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January 23, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 4

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 39

gangadasa, haridasa, sriman, subhananda
sri-rama pandita, tahan nace nityananda

TRANSLATION

The five singers who responded to the singing of Srivasa Thakura were Gangadasa, Haridasa, Sriman, Subhananda and Sri Rama Pandita. Sri Nityananda Prabhu was appointed as a dancer.



January 22, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: Japa Meditation Seminar at Siddha Bakula

The following is a japa meditation seminar given at Siddha Bakula in Sri Jagannath Puri as part of the 2014 Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat.



Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 3

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 15

tabe prataparudra kare apane sevana
suvarna-marjani lana kare patha sammarjana

TRANSLATION

While the Lord was being carried from the throne to the car, King Prataparudra personally engaged in the Lord’s service by cleansing the road with a broom that had a golden handle.



January 21, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 2

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 13

visvambhara jagannathe ke calaite pare?
apana icchaya cale karite vihare

TRANSLATION

Lord Jagannatha is the maintainer of the whole universe. Who can carry Him from one place to another? The Lord moves by His personal will just to perform His pastimes.



January 20, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Part 1

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 2

jaya jaya sri-krsna-caitanya nityananda
jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda

TRANSLATION

All glories to Sri Krsna Caitanya and Prabhu Nityananda! All glories to Advaitacandra! And all glories to the devotees of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu!



January 19, 2014

Puri Kirtan-Katha Retreat 2014: The Lord’s Ecstatic Dancing at Ratha Yatra - Introduction

Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya-lila Chapter 13 Text 1

sa jiyat krsna-caitanyah
sri-rathagre nanarta yah
yenasij jagatam citram
jagannatho ’pi vismitah

TRANSLATION

May the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krsna Caitanya, who danced in front of the car of Sri Jagannatha, be all glorified! By seeing His dancing, not only was the whole universe held in wonder, but Lord Jagannatha Himself became very much astonished.



September 11, 2013

The Glories of Srimati Radharani - Wednesday, September 11, 2013

In today's sanga, Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations on Srimati Radharani in honor of Her appearance day. Maharaja also shares his experience of the previous night at The Bhakti Center where he gave a talk entitles, "Sri Radha: Her Story, Songs, and Philosophy" and meets author Naomi Wolf.



October 2, 2012

Radhastami at The Bhakti Center

On Saturday, September 22, 2012, the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, Dhanurdhara Swami shared his realizations about Srimati Radharani at the Bhakti Center in New York.



September 23, 2012

Radhastami - The Glories of Srimati Radharani

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realizations on Srimati Radharami, in honor of Her appearance day, Sri Radhastami.


September 9, 2012

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa-puja Address 2012

The following is a recording of Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa-puja address, given on Saturday, September 8, 2012.


August 23, 2012

Lotus Festival: The Bewilderment of Lord Brahma

Lotus Festival: The Bewilderment of Lord Brahma

On August 11, 2012, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami gave a lecture entitled The Bewilderment of Lord Brahma on the final day of a three day Sri Krishna Janmastami festival at The Bhakti Center in New York. The following is a recording of that talk.

 


Lotus Festival: The Bewilderment of Lord Brahma

August 21, 2012

Sri Krishna Janmastami

Sri Krishna Janmastami

On August 9, 2012, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami gave a lecture about Sri Krishna Janmastami, the appearance day of Krishna, as part of a three day festival at The Bhakti Center in New York. The following is a recording of that talk.

 


Sri Krishna Janmastami

February 5, 2012

The Appearance Day of Sri Nityananda

On today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami discusses the importance of one's sanga, aspects of guru tattva, and the appearance day of Sri Nityanananda.



September 25, 2011

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa Puja Address 2011

In his Vyasa Puja address given on Sunday, September 26, 2010, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami addresses his disciples and well-wishers. Srila Dhanurdhara Maharaja also requests his godbrothers, His Grace Lakshmi Nrsimha Prabhu and His Holiness Janananda Goswami, to share their realizations on guru-tattva.


