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Gita Mahatmya of Padma Purana

Mahanidhi Swami To glorify the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Vishnu said, “O Lakshmi Devi! I Myself have personally manifested in the Form of Bhagavad Gita. It is My murti form! An intelligent person who daily recites one chapter, one sloka, a half…
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Gita: Essence of Essence

Mahanidhi Swami In two tikas, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti describes the essence of Bhagavad-gita. While describing the first essence, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti gives a beautiful blessing by saying, “These four famous verses (Bg.10.8-11),…
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Sri Giriraja Ji & Radhika’s Lotus Feet

Mahanidhi Swami Why do raganuga bhaktas especially worship Govardhana shilas? Sri Krishna Dasa Kaviraja answers in Chaitanya-caritamrita (3.6.294-307): “One day during His gambhira-lila in Jagannatha Puri, Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu lovingly…
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How Krishna Ignites Devotees’ Love?

Mahanidhi Swami With His beautiful form, fragrance, features, ages, dress, ornaments, hair styles, footmarks, flute and pastimes Sri Krishnachandra ignites, nourishes and excites love in the soft and sweet hearts of His devotees (bhava uddipana:Bhakti-rasamrita…

2017 GITA JAYANTI: How To Properly Observe?

Mahanidhi Swami To celebrate the advent of the immortal song of surrender, devotion and perfection in bhakti, one should worship Bhagavan Sri Krishna in His eternal form as the Bhagavad Gita as follows: ** Place the Holy Scripture on a decorative…
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Boons of Bhagavad Gita

Mahanidhi Swami The Padma Purana “Gita Mahatmya” describes many amazing stories to illustrate the astonishing spiritual power, benefits and results of reciting each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, the quintessence of all Upanishadic wisdom. To…
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Light on Guru & Diksha

Mahanidhi Swami Looking for Guru? Anyone, anywhere, at any time and every time can and should chant the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra: Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare If you sincerely…
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Shiva’s Real Marriage

Mahanidhi Swami It is a widespread idea that Shiva Ratri is the day Sri Shivaji married Srimati Sri Parvati-devi. The Bengali yearly calendar, circulated in the millions, boldly proclaims: “Shiva Ratri, the day Lord Shiva married Parvati.” However…
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Shivaji Discovers Radha Kunda

Mahanidhi Swami One day during the wave of a kalpa rising and falling in the endless ocean of time, Shankara Mahadeva visited Vraja Mandala and came to Govardhana Hill. Astonished, amazed, overwhelmed and plunged into the ocean of Krishna…
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Panditji & Swamiji

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das One of the oldest and most famous Gaudiya Vaisnava scholars in Vraja today is 99 year old Pandita Sri Krishna Dasa Babaji Maharaja, Bhakti-tirtha. Srila Prabhupada and Pandita Sri Krishna Dasji became friends in…