghare ghare bule prema-amiyar ban
 
(5)
lochan bole hena nitai jeba na bhajilo
jani

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Lord Nityananda is considered to be the most merciful manifestation of the most merciful incarnation of the Lord. The most merciful incarnation is Lord Chaitanya and he manifested his mercy most exuberantly through Lord Nityananda. Though these two transcendental brothers are non-different, still one takes on the mood of the servant of the other – Lord Nityananda considers service to Lord Chaitanya the supreme treasure of his life, indeed, the very purpose of his life.

In his service to Lord Ch

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The Supreme Mercy of The two Lords

In Vedanta Sutra there is a famous – “anandamyo bhyasat”. This sloka explains the constitutional position of every living being. Everyone is looking for pleasure. The soul and it’s natural condition is Sachidananda, eternal, full of knowledge, and full of bliss, full of ecstasy. Therefore the heart of every living being is constantly seeking beauty, charm, and ecstasy. Therefore the Lord descends into this world to distribute prema bhakti divine love. Becaus

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The Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda

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By Bhakti Vigna Vinasa Narasimha Swami

Jaya Jaya Sri Caitanya Jaya Nityananda!
Jaya Advaitacandra Jaya Gaurabhakta vrnda!

So today the auspicious day of the appearance day of Lord Nityananda. We will attempt to speak some of the glories of Lord Nityananda for the pleasure of the devotees.

Lord Nityananda appeared in Ekacakra dhama. Lord Nityananda was the son of Hadai Ojha and Padmavati. Hadai Ojha was brahmana. Padmavati was the daughter of a king, Mukuta Roy. I had the opportunity last wee

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A Talk by Giriraj Swami 

Nityananda-trayodasi

February 10, 2006

Phoenix, Arizona

We welcome you on the most auspicious occasion of Sri Nityananda-trayodasi in the merciful presence of Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurahari and other Deities. We shall read two verses from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila, Chapter Five: “The Glories of Lord Nityananda Balarama.”

TEXT 208

preme matta nityananda krpa-avatara
uttama, adhama, kichu na kare vicara

SYNONYMS

preme–in ecstatic love; matta–mad; nityananda–Lord Nityanand

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Lord Nityananda’s furthest reaching mercy.
As we reflect on our lives, we can agree that the help and support of others has always brought about desired changes that would otherwise not have been possible if we kept struggling on our own.
By the help of others, possibilities – starting with our birth in the present body – suddenly come into our reach. Doors open, unexpected connections are made, inspirations given, etc. All by the initiative of others.
But, what about help and support in our sp

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Varaha Dwadasi

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Today is Varaha Dwadasi, the auspicious appearance day of Lord Varahadev, Boar incarnation.

vasati dasana-sikhare dharani tava lagna
sasini kalanka-kaleva nimagna
kesava dhrita-sukara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare
0 Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a boar! All glories to You!
The earth, which had become immersed in the Garbhodaka Ocean at the bottom of the universe, sits fixed upon the tip of Your tusk like a spot upon the moon.

“Today is the incarnation day o

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Sri Varaha Dvadasi by Giriraj Swami

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Today is Varaha-dvadasi, the appearance day of the boar incarnation, Varahadeva. To celebrate His appearance, we shall read one verse about Him from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Two, Chapter Seven, “Scheduled Incarnations with Specific Functions.”

TEXT 1 

                      brahmovaca
yatrodyatah ksiti-taloddharanaya bibhrat
    kraudim tanum sakala-yajna-mayim anantah
antar-maharnava upagatam adi-daityam
    tam damstrayadrim iva vajra-dharo dadara

TRANSLATION

Lord Brahma said: When the unlimit

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Transcript of HH Bhakti Gauravani Goswami’s class.

Kindly transcribed by Madhumati Priyasakhi DD and edited by Sarasvati Priya DD.

From Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir

 

Speaker: HH Bhakti Gauravani Goswami

Subject: Varahadeva’s Appearance Day

 

Maharaj sings “Dasavatara Stotra by Jayadeva Goswami”.

 

Sri Varaha deva mahatosav ki

 

Let us begin by considering the philosophical truth of Krishna’s incarnations, so that way we will get the perspective on His descent to this material world.

 

Srila

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Topic: Maharaj Prthu’s Going Back Home Verse: SB 4.23.17 Occassion: Appearance of Sri Varahadeva Speaker: HG Hari Sauri Prabhu
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So today is the transcendental appearance day of Lord Varaha. We have got the regular Bhagavatam verse on the board from Prthu Maharaj’s going back to Godhead. However we are not going to read that this morning. We are going to talk about Lord Varahadev instead because it is an interesting narrative.

There are different incarna

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Topic: Lord Varahadeva’s Appearance Anniversary
Verse: SB 3.18.2
Speaker: HH Bhakti Sundar Goswami

dadarsa tatrabhijitam dhara-dharam pronniyamanavanim agra-damstraya musnantam aksna sva-ruco ‘runa-sriya jahasa caho vana-gocaro mrgah

TRANSLATION: He saw there the all-powerful Personality of Godhead in His boar incarnation, bearing the earth upward on the ends of His tusks and robbing him of his splendor with His reddish eyes. The demon laughed: Oh, an amphibious beast!

PURPORT: In a previous ch

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So on the occasion of Varaha’s appearance day, we are reading a verse in relation this pastime. This is from Canto Three, Chapter Eighteen “The Battle Between Boar and Hiranyaksa”, Text number two.

dadarsa tatrabhijitam dhara-dharam
 pronniyamanavanim agra-damstraya
musnantam aksna sva-ruco ’runa-sriya
 jahasa caho vana-gocaro mrgah

Translation:
“He saw there the all-powerful Personality of Godhead in His boar incarnation, bearing the earth upward on the ends of His tusks and robbing him of his

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HH Jayapataka Swami inaugurated the brand new pathology lab in the Mayapur Community Hospital. The Pathology department will be over seen by Dr. Bhaktin Kate, trained and educated in the USA and Dr.Santhosh Kumar Roy, who recieved his degree from the JIPMER University. The Mayapur Community Hospital has always been an important project, serving Mayapur community devotees and local residents and Jayapataka Maharaja has been personally requesting doctors from around the world to provide their ser

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Mobile App Release of Ultimate Self Realization Free E-Course

Disciples and Students of His Grace Sriman Sankarshan Das Adhikari are pleased to announce Android and iOS Mobile App of His Grace's world-famous Ultimate Self Realization free e-course.

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Hare Krishna,

Please Accept Our Humble Obeisances. All Glories To Shri Guru & Gauranga 
All Glories To Srila Prabhupada

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We are very glad to announce admissions for the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (BVRC) @ ISKCON Govardhan Eco Village that facilitates the systematic study of Bhagavad-gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Caitanya Caritamrta, etc.
 
Please find the admission notice for this academic year's courses (Bhakti Shastri & Bhakti Vaibhav)
 
Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center (BVRC
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