MS Subbulakshmi - Akhiya Hari darsan ki pyaasi

Surdas's verses are a valuable store of Braj sahitya, the literature of Vrindavan. He was awarded by Vallabhacharya the title of Asht-chhaap Sakha, one of the eight poet-musicians at the Haweli of Srinathji at Govardhan. The deity was later shifted

02 November, 2008 | Views: 12509

Vrindavan on Sharad Purnima 2008

Vrindavan on Sharad Purnima, 2008

For the first time I found the trees in Nidhivan in bloom. Light, four-petalled white blossoms fell on the ground and buds waited their turn to bloom at night. The night of Sharad Purnima is very sacred here in particular.

16 October, 2008 | Views: 10411

Vrindavan visit - Saavan and Jhoolan

Radha Krishna Wall painting at Iskcon temple, Vrindavan

Swami Haridas, who was also mentor to Akbar’s court musician Tansen had worshipped Krishna through classical music and self-composed verses. His followers still follow suit at a lesser known place to visitors.Tatiya-wala sthan as the Brajwasis

28 July, 2008 | Views: 19828

Srimad Bhagwad Gita - The greatest psychiatrist speaks to all Arjuns

Gita is a dialogue between Krishna and Arjun, at the onset of battle at Kurukshetra. The act of a sheperd, a teacher to bring his sheep, his student on the right track. The most powerful component in any battle, or day to day life, is not the

10 June, 2008 | Views: 10069

Nostalgic epiphany - Janmashtmi

Baby Krishna

We waited for Janmashtami and participated enthusiastically in the celebrations. The special mithais made of coconut, lotus seeds and peanuts would tempt us no end. But all goodies meant for the prasad were forbidden fruit till the puja was through.

23 July, 2008 | Views: 10556

Stories from Vrindavan's Banke Bihari temple

Shree Banke Bihari ji Maharaj, vrindavan

Banke Bihari and his parda have a romantic history. A princess from Rajasthan came visiting the deity - Banke Bihari at Vrindavan, and found herself so enamoured by the prince of Vrindavan that she wanted to remain with Him for the rest of her life.

05 July, 2008 | Views: 146172

Weekend at Nathdwara, Mewar

Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Nathdwara near Udaipur in Rajasthan, lured jewellers Renu and Neeraj Rastogi from Lucknow for a weekend visit. Having spent a colourful day with Shri Govardhan Nath, they share their kaleidoscopic experience here...

04 April, 2008 | Views: 17257

Iceland for Indians - a travelogue