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    When the inhabitants of Vrindavana heard that Krishna had killed the terrible Aristasura demon (who appeared in the shape of a bull) they all rushed to the spot in a jubilant mood. Srimati Radharani and Her girlfriends also arrived at the scene and upon hearing that Krishna had killed a bull, became very upset and refused to associate with Him. Krishna pleaded with Radharani that since Aristasura was actually a demon in the disguise of a bull, there was no sin in killing him. Radharani informed

    Chida-dahi Mahotsava of Shrila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami at Panihati

    The Chida-dahi Mahotsava, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Shrila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. This astonishing pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Lord Chaitanya and his associates enjoyed many transcendental pastimes here. Chida-dadhi Mahotsav remembers how the Lord mercifully reciprocated with His devotees by arranging, through Nityananda Prabhu and Rag

    Indira Ekadasi

    Yudhishthira Maharaj said, "Oh MadhusUdana, Oh killer of the Madhu demon, what is the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight (krishna paksha) of the month of Ashwin (September-October)? Please describe its glories to me." The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna then replied, "This Holy day is called Indira Ekadasi. If a person fasts on this day, all his sins are eradicated and his forefathers who have fallen into hell are liberated. Oh best of kings, one who

    Pashankusha Ekadasi

    Yudhishthira Maharaj said, Oh Madhusudana, what is the name of the Ekadashi that comes during the light fortnight of the month of Ashvina (September October)? Please be merciful and disclose this truth to me. "The Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna replied, "Oh king, please listen as I explain the glories of this Ekadashi Pasankusa Ekadashi which removes all sins. On this day one should worship the Deity of Padmanabha, the lotus naveled Lord Vishnu, according to the rules of archana

    Ramachandra Vijayotsava

    On the tenth day of the waxing moon of Padmanabha (Asvina) month, occurs Vijayotsava. On this day Lord Ramacandra heard from Hanuman beneath the sami tree that he had found and seen Sita on the Island kingdom of Lanka. Hearing this, Ramacandra held a festival, and then set out for Sri Lanka. On this day one may perform special puja of Lord Ramacandra and then in His honour feed the Vaisnavas. This is a popular festival in north India, where, on this occasion, large paper effigies of the demon Ra

    Shri Krishna Sharadiya Rasayatra

    Thus hearing the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, speaking to pacify them, the gopis became very much pleased. And not only by hearing His words, but also by touching the hands and legs of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they became completely releaved from the great suffering of separation. After this, the Supreme Personality of Godhead began His rasa dance. When one dances in the midst of many girls, it is called a rasa dance. So Krishna began to dance among the most beautiful and

    Shrila Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Swami

    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 Bhakti Pramod Puri Swami

    His Divine Grace Shrila Bhakti Pramode Puri Goswami Maharaj appeared on this earth at Ganganandapur village, Jessore district, presently named Bangaladesh on the 18th of October, 1898. Since his appearance he exhibited spontaneous attraction for the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Shri Krishna. His father name was Tarini Charan Chakraborty and mother name was Ramrangini Devi. He appeared in a strict Brahmin family and started to follow the path of devotion as a young child by the influence o

    Shrila Bhakti Rakshak Shridhar Swami

    Om Vishnupad Shrila Bhakti Rakshak Shridhar Dev-Goswami is the Founder-Acharya of the Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in Nabadwip, West Bengal, India. He appeared in the world in 1895 at Hapaniya, Burdwan, West Bengal. From his childhood he had inner faith in Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, with a natural attraction and affinity for nama-sankirtan; his scholarship and worldly detachment was formidable. His first contact with Sri Gaudiya Math was in 1923, and he fully commited himself to this Mission o

    Shrila Krishna Das Kaviraja Gosvami

    Born: 1496 (Christian Era) Disappearance: 12th day bright fortnight month of Asvin (the year is not known). Shrila Krishna Das Kaviraja Gosvami was born in a Nadiya family of physicians at the village of Jhamatpur, within the district of Barddhaman, near Naihati. His father was Shri Bhagiratha, and his mother was Shri Sunanda. He had a younger brother named Syama das.The deity of Gaura-Nityananda installed by Shri Kaviraja Gosvamiis still being worshiped there. It appears that his family l

    Shrila Madhvacharya

    Madhvacharya (1199-1278 CE), also known as Purna Prajna and Ananda Tirtha, was the chief proponent of Tattvavada "philosophy of reality", popularly known as the Dvaita (dualism) school of Hindu philosophy. It is one of the three most influential Vedanta philosophies. Madhvacarya was one of the important philosophers during the Bhakti movement. He was a pioneer in many ways, going against standard conventions and norms. According to tradition, Madhvacarya is believed to be the third incarnation o

    Shrila Murari Gupta

    Shrila Murari Gupta, a disciple of Shri Chandrasekhara Acarya, possessed extraordinary humility. He had an intimate lifelong relationship with Lord Chaitanya. Although senior in class, Murari would always lose in debates with Shri Nimai Pandit. During one heated argument they began pushing each other. The scuffle con­tinued into the Ganges. They stirred up so much mud that ladies couldn't fill their pots and brahmanas couldn't bathe properly. At the nightly kirtans in Srivasa Angam Murari Gu

    Shrila Narottama Dasa Thakur

    akumara-brahmacari sarva-tirtha-darshi parama-bhagavatottamah shrila-narottama-dasa A brahmachari for his entire life, Shrila Narottama Dasa Thakur visited all the places of pilgrimage. He was on the highest platform of devotional achievement. (Bhakti-ratnakara 1.256) Narottama Thakur was Champaka Manjari in Krishna-lila. Eternally assisting Rupa Manjari in her service to Radha and Krishna, Champaka Manjari had mercy on the conditioned souls of this earth and appeared as Narottama in th

    Shrila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami

    Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami (1505-1579 CE) was a disciple of the Vaishnava saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and member of the influential Gaudiya Vaishnava group collectiveley known as the Six Goswamis of Vrindavan. He is regarded by followers in the Gaudiya tradition as an ideal practitioner of the Bhakti yoga system. Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami was born in a devotional family in Eastern Bengal. His father, Tapana Mishra was a devout Vaishnava and would sometimes invite Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to dine

    Shrila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami

    Born in a dynasty of Vaishnavas, Raghunatha Dasa Goswami (1495-1571) was the only son of a wealthy land owner. As a boy, he received Haridasa Thakura's association and blessings. At fifteen he met Lord Chaitanya. By the mercy of Lord Nityananda he renounced a beautiful wife and an opulent family. He ran to Jagannatha Puri to intimately serve Shri Gaura Raya and his siksha guru Svarupa Damodara Goswami for sixteen years. Lord Gauranga gave His personal Govardhana Shila and gunja mala to Raghunath

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