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Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram

Welcome to Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram, a spiritual oasis located in the holy city of Vrindavan. This ashram was founded by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 1990 and later reestablished by his godbrother, Śrīla Bhakti Kiśora Araṇya Mahārāja, and disciples of Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 2020. Our ashram is dedicated to spreading the teachings and ideals of our gurus through multimedia, the example of simple living and high thinking and the yuga-dharma of hari-nāma saṅkīrtana. Read more…

Essays on Gauḍīya siddhānta, history and culture.

This article ‘Kovvur,’ was written by Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī, prior to his acceptance of sannyāsa, for the daily Gauḍīya Maṭha newspaper, Nadīyā Prakāśa, and published on 4th September 1930 (Vol.5, Issue 3). This article gives some history of Kovvur, the place where Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya first met in South India. Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja was instrumental in discovering this place – so much so, that Sarasvatī Ṭhākura converted his name from Rāmendra Sundara Dāsa to Rāmānanda Dāsa. Two months after writing this article, he accepted sannyāsa. This article has been translated into English for the first time.

By Published On: May 24, 20245.7 min read

In this letter, Gaura Gopāla Dāsa answers the question of a young devotee about whether or not to read the books of a certain sādhu, how the guru establishes which books a disciple should study, and how approaching the Absolute Truth is a 'heart-pursuit', not a 'head-pursuit'.

By Published On: May 17, 20244.6 min read

In this letter from 1958, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda writes to the editor of the Navbharat Times newspaper complaining of certain philosophical mistakes in an article published on Janmāṣṭamī – in particular, he protests that the article states that Śrī Kṛṣṇa was a ‘human incarnation.’ This letter was published in Śrī Bhāgavat Patrikā (Vol.4 Issue 5), the Hindi journal of the Gauḍīya Samiti in October 1958, and has been translated here for the first time in English.

By Published On: May 10, 20242.8 min read

Continuing with our pilgrimage series, this week Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja takes us to Keśī Ghāṭā where he tells us about Madhumaṅgala’s meeting with the Keśī demon, what Keśī represents, and how Śrīla Prabhupāda almost acquired Keśī Ghāṭa. Mahārāja also narrates his own experience. This article has been adapted from a number of talks and articles by Narasiṅgha Mahārāja.

By Published On: April 26, 202411.8 min read

In verses 61 to 65 of 'Prema Dhāma Deva Stotram', Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja narrates the pastime of Śrī Caitanya at Caṭaka Parvata In Purī and explains how the scriptures produced by Brahmā and Śiva are ultimately searching for the personality of Mahāprabhu who is merciful too all jīvas, no matter what their social position.

By Published On: April 19, 202421.2 min read

From Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram

Some photos of ongoing construction in Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram and new shelter for the cows.

Published On: May 16, 2024

Some photos of our celebration of Gaura Pūrṇīmā at Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram.

Published On: March 27, 2024

Some photos of our Harināma Sankīrtāna on Holi Ekādaśī, 2024

Published On: March 21, 2024

On the holy disappearance day of Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, we were happy to receive our first Bengali book, ‘Divya Nāmer Avataraṇa’. This is a translation of our book, ‘Descent of the Holy Name’ which has already been translated into Hindi and Spanish. ‘Descent of the Holy Name’ includes articles by Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja and Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja about chanting the Holy Name.

Published On: February 18, 2024

Some photos of Śrī Śrī Guru-Gaurāṅga Gāndarvikā-Govindasundara on Vasanta Pañcamī (The First Day of Spring)

Published On: February 14, 2024
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The Teachings of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura

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The Bhaktivinoda Institute, maintained by the followers of Rupanuga Bhajan Ashram, houses an extensive collection of books, songs, and articles authored by Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Explore this ever-growing spiritual resource center today!

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Join us at Bhakti Gaurava Vani and delve into the teachings of Srila Bhakti Gaurava Narasingha Maharaja – a spiritual leader who has touched countless lives. Our platform is designed for his disciples, admirers, and friends, to help them grow spiritually and access his spiritual legacy.

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Support the printing of books by our ācāryas or contribute to our prasadam distribution program held every weekend, on Ekādaśī, Pūrṇīmā, and major festival days in Vṛndāvana along the Parikramā Mārga. Additionally, you can contribute to the seva of the ashram deities – Gaura Gāndharvikā Govindasundara and Girirāja – or donate towards the upkeep of our gośālā, which houses many cows that provide milk for the deities and gober for cooking and gardening purposes. Make a donation to any of these services or for the general maintenance of the ashram. Your support can make a significant impact.