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Maha Kumbha Snana at Haridwar

by Lakshman Poddar

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On 15th March Somavati Amavasya (when new Moon falls on a Monday)the day when Mahakumbha snana started at 12:01 am. Haridwar was fully enlightened with greatly exalted saintly persons who came for Mahakumbha Snana. Many many Sampraday Mahamandaleshwar is there in Kumbha Mela, ISKCON Mahamandaleshwar HH Lokanatha Swami followed by several hundreds of devotees took bath at Har-Ki-Paudi, Brhma kunda.

ISKCON Sobhayatra started around 6:45 am. Devotees were so enthusiastic in chanting and dancing and processions was really attractive as thousands of pilgrims and followers lined the roads with folded hand. Finally we reached the Har-Ki-Pauri, the main bathing ghat at 8:00am.

The procession of Naga Sadhus also one of the main attraction in Kumbha Mela.
Over 60 lakh people, including pilgrims and sadhus took a holy dip in mother Ganga in Haridwar on the occasion of second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath). It coincided with the occasion of Somvati Amavasya. The nearly 15-km-long ghat in Haridwar and Rishikesh was flooded with devotees since last midnight.
Now ISKCON camp is completely ready for your accommodations and giving opportunities for serving pilgrims by taking part in Daily Harinam Sankirtan, Book distributions, Prasadam distributions etc.
“In this regard Srila Prabhupada’s conversations with the devotees and Guest:
Prabhupäda: Some sädhu went up there.(?)
Dr. Patel: No, no. I mean Janeñu abhijïeñu. Abhijïaù.
Prabhupäda: Abhijïeñu. Abhijïaù means those who are in knowledge. Abhijïäta.
Dr. Patel: That means sat-saìga. Instead of doing sat-saìga, people go to Kumbha Mela... (laughs)
Prabhupäda: No. Kumbha Mela is sat-saìga. If you go to Kumbha Mela to find out a man of knowledge, then your Kumbha Mela is right. Otherwise, yad-buddhiù çalile sa eva go-kharaù [SB 10.84.13]. If one thinks that this çalila, the water, to take bath in the water, is Kumbha Mela, he is a go-kharaù. But the real..., that "Now there are assembly of so many saintly persons. Let me take advantage of their knowledge." Then he is intelligent. [break] ...of highly learned saintly persons.”

Many ISKCON Sannyasis and senior devotees visited the Camp and enlightened the devotees and pilgrims by nectarean Krishna Katha. HH Radhanath Swami , HH Purushotray Swami, HH Lokanath Swami, HG Druva Maharaj Prabhu, HG Devakinandan Prabhu, HG Bhaktivinod Prabhu. Many hundreds of devotees relished Krishna katha and kumbha pas times from them , 100 devotees from vrindavan, 200 devotee from west Bengal, 300 devotees from Bangaladesh. Last session Katha from Caitanya Caritamrita by HG.Devekinandan Prabhu.

For the purpose of Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s 500 hundred years of Sannyasa Lila, 20 feet huge Caitanya Mahaprabu is really attractive in ISKCON Camp, just infront of Jagannatha, Baladeva and Subhadrea Temple. For the satisfaction of Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Srila Prabhupada ISKCON Camp in Kumbha mela serving delicious meal Mahaprasadam every day for 15000 visitors andeveryday Maha Harinam Sankirtan procession by many devotees chanting and dancing infront decorated padayatra bullock cart with beautifulSri Sri Gaura-Nitai.

And also a very beautiful Holy Havan kund is made in ISKCON Camp in order to perform yajnya sacrifice for Lord Vishnu. Every day holy fire sacrifices is there.

Srila prabhupada explains that, the real significance of the Kumbha-melä is sädhu-saìga, the association of saintly persons, devotees and hear Krishna Katha and chant the holy name of Krishna. This purpose was served by our ISKCON camp as there is sufficient opportunities for Krishna Katha and constant chanting the Holy names.
HG Srestha Prabhu over all co-ordinator for the Camp. He is really taking care of devotees and pilgrims and heartily welcomes everyone.
Maha Kumbha Ki Jaya!
Ganga Maya Ki Jaya!!
Srila Prabhupada Ki Jaya!!!
Hare Krishna!

