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Karttika Purnima & Nivi Damodara

By: Mahanidhi Swami One day in Goloka Vrindavana on Karttika Purnima during Sri Krishna’s aprakata-lila an amazingly, sweet and beautiful pastime took place. Soothing rays of moonshine danced on the floor of the nikunja, as Nikunjeshavari…
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Karttika Niyama Seva Vrata

By:Mahanidhi Swami It is a 30-day vow observed during the Karttika (Damodara)month for the sole pleasure of Srimati Radharani, the Goddess of pure love devotion to Bhagavan Sri Krsna in Vrndavana. In brief, niyama-seva means offering daily…
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Karttika Niyama Seva Vrata

By: Mahanidhi Swami I. What is it? It is a 30 day vow observed during the Karttika (Damodara) month for the sole pleasure of Srimati Radharani, the Goddess of pure love devotion to Bhagavan Sri Krishna in Vrindavana. In brief, niyama-seva…
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Karttika Super Benefits

By: Mahanidhi Swami Karttika is a special month to collect lots of mercy and blessings from Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Before citing the super benefits of observing the Karttika Vrata, we will quote Srila Prabhupada’s translation of one verse…
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Prabhupada’s Amazing Karttika Shiksha

By: Mahanidhi Swami In Karttika 1972, in his “eternal residence” at the Radha-Damodara Mandira, Srila Prabhupada had the most amazing conversation full of realizations and Vraja illuminations. Present there at that most auspicious time…
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Prabhupada’s Karttika Vrata

By:Mahanidhi Swami In every possible way, our Srila Prabhupada was a strict disciple and follower of his beloved Gurudeva, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada. On two different occasions Srila Prabhupada’s Guru observed a Karttika…
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Damodara and Radha-Damodara

By: Mahanidhi Swami The Fall season in Vrindavana (Oct-Nov), Karttika, is surcharged with both sensual beauty and spiritual shakti. The peacocks freely advertise their rainbow colors, and tall trees scent the breeze with sweet aromas from their…
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Spend Karttika in Radha Kunda

By:Mahanidhi Swami In Karttika month, Maa Yashoda bound her Lala Damodara, Dhruva had darshana of his ishta-deva, Lord Vishnu, and King Amburisha humbled the powerful Rishi Durvasa. In Mathura Mahatmya, Srila Rupa Goswamipada highlights the…
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Importance of Sri Radha and Karttika

By:Mahanidhi Swami Why do Gaudiya Vaisnavas observe Karttika Vrata? Gaudiyas especially observe Karttika Vrata for the purpose of worshiping and pleasing Srimati Radharani. Because Radha is most famous as Karunamayi Radha, we very strictly…
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Plan Now—24 Days Til Karttika !!!

By:Mahanidhi Swami Hurry! Only 20 days remain until Karttika Vrata begins! The Karttika Vrata, the one month long vow performed especially to please Srimati Radharani, consists of “niyama-seva” or increased sevas and offerings in sadhana…