Phati Cida Dahi Utsava

Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami’s chipped- rice-and-yogurt festival for Lord Caitanya and His associates. Celebrated especially in Panihati, West Bengal.   The Chida-dadhi Mahotsav, also known as the Chipped Rice Festivalof Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of SrilaRaghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu. Thisastonishing pastime took place on the banks of the ...

Guru (Vyasa) Purnima

The appearance anniversary of Srila Vyasadeva, the compiler of the Vedic literature. This event really is directed towards Srila Vyasadeva, thus in some sampradayas they refer to Guru Purnima as Vyasa Purnima. Traditionally it is the day when the guru is worshipped. In the book Festivals, Fairs and Fasts of India (Shakti M Gupta. 1991. ...

Radha Govinda Jhulan Yatra Begins

The swing festival of Radha-Krsna. The Deities ride on an elaborately decorated swing. Deities in the temples are swung on a swing. Some of the main temples that this festival is celebrated at are the Banke Bihari Temple and the Radha-Raman Temple in Vrindavana, the Dwarkadish temple in Mathura, and the Larily Lal Temple in ...

Appearance Day of Lord Balarama

FASTING TILL NOON Lord Balarama is the first personal expansion of Lord Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. All other incarnations expand from Him. In Lord Krsna’s pastimes, He plays as Krsna’s older brother. Together Krsna and Balarama enact many pastimes as cowherd boys in the land of Vrndavana. Who is Lord Balarama? The Supreme ...

JANMASHTAMI : LORD SHRI KRISHNA APPEARANCE

FASTING TILL MIDNIGHT The appearance anniversary of Lord Sri Krsna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Sri Krsna Janmashtami CHAPTER ONE The Advent of Lord Krishna Once the world was overburdened by the unnecessary defense force of different kings, who were actually demons, but were posing themselves as the royal order. At that time, the whole ...

Nandotsava and Srila Prabhupada Appearance

FASTING TILL NOON The festival observed by Nanda Maharaja, Lord Krsna’s father, to celebrate Lord Krsna’s appearance. The Nandotsav – Birth ceremony of Lord Sri Krishna Taken from Srimad Bhagavatam 10th Canto, 5th Chapter, translated by H.D.G. Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. As described in this chapter, Nanda Maharaja very gorgeously performed the birth ceremony for his ...

Radhastami : Appearance of Srimati Radharani

FASTING TILL NOON The appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of Lord Krsna To Read and Listen Sri Radhikastakam by Acharyas – www.vaishnavasongs.com To Know 5000+ names of Srimati Radharani – www.spiritualvedicnames.com Read Blogs for Srimati Radharani –  iskcondesiretree.net

Bahulastami

The appearance day of Radha-kunda and Syama-kunda, sacred ponds that are the bathing places of Srimati Radharani and Lord Krsna in Vrndavana. On the eighth day of the waning phase of the damodara month the appearance day of Radha Kunda is celebrated by the residents. Bathing in Radha Kunda is especially benefical on this day. ...

Gopastami, Gosthastami

Gopastami, or Gosthastami is came after previously having grazed the calves, on this day Krsna first went out to graze the cows. In this way He became a gopa, a cowherd boy. On this day lord Sri Krishna became a qualified cowherd. Before this day, he was a keeper of the calves. The Killing of ...

Tulasi-Saligram Vivaha

The wedding of Salagrama and Tulasi Devi. Tulsi Vivah or Marriage: This is perhaps the most sentimental but not the least important festival which falls on the 11th day of the bright half of Kartik. This story from padma Puram revolves round Tulsi, the plant Ocimum Sanctum which in her former birth was Vrinda, the ...