Lugar: Haridwar, Uttarakhand Pradesh, India.

Actualizado el 19 de marzo
Creado el 18 de marzo

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ISKCON Vrindavan Boat Festival - 2010

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March 10, 2010 the season of spring, perfect for Sri Sri Radha Shyam Sundar Boat Festival in ISKCON Vrindavan temple hall courtyard.
From 4.30pm devotees are sitting around the temple courtyard and finally it was full of devotees. East side for matajis, South side for Bhaktivedanta Gurukulis( Vrindavan ) and West side for Sannyasies and Prabhupada’s disciples. All sides Devotees were ready to offered bhoga and garlends To Radha Shyamsundar.
The temple hall, courtyard and Deities are decorated with flowers and garlands. The courtyard was full of water from last night. Different colors of flowers petals were floating on the water and it appears just like Indraprastha in Mahabharat where Duryadhana confused.
Ecstatic fired up Kirtan lead by Pancha Gaura Prabhu and Aindra prabhu, sending all the participants floating along with the beat of the mridanga and cartals. The whole festivals was well organized by Janardana Prabhu.
Their Lordships Sri Sri Radh-Shyamsundar along with Lalita Vishakha devi came to Their wonderful decorated boat at 5:30pm. Devotees were showering flowers petals and most desired festivals begin.
All glories to Sri Sri Radh-Shyamsundar Boat festivals!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

Lugar: Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Creado el 11 de marzo

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Boat Festival in Yamuna ( Vrindavan )

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On March 6, 2010 there happened a historical procession in Vrindavan from ISKCON Mandir to Yamuna in the bank of Kumbha mela ghat on the occasion of boat festival. Which was arranged by HG Deena Bandhu Prabhu and Janakinath Prabhu.
Sri Sri radha Shyam Sundar abhishek Deity was carried on the back of a decorated elephant and big deity was carried on a van. Thousands of devotees are participate in the procession. Hg Deena Bandhu prabhu was the principal kirtan leader.
The huge procession visited the main market places and entered Yamuna. On the way the procession was greeted warmly and traditionally by Vrajavasis with flower, garlends and drinks.
On the Boat Festival cite HG Aindra Prabhu and his group did Harinam Sankirtan up to end of the festival.
Sri Sri radha Shyam Sundar was stand in a boat on the Yamuna which was gorgeous decorated.And more then twenty five boats was arrounding the Radha Shyam Sundar Boat with full of devotees. Devotees offered the bhogas, garlends and flowers.

Lugar: Vrindavan

Actualizado el 09 de marzo
Creado el 07 de marzo

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Holi and Lathmar in Varsana

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On 23rd february 2010 -
Holi !The one of most prominent festival in vraj ,which is heart of each and every vrajvasi .In this day Nandagram brahmans offer a beautiful flag to their lordship Sri Sri Krishna Balaram at Nanda Bhavan.Gloriefy the lord with Holi songs throwing dry color and do parikrama of nanda’s palace. Then after with tumultuous kirtan proceed towords peeli poukhar at Varasana.
With colorful turban on head all vrajvasi who came from Nandagram starts climbing up to take darshan of srimati Radharani at Vrishabhanu palace situated on top of Brahmachal mountain .at the same time group of brahmans from barasana welcomes opponent group with dry color.Now both group seat in two direction facing to Alter and offer Holi songs. At the same time the Varsana Brahmans was spreading colourful rain with their pickari.
There is place called “Latth mar galli” a narrow road, from where thousands of married gopies holding bamboo stick in their hand starts beating to nandagao brahmans , in response they tries to protect with sheld.This is one of the famous festival in Varasana called “Latth mar Holi”.This is a day from holi starts in whole 84 crose Vraja mandal area.

