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Srila Prabhupada’s Appearance Day

The Holy Appearance Day of His Divine Grace  Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda Mahārāja When Nanda Maharaja is observing a great festival for the appearance day of his beloved son, Śrī Kṛṣṇa, that very day Kṛṣṇa’s very dear devotee, very intimate devotee, His own man, has appeared. What is the necessity of the Vaiṣṇavas coming here? Sādhu-vaiṣṇavas, […]

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Sri Krishna Janmastami

 Śrī Kṛṣṇa Janmāṣṭami (A lecture delivered by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja on Śrī Kṛṣṇa Janmāṣṭami 18th August 1995 in Bhubaneswar, India.)    The Bhāgavata says, to hear this transcendental līlā-kāhāṇī of Bhagavān Kṛṣṇa is all-auspicious. If you hear with full faith and concentrated attention, all of the material contamination in your heart will be […]

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Taking Care of Bhakti-Lata

Taking Care of Bhakti-Latā  A brilliant lecture on Caitanya-caritāmṛta,  Ādi-līlā  8.50-57 by Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja. Given on the 5th December, 1991 in Bhubaneswar, India.   The significance of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma – plough and flute – is cultivation and attraction. First Lord Balarāma will use His plough and repeatedly cultivate the land. Only […]

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Lord Balarama – The Original Bhakta-Avatara

Painting © Vrindavan Das. Used with permission. Lord Balarāma  The Original Bhakta-Avatāra Evening lecture delivered by Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja 21st August, 1994 in Barcelona, Spain   Today is a most auspicious day, the day that Lord Balarāma appeared. This morning we already discussed something about Lord Balarāma however I did not finish, […]

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The Confidential Meaning of Ratha-Yātrā

In 1991 Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja established  the annual Ratha-yātrā in Bhubaneswar, which is held at the same time and date as the Jagannātha Purī Ratha-yātrā. The locals come in the 10’s of thousands each year to attend this festival. He also fulfilled Srila Prabhupada’s desire for a magnificent Temple in Bhubaneswar where lord Śrī Śrī Jagannātha, Baladeva, and Subhadrā-devī give darshan to […]

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The Mystery Behind Guṇḍicā-Mārjana-Līlā

The Mystery Behind Gundica-Marjana-Lila A lecture delivered by His Divine Grace Śrīla Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja on 1st July 1992, Bhubaneswar, India.   Today is the day Śrīmān Mahāprabhu exhibited His līlā of guṇḍicā-mārjana, the cleaning of Guṇḍicā Temple, and tomorrow is Ratha-yātrā. When Mahāprabhu was in Purī, He would clean the inside and outside […]

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In the Association of Pure Devotees

In the Association of Pure Devotees In the Association of Pure Devotees, a new book from Tattva Vicara Publications is now available as a free down load. The book is 320 pages from cover to cover. As the title explains, it is on the subject of the glories of the association of pure devotees. Some […]

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Suddha-Nama Bhajana – Reprinted by Popular Demand!

Suddha-Nama Bhajana Reprinted by Popular Demand! The publication Suddha-Nama Bhajan, by our beloved Gurudeva, Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja has been reprinted by popular demand and is now available for sale in India. Suddha-Nama Bhajan, a must read for aspiring Vaisnavas, takes the reader through the three stages of chanting. The first chapter nama-aparadha […]

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