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WHAT ARE THE RAGAS OF THE ASHTAPADIS OF SRI JAYADEVA'S GITA GOVINDAM ?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 22:27
The following are the RAgam and TAlam of the  24 ashtapadis of SrI Jayadeva's famous  GIta Govindam:

ashtapadi                        RAgam                                      TAlam1                                      saurashtram                                  Adi2                                      Bhairavi                                        Truputa3                                      vasanta                                         Adi4                                      pantuvarAli                                   Adi5                                      todi                                               Adi6                                      kAmboji                                       Truputa7                                      bhUpAlam                                    Truputa8                                      saurashtram / KanadA                   Adi9                                      desAkshi / bilahari                         Truputa10                                    Ananda bhairavi                            Adi11                                    KedAra gaulam                             Adi12                                    SankaRAbharaNam                      Triputa13                                    Ahiri                                              jampa          14                                    SAranga                                        Triputa15                                    SAveri                                            cApu16                                    punnagavarAli                                Adi17                                    Arabhi                                           Adi18                                    yadukula kAboji                            Adi19                                    MukhAri                                      Truputa     20                                    KalYANi                                     CApu21                                     ghantA                                         jampa22                                     madhyamavati                               Adi23                                     NAda NAmaKriya                       Adi    24                                     MangalakauSika                           CApu  
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WHETHER SMRUTI VAKYAS CAN BE REJECTED NOW ON THE GROUND THAT THEY ARE NOT MENTIONED IN THE VEDAS?

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 04:12

Both Sruti and smrutis constitute valid pramANas. We have to keep in view that smrutis have only Sruti as the base. Though there were many SAkhAs (recensions) of the Vedas in the days of  yonder, only a few are available now due to various reasons. anantA vai vedAh ! ---- TaittirIya KAthakaThe Vedas are infinite. Thus while a particular aspect (for example, mandatory performance of trikAla sandhyA including  mAdhyAnikam) specifically covered in the smrutis could have been  based on a Vedic statement which was existing  in a particular Vedic recension at that point of time but not now, it may not be correct for us to conclude that the particular aspect is not backed by Vedas. Hence it would be very difficult to overlook what is stated in the smrutis as being something which is not mentioned in the Vedas and hence need not be followed.
One cannot properly understand the intended and intrinsic meaning of Vedas. As Vedas are complex and innumerable, the Rishis through their great tapas composed the Smrutis which define what is dharma for a particular Yuga.
In order to understand the Sruti in the proper perspective, one requires the guidance of smruti. Interpreting the original Vedic Mantras on our own accord is dangerous in the modern environment.

For each Mantra, there is a Rishi, a Chandas and the devatA. One cannot overlook the Rishi and chant any Mantra including GAyatrI MahA Mantra. As Rishis are the Seers of Vedic Mantras and the authors of smrutis, we hold them in high esteem. Rishi TarpaNam is offered to them. KAnda Rishi TarpaNam is also there. All the Srauta, grihya and smArta PrayogAs are done even today based on the statements of great Rishis like Apastamba, BodhAyana, ASvalAya, Jaimini, LAtyAyana, KAtyAyana and so on. In addition, we have sanakAdi Rishis, Sapta Rishis , NArada, BharadvAja, Veda VyAsa and so many others.Each BrAhmaNa (however materially he may be rich) is born only as a debtor with triple debts. He is indebted to the Rishis, DevAs and Pitrus. The Rishi debt is discharged through brahmacarya, Deva debt through performance of yajnas and Pitru debt through progeny.JAyamAno ha vai brAhmaNah tribhir rNa vA jAyate !brahmacaryena rishibhyah !yajnena devebhyah!prajayA pitrubhyah!The Rishis including Rishi Patnis are to be respectfully worshipped. Without them, the Vedas would have disappeared. The smrutis, which are Rishi Proktam are therefore equally valid like Sruti.
namah parama Rishibhyo namah parama Rishibhyah !
Whatever one feels like doing according to his mental make-up does not constitute dharma. That is why in Bhagavad GItA , BhagavAn advises all to follow dharma as ordained in the Scriptures :tasmacchAstram pramAnam te karYAkArya vyavasthitau!jnAtvA SAstra vidhinoktam karma kartum ihArhasi !!-----Bhagavad gItA ! 16.24One who does not follow SAstras gains not Sukham or Siddhi or parama gati.yah Sastra vidhim utsrijya vartate KAma kAratah !na sa siddhim avApnoti na sukham na parAm gatim !!---Bhagavad gItA 16.23Learned sees through the eye of SAstras" ----kavibhih SAstra cakshushA ---"---- SrImad BhAgavatam x-84-36Sruti smruti mamaivAjnA yad tad ullanghya vartate !AjnAcchedhe mama drOhi mat bhaktOpi na vaishNava !!--- VishNuvedamUlAh smrutayah !---- SankhadurbodhA vaidikASSabdAh prakIrNatvacca ye khilAh !tatraita eva drushtArthAh smruti tantrai pratishthitAh !!---- MarIciSrutim paSyanti munayah smaranti ca tathA smrutim !tasmAt pramANamubhayam pramANaih pramitam bhuvi !!---- ManuAccording to Angiras, those who are learned in pramANas should duly take care of them. Otherwise, authentic pramANas would get destroyed by baseless pramANas.pramANAni pramANajnaih paripAlyAni yatnatah !sIdanti pramANAni pramANairavyavasthitaih !!--------Angiras
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WHAT YOUNG VIDUSHIS OF CARNATIC MUSIC NEED TO DO ? PART- 2

