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Lord Caitanya worships Giriraj

on July 1, 2013 in Mayapur Articles with 19 Comments
Lord Caitanya worships Giriraj

When Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu came to Govardhan, He ran and embraced the first stone that He saw. He embraced Him with so much devotion and affection, His eyes were streaming tears of love. Govardhan is non-different from Krishna. His body is Krishna’s body there is absolutely no difference. But our acaryas warn us that we […]

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Radhanath Swami on Indra’s pride crushed

on May 14, 2013 in Mayapur Articles with 17 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Indra’s pride crushed

All the animals on the top of the hill didn’t care anything about the rain, and Giriraj himself he was being touched by th etip of Krishna’s little finger of his left hand. Krishna through that little finger was infusing Giriraj, with his love. Giriraj was in such happiness that Indra’s most powerful thunderbolts felt […]

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Radhanath Swami on Yasoda’s distress

on April 16, 2013 in Mayapur Articles with 15 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Yasoda’s distress

While Krishna was holding Govardhan a beautiful conversation took place: Yasoda mayi: “Krishna, you are so impudent. You have no control over senses or Your mind. Why did You do this? It has been our family tradition to worship Indra for several generations, why did You have to insult him in this way? And now […]

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Radhanath Swami on Giriraj accepts the offerings of Vrajavasis

on February 1, 2013 in Mayapur Articles with 22 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Giriraj accepts the offerings of Vrajavasis

Krishna bowed down and offered His obeisances to Giriraj, the supreme servant of all the devotees and in this way Krishna revealed the supreme glories of Giriraj to the whole world for all time to come. Krishna is telling all His devotees to completely depend on the mercy of His devotees. Vrajvasis offered a huge […]

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Jihva Mandir

on August 5, 2011 in Vrindavan Articles with 2 Comments
Jihva Mandir

One can also visit the temple called Jihva mandir on the bank of Radha-kunda. Describing the appearance of this beautiful temple, Radhanath Swami elaborates, “Raghunath Das Goswami wanted to dig a well so that the Vrajvasis would not wash their clothes in Radha-Kunda. While digging the well the workers hit upon a rock and blood […]

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Radhanath Swami on the importance of Govardhan Parikarama.

on June 15, 2011 in Vrindavan Articles with 2 Comments
Radhanath Swami on the importance of Govardhan Parikarama.

In the winter of 1999, during Vrindavan Yatra,  Radhanath Swami gave a lecture on how to perform the Govardhan parikrama. The following are some excerpts from that lecture. Performing parikarama of the sacred Govardhan hill is most auspicious because it is an offering of worship to Radha and Krishna. In the Srimad Bhagavatam it is […]

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Radhanath Swami On Haridasvarya Giriraj

on June 6, 2011 in Vrindavan Articles with 0 Comments
Radhanath Swami On Haridasvarya Giriraj

‘Haridasvarya’ Giriraj : The following are excerpts from a lecture given by Radhanath Swami just before the Govardhan parikrama during the Vrindavan yatra in 1998 : “Srimati Radharani is the Lord’s ‘Hladini Shakti’ (pleasure giving potency), the Supreme most reservoir of all devotion. She has declared Govardhan Hill with the name ‘Haridasvarya’, which means he is the best […]

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Descent of Govardhan

on June 6, 2011 in Vrindavan Articles with 46 Comments
Descent of Govardhan

According to Garg samhita, one day in Goloka Vrindavan Lord Krishna informed his eternal consort Srimati Radharani that she should now appear on earth as it was time for them to perform their pastimes within the material world. Radharani replied unless Vraja Dham, the Yamuna, and Govardhan Hill were present there, she would not be […]

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