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Puja Bones

By: Mahanidhi Swami In your Thakuraji puja, are you using a bogus, impure, and therefore offensive, fake “conchshell”? We are sorry to say that most bhaktas and many temples use and worship conch shells WHICH ARE NOT INDIAN SANKHAS…
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The Origin of Paan

By: Mahanidhi Swami Since today is Mohini Ekadasi, we will tell an interesting story related to the nectar pot. The divine Mohini Shakti of Bhagavan distributed the nectar after the demigods and demons churned the milk ocean. Later from that…
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Who Can Wear Tulasi Neckbeads?

By: Mahanidhi Swami Many religious-minded people throughout India and the rest of the world wear necklaces of Tulasi wood (tulasi-kanthi-mala). Tulasi wood is sacred to Lord Krishna and His followers. However, there are many popular…
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Update on Tulasi Neckbeads…

By: Mahanidhi Swami In Hari Bhakti Vilasa, Srila Sanatana Goswamipada presents this prayer to speak while offering your new tulasi neckbeads to Thakuraji before wearing them: “O Tulasi kanthi! You are made of tulasi wood and you are very…
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See All Stree as Gopi

By: Mahanidhi Swami Forty-three years ago during Karttika in Vrindavana, Srila Prabhupada presented a most amazing conception. It was November 11, 1972 in the Radha Damodara Mandira. Srila Prabhupada sat facing North between Srila Rupa…
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Sleep at 10 Up at 4- For Death No More

By Mahanidhi Swami We present this essay, based on scientific research, to help aspiring devotees recognize THE NEED TO TAKE REST EARLY each night (latest by 10 p.m.), and to rise by 4 a.m. each morning in order to chant the Hare Krishna…
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Six Ways of Prema

By: Mahanidhi Swami Your goal of life and mine is love of God—Krishna prema—immaculate, unadulterated pure loving devotion to Radha and Krishna. As devotees, we all think about prema, we read about prema, we hear about prema, we discuss…
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Calling the God of Love

By: Mahanidhi Swami Cupid, the material Kamadeva, is the god of love, desire and attraction who turns the minds and churns the hearts of all men and women with lust and attachment. Besides Cupid, there is the original God of pure unadulterated…
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Intimate Lilas Question

By: Mahanidhi Swami Who can hear and who can speak about Radha and Krishna’s intimate Vraja lilas? Radha-Madhava’s rasa-lila depicted in the Srimad Bhagavatam is undoubtedly one of the most famous of the confidential pastimes of the…
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Gaudiyas & Narasimha Prayers

By: Mahanidhi Swami Every day in Puri, before taking darshana of Sri Jagannatha Deva, Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu would stop at a small shrine dedicated to Lord Nrisimha within the temple complex. Then Mahaprabhu would offer obeisances and…