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Radhanath Swami on Name giving ceremony of Krishna

on October 25, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 9 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Name giving ceremony of Krishna

Vasudeva secretly called his family priest Garga Muni and requested him to perform the name giving ceremony of the two sons of Nanda Maharaj. Garga Muni came to Gokul and Nanda Maharaj happily received him. On being requested by Nanda Maharaj to perform the name giving ceremony, Garga Muni warned him, “If Kamsa comes to […]

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Radhanath Swami on Sakatasura

on October 1, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 14 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Sakatasura

During the Vedic times, every aspect of a child’s life would be celebrated. Srila Prabhupada explains that in Vedic family life, children are not considered a burden. They are considered to be a gift of God. At various stages of their growth, purificatory ceremonies are performed. At the time of conception there is the Garbhadan […]

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Radhanath Swami on Putana

on September 16, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 10 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Putana

Later when Nanda Maharaj had gone to Mathura to pay his taxes, he met Vasudeva. Vasudeva told Nanda Maharaja to get back to Gokul really soon to take care of his two children. Meanwhile Kamsa called for his allies to help him kill the child who would be the cause of his death. Many of them […]

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Radhanath Swami on Loving Exchanges

on August 19, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 12 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Loving Exchanges

In Gokul, Nanda Maharaja organized a beautiful festival to celebrate the birth of his child. That festival became famous as Nandotasava. The Vrajvasis were exchanging love by throwing butter, yogurt and ghee on each other. For the Vrajvasis, these milk products were gifts of God and hence most precious. By these loving exchanges they were […]

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Radhanath Swami on Kamsa Repents

on August 5, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 17 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Kamsa Repents

By the Lord’s inconceivable arrangement, Vasudeva took baby Krishna to Gokul and left him with Yashoda mayi. Meanwhile Yogamaya appeared as the younger sister of Krishna. Vasudeva put the little boy on the bed and took Yogamaya away. Vasudeva came back to the prison and the shackles that he was freed of, by the power […]

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Radhanath Swami on Appearance of Lord Krishna

on July 8, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 15 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Appearance of Lord Krishna

One day Nanda and Yashoda simultaneously had a vision where they saw a beautiful child being carried by a celestial woman from the heart of Nanda to the heart of Yashoda. Then that celestial lady, the Yogamaya potency, entered into the womb of Yashoda and from that day Yashoda mayi manifested symptoms of pregnancy. Meanwhile […]

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Radhanath Swami on Imlitala

on June 18, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 17 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Imlitala

When Lord Caitanya was in Vrindavan, He would sit under the Imlitala. Imlitala is a tamarind tree from the time of Lord Krishna. Once during the Rasalila dance, Srimati Radharani left the arena and Krishna went searching for her. He sat under this tree crying out the names of Srimati Radharani. Although Krishna is the […]

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Radhanath Swami on Nidhivan

on June 3, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 25 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Nidhivan

In Vrindavan there are some special places with fascinating histories. Nidhivan is a very beautiful kunja of small trees. According to Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur when Lord Krishna left Rasalila to find Srimati Radharani, this is the place where it had happened. Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur wrote a story Svapna Vilas where he explains the pastimes of […]

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