Jhulan Yatra: The Festival of Swings

Jhulan Yatra: The Festival of Swings by Gauranga Darshan Das Devotional festivals open the doors to unparalleled pleasure for one and all, hence they bear great significance in traditional India. They are not mere rituals performed by sentimentalists, instead, they are heartfelt expressions of gratitude and love of the devotees. They provide opportunities for us to offer practical services to…

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Key for Good Friendships

Key for Good Friendships by Gauranga Darshan Das Generally, rich people do not like to identify with poor people. King Drupada and Dronacharya studied under the same guru in the same school when they were boys. But after some years, when poor Droṇa approached Drupada for financial assistance, Drupada gave him a cold reception. In contrast to this, Kṛṣṇa’s warm…

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Janmastami: Why does Krishna Appear?

Janmastami: Why does Krishna Appear? by Gauranga Darshan Das Krishna who appeared on the Mother Earth by her invitation, also appears in our hearts when we invite Him. That is Janmastami – to invite Krishna into our hearts with our love, and to open our hearts to receive His love. The midnight of the eighth day of the dark fortnight…

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Who Is Srimati Radharani?

WHO IS ŚRĪMATĪ RĀDHĀRĀṆĪ? By Gauranga Darshan Das Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī and Śrī Kṛṣṇa are one in Their identity. Yet, They manifested themselves eternally as two personalities to experience the highest form of spiritual, loving exchanges. Rādhārāṇi is Kṛṣṇa’s spiritual energy (svarūpa śakti) personified. She is a transformation of the eternal potency of love that Kṛṣṇa carries within Himself. The Attractor…

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Complaints of Love

Complaints of Love by Gauranga Darshan Das Krishna’s pastimes are most enchanting, but when His devotees narrate them, they taste even more nectarean, being mixed with their love. Isn’t it ironic to see a rich man steal like a petty thief? Isn’t it even more astonishing to see him steal food, as if he were a hungry, poverty-stricken man?! What…

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