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Disappearance de Grandes VaishnavaS

Tue Oct 19 - Srila Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami - Disappearance
Sri Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami

danda pranama kari bhatta padila carane
prabhu raghunatha bali kaila alingane
"Raghunatha Bhatta fell straight as a rod at the lotus feet of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Then the Lord embraced him, knowing full well who he was."
(Caitanya Caritamrita Antya 13.101)

From Kasidhama, Raghunatha Bhatta traveled on foot to Puri-dhama. When he arrived in Puri, he went straight to the place of Sriman Mahaprabhu and offered his respects at the Lord's lotus feet. At that time, the Lord embraced him, saying "Raghunatha!" Having been embraced by the Lord, Raghunatha Bhatta found that all his troubles went far away. Raghunatha Bhatta thought to himself, "I am coming to see the Lord after such a long time; He didn't know that I was coming. How is it that he is showing me so much affection? He has many devotees who are very dear to Him. Why should he show such affection for one such as myself, the lowest of devotees?" And yet, although more...

Tue Oct 19 - Sri Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami -Disappearance
Sri Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami

Sri Krsnadasa 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 Sri Bhagiratha, and his mother was Sri Sunanda. He had a younger brother named Syama das.The deity of Gaura-Nityananda installed by Sri Kaviraja Gosvamiis still being worshiped there. It appears that his family line is no more. More information about the early life of Sri Kavirajais available in a book called Ananda-ratnavali.

In Caitanya-caritamrta, Adi-lila chapter five, Sri Kaviraja relates the cause of his leaving family more...

Tue Oct 19 - Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami -Disappearance
Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami's Samadhi Mandira at Radha-kunda
De Glind, Holland: June 11, 2003
Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

We should know about Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami. He is in the line of Rupanuga Vaisnavas, and he is very near and dear to Srila Rupa Gosvami and all other Vaisnavas.

Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami took birth in a very aristocratic and wealthy family, and he was the only son of his father and uncle. In boyhood he was very fortunate to be initiated by Srila Yadunandana Acarya in the line of Sri Advaita Acarya. Also, Krsna arranged to send Srila Haridasa Thakura to his home, and they were together often. From babyhood he had great taste in chanting the holy name, and at the age of five he received initiation and gradually developed in his bhakti. more...

Sun Oct 17 - Sri Madhvacarya -- Appearance Day
Click here to read a lecture by Srila Gurudev
CC - Madhya Lila TEXT 9.245
Commentary by Srila Prabhupada.

madhvacarya-sthane aila yanha 'tattvavadi'
udupite 'krsna' dekhi, tahan haila premonmadi

madhva-acarya-sthane--at the place of Madhvacarya; aila--arrived; yanha--where; tattva-vadi--philosophers known as Tattvavadis; udupite--at the place known as Udupi; krsna--the Deity of Lord Krsna; dekhi--seeing; tahan--there; haila--became; prema-unmadi--mad in ecstasy.

Caitanya Mahaprabhu next arrived at Udupi, the place of Madhvacarya, where the philosophers known as Tattvavadis resided. There He saw the Deity of Lord Krsna and became mad with ecstasy.

Sripada Madhvacarya took his birth at Udupi, which is situated in the South Kanarada district of South India, just west of Sahyadri. This is the chief city of the South Kanarada province and is near the city of Mangalore, which is situated to the south of Udupi. In the city of Udupi is a place called Pajaka-ksetra, where Madhvacarya took his birth in a Sivalli-brahmana dynasty as the more....

Sun Oct 17 - Ramacandra Vijayotsava (Dusshera), Lord Rama's victory over the demon Ravana
Srila Prabhupada's Purport, Srimad Bhagavatam 2:7:23

"Lord Rama is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and His brothers, namely Bharata, Laksmana and Satrughna, are His plenary expansions. All four brothers are visnu-tattva and were never ordinary human beings. There are many unscrupulous and ignorant commentators on Ramayana who present the younger brothers of Lord Ramacandra as ordinary living entities. But here in the Srimad-Bhagavatam, the most authentic scripture on the science of Godhead, it is clearly stated that His brothers were His plenary expansions.

