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The Talking Flute

By Mahanidhi Swami The soothing flute song of Shyama sweetens everyone’s heart and maddens all beings. Streams of nectar ragas emanate from every hole of Madhava’s murali. With one tune, Krishna breaks Brahma’s meditation; one tune…
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Madhukantha Describes Krishna’s Birthday

Mahanidhi Swami Our acharyas advise us that on the path of raganuga-bhakti sadhana one must first read gaura-lila in order to successfully approach and benefit from reading Radha-Krishna’s vraja-lila. If possible, it’s best to read a particular…
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Krishna Loves Bhakti Teachers

By Mahanidhi Swami According to Bhanu Swami’s translation and the tikas of Srila Visvanatha Cakravartipada, the Bhagavad Gita verses 18.68, 69 pertain to bhaktas who are preaching to other bhaktas. This is an interesting insight, because…
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Krishna Steals Gopis’ Garments

By Mahanidhi Swami In this month (November-December), Sri Krishna stole the clothes of the Vraja kumaris and adopted the mood of their husband to fulfill the purpose of their month long Katyayani Vrata. Of the twelve months in a year, this…
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Krishna Jayanti- The Most Joyous Occasion

By Mahanidhi Swami To increase our observance of Bhagavan Sri Krishna’s Jayanti, appearance day festival, we will cite some valuable points from Srila Sanatana Goswamipada’s 276 verse discussion in Hari-bhakti vilasa 16. Why should…
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Kamyavan - Hide and Seek

By Mahanidhi Swami Kamyavan (aka Kaman or Kamvan) is one of the twelve major forests of Vraja Mandala, wherein Sri Krishna lived for some time and engaged in many blissful pastimes with His beloved gopas and gopis. There is one lovely secluded…
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Gita Jayanti

By Mahanidhi Swami On the occasion of Gita Jayanti one should worship Bhagavad Gita book as follows: Perform acamana Offer Tulasi manjaris with sandalwood paste Offer fragrant flower garland Offer milk sweet with Tulasi leaf …
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Gaura Govinda Jayanti

By Mahanidhi Swami Our acharyas advise us that on the path of raganuga-bhakti sadhana one must first read gaura-lila in order to successfully approach and benefit from reading Radha-Krishna’s vraja-lila. If possible, it’s best to read a…
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A terrible defeat for Syama

By Mahanidhi Swami After Syama Nagara loses the battle of Holi, the Vraja gopis surround Him to prevent His escape. They smother Syama in red powder, so much so that He cannot open His eyes. The gopis shout, “Hey Syama, You lost! You…
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21 Blissful Glimpes

By Mahanidhi Swami In the world of mundane experience, one sometimes hears the phrase, “Never a Dull Moment”. But in reality, almost everyone is just passing through very dull lives filled with endless moments of boredom. When one turns…