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Paramananda das's Blog – August 2021 Archive (8)

Did your know Radha and the queens of Dvaraka and Radhas gopis once had a Rasa Lila near Dvaraka ?

Did your know Radha and the queens of Dvaraka and Radhas gopis once had a Rasa Lila near Dvaraka ?

Well read Garga Samhita canto 6 chapter 18

GS 6.18: In the Course of Describing the Glories of Siddhashrama, a Description of the Rasa-dance Festival

Siddhashrama-mahatmye Rasotsavah No photo description available.

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shri-narada uvaca shri-radhayah param pritim jnatva gopi-ganasya ca ucur harim raja-putryas tad-rasa-prekshanotsukah

shri-narada uvaca—Shri Narada said; shri-radhayah—of…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 28, 2021 at 9:12am — No Comments

Money can not buy you love ,in memory of Dharam Hinduja

Money can not buy you love !

I wish to tell you all a very unusual thing from my life, I was in ISKCON Boston in 1991 and the Hinduja family had a son there Dharam Hinduja that was going to Havard University in Boston so when he graduated they wanted someone in the temple to do a Yajna so Sridhara Swami (jolly Swami was his nickname) asked me to do the Yajna ,so did a fire sacrifice and chanted Purusha Sukta that I know by heart and chanted some Narasimha Mantras for the blessings and…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 27, 2021 at 12:45pm — 1 Comment

Bhakti is not about power and control or about money and sensegratification or manipulation or politics

Bhakti is not about power and control or about money and sensegratification or manipulation or politics

This is why Srila Vyasadeva wrote the Mahabharata for all the fools that think it is about their manipulation , the only thing that matters is devotion to Sri Krsna Chapter 18: Conclusion-The Perfection of Renunciation

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tac ca samsmrtya samsmrtya

rupam aty-adbhutam hareh

vismayo me mahan rajan

hrsyami ca punah punah

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tat—that;…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 27, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

Vaikuntha form of Lord Narasimha and glories of Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha .

Vaikuntha form of Lord Narasimha and glories of Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha .May be an image of 1 person and flower

Vaikuntha form of Lord Narasimha and glories of Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha .
In Vaikuntha Lord Narasimha does not manifest His form as Half man half lion but has a beautiful four armed form of Lord Narayana , this is why when Prahlada Maharaja was thrown of a cliff near Visakapatnam ,Prahlada Maharaja was first saved by Lord Visnu , his body was not harmed…
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Added by Paramananda das on August 26, 2021 at 9:16am — No Comments

Balarama Purnima 2021

One sincere young mataji wrote me that tomorrow is Balarama Purnima what should I do .Is there any prayers I should do .Kindly guide me Prabhu

So unfortunately I got this email late to respond in time ,but the answer is to fast and chant Hare Krsna read Krsna book with pastimes' related with Lord Balarama ,this is a godo day to chant 64 rounds minimum there are many prayers to Lord Balarama ,there is for example 1000 names of Lord Balarama…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 22, 2021 at 5:02am — No Comments

Raksa Bhandan

today is Raksha Bandhan and rakhis are tied around the wrists you see many ISKCON Gurus wear them and also my Gurudeva observed it, but Srila Prabhupada wrote in a letter he did not want western devotees wasting time on it .

So in the link below this is from Bhavisya Purana : Important in the Great Tradition is chapter 137 of the Uttara Parva of the Bhavishya Purana,[7] in which Lord Krishna describes to Yudhishthira the ritual of having a raksha (protection) tied to his right wrist by…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 22, 2021 at 4:08am — No Comments

Srila Prabhupada the name is more used than you think ! Who is the real Srila Prabhupada ?

Srila Prabhupada the name is more used than you think ! Who is the real Srila Prabhupada ?

His Divine Grace Mahāmaṇḍaleshwar Mahant Kṛṣṇa Balarām Swāmī Prabhupāda May be an image of 1 person and text that says '"God is the shelter of all. He sends many obsta- cles and inconveniences to those who wish for shelter under him, in order to test their ardour and steadiness." _ Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Prabhupada. From Shri Chait-'

Srila Prabhupada only had one Vrijabasi disciple Krsna Balarama Swami that started his own society in Vraja and he goes under the name above he is also a Mahant.Now I am sure many in ISKCON will say wait a minute why is he Prabhupada ? Prabhupada refers to AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ..now let me tell…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 5, 2021 at 12:53pm — No Comments

GS 4.1: The Story of the Personified Vedas

GS 4.1: The Story of the Personified Vedas

This is a very amazing chapter in the 4th canto of Garga Samhita .How some of the personified Vedas became Gopis.Now when we read the Krsna book or the 10 canto of Srimad Bhagavatam there is the beautiful prayers of the Personified Vedas chapter 87 CHAPTER EIGHTY-SEVEN (vedabase.io) .Now sometimes devotees that have only read Srila Prabhupadas books may get a wrong impresssion of Durvasa Muni .Sometimes devotees in ISKCON gets compared to…

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Added by Paramananda das on August 4, 2021 at 10:19pm — No Comments

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