July.29,2016 Kamika Ekadasi

The saintly king Yudhisthira maharaj said, "Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard from You the glories of fasting on Deva-sayani Ekadasi, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Ashadha.
Now I would like to hear from You the glories of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight (krishna paksha) of the month of Shravana (July -August).
Oh Govindadeva, please be merciful to me and explain its glories.
Oh Supreme Vasudeva, I offer my most humble obeisances unto You.

The Supreme Lord, Shri Krishna, replied, "Oh King, please listen attentively as I describe the auspicious influence of this Holy fast (vrata) day, which removes all sins.
Narada Muni once asked Lord Brahma about this same topic.
'Oh regent of all beings,' said Naradji, 'Oh you who sit upon a water born lotus throne, please tell me the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the sacred month of Shravana.
Please also tell me which Deity is to be worshipped on that Holy day, the process one must follow to observe it, and the merit it awards.'

Lord Brahma replied, 'My dear son Narada, for the benefit of all humanity I shall happily tell you everything you wish to know, for just hearing the glories of the Kamika Ekadasi bestows merit equal to that obtained by one who performs a horse sacrifice.
Certainly, great merit is attained by one who worships, and who also meditates on the lotus feet of the four-armed Lord Gadadhara, who holds conchshell, disc, club and lotus in His hands and who is also known as Shridhara, Hari, Vishnu, Madhava, and Madhusudana.
And the blessings achieved by such a person / devotee, who worships Lord Vishnu exclusively are far greater than those achieved by one who takes a sacred bath in the Ganges at Kashi (Varanasi), in the forest of Naimisharanya, or at Pushkara, which is the only place on the planet where I am formally worshipped.
But one who observes this Kamika Ekadasi and also worships Lord Shri Krishna achieves greater merit than one who has darshan of Lord Kedaranatha in the Himalayas, or one who bathes at Kurukshetra during a solar eclipse, or one who donates the whole Earth in charity, including its forests and oceans, or one who bathes in the Gandaki River (where the sacred Shaligrams are found) or the Godavari River on a full moon (purnima) day that falls on a Monday when Leo (Simha) and Jupiter (Guru) are conjoined (conjunct).

'Observing Kamika Ekadasi bestows the same merit as donating a milk-cow and her auspicious calf, along with their feed.
On this all auspicious day, whosoever worships Lord Sri Shridhara-deva, Vishnu, is glorified by all the devas, Gandharvas, Pannagas, and Nagas.
'Those who are afraid of their past sins and completely immersed in sinful materialistic life should at least observe this best of Ekadasis according to their ability and thus attain liberation.
This Ekadasi is the purest of all days and the most powerful for removing sins of the native.
Oh Narad ji, Lord Shri Hari Himself once said about this Ekadasi, "One who fasts on Kamika Ekadasi attains much more merit than one who studies all the spiritual literatures.
'Anyone who fasts on this particular day remains awake throughout the night will never experience the anger of Yamaraja, the king of death personified.
It has been seen that whoever observes Kamika Ekadasi will not have to suffer future births, and in the past too, many Yogis of devotion who fasted on this day went to the spiritual world.

One should therefore follow in their auspicious footsteps and strictly observe a fast on this most auspicious of Ekadasis.
'Whosoever worships Lord Shri Hari with Tulsi leaves is freed from all implication of sin.
Indeed, he lives untouched by sin, as the lotus leaf, although in the water, is untouched by it.
Whosoever offers Lord Shri Hari but a single leaf from the sacred Tulsi tree (occillium basilcum sanctum) attains as much merit as one who gives away in charity two hundred grams of gold and eight hundred grams of silver.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead is more pleased by one who offers Him a single Tulsi leaf than by one who worships Him with pearls, rubies, topaz, diamonds, lapis lazuli, sapphires, gomeda stones (gomaz), cat's eye gems, and coral.
One who offers Lord Keshava newly grown manjari buds from the Tulsi plant gets rid of all the sins he has committed during this or any other lifetime.
Indeed, mere darshana of Tulsi on Kamika Ekadasi removes all sins, and merely touching her and praying to her removes all kinds of disease.
One who waters Tulsi devi need never fear the Lord of death, Yamaraja.
One who plants or transplants Tulsi on this days will eventually reside with Lord Shri Krishna in His own abode.
To Srimati Tulsi devi, who awards liberation in devotional service, one should therefore daily offer one's full obeisances.

