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Radharani’s Manjaris: Tattva & Lilas 027 “Loving Bumblebees “

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das This series of posts will present facts (tattva) regarding the identity, moods (gopi-bhava), intimacy and sevas of Srimati Radharani’s beautiful and talented handmaidens known as manjaris, kinkaris, or dasis. Also,…
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Chapter Three: Nama-aparadha

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Nama-aparadha is an utterance of the holy name that is made with enmity in the heart. It is the lowest form of chanting wherein one commits any of the ten offenses against the holy name. As long as one chants with…
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Verses in Praise of the Holy Name

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das When the sastras describe the glories of the holy name there is no exaggeration because they are not referring to the material sound, but to the spiritual sound that appears through the material sound by a qualified…
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Glories of the Holy Name: Gives Everlasting Wealth

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das aparādha-śūnya ho’ye loho kṛṣṇa-nāma, kṛṣṇa mātā, kṛṣṇa pitā, kṛṣṇa dhana-prāna Being careful to remain free of offenses, just take the holy name of Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa is your…
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Chapter Two: Glories of the Holy Name

One will strengthen his faith and determination to chant japa by repeatedly hearing the wonderful glories of the holy name, and by studying different slokas in praise of nama-bhajana. Such practices are endorsed by the previous acaryas such…
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Three Names – Gauna, Mukhya and Madhurya

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Harināma-cintāmaṇi explains two categories of holy names: mukhya nāma (primary) and gauṇa nāma (secondary). “The holy names of the Lord that describe His transcendental pastimes are defined as principal names.…
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Radha Sakhis 64 Arts

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The Srimad Bhagavatam says that after 64 days and nights of lessons from Their Guru Sri Sandipani Muni,  Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Baladeva fully mastered the 64 arts, tau sanjagrhatuh ahah ratraih catuh shashtya kalah.…
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10,000 YEARS GOLDEN AGE?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Scholars say the Brahma Vaivarta Purana is one of the most interpolated Puranas. The following verse is often quoted to prove existence of a 10,000-year golden era in Kali-yuga. However, this point is not mentioned…
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ISKCON & Raganuga Bhakti part 4

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Due to unclear verse translations and purports in Srila Prabhupada’s books like “Nectar of Devotion” and “Sri Chaitanya-caritamrita”, many ISKCON members misunderstand and misrepresent the authorized practice…
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ISKCON & Raganuga Bhakti part 3

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Due to unclear verse translations and purports in Srila Prabhupada’s books like “Nectar of Devotion” and “Sri Chaitanya-caritamrita”, many ISKCON members misunderstand and misrepresent the authorized practice…
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ISKCON & Raganuga Bhakti part 2

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Due to unclear verse translations and purports in Srila Prabhupada’s books like “Nectar of Devotion” and “Sri Chaitanya-caritamrita”, many ISKCON members misunderstand and misrepresent the authorized practice…
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ISKCON & Raganuga Bhakti part 1

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Due to unclear verse translations and purports in Srila Prabhupada’s books like “Nectar of Devotion” and “Sri Chaitanya-caritamrita”, many ISKCON members misunderstand and misrepresent the authorized practice…

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