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March 28, 2020

Rāmānujācārya was born in 1017 A.D., on the 12th day of Caitra (Mar-Apr), on pancamī tithi. His father was Asurī Sarvakṛtu Keśava Desik and mother was Kāntimati Devī. His father Sarvakṛtu was expert in performing all varieties of yajñas; he performed a yajña at the Pārthasārathi temple situated in Chennai with a desire to have a son and Rāmānuja was born as a result. Being born on the same tithi as Lord Lakṣamaṇa, he was named Lakṣamaṇa Desik. Later he received the name Rāmānuja. The birth place of Rāmānuja is Śrīperambudur, in Tamil Nadu, which is just 32 kilometers away from Kāncipur...

March 21, 2020

Govinda Ghoṣa had a son, who left his body at a young age. Following his son’s death, Govinda Ghoṣa, who used to serve a deity of Lord Gopinātha, stopped His sevā. Seeing this, Gopinātha inquired, “Why have you stopped   ​ serving Me?” Govinda Ghoṣa replied, “As my [only] son is no more, and my brothers live in different places, there is nobody to continue Your service after me. After I leave this body Your sevā will be stopped anyways. Considering this, I have stopped Your sevā.” Then Lord Gopinātha said, “Why don't you consider Me as your son? From today, I am your son.” Thus dur...

March 16, 2020

Those who are not attached to the material world do not get disturbed. One night, while Mahāprabhu was dancing in kīrtana at Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita's house, Śrīvāsa’s son died. But, he did not feel any sorrow. Instead, he just wanted to ensure that this would not disturb the dancing of the Lord. [So Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita warned his wife and other family members not to cause any commotion by crying aloud and requested the other devotees not to inform Mahāprabhu about the death of his son.] Mahāprabhu perceived it in His heart, yet, to teach the people of this world from this incident, He said, “...

March 8, 2020

Śrīmatī Sītā-devī, the wife of Śrīla Advaita Ācārya, arrived in Māyāpura from Śāntipura [because they had received the news that a child had been born to Mother Śacī]. [Previously] Mother Śacī had given birth to many daughters who died prematurely and later Viśvarūpa was born to her. So all those who gathered recited prayers and glories (stava/stuti) of the child, and in order to protect Him from all evil influences He was named Nimāi after Neem, which is bitter and by nature defends against any kind of harm [and also because he was born under a Neem tree]. In this way, He was protected...

March 5, 2020

How is it possible? The same Lord, who walked to give milk to Mādhavendra Purīpāda and spoke directly with him, is now requesting assistance, demonstrating complete helplessness. The Lord who knows everyone’s heart, the cause of all causes, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is suddenly unable to stand without support in His deity form! For the pleasure of His devotees, the Lord performs His pastimes as a Deity – devoid of independence and requiring assistance. Mādhavendra Purīpāda performed annakūṭa for Gopāla daily for two years with the help of the nearby villagers but he did not a...

February 29, 2020

Today is Pūjyapāda Bhakti Vaibhava Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja’s tirobhāva tithi. Although he appeared in a lineage of high-class kavirājas (expert Ayurvedic doctor), he chose to become a maṭha-vāsī. He took sannyāsa from Pūjyapāda Bhakti Sarvasva Giri Gosvāmī Mahārāja at Āśrama Mahārāja’s bhajana-kuṭīra in Māyāpura. UNFAILING COMMITMENT TO BRINGING PRASĀDA Śrīla Mahārāja used to stay in the Kovūra Maṭha and each time we would pass Kovūra by train he would unfailingly come to meet us with prasāda in hand. Then he would also take us for darśana of the Kovūra maṭha. [Kovūra is the place where...

February 27, 2020

Today is the disappearance day of my śikṣā guru, Tridaṇḍi Swāmī Śrīla Bhakti Viveka Bhāratī Gosvāmī Mahārāja, a jewel-like disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda, who was especially empowered by Mahāprabhu. Śrīla Bhakti Viveka Bhāratī Gosvāmī Mahārāja was a senior sannyāsa disciple of Śrīla Prabhupāda and a very good preacher with a wonderful character. Before joining the maṭha permanently, he was working at the Secretariat and he would spend his holidays at the maṭha on Ultadanga Road; he stayed on the first floor. During one such visit, he was returning to his room when he heard Śrīla Prabhupā...

February 23, 2020

Rasikānanda Prabhu faced great opposition and was accused of not being bona fide because of having taken shelter of a non-brāhmaṇa. Generally it was considered that only brāhmaṇas had the privilege to study the Vedas and thus only they could deliver the true import contained in them to their disciples. Rasikānanda Prabhu swiftly counteracted all these baseless allegations by taking an astute philosophical stance. Śrīla Prabhupāda would always assert that as soon as one begins to propagate the truth, oppositions and obstacles will inevitably arise.

February 23, 2020

Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja instructed Śrīla Prabhupāda to prepare the Navadvīpa Pañjikā (Vaiṣṇava Pañjikā) which would include all the auspicious tithis like Janmāṣṭamī, Ekādaśī, and other important tithis such as the appearance and disappearance days of various Vaiṣṇavas. This service was specifically entrusted to Śrīla Prabhupāda due to his expertise in astrology. So, it was on the order of Śrīla Jagannātha Dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja, that Śrīla Prabhupāda Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura created the first Vaiṣṇava Pañjikā, in Vaiṣṇava history. This was the contribution of Śrīla...

February 11, 2020

Being proficient in Sanskrit, he made substantial literary contribution. He served as an editor of ‘Bhāgavata patrikā’ (a bilingual monthly in Hindi & Sanskrit), published by the Naimiśaranya Maṭha, Lucknow. He would correspond in Sanskrit for any comments or queries posed in Sanskrit by the readers. He also wrote extensively for ‘Śrī Gauḍīya Pratrikā’, published by Śrī Devānanda Gauḍīya Maṭha [established by Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja after the disappearance of Śrīla Prabhupāda] and proofread ‘Śrī Bhāgavata Patrikā’, published by Śrī Keśavaji Gauḍīya Maṭha,  Mathurā....

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