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Another Wild Holi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The King of rasikas, Syama is beautifully decorated. The Holi festival begins with great enthusiasm as Radha and Krsna douse each other with red powder. Again and again Yugala Kisora throw musk, sandal, kumkuma and…
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Sri Caitanya's Highest Contribution

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das "In unalloyed love of Godhead we have to engage our senses, sar vendriya, all the senses. This means that sex is also to be engaged in Krsna consciousness. The conception of God as father or mother (vatsalya-rasa),…
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108 Names of Lord Caitanya by Sārvabhauma Bhaṭṭācārya

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das If one chants this great prayer with faith and transcendental devotion on Lord Caitanya’s appearance day [Gaura-Pūrṇima], then one perpetually attains the fulfillment of their each and every pure desire. nāmaskṛtya…
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The Lamentation of Vishnupriya

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sacimata was so aggrieved that she couldn’t even speak. Seeing Saci sobbing, Vishnupriya Devi fainted upon becoming aware of the imminent disaster. After taking His evening meal, Gauranga went to take rest in His…
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Holi Pastimes of Gauranga

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das From the first day of spring, Vasanta Pancami (Visnupriya’s appearance day) until Gaura Purnima, Lord Gauranga plays Holi for 40 days continuously. On each day of these 40 days, Sri Gaurasundara performs Holi lila…
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Secret Teachings of Shiva

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sri Shiva heard these prayers from Sri Brahmaji and later spoke them to the Pracetas. They are called “Rudra Gita” in the Srimad Bhagavatam. This post highlights its special verses along with the wonderful commentaries…
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Gauranga took Sanyasa on the day of Makara Sankranti January 15, 1510 a.d.

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Everyone in Katwa-- old men, women, children, the blind and invalid, scholars and fools-- ran to look at the all-attractive form of Lord Gaurahari. Some women carried water pots on their hips. Others stood motionless,…
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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 candle of desire…
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Magha Month Vrata -28 January to 27 February 2021

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das I. Tattva / Identity Sources: Padma Purana and Hari Bhakti Vilasa, 14th vilasa (verses in brackets) If one does not take Magha snana, his life is meaningless. Magha snana pleases Krishna more than observing vows,…
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Japa Tip: Dance with Krishna

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das After reading a recent Srila Bhakti siddhanta Sarasvati’s article about the descent of pure name on our FB, someone wrote that he did not understand how Krishna descends from Goloka into our hearts. Our reply may…
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Krishna: Age in Each Lila

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Did you ever wonder at what transcendental age Krishna performed His various pastimes in Vrindavana? Sri Jiva Goswami answers this question in his Srimad Bhagavatamtika (10.45.3), which lists the pastimes and Sri…
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Light on Vraja: Sins, Seva & Mother 01

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das This new series will reveal secret facts about Sri Vrindavana Dhama to help everyone better appreciate its unique position, and the incredible fortune and value of visiting, serving or living in Vraja Dhama. The secrets…

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