'Even Chitragupta, Yamaraja's secretary, cannot calculate the merit obtained by one who offers Shrimati Tulsi-devi a perpetually burning ghee lamp.
So dear is this sacred Ekadasi to the Supreme Personality of Godhead that all the forefathers of one who offers a bright ghee lamp to Lord Shri Krishna on this day ascend to the heavenly planets and drink the celestial nectar there.
Whoever offers a ghee or sesame oil lamp to Shri Krishna on this day is freed from all his sins and enters the abode of Surya, the Sun-god, with a body as bright as ten million lamps.
This Ekadasi is so powerful that if one who is unable to fast simply follows the practices as mentioned herein, s/he is elevated to the heavenly planets, along with all their forefathers.

'Oh Maharaj Yudhisthira,Lord Shri Krishna concluded, "...these were the words of prajapathi Brahma to his son Narad Muni concerning the incalculable glories of this Kamika Ekadasi, which removes all sins.
This sacred day nullifies even the sin of killing a brahmana or the sin of killing an unborn child in the womb, and it promotes one to the spiritual world by making one supremely meritorious.
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July 24,2016 Disappearance Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami

One of the six Gosvamis of Vrindavan, very young received the mercy of Lord Caitanya. During a trip through southern India, Lord Caitanya stayed four months at Gopala Bhata home. Gopala Bhatta Goswami later joined the movement of Lord Chaitanya Sankirtan. It proved to be an expert on the rules of the Vaishnava scriptures, he wrote Vaishnava books, and established the temple of Sri Sri Radha-Ramana in Vrindavan. (See Sri Caitanya Caritamrta 10.105)
Gopala Bhatta study rhetoric, poetry, Vedanta, Sanskrit grammar and his uncle Prabodhananda Saraswati, a great devotee of Lord Chaitanya.
After the death of his parents, Gopala Bhatta went to Vrindavan, where he was received with love by Rupa Goswami and Sanatana Goswami. When Lord Chaitanya heard that Gopala Bhatta was in Vrindavan, he was very satisfied.

The Lord sent some of his personal belongings to Gopala Bhatta, also sent a letter of instruction to Gopala Bhatta to help Rupa and Sanatana compiling transcendental literature. Gopala Bhatta accepted the instruction of the Lord as their life and soul, and then took his disciple Srinivasa Acharya in devocional.Después service game of Sri Chaitanya, Gopala Bhatta took refuge in Prabhodananda Sarasvati.

"Ananga-manjari appeared as Srila Gopala Bhatta Goswami. Some say that Gopala Bhatta Goswami was actually the incarnation of Sri Guna-manjari "

Uno de los seis Gosvamis de Vrndavan, siendo muy joven recibió la misericordia del Señor Caitanya. Durante un viaje por el sur de la India, el Señor Caitanya se alojó por cuatro meses en el hogar de Gopala Bhata. Gopala Bhatta Gosvami posteriormente se unió al movimiento de Sankirtan del Señor Caitanya. Demostró ser un experto en las reglas de las escrituras Vaisnavas, escribió libros Vaisnavas y estableció el templo de Sri Sri Radha-Ramana en Vrndavan. (Vea Sri Caitanya Caritamrta 10.105)
Gopala Bhatta estudio retórica, poesía, Vedanta, sánscrito y gramática de su tío Prabodhananda Sarasvati, un gran devoto del Señor Chaitanya.
Tras el fallecimiento de sus padres, Gopala Bhatta viajó a Vrindavana, donde fue recibido con amor por Rupa Goswami y Sanatana Goswami. Cuando el Señor Chaitanya escuchó que Gopala Bhatta estaba en Vrindavana, Él quedó muy satisfecho.

El Señor envió algunas de sus pertenencias personales a Gopala Bhatta, también envió una carta de instrucciones a Gopala Bhatta para que ayudara a Rupa y Sanatana a compilar la literatura trascendental. Gopala Bhatta aceptó esta instrucción del Señor como su vida y alma, y luego ocupó a su discípulo Srinivasa Acharya en servicio devocional.
Después de la partida de Sri Chaitanya, Gopala Bhatta tomó refugio en Prabhodananda Sarasvati.

“Ananga-manjari apareció como Srila Gopala Bhatta Gosvami. Unos dicen que Gopala Bhatta Gosvami era en realidad la encarnación de Sri Guna-manjari”.
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July 19, 2016 Disappearance,Sanatana Gosvami

