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  1. http://onlinemedia.in/live_video/krishna.htm "Krishna," the country's first Hindi 3D Animation film, based on the exploits of Lord Krishna, one of Hinduism's most revered and loved Gods, is slated for a Sep 29 release in theatres across India. Produced by Shethia Audio Video, and presented by Jayantilal Gada, the film, directed by Aman Khan, took two years to make, what with its colorful animation done by Media Solutionz. The idea behind the film is that while generation-after-generation of Indians have been raised on stories of Indian mythology's super heroes, none of them have actually been depicted on the screen as a character that would appeal to a wide cross-section of people. Even as foreign heroes, the likes of Spider Man, Super Man, and He Man, continue to steadfastly hog the limelight, there has been no Indian hero for us to admire, idolize, and possibly emulate. "Krishna" comes along to fill that void, drawing inspiration from the runaway success of "Hanuman". The team behind the film says Krishna celebrates a 'true' hero - one who brings a smile to the faces of one and all - merely by chanting his name. Created in the mould of a richly animated, musical feature, "Krishna" depicts the story of Lord Krishna's birth, his childhood that was spent in Vrindavan, and finally - his slaying of Kansa, the evil ruler of Mathura. Lord Krishna's manifold adventures; including his clashes with demons like Pootna and Trinavarat, his fabled stealing of 'maakhan' (butter), his mesmerizing of the 'Gopis' by playing the flute, and his 'Ras Leela' with the 'Gopis' are all portrayed brilliantly through the film. The climax sees a very young and able Lord Krishna returning to Mathura to fulfill his heavenly mission; namely that of killing his evil uncle and ruler of Mathura, Kansa. The presenters of the film claim "Krishna" is a fascinating story - equally fascinatingly told. The music of "Krishna" is composed by Rajendra Shiv, whereas the tracks are sung by leading Bollywood singers such as Kailash Kher, Sonu Nigam, Sukhwinder Singh, Sunidhi Chauhan, Alisha Chinai, and Kumar Sanu. Please post your comments and views on this anamated film
  2. Hare Krishna PAMHO I am looking for a PDF file of all the vaishnav songs if anyone can help that waould be great as I would like to create song sheets for programmes Your Servant Pritesh
  3. Hare Krishna Prabhu's I was wondering what was the reason behind the death of the sons of Drupadi weren't they sons of great devotee's why did Krishna not save them like maraj parakshat? did they do anything bad in there previous life? what happened to them after there death?
  4. THE JOYOUS ELEPHANT-FACED DEITY known as Ganesa is revered by one billion Hindus worldwide, and though his worship has little place in the modern-day Hare Krsna movement, his personality and pastimes are part of ISKCON's heritage. Ganesa is often seen as the creator and remover of obstacles, as the guardian at entrances, and as a spiritually potent figure who can avert all evil influences. In popular Hindu lore he is thus the god to be worshiped first, before all religious ceremonies, public and private. Things tend to start off with Ganesa, and this is reflected even in common idiomatic phrases. For example, in Maharashtra when a dedication or inauguration is to be performed, a Marathi speaker may refer to the occasion as Sri ganesa karane ("doing the Sri Ganesa"). Another such expression is ganapatice kele ("to conceive a child"). Similar phrases are found in other Indian languages. Since Ganesa is considered the lord of beginnings, for the first installment in this series about the demigods we start with him. According to the Vedic literature, behind the workings of the cosmos stand powerful controllers, known as devas, or demigods. As we people in this world control our cars or homes, the devas control various aspects of the cosmos. Ganesa is a popular hero whose image adorns the walls of shops, homes, and temples throughout India. Even for people unfamiliar with Indian culture or the Vedic literature, Ganesa is perhaps the easiest of all demigods to identify, with his human body, elephant head, and potbelly. He is usually pictured standing, sitting, or dancing, with his jolly elephant face looking straight ahead. Ganesa is at times depicted with quill on palm leaf, for as Vyasa dictated the Mahabharata, Ganesa served as the scribe to write it down. Ganesa is missing one tusk, a piece of which can sometimes be found in one of his four hands. In another hand he sometimes holds a hatchet (parasu), which, according to some texts, is for cutting away illusion and false teachings. Another of Ganesa's