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The Vaishakha Month Vrata 2016 (23 April-21 May)

Mahanidhi Swami This is Vaishakha month (aka Madhusudana, 23 April-21 May) which is one of the three best months of the year along with Karttika and Magh. Why? Because pious acts done in these months award one tremendous benefits. Significant…
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Radha Teaches Ekadashi

Mahanidhi Swami “What amazing beauty, power, nobility, grace and sweetness!” they thought just by seeing Him. “O, what great fortune it would be to be His beloved!” Thus, the forest ascetics desired just by a moment’s darshana…
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The Original Form of Ekadashi

Mahanidhi Swami The Ekadashi fasting day is extensively described in Hari-bhakti Vilasa. Sanatana Goswamipada, quoting numerous Vedic scriptures, defines the basic Ekadashi thus: “All humans, especially Vaisnavas, should NOT EAT ANYTHING…
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Don’t Miss the Magha Month Vrata! 24 January to 22 February 2016

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 Krishna worshiped as Lord Madhava,…
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Amazing Benefits of Bathing in Magha

Mahanidhi Swami The yearly one month long (Jan.-Feb.) world famous Kumbha Mela offers amazing benefits for a daily sunrise bath in a holy river like the Ganga, Yamuna, or especially the Triveni in Allahabad U.P. Here in a series…
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Magha Masa Vrata_24 January to 22 February 2016

Mahanidhi Swami from padma purana and hari bhakti vilasa, 14th vilasa (verses in brackets) Tattva / identity If one does not take Magha snana, his life is meaningless. Magha snana pleases krsna more than observing vows, austerities…
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Simple & Clear BHISMA PANCHAKA 2016 November 10 to 14

Mahanidhi Swami Upon hearing about Bhisma-panchaka, non-devotees respond by saying, “O what a terrible vrata!”(word bhisma means terrible) INTRODUCTION Bhisma Panchaka is a special 5-day vrata starting on Utthana Ekadasi…