Books in Hindi language
Sri Vraja-mandala parikrama, originally inaugurated by Sriman Mahaprabhu Himself, has been conducted for over fifty years under the supervision and guidance of Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja. This book is a beautiful exposition of the confidential places of Sri Krsna's sweet pastimes in Vraja. The sincere devotee who has a deep thirst to enter into the sweetness of the land of Vraja will find ambrosial nectar flowing through these pages.
"Blessed is the land of Vraja, where the creator of the universe, Lord Brahma, dwells in the form of a mountain range in Varsana, to have the dust of the Divine Couple Sri Sri Radha-Krsna's lotus feet on the head; where the maintainer, Lord Visnu, has assumed the forms of Govardhana and Visnu-parvata; where the moon-crested Lord Siva has taken up residence as Nandisvara Hill in Nandagrama; and where Sri Uddhava, the best of Hari's servants, lives as a blade of grass, a small shrub or a creeper on the bank of Kusuma-sarovara."
Vaisnava-siddhanta-mala was originally composed in the Bengali language by the incarnation of auspiciousness upon this world, om visnupada Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, who is to be included as an intimate member among the eternal associates of Sri Sacinandana Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the purifier of the age of Kali and the source of all incarnations. It is a compilation of selected verses from the Vedic literatures to provide the reader with a comprehensive analysis of all questions related with sambhanda, abhideya and prayojan tattva.
Utkalika means 'very intense eagerness mixed with extreme restlessness,' and vallari means 'creeper;' hence Utkalika-vallari means 'The Vine of Intense Longings.' Srila Rupa Gosvami, being Sri Gaurahari's topmost associate, was saturated with His mercy. As the acarya of transcendental rasa-sastras, he wrote invaluable literatures, including the most exceptional Sri Stava-mala, 'A Garland of Prayers,' which was actually compiled later by Srila Jiva Gosvami. Utkalika-vallari, one of the flowers in this garland, is a poetic entreaty for the service of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna by Srila Rupa Gosvami.
Sri Upadesamrta by Srila Rupa Gosvami gives instructions indispensable for practitioners (sadhakas) of the devotional path (bhakti). Without following these instructions, entering the realm of pure devotion and especially following the intricate and elevated path of spontaneous devotion (raganuga-bhakti) is not only difficult, but impossible. This unprecedented edition contains the commentaries of Srila Radha-ramana dasa Gosvami, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada.
Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu is a book written by rasikacarya Srila Rupa Gosvami in an elaborate way about the science of devotional service, and by reading this book one can understand the meaning of devotional service. But to elaborately explain madhura-rasa, which is not dealt in great depth in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu, he wrote Sri Ujjvala-nilamani. It deals with every aspect of madhura-rasa. This book is the only definitive guide to madhura-rasa and ragamayi-bhakti.
Caution: This book will not be comprehensible unless one dives into the deep ocean of bhakti, i.e. Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu. Only after attaining proficiency in Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu should one dare to search for this blue emerald, Ujjvala-nilmani, found deep within the ocean of bhakti, otherwise one may get lost. We should very carefully understand the exalted position of this book and also appreciate the qualification that are required for hearing it.
Sanskrit verses and their translations of the first four Cantos of Srimad-Bhagavatam (the Bhagavata Purana), the ripened fruit of all vedic literature. The translations are done in accordance with Vaisnava siddhanta.
At the present time there is no Hindi edition of the Tenth Canto Srimad-Bhagavatam which is endowed with the wealth of the Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas' commentaries. This edition is trying to make up for the lack of this. It contains the Tenth Canto's (1-8 chapters') main slokas, anvaya, translation of the slokas, Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's commentary in Sanskrit and its bhavanuvada in Hindi, and the Bhavaprakasika vrtti, a commentary based on the tikas of Vaisnava acaryas such as Srila Jiva Gosvami and Srila Sanatana Gosvami.
Issuing from the divine mouth of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the eight verses comprising this Sri Siksastaka shine as the supremely radiant transcendental jewel of the entirety of Indian literature. They are the very essence of all the Vedas. Although its Sanskrit language is quite simple, its import is so profound that even if one studies it throughout his life, his study will not come to an end. Each time one reads and deliberates on this subject, newer and newer meanings come to light. This edition includes the soul-stirring commentary, Sri Sanmodana-bhasyam, by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura translated by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja.
After taking shelter of this desire tree of aspirations presented by Srila Visvanath Cakravati Thakura, that is to say, in order to attain the desire for the seva described in this compilations, one should sincerely, and without duplicity, with body, mind and words, remain under the guidance of the devoted persons who are completely immersed in this seva. These topmost, incomparable and transcendental aspirations can then quickly be fulfilled. Thus, the name of this book, Sri Sankalpa-kalpadrumah, is appropriate, because it makes one's desires bear fruit. The sadhaka's life attains success only when the impetus to obtain these trancendental aspirations appear in the heart by the causeless mercy of guru and Vaisnavas.
The conversation between Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Raya Ramananda from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta.
Five chapters from Srimad-Bhagavatam's Tenth Canto which extols the crown jewel of all the pastimes i.e. Sri Krsna's rasa-lila with the vraja-gopis. It includes commentaries of Sri Sridhara Svami, Srila Jiva Gosvami and Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura and their translations.
In this book Srila Rupa Gosvami has given a brief yet vital description of the names, forms, qualities and different services of Sri Radha's and Sri Krsna's cherished companions. In the Brhad-bhaga, or first part, of this composition, he describes those in vatsalya-rasa and madhura-rasa, and in the Laghu-bhaga, or second part, he describes those in sakhya-rasa and dasya-rasa. Sometimes, especially in the second part, he depicts in detail the beautiful forms of Sri Radha and Sri Govinda, as well as Their bodily limbs, Their ornaments and the astonishing paraphernalia used by Them. Such a comprehensive description of Sri Krsna and His companions will not be found in any other single scripture.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, the highly exalted preceptor and crown jewel of Sri Gaudiya Vaisnava acaryas, has masterfully crafted this incomparable narrative poem, Sri Prema-samputa, in a language that is simple, yet replete with deep meaning.
Once, Sri Krsna, disguised in the attire of a heavenly damsel, came to Srimati Radhika and stood before Her completely silent. The sight of this incredibly beautiful celestial damsel filled Srimati Radhika with bliss and She became most eager to befriend Her. Srimati Radhika asked Her several questions, but the girl offered no reply...
A philosophical novel by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura which clarifies and examines distinctions between the behaviour, aspirations and destinations of various types of Vaisnavas, yogis and neophytes.
This book describes the glories of Sri Navadvipa-dhama. Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu explains on tour to Sri Jiva Gosvami all the different places of pilgramage in the holy land of Sri Navadvipa.
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