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The Glories of Govardhana

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das An exquisite line of mountains called Govardhana stretches down the middle of Vrindavana. Giriraja’s thousands of peaks appear like the thousands of hands and feet of the purusa avatara. Many smaller hills surround these peaks, and many jeweled plateaus and lakes like Radha-kunda provide additional beauty. In this way Giriraja appears […]

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Sri Giri-Govardhana — The Best Devotee

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The Vraja gopis are glorified throughout the Vedas, and by Sri Krsna and Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu as being the best devotees of Krsna, because they offer completely surrendered, selfless service at the lotus feet of Sri Krsna. But the humble gopis themselves praise Sri Giriraja as the best devotee: “Of all […]

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Bhagavata Amritam 04 by Sri Jiva Goswamipada

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Herein we present a continuous sweet selection of tikas from the great rasika-acarya, Sri Jiva Goswamipada’s Krishna prema-filled comments on the Venu-gita (Srimas Bhagavatam 10.21). By reading and studying these comments along with the verses of Venu-gita, you will attain a happy feeling in your heart, and renewed enthusiasm to love […]

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Beautiful Truths of Bhagavata 017 “Tolerate Everything and Serve Krishna”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srimad Bhagavatam is called the “king of all spiritual books” (Grantha Raja) for good reason. Within this triguna-free, transcendental treatise, the amala-purana, which showcases the absolutely selfless, divine love of Srimati Radharani, one can find all the sweet, majestic and beautiful truths about the sadhana and sadhya (daily practice and perfection) […]

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Fruit of Diksha & Gopi Bhava

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Mahaprabhu exclusively accepted the mood of the gopis who considered Vrajendranandan their lover. gopi-bhava -yate -prabhu, dhariyache ekanta vrajendra-nandane -mane -apanara -kanta (Caitanya Caritamrita 1.17.277) Sri Gaura Raya Mahaprabhu was always relishing gopi-bhava in His heart, gopi -bhava -hrdaye, and lamenting in separation, “Alas, O Krishna! Where have You gone? Govinda! […]

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Serving Sri Krsna with Natural Opulences

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das “Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura lists the natural opulences by which Govardhana Hill serves Sri Krsna: Krsna and Balarama drink the fragrant, cool water from Govardhana’s many waterfalls, and use it to wash Their feet and mouth. Govardhana offers tasty beverages, such as honey and mango juice. Govardhana also provides grass that […]

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Krishna’s Amazing Kaustubha Jewel

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The Kaustubha jewel is an eternal, uniquely distinguishing necklace adorning the beautiful transcendental bodies of both Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Sri Vishnu. But did you know that Kaustubha contains all the jivas? Did you know that Srimati Radharani can be seen in the Kaustubha? And did you know that Sri Chaitanya […]

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Govardhana Hill Is Sri Krsna

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Although serving in many capacities as the greatest devotee of Krsna, Sri Giri-Govardhana is also a direct incarnation of the Supreme Sri Krsna. Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami received a Govardhana-sila and gunja-mala (necklace of small red berries) from Sri Caitanya, and he worshiped them as being non-different from Radha-Krsna. Sri Giriraja-puja, […]

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Prayers to Sri Giri-Govardhanaji

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami had an extremely intimate relationship with Giri-Govardhana. In Jagannatha Puri he began worshiping Giriraja upon receiving Sri Caitanya’s personal Govardhana-sila. While worshiping his Govardhana-sila, Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, in the mood of taking shelter of Srimati Radharani, would wear the gunja-mala around his neck. After Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s […]

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Surya Upasaka Radha

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das For the Vrajavasis of 5,000 years ago and today, Radha and Krishna are their most adorable and worshipable personalities, ista-devatas. Yet we see that both Krishna’s associates, who were visible here 50 centuries ago, and the contemporary Vrajavasis also honor and worship a host of other gods like Shiva, Surya, Shani […]