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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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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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Rasika Tilaka Meanings

Mahanidhi Swami Puranas and Goswami granthas say that the Bhagavan nama chanted while marking each part of the body with gopi-chanda are different forms of Sri Vishnu. With their rasika vision, however, Gaudiya Vaisnava’s see Vrindavana Sri…
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Real Radha Kunda Appearance Day March 31, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami There is an amazing story behind this. The day before Caitra Purnima 2017, I met with 108 Pandit Sri Krishna Dasa Babaji Maharaja and had the following conversation: Mahanidhi Madan Gopal Das: “Gurudeva, since Sri Sanatana…
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Sadhakas Must Study Sandarbhas

Mahanidhi Swami By quoting mostly Srimad Bhagavatam, Sri Jiva Goswamipada wrote six essential books known as the Sandarbhas, which everyone must study and know to attain success in bhakti sadhana. As philosophical treatises, the Sandarbhas…
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Is Our Bhakti Pure?

Mahanidhi Swami In Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu (1.1.11), Sri Rupa Goswamipada gives the clearest, most perfect definition of suddha-bhakti or pure devotional, loving expression toward Bhagavan Sri Krishna. This verse is so crucial and important…
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Karttika Vrata & Srimati Radharani

Mahanidhi Swami Why do Gaudiya Vaisnavas observe Karttika Vrata? Gaudiyas especially observe Karttika Vrata for the purpose of worshiping and pleasing Srimati Radharani. Because Radha is most famous as Karunamayi Radha, we very strictly follow…
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Srimati Radharani and Urja Vrata - October8, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami Every year throughout the world, thousands of sincere, love divine hankering devotees seriously observe the “Karttika or Urja Vrata”. The Puranas and Gaudiya Goswamis proclaim that Srimati Radharani is Karttiki-Devi, the…
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Karttika Vrata: A Great Way to Please Srimati Radharani - October 8, 2018

Mahanidhi Swami Before introducing a most wonderful and simple Karttika vrata, we will highlight the ultimate vow of austerities to please Sri Sri Radha Govindadeva. In 1972, during his Karttika vrata in Vrndavana, one devotee asked, “Srila…
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PURUSOTTAMA MONTH VRATA (ADHIKA MAS) 2018 16TH MAY—13TH JUNE

Mahanidhi Swami INTRODUCTION TO PURUSOTTAMA MONTH: Purusottama month or adhika masa (extra month) is also called mala masa, which means the dirty or useless month. In India, the sadhus, sadhakas and pious people of all sampradayas undertake…