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The Magha Month Vrata

By: Mahanidhi Swami * What is it? Extensively described in the Puranas, the magha month vrata is a one month long penance, vow or vrata observed from pausa purnima until magha purnima to please Bhagavan Sri Kåñëa worshiped as Lord Madhava,…
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Purusottama month vrata (adhika mas)

2015: 17th june—16th july 16 By: Mahanidhi Swami introduction to purusottama month: Purusottama month or adhika masa (extra month) is also called mala masa, which means the dirty or useless month. In India, the sadhus, sadhakas and…
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BHISMA PANCHAKA

By: Mahanidhi Swami Upon hearing about Bhisma-panchaka, non-devotees respond by saying, “O what a terrible vrata!”(word bhisma means terrible) I. INTRODUCTION: Bhisma Panchaka is a special 5-day vrata starting on Utthana Ekadasi…
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Special Five Days…Don’t Miss!!!

By: Mahanidhi Swami The most auspicious spiritual month of Purusottama is soon ending. For various reasons, many could not observe the one month long vow or vrata prescribed in the shastras. But do not lament. Since this is the “additional…