Govardhan Parikrama

Govardhana Hill (गोवर्धन), also called Mount Govardhana or Giri Raj, is a sacred Hindu site in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, India on an 8 km long hill located in the area of Govardhan and Radha Kund, which is about 21 kilometres from Vrindavan. Govardhan Hill, stretching from Radha Kund to south of Govardhan, […]

The Dancing Party

heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi “Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be impossible to attain Radha-Krishna”. The Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is for approaching Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, to be associated with the Supreme Lord in His sublime pleasure dance. That is the aim of Kṛṣṇa consciousness.

Narada Munis Reise

Eine sehr schöne Klasse über Srila Sanatana Gosvamis Brihat-bhagavatamrita Mathura, Indien, 5. September 2003 Dies ist die zehnte Klasse, einer Serie von Klassen (original in Hindi) von Srila Narayana Maharaj, über Srila Sanatana Gosvamis Srimad Brihat-bhagavatamrita. Um die vorherigen Klassen kurz zusammenzufassen: Sri Narada Rsi reiste durch das ganze Universum um die erhabendsten Gottgeweihten zu suchen, […]

Guru–Shishya Tradition

The guru–shishya tradition, or parampara (“lineage”), denotes a succession of teachers and disciples in traditional Vedic culture and religions such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism (Tibetan and Zen tradition). It is the tradition of spiritual relationship and mentoring where teachings are transmitted from a guru “teacher” (Sanskrit: गुरु) to a śiṣya “disciple” (Sanskrit: शिष्य). Such knowledge, whether it be Vedic, agamic, architectural, musical or spiritual, is imparted through the developing relationship between the guru and the disciple.

Vrindavan Dham

In the last 250 years, the extensive forests of Vrindavan have been subjected to urbanization, first by local Rajas (Kings) and in recent decades by apartment developers. The forest cover has been whittled away to only a few remaining spots, and the local wildlife, including peacocks, cows, monkeys and a variety of bird species has been virtually eliminated. A few peacocks are left in the city but monkeys and cows can be seen almost everywhere.

Makhara-Sankranti

Yesterday was Makhara-sankranti, the descending of the Ganges River. All Indians, even those living very far away from Ganges, will somehow go there to take bath. When I was a little baby in India, I used to take bath with my father on this very day. I remember that although it was very cold, still I would jump in. On this day all the bathing ghats are full with hundreds of thousands of people.

Transzendentales Wissen

Transzendentales Wissen in Beziehung zum höchsten Herrn Hari ist Wissen, das zur völligen Beruhigung der Wellen und Strudel der materiellen Erscheinungsweisen führt. Solches Wissen stellt das Selbst zufrieden, weil es frei von materieller Anhaftung ist, und wegen seiner transzendentalen Beschaffenheit wird es von Autoritäten anerkannt. Wer wird sich nicht zu solchem Wissen hingezogen fühlen? Srimad-Bhagavatam […]

Holy Ganges River

In Hinduism, the river Ganga is considered sacred and is personified as a goddess Ganga. It is worshipped by Hindus who believe that bathing in the river causes the remission of sins and facilitates Moksha (liberation from the cycle of life and death) the water of Ganga is considered very pure. Pilgrims immerse the ashes […]

Uddhava Keyari

Laksmi devi, the goddess of fortune is the consort and wife of Lord Narayana. She is constantly receiving all kinds of service in the mood of opulence and grandeur from all the residents of Vaikuntha; but she herself came here to Nandagram in all humility and disassociating herself from all splendor and luxury she executed devotional service for 24 hours just like a maidservant. Here even the goddess of fortune scrubbed pots and cleaned floors with her own hands. So such are the glories of Nandagram. This area is where the early childhood pastimes, the mischievous pranks, the playful jokes are scattered by the millions. And here also is the most intimate and intense mood of love in separation, vipralamba, exhibited.