Thursday, November 26, 2015

Untouchability - Keeps Nectar Away

During a conversation between Indira and Lord Krishna, Lord Krishna appears distracted. When Indira enquires about it, Lord Krishna replies that he was thinking about a sage by name Uttanka who was meditating upon him in the desert. A few days ago Lord Krishna granted him his “Vishvaroopa” darshan (Revealed or showed to Uttanka his true cosmic form). He also granted Uttanka a boon that he would bring him water whenever he was thirsty. At that moment Uttanka was thinking about Lord Krishna, as he was thirsty. 
Lord Krishna then tells Indira that he was considering giving him Amruta (divine nectar). Indira is worried that Lord Krishna was being a bit hasty. He wants to test Uttanka if he is worth to receive the Amruta and wants to test Uttanka.  Lord Krishna is confident that Uttanka being an enlightened soul would definitely pass the test. Indira requests that he be allowed take the Amruta to Uttanka. He also tells Lord Krishna that he would be taking the Amruta wearing a disguise.

Uttanka is in the desert meditating upon Lord Krishna, he hears a sound, which he assumes is the sound of anklets of Lord Krishna.  However when he opens his eyes he sees a Chandala. (A chandala is the keeper of cremation grounds. He usually appears as someone who hasn’t taken a bath for many days, he wears a necklace of skulls, and is always in the company of a few dogs). When Uttanka sees the Chandala (Indira in the guise of a Chandala was bringing him Amruta actually) he feels repulsive towards him. He tries to move away from him as the Chandala offers him some water. He tells the Chandala that he will to accept water from a person of lower caste. Right at that moment the Chandala vanishes and Lord Krishna appears. Uttanka is surprised. Lord Krishna explains to him that it was Lord Indira who was in the guise of a Chandala, and that Uttanka who was such an enlightened soul should have known better than to discriminate.

Lord Krishna however keeps his promise to Uttanka and tells Uttanka that whenever he is thirsty, a rain cloud will appear over him and he will get water. Till today the rain clouds that appear over the desert are referred to as the Uttanka clouds.

One More Story

Uttanka remains a brahmachari until his old age and then marries his guru’s daughter after converting himself into a sixteen-year-old youth through his ascetic power as desired by his guru. His wife is the daughter of Ahalya and Gautama

Let Iskcon foreigners into temples

Sunday, September 13, 2015



As My contemporary sister, people within the world will worship you with all kinds of valuable presentations:
  1. incense, 
  2. candles, 
  3. flowers and 
  4. offerings of sacrifice.

People will worship you under the different forms of your expansions, which will be named
  1. Durga, 
  2. Bhadrakali, 
  3. Vijaya, 
  4. Vaisnavi, 
  5. Kumuda, 
  6. Candika, 
  7. Krsna, 
  8. Madhavi, 
  9. Kanyaka, 
  10. Maya, 
  11. Narayani, 
  12. Isani, 
  13. Sarada and 
  14. Ambika." 
 Krsna and Yogamaya appeared as brother and sister--the Supreme Powerful and the supreme power.

With the Vedic mantra OM, she confirmed that she would do what He asked.

Maha Vs Yoga maya

Friday, July 3, 2015

Name Report / 1000 / 108 Names


Nanda Maharaja had 900,000 cows. Visvanatha Cakravarti gives this description of the cows of Vrindavana. Krishna knew every cow by name. If any cow was missing Krishna would immediately chase after the missing cow and call her by name. The cows were divided into herds by color, either
  1. black, 
  2. white, 
  3. red, or 
  4. yellow. 
In each color there were
  1. 25 further divisions 
  2. making a total of 100 herds. 
  3. There were also eight herds of cows that were spotted or speckled or had heads shaped like a mridanga or that had tilak marks on their foreheads. 
There was a total of 108 different herds of cows. Each of the 108 herds had a herd leader.To count these 108 groups of cows, distinguished by colour and form, Krishna uses a mala of 108 jewel-beads.

For cows, Krishna sits atop a tree and plays flute to keep a check on the number of 9 hundred thousand cows herding with Him. Before returning home, He calls each and every one of the cow by her name – through the sound of His flute. He calls all of them one by one – Chandrika, Dhavali, Ivali..When He playes flute for Chandrika cow, only Chandrika is able to hear her name through the sound of Krishna’s flute. She gets delighted to hear her name being called by Krishna and comes running towards Him. Then He calls Dhavli, Ivali and every other cow in the same way. Thus no cow is left behind.

Thus when Krishna calls out,

  1. 'Hey Dhavali' (the name of a white cow) a whole group of white cows comes forward, and when Krishna calls 'Hamsi, Candani, Ganga, Mukta' and so on, the twenty-four other groups of white cows come. 
  2. The reddish cows are called 'Aruni, Kunkuma, Sarasvati, etc., 
  3. the blackish ones 'Shyamala, Dhumala, Yamuna, etc., and 
  4. the yellowish ones are Pita, Pingala, Haritaki, etc. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.35.19 purport)
  1. Those in the group with tilaka marks on their foreheads are called Citrita, Citra-tilaka, Dirgha–tilaka and Tiryak-tilaka. (Ibid.) 
  2. There are groups known as Mrdanga-mukhi [mridanga-head], Simha-mukhi [lion-head] and so on.

