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  • Karnamrita.das's picture
    Posted: 2 years 24 weeks ago
    (this blog is recorded on the full page: quick time player needed) I am only half kidding with today’s blog title, yet I am trying to make a point, as you will see. Specifically, this is the day we celebrate the devotion of Prahlad, his constant remembrance of Krishna, and Krishna’s assuming the fearsome, though ecstatic, form of Lord Nrisimhadeva to protect and glorify His pure devotee. However, we can also feel a kind of gratitude to Hiranya-kashipu, for without his demoniac nature, and...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 24 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Preparation this afternoon for one of our seasonal celebrations, the appearance of Narasimha. In our house it means we go to class at the temple followed by festive street chanting down in London, then take a break from the crowds to do a ceremonial abishek to our home deity when we return. Fruit juice, milk, cream, sweet water, coconut water – all poured over the deity along with kirtan. Here’s how Srila Prabhupada sang prayers to Narasimha, then how a Narasimha abhishek looks in...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 24 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    Yesterday I attended the Queens Day (Koninginnedag) in Amsterdam, a festive day when up to a million people flock to the city to celebrate. They all sport clothes, hats, garlands, feather boas and socks coloured bright orange, the colour associated with the royal family of the Netherlands. They do it to honour Queen Beatrix who celebrates her official birthday on the birthday of the former Queen Juliana. So what do the devotees of Krishna do at a festival where everyone dresses in orange? Well...
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  • NityānandaChandra's picture
    Posted: 2 years 25 weeks ago
    Dallas Morning News, Each week we will post a question to a panel of about two dozen clergy, laity and theologians, all of whom are based in Texas or are from Texas. They will chime in with their responses to the question of the week. And you, readers, will be able to respond to their answers through the comment box. In March, we talked some about Mitt Romney and his Mormonism. But since then Romney has become the presumptive GOP nominee. This has led to a number of pieces about the so-...
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  • Syndicated's picture
    Posted: 2 years 25 weeks ago
    Author: deshika
    I have written before about Ramanujacarya, the great Vaishnava saint who lived between 1017 and 1137. If you look at his year of birth you’ll see that his 1,000th anniversary will be coming up in 2017. Already preparations are being made for grand events all over India and indeed the world. Today is his appearance day, so I thought I would at least write a few words. It is the measure of a man, they say, how he is remembered after his passing. And for how long. One thousand years is a...
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