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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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Maa Ganga Appears

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The River Ganga appeared in this world in the most auspicious month of Vaishakha on the day of shukla akshaya tritiya (May). Some say Ganga appears in Jyestha month on Ganga Dusshera. There is a story describing how…
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Six Gopi Gitas of Bhagavatam

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srila Rupa Goswamipada says (Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu (1.2.291) raganuga-bhakti sadhana can begin when one has a slight but specific hankering and desire (lobha, divine greed) to experience the feelings and render services…
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Krishna Nama Japa and Lila Smarana

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das For the last 500 years, Gaudiya Vaisnava acharyas have directed their students to chant Hare Krishna nama japa while remembering, even in a small way, the eternal Vraja lila of Radha and Krishna. This practice is…
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Appeal to One Moving to Vrndavana

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das 1977, we left our Delhi train in Mathura, and bounced along the dusty road in a clickety-click, clickety-click horse cart ride to Vrndavana. “Welcome to Vrndavana, the Land of Krishna” said the sign as we approached…
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Gaudiya Vaisnava, Identity and Goal

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das To progress nicely in Radha-Krishna bhakti -bhajan, we offer the following ideas for your daily remembrance and practice, sadhana -abhyasa. For most Gaudiya Vaisnavas this is the essence of SAMBANDHA and PRAYOJANA…
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Bhagavan Surya Narayana Health Puja

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Hare Krishna! Yes, we consult doctors and take medicines of different types to remove our various ailments and diseases. But at the same time, devotees know that real cause of any cure, and the background of success…
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Are You in Ananda?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das It’s true that both in quality and quantity, Bhagavan Sri Krishna is infinitely SAT CHIT AND ANANDA, which means Sri Krishna has a beautiful spiritual form made of eternity, all-pervading unlimited consciousness,…
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Ten Unique Powers of Vrndavana

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das For all Gaudiya Vaisnavas, Vrndavana is the topmost place of sadhana bhajan. Sri Krishna Caitanya Himself set the example of staying here for four months, totally immersed in gopi-bhava i.e. Radha’s premonmada mahabhava. Roaming…