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Srila Baladeva Vidyabhushana was born in the early part of the 18th century (1720-1790) in a village near Remuna, Balasore District of Orissa. Even though he was the son of a 'vaisHya' (farmer), in his youth he received a very thorough education in 'Sanskrit', rhetoric, logic and VaisHnava...

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Srila Vrindavana dasa Thakura's mother was Sri Narayanidevi, the niece of Srivasa pandita. In his Sri Caitanya Bhagavata,Vrndavana dasa describes how his mother attained the affectionate favour of Sri Gaurasundara. "Narayani devi received the entire plate of remnants of Mahaprabhu's meal. Though...

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Apara Ekadshi

The divine topics of Apara Ekadasi are described in the Brahmanda purana in a conversation between Lord Krsna and Maharaja Yudhisthira. Once Maharaja Yudhisthira asked of Lord Krsna. "O Lord, O Janardana, what is the name of the Ekadasi that occurs during the waning moon in the month of Jyestha...

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Five hundred years ago in the district of Puri, in the village of Bentapur adjacent to Brahmagiri Alalnath, there lived a great devotee named Bhavananda Raya. Bhavananda had five sons, the eldest of which was Ramananda. Descendants of this family-line are known as Choudhury Pattanayaka. It is said...

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The ISKCON Vrindavan Youth Forum, a department of Krishna Balaram Mandir conducting courses and programs for preaching to the youth, has been working extensively to spread the glories of Krishna consciousness amongst the younger generation and bless them with the transcendental knowledge that Srila...

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Western religion usually teaches us that God is someone to fear and revere. In India, though, great spiritual masters have long taught that we can go beyond this limited conception and worship God as our master, friend, or child. And about five hundred years ago Madhavendra Puri taught that we can...

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Srinivasa Acharya is one of the most important personalities in the religious history of Bengal, perhaps the most important Vaishnava teacher in the generation immediately following Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He is chiefly remembered as the illustrious disciple of Gopala Bhatta Goswami and Jiva...

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