Originally Lord Ramacandra is the incarnation of Vasudeva, Laksmana is the incarnation of Sankarsana, Bharata is the more...

Chanting a Lakh Names
Srila Bhakti Promode Puri Goswami Maharaja (Sun Oct 10 - Appearance day)

We attempt to speak about Krishna, but what can we really say? We memorise a few verses and recite them like a parrot, and that is the extent of our glorification of the Lord. Where is our inner feeling? Everyone goes around talking about raga-bhakti, but where is that spontaneous feeling that is the meaning of raga? Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu told us to follow some simple rules, the rules of vidhi-bhakti. He said to chant the Holy Name, to chant a lakh every day.
This happened in Puri when all the brahmanas there started to invite Him to accept dinner at their homes. So Mahaprabhu answered that He only ate at the houses of millionaires, which in Bengali is lakha-pati. All the brahmanas were disappointed more

Thurs Sept 30 - Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Swami Maharaja's arrival in the USA Selected Nectarean Advice of Sri Srimad Bhakti Srirupa Siddhanti Gosvami Maharaja (Wed Sept 29 - Disappearance Day) (1) Obtaining the shelter of the lotus feet of a genuine guru is, without a doubt, a matter of both great fortune and great dilemma for the baddha-jiva. If, however, a fortunate soul has a sincere longing and ardency to attain a true guru, he does so by the mercy of Sri Krishna. (2) The baddha-jiva is extremely insignificant; it is impossible for him to realise the magnitude of Sri Guru. (3) One who, birth after birth has accumulated bhaktiunmukhi-sukriti, or spiritual merits leading to bhakti, will, in one birth, come face to face with the devotee of Sri Krishna, Sri Guru, by Sri Krishna's mercy. By the mercy of that krishna-bhakta (Sri Gurudeva) one hears krishna-katha from his mouth and gradually experiences the appearance of devotion in one's heart. By the light of the sun, one sees the sun. Similarly, in the light of the sadhu's mercy one can comprehend the sadhu's svarupa (eternal nature), and an acute hankering awakens to engage in hari-bhajana in the shelter of his lotus feet. more Wed Sept 22 - Visvarupa Mahotsava and the Sannyasa Ceremony of Srila BV Swami Prabhupada
Srila BV Muni Mahraja (left), Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Maharaja (center) and Srila BV Swami Maharaja. (right)

Mathura: September 28, 2004 PM
Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
This year, the anniversary of Srila Prabhupada’s taking of sannyasa is Sept. 17, 2005. He took sannyasa at Sri Kesavaji Gaudiya Matha, in Mathura, India, in 1959. This is the temple that was started by his sannyasa-guru, Srila Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja. Yearly, Srila Narayana Maharaja celebrates that day there, as he also will this year. His classes are eternal, that you will have a lecture to read on that day, please accept this glorification, which he gave there on September 13, 2000.

Srila Narayana Maharaja regularly explains how our Srila Prabhupada, like all the acaryas in his disciplic line, are transcendental, but they play what is called naravata-lila, human-like pastimes, in order to teach many things to the conditioned souls. In the following lecture, Srila Maharaja gives his audience a taste of both Prabhupada’s transcendence and his human-like pastimes.]

Today is a very sacred day in our line. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu took sannyasa and began to search for his brother, Sri Visvarupa. While searching, He found out on this day that His brother had been in Pandarapur, more...

Wed Sept 22 - Third month of Caturmasya begins. Fast from milk for 1 month.

Wed Sept 22 - Acceptance of sannyasa by Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja

Drishta nahe drisya haiya sevakera karya
The Attitude of a Servant: Being the Seen not the Seer
by Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja

It is mentioned in Sri Hari-bhakti-sudhodaya (13.2):
akshnoh phalam tvadrisa-darsanam hi
tanoh phalam tvadrisa-gatra-sangah
jihva-phalam tvadrisa-kirtanam hi
sudurlabha bhagavata hi loke

Devotees of Bhagavan are extremely rare in this world. Therefore the perfection of the eyes is to see them, the perfection of the body is to touch them and the perfection of the tongue is to glorify them. Upon seeing the title of this essay and reading this verse, many people will object to this essay even before reading it. Offering our brothers, the readers, prostrated obeisances (sashtanga-pranamas) and keeping more...

