Gaja Uddharana – Deliverance of Gajendra – Chandan Yatra Day 16


Gajendra had been forcefully captured by the crocodile in the water and was feeling acute pain, but when he saw that Nārāyaṇa, wielding His disc, was coming in the sky on the back of Garuḍa, he immediately took a lotus flower in his trunk, and with great difficulty due to his painful condition, he uttered […]

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Boat Festival at Rajapur


Following the tradition of Jagannath’s boat festival at Narendra Sarovar at Puri, where Lord Jagannath enjoys water pastimes for 21 days of Chandan yatra, at Rajapur, which is non-different from Puri dhama, we celebrated Jagannath Boat festival for 2 days. At the small pukur in front of Simantini mata temple, Sri Jagannath, Baladeva &Subhadra devi […]

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Sadbhuja Gauranga – Chandan Yatra Day 15


Sarvabhauma saw the Lord’s six armed form as more effulgent than millions of suns. He was wonderstruck and joyfully said “today I have captured the thief who had stolen my heart! O Lord, now please grant me undeviating devotion at Your lotus feet. May my heart, like a bumblebee become deeply attracted to Your lotus […]

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Sri Sri Radha Madhava Salila Vihar 2016 begins!


Salila Vihara is a summer festival celebrated for the pleasure of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna. The festival starts after Nrsimha Caturdasi and continues for 15 days. To keep the deities cool from the scorching heat of sunny days, They are seated in a water pond or ‘Salila’ where They enjoy Their pastimes or ‘Vihar’. Sri Sri […]

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Govardhana Puja – Chandan Yatra Day 14


All the residents of Vraja worship the Govardhana on the advice of Sri Krishna. Nanda Maharaj hosted golden flags from every peak of the Govardhana Mountain who shone with the bright jewels on His head. This vesa was offered to Sri Madhava on the 14th day of the Chandan Yatra. The residents of Vraja all […]

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Kandarpa Ratha Vesa – Chandan Yatra Day 13


“My dear friends, just see how Sri Krishna is enjoying the season of spring! With the gopis embracing each of His limbs, He is like amorous love personified. With His transcendental pastimes, He enlivens all the gopis and the entire creation. With His soft bluish-black arms and legs, which resemble blue lotus flowers He has […]

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Sri Narasimha Chaturdasi celebrations in Navadvipa


Lord Narasimhadeva has His own abode at one of the islands of Navadvipa- Godrumadvipa , known as Narasimha pally. The Lord came here at this beautiful hilly area on the  banks of Mandikini river. It is sais that the Lord washed His hands stained with blood here and drank the sweet waters of Mandakini. All […]

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Rasa Mandala – Chandan Yatra Day 11


One night in the month of Vaishaka, Krishna brought the gopis to Kumudavana with the desire to enjoy a rasa dance in the charming atmosphere. Radhika gathered some flowers growing plentifully there and as the other gopis watched so many flowers that he looked like the personified deity of spring. She made a crown and […]

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Sri Maha Sudarshana Yajna


In the morning, for the pleasure of Sri Narasimhadeva the Maha Sudarshana Yajna was performed. The yajna took place in the courtyard of the temple facing Sri Narasimhadeva. 7 pujaris from the Gurukula performed the sacrifice seated in both sides of the sacrificial arena. The pujaris were anointed with chandan and sprayed with rosewater for […]

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Khata Doli (Swing festival) – Chandan Yatra Day 10


While blissfully absorbed in swinging, Radha and Krishna hurl color powders on the gopis. The sakhis return the volley with their powders, and Radha and Krishna reveal a unique state of fresh beauty. If any powder bomb happens to hit the dark blue body of Krishna, Radhika happily wipes it off with her soft hands […]

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