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Manjari: Sadhana and Perfection

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Sri Vilapa Kusumanjali by Sri Raghunatha Dasa Goswamipada is the best bhajana guidebook for raganuga sadhakas pursing manjari bhava. However, this is not really a book. Rather here in a tangible and approachable…
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Best Manjari Meditations:  Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das These amazingly sweet and charming nectar-filled verses will carry you into the kingdom of service to Srimati Radharani. The original Sanskrit verses of Radha Rasa Sudhanidhi, which are popular with many Vaisnavas,…
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Identity of a Radha Dasi

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das Abhimana means the mentality, attitude, thought, self-conception, inner feeling, or the innate sense of knowing who or what I am and what I want. Abhimana can be either material or spiritual. Possessing the right…
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Raganuga Bhakti: Proof & Facts

Mahanidhi Swami Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu personally taught sadhana bhakti and its two divisions, vaidhi and raganuga, to his chief followers Sri Ramananda Raya, Sri Sanatana Goswami and Sri Rupa Goswamipada. Raganuga-bhakti means having a…
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O Krishna, Give Me Radha!

Mahanidhi Swami   One day in Vraja, while Srimati Radharani was playing with Govinda, She noticed the intense emotions of one new manjari, a nava-kinkari. Radha, who just naturally overflows with love for Her dasis, then held that…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 4

Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net.   Pradosh Lila 8:36-10:48 p.m. Vrinda said,…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 2

Mahanidhi Swami   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net. Madhyahna Lila 10:48 a.m. to 3:36 p.m. Vrinda-devi said, “O…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 3

Mahanidhi Swami   Vrnda-devi’s asta-kaliya-lila narration to Lord Shiva continued. Note: The following entries are unedited, presented as it is, downloaded from Net.   Aparahna Lila 3:36-6 p.m. Vrinda-devi said, “O…
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Vrinda Teaches Shiva part 1

Mahanidhi Swami   This is part of our Padma Purana raganuga sadhana article series. The ancient Vedic pramana titled Padma Purana tells how Narada once came to Vrindavana, and asked Vrinda-devi to tell him about Lord Hari’s daily…
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Shivaji Tells Manjari Sadhana part two

Mahanidhi Swami   Lord Shivaji said, “O Narada, to perform raganuga bhakti sadhana one must meditate as follows: “The sadhaka should meditate upon his eternal spiritual body as being a charming, beautiful young woman. This sakhi…