Balaram Jayanthi

namas te halagrahanamas te musalayudhanamas te revati-kantanamas te bhakta-vatsala namas te dharani-dharanamas te balanam sresthapralambare namas te 'stuehi mam krsna-purvaja Whenever the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna chooses to appear, He ensures that all His close associates arrive well before (or with) Him. To harmonize this effect, just before His advent as Sri Krsna, He… Read More »Balaram Jayanthi

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Sri Krsna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He is the BhagavanĀ  because He possesses all the six qualities of beauty, fame, knowledge, strength, wealth and renunciation completely. No one else is equal to or better than Him in these qualities. No one is wise enough to fathom His every opulence. He is our Eternal… Read More »Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

Nirjala Ekadasi occurs during the Jyestha (May/June) month and a description of this fantastically gracious day is found in the Brahma-vaivarta Purana. On this day, one must abstain from any eating or drinking. One who reads or hears the narration of the boundless glories of this Ekadasi with devotion, goes back to the spiritual abode.… Read More »Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi

Shnan Yatra

On this full-moon day, sixteen days before Ratha- yatra, Lord Jagannatha is bathed. He becomes sick and is confined to rest for fourteen days. He is then offered special care until He comes out for Ratha-yatra. A special bath of Jagannath takes place on the Purnima of Jyestha month (Devasnan Purnima), to commemorate the appearance… Read More »Shnan Yatra