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Vamana Dwadasi festival

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Today we had a very sweet festival in honor of Vamanadev’s appearance. Srila Prabhupada had told the devotees that to honor these festivals they could dress up, and worship, a small boy as the particular avatar, in this case Vamanadev. Here in Mayapur one of our gurukula boys acted as Vamanadev, and we performed foot washing, […]

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Indulekha Devi Appearance

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Today is the divine appearance day of Indulekha Gopi. Indulekha is the sixth of the varistha gopis. She has a lemon-yellow (tan) complexion and wears garments the color of a pomegranate flower. She is three days younger than Srimati Radharani, being 14 years, 2 months and 10 1/2 days of age. Her parents are Sagara […]

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Visakha Sakhi Appearance Day

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Radhastami was also the auspicious appearance of Srimati Visakha Sakhi. She was also decorated very nicely for this special occasion. Special darshan of Srimati Visakha Devi on Her appearance day is posted below along with Her glories. Visakha is the second most important of the eight varistha-gopis. Her attributes, activities and resolve are all much like […]

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Campakalata Devi Appearance

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Srimati Champakalata eternally resides in Navadvipa Dhama in Champahatti. Champahatti is non-different from Khandiravan in Vrindavan. Here, Champakalata Devi pick Champa flowers and makes garlands for Radha and Madhava. Champakalata Devi’s Darshan on her Appearance day is posted below.   Campakalata is the third of the varistha-gopis. Her complexion is the color of a blossoming […]

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Radhastami 2016

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Sri Radhashtami festival is coming up on 9th September. Srimati Radharani is the pleasure potency of Sri Krishna. One cannot ever attain Madhava without the mercy of Srimati Radharani. Srila Prabhupada says in His Radhashtami Lecture – “Krishna is difficult to approach directly, but He is bhakta-vatsala, always eager to please His devotees. Thus the […]

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Sri Balaram Jayanthi Celebrations!

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Happy Balaram Jayanthi to all the viewers. Balaram Purnima is the auspicious appearance day of Sri Balaram who appeared as Laxmana younger brother of Rama in Treta yuga the elder brother of Sri Krishna in Dvapar yuga, and as most merciful Nityananda in the Kali yuga. In Mayapur this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. […]

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Jhulan Yatra Mahotsava Ends!

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Jhulan Yatra utsava which began on the 14th August, after 5 days celebration ended on the 18th August. Being Purnima the Divine couple were dressed in white flower dress and looked very elegant. The deities came on a palanquin and enjoyed swinging in the beautiful garden and mercifully accepted the offerings by the devotees. After […]

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Jhulan Yatra 2016 Begins!

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Jhulan Yatra Pastimes by HH Jayapataka Swami:“So in India, this Jhulan Yatra is a very important festival. It is done in the rainy season. In India it is the rainy season. So here in the rainy season it is a bit humid and sticky. At that time we like to have a little breeze. So […]

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Snana Yatra Celebrations at Rajapur

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Devasnana Purnima or Snana Yatra is a festival of Lord Jagannath and is said to be one of the oldest. According to Skanda Purana when Raja Indradyumna installed the deities he arranged this bathing ceremony. This day is considered to be the birth-day of Lord Jagannath. Held in the full-moon day of the month of […]

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Panihati Chida-Dadhi Festival

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The Chida-dadhi Mahotsav, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. This astonishing pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Chida-dadhi Mahotsav remembers how the Lord mercifully reciprocated […]

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