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The Gaudiyas First Vyasa Puja Celebration

By Mahanidhi Swami Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura describes how Caitanya Mahaprabhu instituted the first Vyasa-puga ceremony in 1509 a.d. through Sri Nityānanda Prabhu in Srivāsa Angana, Mayapura, West Bengal: “Srivasa Pandita, the…
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Sri Guru and Vyasa Puja - part one

By Mahanidhi Swami To serve and not to be served is the constitutional position of the jiva, the living entity. Forgetting his real eternal nature, the conditioned soul becomes the false master of the material world. He plays the role of…

Sri Guru and Vyasa Puja - part one

By Mahanidhi Swami To serve and not to be served is the constitutional position of the jiva, the living entity. Forgetting his real eternal nature, the conditioned soul becomes the false master of the material world. He plays the role of…
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Meaning of Mantra

By Mahanidhi Swami For success in chanting any mantra, one must engage his senses, mind and heart. Mantra chanting demands complete absorption of our entire being. Expectation and visualization also play a key role in bringing perfection. In…
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Guru Tattva Nectar Drops

By Mahanidhi Swami To honor the Samasti Guru Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Srila Vedavyasa on this Guru Purnima celebration, we enclose the following most inspiring and illuminating quotes concerning the truth of Sri Guru. The true spiritualist…
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Gaudiya Pancharatrika Diksha - Part One

By: Mahanidhi Swami Diksha mantras are chanted daily as a form of meditation, praising the Ishta-Devata, and calling out for mercy. Within the Gaudiya Vaisnava tradition most all the Gurus initiate disciples with the ancient pancharatrika…
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Gaudiya Vaisnava Diksha- Part Two

By: Mahanidhi Swami "The Sanskrit word diksha is formed of two syllables: di which comes from the root dan meaning to "give spiritual knowledge" (divya-jnana); and ksha from the root kshaya meaning "to destroy sinful activities." Diksha is…
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Five Rites of Purification

By: Mahanidhi Swami Any conditioned soul from any country, caste or creed can get freed from the samsara. All one needs to do is take diksha in the Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya. Then by the grace of Guru and God, he/she will eventually attain…
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Does Guru Come Back for Me

By: Mahanidhi Swami Some say that the Guru-vandanam verse “chakshu dan dilo ye, janme janme prabhu sei” refers to the principle of guru-tattva. It does not mean that one’s present individual guru appears again in the next life to…
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Pre 1967 essay by Srila Prabhupada

By Mahanidhi Swami WHY DID Krishna APPEAR ON EARTH Bhagavan Sri Krishna appeared as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in the womb of Srimat Sachimata to solve the following in relation with His transcendental pastimes with Srimati Radharani. Sri…