Books in Hindi language
Srila Sanatana Gosvami's Sri Brhad-bhagavatamrta occupies a special place in the realm of Vaisnava literature. It is unparalleled in its delineation of siddhanta, rasa, bhava and lila. Its glories are limitless, and it is without question one of the most beneficial books for the progressive sadhaka. It is divided into two parts, and both parts tell the story of parivrajaka; that is, one who refuses the comforts of a permanent residence and constantly wanders in search of the essence of life.
The title of this book, Arcana-dipika, means "the lamp that illuminates arcana". The term arcana signifies honour or worship. As one of the nine processes of devotional service, it refers to worshipping the deity form of the Supreme Lord. Arcana-dipika teaches us how this service is performed and how to please the Supreme Lord through this process of worship. By the mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu; the Six Gosvamis and other contemporary followers of Sriman Mahaprabhu; and more recently Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja the process of deity worship, which is the authentic method of approaching Sri Bhagavan, has been successfully introduced to the entire world.
This profound translation of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja is sure to inspire sincere students of bhakti in their practices. It is considered complimentary to the authoritative and popular Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja. This present edition contains the bhavanuvada of the Sarartha-varsini-tika (a shower of the essential meanings) of the illustrious Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, which was originally penned in Sanskrit. His commentary has been further illuminated by Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja's Sarartha-varsini Prakasika-vrtti, which guides the reader into profound aspects of the siddhanta. Consequently, the innermost intentions of the Gita are revealed to the modern audience. Some of the brilliant Rasika-ranjana commentaries by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, have been included within this Prakasika-vrtti.
This book, by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, is a summary study of Sri Rupa Gosvami's Laghu-bhagavatamrta, which describes Sri Krsna's various incarnations and plenary portions.
Sri Bhajana-rahasya is compiled by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura. He has collected into the form of a book several confidential hints from his own method of bhajana to guide sincere sadhakas who are performing bhajana under his direction. ... He [Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura] was constantly reciting and relishing verses such as the ones in this book, thus becoming overwhelmed with bhagavat-prema. For sadhakas whose faith is on the neophyte platform, the system of arcana is provided. Many people are unable to understand the distinction between arcana and bhajana and therefore use the word bhajana to refer to arcana. One can practise bhajana by performing the nine kinds of devotion, navadha-bhakti. Because arcana is included within navadha-bhakti, it is also considered a part of bhajana. There is a difference between complete bhajana and partial bhajana. Arcana means to worship the deity with awe and reverence; that is, with knowledge of the Bhagavan's opulence and by observing etiquette. It is also arcana to serve the Supreme Lord with various paraphernalia according to rules and regulations and with the mundane conception of identifying oneself with the material body. ... A brief arcana-paddhati has been added as an appendix to this book.
Composed originally in Bengali by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Bhakti-tattva-viveka is a collection of four essays. By understanding the true nature of suddha-bhakti (pure bhakti), one can relish the ultimate goal of all scriptures, the pure nectar of krsna-prema as exhibited and preached by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Lord Brahma's prayers of devotion to Sri Krsna. These prayers, offered at the dawn of creation by Brahma, the secondary creator of the universe, contain all the essential truths of Vaisnava philosophy.
"Sri Damodarastakam is eternal; therefore we should study it, sing it out loud, and discuss it, not just during the month of Kartika, but every day throughout Caturmasya. It is so important that it is worth reading every month and indeeed every day of the year. If this Sri Damodarastakam is glorified in a sublimely pure way, Sri Damodara will become pleased. It is with this intention that with great effort we have compiled this book."
-- Sri Srimad Bhakti Prajnana Kesava Gosvami Maharaja
An excerpt from a lecture entitled "The Jewel Book":
"Sri Gita-govinda is a 'jewel book' brought by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. We all know that Sri Jayadeva Gosvami has written this beautiful Gita-govinda, but without Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu it would have remained locked like a pearl in the oyster shell or a jewel in a locked case. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu manifested the glories of Sri Gita-govinda. Just as without Srila Rupa Gosvami no one would have known the inner moods of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, similarly, by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu relishing the moods of Sri Gita-govinda its glories became manifest for the whole world. I have explained this very high-class philosophy, but only rare devotees in this world can understand it. I have called you here only to give you this."
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.
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."
Bhagavatarka-marici-mala, meaning â€œa garland made of rays from the sun-like Srimad-Bhagavatamâ€, is an exquisite compilation by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura of the most important verses of the Srimad-Bhagavatam according to the fundamental principles (tattvas) of sambanda, abhideya and prayojana together with their deep meanings.
Scriptural evidences of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu being Krsna Himself, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Evidences from a complete range of the storehouse of Vedic literature are provided to show that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself. This book is a must for those who want to know where and how in our scripture Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhuâ€™s avatar is foretold.
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