Srimad Bhagavatam

 The story of Akrura’s darshan started off when Kamsa, Krishna’s uncle, ordered Akrura to bring Krishna and Balarama to Mathura, so that he could kill them. Akrura immediately followed Kamsa’s orders, and traveled to their home village by chariot. After …

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Ego is a tall hurdle in any walk of life, but more importantly, in spiritual progress, it is the tallest. Only true mahatmas who epitomize perfection, lead a life of complete humility devoid of any pride. For all others, it …

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It was a hot day in Gokula, not too long after the Damodhara Leela. Little Krishna, the joy of the Gopis, sang gleefully and danced beautifully as he played with the other children. He slapped his arms and thighs like …

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All the residents of Vrindavan loved and adored six-year-old Krishna. They had witnessed many wondrous and miraculous feats, which made them love him even more. Every day, the Gopis would make special foods and tell their sons, the cowherd boys, …

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 In Dwapara Yuga, one of the 10 avatars of Lord Narayana, Krishna, descended in Mathura. As you all know, a heavenly voice warned Kamsa “that the 8th son of Devaki will finish you” Certainly a vain person like him would …

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There are 108 Divya Desams – temples/abodes of Lord Narayana that have been sung by the Azhwars. This month, we will gain knowledge about Naimisharanya, a Divyadesam in Northern India, which is in fact a forest! What is interesting here though is …

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Every incarnation taken by Bhagawan is to establish dharma – dharma samsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge. Rama and Krishna are called ‘poorna avatharams’ where Vishnu takes form directly and all the powers of God are fully manifested. Ekantha Bhakthas of Krishna (Devotees with one-pointed …

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kaler dosha-nidhe rAjan astihyeko mahAn guNa: kIrtanAd eva kriShNasyamukta-sanga: param vrajet  (Srimad Bhagavatam) With a clear vision about the current Age, Sri Shuka tells King Parikshit here that this Yuga will have ‘dosha’ (faults) as nidhi (wealth/abundance). But that this …

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Sage Shuka was the son of Sage Veda Vyasa, and the narrator of the Bhagavata Purana. Sage Shuka was a garbha-shriman – one who was born a self-realized soul. So how was the renowned sage born? Sage Shuka was Radha …

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After the Mahabharata war, full of anger, Ashwathama wanted to destroy the Kuru Dynasty. He knew Uttara was expecting a baby who would be so far the last prince of the Kurus. If he killed the baby, the Kurus will …

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