Lord Vamanadeva, the Dwarf Incarnation
Srimad Bhagavatam 8the Canto 18th Chapter Summary
This chapter describes how Lord Vamanadeva appeared and how He went to the sacrificial arena of Maharaja Bali, who received Him well and fulfilled His desire by offering Him benedictions.
Lord Vamanadeva appeared in this world from the womb of Aditi completely equipped with conchshell, disc, club and lotus. His bodily hue was blackish, and He was dressed in yellow garments. Lord Vishnu appeared a
Parsva Ekadasi occurs in the month of Asvina when the Moon is waxing, and is also known as Vamana Ekadasi. In the Brahma-vaivarta Purana, Sri Krsna and Maharaja Yudhistira discuss the illimatable glories of this special day.
Maharaja Yudhistira asked Sri Krsna "What is the name of the Ekadasi that takes place during the waxing moon in the month of Asvina? How should one make a proper job of observing this Ekadasi vrata and what merit is to be obtained by it? Please explain to me all these i
Of the eight sakhis, Lalita-devi is the foremost. She is a very dear friend of Radha-Krsna and she is 27 years older than Srimati Radharani.
Lalitadevi is well-known for her contradictory and hot tempered nature. Her complexion is the color of gorocana (bright yellow pigment prepared from the urine of a cow) and her garments are the color of peacock feathers.
Her mother is Saradi-devi and her father is Visoka. Her husband is Bhairava who is a close f
Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Bengali: অভয চরণারবিন্দ ভক্তিবেদান্ত স্বামীপ্রভুপাদ, Sanskrit: अभय चरणारविन्द भक्तिवेदान्त स्वामी प्रभुपादः, abhaya-caraṇāravinda bhakti-vedānta svāmī prabhupāda) (1 September 1896 – 14 November 1977) was a Gaudiya Vaishnava teacher and the founder-acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), commonly known as the "Hare Krishna Movement". His mission was to propagate Gaudiya Vaishnavism, a school of Vaishnavite Hind
Tridandisvami Shri Shrimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaj
29 October 1996 Mathura, India
Today is a very auspicious day in our Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya. When Caitanya Mahaprabhu was a boy, He had the association of His brother, Visvarupa, who was a manifestation of Nityananda Prabhu. He was a manifestation of Baladeva Prabhu. Visvarupa used to study in the Sanskrit school of Advaita Acarya, which was very nearby. He was very beautiful. He was young, and so intelligent. He was v
Srimati Sita Thakurani is to be worshiped just as much as Sacidevi herself, as the mother of the universe. She is the eternal wife of Sri Advaita Acharya. She was the daughter of Sri Nrishinga Baduri. She was married to Sri Advaita Acharya in Phuliya Nagara.
After their wedding, Advaita Acharya went to Nadiya, to live in Shantipura. Sita Thakurani was always absorbed in vatsalya prema for Sri Gaurasundara Prabhu, and, out of parental concern used to instruct Jagannatha Mishra on how to care
Shrila Gour Govinda Swami, (September 2, 1929 - February 9, 1996) was a Vaishnava religious leader. He was a leading ISKCON Guru, sannyasi, governing body commissioner within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (commonly known as the Hare Krishnas or ISKCON) and the main inspirational force behind Gopal Jiu Publications. He is a saint within ISKCON.
He was born in the village of Jagannathpur, District Jagatsinghpur Orissa, India as Braja-bandhu Manik. By the age of eight, Braj
Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Janardana, protector of all living entities, please tell me the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September)."
The Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna, then replied, "Oh King, hear me attentively. The name of this sin-removing, sacred Ekadasi is Aja. Any person who fasts completely on this day and worships Hrishikesha, the master of thesenses, becomes free of all reactions to his sins. Even one who simply h
Shri Shrimad Bhakti Shrirupa Siddhanti Maharaja was one of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarsvati Prabhupada's foremost disciples.
Joined circa 1924-1925 as Siddha-svarupa Brahmacari, he once created an uproar in an assembly of followers of Vivekananda and Ramakrsna by exposing them as charlatans, inducing the people to assail him with slogans and stones. His Godbrothers reported this disturbance in their preaching to Shrila Prabhupada but, to their surprise, he was thrilled t
Shrila 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-Nam Sankirtan, became revealed there. After remaining there for some time, he came to the banks of Ganga at Fulia, near Santipur. Advaita Acarya was overjoyed to get his association and roared very loudly. The two of them thus began to f
Who is Shrimati Radharani?
Shri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is stated in the Svetasvatara Upanishad (6.8) "The Supreme Lord has multipotencies, which act so perfectly that all consciousness, strength and activity are being directed solely by His will". The material world, where we are now living, is called bahir-anga-sakti, the external energy of Krishna. Krishna explains in the Bhagavad-Gita (9.10): "Under My superintendence the material energy is working". Apart from
Shrila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Goswami Maharaja (January 24th, 1898, Maghi Krishna Tritiya - Sunday October 6th, 1968,Sarada Purnima). He appeared (was born) in Banaripara in the district of Jessore of East Bengal (presently Bangladesh) to Shriyut Saratcandra Guhathakurta and Shriyuta Bhuvanamohini Devi.
He was a Acarya and Bhakti Yoga Master. He was the initiating and sannyasa guru of Shrila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja and the god-brother and sannyasa guru of Shrila Bhaktivedanta
Shrila Jiva Gosvami - Appearance [1511(or 1513) - 1596(or 1598, or 1618)]
The son of Sri Vallabha and nephew of Sri Sanatana, Sri Rupa, all of whom were employed in the service of the Badsa Hussain Shah. Having been rewarded richly by the Badsa for their devices, their household life was very opulent.
When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to Ramakeli, Sri Jiva was blessed by having darsana of His worshipable lord, though he was just a baby at the time. Mahaprabhu indicated him to be a great
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur (September 2, 1838 – June 23, 1914), a prominent figure among the Gaudiya Vaishnavas of Bengal, was born Kedarnath Datta in the town of Birnagar, Bengal, India. He was the son of Raja Krsnananda Datta and Jagat Mohini Devi. Professionally, he was a High Court judge in Jagannath Puri in Odisha.
Bhaktivinoda married and had several children, including Bimal Prasad (later Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura), the founder of the Gaudiya Math and the guru of A. C. Bhaktive