His Holiness Haladhara Swami Maharaj is one of the foremost disciples of Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja. Soon after joining temple as a full-time devotee, he rendered services in travelling Sankirtan party.
Sri Shrimad Gour Govinda Swami Maharaj appeared on the 2nd of September in the Gaurabda year 443 (1929 A.D.) in Orissa, India. Both his parents were devotees of Krishna and Jagannath, as were their ancestors up to the time of Sri Syamananda Prabhu.
Srila Prabhupada was born Abhay Charan De on September 1, 1896 to a pious Hindu family in Calcutta. As a youth growing up in British-controlled India, Abhay became involved with Mahatma Gandhi's civil disobedience movement to secure independence for his nation.
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Dear readers,First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my most revered respect to my heart, soul and life, my dearest spiritual master Oṁ Viṣṇupāda Paramahaṁsa Parivrājakācārya Aṣṭottara-śata 108 Śrī Śrīmad Gour Govinda Swami Mahārāja. Further, I would like to offer my most h... Read More
Dear reader,In the last article we discussed the position of a pure devotee. Now, we will discuss the importance of his presence in the material world and why the Lord failed in His mission.Pure devotees are coming to this world either according to Kṛṣṇa’s will or by their own will. Therefore,... Read More
Dear reader,The supremely merciful, Personality of Godhead, Sri Kṛṣṇa personally wants to help the conditioned souls in several different ways. Amongst these various ways, the best and most suitable way is by sending His eternal associate to this material world. The pure devotee’s missi... Read More
Dear reader,After transmigrating through various species of life and being transferred to different universes, he may attain the association of the Lord’s devotee by which the material life of a wandering soul will finally cease [Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 10.51.53]. Certainly, then we can consider our... Read More
Dear reader, When we are associating with a sādhu, we must first qualify ourselves by following some principles or etiquettes. By doing so we may attain the mercy from Guru and Gaurāṅga. These principles are known as “vaiṣṇava etiquette”. If someone does not follow these etiquette... Read More
Dear readers,By the mercy of Śrī Guru-Gaurāṅga, we will continue discussing the Vaiṣṇava etiquette.7. A devotee of the Lord always shows his respect to all living entities. Even the seventh Gosvāmī, Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, mentions this in one of his songs, I want the mercy from a brāhmaṇ... Read More
Hare Krishna dear readers,By the mercy of Śrī Guru and Śrī Gaurāṅga we are discussing some more important principles or Vaiṣṇava etiquettes that will helps us perform our spiritual activities perfectly.10. When Gurudeva instructs us to do sevā, and if we are lazy to do the sevā or e... Read More
Dear readers,By the mercy of Śrī Guru and Śrī Gaurāṅga we will now discuss a different topic, following the footprints of our previous ācāryas. Today we will focus on our ultimate goal, how to get mercy from a pure devotee, mahat-kṛpā.The only reason why we came to the devotion... Read More
Dear readers,By the mercy of Śrī Guru and Śrī Gaurāṅga we will discuss about the purport of ‘surrender’ and ‘the symptoms of a surrendered soul’.Surrender is the beginning and prime factor of bhakti-yoga. Just like how the body is useless without the soul, similarly, w... Read More
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