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August 2016 Blog Posts (18)


Bhakti Sastri
Nandotsava

The festival observed by Nanda Maharaja, Lord Krsna’s father, to celebrate Lord Krsna’s appearance.

The Nandotsav – Birth ceremony of Lord Sri Krishna Taken from Srimad Bhagavatam 10th Canto, 5th Chapter, translated by H.D.G. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. 

As described in this chapter, Nanda…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 26, 2016 at 10:18 — 1 Comment


Bhakti Sastri
Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Appearance

AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - Founder Acharya of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).

    His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appeared in a family of pure…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 26, 2016 at 10:10 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Sri Krsna Janmashtami

Sri Krishna, the Lord of Gopis, the charioteer of Arjuna, the destroyer of sins, the teacher of mankind, Lord of Lakshmi, beloved of Rukmini, Radha and Satyabhama, who is an embodiment of Bliss, who is the Universe itself and who bore the Govardhana hill on the tip of His little…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 25, 2016 at 14:39 — No Comments

Prabhupada had confirmed that yes, it's a fact, there are conspiracies and the whole material society is being manipulated by a handful of vested interest groups, demons, raksasas

Laxmī-Kānta Das courtesy;

"So there was a whole big splash of political ideology going around ISKCON (74/75). There was a book about a conspiracy from The John Birch Society that made a big hit. And Prabhupada had confirmed that yes, it's a fact, there are conspiracies and the whole material society is being manipulated by a handful of vested interest groups, demons, raksasas, who take birth on this planet just to control and manipulate." (Ramesvara Interview - page 58)



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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 22, 2016 at 19:47 — No Comments

Balarama Jayanti

Happy Birthday to Lord Balarama!!!!  AKA Ananta Shesha !!!!  Who doesn't adore the 1000 headed snake?   It is also my first Initiation anniversary!!!!   All The ISKCON deities of Lord Balarama leaning on Lord Sri Krishna, did you know Srila Prabhupada designed those?!!!!  They never existed in the material world til Srila Prabhupada told us!!!!  AMAZING!!!!!  Lord Balrama-ji KIJAYA!!!!!!!

Added by Parvati Devi Dasi A. Bh.S on August 18, 2016 at 16:41 — 3 Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Prabhupada's departure for the USA

These excerpts have been taken from Satswarup dasa Goswami's Prabhupada-lilamrita ch 11-12.

With the manuscript for Volume Three complete and with the money to print it, Bhaktivedanta Swami once again entered the printing world, purchasing paper, correcting proofs, and keeping the printer on schedule so that the book would…
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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 18, 2016 at 12:29 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Second Month of Caturmasya Begins

Second month: No yoghurt (if one requires it for health, it can be mixed with water)

Caturmasya stands for ‘four months’. It is the period between sayana and uttana ekadasis. The scriptures refer to this period as the duration of Lord Visnu’s sleep in this universe.

The…
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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 18, 2016 at 11:40 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Balaram Jayanti

Who is Lord Balarama?

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna's…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 17, 2016 at 12:40 — 2 Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Hayagriva Jayanti

 

Hayagriva Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Lord Hayagriva who is considered the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Hayagriva restored all Vedas to Brahma.



Hayagriva is a unique incarnation of…

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Bhakti Sastri
Srila Rupa Goswami Disappearance

Rupa Goswami

In 1517, Shri Rupa Goswami and Shri Sanatana Goswami, his elder brother, came to Vrindavana to fulfill four orders of Lord Chaitanya's: (1) Uncover Shri Krishna's lost pastime places. (2) Install Deities, start puja. (3) Write bhakti-shastras. (4) Propagate the rules of bhakti-yoga. (In the wallpaper: Rupa amd Sanatana Goswamis, Lord Shri Gopintha in Jaipur and Temple of Madan Mohan, Shri Vrindavan Dham).

   In 1517, Shri Rupa Goswami…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 15, 2016 at 12:45 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Gauridasa Pandit Disappearance



Gauridasa Pandit

"Gauridasa, My Murti form is as good as I am," said Lord Gauranga, "We will forever remain in your home to accept your service." (In the image: Shri Shri Gaura Nitay Deities of Shrila Gauridasa Pandit).

   "Gauridasa Pandit, the emblem of the most elevated devotional service in love of Godhead, had the greatest potency to receive and deliver such love. Making Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda the Lords of his life, Gauridasa Pandit…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 15, 2016 at 12:36 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Jhulan Yatra

The swing festival of Radha-Krsna. The Deities ride on an elaborately decorated swing.

Deities in the temples are swung on a swing. Some of the main temples that this festival is celebrated at are the Banke Bihari Temple and the Radha-Raman Temple in Vrindavana, the Dwarkadish temple in Mathura, and the Larily Lal Temple in…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 14, 2016 at 12:28 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Ramayana on stage

Hare Krsna!

My friend, Kripamaya has been working for years on a staged musical version of Ramayana. It is now ready to be performed live for the first time. If you are in the general area, please attend.…

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Added by Ananta Sesa dasa, Bh.S on August 10, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

There is an immediate need for a good government -- a government by the people, with Krsna consciousness.

"There are always rogues and thieves in human society, and as soon as a weak government is unable to execute its duties, these rogues and thieves come out to do their business. Thus the entire society becomes a hell unfit for gentlemen to live in.…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 8, 2016 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

SRILA PRABHUPADA: "Still fight must go on. Fight cannot be stopped."

SRILA PRABHUPADA: "Still fight must go on. Fight cannot be stopped. So fight like brave soldiers, Kṛṣṇa will help you. Don't make any compromise . .....Devotee: The outcome of the battle is already decided. Just like in Bhagavad-gītā, we've already won. We just have to keep, keep fighting. Prabhupāda: They are now feeling the pressure of the opposite party. So fight is fight. When there is fight, my Guru Mahārāja used to…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on August 8, 2016 at 16:59 — 1 Comment


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Raghunandana Thakura Disappearance

Raghunandana Thakura

The deity of baby Raghunandana on the lap of his mother at his birthplace, Sri Khanda. Courtesy of Sakhicharan dasa.

   Being called away on medical business, Mukunda Dasa once asked his young son, Raghunandana, to offer the raja bhoga to the family Deity of Gopinatha. Raghunandana prepared everything timely, carefully, and with great devotion. When he made the offering he remembered his…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on August 6, 2016 at 12:36 — No Comments


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Srila Vamsi Dasa Babaji Maharaji Disappearance

Vamsidas Babaji was a Gaudiya Vaishnav sadhu who lived at Swarupa Gunj, Navadwip during the time of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur. He was respected by Srila Bhaktisiddhanta, and he used to see to it that Vamsidas Babaji was provided with grains and so on by Gaudiya Matha brahmacharis.

Srila Vamsidas Babaji appeared in the village of Majidpur in the Jamalpur district of…

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