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Beautiful Truths of Bhagavata 015 “Bhakti Brings Good Qualities”

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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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 33 “Gopal Liberates Snake”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The cowherd boys joked with one another, “O brothers! Let us see who can run the fastest, Krsna or us?” Krsna kept the lead as they raced a short distance. They stopped abruptly, however, upon noticing a peculiar sight. It was a demon, the younger brother of Putana and Bakasura whom […]

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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 32 “Gopal’s Playing”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Krsna continued to walk along with the calves and cowherd boys. He carried a flute in His tender leaf-like left hand, an elegant stick in His right, and an enchanting buffalo horn tucked in His belt. A peacock feather crown rested upon His splendid curly locks. An attractive gunja mala hung […]

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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 30 “Gopal Starts Playing Flute”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The cowherd boys raced to their homes to tell their parents all about Krsna’s remarkable pastimes. Though tired and breathing heavily, they tried their best to explain Krsna’s exploits. Due to exhaustion their voices choked up, but their mispronounced words sounded very sweet and satisfying to their parents. The pleasure of […]

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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 29 “Gopal Destroys Demon Duck”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das As Krsna enacated His human-like pastimes, He looked very attractive with a necklace hanging on His chest when He awoke just before sunrise. After taking breakfast Krsna met His playmates and prepared to leave for the day. Following the principles of vaisya dharma, Krsna and His powerful brother Balarama collected the […]

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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 27 “Gopal Becomes Vatsapal”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Upon reaching Vrndavana the cowherd men formed a temporary settlement. Using their hundreds of bullock carts, they made a boundary wall in the shape of a half circle (chatikar) extending from Kaliya-daha on the bank of the Kalindi to Govardhana Hill, and North to the region of Nandisvara. At that time, […]

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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 26 “Yamuna Crossing”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Yamuna Crossing Three hours before sunrise the wives of the gopas woke up, bathed, dressed in clean cloth, and performed vastu-puja. Then they churned butter while singing many enchanting songs glorifying Krsna. The sound of the gopis’ jeweled bangles and ankle-bells blended harmoniously with the deep, melodious sound emanating from the […]

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Krishna Nectar Lilas part 25 “Tent City”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Tent City Many cowherd men simultaneously shouted orders to different people. All the words merged into a mass of indiscernible noise. Except with hand gestures, communication was impossible in the clamor. The combined vibrations of carts, people, drums, and the bellowing of cows silenced all other sounds. At last all those […]