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 16:19

The talented Vidushis have to settle down in marriage before it is too late. They have to be flexible in  taking the right decision  at the earliest so that their beloved parents do not become anxious as they advance in age. They have to moderate  their expectations realistically taking into consideration the pressures of modern living. The accomplished music teachers who are versatile Vidushis should guide their young students in this regard so that the latter can settle in married life without delaying the decision.The positive role of the husband of the Vidushi is vital for the well-being of the family. Music  profession demands continuous practice and on-going learning from experts. Proper time management is crucial so that the family responsibilities are not overlooked. The groom should be one who appreciates music and encourages the Vidushi to put in her best efforts. Mutual trust and love is the key for marital success.The Vidushis have to be patient and exercise self-restraint in their pursuit of music as a career.  Whenever significant family responsibilities emerge, they have to be attended to by the Vidushis with full dedication and commitment. In order to enhance learning, Music research can be taken up so that over a period of time the Vidushi builds  strong competence in understanding and applying the nuances of music.Self-exploration has to be undertaken by the gifted Vidushis in order to analyse their inherent strengths and weaknesses and build on their holistic personality. No doubt a young Vidushi who does contemplation and reflection in the proper perspective would be a great precious asset to one's harmonious  and vibrant family life based on our ancient culture and rich heritage.जय जय श्रीराधे
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WHAT YOUNG VIDUSHIS OF CARNATIC MUSIC NEED TO DO?

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 19:45
The need of the hour is to make our gifted young Vidushis of Carnatic Music realize the paramount significance of harmonious family life. They have to be oriented towards understanding the true meaning and purpose of living harmoniously by properly balancing their profession and family responsibilities.Carnatic Music is a great gift of God. Only a blessed few can perform to perfection. Vocal music constitutes the rarest divine blessing as carnatic music with real bhAva and pristine rAga lakshaNa can be performed only when the musician is in a position to holistically identify , associate and integrate with the Supreme. Having been blessed with this rare divine gift, our young Vidushis have an important role to play in their families. It may be advisable to work hard by continuous and rigorous practice in the early years to gain mastery over vocal carnatic music . There is nothing wrong in aspiring for genuine name and fame to start with. However, when the Vidushi comes of marriageable age, it is the responsibility of her parents and well-wishers to highlight the importance of family life and teach her as how to combine her passion for singing with the smooth and uninterrupted running of the day to day family life bringing laurels to the family of her parents as well as the in-laws. Too much craving for name and fame neglecting the family harmony may bring in undesirable and unwanted consequences.Another key distraction of recent times for the young Vidushis is to enter light music and participate in TV reality shows. It would be advisable for the accomplished Vidushis to stay committed to pure Carnatic Music and leave the entertainment music to others.By following the above , the gifted Vidushis can lead a peaceful and harmonious family life, bring up their children lovingly, imbibing our great culture and tradition and comfortably realize the purpose of human life.
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WHETHER ONE HAS TO START SANDHOPASANA ONLY WITH SAYAM SANDHYA AFTER BRAHMOPADESA?

