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Five Things You Must Do on Akshaya Tirtiya

Akshaya Tritiya is celebrated on the third day of the bright fortnight in the month of Vaishakha (vaisakha-sukla-paksa-tritiya). aksaya (sanskrit) means inexhaustible, that which never deteriorates. It is considered to be the most auspicious day to start a new venture.

Glorify the Supreme Lord who appeared as Parasurama

The Supreme Lord appeared as Parasurama, the son of Jamadagni Maharsi and Srimati Renukadevi, on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya. He uprooted all the unwanted kings who appeared as thorns on the surface of the earth. Sri Jayadeva Goswami glorifies this incarnation of the Supreme Lord as follows:

knatriya-rudhira-maye jagad-apagata-pāpam
snapayasi payasi śamita-bhava-tāpam
keśava dhṛta-bhṛgupati-rūpa jaya jagadiśa hare

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Krishna Katha

One Hundred and Eight Holy Names of Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu Composed by Srila Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya sriman-nityananda-candraya namah “I offer my humble obeisances to the transcendental moon Lord Sr...    Read more
Narottama Dasa Thakura, one of the acharyas in the Gaudiya Vaishnava Sampradaya writes in glorification of the Lord that one will get the soothing moonlight of millions of moons when one takes shelter of Lord Nityananda's lo...    Read more
Nammalwar stands fifth among the twelve alwars of the Srivaishnava Sampradaya. Nammalwar was born as the son of Kariyar on the full moon day of Vaikasi month in the very first year of Kali-yuga, which is called Pramathi-nama-sam...    Read more
ARISTASURA THE BULL DEMON Once a demon named Aristasura entered the village in the form of a great bull with a gigantic body and huge horns, digging up the earth with his hooves. When the demon entered Vrndavana, the who...    Read more

Drops of Nectar

The following article is based on a lecture given by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in Los Angeles on December 13, 1973 - the Disappearance Day of His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada. nama om visnu-padaya&n...    Read more
His Divine Grace Sri Srimad Bhakti Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Maharaj the celebrated acharya (Spiritual Head) of the Gaudiya Vaisnavas spoke the following few lines as His Message just a few days (23rd December, 1936) before His passing away from this mortal w...    Read more
The following poem is one of the many poetic works of Srila Prabhupada. This was his Vyasa-puja offering to his spiritual master, Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami Prabhupada. Srila Prabhupada wrote this song in the year 1935. Bhaktisiddhanta was very touched b...    Read more

Timeless Wisdom

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the pioneer of the modern Hare Krishna movement, appeared in Mayapur, West Bengal over 500 years ago....    Read more
When I saw this picture, portraying people aspiring for freedom moving from one cage to another cage, I just wanted to...    Read more
Sanskrit Names with Meanings 1. Om shri krishnaya namah - Obeisances to the all-attractive Sri Krishna. ...    Read more
Lecture by Sri Stoka Krishna Dasa yasma adad udadhir udha-bhayanga-vepo margam sapady ari-puram haravad didhaksoh d...    Read more