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Rasika Tilaka Meanings

Mahanidhi Swami Puranas and Goswami granthas say that the Bhagavan nama chanted while marking each part of the body with gopi-chanda are different forms of Sri Vishnu. With their rasika vision, however, Gaudiya Vaisnava’s see Vrindavana Sri…
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Sri Krishna RASA LILA: Astonishing Benefits

Mahanidhi Swami The benefits of reading, hearing or speaking Sri Krishna’s Rasa Lila portrayed in the Bhagavata are stupendous and absolutely astonishing. As Gaudiya Vaisnavas, we will find great encouragement to study this subject by hearing…
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RAGANUGA BHAKTI: Proof & Facts

Mahanidhi Swami Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally taught sadhana bhakti and its two divisions, vaidhi and raganuga, to his chief followers Sri Ramananda Raya, Sri Sanatana Goswami and Sri Rupa Goswamipada. Raganuga-bhakti means having a…
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Raganuga Bhakti: Clearing Misconceptions

Mahanidhi Swami For the last thirty years, we have often heard the following false statements and misconceptions regarding the topic of raganuga-bhakti from the leaders and followers of various spiritual missions. By quoting Gaudiya Vaisnava…
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Tribute: 108 Pandita Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja, November 11, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami Above the tall, wide entrance gate, the Hindi sign reads “Moksa Dhama Radha Kunda”. Following the divine form of Pandita Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja, our raga-marga mentor and friend for 31 years, we and thousands of…
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Siddha Pranali in ISKCON

Mahanidhi Swami In 1973, Srila Prabhupada and his learned disciple Sri Hrsikesananda dasji worked together to produce an English edition of Sri Rupa Gosvami’s Upadeshamrita (Nectar of Instruction). Before meeting Srila Prabhupada in Mayapur,…
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Srimad Bhagavatam & Seven Siddha Dehas

Mahanidhi Swami Did you know that not less than 7 siddha dehas are clearly described in the SrimadBhagavatam? Yes, it’s absolutely true—confirmed by the highest authority: the Bhagavata, which is the topmost, perfect shastra pramanam, amala…
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Sri Radha in Bhagavata First Verse

Mahanidhi Swami Eyes dipped in Krishna prema and mind suffused with rasa tattva and siddhanta gives Sri Visvanatha Cakravarti the power and vision to see Srimati Radharani EVERYWHERE, even in the first verse of the Srimad Bhagavatam Canto One…
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Vraja Seva & Bhajan Gives 1,000 x 1,000 Benefits

Mahanidhi Swami Although it is a popular notion that one will suffer 1000 X reactions for any offenses committed in Vrindavana (aparadhas to Thakuraji, Guru, Vaisnavas, Nama, Vrajavasis, Yatris, and the dhama itself, this fact is not stated…
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Radha Kunda Appears! March 31, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami Since every pastime of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is eternal, in some other universe Radha-kunda will appear at midnight on Chaitra Purnima (March 26, 2018) before the amazed eyes of Radhika-Shyama, and all their dearest sakhi/manjaris. Sri…