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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part VII Haridasa Praises Nitai Avadhuta

By: Mahanidhi Swami One day in Navadvipa when Haridasa went preaching with his partner Sri Nityananda Prabhu, they approached two notoriously violent and degraded drunken brahmins named Jagai and Madhai. Enraged, the drunks chased the divine…
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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part VI Nagaraja Glorifies Haridasa

By: Mahanidhi Swami Once upon a time in Nadia, a snake charmer named Nagaraja, who was a great devotee of Lord Ananta Sesa Vishnu earning his living by charming snakes in public performances, glorified Haridasa Thakura after the Namacharya…
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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part V Haridasa Preaches Nama-tattva

By: Mahanidhi Swami Srila Haridasa passed his time relishing the nectar of the holy name and giving his enlightened association to the pious pure-hearted brahmanas of Nadiya. Once in a public assembly, an angry, arrogant brahmin criticized…
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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part IV Haridasa & The Nawab

By: Mahanidhi Swami The Nawab of Nadiya, the Muslim landowner or zamindhar of the district, arrested Haridasa Thakura, a born Muslim, for following Hindu dharma and publically chanting the maha-mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna…
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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part III Mahaprabhu Makes the Samadhi

By: Mahanidhi Swami Just after the departure of Haridasa Thakura, Mahaprabhu picked up the body of Haridasa Thakura and began dancing in ecstatic love in the garden at Siddha Bakula in Jagannatha Puri. Absorbed in the divine emotions of Mahaprabhu,…
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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part II The Amazing Departure

By: Mahanidhi Swami Before we describe the most wonderful departure of the Namacharaya, let’s all bow down our heads and hearts to Srila Haridasa Thakura while chanting the following pranama mantra: namami haridasaa tam, caitanyam tam…
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Tirobhava Haridas Thakur Part I The Direct Words of Thakura Haridasa

By: Mahanidhi Swami Diving into the fathomless ocean of the Chaitanya-caritamrta, we found some very precious rare rubies in the form of Haridasa Thakura’s direct words. Although Haridasa Thakura is an intimate eternal associate of Sri Chaitanya…
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Srila Prabhupada Vyas Puja Part VI Vyasa-puja Begins with Obeisances

By:Mahanidhi Swami In Bhajan Rahasya, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura mentions a pancaartrika-mantra, aim gurudevaya namah, as the seed mantra for worshiping the spiritual master. The word namaù is also uttered by all disciples whenever they…
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Srila Prabhupada Vyas Puja Part V The First Vyasa-puja Celebration

By: Mahanidhi Swami Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura describes how CaitanyaMahaprabhu instituted the first Vyasa-puja ceremony in 1509 a.d. through Sri Nityananda Prabhu in Shrivasa Angana, Mayapura: “Srivasa Pandita, the head priest for the…
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Srila Prabhupada Vyas Puja Part IV What is the Identity and Function of Sri Guru?

By: Mahanidhi Swami In the form of the Vyasa-deva, Bhagavan Çré Krishna hasrevealed the hidden meaning of the Vedas to the ignorantconditioned souls of Kali-yuga by compiling the SrimadBhagavatam, the sun-like spotless Purana. While in a…