Tue Sept 21 - Srila Haridasa Thakura -Disappearance
Samdhi of Srila Hari Das Thakur in Puri

Excerpted from "Sri Chaitanya: His Life & Associates" by Srila Bhakti Ballabh Tirtha Maharaj

ricikasya muneh putro namna brahma mahatapah
prahladena samam jato haridasakhyako’pi san
murari-gupta-caranaish caitanya-caritamrite
ukto muni-sutah pratas tulasi-patram aharan
adhautam abhishaptas tam pitra yavanatam gatah
sa eva haridasa san jatah parama-bhaktiman

Hari Das Thakur is a combined incarnation of Brahma Mahatapa, the son of Richika Muni and Prahlad. The respected Murari Gupta has written in his Chaitanya Charitamrita that this muni’s son picked a tulasi leaf and offered it to Krishna without having washed it first. His father then cursed him to become a mleccha in his next life. He was thus born as more...

Mon Sep 20 - Sri Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura -- Appearance
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Bed in Bhaktivinoda Thakura house - Swarup Ghanj

Vienna, Austria: Thurs, Sept 19, 2002
Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
[This lecture was delivered by Parama-pujyapada Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja on the Appearance Day of Sri Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura, at the Sri Krsna Caitanya Mission in Vienna, founded by Prapujyacarana Sri Srimad Bhakti Vaibhava Puri Maharaja. Srila Narayana Maharaja and the 150 devotees in attendance were extremely pleased by the exceptional degree of hospitality exhibited by the devotees from this matha. Srila Maharaja remarked that these excellent displays of Vaisnava etiquette, and the beautiful, well-organized facility, are ideal examples for all Vaisnava preaching centers.

In this lecture, Srila Maharaja tells about the life and character of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, and explains the essence of the teachings more....

Sun Sep 19 - Srila Jiva Gosvami -- Appearance
Tridandisvami Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja
Perth, Australia: Sunday Nov 29, 1998
All jivas (spirit souls) have a special relationship with Sri Krsna. Some are related with Him in the mood of friendship. Others have a relationship mood that “Krsna is my son,” and that is called parental mood (vatsalya). Moreover, some have the mood that “Krsna is my beloved.” All jivas have their own original, eternal relationship with Krsna. In this material world, that eternal relationship is covered. Sri Guru can see the soul's real form and nature. He more...

Sun Sep 19 - Sri Vamana Dvadasi: Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva
Letter by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami to Satsvarupa Maharaj
Montreal 3 July, 1968
My Dear Satsvarupa,

Please accept my blessings. I am in due receipt of your letter dated June 28, 1968, and I thank you very much for it. Regarding Bali Maharaja: He is born in the same atheistic family of Maharaja Prahlada. He happened to be the grandson of Maharaja Prahlada, and as his great grand-father, Hiranyakasipu was very powerful, and as there was animosity between the demigods and the demons, Bali Maharaja also defeated the demigods several times, and was occupying all the planets. At that time Vamanadeva appeared as the son of Kasyamuni. Bali Maharaja was very more...