Srila Sanatana Goswami was born in 1488 in West Bengal . He was the elder brother of Sri Rupa Goswami. They were educated in Sakurma, a village near the capital of Gauda (Bengal ). The brothers were forced to work as government ministers for Nawab Hussein Shah (the ruler of Bengal) in Ramekeli. Sanatana was known as Sakara Mallik and appointed private secretary.
In 1514, Sanatana Goswami met Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu in Ramekeli and was initiated by him. He eventually managed to shake off his government duties and escape from imprisonment by the Nawab, to make his way to Benares where he met Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu enlightened Sanatana into the truths of bhakti and devotion and further instructed him to (1) write books on devotional service (2) establish proper devotee etiquette, (3) install Deities and proper Deity worship and (4) to excavate the lost holy places of pilgrimage in Vrindavana.
Sanatana's literary works include Haribhakti Vilasa, the Brihad-bhagavatamrita, Dashama-tippani, also known as the Brihad-Vaishnava-Toshani, and the Dashama-charita. His most important work is the Haribhakti Vilasa, which covers the code and conduct of Vaishnavas. The Brihad-bhagavtamrita expounds on the science of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's teachings. The Dashama-tipanni is a commentary on the tenth canto of the Srimad-Bhagavatam and the Dashama-charita covers Krishna's pastimes up to Mathura.
Sanatana Goswami established worship of the Madana Mohana deity. With the help of a wealthy merchant Krishna Dasa Kapoor, a lavish temple was built for Sri Madana Mohana. This temple is an important place of pilgrimage for all Gaudiya Vaishnavas even to this day

Srila Sanatana Goswami nació en 1488 en Bengala Occidental. Él era el hermano mayor de Sri Rupa Goswami. Ellos fueron educados en Sakurma, un pueblo cercano a la capital de Gauda (Bengala). Los hermanos se vieron obligados a trabajar como ministros del gobierno de Nawab Hussein Shah (el gobernante de Bengala) en Ramekeli. Sanatana era conocido como Sakara Mallik y nombró secretario privado.
En 1514, Sanatana Goswami reunió Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu en Ramekeli y fue iniciado por él. Con el tiempo se las arregló para quitarse de encima sus deberes de gobierno y escapar de prisión por el Nawab, para hacer su camino a Benares donde conoció a Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu iluminado Sanatana en las verdades de la bhakti, devoción y además le dio instrucciones para (1) escribir libros sobre el servicio devocional (2) establecer la etiqueta devoto adecuada, (3) Instale Deidades y adoración de la Deidad adecuada y (4) para excavar los perdidos lugares sagrados de peregrinaje en Vrindavana.
Obras literarias de Sanatana incluyen Haribhakti Vilasa, el Brihad-Bhagavatamrita, dashama-tippani, también conocido como el Brihad-vaisnava-Toshani y el dashama-charita. Su obra más importante es la Haribhakti Vilasa, que cubre el código y la conducta de los Vaisnavas. El Brihad-bhagavtamrita expone en la ciencia de las enseñanzas de Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. El dashama-tipanni es un comentario sobre el décimo canto del Srimad-Bhagavatam y el dashama-charita cubre los pasatiempos de Krishna hasta Mathura.
Sanatana Goswami estableció la adoración de la deidad Madana Mohana. Con la ayuda de un rico comerciante Krishna Dasa Kapoor, un templo suntuoso fue construido para Sri Madana Mohana. Este templo es un importante lugar de peregrinación para todos los Vaisnavas Gaudiya incluso a este día.
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July 15,2016 Sayana Ekadasi

Sayana Ekadasi or Devashayana Ekadashi or Padma Ekadasi or Vishnu Sayani Ekadashi is one of the most significant ekadashi upvaas. Shayana Ekadashi falls during the Shukla Paksha in the Ashada Month.
Shayana Ekadasi is also referred as Maha Ekadashi in ‘Vajrotsava Chandrika’ and ‘Harivasara Ekadashi‘ in some other scriptures.This Ekadashi is also observed as Bhooripaksha Ekadasi.

The importance and greatness of Devasayani Ekadasi is explained in Bhavishya-uttara Purana. When Yudhistira asked about the Shayana Ekadasi fasting and observance, Lord Sri Krishna explained the glory of Shayana Ekadashi vrata which was told earlier by Lord Brahma to Sage Narada. The most auspicious Chaturmasa Vrata starts on this Ekadasi day. In Maharashtra, Ashadi Ekadashi is also observed as closing ceremony day of Pandharpur Yatra.

Sayana Ekadasi o Devashayana Ekadasi o Padma Ekadasi o Vishnu Sayani Ekadasi es una de las upvaas Ekadashi más significativos. Shayana Ekadasi cae durante el Shukla Paksha en el Mes Ashada. 
Shayana Ekadasi es también conocida como Maha Ekadasi en 'Vajrotsava Chandrika' y 'Harivasara Ekadasi' de alguna otra scriptures.This Ekadasi se observa también como Bhooripaksha Ekadasi. 

