I am very grateful to be with all of you this evening. Thank you very much. Radhanath Swami extols the glories of Haridas Thakur Our beloved Srila Prabhupad, our founder acharya, emphasized the principle that Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to be foremost on the path of bhakti. Lord Chaitanya quoted from the scripture… Continue reading Radhanath Swami speaking “Pastimes In And Around Govardhan 2”, 2013 Yatra, Vrindavan, Day 12
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… Continue reading Lord Caitanya worships Giriraj
Radharani declares Govardhan hill to be the best of the servant. Govardhan not only provide nutritious grasses for the cows but also cool nectarine lakes of fresh water. These lakes represents Govardhan’s tears of ecstasy in serving Krishna and His devotees. When the cows and the gopas taste that nectarine water they get intoxicated and… Continue reading Radhanath Swami on Mood in the Spiritual World
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… Continue reading Radhanath Swami on Krishna convinces Nanda Maharaj
During the Vrindavan Yatra of 2008, Radhanath Swami gave a beautiful narration of Krishna lifting Govardhan Hill on the day of Diwali. Here are a few key philosophical points that Radhanath Swami covered during the lecture: 1) After Indra’s attempt to destroy the Vrajavasis by sendi During the Vrindavan Yatra of 2008, Radhanath Swami gave… Continue reading Krishna Lifting Govardhan
In one of the Vrindavan Yatras, Radhanath Swami explained how Krishna revealed to the residents of Vrindavan that Manasi Ganga situated near Govardhan is non-different from Ganga. “One day Nanda Maharaj and the cowherd men heard the glories of Ganga: Once Garuda was carrying a snake in his claws and was flying over Ganga, when… Continue reading Manasi Ganga non-different from Ganga
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… Continue reading Radhanath Swami on the importance of Govardhan Parikarama.
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… Continue reading Descent of Govardhan