Ekadasi: Mother of Prema-Bhakti
[Dear Hari-katha readers, The following is a lecture that Srila Narayana Gosvami Maharaja gave in February 1997 in Murwillumbah, Australia. This is the first time that it is being published on the internet:]
Today is Ekadasi-vrata, and I think that most of you have observed it. To observe Ekadasi fully, like Ambarisa Maharaja, is very rare. We should try, but we are influenced by this present age, Kali-yuga.
Maharaja Ambarisa lived in Satya-yuga, and he was so strong that he could have fasted for one year, without sleep, standing on one leg, without even drinking water or breathing air. In Kali-yuga we are neither strong nor advanced; but we are fortunate. Sri Caitanya more Wed Sept 15 - Radhastami ~ Appearance of Srimati Radharani ~ (no fasting) Word by word translation of the bhajans: 1 2 Tue - Sept 14 - Appearance of Sri Lalita DeviSri Lalitashtakam By - Srila Rupa Gosvami Language: Sanskrit radha-mukunda-pada-sambhava-gharma-bindu- nirmanchanopakarani-krita-deha-laksham uttunga-sauhrida-vishesha-vashat pragalbham devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami (1) Radha-of Radha; mukunda-and Mukunda; pada-from the feet; sambhava-produced; gharma-of perspiration; bindu-drops; nirmanchana-for worship; upakarani-krita-become an instrument; deha-lakshamm-whose body; uttunga-exalted; sauhrida-love; vishesha-specific; vasat-from the abundance; pragalbham-bold; devim-Devi; gunaih-with virtues; su-very; lalitam-charming; lalitam-to Lalita; namami-I offer my respectful obeisances. I offer pranama unto the haughty Shri Lalita-devi who is charmingly endowed with many beautiful, sweet qualities (sulalita). She has natural expertise in all arts (lalita), thus her seva self-manifests. She wipes away the glittering drops of perspiration which appear upon the lotus feet of Shri Radha and Madhava when They meet; and she is perpetually immersed in the most elevated mellow of sauhrida-rasa, or undivided absorption in fulfilling the heart’s desire of her intimate friend Shrimati Radhika. more

Sun - Sep 12 - Srimati Sita Thakurani (Sri Advaita's consort) ~ Appearance

Since his childhood, Srila Gurudeva had nurtured a strong desire to visit Janakapura (in Nepal), because this is where Sita-devi lived with her father Janaka Maharaja and her mother Queen Sunayana. This is also where Her marriage and other wonderful pastimes took place. Before meeting his Guru Maharaja, Srila Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja, Srila Gurudeva worshiped Sri Sri Sita-Rama with great love and devotion. As you can imagine, this was a very special trip for him. ....more

Sri Sri Sita-Rama

Ramacandra and Srimati Sita Thakurani's wedding ceremony was performed

Janaka Pura, The wedding hall next to the Mandir. This is where Lord 

Darsan of the bow that was broken by Lord Rama


Wed Sept 8 - Srila Gour Govinda Swami - Appearance
Thurs - Sept 2 - Tridandisvami Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Mahararja's Appearance Festival Prasadm Cooking Standards - By Srila Prabhupada Letter to: Kirtanananda, Bombay, 23 November, 1974 The right thing is that only twice initiated brahmana disciples cook in the temple. Letter to: Rayarama, Los Angeles, 3 March, 1968 Regarding the cooking, a non-brahmana may assist but he cannot cook. SB 4.31.10 purport In our Krishna consciousness society, unless one is twice initiated—first by chanting Hare Krishna and second by the Gayatri mantra—he is not allowed to enter the kitchen or Deity room to execute duties more Thurs Sept 2 - Sri Nandotsava Next Day after Sri Janmashtami Tithi Chapter Nine: Shri Brahma-vaivarta Purana Sri Nanda-putrotsava The Festival of the Appearance of Shri Nanda's divine son 1 Sri Narada said: After Vasudeva placed Lord Krishna in Yasoda's home in Gokula, what did King Nanda do to celebrate the birth of a son? 2 What did Lord Krishna do there? How many years did the Lord stay there? O master, please describe the Lord's childhood pastimes there. 3 How in the forest there did Lord Krishna keep the promise He made to Radha in Goloka? 4 What was Vrndavana like? What was the rasa-dance circle like? Please tell. O master, please describe the Lord's rasa dance and the water pastimes. more Wed Sept 1 - Sri Krsna Janmastami: Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna Hari Bhakti Vilasa: Shri Janmashtami Vrata Text 247 The Vow of Janmastami The vow of Janmastami is compulsory for everyone. This is because it is a regular observance, it removes sins, and it grants all benefits.
Text 248
The Origin of Sri Janmastami
In the Bhavisya Purana, Uttara-khanda, Sri Yudhisthira says: O infallible Lord, please describe to me the vow of Janmastami in great detail. When did this vow begin? What piety does it grant? How is it performed?
Text 249
Sri Krsna said: more

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