La importancia y la grandeza de Devasayani Ekadasi se explica en Bhavishya-uttara Purana. Cuando Yudhistira le preguntó sobre el ayuno Ekadasi Shayana y la observancia, el Señor Sri Krishna explica la gloria de Shayana Ekadasi vrata que se ha referido con anterioridad por el Señor Brahma a Narada Sage. El más auspicioso Chaturmasa Vrata inicia en este día de Ekadasi. En Maharashtra, Ashadi Ekadasi también se observa como día de la ceremonia de clausura de Pandharpur Yatra
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June 30. 2016 Yoguini Ekadasi

Yudhisthira Maharaj said, "Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard the glories of the Nirjala Ekadasi, which occurs during the light fortnight of the month of Jyeshtha (May - June).
Now I wish to hear from You about the suddha Ekadasi that occurs during the dark fortnight of the month of Ashadha (June - July).
Kindly describe to me all about it in detail, Oh killer of the Madhu demon (Madhusudana)."

The Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, then replied, "Oh king, I shall indeed tell you about the best of all fasting days, the Ekadasi that comes during the dark part of the month of Ashadha.
Famous as Yogini Ekadasi, it removes all kinds of sinful reactions and awards supreme liberation.
"Oh best of kings, this Ekadasi delivers people who are drowning in the vast ocean of material existence and transports them to the shore of the spiritual world.
In all the three worlds, it is the chief of all sacred fasting days.
I shall now reveal this truth to you by narrating a history recounted in the Puranas.

"The king of Alakapuri - Kuvera, the treasurer of the devas (demigods) - was a steadfast devotee of lord Shiva.
He employed a servant named Hemamali as his personal gardener.
Hemamali, a Yaksha like Kuvera, was very lustfully attracted to his gorgeous wife, Swarupavatii, who had large, enchanting eyes.
"Hemamali's daily duty was to visit Manasarovara Lake and bring back flowers for his master, Kuvera, with which he would use them in the puja offerings to lord Shiva.
One day, after picking the flowers, Hemamali went to his wife instead of returning directly to his master and fulfilling his duty by bringing the flowers for the puja.
Absorbed in loving affairs of a bodily nature with his wife, he forgot to return to the abode of Kuvera.
"Oh king, while Hemamali was enjoying with his wife, Kuvera had begun the worship of lord Shiva as normal in his palace and soon discovered that there were no flowers ready to be offered in the midday puja.
The lack of such an important item (upachara) angered the great Koshad-yaksha (treasurer of the devas) even more, and he asked a Yaksha messenger, 'Why has dirty-hearted Hemamali not come with the daily offering of flowers?
Go find out the exact reason and report back to me in person with your findings.'
The Yaksha returned and told Kuvera, 'Oh dear lord, Hemamali has become lost in freely enjoying coitus with his wife.'

"Kuvera became extremely angry when he heard this and at once summoned lowly Hemamali before him.
Knowing that he had been remiss and dawdling in his duty and exposed as meditating on his wife's body, Hemamali approached his master in great fear.
The gardener first paid his obeisances and then stood before his lord, whose eyes had become red with anger and whose lips trembled in rage.
So enraged, Kuvera cried out to Hemamali, 'Oh you sinful rascal! Oh destroyer of religious principles! You are a walking offense to the devas!
I therefore curse you to suffer from white leprosy and to become separated from your beloved wife! Only great suffering is deservedly yours!
Oh lowborn fool, leave this place immediately and betake yourself to the lower planets to suffer!'

"And so Hemamali fell at once from grace in Alakapuri and became ill with the terrible affliction of white leprosy.
He awoke in a dense and fearful forest, where there was nothing to eat or drink.
Thus he passed his days in misery, unable to sleep at night due to pain.
He suffered in both winter and summer season, but because he continued to worship lord Shiva himself with faith, his consciousness remained purely fixed and steady.
Although implicated by great sin and its attendant reactions, he remembered his past life because of his piety.

"After wandering for some time here and there, over mountains and across plains, Hemamali eventually came upon the vast expanse of the Himalayan mountain ranges.
There he had the wonderful good fortune to come in contact with the great saintly soul Markandeya Rishi, the best of ascetics, whose duration of life it is said, extends to seven of the days of Brahma.

"Markandeya Rishi was seated peacefully at his Ashrama, looking as effulgent as a second Brahma.
Hemamali, feeling very sinful, stood at a distance from the magnificent sage and offered his humble obeisances and choice prayers.
Always interested in the welfare of others, Markandeya Rishi saw the leper and called him near, "Oh you, what sort of sinful deeds have you done to earn this dreadful affliction?'