September 4, 2011

Radhastami - The Glories of Srimati Radharani

In today's sanga, on the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his thoughts and realizations on Srimati Radharani.


September 28, 2010

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa Puja Address 2010

In his Vyasa Puja address given on Sunday, September 26, 2010, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami discusses the aspects of guru-tattva. Srila Dhanurdhara Maharaja also requests his godbrother, Lakshmi Nrsimha Prabhu, to share his realizations on guru-tattva.


February 28, 2010

Gaura Purnima

In honor of Sri Gaura Purnima, the appearance day of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami speaks on gaura-lila.

Srila Dhanurdhara Maharaja speaks in depth on the pastimes surrounding Mahaprabhu's entrance into the sannyasa asrama and His reasoning behind it.



November 22, 2009

Reflections on the Govardhana Japa Retreat

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami reflects on and shares his realizations from a recent japa retreat at Govardhana.



September 20, 2009

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa Puja Address

Today we are celebrating Srila Dhanurdhara Swami's Vyasa Puja. In lieu, of his usual class on Brihad Bhagavatamrta, we offer you Maharaja's Vyasa Puja address.



August 23, 2009

Sri Radhastami - The Glories of Radharani

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami speaks on the glories of Radharani in honor of Her upcoming appearance day.



August 16, 2009

Janmastami Realizations

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares his realization from this past Sri Krishna Janmastami celebration, the appearance day of Sri Krishna Himself.



November 2, 2008

Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance

In today's class, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami reflects on Srila Prabhupada's disappearance.



September 7, 2008

Sri Radhastami - The Appearance Day of Srimati Radharani

In honor of Her appearance day, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami glorifies Srimati Radharani.

Note: The first 20-30 minutes were cut off. My apologies for any inconvinence. - Rathi Krishna dasa


August 24, 2008

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 16 Text 1

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 16 Text 1

sri-suka uvaca
vilokya dusitam krsnam
krsnah krsnahina vibhuh
tasya visuddhim anvicchan
sarpam tam udavasayat

TRANSLATION
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, seeing that the Yamuna River had been contaminated by the black snake Kaliya, desired to purify the river, and thus the Lord banished him from it.


June 15, 2008

Panihati Cida Dahi Utsava

In today's lecture, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami shares the pastime of the Panihati Cida Dahi Utsava of Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami.



September 5, 2007

Srila Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja with Jayadvaita Swami and Bhakti Madhava Puri Swami

Tonight's sanga, in honor of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's Vyasa Puja, features Jayadvaita Swami and Bhakti Madhava Puri Swami sharing their memories and realizations of Srila Prabhupada.



July 30, 2007

The Disappearance Day of Sanatana Gosvami

Today, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami gives an informal talk at the home of Rasaraja and Prema Bhakti Marg in honor of the disappearance of Srila Sanatana Gosvami.



June 17, 2007

The Panihati Chida Dahi Mahotsava of Raghunatha dasa Gosvami

Panihati Festival 2007 - Click to enlarge.

In today's sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami recaps the Panihati Chida Dahi Mahotsava of Raghunatha dasa Gosvami as well as the previous day's festival at the home of the Raval Family in upstate New York.

Pictured above, from left to right, is Indrayumna Swami, Bhakti Brnga Govinda Swami, Jayadvaita Swami, Varsana Swami and Dhanurdhara Swami.




March 11, 2007

Gaura Purnima with Varsana Swami

Srila Dhanurdhara Swami spent Gaura Purnima (the appearance day of Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu) this year with the wonderful devotees in Albany, New York. Along with Srila Varsana Swami, Dhanurdhara Maharaja spoke on Madhya section of Sri Vrindavana dasa Thakura's Caitanya Bhagavata.

Both maharajas spoke in the morning and in the evening. This is the evening class (Thanks to Tushar for the recording) and we hope to have the morning class up soon.



