Vamana Gaura Dvitiya

  • Bathe in the Rasa-samudra

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Devotee: Maharaja, in the Bible, the formlessness of God is sometimes stated.

    Srila Gurudeva: No. It has been especially told in the Bible that “God created man after His own image.” He has knowledge; He has everything. He has a voice. It is said in the Bible that at end of creation, the Lord blesses and forgives everyone. It has been told there...

  • Hera-Pancami - Ch 7 Of The Origin Of Ratha-Yatra


    The meaning of Hera-pancami is as follows. On the fifth day of the Chariot Festival, Laksmi-devi becomes very worried and thinks, "Where has my husband gone? He told me, 'I am going for a change of environment for some days, and I will return very soon.' It has been five days now, and still He has not come back."

  • I have come for ISKCON

    Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

    Svamiji has arranged everything and Krsna is arranging everything as well. Without his mercy, I could not have come here. He has made a platform for me. Actually, he has given the seeds some water and nourished them. The plants are now dry. So, Svamiji told me, “You should go there and give water to the plants...

  • Just After the Chariot Festival

    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu

    The first Chariot Festival has now been completed, and the chariot has returned to Nilacala. On the return journey, Mahaprabhu and all His associates continued to think they were going to Vraja from Kuruksetra, and they performed the same pastimes as on their journey to Gundica. Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami explained that they did not think, "Krsna is returning to Dvaraka." Even at the time of returning, they always maintained the idea, "We are taking Krsna to Vrndavana...

  • Mahaprabhu and King Prataparudra


    The Chariot Festival is performed every year in Jagannatha Puri, a very beautiful place near the shore of the Indian Ocean. I have explained that Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself made the Gundica Temple neat and clean on the previous day, using His own garments, and after that Jagannatha went there. I have also related two histories explaining how Jagannatha, Subhadra, and Baladeva Prabhu manifested their forms...

  • The Appearance of Lord Jagannatha

    Lord Jagannath

    Today is the day of the Jagannatha Chariot Festival. What is the meaning behind this festival? Our heart is like a chariot, and we pray to Krsna, "Please come and sit in my heart." This is how the gopis prayed to Him at Kuruksetra: "You should come and sit in our hearts. Our hearts are Vrndavana...

  • The Origin of Ratha-yatra


    As I have explained before, Mahaprabhu very rarely sees Jagannatha, Baladeva, and Subhadra. When He does, He at once enters a mood of very intense separation and prays, "After a long time I am meeting with My most beloved, for whom I was burning in the fire of separation." He addresses Jagannatha as gopibhartuh and prays, "Pada-kamalayor dasa-dasanudasah"...