Visit to Jajigram, Srila Srinivas Acarya’s Bhajan Kutir

Once Chaitanya Das and his wife Lakshmipriya desired to have a son and went to Sri Jagannath Puri to meet Lord Chaitanya and to take blessings from him. As they met the Lord, they offered their obeisances to Mahaprabhu, but before they could speak, the Lord Himself said, understanding their desire, “Jagannath Deva will surely…

Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura : The Lion Guru

During the time of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s stay on this planet the pure religion of Vaishnavism taught by the Supreme Lord Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu was essentially lost and had come to be considered of the degrading standard of simply a sex religion, or at best a cult of religious fanaticism and sentimentalism. The Thakura…

MI Students participating in Odana Sashti

Odana Sashti is a festival that marks the beginning of winter. During the Odana-sasthi festival the devotees dress Lord Jagannatha and Balarama with starched cloth. This ceremony indicates that from that day forward, a winter covering should be given to the Lord. That covering is directly purchased from a weaver, and freshly purchased cloth is usually…