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 21:02
(1) According to VyAsa, after obtaining gAyatrI, one should start from sAyam sandhyA.
gAyatrIM tu guror labhdvA sAyam sandhyAmupakramet !
(2) According to gautama, starting from sAyam sandhyA one shall do trikAla sandhyA.
sandhyA trayam tu kartavyam sAyamadi tatah param !
(3) According to pracetas, one shall do sandhyopAsana starting from sAyam sandhyA.
abhyopAsayet sandhyAm sAyamAdi yathAkramam.!
Kindly note that according to jaimini , one shall start with mAdhyAhnika sandhyA.
tato madhyAhna sandhyAdi sarvakarma samAcaret !
According to our traditional practice, we start with MadhyAhnika sandhyA after brahmopadeSa.
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LOVING GRACE OF SRI RADHA

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 07:02
By devotionally worshipping KrshNa in a steadfast manner, onemay be in a position to reach Goloka after so many births. But byserving RAdhA, the epitome of loving grace, one reaches Golokaeasily.anArAdhya RAdhA padAmbhoja reNumanASritya vrndAtavIm tat padANkAm !asambhAshya tad bhAva gaMbhIra cinttAnkutah SyAma sindhau rasyasAvagAhah !!— sva-sankalpa-prakASa-stotramWithout devotionally worshipping the sacred dust of RAdhAWithout approaching the sacred land of BrndAvanImprinted with Her divine footprintsWithout realizing the depths of Her Prema bhAvaHow is it possible to immerse in the Ocean of the Nectar of DivineLove of KrshNa?
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SRI RADHA AND SRI GODA

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 15:33
SrI RAdhA is MahAlakshmI in the form of NIlA Devi. She is worshipped with intense bhakti bhAva by AlvArs and AndAl (GodA) as Nappinnai. She is also fondly adored as Pinnai. SrI RAdhA represents the hlAdini Sakti.
Along with chanting of TiruppAvai , chanting of SrI RAdhA KrupA katAksha Stava helps one to gain the bliss of KrshNa katAksha and His divine association.
SrIgovindapriyAm rAjnIm brundAvana manoharIm !KrupAsvarUpiNIm divyAM RAdhA DevIm namAmyaham !!
I offer my respectful obeisances to the Goddess SrI RAdhA DevI, SrI KrshNa’s beloved Queen, the source of the beauty of BrindAvan, who is auspicious and is of the form of mercy.
SrIRAdhikAkruPAPAtrAM VishNucittasutAm sudhAm !SrIKrishNapremamagnAm tAm GodA DevIm namAmyaham !!
I offer my respectful obeisances to SrI GodA DevI (AndAl) who is blessed by SrI RAdhA  DevI (in the form of NIlA DevI), the nectar like daughter of SrI VishNu citta (PeriAlvAr), immersed in SrI KrshNa Prema Bhakti.