hands often gestures fearlessness and reassurance (varada-hasta-mudra). He also holds a goad (ankusa) like that used by an elephant trainer, symbolizing his insistence on proper training or spiritual discipline. He sometimes holds a noose (pasa) used for restraining wild animals, here representing the restraint of passion and lustful desires. Sometimes he is seen holding sweets (modaka), for which he is said to have an inordinate fondness. Hence the belly. Who is this strange-looking god, and what, if anything, does he have to do with the worship of Krsna or Visnu? Vedic texts reveal that Ganesa is the son of Siva and Parvati, although his sonship like that of his half-brother, Skanda-Subrahmanya, is peculiar. Ac cording to one version, Siva "emits" from his body a handsome son who becomes a seducer of women. Parvati is offended by her son's exploits and curses him to have the head of an elephant and a big belly-in other words, to be ugly. Though with this he would seem fated to celibacy, he gradually settles down with two wives: Buddhi ("wisdom") and Siddhi ("success"), who can see beyond his physical ugliness. As time passes, Ganesa becomes the commander of Siva's troops (gana- isa or gana-pati), and because he be comes famous as one who creates obstacles for the demons and removes obstacles for the demigods or the devotees, he is known as Vighnesvara ("lord of obstacles") and Vinayaka ("one who removes [obstacles]"). The "obstacle" theme also tells us why Ganesa uses a rat as his vehicle. As rodents generally succeed in gnawing their way through any obstruction, the rat, it is said, symbolizes Ganesa's ability to destroy every obstacle. In another, more popular version of the Ganesa story, Parvati, wanting to seclude herself from her passionate husband, Siva, especially while bathing, creates a son from her perspiration and appoints him the guardian of her quarters. Soon after, when Siva seeks admission into Parvati's inner chambers, Ganesa, unaware of Siva's identity, refuses him, pushing him away from Parvati's door; Not one to be slighted, the enraged Siva summons his attendants (ganas) to do away with this bothersome upstart. But Ganesa defeats them one by one. Finally Visnu arrives, and drawing upon His maya (mystic potency) He creates confusion on all sides. This enables Siva to cut off Ganesa's head. Parvati, furious at what has become of her "son," decides to send a multitude of goddesses to harass the demigods. These celestial women succeed in making it clear to the noble gods that their queen can be appeased only if her guardian is revived. Siva then tells the gods to go north and cut off the head of the first living being they see. The head is to be mystically placed on the body of the decapitated Ganesa, who will then come back to external consciousness. As fate would have it, the first living being to cross the path of the gods is an elephant. The various Ganesa stories described above -- found primarily in the Siva Purana and the Brahma-vaivarta Purana -- are somewhat divergent, and tradition accounts for this by placing the variations in different cycles of cosmic time. "Because of the distinction between kalpas [ages]," the Siva Purana explains, "the story of Ganesa's birth is told in different ways." The cyclical structure of Vedic time allows for repeated descents of the Lord and His devotees, so details of the pastimes may vary. According to popular Indian tradition, Ganesa is a benign and helpful deity who brings success and assures worldly well-being. Since devotees of Krsna are more interested in spiritual realization than in worldly security, ISKCON tends to forgo the worship of Ganesa. Lord Krsna says in the Bhagavad-gita (9.23), "Those who are devotees of other gods and worship them with faith actually worship only Me, 0 son of Kunti, but they do so in a wrong way." Lord Krsna uses the word avidhi purvakam: "in an inappropriate way." Why is such worship of demigods inappropriate? Because it is materially motivated. As Lord Krsna says, "Men in this world desire success in fruitive activities, and therefore they worship the demigods." (Bg. 4.12) Since we are essentially spiritual beings in a material body, material rewards can never truly satisfy us. Only spiritual rewards are satisfying for a spirit soul. Therefore Srila Prabhupada concurring with the above two Gita texts, says "[To worship] Ganapati is not required, but sometimes we do it. Just like the gopis-they worshiped Goddess Durga, Katyayani. They did not require to worship her, but that was part of the social system. But they asked, Mother Katyayani, give us the opportunity to have Krsna as our husband. Their aim was Krsna." (Morning walk, Los Angeles, January 10, 