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Radhanath Swami on Cow Protection

on June 23, 2014 in Vrindavan Articles with 25 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Cow Protection

Nanda Maharaj, Yashoda mayi and all the Vrajavasis unanimously accepted Krishna’s advice. They prepared mountains and lakes of bhoga. As brahmanas were performing fire sacrifices, Nanda Maharaj and the other cowherd men were serving the cows and making them happy. They were feeding the cows the freshest grass and nicely decorating them with gold, silver […]

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Radhanath Swami – Twin Arjuna trees

on April 21, 2014 in Vrindavan Articles with 8 Comments
Radhanath Swami – Twin Arjuna trees

Yashoda mayi then went to perform her duties and Krishna began to plot to do something more mischievous. Krishna saw the Yamala Arjuna trees in the courtyard. These trees were ancient and gigantic with very deep roots. They were the two sons of Kuvera who were cursed by Narada. Sukadev Goswami explains that Manigriva and […]

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Damodar Lila – Radhanath Swami

on April 3, 2014 in Vrindavan Articles with 4 Comments
Damodar Lila – Radhanath Swami

Nanda maharaj had 9 lakh cows and Yashoda mayi had selected special cows which gave the best quality fragrant milk. She would churn butter from the yogurt made from the milk of these cows and feed her darling son Krishna. On the day of Diwali, she woke up early in the morning and personally began […]

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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 Krishna convinces Nanda Maharaj

on November 6, 2012 in Mayapur Articles with 6 Comments
Radhanath Swami on Krishna convinces Nanda Maharaj

Krishna approached Nanda Maharaj and enquired from Him the purpose of the sacrifice. Being lovingly persuaded by Krishna, Nanda Maharaj explained that they were performing this puja for Indra. Nanda Maharaj explained, “Since we are cowherds we depend on rains which give fresh grasses for the cows and therefore as a token of gratitude every […]

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