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SrI RAdhA-krupA-katAksha-stava-rAja-stotram 1 munIndra-vrinda-vandite triloka-Sokha-hAriNi prasanna-vaktra-pankaje-nikunja-bhU-vilAsini vrajendra-bhAnu-nandini- vrajendra-sUnu-sangate kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 2 aSoka-vriksha-vallari vitAna-mandapa-sthite pravAla-vAla-pallava-prabhArunAnghri-komale varAbhaya-sphurat-kare- prabhUta-sampadAlaye kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 3 ananga-ranga-mangala- prasanga-bhangura-bhruvAm sa-vibhramam- sa-sambhramam- driganta-bAna-pAtanaih nirantaram- vaSI-kruta-pratIta-nanda-nandane kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 4 tadit-suvarNa-campaka- pradIpta-gaura-vigrahe mukha-prabhA-parAstakoti-SAradendu-maNdale vicitra-citra-sancarat- cakora-SAva-locane kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 5 madonmadAti-yauvane- pramoda-mAna-maNdite priyAnurAga-ranjite- kalA-vilAsa-paNdite ananya-dhanya-kunja- rAjya- kAma-keli-kovide kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 6 aSesha-hAva-bhAva- dhIra hIra-hAra-bhUshite prabhUta-SAtakumbha-kumbha –kumbhi- kumbha-sustani praSasta-manda-hAsya-cUrNa -pUrNa-saukhya-sAgare kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 7 mriNAla-vAla-vallari taranga-ranga-dor-late latAgra-lAsya-lola-nIla-locanAvalokane lalal-lulan-milan-manojna -mugdha-mohanASrite kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 8 suvarNa-mAlikAncita -trirekha-kambu-kaNthage tri-sUtra-mangalI-guna-tri-ratna-dipti-dIdhiti salola-nIla-kuntala-prasUna-guccha-gumphite kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 9 nitamba-bimba-lambamAna -pushpa-mekhalA-guNe praSasta-ratna-kimkiNI -kalApa-madhya-manjule karIndra-SuNda-dandikA- varoha-saubhagoruke kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 10 aneka-mantra-nAda-manju -nUpurArava-skhalat samAja-rAja-hamsa-vamSa- nikvaNAti-gaurave vilola-hema-vallari- vidambi-cAru-cankrame kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 11 ananta-koti-vishNu-loka -namra-padmajArcite himAdrijA-pulomajA-virincijA-vara-prade apAra-siddhi-riddhi-digdha -sat-padAngulI-nakhe kadA-karishyasIha- mAm- krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam 12 makheSvari- kriyeSvari- svadheSvari- sureSvari triveda-bharatISvari - pramAna-SAsaneSvari rameSvari- kshameSvari - pramoda-kAnaneSvari vrajeSvari- vrajAdhipe- SrI-rAdhike- namo'stu- te 13 itItamadbhutam- stavam – niSamya- bhAnu-nandini karotu- santatam- janam - krupA-katAksha-bhAjanam bhavet- tadaiva- sancita-trirUpa-karma-nASanam bhavet- tadA- vrajendra-sUnu-maNdala-praveSanam

जय जय श्रीराधे
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NAVAGRAHA KRITIS OF SRI MUTHUSWAMI DIKSHITAR

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 08:14
SrI DIkshitar has composed nine kritis propitiating the navagrahas. By devotionally  singing the glories of the navagrahas, one attains peace, prosperity and health.Graha – Kriti - RAga - TAla sUrya - sUrya mUrte namostu te -- saurAshtram - Dhruvamcandra – candram bhaja MAnasA --- asAveri – MatyamangAraka – angArakamAsrayAyaham – surati - rUpakamSukra – SrI Sukra bhagavantam – paraju – ataBudha – budhamASrayAmi – nAtakurinji – jhampaBrhaspati – brhaspate tArApate – athANA – triputaSani – DivAkaratanujam Sanaiscaram- yadukula kAmbhoji - catuSra ekamRAhu – smarAmyaham sadA rAhum – ramAmanohari – rUpakamKetu- mahAsuram ketum – cAmaram - rUpakam
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WHAT IS SANGITAM ?

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 19:34
According to SArnga Deva, the three-fold symphony in terms of Song, instrumental music and dance is known as SangItam. gItam vAdyam tathA nruttam trayam sangItamucyate !According to Locana PaNdita, GItam comprises of nAda and akshara. Nada is the musical sound while akshara refers to the musical composition in words.DhAtu mAtu samAyuktam gItamityucyate budhaih !Tatra nAdAtmako dhAtur mAtur akshara sambhavah !!Anything which is sung is known as gItam.gIyata iti gItam !GItam owes its origin to sAma Veda which is made up of Suddha svara.sAma VedAt idam gItam samjagrAha pitAmahah!VAdyam includes string instruments like VINA, drum instruments like Mrudanga, bell metal instruments like cymbals and pipe instruments like flute.Nrutya consists of abhinayas representing various gesticulations in terms of eye glances, hand poses and feet movements.
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WHAT ARE THE 12 CAKRAS OF 72 MELAKARTA RAGAS?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 07:30
The 72 Melakarta Ragas constitute the basic  and fundamental Ragas from which other Ragas can be generated.The Melakarta Ragas are classified into 12 divisions known as Cakras comprising 6 Ragas each as follows: Indu Netra Agni Veda Bana Ritu Rishi Vasu Brahma Disi Rudra Aditya
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WHETHER THE TERM ''SAGUNA BRAHMAN" APPEARS IN THE VEDAS?

