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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 43 weeks ago
    (led by Caitanya Chandra Das, and HH Giriraja Swami) (led by Nityananda Chandra Das) About 100,000 people every year attend this event in Oak Lawn, the gay & lesbian district of Dallas Texas.   Each year thousands upon thousands of Martians, animals, zombies, presidents, popes, cartoon characters, seasons, babies, and so on joined in singing and dancing in the kirtan.   His Holiness Giriraj Swami, who drove in from Houston to attend this event, remarked in the...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    It is likely that most disciples of Prabhupada remember exactly what they were doing when they heard the news that indeed Prabhupada had “left his body” or departed this world for the spiritual plane or Goloka. As the death of our mother and father is a kind of initiation or rite of passage for everyone, when one’s guru leaves the planet, it calls for a new birth--and an unexpected, difficult one, as it ushers in a another stage of life. We learn in the Chaitanya Charitamrita that one meets...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 44 weeks ago
    Everything is big in Texas, each year we have an 8ft carob cake for Govardhana Puja / Diwali Festival.  But it seems that the hill gets  bigger every year.   We are little spoiled here in Dallas.  Years before devotees noticed that if the hill was made out of carob cake rather than the usual halava it was more likely to get devoured faster.   Not in the mood wasting the Lord precious food, carob cake is the steady staple.   So how to build a...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 6 years 45 weeks ago
    Govardhan Puja being just around the corner I thought that I might share some photos of previous years. Every year with the help of all devotees my wife and I are able to set up a huge 8ft Govardhana hill made entirely of carob cake.. Here are some photos from 2008, we also remodeled the temple before the festival and all the translucent photos were replaced with new vivid photos. Bhaktin Angela and server other devotees meticulously hand painted these temples for the hill and topped...
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  • Karnamrita's picture
    Posted: 6 years 45 weeks ago
    I Those on the path of bhakti remember when they first heard about Krishna(!) when events unfolded before and after they tried to make this path theirs— and even if you are new to Krishna, someday you may gain insight as to the significance of these days. For me, looking back repaints the vision of an amazing, magical time in my then turbulent, unhappy life— in the thick of it, questions, lacking perspective and answers I was compelled to search for life’s purpose, it seemed the most natural...
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