Lugar: Varsana

Actualizado el 25 de febrero
Creado el 24 de febrero

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Lathmar Holi in Nandagram

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On 24th february 2010 -
At Nandagram, the 'latthmaar holi' is also famous like Varsana. The men of Varsana known as 'gops' raid Nandagram and try to mark their victory over the temple of Nanda Bhaban by furling flag over it while the women of Nandagram try to fend them off with long bamboo sticks. The men are well padded because they cannot retaliate to the women and can only try to keep them off by sprinkling colored water on them. In case they get trapped, they are dressed as a lady in a sari and cosmetics are applied and they are made to dance like a lady. It is said that even Lord Krishna was made to dance like this by the 'gops' of Barsana. Holi songs known as 'Hori' are sung by the men and women and are mostly based on the dialogues exchanged between Krishna and Radhika.
It is said that the tradition of playing colors on Holi originated from the ‘leela’ of Radha and Krishna. As Krishna was always jealous of Radha's fair complexion, he teasingly colored Radha's face with color. In a mischievous mood, Radha also ran behind him badly annoyed and shouting. This was how the tradition of applying color came in being and is religiously followed till date. People of Mathura and Vridavan associate Holi with the divine love of Krishna and Radha.

Lugar: Nandagram

Creado el 25 de febrero

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ISKCON camp at Maha Kumbha, Haridwar - 2010 starts with Srila Prabhupada‘s auspicious bath

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On 12th February Maha Kumbha mela-2010 at Haridwar has been started with millions of people devoted to mother Ganga and followers of our great Indian Vedic culture. It has inaugurated with the first bathing of saintly persons called naga swami. There is thousands of camp from all over the India called “Akhada”. Each and every Akhada has their prominent Mahamandelshwar swami who is a chief of the Akhada. At this such crowed and holy place called Haridwar, our International Society for Krishna Consciousness ISKCON had build up the big ISKCON camp in Haridwar headed by HG Sreshstha Prabhu.
On the occasion of the “Mahakumbh Shahi Snana” on the day of mahashivaratri 12th feb.2010 all devotees from ISKCON camp had a sankirtan procession with our beloved Srila Prabhupadas Deity on bullock cart. Devotees with chanting the holy name, joyfully took Srila Prabhupada to shore of mother Ganaga. HG Sreshstha Prabhu who was leading this sankirtan procession along with devotees took Srila Prabhupada into Ganga for bathing. Then all the devotees return back with the same sankirtan procession to our camp. Delicious Prasadam was arranged for all devotees in ISKCON camp.

Lugar: Haridwar, Uttarakhand Pradesh, India.

Creado el 19 de febrero

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55 lakh people visited Maha Kumbh mela on Mahashivratri

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Haridwar, Feb 12 – Nearly 55 lakh pilgrims, including saints of various sects, and tourists participated in the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela Friday on the occasion of Mahashivratri, mela authorities said.
Anand Vardhan, officer in charge of the Mela, while giving the figure of 55 lakh, clarified that all the people did not converge at Haridwar, but were spread across four districts of Uttarakhand.
‘The figure of 55 lakh should not be confused with the total number of people who took the holy dip in the revered Ganga at Haridwar,’ he said.
‘The strength of 55 lakh comprises all kinds of devotees, onlookers and tourists, who converged at the Mela area – that is spread across 130 sq km spanning Haridwar, Dehradun, Pauri and Tehri Garhwal districts,’ Vardhan told IANS.
Hundreds of Naga sadhus and other ascetics bathed in the Ganga river on the first Shahi Snan held on the occasion of Mahashivratri.
Of the seven Akhadas that were to participate in the Shahi Snan, the Juna Akhada was the first to undertake the royal bath and was followed by the Agni and the Avahan Akhadas.
Juna Akhada, regarded as the most significant, arrived in a long procession that included the largest batch of Naga sadhus, who literally raced on the sandy banks to plunge themselves into the waters.
A small group of foreigners, including men and women of varied age-groups, were also members of the Juna Akhada and they too participated in the royal bath.
The Shai Snan went on till 5.30 p.m., after which other devotees were allowed to take a dip in the river.
A number of ministers and politicians too bathed on the occasion.
Prominent among them were Arunanchal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand, Assam’s former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.
A thrilled Dabi later told reporters, ‘It’s just amazing… It appears the Maha Kumbh has transformed the holy city of Haridwar into a small world.’
Airing similar sentiments, Assam’s former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta told reporters, ‘Such an event immensely helps revive the traditional values that are fading away with the passage of time.’
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Lugar: Haridwar, Uttarakhand Pradesh, India.

