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Manjari: Sadhana and Perfection

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sri Vilapa Kusumanjali by Sri Raghunatha Dasa Goswamipada is the best bhajana guidebook for raganuga sadhakas pursing manjari bhava. However, this is not really a book. Rather here in a tangible and approachable…
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Is Manjari Bhava in Goswami Books?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The answer is YES! But it is also true that the specific word manjari or the phrase “manjari bhava” IS NOT FOUND in Chaitanya Caritamrta, Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu, Brhad-bhagavatamrita, or the Srimad Bhagavatam. Why…
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Glories of Vilapa Kusumanjali

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Without any shade of a doubt Vilapa Kusumanjali, “A Flower Bouquet of Lamentations”, is the most important and essential book for any serious sadhaka practicing raganuga-bhakti in manjari-bhava, craving to attain…
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Best Manjari Meditations:  Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das These amazingly sweet and charming nectar-filled verses will carry you into the kingdom of service to Srimati Radharani. The original Sanskrit verses of Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi, which are popular with many Vaisnavas,…
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Identity of a Radha Dasi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Abhimana means the mentality, attitude, thought, self-conception, inner feeling, or the innate sense of knowing who or what I am and what I want. Abhimana can be either material or spiritual. Possessing the right…
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Mixing Murti Puja & Asta-kaliya-lila

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das With the right mood and desire, one can “link” one’s daily murti or Deity puja with the loving flow of Radha Govinda’s eternal daily pastimes in Gokula Vrindavana, the spiritual sky. By remembering the entries…
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Gems of Cakravartipada

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das From the sweet ocean of Srila Visvanatha Cakravartipada’s tikas on Srimad Bhagavatam, we have collected some of the most rare and incredibly amazing jewels—each one glittering with a uniquely soothing and enlightening…
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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…