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Karttika Purnima & Nivi Damodara

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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Radha-Krishna Annakuta Festival

Mahanidhi Swami On the day after Dipavali, Nanda Baba arranges for Jatipura brahmanas to do a pancha-amrta abhisheka of Giriraja Govardhana. Cooks prepare many kinds of sweets, rice, rotis and sabjis. Then then they arrange everything on…
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Prabhupada’s Amazing Karttika Shiksha

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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Radha Damodara Lilas

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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Prabhupada’s Karttika Vrata

Mahanidhi Swami The Karttika Vrata means, “Don’t eat, don’t sleep; just chant Hare Krishna 24/7!” In 1972, Srila Prabhupada once observed Karttika month in Sri Vrindavana beginning on Ashwina Shukla Ekadasi, [HBVilasa says start…
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Karttika Super Benefits

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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The Karttika Vrata 2016_Oct 16-Nov 15

Mahanidhi Swami 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 Krsna in Vrndavana. In brief, niyama-seva means…
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Karttika Vrata & Srimati Radharani

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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Prabhupada’s Karttika Vrata

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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PLAN NOW—11 DAYS TIL KARTTIKA !!!

Mahanidhi Swami Hurry! Only 11 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…