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“O Krishna — Give Me Hare!”

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sometimes devotees attracted to raga-marga think that continuous chanting of Radha Nama, “Radhe! Radhe! Radhe! Radhe! Radhe! Radhe! Radhe! Radhe! is the means to perfection. They say, “Radha is the goal, so…
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Gita Mahatmya of Padma Purana - Part Two

Please read Part One here. One day, two brahma-rakshasas (ghosts) came and took shelter under that tree. Their previous life-story was as follows: There was a brahmana by the name of Kushibal, who was very learned in the Vedas and had…
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Gita Mahatmya of Padma Purana - Part One

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das To glorify the Bhagavad-gita, Sri Vishnu said, “O Lakshmi Devi! I Myself have personally manifested in the Form of Bhagavad-gita. It is My murti form! An intelligent person who daily recites one chapter, one sloka,…
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What is a Gaudiya Vaisnava?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das If you ask twenty different initiated Gaudiya Vaisnavas (aka Chaitanya Vaisnavas) to explain what is a Gaudiya Vaisnava; who is their worshipable ishta-devata; what is the goal of attainment (sadhya); and what is…
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Bhishma Panchaka Vrata

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Upon hearing about Bhishma-panchaka, non-devotees respond by saying, “O what a terrible vrata!” The following information comes from Padma and Skanda Purana. I. BENEFITS & INTRODUCTION: Bhishma Panchaka…
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Krishna Moment to Moment

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das The minds of most people are filled with thoughts, which change from moment to moment. Like ocean waves, these thoughts, arise in the ocean of the mind, stay awhile and then disappear in the murky waters of forgetfulness—never…
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Yearly Residences of Srimati Radharani

Sri Sri 108 Pandita Sri Krishna Dasa Babaji Maharaja, Bhakti-tirtha Magha shukla dvitiya, Sridama (Radha’s older brother) comes to Yavata, stays overnight and takes Srimati Radharani to Varshana on tritiya. VARSHANA (January—April) Magha…
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Manjaris in Rasa Lila

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Tonight is the Sharad Purnima Maha Rasa-lila. Sri Radha is gorgeously dressed in a moonlight white sari, and adorned with pearl and moonstone necklaces, flower malas of juhi, mogra and chameli, and anointed with camphor…
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How to Observe Karttika Vrata 31 October – 30 November 2020

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das I. What is Karttika vrata? It is a 30-day vow observed during the Karttika (Damodara) month for the sole pleasure of Srimati Radharani, the transcendental form of pure devotion to  Krishna. During Karttika, one…
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Prasadam in Raga Marga

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Why do we offer obeisances before taking Sri Krishna prasadam? Srila Prabhupada answers, “Because the prasadam is also Krishna. So by taking prasadam, I am contacting Krishna.” (Folio 661205CCNY) The standard…
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Krishna Nectar Lilas  part twelve

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Gopal Steals Butter Krishna’s pastimes of crawling about and drinking His mother’s breast milk gradually stopped. Soon He walked on His lotus feet and started stealing butter. One day when no one was looking,…
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Krishna Nectar Lilas   part eleven

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das “Gopal’s Charan Bihar” (Gopal’s Crawling Pastimes) Yashoda felt as if she had attained the ultimate fulfilment of all desires by having Krishna as her son. Gazing at the lotus face of her darling pleased her…

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