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Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Discovering the Lord Caitanya’s Birthplace

Convinced that Navadvipa was not the actual birthplace of Lord Caitanya, Srila Bhaktivinoda became curious to locate the authentic spot. He set out to discover the yoga-pitha (birthplace). …

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

The Nectarean Teachings of Sri Caitanya (Part 2)

Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) was a pioneer in the distribution of Krishna consciousness in English. He dedicated much of his life to this effort. His mission has been continued and…

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

The Glories of the Golden Avatar

Since the beginning of time, avatars have descended from the spiritual world to impart transcendental knowledge. But none have ever distributed knowledge or love of God as freely as the…

From Sadist to Saint

From Sadist to Saint

He enjoyed half-killing animals and watching them writhe in pain. But before long he wouldn't harm and ant... All because of meeting a great sadhu.…

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

The Kidnapping of Princess Rukmini

Rukmini's brother Rukmi arranged for her to be married to Sisupala, a determined enemy of Krishna. When the black-eyed, beautiful Rukmini heard of this settlement, she became very morose. …

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The Appearance of Lord Caitanya

The incarnation for Kali-yuga is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is also called Gauranga or Gaurasundara because of His golden hue. His complexion is golden, and His activities engage everyone in…

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

Lord Caitanya’s Benediction for Humanity

An excerpt from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, A new translation, with purports, by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.…

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Special Kindness of Lord Caitanya

The Buddhists began to chant the holy names of Krishna, Rama and Hari in unison. Soon the Buddhist scholar regained consciousness and also began to chant the holy name of…

Sakshi Gopal: The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness

Sakshi Gopal: The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness

Coming before Gopala, the elderly brahmana said, "My dear Lord, please witness that I have given my daughter to this boy." In India the custom is to honor any promise…

The Gopis Enchanted by the Flute

The Gopis Enchanted by the Flute

Krishna was very expert in playing the flute, and the gopis were captivated by the sound vibration, which was not only attractive to them, but to all living creatures who…

The Heroes of Vrindavan Forest

The Heroes of Vrindavan Forest

Accompanied by the cowherd boys and Balarama, Krishna brought forward the cows and played on His flute throughout the forest of Vrindavan, which was full of flowers, vegetables, and pasturing…

The Killing of Putana Witch

The Killing of Putana Witch

After consulting with his demoniac ministers, Kamsa instructed a witch named Putana, who knew the black art of killing small children by ghastly, sinful methods, to kill all kinds of…

Turning Our Love Toward Krishna

Turning Our Love Toward Krishna

We have forgotten how to love Krishna. Consequently we rush to and fro in this material world trying to love this and that-wife, country, society, cats, dogs. Thus we are…

Krishna’s Universal Form

Krishna’s Universal Form

The universal form is the form of the Supreme Lord in which one can see everything in the universe, all at once. In the universal form, one can see past,…

The Killing of Kamsa

The Killing of Kamsa

Kamsa heard the cries of the newborn child as his death knell, and he rushed in to kill him. But the baby flew up into the air and assumed the…

Who is that Girl with Krishna?

Who is that Girl with Krishna?

When people see a picture like the one you see here, they often ask, "Who is that girl with Krishna?" The answer is that She is Srimati Radharani, Krishna's pleasure…

The Reality of Krishna’s Appearance

Krishna's pastimes go on as a kind of road show, visiting one planet after another. Not only does Krishna travel; He brings with Him His mother, His father, His cowherd…

The Birth of Lord Krishna

The Birth of Lord Krishna

Lord Visnu, who is residing within the heart of every living entity, appeared in the darkness of night as the Supreme Personality of Godhead before Devaki, who also appeared as…

Krishna’s Sixteen Thousand Wives

Krishna’s Sixteen Thousand Wives

We should not be surprised if Krishna had married sixteen million wives, for Krishna, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is unlimited. Indeed, we may note with wonder that Krishna…

Krishna’s Supreme Glory

Krishna’s Supreme Glory

Although the greatest person, He likes to enjoy a little sport, some friends, a bit of affection. Krishna is not different from us in this respect; He is the Supreme…

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