Creado el 14 de febrero

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Kumbha Mela Vrindavan- 2010 ( A historical elephant procession )

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There happened a historical procession in Vrindavana from Krishnabalaram Mandir to the Kumbha Mela cite ISKCON camp on the bank of Yamuna. Srila Prabhupada’s deity was carried on the back of an elephant. Numbers of senior devotees including HH Lokanath Swami, HG Panca Gouda Prabhu, the temple president of Krishna Balaram Temple Vrindavan, HG Dina Bandu prabhu, HG Janardhana Prabhu etc were present. HH Lokanath Swami was the one of the principal kirtana leaders in the very procession.
The huge procession visited Banke Vihari, Six Goswami temples, and then entered Kumbha Mela cite. On it’s way the proseccion was greeted very warmly and traditionally by local Vrajavasis with flowers, flower garlands, and soft drinks.
After reaching Kumbha Mela pandal HH Lokanath Swami performed the ‘bhumi puja’ while HG Ahindra prabhu charmed every one present there by his melodios and extremely sweet kirtana. Then there was a huge prasadam distribution programme where thousands of pilgrims honored Krishna Prasadam.

( when there is Kumbha Mela in Haridwar as the Vaisnavas had some bad experience with the Shivites, so they do a separate one here in Vrindavan. Haridwar means the gate of God. Vrindavan is his home!!! )

Kumbha (Kumbha means pot) Mela is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage that takes place at the following four locations of India
Prayag (near the city of Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh) at the confluence of three rivers Ganga (Ganges), Yamuna and Saraswati
Haridwar (in the state of Uttar Pradesh) where the river Ganga enters the plains from Himalayas
Ujjain (in Madhya Pradesh), on the banks of Ksipra river, and
Nasik (in Maharashtra) on the banks of Godavari river.
The pilgrimage occurs four times every twelve years, once at each of the four locations. Each twelve-year cycle includes the Maha (great) Kumbha Mela at Prayag, attended by millions of people, making it the largest pilgrimage gathering around the world.

The observance of Kumbha Mela is based upon the following story : thousands of years ago, perhaps in the Vedic period, gods and demons made a temporary agreement to work together in obtaining amrita (the nectar of immortality) from the Milky Ocean, and to share this equally. However, when the Kumbha (pot) containing the amrita appeared, the demons ran away with the pot and were chased by the gods. For twelve days and twelve nights (equivalent to twelve human years) the gods and demons fought in the sky for the possession of this pot of amrita. It is said that during the battle, drops of amrita fell on to four places : Prayag, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik. Thus, Kumbha mela is observed at these four locations where the nectar fell.

Kumbha Mela is attended by millions of people on a single day. A ritual bath at a predetermined time and place is the major event of this festival. Other activities include religious discussions, devotional singing, mass feeding of holy men/women and the poor, and religious assemblies where doctrines are debated and standardized. Kumbha Mela (especially the Maha Kumbha Mela) is the most sacred of all the Hindu pilgrimages. Thousands of holy men/women (monks, saints, sadhus) grace the occasion by their presence. The suspiciousness of Kumbha Mela is in part attributed to the gathering of thousands of holy men/women at one place on earth

According to astrologers, the 'Kumbh Fair' takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius and the Sun enters Aries.

