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Millions of years ago a great sacrifice was performed to obtain an elixir of immortality. After it had been obtained there was fighting over this pot of nectar. At which time the jug (Kumbha) had to be put down on earth, and a few drops spilt in 4 different locations. At certain planetary configurations every 12 years that same nectar is said to be present in these 4 places. Because of this, even today millions

Before coming across Srila Prabhupada’s books, I was living in amnesia. Wasn’t sure of my real identity nor what the purpose to my existence was. Spending years in frustration, reading several books, listening to lectures after lectures and up all night wondering what was I to do? I came to a period in my life, where I felt what was the use? Somehow as a result I found myself being sucked in fear, in doubt and

Ninety miles southeast of New Delhi, India, is a railway station known as Mathura. From Mathura, a bumpy seven-mile ride by horse-cart brings one to a unique town called Vrindavan. This simple village is unlike all other places in the world, for when Lord Krishna, the Supreme Godhead, comes to earth with His associates to display His pastimes, He comes only to Vrindavan. Indeed, Krishna never leaves Vrindavan–and, by His grace, pure devotees can appreciate

Are you coming? It’s a magical and mystical land…Traditionally the place of saints and sages…Even today you’ll meet yogis and ascetics there…Every year, thousands go there to inspire their hearts…It’s a ‘tirtha’ – a bridge which connects you to the transcendent reality…It’s known as the playground of God… Are you coming? This year we’re taking everyone on a virtual walk-through of the mystical Vrindavana. Entering a sacred space in a sacred month to discover what we are all

Diary entry dated 10th November 2019: This morning’s class at the Manor covered a series of verses from Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta. In one of those verses, Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu says, “Where is Śrī Kṛṣṇa, whose form is curved in three places? Where is the sweet song of His flute, and where is the bank of the Yamunā? Where is the rāsa dance? Where is that dancing, singing and laughing? Where is My Lord, Madana-mohana, the enchanter of Cupid?”