Significance of Dussehra

Today being Vijaya Dashmi or Dussehra is a very special meditation as well as celebration. The great sages have established these festivals according to historical pastimes of the Lord and his devotees. Vijaya Dashmi is historical and symbolic simultaneously. Historically, it is actually on this day that the Supreme Personality of Godhead who had descended…

Appearance day of Sripad Madhvacharya

 Shri Madhvacharya appeared in 1238 A.D. near Udupi, Karnataka in South India. He was considered an incarnation of Vayu (wind god). He had an unusually strong physique and extraordinary intellectual power. Once a fierce Bengali tiger attacked Madhvacharya’s sannyasa disciple, Satya Tirtha. Madhvacharya wrestled the tiger and sent him away with his tail between his…

Disappearance of Namacharya Srila Haridasa Thakura

Srila Haridasa Thakur was a contemporary of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, known for his constant chanting of the name of Krishna. Mahaprabhu called Haridasa the namacharya, the living example of how to chant the holy names. Though Haridasa was born in a Muslim family, Lord Chaitanya and His devotees respected him as better than the best of brahmanas (Vedic priests). He would…

Appearance of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneering spiritual leader, a magistrate working in colonial India under British rule, a prolific preacher, writer, and poet. One of his sons was Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, a highly influential spiritual leader in his own right, and the spiritual master of the founder of the Hare Krishna movement, Srila Prabhupada….