30 January 2010 (saturday) - Magh Purnima - Snan
12 February 2010 (friday) - Maha Shivratri - Snan
25 february 2010 (Thursday)-Amalaki-vrata Ekadasi - Snan

Lugar: Bank of Yamuna ( Vrindavan )

Actualizado el 03 de febrero
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Vrindavan ( Bilvavana ) Belvan/Srivana Festival :

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It was at Bilvavana that Balaräma and Krsna ate ripe bael fruits [bilva is another name for bael]. According to the Ädi-varäha Purana, Bilvavana is worshiped by all the demigods, and whoever visits it will also be worshiped in Brahmaloka. It is said that by bathing at Krsna-kunda, situated at Bilvavana, a person can become free of vice. Previously, the Yamunä flowed in a single stream and Mänasa-sarovara was located on the other side of the river. Now, however, the Yamunä has divided herself into two and later meets again at another point, thus creating a circle around Mänasa-sarovara. Krsna performed many picnic pastimes in this area.
Bilvavana forest is 5 meters in circumference and is also known as Srivana because Lakshmidevi performed austerities here. Therefore the temple in Bilvavana has a three-foot Deity of Lakshmi. She is beautiful, with folded hands, praying to one day attain the position of a gopi in order to participate in Krsna's rasa dance; She had been told that she could not participate in the rasa dance in any other form than a Vraja-gopi.

There is a temple here with a three foot high beautiful Deity of Lakshmi with her hands folded. Lakshmi the Goddess of fortune, being desirous of attaining the position of a gopi, so She would be able to participate in the rasa dance, stays in the Bilvavana forest performing austerities. She wanted to be able to associate with Krishna. Krishna told Lakshmi devi it was not possible for her to be admitted into the rasa lila pastimes in Her present condition and status, and then she would have to be born as a gopi in Braja.

Why Lakshmi Devi doing Austerity in Belbon.... ( Here Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Venkata Bhatta Conversation )

Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu told the Bhattäcärya, “Your worshipable goddess of fortune, Lakshmi, always remains on the chest of Näräyana, and she is certainly the most chaste woman in the creation.

“However, my Lord is Lord Sri Krishna, a cowherd boy who is engaged in tending cows. Why is it that Lakshmi, being such a chaste wife, wants to associate with My Lord?

“Just to associate with Krishna, Lakñmé abandoned all transcendental happiness in Vaikuëöha and for a long time accepted vows and regulative principles and performed unlimited austerities.”

Veìkaöa Bhatta then said, “Lord Krishnaa and Lord Näräyaëa are one and the same, but the pastimes of Krishnaa are more relishable due to their sportive nature.

“Since Krishna and Näräyana are the same personality, Lakshmi’s association with Krishna does not break her vow of chastity. Rather, it was in great fun that the goddess of fortune wanted to associate with Lord Kristta.”

Veìkaöa Bhaööa continued, “‘According to transcendental realization, there is no difference between the forms of Näräyana and Krishna. Yet in Krishna there is a special transcendental attraction due to the conjugal mellow, and consequently He surpasses Näräyaëa. This is the conclusion of transcendental mellows.’

“The goddess of fortune considered that her vow of chastity would not be damaged by her relationship with Krishna. Rather, by associating with Krishna she could enjoy the benefit of the räsa dance.”

Veìkaöa Bhatta further explained, “Mother Lakshmi, the goddess of fortune, is also an enjoyer of transcendental bliss; therefore if she wanted to enjoy herself with Krishna, what fault is there? Why are You joking so about this?”

Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu replied, “I know that there is no fault on the part of the goddess of fortune, but still she could not enter into the räsa dance. We hear this from the revealed scriptures.

“But can you tell Me why the goddess of fortune, Lakñmé, could not enter the räsa dance? The authorities of Vedic knowledge could enter the dance and associate with Kåñëa.

Having been asked by Caitanya Mahäprabhu why the goddess of fortune could not enter into the räsa dance whereas the authorities on Vedic knowledge could, Veìkaöa Bhaööa replied, “I cannot enter into the mysteries of this behavior.”