"Hearing this, Hemamali painfully and ashamed replied, 'Dear sir, I am a Yaksha servant of lord Kuvera, and my name is Hemamali.
It was my daily service to pick the flowers from the Manasarovara lake for my master's worship of lord Shiva, but one day I was negligent and was late in returning with the offering because I had become overwhelmed with lusty passion for enjoying bodily pleasures with my wife.
When my master discovered why I was late, he cursed me in great anger to be as I am before you.
Thus I am now bereft of my home, my wife, and my service.
But fortunately I have come upon you, and now I hope to receive from you an auspicious benediction, for I know that devotees such as you are as merciful as the Supreme Lord (Bhakta Vatsala) and always carry the interest of others uppermost in their hearts.
That is their - your nature. Oh best of sages, please help me!'

"Softhearted Markandeya Rishi replied, 'Because you have told me the truth, I shall tell you about a fast day that will benefit you greatly.
If you fast on the Ekadasi that comes during the dark fortnight of the month of Ashadha, you will surely be freed of this terrible curse.'

Hemamali fell to the ground in complete gratitude and offered him his humble obeisances again and again.
But Markandeya Rishi stood there and lifted poor Hemamali to his feet, filling him with inexpressible happiness.

"Thus, as the sage had instructed him, Hemamali dutifully observed the Ekadasi fast, and by its influence he again became a handsome Yaksha.
Then he returned home, where he lived very happily with his wife."

Lord Sri Krishna concluded, "So, you can readily see, Oh Yudhishthira that fasting on Yogini Ekadasi is very powerful and auspicious.
Whatever merit one obtains by feeding eighty-eight thousand brahmins is also obtained simply by observing a strict fast on Yogini Ekadasi.
For one who fasts on this sacred Ekadasi, she (Ekadasi Devi), destroys heaps of past sinful reactions and makes him most pious.
Oh King, thus I have explained to you the purity of Yogini Ekadasi."

Thus ends the narration of the glories of Ashadha-krishna Ekadasii, or Yogini Ekadasi, from the Brahma-vaivarta Purana.

Yudhisthira Maharaj dijo, "Oh Señor Supremo, he oído las glorias del Nirjala Ekadasi, que ocurre durante la quincena del mes de Jyeshtha (mayo-junio).
Ahora me gustaría saber de usted acerca de la suddha- Ekadasi que ocurre durante la quincena oscura del mes de Ashadha (junio-julio).
Amablemente describir a mí todos de ello en detalle, Oh destructor del demonio Madhu (Madhusudana). "

El Señor Supremo, Sri Krishna, y luego respondió: "Oh rey, yo de hecho se le dirá cuál es el mejor de todos los días de ayuno, el Ekadasi que viene durante la parte oscura del mes de Ashadha.
Famoso como Yogini Ekadasi, que elimina todo tipo de reacciones pecaminosas y premios de liberación suprema.
"Oh mejor de los reyes, este Ekadasi libera a las personas que se están ahogando en el vasto océano de la existencia material y los transporta a la orilla del mundo espiritual.
En todos los tres mundos, es el jefe de todos los días sagrados de ayuno.
Ahora voy a revelar esta verdad mediante la narración de una historia contada en los Puranas.

"El rey de Alakapuri - Kuvera, el tesorero de los devas (semidioses) - era un devoto firme del Señor Shiva.
Se empleó un sirviente llamado Hemamali como su jardinero personal.
Hemamali, un Yaksha como Kuvera, se sintió atraído muy lujuriosamente a su hermosa esposa, Swarupavatii, que tenía los ojos grandes, encantador.
"Deber diario de Hemamali era visitar Manasarovara Lago y traer de vuelta a su amo las flores, Kuvera, con la que se usaría en las ofertas de puja a Lord Shiva.
Un día, después de recoger las flores, Hemamali fue a su esposa en lugar de volver directamente a su amo y el cumplimiento de su deber al traer las flores para la puja.
Absorto en asuntos amorosos de una naturaleza corporal con su esposa, que se olvidó de volver a la morada de Kuvera.
"Oh rey, mientras que Hemamali estaba disfrutando con su esposa, Kuvera había comenzado el culto del Señor Shiva como normal en su palacio y pronto descubrió que no había flores listo para ser ofrecido en la puja del mediodía.
La falta de un elemento importante (upachara) tales enfureció a la gran Koshad-yaksha (tesorero de la devas) aún más, y le preguntó a un mensajero Yaksha, '¿Por qué ha sucia de corazón Hemamali no vienen con el ofrecimiento diario de flores?
Ir a buscar la razón exacta e informar de nuevo a mí en persona con sus conclusiones '.
El Yaksha regresó y le dijo a Kuvera, 'Oh querido señor, Hemamali ha perdido en disfrutar libremente el coito con su esposa.'

