Lord Brahma Visiting Dvaraka – Story

Posted or Updated on March 14th, 2020Lord Brahma Visiting Dvaraka – Story (From Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Madhyalila Chapter 21) “Once, when Krsna was ruling Dvaraka, Lord Brahma came to see Him, and the doorman immediately informed Lord Krsna of Brahma’s arrival. When Krsna was so informed, He immediately asked the doorman, `Which Brahma? What is his name?’ … Continue reading “Lord Brahma Visiting Dvaraka – Story”

The stick of a devotee’s mercy can save from the greatest dangers! – Story

Posted or Updated on September 21st, 2019The stick of a devotee’s mercy can save from the greatest dangers! – Story (This is the true story from the book The journey Home – Autobiography of an American Swami. Richard is H.H Radhanath Swami). Richard was a teenager from Chicago and was on a spiritual longing because of … Continue reading “The stick of a devotee’s mercy can save from the greatest dangers! – Story”

GOD DELIVERS -STORY

Posted or Updated on April 6th, 2019GOD DELIVERS -STORY (From Bhagavad-gita 9.20-22 lecture by A.C.Bhakti Vedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, in New York, December 6, 1966) “Nityabhiyuktanam yoga-ksemam vahamy aham” [Bg. 9.22]. Now, this sloka is very important for the devotees. There was a great devotee. His name was Anandacarya. So when he … Continue reading “GOD DELIVERS -STORY”

PRABHUPADA’s CHALLENGE – STORY

Posted or Updated on March 9th, 2019PRABHUPADA’s CHALLENGE – STORY While discussing the scientists and their bluffing again, Srila Prabhupada told a funny story about Gopala Ban, a court jester: In West Bengal during the reign of Raja Krsnacandra. By it, Srila Prabhupada Cleverly illustrated how scientists obtained their grants. “The Mohammedan Governor of the day … Continue reading “PRABHUPADA’s CHALLENGE – STORY”

KARMA – THE CAUSE FOR EVERYTHING – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 8th, 2018KARMA – THE CAUSE FOR EVERYTHING – STORY (Story from HH Romapadaswami Maharaj) (Adapted from Mahabharata, Anushasana-parva, Chapter One) [Here, Bhishma responds to a question from Yudhisthir Maharaja] Since you are dependent on God, destiny, and time, why do you consider yourself to be the cause of your actions? … Continue reading “KARMA – THE CAUSE FOR EVERYTHING – STORY”

NARASIMMHA DEVA’s PASTIME –  STORY

Posted or Updated on November 17th, 2018NARASIMMHA DEVA’s PASTIME –  STORY A true story that happened some 10 years ago in South-Africa. This story was also found in the newspapers, and several witnesses of this truck-accident after this incident became devotees of Lord  Narasimmha dev. This happened to a simple Vaishnava family that lives there. They … Continue reading “NARASIMMHA DEVA’s PASTIME –  STORY”

DID KRISHNA DIE AND LEAVE HIS BODY ON EARTH? – STORY

Posted or Updated on October 6th, 2018DID KRISHNA DIE AND LEAVE HIS BODY ON EARTH? – STORY (Story by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarthy Thakura) Srila Visvanätha Cakravarti Thakura tells the following story of a certain magician who exhibits the trick of dying: “In front of a great king, a magician approaches a stack of valuable garments, … Continue reading “DID KRISHNA DIE AND LEAVE HIS BODY ON EARTH? – STORY”

WASHERMAN’S FORMER BIRTH – STORY

Posted or Updated on September 22nd, 2018WASHERMAN’S FORMER BIRTH – STORY (Adapted from Padma Purana) In canto five, chapter fifty-seven, Lord Ananta Sesha speaks the following pastime to Vatsyayana Muni: In the great city of Mithila lived the king named Janak Maharaja. Pleasing his subjects, he ruled righteously. Once when Janak was ploughing the field, … Continue reading “WASHERMAN’S FORMER BIRTH – STORY”

Story of The Construction Of Tirumala Tirupati Temple And The Launching Of Brahmotsavams

Posted or Updated on May 12th, 2018Story of The Construction Of Tirumala Tirupati Temple And The Launching Of Brahmotsavams Thondaiman, brother of King Akasa Raja, had clearly noticed at the time of his brother’s daughter Princess Padmavathi’s (Goddess Padmavathi) marriage with Srinivasa (Lord Srinivasa), how all the Gods and Goddesses have specially come from the … Continue reading “Story of The Construction Of Tirumala Tirupati Temple And The Launching Of Brahmotsavams”

TWO INCIDENTS SHOWING THE MUTUAL LOVE BETWEEN LORD KRISHNA AND LORD SIVA

Posted or Updated on February 23rd, 2018TWO INCIDENTS SHOWING THE MUTUAL LOVE BETWEEN LORD KRISHNA AND LORD SIVA (1) Once upon a time, the cowherd men of Vrndavana, headed by Nanda Maharaja, desired to go to Ambikavana to perform the Sivaratri performance. The rasa-lila was performed during the autumn, and after that the next big … Continue reading “TWO INCIDENTS SHOWING THE MUTUAL LOVE BETWEEN LORD KRISHNA AND LORD SIVA”

GLORIES OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM – STORY

Posted or Updated on January 13th, 2018GLORIES OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM – STORY Narada questioned the four Kumaras: “O worshipable ones, can a ghost also achieve liberation by listening to Srimad Bhagavatam?” The Kumaras replied, “O Narada, every category of living entity in the eight million four hundred thousands types of bodies and even ghosts can … Continue reading “GLORIES OF SRIMAD BHAGAVATHAM – STORY”

