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February 2021 Blog Posts (25)

Did Lord Narasimha feed Prahlada Maharaja with His own hands and book changes !

Did Lord Narasimha feed Prahlada Maharaja with His own hands and book changes !

I am not sure how correct this is of Lord Narasimha feeding Prahlada Maharaja is,But what I have been told is when Hiranyakasipu tried to starve Prahlada Maharaja ,then He send Laxmidevi to personally feed Prahlada, However I could not find it in the Puranas I investigaged.But I have not read all the 18 Mahapuranas and 18 Upa Puranas , mainly I have just read Srimad Bhagavatam , and Visnu Purana about Lord…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 28, 2021 at 11:36am — No Comments

The Life of Sri Nityananda Prabhu Excerpts from Chapter 11 of Sri Sri Bhakti-ratnakara

The Life of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

Excerpts from Chapter 11 of Sri Sri Bhakti-ratnakara

by Sri Narahari Cakravarti Thakur

Sri Nityananda's Family

In Ekchakra lived a pious brahmin who was famous because of his title 'Ojha'. He was a wealthy man but had affection for his Yajamanas on whose behalf he performed his worship. His wife was a lady of sweet disposition but she was unhappy because she had no child although she was able to bear children. Each of her children died…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 25, 2021 at 10:55pm — No Comments

New age Guru Hrdayananda Maharaja !

New age Guru Hrdayananda Maharaja !

I have known Hrdayananda maharaja since 1986 and have always respected him but come on Maharaja why can you not even wear Vaisnava Tilaka when you give Diksa ? I guess you have no faith in the Glories of Gopichandan or most likely he thinks it is an empty ritual ?There was a devotee from Denmark now Ajita Krsna he went to meet Hrdayananda Maharaja and when he was there he found out he was not chanting 16 rounds daily .So he was so disappointed he went…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 24, 2021 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How much oral sex can a Hare Krsna have ?

how much oral sex can a Hare Krsna have ?

Well I got this question today so this is the answer from Srimad Bhagavatam

ŚB 5.26.26

यस्त्विह वै सवर्णां भार्यां द्विजो रेत: पाययति काममोहितस्तं पापकृतममुत्र रेत:कुल्यायां पातयित्वा रेत: सम्पाययन्ति ॥ २६ ॥

yas tv iha vai savarṇāṁ bhāryāṁ dvijo retaḥ pāyayati kāma-mohitas taṁ pāpa-kṛtam amutra retaḥ-kulyāyāṁ pātayitvā retaḥ sampāyayanti.

Synonyms

yaḥ — any person who; tu — but; iha — in this life; vai — indeed;…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 24, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Miniketana Ramas Vyasapuja offering 2/24 2021

yasa puja offering from my student Miniketana Rama Prabhu : Gurudeva i realy get on this extatic dancing feelings right now and when writng, like real meditation and i made a kirttana, as i described in song!

«Song prayer to my beloved Guru on His Vyasa Puja, day of appearance.»

How hard it is to be,

A Guru of Krishna Nam,

For a wicked and the foolish,

Person as i am?

All this years of Your attention,

That You paid to me -

It is Your…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 24, 2021 at 8:43am — No Comments

Nectar about Lord Varaha

Nectar about Lord Varaha

According to the Sri Sampradaya Lord Varaha last appeared in Satya Yuga before the apperance of Lord Narasimha , Lord Narasimhadevs apperance in Satya Yuga is confirmed in Narasimha Purana , since the pastime of Lord Varaha and Lord Narasimha are related it makes perfect sense

here is the sloka from Narasimha Purana that confirms Lord Narasimhadevs apperance in Satya Yuga

satye daitya-kuladhi-nasa-samayesimhordhva-martyakrtis tretayam das-kandharam…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 24, 2021 at 3:58am — No Comments

Bhaimi Ekadasi

Bhaimi Ekadasi (Jaya Ekadasi) It is said that if one observes upavasa on this day then one receives entrance to Visnu's abode, even though one has not performed the other vratas of the year. NOTE: The half day fast (vrata) for the appearance of Lord Varahadev is also observed on this Ekadasi day, and the utsav (festival celebration - pujas and feasting, etc.) is observed on the Dvadasi, which is when He appeared.

Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Lord of the lords, Sri Krishna, all…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 23, 2021 at 9:48pm — No Comments

Lord Siva became Nandisvara Hil

Lord Siva became Nandisvara Hil

In Nandagrama Lord Siva has taken the form of Nandisva hill,where Nanda Maharaja build his palace.Some Brijabasis and Vaisnavas sometimes take stone from Nandisvara hill and paint Siva tilaka on them and worship them as Lord Siva.

Srila Visvanath Chakravati Thakura has given us a beautiful prayer in his Stavamrta Lahari:

Nandisvarastakam No photo description available.

Author: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura

Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari

Language:…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 22, 2021 at 8:45am — No Comments

how Lord Siva became Gopisvara Mahadeva !

how Lord Siva became Gopisvara Mahadeva !

Lalitadevi is scolding this new Gopi, Gopisvara Mahadeva: We have never seen a Gopi with copra around her neck or with Ganges falling on the head. Krsna and Purnamasi stopped the Gopis from scolding Gopiswara Mahadev.This is Lord Siva as a gopi She will protect the Rasa Sthali so no one unwanted can enter .

Purnamasi had dipped Lord Siva in Kusuma Sarovara and given him a transcendental form as a Gopi .This is how Lord Siva guards not only…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 22, 2021 at 8:43am — No Comments

Why Yamaraja was cursed to become Vidura!

Why Yamaraja was cursed to become Vidura!

Srila Prabhupada tells this pastime in Srimad Bhagavatam purports, that once Manduka Muni was falsly accused and was almost pierces by lances by a king.So he went to Yamaraja and asked why this happened and he was told that due to his childhood ignorance he once pierced some insects with a straw and this was the karma. He got angry and cursed Yamaraja to be unfit in his duties and cursed him to become a sudra.Srila Prabhupada warned that those…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 21, 2021 at 7:03am — No Comments

Pundarika Vidyanidhi the incarnation of Vrsabhanu Maharaja

Pundarika Vidyanidhi the incarnation of Vrsabhanu Maharaja

On Tuesday was the apperanceday of Punadrika Vidyanidhi who is the incarnation of Vrisabhanu Mahararja the father of Srimati Radharani Srila Narayana Maharaja told this pastime: 'One time Radha was waiting for her brother Sridam to come and take her to her fathers' house. She was waiting, waiting, and waiting, but there was no sign of Sridam and She became so sad. One day a person from Varsana was there. She asked the man to ask…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 19, 2021 at 8:52am — No Comments

Sarasvati Puja

Sarasvatī-pūjā

Today is Sarasvati Puja godess Sarasvati is worshipped especially in West Bengal and in Navadvipa I used to see big puja on this day daily we offer godess Sarasvati respect : SB 1,2,4

nārāyaṇaṁ namaskṛtya

naraṁ caiva narottamam

devīṁ sarasvatīṁ vyāsaṁ

tato jayam udīrayet

SYNONYMS

nārāyaṇam—the Personality of Godhead; namaḥ-kṛtya—after offering respectful obeisances; naram ca eva—and Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi; nara-uttamam—the supermost human being;…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 16, 2021 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Sri Visnupriyas apperance day

+Śrīmatī Viṣṇupriya-devī ~ Appearance day

Jaya Sacinandana suramuni vandana

Composed by Srila Bhakti-rasksaka Sridhara Maharaja

jay sacinandana sura-muni-vandana

bhava-bhaya-khandana jayo he

jay hari-kirttana narttana varttana

kalimala-karttana jayo he

All glories to Sri Krsna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the son of Sacidevi. Great sages and demigods always sing His praise, for by doing so, the fear of repeated birth and death is cut to pieces. All Glories to the…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 16, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī ~ Appearance day today 2/16 2021

Śrīla Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī ~ Appearance day today

You may think why I should hear from this Paramananda former Payonidhi about Srila Raghunath das Goswami ? I admit I am lowly and worse than a worm in stool .but hear me out.