Veìkaöa Bhaööa then said, “I am an ordinary human being. Since my intelligence is very limited and I am easily agitated, my mind cannot enter within the deep ocean of the pastimes of the Lord.

“You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna Himself. You know the purport of Your activities, and the person whom You enlighten can also understand Your pastimes.”

The Lord replied, “Lord Krishna has a special characteristic: He attracts everyone’s heart by the mellow of His personal conjugal love.

“By following in the footsteps of the inhabitants of the planet known as Vrajaloka or Goloka Våndävana, one can attain the shelter of the lotus feet of Çré Krishna. However, in that planet the inhabitants do not know that Lord Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

“There someone may accept Him as a son and sometimes bind Him to a grinding mortar. Someone else may accept Him as an intimate friend and, attaining victory over Him, playfully mount His shoulders.

“The inhabitants of Vrajabhümi know Krishna as the son of Mahäräja Nanda, the King of Vrajabhümi, and they consider that they can have no relationship with the Lord in the rasa of opulence.

“One who worships the Lord by following in the footsteps of the inhabitants of Vrajabhümi attains Him in the transcendental planet of Vraja, where He is known as the son of Mahäräja Nanda.”

“The authorities in the Vedic literature who are known as the çruti-gaëas worshiped Lord Kåñëa in the ecstasy of the gopés and followed in their footsteps.

“The personified authorities on the Vedic hymns acquired bodies like those of the gopés and took birth in Vrajabhümi. In those bodies they were allowed to enter into the Lord’s räsa-lélä dance.

“Lord Kåñëa belongs to the cowherd community, and the gopés are the dearmost lovers of Kåñëa. Although the wives of the denizens of the heavenly planets are most opulent within the material world, neither they nor any other women in the material universe can acquire Krishna’s association.

“The goddess of fortune, Lakñmé, wanted to enjoy Kåñëa and at the same time retain her spiritual body in the form of Lakñmé. However, she did not follow in the footsteps of the gopés in her worship of Krishna.

“Vyäsadeva, the supreme authority on Vedic literature, composed the verse beginning ‘näyaà sukhäpo bhagavän’ because no one can enter into the räsa-lélä dance in any body other than that of a gopé.”

Before this explanation was given by Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu, Veìkaöa Bhaööa thought that Çré Näräyaëa was the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Thinking in this way, Venkata Bhatta believed that worship of Näräyana was the supreme form of worship, superior to all other processes of devotional service, for it was followed by the Çré Vaiñëava disciples of Rämänujäcärya.

Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu had understood this misconception of Veìkaöa Bhatta’s, and to correct it the Lord talked so much in a joking way.

The Lord then continued, “My dear Venkata Bhatta, please do not continue doubting. Lord Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and this is the conclusion of the Vedic literatures.

“Lord Näräyana, the opulent form of Krishna, attracts the minds of the goddess of fortune and her followers.

“Because Krishna has four extraordinary qualities not possessed by Lord Näräyaëa, the goddess of fortune, Lakñmé, always desires His company.

“You have recited the çloka beginning with ‘siddhäntatas tv abhede ’pi.’ That very verse is evidence that Kåñëa is the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

“The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, attracts the mind of the goddess of fortune, but Lord Näräyana cannot attract the minds of the gopés. This proves the superexcellence of Krishna.

“To say nothing of Lord Näräyana personally, Lord Krishna Himself appeared as Näräyaëa just to play a joke on the gopés.

“Although Krishna assumed the four-armed form of Näräyaëa, He could not attract the serious attention of the gopés in ecstatic love.

In this way Lord Sri Caitanya Mahäprabhu deflated the pride of Veìkaöa Bhaööa, but just to make him happy again, He spoke as follows.

The Lord pacified Veìkaöa Bhatta by saying, “Actually whatever I have said is by way of jest. Now you can hear from Me the conclusion of the çästras, in which every Vaiñëava devotee has firm faith.

