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Govardhana Puja 2019

“When everything was complete, Krishna assumed a great transcendental form and declared to the inhabitants of Vrindavana that He was Himself Govardhana Hill in order to convince the devotees that Govardhana Hill and Krishna Himself are identical. Then Krishna began… Read More ›

Govardhana Puja 2017

“When the cowherd men of Vrindavana, under instruction of Krishna, stopped offering sacrifice to the heavenly King, Indra, the whole tract of land known as Vraja was threatened with being washed away by constant heavy rains for seven days. Lord… Read More ›

Diwali 2017

“The kingdom was decorated with golden lamps of crystal, looking beautiful as if the king of serpents had arrived to meet the Lord, with a jewel on each of the thousand hoods.” (Gitavali, 309.2) phaṭika-bhīta-sikharana-para rājati kan̄cana-dīpa-anī | janu ahinātha… Read More ›

Dussehra 2017

“Ravana was killed by Lord Ramachandra and was destined for hellish life, but by Lord Ramachandra’s advice, Vibhishana, Ravana’s brother, performed all the duties prescribed in relation to the dead. Thus Lord Ramachandra was kind to Ravana even after Ravana’s… Read More ›

Radhashtami 2017

“Since Krishna had departed from Vrindavana to Mathura, the inhabitants of Vrindavana, especially mother Yashoda, Nanda Maharaja, Shrimati Radharani, the gopis and the cowherd boys, were simply thinking of Krishna at every step.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol… Read More ›

Rama Navami 2017

“Otherwise those two possess enough strength to overpower the demigods even, but still I think the reversal of my misfortune has yet to occur.” (Sita Devi speaking to Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 36.14) athavā śaktimantau tau surāṇām api nigrahe… Read More ›

Gaura Purnima 2017

“In jubilation everyone was chanting the holy name of the Lord – ‘Hari! Hari!’ – and Lord Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then appeared, after first causing the appearance of the holy name.” (Chaitanya Charitamrita, Adi, 13.21) Download this episode (right click… Read More ›