Category Archives: Shri Krishna

Vishnu Sahasranama

The ‘Vishnu Sahasranama’ is the 149th adhyaya of the Anushasana parva of the epic, Mahabharata. Tradition holds it that it was composed by Sanaka and was given to Bhishma. Bhishma, in turn, recited it to the Pandavas in the presence … Continue reading

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Uddhava Gita

The Uddhava Gita contains teachings given by Shri Krishna to His beloved devotee and follower, Uddhava, shortly before His departure from this world. This forms the main part of the eleventh canto of the Shrimad Bhagavatham. Various instructions are given, but … Continue reading

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Welcome to the “name” ceremony!

Krishna Krishna Krishna Krishna Kanhaiyaa… Govinda Govinda Gopala Gopala          Nand-Yashoda, Anand Kishora,  Gokulabala, Devakinandan,  Navneetchora, Krishna Krishna… Murli manohar, Shyamal sunder, Kunj vihara, Venugopala, Murlishridhara, Yadavanandan, Krishna Krishna…Radhyeshyama, Gopivallabha, Madhava, Keshava, Pankajnayana, Kamalnayana, Mukunda, Krishna, Krishna… Mandar Giridhari, Govardhana … Continue reading

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The Bhagavad Gita prescription..

Emergencies, challenges, dilemnas of present lifestyles, some inevitable, some remediable and yet others that exist only in our imaginations can set us off-balance and we are apt to fall in the dirty ditches of despair, despondency and depression. We often … Continue reading

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Choice in action

कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन |  (भगवद गीता: २: ४७) karmanyevaadhikaraste ma phaleshu kadachana| (Bhagavad Gita: 2: 46) The word ‘adhikara’ here means our choice, our free will, our right, something we have power over. This choice Krishna says is only … Continue reading

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इतनी कृपा हो स्वामी जब् प्राण तनसे निकले …

Sant Bahiro imagines what ought to be his prayer to God when he leaves his body.  He presents before God five ways / alternatives and implores the Lord to bestow one upon him. “श्रीकृष्ण कृष्ण कह कर, मेरी जान तनसे … Continue reading

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About a leader

“यद्यदाचरति  श्रेष्टसतत्तदेवेतरो  जनः स  यत्प्रमाणं  कुरुते  लोकस्तदनुवर्तते |” (भगवद  गीता :३ :२१ ) Whatever a great man does, that other men also do (imitate), whatever he sets up as the standard, that the world (people) follows. (Bhagavad Gita:3:21) “Man is … Continue reading

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Spirit of Sacrifice

“सःयज्ञाह  प्रजा  सृष्ट्वा  पुरोवचः  प्रजापतिः |   अनेन  प्रसविष्यध्वमेश  वो अस्त्विष्टकमधुक || ” (भगवदगीता :३ :१०) The Prajapati (Creator) having in the beginning (of creation) created mankind, together with sacrifices said, “by this (yagna spirit) you shall prosper, let this … Continue reading

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