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The First Gaudiya Vyasa-puja Celebration

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srila Vrndavana dasa Thakura describes how Caitanya Mahaprabhu instituted the first Gaudiya Vaisnava Vyasa-puja ceremony in 1509 a.d. through Sri Nityananda Prabhu in Shrivasa Angana, Navadvipa. “Srivasa Pandita,…
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Bhakti, Work or Service?

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das You said work. But is it work? Let’s see the difference between “work” and “service”. Two words: work and service. Work means doing, toiling, labour, struggle, drudgery. Work means karm, and karm brings…
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Bhakti, Karma and Falldown part one

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das There is an amazing relationship between the destruction of karma in bhakti bhajan, and the first six children of Mother Devaki who were brutally murdered at birth by the asuric King Kamsa. Sri Visvanatha Cakravartipada…
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Four Fantastic Benefits From Serving and Giving to Vaisnavas

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Why give charity, money, articles and seva to great Krishna bhaktas? In many places, the Veda Shastras describe the wonderful benefits of serving devotees and giving charity for the seva of Sri Hari, Sri Guru and the…
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Beautiful Truths of Bhagavata “Vaisnavas” 004

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Srimad Bhagavatam is called the “king of all spiritual books” (Grantha Raja) for good reason. Within this triguna-free, immaculate and divine spiritual shastra, the amala-purana, one will find all the sweet, majestic…
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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…