"Kuvera se hizo muy enojado al oír esto y al mismo tiempo convocó humilde Hemamali delante de él.
Sabiendo que había sido negligente y perdiendo el tiempo en su deber y expuesta como la meditación en el cuerpo de su esposa, Hemamali se acercó a su maestro con gran temor.
El jardinero pagó por primera vez sus reverencias y luego se puso delante de su señor, cuyos ojos se habían vuelto rojos de ira y cuyos labios temblaban de rabia.
Así enfurecido, Kuvera clamó a Hemamali, 'Oh sinvergüenza de pecado! Oh destructor de los principios religiosos! Usted es una ofensa a pie de los devas!
Por lo tanto, maldigo a que sufre de lepra blanca y separado de su amada esposa! Sólo un gran sufrimiento es merecidamente el suyo!
Oh tonto de nacimiento inferior, dejar este lugar de inmediato y se inclinan por sí mismo a los planetas más bajas que sufren!

"Y así Hemamali cayó a la vez de la gracia en Alakapuri y se enfermó de la terrible aflicción de la lepra blanca.
Se despertó en un bosque denso y temerosa, donde no había nada para comer o beber.
Así pasó sus días en la miseria, sin poder dormir por la noche debido al dolor.
Sufrió tanto en la temporada de invierno y el verano, sino porque él continuó adorar al Señor Shiva mismo con la fe, su conciencia permaneció puramente fija y constante.
Aunque implicado por un gran pecado y sus reacciones concomitantes, se acordó de su vida pasada a causa de su piedad.

"Después de vagar durante algún tiempo aquí y allí, sobre las montañas ya través de los llanos, Hemamali finalmente vino sobre la vasta extensión de las cordilleras del Himalaya.
Allí tuvo la maravillosa suerte de entrar en contacto con la gran alma santa Mãrkandeya Rishi, el mejor de los ascetas, cuya duración de vida se dice, se extiende a siete de los días de Brahma.

"Mãrkandeya Rishi estaba sentado tranquilamente en su Ashrama, mirando tan refulgente como un segundo Brahma.
Hemamali, sintiéndose muy pecaminoso, se situó a una distancia de la magnífica salvia y ofreció sus humildes reverencias y oraciones elección.
Siempre interesado en el bienestar de los demás, Mãrkandeya Rishi vio al leproso y lo llamó cerca, "Oh, qué tipo de acciones pecaminosas has hecho para ganar esta terrible aflicción? '

"Al oír esto, Hemamali dolorosamente y vergüenza respondió:" Estimado señor, yo soy un servidor Yaksha del Señor Kuvera, y mi nombre es Hemamali.
Fue mi servicio diario a recoger las flores del lago Manasarovara para el culto de mi maestro de señor Shiva, pero un día me fue negligente y tardó en regresar con la oferta porque me había convertido en abrumado con pasión lujuriosa para disfrutar de los placeres corporales con mi esposa .
Cuando mi maestro descubrió eso llegué tarde, me maldijo con gran ira para ser lo que soy antes.
Por lo tanto ahora estoy privado de mi casa, mi esposa, y mi servicio.
Pero, afortunadamente, he llegado a vosotros, y ahora esperan recibir de usted una bendición auspiciosa, porque sé que los devotos como que son tan misericordioso como el Señor Supremo (Bhakta Vatsala) y llevar siempre el interés de otros más superior en sus corazones .
Esa es su - su naturaleza. Oh el mejor de los sabios, por favor ayúdame! '

"Respondió softhearted Mãrkandeya Rishi, 'Porque me has dicho la verdad, voy a contarles acerca de un día de ayuno que le beneficiará en gran medida.
Si ayunas en el Ekadasi que viene durante la quincena oscura del mes de Ashadha, que seguramente va a ser liberado de esta terrible maldición '.

Hemamali cayeron al suelo en completa gratitud y le ofreció sus humildes reverencias una y otra vez.
Pero Mãrkandeya Rishi quedó allí y levantó pobres Hemamali a ponerse en pie, llenándolo de felicidad inexplicable.

"Por lo tanto, como el sabio le había dado instrucciones, Hemamali respeta fielmente el ayuno de Ekadasi y por su influencia que una vez más se convirtió en un apuesto Yaksha.
Luego regresó a su casa, donde vivía muy feliz con su esposa ".

Señor Sri Krishna concluyó: "Por lo tanto, se puede ver fácilmente, Oh Yudhisthira que el ayuno en Yogini Ekadasi es muy potente y prometedor.
Cualquier mérito que se obtiene mediante la alimentación de ochenta y ocho mil brahmanes también se obtiene simplemente por observar un estricto ayuno en Yogini Ekadasi.
Para aquel que ayuna en este sagrado Ekadasi, ella (Ekadashi Devi), destruye montones de reacciones pecaminosas pasadas y lo hace más piadoso.
Oh rey, por lo que me han explicado la pureza del Yogini Ekadasi ".

