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Bhakti Sastri
Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava

Today is a very sacred day in our line. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa and began to search for his brother Visvarupa. While searching, on this day He found out that he was in Pandarapur, and that he had left his body. He had taken samadhi on the bank of the river Bhima. Then, on this…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 27, 2015 at 21:04 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada

“One night, Abhay had an unusual dream. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta appeared before him, beckoning. He was asking Abhay to leave home and take sannyasa. Abhay awoke in an intensely emotional state, “How horrible!” He thought. He knew it was not an ordinary dream, yet the request seemed so difficult and…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 27, 2015 at 20:58 — No Comments


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Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura Appearance

Sri Sacidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura appeared in 1838 in a wealthy family in the Nadia district, West Bengal. He revealed that he is an eternal associate of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu by his extraordinary preaching activities and prolific writing. Living as a, mahabhagavata Vaisnava, he stayed in the grhasta ashram until the last few years of his life. Then he…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 26, 2015 at 5:59 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Ananta Caturdasi

There are no indications that Gaudiya Vaisnavas perform any extra functions or austerities for this vrata.

The fourteenth day in the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada is known as anantana vrata.The Lord Ananta Padmanabha is invoked in a pot filled with water and decorated with coconut and flowers. Special puja is…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 26, 2015 at 5:54 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Haridas Thakura Disappearance

Haridasa Thakura

Shrila Haridas Thakur.

   Shri Haridas Thakur appeared in this world in the village of Buron, in the present district of Sat-kira, which was previously a sub-division of Khulna, Bangladesh. By this great fortune that land has been blessed, in that the chanting of the Holy Names of Hari-Naam Sankirtan, became revealed there. After remaining there for some time, he came to the banks of Ganga at Fulia, near…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 26, 2015 at 5:30 — No Comments

Glories of Kitcheri Prasadam

Kitchari for Cleansing

During a cleanse, it is essential to have…
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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 25, 2015 at 17:44 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Sri Vamana Dwadashi

Lord Vamanadeva appeared within this world from the womb of Aditi, the mother of the gods. He appeared at midday on the shravan-dvadasi, the 12th day of the lunar month of Shravan when the moon is waxing.

There are many lessons for Vaishnavas to learn from the narration of His activities, as found in the 8th canto, 18th chapter of the Bhagavat Purana…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 25, 2015 at 10:50 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srila Jiva Goswami Appearance

Jiva Goswami

Appearing as the nephew of Shri Rupa and Sanatana Goswamis, Shri Jiva Goswami displayed all the charming features of a mahapurusa (divine person). He had lotus eyes, a high nose and forehead, broad chest, long arms, and a radiant golden body. (In the image: Shrila Jiva Goswami).

   Appearing as the nephew of Shri Rupa and Sanatana Goswamis, Shri Jiva Goswami displayed all the charming features of a mahapurusa (divine person). He had…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 25, 2015 at 10:33 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Ceto darpana marjanam

In order to see Your face, Your eyes

In order to embrace You,

One must clean the surface

Of the heart's mirror with love.

One has to wash and be purified

From dirt and rust

 

Jalal al-Din (Celaladin) Muhammed Rumi (1207-73) Sufi poet

Added by Trnikrta-trnavarta-dasa on September 25, 2015 at 1:43 — No Comments

The Bonny Swans... Loreena McKennit

Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 24, 2015 at 17:28 — No Comments

When you are typing, you should know that it is as good as chanting

"When you are typing, you should know that it is as good as chanting, because the work is also on the matter of Krishna. Chanting on the beads and chanting on the typewriter Composer machine are both transcendental sounds of Krishna. Krishna's Name, His Fame, His Qualities-- all of them are on the absolute platform, and therefore there is no…
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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 23, 2015 at 15:58 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Radhastami

Radhikastakam

Rupa Goswami has written this song “Disi Disi Racayantim”. The official name of this song…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 21, 2015 at 10:02 — No Comments

Abhaya Carana Seva Prabhu letter;

pamho tamohara prabhu agtACBSP,

we sure to finish our spiritual business in this same lifetime by the causeless mercy of SRI SRI GURU GAURANGA,we got the chance to be manifested in saguna elements for a little while but so many so called devotees just spoiling it by doing the business of others living entities until they understand they did the wrong business

we don't care about the thousand and millions of fake designation (upadhi)who are like barking dogs but…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 21, 2015 at 7:38 — 1 Comment

Jaya Radhe! courtesy HG Padmapani Prabhu

*Happy Radhastami to our readers. May you be blessed by Srimati Radharani.*

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 21, 2015 at 7:30 — 3 Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Lalita Sasti

(1) I offer pranama unto the haughty Sri Lalita-devi who engages in wiping away the glittering drops of perspiration from the lotus feet of Sri Radha and Madhava, who is perpetually immersed in the most elevated, intimate mellows of divine love, and who is the charming repository…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 19, 2015 at 17:34 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Srimati Sita Thakurani Appearance

Sita Thakurani lived in Santipura as the eternal wife of Sri Advaita Acarya Prabhu. She was always absorbed in vatsalya-prema (paternal love) for Sri Gaurasundara. Just after Sri Caitanya's appearance, Sita Thakurani came to Mayapur. She brought a basket full of dresses, ornaments, silken children's clothes, jeweled necklaces, and tiger…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 18, 2015 at 11:42 — No Comments


Bhakti Sastri
Ganapati Caturthi

yat-pada-pallava-yugam vinidhaya kumbha-

dvandve pranama-samaye sa ganadhirajah

vighnan vihantum alam asya jagat-trayasya

govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami…

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Added by Shri Nrsngha Dasa on September 17, 2015 at 8:10 — 2 Comments

Graduate Degrees ; Associate in Bhakti Sastra, and Bhakti Sastri

Graduate Degrees ; Associate in Bhakti Sastra, and Bhakti Sastri will be issued post haste, as previously promised, to all those who have paid the rather newish annual $20. site fees. Site fees may be paid via Paypal at left side front page.

Indicate preferred format; pocket size /wallet or certificate for framing. So far, George Pye, Dr. Ananta Sesa, and Trnikrta-trnavarta dasa, are on that list.

PS; Sorry for all the money-related site notifications lately,…

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Added by Tamohara d co-tp. Editor Bh.S on September 17, 2015 at 1:30 — No Comments

Brainwashing, women, and marriage

I just found out yet ANOTHER devotee marriage has blown up, due to abuse of the wife AND the children.  I feel I must speak up. Prabhus, if you take on the responsibilities of a Grhastha, DO IT. Marriage is a PARTNERSHIP, not…

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Added by Parvati Devi Dasi A. Bh.S on September 16, 2015 at 16:30 — 7 Comments

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Sri Viracandra Appearance

Sri Viracandra or Virabhadra Prabhu appeared on the ninth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Kartik. Krsna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami has given this description of Him in the C.c. Adi 11.8-12: "After Nityananda Prabhu, the greatest branch is Virabhadra Gosani, who also has innumerable branches and sub-branches. It is not possible to describe them all. Although Virabhadra Gosani was the Supreme…See More
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Sri Viracandra Appearance

Sri Viracandra or Virabhadra Prabhu appeared on the ninth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Kartik. Krsna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami has given this description of Him in the C.c. Adi 11.8-12: "After Nityananda Prabhu, the greatest branch is Virabhadra Gosani, who also has innumerable branches and sub-branches. It is not possible to describe them all. Although Virabhadra Gosani was the Supreme…See More
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