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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 4

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net.   Pradosh Lila 8:36-10:48 p.m. Vrinda said,…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 2

Mahanidhi Swami   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net. Madhyahna Lila 10:48 a.m. to 3:36 p.m. Vrinda-devi said, “O…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 3

Mahanidhi Swami   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net.   Aparahna Lila 3:36-6 p.m. Vrinda-devi said, “O…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 1

Mahanidhi Swami   This is part of our Padma Purana raganuga sadhana article series. The ancient Vedic pramana titled Padma Purana tells how Narada once came to Vrindavana, and asked Vrinda-devi to tell him about Lord Hari’s daily…
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Shivaji Tells Manjari Sadhana part two

Mahanidhi Swami   Lord Shivaji said, “O Narada, to perform raganuga bhakti sadhana one must meditate as follows: “The sadhaka should meditate upon his eternal spiritual body as being a charming, beautiful young woman. This sakhi…
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Shivaji Tells Manjari Sadhana part one

Mahanidhi Swami   The daily meditation upon one’s desired spiritual body i.e. siddha-deha or siddha svarupa is an ancient practice of sadhana originating in the Puranas.   Manjari svarupa meditation and asta-kaliya-lila…
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Seeing Your Self as Manjari

Mahanidhi Swami   After a sadhaka becomes established in one’s siddha svarupa, he/she will contemplate their personal forms, qualities and sevas while mentally remembering and serving within Radha-Madhava’s asta-kaliya-lila.   The…
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Radha’s Daily Bath

Mahanidhi Swami   To bathe, dress and decorate their Swamini Sri Radha in preparation for Her daily meeting with Her Pranakantha Syama, the sakhis and manjaris perform following services mentioned in Govinda-lilamrta: Sit Radha…
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Manjari Sadhana Sutras

Mahanidhi Swami   In Prema Bhakti Candrika, Narottama dasa Thakura describes the five essential practices of manjari-bhava sadhana.   By performing sadhana according these sutras, the raganuga sadhaka will to attain madhurya-prema…
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Birth and Growth of a Manjari

Mahanidhi Swami   In Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura's Gita mala song 'Siddhi Lalasa', he seems to present a series of events beginning with a sadhana siddha devotee taking a gopi birth in Varshana during Radha-Krishna’s prakata-lila.   Afterwards,…