1974) So the worship of Ganesa, like that of his mother, Durga (Parvati), is not condemned, but it should be done for the proper reasons: Ganesa is a devotee of Lord Krsna, and we can pray to him to remove obstacles on the road to Krsna consciousness. In this regard, Brahma- Samhita (5.50) explains that Ganesa is Krsna's devotee. The success achieved by worshiping Ganesa depends on Lord Krsna, and therefore such worship should ultimately be directed to Krsna: "For the power to destroy all obstacles to progress in the three mundane worlds, Ganesa holds on his elephant head the lotus feet of Govinda. I worship Govinda, Krsna, the primeval Lord." Satyaraja Dasa is a disciple of Srila Prabhupada and a regular contributor to Back to Godhead. He has written several books on Krsna consciousness. He and his wife live in New York City. http://www.krsna.com/ganesa.htm
  5. GANAPATI-MANTRA Mantra "Om Sharem Harim Klim Glaum Gam Ganapataye Namaha". This mantra is always chanted first in all vedic sacrifices to remove any and all obstacles in the way. Lord Ganesh (Ganapati) is the remover of obstacles, and also the giver of success in endeavours. A shorter version is "Om Gam Ganapatayte namaha"
  6. i have also heared stories that she was the sister of yumraj and certain days of the year the lord of death would come to visit her please can someone tell me the story or direct me to someone/somewhere where i can find out,
  7. i have also heared stories that she was the sister of yumraj and certain days of the year the lord of death would come to visit her please can someone tell me the story or direct me to someone/somewhere where i can find out,
  8. Great devotes of the lord do not seek or ask for libaration some ask to come back and serve devotees is this the correct way of thinking? some even belive there is no other place apart form here?
  9. is it ok to perform this katha? i was speaking to a senior devotee at the manor and he goes there is no need for us to do this just chant, you will get all the benifictions when i was younger we use to always perform a katha like this on major poonams and when some good new came our way are when something bad happend,
  10. i would like to know the story of the river yamuna and how it came to be is it anything like the river ganges,
  11. i would like to know the story of the river yamuna and how it came to be is it anything like the river ganges,
  12. Lord Çiva and Lord Brahmä are two chiefs of the demigods. They are full of mystic powers. For example, Lord Çiva drank an ocean of poison of which one drop was sufficient to kill an ordinary living being. Similarly, Brahmä could create many powerful demigods, including Lord Çiva. So they are éçvaras, or lords of the universe. But they are not the supreme powerful. The supreme powerful is Govinda, Lord Kåñëa. He is the Transcendence, and His transcendental attributes cannot be measured even by such powerful éçvaras as Çiva and Brahmä. Therefore Lord Kåñëa is the exclusive shelter of the greatest of all living beings. Brahmä is counted amongst the living beings, but he is the greatest of all of us. And why is the greatest of all the living beings so much attached to the transcendental topics of Lord Kåñëa? Because He is the reservoir of all enjoyment. Everyone wants to relish some kind of taste in everything, but one who is engaged in the transcendental loving service of the Lord can derive unlimited pleasure from such engagement. The Lord is unlimited, and His name, attributes, pastimes, entourage, variegatedness, etc. are unlimited, and those who relish them can do so unlimitedly and still not feel satiated. This fact is confirmed in the Padma Puräëa: ramante yogino ’nante satyänanda-cid-ätmani iti räma-padenäsau paraà brahmäbhidhéyate “The mystics derive unlimited transcendental pleasures from the Absolute Truth, and therefore the Supreme Absolute Truth, the Personality of Godhead, is also known as Räma.” There is no end to such transcendental discourses. In mundane affairs there is the law of satiation, but in transcendence there is no such satiation. Süta Gosvämé desired to continue the topics of Lord Kåñëa before the sages of Naimiñäraëya, and the sages also expressed their readiness to hear from him continuously. Since the Lord is transcendence and His attributes are transcendental, such discourses increase the receptive mood of the purified audience.
  13. I was wondering what is the difference between hinduism and jainism as a majority of the thing they belive in we do and vice a versa,
  14. Hari bol prabhu i am also interested email me pritesh01@
  15. how can you tell one is real loads of fakes going around
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