  Srila Raghunath das Goswami how much did he chant daily? How much should I chant not to imitate but I like to become like him so renounced and devoted to Lord Caitanya.. (though it may take time for us to come to such high standard of bhakti )A sincere…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 16, 2021 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Misconceptions about Kalki Avatar

Misconceptions about Kalki Avatar

I was very angry with Srila Narayana Maharaja because Jadurani was teaching Kalki does not come in Kali yuga and claimed Srila Narayana Maharaja was preaching the same

No Kalki Avatar in this Kali Yuga

by Srimati Jadurani devi dasi [Syamarani didi]

I first met Srila Narayana Maharaj about seven years ago, at the Rupa Sanatana Gaudiya Math, his temple near Seva Kunja in Vrndavan. Since that time I'd always strongly felt Srila…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 15, 2021 at 11:08pm — No Comments

My Bhakta Picture from 1979 in New Radha Kunda ISKCON Korsnaas Gaard ,Sweden

My Bhakta Picture from 1979 in New Radha Kunda ISKCON Korsnaas Gaard ,Sweden

My Gurubhai and Sankirtana Godbrother from Sweden Rohininandana Prabhu send this to me this is from 1979 when I was a Bhakta , I used to love to serve prasadam I still do, but I recall when I served the Sunday feast I would not take any prasadam untill every single person was completly full and happy I would sit down all the other serves and make sure they where also satisfied with Krsna prasadam ,then I would…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 14, 2021 at 1:35pm — No Comments

My Bhakta Picture from 1979 in New Radha Kunda ISKCON Korsnaas Gaard ,Sweden

My Bhakta Picture from 1979 in New Radha Kunda ISKCON Korsnaas Gaard ,Sweden

My Gurubhai and Sankirtana Godbrother from Sweden Rohininandana Prabhu send this to me this is from 1979 when I was a Bhakta , I used to love to serve prasadam I still do, but I recall when I served the Sunday feast I would not take any prasadam untill every single person was completly full and happy I would sit down all the other serves and make sure they where also satisfied with Krsna prasadam ,then I would…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 14, 2021 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Life is not just about eating and sleeping and passing stool !

Life is not just about eating and sleeping and passing stool !

I used to have house programs, but I stopped them as I found that most came for eating sleeping and passing stool .

I two times invited Braja Bihari das when he first came to ISKCON Potomac since I know him from Vrindavana, but he came to just eat and not discuss Hari Katha , I was thinking then he is asat sanga, why I am cooking and offering Giriraja Prasadam and going out of my way making extra nice prasadam who he…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 14, 2021 at 11:27am — No Comments

Ugra Narasimha is only Garlanded with Hiranykasipus intestines

Ugra Narasimha is only Garlanded with Hiranykasipus intestines

Does Lord Narasimha wear lotusflowers when He comes out of the pillar ? No so this painting is not correct ,on the left though the artist of course wish to paint a lotus garland around Lord Narasimhadevas chest.Actually the only garland Lord Narasimhadeva wore was the intestines of Hiranyajasipu,But in His Ugra Narasimha form no one can put garland of lotusflowers on Lord Narasimha .But after Lord Narasimha killed milliones…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 11, 2021 at 9:32am — No Comments

on the aupiscious 100th Vyasa puja celebration of my beloved Gurudeva Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja

on the aupiscious 100 Vyasa puja celebration of my beloved Gurudeva Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja I am offering this to his lotusfeet :

dear Srila Gurudeva

Please accept my humble obaisences thrown in the dust of your lotusfeet

all glories to Sriman Mahaprabhu and Sri Sri Radha Binodbihari

In 1986 while serving in ISKCON Vrindavana, I was send by the Temple president Damodara Pandit Prabhu , to Mathura to collect donations for the annual Janmastami souvenir…

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Added by Paramananda das on February 10, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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