• Sri Gurvastakam

    Sri Gurvastakam

    I want to give an explanation of Sri Guru – what are the symptoms of a bona fide guru – and to show you examples that have been given in the epics [Vedic scriptures]. You can apply this to your own guru. Our Sri Guru is akhanda-guru-tattva, Sri Baladeva Prabhu or Sri Nityananda Prabhu, so all teachings should be applied to him and to others who are following this... Read More
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  • Our Master - His Life

    A most endearing hallmark of his preaching was the heart-stealing affection he showed to all. As an uttama-bhāgavata, he entered the deepest recesses of the heart to give the unmistakable reassurance that he is one's eternal well-wisher. The depth of his affection is a tangible reality for all who have experienced it, and this in itself bears subjective testimony to the fact that he was a true emissary of the Supreme Lord.

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  • Namah

    As long as Śrīla Gurudeva, the beloved of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, is physically manifest, it is wise to render intimate service to him, and thereby attain perfection. But if we are not able to attain perfection because we have failed to develop attachment to him, attachment wherein we consider him to be the lord of our heart; if we have failed to serve him by giving him our full heart in complete sincerity and selflessness, then we have certainly been deprived...

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  • The Most Compassionate

    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is certainly more intelligent than each and every one of us, and He knows how to make the fallen souls of Kali-yuga best understand His high-level teachings. Indeed, His teachings are comprehensible by all. Still, our misfortune prevails. First, we do not accept His teachings. Second, to impress others with our prowess we mix something of our own with them...

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Rays of The Harmonist

  • No Worldly Matter Should Engage My Thought
  • Men act like infants
  • The Ultimate Goal of Life

tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

The devotee says, “God may either accept my service or reject it, but I must serve Him.” This is bhakti...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Those who want to remove their desires by means of enjoyment hanker for emancipation. But the devotees of God hanker neither for enjoyment nor for emancipation. When, because of a lack of exact knowledge about the truth, we rely only on relative knowledge, our desires are not removed therewith, and all of our acts evaporate like camphor...

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tn srila bhakitsiddhantaby Śrīla Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda

Men become confused about the spiritual deity they worship in the midst of their attempts to acquire the three main objects of human pursuit (tri-varga). These three are dharma, or virtue; artha, or wealth; and kāma, or desire...

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Featured: Sri Radha-krsna-ganoddesa-dipika

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In this book Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī has given a brief yet vital description of the names, forms, qualities and different services of Śrī Rādhā’s and Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s cherished companions. Such a comprehensive description of Śrī Kṛṣṇa and His companions is not found in any other single scripture.

 

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If you want to go to Navadvipa or Puri or any other long destination in India you can take the train. There are some good trains that go from New Delhi or Nizammudim to Kolkatta or Puri everyday. For the updated schedule, fees and online booking you can check on the official Indian Railways   web site. Info about the Rajdhani superfast express is available at: http://www.indianrail.gov.in/rajdhani_trn_list.html.

You can book your ticket either online or through a travel agent in Vrindavan or you can also directly go the Tourist booking office upstairs in the New Delhi Railway Station. They are open daily 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday to Saturday and 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sunday. They close for a break from 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM. The queue (line) for paying in dollars or pounds is on the left, rupees on the right. The dollar/pound queue may be shorter. You will receive you change in rupees. If you have some small paper dollar or pound currency it will save you some time waiting for change. Note: This list was compiled from the official Indian Railways web site.

The Number 2304/2382 POORVA EXPRESS, leaves New Delhi at 4:15 PM and is scheduled to arrive in Howrah Station at 4:45 PM the following afternoon. Scheduled travel time is 24.5 hours. The train number for this train is 2304 on Wed, Thu, Sat, and Sun and number 2382 the other days of the week. This train also stops at Aligarh Junction which is closer to Mathura than Delhi station at about 6:01 PM. It is also possible to get down from this train at Barddhaman Junction which is closer to Navadvipa than Kolkata. The scheduled arrival time at Barddhaman is 2:53PM the following day. You would want to book a taxi in advance from the Navadvipa taxis to be picked up in Barddhaman. There may be taxis available there but I've never seen any.

There are local buses, but you would need to know the area quite well to use them. The SL (non-AC sleeper) is Rs. 449. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1208.

The Number 2312 DELHI - HOWRAH KALKA MAIL, leaves Old Delhi Station (not the station nearest to Paharganj) daily at 7:30 AM and is scheduled to arrive in Howrah at 7:25AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 24 hours. This train also stops at Aligarh Junction at about 9:40 AM and Barddhaman Junction at 5:36AM the following day. The SL (non-AC sleeper) is Rs. 433. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1163.

The 2302/2306 DELHI - HOWRAH RAJDHANI is the fastest and most expensive train and runs daily. It leaves New Delhi at 5:00PM and is scheduled to arrive in Howrah at 10:45AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 17 hours 45 minutes. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1510.

On Fridays the departure time is 5:00PM and the train number is 2306 and that train also arrives in Howrah at 1:30 PM the following afternoon. Scheduled travel time is 20.5 hours. There are no SL class sleepers on this train, only AC coaches. This train doesn't stop at Aligarh Junction or Barddhaman Junction. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1560.

The 2314 DELHI - SEALDAH RAJDHANI is a fast train that departs from New Delhi for Sealdah Junction station in Kolkata, rather than across the river in Howrah which might be more convenient than the Howrah trains if you intend to stay in a hotel in Kolkata. It runs everyday leaving New Delhi at 4:45 PM and is scheduled to arrive in Sealdah at 10:45 AM the following morning. Scheduled travel time is 18 hours. The three tier AC coach is Rs. 1520.

One other train worth mentioning (so you can avoid it) is the 3008 TOOFAN EXPRESS. It usually takes 36 Hours (12 hours longer than the other trains) to reach Kolkata. It leaves New Delhi at 8:05 AM, stops in Mathura at 11:10 AM and is scheduled to arrive in Bardhamman at 4:35 PM and Kolkata at 7:20 PM the following evening. The SL (non-AC sleeper) is Rs. 433. According to their website, there are no three tier AC coaches on this train. Two tier AC is Rs. 1871.

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