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Vraja: Magic and Magnetism

Mahanidhi Swami   The magnetic enchantment of Sri Vraja Dhama first captivated my heart in 1977, when good fortune brought Her most rare and auspicious darshana.   After lacs and lacs of miserable births my undeserving eyes…
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Radha-Govinda Hear Our Prayers

Mahanidhi Swami   Devotees often doubt, “Krishna is so far away enjoying His sweet lilas in Goloka Vrndavana, so how can Krishna  possibly hear the prayers of little old me?”   Sastras often describe how Krishna hears…
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Pray to Enter Lila

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das   The following is a wonderfully inspiring prayer written by Gaudiya Vaisnava rasika acharya Sri Prabodhananda Sarasvatipada.   By reading this prayer and absorbing his heart’s moods, the burning…
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O Krishna, Give Me Radha!

Mahanidhi Swami   One day in Vraja, while Srimati Radharani was playing with Govinda, She noticed the intense emotions of one new manjari, a nava-kinkari. Radha, who just naturally overflows with love for Her dasis, then held that…
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Krishna: His Age In Lilas

Mahanidhi Swami   Bhagavan Sri Krishna is a blissful, carefree, playful, naughty and romantic eternally dazzling youth of sweet sixteen. Srimad Bhagavatam (10.55.28) describes how the Dvaraka queens of Krishna became bashful, and…
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Follow Yugala’s Daily Lilas

Mahanidhi Swami   We think, speak and do so many things each day. But how often do we reflect on the sweet Vraja madhurya-lilas of Radha Govinda Yugala?   For those treading the sacred path of heart-inspired bhakti, remembering…
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Black Is Beautiful & Bitter

Mahanidhi Swami   Many Gaudiya Vaisnava songs and books say that black is Radha’s favorite color because Radha loves Shyamasundara, who is dark bluish-black in complexion. Radha wraps Her beautiful divine form in a dark blue sari…
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Beginnings of Love

Mahanidhi Swami   Radha and Krishna are eternally connected in a loving bond of sweet intimacy. Yet to relish the rich flavor arising from the curious and tender moments of first falling in love, the Divine Couple appear to fall in…
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A Maan Bhanga Lila

Mahanidhi Swami   Once Madana-mohini displayed an intensely contrary mood (maan) that Vamshidhari could not remove by any means.   The playful Dhira-lalita Shyama then devised a charming trick. Krishna strung a beautiful…