Ragunatha das Goswami

Gopisvara Mahadeva

“Each day I worship Gopisvara Mahadeva, who is situated on the bank of Yamuna. That same Gopisvara was worshipped with deep devotion by the gopis, and he quickly fulfilled their desire to attain a supremely precious jewel in the form of the embrace of the son of Nanda Maharaja .” [ Srila Raghunatha das Goswami, [...]

Out Of This World!

Because our parikrama party consists mainly of Russian and Ukraine devotees we observed Govardhan Puja at the Radha Gokulananda Temple in Vrindavan, so we could translate each of the English lectures and talks into Russian. Everyone was excited because on the main alter of the temple is the Govardhan-sila that Lord Caitanya gave Raghunatha das [...]

The Residents of Radha Kunda

“Even if I have the opportunity to bath in the ocean of pure love of Krsna, and even if I have the pure devotees of the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead as my associates, I will not consent to live for even for a single moment in any sacred place other than Vrajabhumi. Even if [...]

My Prayers

As I pass through Vrindavan on my way to Gujarat next week I will pray: “He Vrindaranya! (My dear forest of Vrindavan!) Is there anyone in this universe who has not obtained the ultimate ecstasy by serving you? Thus do I prostate myself in your dust. I would like to submissively submit before you this [...]

I Say To Myself

“O mind, how can pure divine love appear in my heart as long as the shameless dog-eating, outcaste woman of the desire for prestige is audaciously dancing there? Therefore always remember and serve the immeasurably powerful commanders of the army of Sri Krsna, the beloved devotees of the Lord. They will at once banish this [...]

Fragrant Radha Kunda

“May that very charming and especially fragrant Radha-kunda, where intoxicated with love the Divine Couple and the sakhis daily sport with great joy in the water so fragrant with exquisite lotus flowers, be the sole shelter of my life.” [ Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, Sri Radha-kundastakam ]

Protect Me

On the strength of the service I have done to the pollen of his lotus feet, I am able to always reside, even in times of trouble, by the shore of Radha-Kunda at the base of Govardhana Hill.

Life In Vrindavan – Sataka 6

‎”If the youthful Divine Couple, who are as fragrant as beautiful sumanah flowers and the life of the entire world, will not sprinkle me with the nectar of Their mercy, then my friend I ask that you be merciful to me. Bless me that I may live my entire life at this sacred Radha Kunda.” [...]

Life in Vrindavan – Sataka 4

Sataka 4 shows the daily life of the residents of Vrindavan as they tend to their cows, their children and their various services to the Lord. All glories to Cintamani Dhama!

Vrindavan Meditations

“O tongue tortured by thirst, please mix the delicious nectar of the name of Radha with the wonderfully sweet condensed milk of the name of Krsna, add the fragrant ice of pure love and drink this charming elixir at every moment!” [ Srila Raghunatha das Goswami, Stavavali, Revelation of Desires, Text 10 ]