Así termina la narración de las glorias de Krishna-Ashadha Ekadasi, o Yogini Ekadasi, 
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JUNE 29, 2016 Disappearance.Sri Srivasa Pandita

Or Srivasa Thakura, was a member of the Panca-tattva, consisting of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His four immediate expansions and energies. Every night, Lord Caitanya and His associates would chant the names of Krsna and dance in Srivasa Pandita's house. Srivasa Pandita never made any effort to support himself or his dependents. Because of his full dedication to Lord Caitanya and His mission, Lord Caitanya provided for all his needs. (See Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi-lila 10.8.)

O Srivasa Thakur, fue miembro del Panca-tattva, que consiste en el Señor Caitanya Mahaprabhu y Sus cuatro expansiones y energías inmediatas. Cada noche, el Señor Caitanya y Sus asociados sería cantar los nombres de Krishna y la danza en la casa de Srivasa Pandita. Srivasa Pandita nunca hizo ningún esfuerzo para mantenerse a sí mismo o sus dependientes. Virtud de su total dedicación al Señor Caitanya y de su misión, el Señor Caitanya proporcionan para todas sus necesidades. (Ver Sri Caitanya caritamrta, Adi-lila 10.8)
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June 24,2016 Appearance Srila Vakresvara Pandita

Is mentioned in Sri Caitanya Caritamrta for his ecstatic dancing. Once, in the house of Srivasa Thakura, he danced in constant ecstasy for seventy-two hours. He made many disciples, especially in Orissa, among them Sri Gopala-guru Gosvami. (See Sri Caitanya Caritamrta, Adi-lila 10.17-18.)

Se menciona en Sri Caitanya Caritamrta por su danza estática. Una vez, en la casa de Srivasa Thakur, bailó en éxtasis constante durante setenta y dos horas. Hizo muchos discípulos, especialmente en Orissa, entre ellos Sri Gopala-guru Goswami. (Ver Sri Caitanya caritamrta, Adi-lila 10,17-18).
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June 20.2016 Disappearance Srila Syamananda Prabhu

Sri Shyamananda Prabhu was a servant of a servant of Subala in Krishna-lila. He was the disciple of Hridayananda or Hriday Chaitanya, who was a disciple of Gauri Das Pandit. Gauri Das was Subala in Krishna-lila.
yam loka bhuvi kirtayanti hridayanandasya shishyam priyam
sakhye shri-subalasya yam bhagavatah preshthanushishyam tatha
sa shriman rasikendra-mastaka-manish citte mamaharnisham
shri-radhapriya-narma-marmasu rucim sampadayan bhasatam
Sri Shyamananda was known in this world as Hridayananda’s dear disciple; he was the grand-disciple of Subala sakha, the most dear friend of the Supreme Lord; he was the crest-jewel of the enjoyers of sacred rapture. May he appear day and night in my mind, bringing an appreciation for the essence of the joys of the beloved of Sri Radha.
While in Vrindavan, he was given the name Shyamananda because he brought great joy to Shyamasundar. When Jiva saw his charming activities, he kept him nearby and instructed him in the Vaishnava scriptures.
(Bhakti-ratnakara 1.401-2)

 Syamananda Prabhu, un discípulo de Hrdaya Caitanya, estableció el templo de Sri Sri Radha-Syamasundara en Vrndavana. Por orden de su maestro espiritual, Syamananda, juntamente con su principal discípulo, Rasikananda Prabhu, difundió la adoración y el servicio del Señor Caitanya por toda Orisa.

Radha Syamasundara es una de las deidades principales de Vrindavan, es adorada desde muchos siglos atrás, eran las deidades personales del gran maestro Syamananda Prabhu, conocido antes como Duhki Krishnadas. Duhki Krishnadas llegó a Vrindavan proveniente de la ciudad de Bengala, él era seguidor de Srila Jiva Goswami aunque fue iniciado por Hridaya Chaitanya.

Un día, mientras barría el piso Duhki Krishnadas encontró una tobillera que tenía una refulgencia muy especial en ese momento una joven mujer se acercó a observar la tobillera diciendo que le pertenecía a su hermana, Duhki Krishnadas rechazo entregar la tobillera, pues dijo sólo lo entregaría a la propietaria; entonces la joven mujer fue en busca de la propietaria y regreso junto a Srimati Radharani, la joven mujer era Lalita sakhi. Luego Srimati Radharani tomó la tobillera y la presionó sobre la frente del devoto produciendo una marca de tilak.

La deidad original de Radha-Syamasundara fue otorgada por Srimati Radharani a Syamananda Prabhu.

