The Origin of Ratha-yatra

The Origin of Ratha-yatra

Mahaprabhu’s mood at Ratha-yatra At the beginning of the Ratha-yatra Festival, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu offers a prayer to Jagannatha-deva, not to His form as Lord Jagannatha or Vasudeva-Krsna, but to His form as Vrajendra-nandana Sri Krsna: jayati jana-nivaso...
Secrets Of Gundica Mandira Marjana

Secrets Of Gundica Mandira Marjana

What is the hidden deeper meaning of Gundica-marjana, the cleaning of the Gundica Temple? Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu told some of the associates of the king, the king’s guru Kasi Misra, the head pujari, and Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya, “I want to do...
The Glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

The Glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

The glories of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura are so great that even Lord Brahma, with his four mouths, cannot completely describe them. Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura was a transcendental personality and we are not transcendental, so how then can we touch his glory? Only a...
Ekadasi Can Fulfill All Desires

Ekadasi Can Fulfill All Desires

You know how delicious Jagannatha prasadam is. The pandas (priests) of Jagannatha’s temple brought some prasadam to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who was performing kirtana with His associates: Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama...
Srivasa Pandita’s Appearance Day

Srivasa Pandita’s Appearance Day

First of all, I want to give my heartly blessings to Gopi-vallabha prabhu, Citra, Visakha, Madana-mohana prabhu, and all those who are making this very beautiful arrangement for hari-katha – with a very big pandal and facilities for all the devotees. There may be some...