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 06:03
In my limited undertanding, the term "SaguNa Brahman" is not there in the Vedas. However, in the ancient texts like nyAya sUtra , nyAya BhAshya , nyAya tIka, vyAkaraNa kASika, vyAkaraNa SrrngAra PrakASa, vyAkaraNa vAkyapAdIyam, vyAkaraNa vArtikam and so on , the term "saguNa" appears in different context like saguNa dravyam etc.In the Vedas there are statements which describe the Brahman as nirguNa, There are also Vedic statements which deal with the form and qualities of the Brahman. The interpretation of what is nirguNa itself is varied. There are Mantras which say that there is no difference between the Atman and Brahman. There are many Vedic hymns which assert that there is marked difference between the Atman and the Brahman. In Bhagavad GItA, BhagaVAn highlights the importance of unconditional love and surrender to Him. We have to understand all these and reconcile.Those who are attracted by nirguNa , nirAkAra Brahman contemplate and reflect on it and attain liberation from bodily forms.Those devotees who worship the Supreme go to His Adode and are ever associated with Him, singing His glory.The option is yours and is in your hands.Even all the Advaita AcAryas are meticulously engaged in the daily upAsanA of the Deities in various names and forms like SrI ChandramauIeeSvara, SrI SAradAmbA , SrI KAmakshI and so on.We leave it at this and there is no need to have heated debates on core philosophies with divergent approaches.
जय जय श्रीराधे
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NIRHETUKA KRUPA OF SRI RADHA

Wed, 12/05/2012 - 05:26
SrI DevI notices the faults of the devotees but forgives them.BhU DevI conceals the faults of the devotees from the eyes of BhagavAn.NILA DevI who is none other than SrI RAdhA considers even the faults of the devotees as good through Her ceaseless and causeless mercy, transforms them and facilitates the company and grace of SrI KrishNa.
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RADHA KRUPA KATAKSHA STAVA RAJA STOTRAM MUSIC RELEASE

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:24
RADHA KRUPA KATAKSHA STAVA RAJA STOTRAM MUSIC RELEASE


Devotional Music Release on RAdhA KrshNa by Nannilam Brahmasri V.Rajagopala Ganapadigal at Chennai as part of Caitanya MahAprabhu Jayanti Celebrations on 8th March 2012.

Four Songs on RAdhA KrshNa

Sung by : Bh. Murali and Dr.S.Kannan

Music : Bh. Murali

© Dr.S.Kannan

Sri Radha Krupa Kataksha Stava Raja Stotram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGFMOC-gua4&feature=plcp

Sri Krishna Krupa Kataksha Stava Raja Stotram
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5JGqtIbrH8&feature=plcp

Barsane Wali Radhe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uh_3wRRbg7c&feature=plcp

Paramadhan Radhe 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Y2dInVlLc&feature=plcp 
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"RADHA - THE SECRET OF ALL SECRETS" BOOK RELEASED

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 17:04
BOOK: RADHA - THE SECRET OF ALL SECRETS

AUTHOR: Dr.S.KANNAN
PUBLISHER: INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF LORD KRISHNA'S STUDIES
© Dr.S.Kannan
Book released by Nannilam Brahmasri V.Rajagopala Ganapadigal , Editor, Vaithikasri at Chennai as part of Sri Caitanya MahAprabhu Jayanti Celebrations on 8th March 2012.

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WHAT IS BHAKTI ?

