Essays on Gauḍīya siddhānta, culture and history

This is the first part in a series of articles for Krishna Talk where Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja talks about various holy places. Our first article begins with the pastimes and philosophical significance of Imlitalā. This article was adapted from a number of talks that Mahārāja gave in the 1990s.

By Published On: November 24, 202312.3 min read

The following article is based upon a talk by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja given in 1998. Mahārāja discusses Śrīla Prabhupāda’s position as a śaktyāveśa-avatāra (empowered incarnation) of Nityānanda Prabhu and connects this to his withdrawal from this mortal world in 1977.

By Published On: November 17, 20238.2 min read

Sajjana – Satya-sāra (A Devotee is the Epitome of Truth) was written by Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda and published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol. 20, Issue 4 in 1917. Continuing with his elaboration on the twenty-six qualities of a devotee, Sarasvatī Ṭhākura discusses what is relative and absolute truth.

By Published On: November 10, 20237.6 min read

This article, ‘Śrī Ratha Yātrāya Śrī Rūpānugānucintana,’ by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, was first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśana magazine, Vol. 13, issue 1 in August 1969 the name of Śrī Kṛṣṇa Govinda Dāsa Adhikārī Bhakti-kovinda, and was written in response to certain maṭhas performing Ratha Yātrā in the dhāma.

By Published On: October 20, 20234.7 min read

The following is the preface written by Śrīpāda Āraṇya Mahārāja to Gauranga Vani Publishers new book, 'Gītāmṛtam - The Nectar of Bhagavad-gītā' with illuminations by Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja.

By Published On: October 13, 20232.1 min read

Markaṭa Vairāgī (‘Monkey Renunciates’) was first published in Sajjana Toṣaṇī, Vol.8, Issue 10 in 1897. In this article, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura discusses Mahāprabhu’s instructions to Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī as well as the two types of fake renunciates found in both the gṛhastha āśrama and the sannyāsa āśrama.

By Published On: October 6, 202313.1 min read

The following article is adapted from a class on Caitanya-caritāmṛta, Ādi-līlā 4.68, given by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja on Rādhāṣṭamī, September 10th 1997. Mahārāja systematically explains the process of bhakti starting with śraddhā and culminating in prema, which is personified as Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.

By Published On: September 22, 202312 min read

What truly constitutes the guru's legacy? Gaura Gopāla Dāsa explores this question and delves into the significance of the guru's teachings beyond the bricks and mortar that make up his āśramas and temples.

By Published On: September 15, 20238.5 min read

This article is based on a class by Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, give on Śrīla Prabhupāda’s appearance day at Myrtle Beach, USA on August 29th, 1994. Mahārāja speaks about the song “Sri Rūpa Mañjarī Pada’ and how this song is related to His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda

By Published On: September 8, 202317.5 min read

With the forthcoming observance of Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmi’s disappearance, we present ‘Śrīmad Rūpa Pada Rajaḥ Prārthanā Daśakam’ (Ten Prayers to the Foot-Dust of Śrīmad Rūpa Gosvāmī), a Sanskrit composition by Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja. first published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśana magazine, Vol.11, Issue 1 in 1965.

By Published On: August 25, 202311.3 min read

Books by or with commentary Śrīla B.G. Narasiṅgha Mahārāja and Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī