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The Moonlike Faces of Rai & Kanu

By: Mahanidhi Swami It is very common experience of anyone visiting Vrindavana to become enchanted and irresistibly attracted upon seeing the sweet and beautiful divine faces of the popular Thakurajis—Radha-Shyamasundara, Banke Bihari, Radha-Ramana…
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Our View of Vrinda- Devi

By: Mahanidhi Swami The Brahma Vaivarta Purana and other Puranas contain stories about Vrinda-devi and other transcendental associates of Sri Krishna being cursed and descending to the material world. Gaudiya Vaisnavas do not reject these…
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Nineteen Ways to Serve Vrindavana

By: Mahanidhi Swami 1. Sweep, wash and clean the footpaths of kunda steps, parikrama paths, lilasthalis and old temples. 2. Donate money to repair and maintain old temples especially at specific lilasthalis. 3. Visit each holy place with…
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Living in Mercy

By: Mahanidhi Swami In Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, Srila Rupa Goswamipada glorifies the BIG FIVE most amazingly powerful forms of Krishna bhakti, namely Vraja vasa, sadhu sanga, Thakuraji seva, hearing Srimad Bhagavatam and chanting Sri Krishna’s…
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How I Became Enchanted by Vraja

By: Mahanidhi Swami The magnetic enchantment of Vraja Dhama first captivated my heart in 1977, when good fortune brought Her most rare and auspicious darshana. After lacs and lacs of births my undeserving eyes were blessed with the vision of…
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Everyone Chants “Radhe Radhe”

By: Mahanidhi Swami In Vraja Dhama, everyone chants “Radhe Radhe” from the time they wake up until the time they take rest. For Vrajavasis, the name of Radha is inseparable from their breathing. They are born with the name of Radha in their…
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Jhulana Meditation

By: Mahanidhi Swami As a practice of lila-smarana (meditating on Radha-Govinda’s pastimes), you can chant the maha-mantra while contemplating upon the following entry. Follow these steps and experience the result: 1) Before japa, first…
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The Concise Path of Manjari-bhava Sadhana

By: Mahanidhi Swami In Prema Bhakti Candrika, Narottama dasa Thakura presents five essential practices of raga-bhakti and manjari-bhava sadhana to attain erotic love (Vraja srnghara-prema) in the mood of the Vraja damsels (gopi-bhava). His…
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Radha’s Eight Loving Moods

By: Mahanidhi Swami For the conjugal pleasure of Sri Krishna, Srimati Radhika and the other gopi heroines (nayikaas) of Vrindavana display a wonderful variety of emotions in eight different service situations. We will describe them and then…
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Krishna Opens His Heart

By: Mahanidhi Swami One day in Goloka Vrindavana, Shyama sat alone under the shade of a beautiful flowering kadamba tree that was filling the entire forest with a sweet fragrance reminiscent of Radharani. Becoming absorbed in vivid memories…