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Sunday, November 11, 2018

12 main forests in the Braja Mandal

On the eastern bank of the Yamuna
are five forests called
  1. Bhadravana, 
  2. Bilvavana (Belvan), 
  3. Lohavana (Lauhavana), 
  4. Bhandiravana and 
  5. Mahavana.
On the western side of the Yamuna
are seven forests which are:
  1. Madhuvana, 
  2. Talavana, 
  3. Kumudavana, 
  4. Bahulavana, 
  5. Kamyavana, 
  6. Khadiravana, and 
  7. Vrindavana.
Of the 12 main forests, the forest of Vrindavana is considered the most important. These 12 forests are visited on Braja Mandala parikrama.

More
http://en.brajdiscovery.org/index.php?title=Vanas_of_Braj

This is similar to the twelve cantos of the SRIMAD BHAGAVATAM which are compared to the different parts of Krishna's transcendental form.
  • First and second cantos are Krishna's lotus feet; 
  • Third and fourth--Krishna's thighs; 
  • Fifth—Krishna's chest; 
  • Seventh and eighth--Krishna's arms; 
  • Ninth-Krishna's neck; 
  • Tenth—Krishna's smiling face; 
  • Eleventh-Krishna's forehead; 
  • Twelfth-Krishna's crown.
Then there are The 24 Upa-Vana are:- 
  1. Gokula, 
  2. Govardhana, 
  3. Varsāna, 
  4. NaṅdaGrāma, 
  5. Saṅketa, 
  6. Paramadra, 
  7. Aḍīnga(Aringa), 
  8. Sessai, 
  9. Mat, 
  10. Unchagram, 
  11. Kelavana, 
  12. Śrī Kuṇḍa, 
  13. Gandharvana, 
  14. Parsoli, 
  15. Bilchhu, 
  16. Bacchavan, 
  17. Ādibadri, 
  18. Karahla, 
  19. Ajnokh, 
  20. Pipāṣa-Vana (Pisaya), 
  21. Kokilāvana, 
  22. Dadhigrāma, 
  23. Kotavana, and 
  24. Rāvala. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Chandrodaya Mandir

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vrindavan_Chandrodaya_Mandir
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Vrindavan+Chandrodaya+Mandir

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Akrura / Ghat / Prayers / Obeisance / Book

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akrura
https://www.youtube.com/results?q=Akrura+Ghat
http://www.harekrsna.com/practice/process/vandanam/akrura.htm
http://www.vaishnavsongs.com/jaya-danapati-dhyata-maha-mahima/
 
Mathura


http://mathurainformation.blogspot.com/

Vrindavan 

Hastinapur 

Dwarka 

http://divineentrance.blogspot.com/ 

kashi


http://banarasvaranasikashi.blogspot.com/

Source
http://krsnabook.com/contents/

Tube
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Akrura

Incarnation of Daksha 
http://southinformation.blogspot.com/ 

Blog
https://varshneya.wordpress.com/

Slides
http://www.slideshare.net/search/slideshow?searchfrom=header&q=Akrura 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Deities Carved by Vajranabha

http://theonlymale.blogspot.com/search/label/ThreeDeities

King Vajra then had 16 idols of Krishna and other gods carved from a rare, imperishable stone called Braja and built temples to house these idols so as to feel the presence of Lord Krishna.

The four presiding idols of Braja Mandala are (1 to 4)

Sri Harideva of Govardhan,

Sri Keshava Deva of Mathura,

Sri Baladeva of Baladeo, 

and Govindaji of Vrindavan. now in jaipur Rajastan

There are two Naths — (4 to 6)
  1. Sri Nathji, who were originally at Govardhan and are now in Nathdwara, Rajasthan and 
  2. Sri Gopinath, who is now in Jaipur. Rajasthan

The two Gopals are - (6 to 8)
  1. Sri Madana Mohan, who is now housed at Karoli Rajasthan, and 
  2. Sakshi Gopal, who is now moved to town of Sakshi Gopal, Orissa, near Puri.


The four Mahadevas (deities of Lord Siva) are (9 to 16)
  1. Chakleswar at Govardhan, 
  2. Kameswar at Kamavan, 
  3. Bhuteswar at Mathura, and 
  4. Gopiswar in Vrindavan. 
The four goddesses carved are
  1. Manasi Devi at Govardhan, 
  2. Vrinda Devi at Kamavan, 
  3. Pathal Devi at Mathura, and 
  4. Yogamaya Devi at Vrindavan.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Dwadasa Aditya Tila

This is the place where Sri Krishna rested after performing Kalinga nardanam. During the lila with the snake Kalinga, Sri Krishna had to be inside the Yamuna river for long times because of the fact that his body became very chill. So, after enacting this lila of controlling the garva of Kalingan snake, he went above a small hill. In order to serve their master, 12 Sooriyas descended to that place and helped Sri Krishna’s body get warm. This is the reason behind this place being called Dwadasa Aditya Tila. Dwadasa = 12 Aditya = Sooriya. It so happened that Sri Krishnas’ body started sweating with the sudden heat and this sweat has become a small “Prascanda Theerta”

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dwadasa+Aditya+Tila
http://www.radhanathswami.net/yearwise/1994/94-023-real-touchstone-holy-name-bg-7-28-by-hh-radhanath-swami-in-mumbai-2