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Why Vrajavasis Did Not Go to Mathura?

By Mahanidhi Swami Devotees often ask, “If the Vrajavasis loved Krishna so much, then why didn’t they go to Mathura to meet their dearest after Akrura whisked Krishna away from their hearts one dismal day in February? After all, Mathura…
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We Only Need Krishna

By Mahanidhi Swami For a brief period of my devotional life I wore a Nrsimha kavaca. One hearty well-wisher pointed out that my guru, param guru and paratpara guru never wore such a thing. He further reminded me of Srila Prabhupada's famous…
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The Talking Flute

By Mahanidhi Swami The soothing flute song of Shyama sweetens everyone’s heart and maddens all beings. Streams of nectar ragas emanate from every hole of Madhava’s murali. With one tune, Krishna breaks Brahma’s meditation; one tune…
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Madhukantha Describes Krishna’s Birthday

By Mahanidhi Swami Our acharyas advise us that on the path of raganuga-bhakti sadhana one must first read gaura-lila in order to successfully approach and benefit from reading Radha-Krishna’s vraja-lila. If possible, it’s best to read…
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Krishna Loves Bhakti Teachers

By Mahanidhi Swami According to Bhanu Swami’s translation and the tikas of Srila Visvanatha Cakravartipada, the Bhagavad Gita verses 18.68, 69 pertain to bhaktas who are preaching to other bhaktas. This is an interesting insight, because…
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Krishna Steals Gopis’ Garments

By Mahanidhi Swami In this month (November-December), Sri Krishna stole the clothes of the Vraja kumaris and adopted the mood of their husband to fulfill the purpose of their month long Katyayani Vrata. Of the twelve months in a year, this…
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Krishna Jayanti- The Most Joyous Occasion

By Mahanidhi Swami To increase our observance of Bhagavan Sri Krishna’s Jayanti, appearance day festival, we will cite some valuable points from Srila Sanatana Goswamipada’s 276 verse discussion in Hari-bhakti vilasa 16. Why should…
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Kamyavan - Hide and Seek

By Mahanidhi Swami Kamyavan (aka Kaman or Kamvan) is one of the twelve major forests of Vraja Mandala, wherein Sri Krishna lived for some time and engaged in many blissful pastimes with His beloved gopas and gopis. There is one lovely secluded…
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Gita Jayanti

By Mahanidhi Swami On the occasion of Gita Jayanti one should worship Bhagavad Gita book as follows: Perform acamana Offer Tulasi manjaris with sandalwood paste Offer fragrant flower garland Offer milk sweet with Tulasi leaf …
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Gaura Govinda Jayanti

By Mahanidhi Swami Our acharyas advise us that on the path of raganuga-bhakti sadhana one must first read gaura-lila in order to successfully approach and benefit from reading Radha-Krishna’s vraja-lila. If possible, it’s best to read a…