Sun, 11/25/2012 - 13:38
According to NArada Bhakti SUtra, Bhakti represents exalted and ecstatic unconditional love towards SrI RAdhA KrshNa. It is known as prema bhakti and is eternal. On achieving the supreme stage of prema bhakti one becomes perfect, peaceful and fully satisfied. After attaining this stage, one wants nothing else, grieves not, hates not, rejoices not in materialistic pursuits.sA tvasmin parama prema rUpA !amruta svarUpA ca !yal labhdvA pumAn siddho bhavatyamruto bhavati trupto bhavati !yat prApya na kincid vAncati na Socati na dveshti na ramate notsAhI bhavati !-- NArada Bhakti sUtra
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SUPREMACY OF BHAKTI ACCORDING TO SANDILYA BHAKTI SUTRA

Sat, 11/24/2012 - 05:50
SANdilya Bhakti sUtra emphasizes the supremacy of Bhakti over means like karma (Action) and jnAna (Knowledge). Bhakti is the substratum which constitutes the fundamental and principal means. Other means like karma and jnAna are subordinate to Bhakti and are dependent on it.According to Jaimini Rishi, chanting of divine name is the best path to develop unconditional love. Chanting of SrI RAdhA KrshNa in ecstasy quickly leads to premabhakti. Hence Bhakti is the highest of all means and a Bhakta is superior to a kArmi, jnAni or Yogi.sA mukhyetarApekshitatvAt !
prakaraNAcca !
Namneti jaimini: sambhavAt !
Tadeva karmajnAniyogibhyah Adhikya SabdAt !
--- SANdilya Bhakti sUtra
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IMPORTANCE OF BHAJAN ACCORDING TO SANDILYA BHAKTI SUTRA

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 06:40
According to SANdilya Bhakti sUtra, Bhajan is the ultimate attainment of Bhakti and all other aspects of Bhakti are only its components. Singing the countless glories of Supreme RAdhAKrshNa in divine ecstasy is the best path to attain prema bhakti. Both sambhoga and vipralambha moods are embedded in nAmasankIrtana and hence it is superior in all respects.

BhaktyA bhajana upasamhArAt gauNyA parAyai tat hetutvAt !
--SANdilya Bhakti SUtra 
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WHETHER KRISHNA CAN BE WORSHIPPED WITHOUT RADHA?

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 07:54
The proper means to worship KrshNa is only through obtaining the divine grace of RAdhA. One who strives for the divine association of KrshNa without first unconditionally  surrendering to the lotus feet of RAdhA is like one who wants to enjoy the beauty of Full Moon on a night which is not a full moon night. One who has not tasted RAdhA prema rasa will not be able to enjoy a drop of nectar in spite of the availability of the vast divine nectar ocean.
râdhâ-dâsyam-apâsya yah prayatate govinda-sangâshayâso’yam purna-sudhâ-rucheh parichayam râkâm vinâ kânkshati.kincha shyâma-rati-pravâha-lahari-beejan na ye tâm vidusteprâpyâpi marmita-ambudhim-aho bindum param prâpnuyuh.
जय जय  श्रीराधे   
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WHETHER “RADHA” IS MENTIONED IN YADAVABHYUDAYAM OF SRI VEDANTA DESIKA?

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 07:05
RAdhA is mentioned in two places in YAdavAbhyudayam of SrI VedAnta DeSika.9-90
Nirapeksha ihaiva NIlayA rasikah pAlikayA sa rAdhayA !
Prithagatra kimetaducyate kuhakah kaScidasau kulasya na : !!
10-71
devakI tanujasthUNA divyam dhAma vrjAngaNam !
ramA rAdhAdayasceti rAsibhedair va bhidyate !!
जय जय  श्रीराधे  !
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WHAT ARE THE EIGHT FLOWERS (ASHTA PUSHPANI) WHICH ARE VERY DEAR TO BHAGAVAN SRI VISHNU?

Tue, 11/13/2012 - 20:18

The following eight flowers (ashta pushpANi) are very dear to BhagavAn Sri MahA VishNu :
(1) Non-violence
(2) Control over senses
(3) Compassion towards all beings
(4) Patience
(5) Tranquility
(6) Austerity
(7) Meditation
(8) Truthfulness

AhimsA prathamam pushpam pushpamindriya nigraha: !
sarvabhUta dayA pushpam kshamA pushpam viSeshata: !!
SAnti: pushpam tapa: pushpam dhyAnam pushpam tathaiva ca !
Satyamashta vidham pushpam vishNo: prItikaram bhavet !!
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