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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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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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Black Is Beautiful & Bitter

By: Mahanidhi Swami The songs and books of the Gaudiya Vaisnava’s mention that black is Radha’s favorite color because Radha loves Shyamasundara, who is dark bluish-black in complexion. Radha wraps Her beautiful divine form in dark blue…
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Vraja Holi In Ananda Vrndavana Campu (Chapter-14 Summary)

By:Mahanidhi Swami During the 40 days that Holi is celebrated in Vraja (Vasant Pancami-Gaura Purnima), Nanda Maharaja gives Krsna and Balarama leave from cowherding to play Holi. Thus they can throw color dyes and water at each other and…
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Spring Holi of Krishna

By:Mahanidhi Swami Krsna and His boyfriends inaugurated the spring festival of Holi by singing, dancing, and throwing balls of fine reddish powder in all directions. The lightweight, sweet smelling powder just floated in the air. As it gradually…
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Miraculous Holi Of Srinivasa Acarya

By:Mahanidhi Swami The miraculous Holi of Srinivasa Acarya. Srinivasa Acarya, overcome in the rapture of divine bliss, always floated in the waves of Krsna’s oceanic Vraja-lila. One day in spring, Srinivasa was meditatingon Radha and Krsna’s…
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Holi Pastimes Of Gauranga

By: Mahanidhi Swami From the first day of spring, Vasanta Pancami (Visnupriya's appearance day) until Gaura Purnima, Lord Gauranga plays Holi for 40 days continuously. On each day of these 40 days, Sri Gaurasundara performs Holi lila in the…
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Holi In The Heart

By: Mahanidhi Swami Filled with erotic desires, Syama shines like a moon in the Vrndavana forest as He enjoys pastimes of throwing red powder. A blissful reddish wave - filled river of spiritual love flows amidst the circle of beautiful gopis.…
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Gopis Capture Krsna On Holi

By:Mahanidhi Swami O Sakhi, look! Radha and Krsna are engaged in a long Holi festival in a secluded place. Radha and gopis have overpowered Syama and forcibly carried Him to their place. Then they sprinkle Syama with musk-scentedcolorful…
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The Dancing Holi

By:Mahanidhi Swami With beautiful Radha Rangini on His left, Nagara Syama enjoys pastimes in spring, the king of all seasons. Every limb is covered with showers of sandal water, red powder and fragrant kumkuma. While gazing at Krsna, Who…