"As described in the Brahma Samhita (surabhi apbipalayantam), Lord Krishna on His planet, Goloka Vrindavana, engages in tending the surabhi cows. These cows are the Lord's pet animals." (Srimad Bhagavatam 8.8.2 purport)

Friday, June 26, 2015

As Ganesha

Brahma Vaivarta Purana narrates On the insistence of Shiva, Parvati fasted for a year (punyaka vrata) to propitiate Vishnu so that he would grant her a son. Lord Vishnu, after the completion of the sacrifice, announced that he would incarnate himself as her son in every kalpa (eon). Accordingly, Krishna was born to Parvati as a charming infant. This event was celebrated with great enthusiasm and all the gods were invited to take a look at the baby. However Shani (Saturn), the son of Surya, hesitated to look at the baby since Shani was cursed with the gaze of destruction. However Parvati insisted that he look at the baby, which Shani did, and immediately the infant's head fell off and flew to Goloka. Seeing Shiva and Parvati grief-stricken, Vishnu mounted on Garuda, his divine eagle, and rushed to the banks of the Pushpa-Bhadra river, from where he brought back the head of a young elephant. The head of the elephant was joined with the headless body of Parvati's son, thus reviving him. The infant was named Ganesha and all the Gods blessed Ganesha and wished Him power and prosperity.

  1. In Vedas, 32 vidyas are explained to attain Moksham.
  2. Krishna Performed 32 Lilas
  3. Ganesha Took 32 Forms
Writing Mahabharata

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Animals Attracted by Krishna's / Flute

Sometimes the gopis spoke thus to their friends about Krsna: "Dear friends, our Vrndavana is proclaiming the glories of this entire earth because this planet is glorified by the lotus footprints of the son of Devaki. Besides that, when Govinda plays His flute, the peacocks immediately become mad. When all the animals and trees and plants, either on the top of Govardhana Hill or in the valley, see the dancing of the peacock, they all stand still and listen to the transcendental sound of the flute with great attention. We think that this boon is not possible or available on any other planet." Although the gopis were village cowherd women and girls, they had knowledge of Krsna. Similarly, one can learn the highest truths simply by hearing the Vedas from authoritative sources.

Another gopi said, "My dear friends, just see the deer! Although they are dumb animals, they have approached the son of Maharaja Nanda, Krsna. Not only are they attracted by the dress of Krsna and Balarama, but as soon as they hear the playing of the flute, the deer, along with their husbands, offer respectful obeisances unto the Lord by looking at Him with great affection." The gopis were envious of the deer because the deer were able to offer their service to Krsna along with their husbands. The gopis thought themselves not so fortunate because whenever they wanted to go to Krsna, their husbands were not very happy.

Flute Is Only Instrument That Is Played In All Corners Of World

Everyday Krishna would go in the garden and say to all the plants, “I love you”. The plants were very happy and responded back and said “Krishna, we love You, too”. One day Krishna rushed quickly into the garden very alarmed. He went to the bamboo plant and the bamboo plant asked, “Krishna, what´s wrong with you?” Krishna said “I have something to ask you, but it is very difficult”. The bamboo said “Tell me: if I can, I will give it to you”. So Krishna said “I need your life. I need to cut you”. The bamboo thought for a while and then said “You don´t have any other choice. You don’t have any other way?” Krishna said, “No, no other way”. And it said “OK, I surrender to you”. So Krishna cut the bamboo, made holes in it, and each time, while he was doing that, the bamboo was crying with pain, because he was paining the bamboo so much. Krishna made a beautiful flute out of it. And this flute was with Krishna all the time. 24 hours a day, it was with Krishna.

Even the Gopis were jealous of the flute. They said, “Look, Krishna is our Lord, but yet we get to spend only some time with him. He wakes up with you, He sleeps with you, all the time you are with him”. So one day they asked the bamboo, “Tell us the secret of it. What secret do you have, that the Lord treasures you so much?”

And the bamboo said “The secret is that I´m empty inside. And the Lord does whatever he wants with me, whenever he wants with me and however he wants with me”. So this is complete surrender: where God can do whatever He wants with you, whenever He wants, as He wants. And for that you don’t need to be scared, you know, you have just to give yourself. And who is yourself in reality? It’s just Him!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Homage to you Krishna in your ten forms

vedaan uddharate jagat nivahate bhuu
golam ud bibhrate daityam daarayate
balim cchalayate kshatra kshayam
kurvate paulastyam jayate halam kalayate
kaarunyam aatanvate mlecchaan muurcchayate
dasha akriti krite krishnaaya tubhyam namah
  1. Upholding the Vedas (Matsya Avatara)
  2. Supporting this world (Varaha Avatara)
  3. Raising this globe of earth (Kurma Avatara)
  4. Killing the Daitya, Hiranyakasipu (Narasimha avatara)
  5. Cheating Bali (Vamana Avatara)
  6. Bringing about the destruction of Ksatriyas (Parasu Rama Avatara)
  7. Conquering Ravana (Rama Avatara)
  8. Wielding the plow (Balarama Avatara)
  9. Spreading compassion (The Buddha Avatara)
  10. Causing swooning (routing) of mlecchas (Kalki Avatara)


Lord Krishna, the 

  1. Jagatprabhu (the Lord of the Universe) and 
  2. Jagadguru (The Teacher of the Universe)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015