Fue Srila Jiva Goswami quien le dio el nombre de Syamananda Prabhu a Duhki Krishnadas, él era muy hábil en exponer la filosofía Vaishnava en el estado de Orissa. Junto a Narottam das Thakura y Srinivas Acharya formaron la segunda generación Gaudiya Vaishnava, ellos llevaron las enseñanzas de los Goswamis fuera de Vrindavan y difundieron intensamente las enseñanzas de Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
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June 19.2016 Disappearance Srila Sridhara Pandita

khola-becataya khyatah panditah shridharo dvijah
asid vraje hasya-karo yo namna kusumasavah

(Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 133)
One of the twelve Gopals in Krishna lila was named Kusumasava. He appeared in Gaura-lila as Sridhara Pandit, who was given the nickname khola-beca, “bark-seller.”
Sridhara Pandit was a resident of Nabadwip. Nabadwip is composed of nine islands, of which the central island is known as Antardvipa. He used to live at the northern extremity of Mayapur and to the southeast of the Chand Kazi’s samadhi, in the place that now goes by the name of Sridhara Angan. 

During his lifetime, it was a banana orchard, which nowadays is no longer the case, at least not to our mortal eyes. During this incarnation, Sridhara played the role of a poor Brahmin who made his living selling the produce of his banana garden. In order to keep the memory of Sridhara Pandit alive, the founder of the world-wide Chaitanya and Gaudiya Maths, Nitya-lila-pravishta Om Vishnupada Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, discovered and revealed this site of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s pastimes. Deity worship was established there and it continued until after Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Thakur’s disappearance. Now, because of problems with local people, the place is once again losing its beauty. Even so, during the Nabadwip parikrama, devotees still pay their obeisances at that spot to the memory of Sridhara Pandit.

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur has written as follows in his Nabadvipa-dhama-mahatmya: “Sridhara Pandit’s home comes after the weavers’ neighborhood. Gauranga Mahaprabhu ended the kirtan there.” Nityananda Prabhu says the following to Jiva Goswami:
“Out of his mercy, Mahaprabhu Gauranga Hari would end the kirtan here so that the devotees could rest. It is therefore known as vishrama-sthana, or the Lord’s place of rest. So let us also repose a while here at the house of Sridhara Pandit.”
According to this same book, there was previously a large tank near Sridhara’s banana orchard, but this too is no longer visible.

                                           khola-becataya khyatah panditah shridharo dvijah
                                            asid vraje hasya-karo yo namna kusumasavah
                                                       (Gaura-ganoddesha-dipika 133)

Uno de los doce Gopalas en Krishna; Kusumasava. Apareció en Gaura-lila como Sridhara Pandit, que recibió el apodo khola-beca.Sridhara Pandit era un residente de Navadvipa. Nabadwip se compone de nueve islas, de las cuales la isla central se conoce como Antarduip. Solía ​​vivir en el extremo norte de Mayapur y al sureste del samadhi del Chand Kazi, en el lugar que hoy se conoce con el nombre de Sridhara Angan. Durante su vida, fue un huerto de plátano, sin embargo hoy en día ya no es así, al menos no a nuestros ojos mortales. En esta encarnación, Sridhara desempeñó el papel de un pobre brahmán que se ganaba la vida vendiendo los productos de su huerta plátano. Con el fin de mantener la memoria de Sridhara Pandit vida, el fundador de la mundialmente Chaitanya y Gaudiya Maths, Nitya-lila-pravishta Om Vishnupada Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupada, descubrió y reveló el lugar de los pasatiempos de Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Adoración de la Deidad se estableció allí y continuó hasta después de la desaparición de Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Goswami de Thakur. Ahora, debido a problemas con la población local, el lugar está una vez más perdiendo su belleza. A pesar de ello, durante el parikrama Nabadwip, devotos siguen pagando sus reverencias a ese lugar a la memoria de Sridhara Pandit.Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur ha escrito lo siguiente en su Nabadvipa-dhama-mahatmya: "la casa de Sridhara Pandit se produce después de barrio de los tejedores. . Gauranga Mahaprabhu terminó el kirtan allí "Nityananda Prabhu dice lo siguiente a Jiva Goswami:"Fuera de la misericordia, Gauranga Mahaprabhu Hari terminaría el kirtan aquí para que los devotos pudieran descansar. Por lo tanto, se conoce como Vishrama-sthana, o el lugar de descanso del Señor. Así que nos vamos también reposo un tiempo aquí en la casa de Sridhara Pandit ".(Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya)De acuerdo con este mismo libro, hubo previamente un depósito grande cerca de la huerta de plátanos de Sridhara, pero esto también es ya no es visible.
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