“There is no difference between Lord Krishna and Lord Näräyaëa, for They are of the same form. Similarly, there is no difference between the gopés and the goddess of fortune, for they also are of the same form.

“The goddess of fortune enjoys the association of Krishna through the gopés. One should not differentiate between the forms of the Lord, for such a conception is offensive.

“There is no difference between the transcendental forms of the Lord. Different forms are manifested due to different attachments of different devotees. Actually the Lord is one, but He appears in different forms just to satisfy His devotees.

Venkata Bhatta then said, “I am an ordinary fallen living entity, but You are Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself.

“The transcendental pastimes of the Lord are unfathomable, and I do not know anything about them. Whatever You say I accept as the truth.

“I have been engaged in the service of Laksmi-Näräyana, and it is due to Their mercy that I have been able to see Your lotus feet.
[ Source : Sri Caitanya Caritamrita : Madhya-lila : Verse - 9 : Text (111-159 ) Translation by - Srila A. C. Bhaktivedenta Swami Prabhupada ]

Lugar: East side of Yamuna

Actualizado el 31 de diciembre de 2009
Creado el 17 de diciembre de 2009

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Gift Distribution of Book Distribution Marathon - 2009

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Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books is the responsibility of every follower of His Divine Grace.

Srila Prabhupada loved to hear that the devotees were distributing large numbers of his books and he consistently encouraged them to sell more of them. He once wrote, “These books and magazines are our most important propaganda weapons to defeat the ignorance of maya’s army, and the more we produce such literature and sell them profusely all over the world, the more we shall deliver the world from the suicide course.” Letter to Jayadvaita, 18 November 1972.

H.H. Gopal Krishna Goswami maharaj Was giving Srimad Bhagvatam class at 8 am. ThenHe was distributins gift all devotees who perticipate Srila Prabhupada Book distribution Marathon.

Lugar: ISKCON Vrindavan

Actualizado el 31 de diciembre de 2009
Creado el 31 de diciembre de 2009

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Srila Prabhupada Book Distribution Marathon - 2009

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Tomorrow The Book Distribution - 2009 will finished.

The face of the typical book distributor has changed since the early days of ISKCON. The face of a young bhramacari or bhramacarini in the airport or street intersection is changing to a grhastas with a regular job, home, and kids in school. These Weekend Warriors are manning tables in shopping malls with wife and children begging the condition souls to take home the nectar of the spiritual world in the form of Srila Prabhupada’s books.

Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books is the responsibility of every follower of His Divine Grace.

Srila Prabhupada loved to hear that the devotees were distributing large numbers of his books and he consistently encouraged them to sell more of them. He once wrote, “These books and magazines are our most important propaganda weapons to defeat the ignorance of maya’s army, and the more we produce such literature and sell them profusely all over the world, the more we shall deliver the world from the suicide course.” Letter to Jayadvaita, 18 November 1972.

Gita Jayanti, the advent of Bhagavad gita. Satuday, November 28th.
The best way to observe Gita Jayanti is to study the Gita and to distribute it. For this event, many temples buy large quantities of Bhagavad-gitas from the BBT to sell to their congregation members at wholesale. These members may then enjoy personally distributing them to friends, family and co-workers. Others “sponsor” Gitas, paying for them in advance so that other devotees can distribute them to the public on their behalf.

Lugar: ISKCON Vrindavan

Creado el 30 de diciembre de 2009

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Srila Prabhupada Book Distribution Marathon - 2009

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Distributing Srila Prabhupada’s books is the responsibility of every follower of His Divine Grace.

Srila Prabhupada loved to hear that the devotees were distributing large numbers of his books and he consistently encouraged them to sell more of them. He once wrote, “These books and magazines are our most important propaganda weapons to defeat the ignorance of maya’s army, and the more we produce such literature and sell them profusely all over the world, the more we shall deliver the world from the suicide course.” Letter to Jayadvaita, 18 November 1972.

Lugar: ISKCON Vrindavan

Creado el 29 de diciembre de 2009

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