August 30, 2006

Sri Radha-Krpa-Kataksa-Stava-Raja - Srimati Radharani's Appearance Day

In this evening's Radhastami-themed Sanga, Srila Dhanurdhara Swami begins the class with the following verses where Lord Shiva glorifies Srimati Radharani.

sri-radha-krpa-kataksa-stava-raja

munindra-vrnda-vandite tri-loka-soka-harini
prasanna-vaktra-pankaje nikunja-bhu-vilasini
vrajendra-bhanu-nandini vrajendra-sunu-sangate
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||1||

asoka-vrksa-vallari-vitana-mandapa-sthite
pravala-vala-pallava prabha ’runanghri-komale
varabhaya-sphurat-kare prabhuta-sampadalaye
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||2||

ananga-ranga mangala-prasanga-bhangura-bhruvam
savibhramam-sasambhramam drganta-bana-patanai
nirantaram vasi-krta-pratiti-nanda-nandane
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||3||

tadit-suvarna-campaka-pradipta-gaura-vigrahe
mukha-prabha-parasta-koti-saradendu-mandale
vicitra-citra-sancarac-cakora-sava-locane
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||4||

madonmadati-yauvane pramoda-mana-mandite
priyanuraga-ranjite kala-vilasa-pandite
ananya-dhanya-kunja-rajya-kama keli-kovide
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||5||

asesa-hava-bhava-dhira-hira-hara-bhusite
prabhuta-sata-kumbha-kumbha-kumbhi kumbha-sustani
prasasta-manda-hasya-curna-purna-saukhya-sagare
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||6||

mrnala-vala-vallari taranga-ranga-dor-late
latagra-lasya-lola-nila-locanavalokane
lalal-lulan-milan-manojna mugdha-mohanasrite
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||7||

suvarna-malikancita-tri-rekha-kambu-kanthage
tri-sutra-mangali-guna-tri-ratna-dipti-didhiti
salola-nila-kuntala prasuna-guccha-gumphite
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||8||

nitamba-bimba-lambamana-puspa-mekhala-gune
prasasta-ratna-kinkini-kalapa-madhya manjule
karindra-sunda-dandika-varoha-saubhagoruke
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||9||

aneka-mantra-nada-manju-nupura-rava-skhalat
samaja-raja-hamsa-vamsa-nikvanati-gaurave
vilola-hema-vallari-vidambi-caru-cankrame
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||10||

ananta-koti-visnu-loka-namra-padmajarcite
himadrija-pulomaja-virincaja-vara-prade
apara-siddhi-rddhi-digdha-sat-padanguli-nakhe
kada karisyasiha mam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
||11||

makhesvari kriyesvari svadhesvari suresvari
triveda-bharatisvari pramana-sasanesvari
ramesvari ksamesvari pramoda kananesvari
vrajesvari vrajadhipe sri radhike namo ’stu te
||12||

iti mam adbhutam-stavam nisamya bhanu-nandini
karotu santatam janam krpa-kataksa-bhajanam
bhavet tadaiva-sancita-tri-rupa-karma-nasanam
bhavet tada-vrajendra-sunu-mandala-pravesanam
||13||

rakayam ca sitastamyam dasamyam ca visuddha-dhih |
ekadasyam trayodasyam yah pathet sa svayam sivah ||14||

yam yam kamayate kamam tam tam apnoti sadhakah |
radha-krpa-kataksena bhuktvante moksam apnuyat ||15||

uru-daghne nabhi-daghne hrd-daghne kanta-daghnake |
radha-kunda-jale sthita yah pathet sadhakah satam ||16||

tasya sarvartha-siddhih syad vak-samarthyam tatha labhet |
aisvaryam ca labhet saksad drsa pasyati radhikam ||17||

tena sa tat-ksanad eva tusta datte mahavaram
|
yena pasyati netrabhyam tat-priyam syamasundaram ||18||

nitya-lila-pravesam ca dadati sri-vrajadhipah |
atah parataram prarthyam vaisnavasya na vidyate ||19||

iti srimad-urdhvamnaye sri-radhikayah krpa-kataksa-stotram sampurnam
|



August 16, 2006

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 3 Texts 1-5 - Krishna's Appearance Day

Sri Krishna Janmastami - The Appearance Day of Lord Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 3 Text 1-5

sri-suka uvaca
atha sarva-gunopetah
kalah parama-sobhanah
yarhy evajana-janmarksam
santarksa-graha-tarakam
disah prasedur gaganam
nirmalodu-ganodayam
mahi mangala-bhuyistha-
pura-grama-vrajakara
nadyah prasanna-salila
hrada jalaruha-sriyah
dvijali-kula-sannada-
stavaka vana-rajayah
vavau vayuh sukha-sparsah
punya-gandhavahah sucih
agnayas ca dvijatinam
santas tatra samindhata
manamsy asan prasannani
sadhunam asura-druham
jayamane 'jane tasmin
nedur dundubhayah samam

TRANSLATION
Thereafter, at the auspicious time for the appearance of the Lord, the entire universe was surcharged with all the qualities of goodness, beauty and peace. The constellation Rohini appeared, as did stars like Asvini. The sun, the moon and the other stars and planets were very peaceful. All directions appeared extremely pleasing, and the beautiful stars twinkled in the cloudless sky. Decorated with towns, villages, mines and pasturing grounds, the earth seemed all-auspicious. The rivers flowed with clear water, and the lakes and vast reservoirs, full of lilies and lotuses, were extraordinarily beautiful. In the trees and green plants, full of flowers and leaves, pleasing to the eyes, birds like cuckoos and swarms of bees began chanting with sweet voices for the sake of the demigods. A pure breeze began to blow, pleasing the sense of touch and bearing the aroma of flowers, and when the brahmanas engaging in ritualistic ceremonies ignited their fires according to Vedic principles, the fires burned steadily, undisturbed by the breeze. Thus when the birthless Lord Visnu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was about to appear, the saints and brahmanas, who had always been disturbed by demons like Kamsa and his men, felt peace within the core of their hearts, and kettledrums simultaneously vibrated from the upper planetary system.



August 9, 2006

Nectar of Devotion Chapter 41: Fraternal Devotion - Balarama's Appearance Day

Balarama Purnima - The Appearance Day of Lord Balarama

Nectar of Devotion
Chapter 41: Fraternal Devotion

One devotee described the personal beauty of Baladeva as follows "Let me take shelter of the lotus feet of Balarama, whose beauty is enhanced by the earrings touching His cheeks. His face is decorated with tilaka made from kasturi [musk], and His broad chest is decorated with a garland of gunja [small conchshells]. His complexion is as white as an autumn cloud, He wears garments of blue color, and His voice is very grave. His arms are very long, touching His thighs, and He has shown His great strength by killing the Pralamba demon. Let me take shelter of this chivalrous Balarama."

Baladeva's affection for Krsna is illustrated in this statement to Subala: "My dear friend, please inform Krsna not to go to Kaliya's lake today. Today is His birthday, and so I wish to go along with mother Yasoda to bathe Him. Tell Him He should not leave the house today." This shows how Balarama, Krsna's elder brother, took care of Krsna with parental love, within the scope of fraternal affection.




June 18, 2006

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila Chapter 6 Text 317

Caitanya-caritamrta Antya-lila
Chapter 6 Text 317

sei bhata raghunatha ratre ghare ani'
bhata pakhaliya phele ghare diya bahu pani

TRANSLATION
At night Raghunatha dasa would collect that decomposed rice, bring it home and wash it with ample water.


March 13, 2006

Preparing For Gaura Purnima

Today's class was given on Friday, March 10, 2006, when Srila Dhanurdhara Swami spoke about preparing for Gaura Purnima at 26 Second Avenue in New York City.