LORD CAN USE EVEN A SPIDER’S WEB AS STONE – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 30th, 2017LORD CAN USE EVEN A SPIDER’S WEB AS STONE – STORY A young soldier found himself in a terrible and hopeless battle. The enemy was soundly defeating this young man’s army. He and his comrades found themselves hastily retreating from the battle field in defeat, running away in fear … Continue reading “LORD CAN USE EVEN A SPIDER’S WEB AS STONE – STORY”

KING JANAMEJAYA’S SARPA YAGA (SNAKE SACRIFICE) – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 23rd, 2017KING JANAMEJAYA’S SARPA YAGA (SNAKE SACRIFICE) – STORY (A Story from Mahabharata) King Janamejaya the son of King Parikshit was the king of the Kurus, ruling from Hastinapura. One day, a Brahmana named Utanka (whose story is narrated here), came to his court. The king received him graciously, and … Continue reading “KING JANAMEJAYA’S SARPA YAGA (SNAKE SACRIFICE) – STORY”

Why do we read Gita, even if we can’t understand or remember? – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 10th, 2017Why do we read Gita, even if we can’t understand or remember? – STORY An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Gita. His grandson wanted to be just … Continue reading “Why do we read Gita, even if we can’t understand or remember? – STORY”

ODANA SASTHI – CEREMONY FOR LORD JAGANNATHA – STORY!

Posted or Updated on December 2nd, 2019ODANA SASTHI – CEREMONY FOR LORD JAGANNATHA – STORY! Sadhana Sasthi is a festival to show our love to Lord Jagannatha by protecting his deity with a cloth purchased from a weaver. This ceremony marks the start of winter and hence Lord Jagannath is protected from the cold with … Continue reading “ODANA SASTHI – CEREMONY FOR LORD JAGANNATHA – STORY!”

SUKADEV GOSVAMI TAKING ‘DIKSHA’ FROM KING JANAKA – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 9th, 2017SUKADEV GOSVAMI TAKING ‘DIKSHA’ FROM KING JANAKA –  STORY Interestingly,  there is a story that shows  that  King Janaka was the initiating Spritual master for Sri Sukhadev Gosvami. Let us read that story: In the previous ages,  Saints gave initiation to their disciples only after putting them through very … Continue reading “SUKADEV GOSVAMI TAKING ‘DIKSHA’ FROM KING JANAKA – STORY”

WASHING AND VEDANTA – STORY:

Posted or Updated on December 9th, 2017WASHING AND VEDANTA – STORY: (by H.H. Sacinandana Swami) (adapted from ISKCON leadership journal) The vice-chancellor of Benares Hindu University, a popular man of his time named Madan Mohan Malaviya, went to the Gaudiya Math with some intricate, philosophical questions to present to Sri Bakthi Siddhantha Sarasvati Thakura, guru … Continue reading “WASHING AND VEDANTA – STORY:”

Triple Filter Test before you speak or hear something – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 8th, 2017Triple Filter Test before you speak or hear something – STORY. In ancient Greece (469 – 399 BC), Socrates was widely lauded for his wisdom. One day an acquaintance ran up to him excitedly and said: “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about Diogenes?” “Wait a moment,” … Continue reading “Triple Filter Test before you speak or hear something – STORY”

SERVE THE LORD; DON’T EXPECT HIS SERVICE BACK – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 7th, 2017SERVE THE LORD; DON’T EXPECT HIS SERVICE BACK – STORY From Srila Prabhupada lecture: Sanatana Gosvami and Rupa Gosvami, two brothers, they went to Vrndavana for devotional service. So their all business was… Rupa Gosvami, especially, he was always engaged in writing books. And when he was hungry, he … Continue reading “SERVE THE LORD; DON’T EXPECT HIS SERVICE BACK – STORY”

KRISHNA’s NAMES GIVE RELIEF FOR GHOSTS – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 7th, 2017KRISHNA’s NAMES GIVE RELIEF FOR GHOSTS  – STORY There was one brahmana who was vidagdha-pandita, very proficient in Vedas.  He was  a very greedy person. Once he and all of his brahmana friends unknowingly ate some foodstuffs which had been offered to the bhutas , pretas and  ghosts. When … Continue reading “KRISHNA’s NAMES GIVE RELIEF FOR GHOSTS – STORY”

HELPING THE NEEDY IS PLEASING THE GOD – STORY

Posted or Updated on December 7th, 2017Title:  HELPING THE NEEDY IS PLEASING THE GOD – STORY A story from Srimad Bhagavatam : Rantideva is glorified not only in human society but also in the society of the demigods (devas), for his exemplary tolerance, compassion, and selflessness. Rantideva never endeavored to earn anything. He would enjoy … Continue reading “HELPING THE NEEDY IS PLEASING THE GOD – STORY”

Krishna smashing the pride of Satyabhama, Garuda and Sudarshan chakra – Story

Posted or Updated on December 6th, 2017A nice story of Krishna smashing the pride of Satyabhama, Garuda and Sudarshan chakra . Once it so happened Satyabhama was proud that ‘I am so beautiful. What are these other queens? They are all rubbish’. Krishna came to know about this and thought this has to be set … Continue reading “Krishna smashing the pride of Satyabhama, Garuda and Sudarshan chakra – Story”