Gokul in Braj, Photo journal

Thakurani ghat, Gokul, Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya ji' s baithak

There are no crowded roads in Gokul, hardly any traffic, and practically no microphones, unlike Vrindavan. Gokul remains a village with mud huts and temples, and loads of legends that palpitate the atmosphere.

19 April, 2009 | Views: 84336

Radha Krishna Prana Mora Jugal Kishora

Heard this song for Shayan arti on the festival of Ugadi at the Iskcon temple, Bangalore :-) It is called Sakhi Vrunde Vigyapti, a request to Sri Radha Krishna’s Sakhis/friends. This Bengali song by Sri Narottama Das Thakura describes a devotee’s

30 March, 2009 | Views: 17685

Banke Bihari temple and bazaar, Vrindavan Photo journal

Silver crafted door to the temple premises of Sri Banke Bihari ji Maharaj

Rabri, Malpua, Barfi, Peda, Safed barfi, Ladoo, and more laddoos… sweets for Bihari ji and visitors :-) Banke Bihari temple is among the best known places in Vrindavan, Mathura. Vrindavan is just a 2-hour drive from Delhi, off NH 2 to Agra.

06 April, 2009 | Views: 130386

Sri Banke Bihari Arti and verses, Bhakti yoga

Sri Banke Bihari Arti and verses, Vrindavan literature, Braj Sahitya

Sri Banke Bihari’s Shayan arti is the time when Brajwasis collect to bid the child God a sweet goodnight. In summer the goodnight arti (Shayan arti) is at 9.30 pm while in winter it is at 8.30 pm.

26 March, 2009 | Views: 47744


Pandit Jasraj sings Govind Damodar Madhaveti

In this stotra, Rishi Bilvamangal reasons with his tongue to recite the names of Krishna… Govind Damodar Madhaveti; Bilvamangal Strotra: Lyrics Kararavinden padaravindam, Mukharavinde viniveshayantam Vatasya patrasya pute shayanam,

25 February, 2009 | Views: 31977

Vrindavan Glimpses

Ghee diya lamps at Sri Banke Bihari temple, Vrindavan, India

Sri Banke Bihari temple is the only temple where temple bells are not used to wake Krishna in the morning. The Brajwasis say that it is not proper to wake a child with a start. He is woken gently. There are no bells even for Aarti, as it might

11 February, 2009 | Views: 13698



Garden herbs of India, Day 1, Chaangeri herb for Vitamin C deficiency

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