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The First Gaudiya Vyasa-puja Celebration

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura describes how Caitanya Mahaprabhu instituted the first Gaudiya Vaisnava Vyasa-puja ceremony in 1509 a.d. through Sri Nityananda Prabhu in Shrivasa Angana, Navadvipa. “Srivasa Pandita,…
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ISKCON Parampara and Gurus 

Namacarya Srila Haridasa Thakura took diksa from Sri Advaita Acarya as described in Advaita Prakasha and Prema Vilasa. Jagannatha das Babaji Maharaja took diksha from a grhasta named Jagadananda Goswami. Bhaktivinoda Thakura diksha…
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The Truth of Sri Guru

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Contents: Who Needs a Guru? How to Choose Guru? What is the Identity and Function of Sri Guru? The Uttama Adhikari Guru Confusion IS GURU GOD? Diksa: Real or Mental? Diksa: Real or Mental? Light on Guru &…
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Panditji & Swamiji

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Between 1950-1965, Pandit Sri Krishna Dasa Babaji Maharaja, Bhakti-tirtha (Radha-Krishna nitya-lila pravista) would often meet with Srila Prabhupada in Bon Maharaja’s college in Vrndavana. The following memories…
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Mini Biography of the World's Greatest Saint - His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appeared in a family of pure Gaudiya Vaisnavas in 1896 in Calcutta. From early childhood he showed signs of pure devotion to Lord Sri Krishna. At the tender age…
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Can Sri Advaita Prabhu (Maha-Visnu) Give Madhurya Rasa?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sometimes people challenge devotees in the Advaita Parivar saying: “Since Gaura-ganoddesa dipika identifies Advaita Prabhu only as Maha-Visnu, how can He or His guru parampara give madhurya rasa?" “It is clearly…
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Be Forever With Your Guru

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Any sincere sadhaka can always be in association with one’s merciful Gurudeva, even if the Guru is far away or has entered Radha-Govinda’s nitya-vrndavana lila. Simply by meditating on your divine master, you…
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Amazing Glories of Sripada Ramanuja Acarya

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sri Ramanuja Acarya appeared in 1017 A.D. near Madras, South India in a family of Vedic scholars. Sri Vaisnavas say he was an incarnation of Laksmana. The word Ramanuja means “a follower of Rama.” He received this…
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Diksa: Real or Mental?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The following question was recently posed by one Brahmin: “What is the difference between formally accepting diksa from a Guru, and just accepting a Guru within one’s heart and following their teachings?” Bhagavan…
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Guru Gita: Glories of Sri Guru

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The “Guru Gita” appears in the Skanda Purana as a dialogue between Sri Siva and Parvati-devi. Excerpts are included here to increase everyone’s appreciation of, gratitude toward, surrender and devotion to their…