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Buy here The Garga-samhita relates the following history of the appearance of Govardhana in Vraja in another age: Once, in the course of his wanderings, Pulastya Rishi reached Dronacala Hill. The son of Dronacala, Govardhana, was very beautiful, fragrant, smooth, and full of luxuriant, green trees and creepers. Pulastya Rishi desired to bring this Govardhana

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Buy Here According to the Adi-varaha Purana, during the advent of Sri Ramacandra, monkeys and bears all brought large rocks and stones from many places to construct a bridge across the ocean. Hanuman also received the order from Sri Ramacandra to help build the bridge. Hanuman uprooted Govardhana from Uttarancala, but while carrying him to

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Buy Here When Indra (the King of Heaven and the rains) saw that the Vrajavasis had stopped worshipping him and were worshipping Govardhana instead, he became angry. Consequently, with the intention of destroying them, he poured forth torrential rains and hurled thunderbolts upon them for seven days. Indra called for the Samvartaka. This cloud is

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Buy Here Srimad-Bhagavatam describes how on the advice of Krsna, Nanda Baba and the other Vrajavasis began worshipping Giriraja instead of Indra. It also describes how they performed the Annakuta festival for Giriraja here. They cooked many delicacies in their homes, filled hundreds of carts with milk, yoghurt, rabadi and other kinds of preparations, and

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Buy Here When Radha and Krsna played in the Kadamba forest, the trees with their thousands of gradually ascending bluish branches, and their golden flowers that showered honey with love, conquered the beauty of the rain clouds and the lightning. The very long jeweled platforms between these kadamba trees gave pleasure to Krsna day and

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Buy Here At this dana-ghati, Sri Krsna and His gopa friends would become tax collectors and demand milk, yoghurt and butter as toll tax from the gopis. When the gopis refused to give any tax, Krsna would forcibly plunder and relish their milk products. After this love-quarrel, the gopis exchanged the toll-tax of prema at

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Buy Here At the time of Krsna’s pastimes, Krsna became a toll collector and performed dana-lila, or a toll pastime, with the gopas through loving quarrels and sarcasm. Once, on the bank of Govinda-kunda, Bhaguri Rishi was performing a sacrifice for the pleasure of the Supreme Lord. The cowherd boys and girls were bringing ingredients

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Buy Here One day soon after Krsna had taxed the gopis, Lalita and Visakha conspired to have revenge on Him. Complaining to each other, they said, “We have been used and abused enough; that was unfair and highly rascalish of Krsna. We must give Him the same back, but double.” So, clapping their hands gleefully

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Buy Here In the month of February-March, at the time of Holi, all the gopis were playing Holi with Sri Krsna and the gopas. Sri Krsna and His friends were in one party and Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis were in the opposite party, and there were more gopis than there were gopas. Both the

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Buy Here The following pastime also took place at Kusuma Sarovara. One morning, Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis came to the bank of Kusuma Sarovara to pick beli, cameli, juhi, kanera, campaka and other flowers that bloomed here. Srimati Radhika saw a tree with a branch full of flowers. Knowing that She was coming to

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Buy Here Sri Krsna leapt out from the tree and caught hanging Srimati Radhika in His arms. The sakhis began clapping and laughing loudly, but Srimati Radhika released Herself from Krsna’s embrace and scolded Him.

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Buy Here Krsna asked Radha, “Who are You?” She would not answer. Again He asked, “Who are You?” Srimati Radhika spoke very gently, but Krsna harshly repeated, “Who are You?” like some men who have a habit of speaking harshly. She said very gently, “You don’t know who I am?” “No, I don’t know who

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Buy Here Srila Sanatana Gosvami performed parikrama of Govardhana every day, even in his old age. Once, in the blazing heat of summer, the soil under his feet was burning hot. Weary and drenched with perspiration, Gosvamiji sat down. No shady place was to be found. Suddenly, a cowherd boy came by and held a

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Buy Here “In the middle of Manasi Ganga, Sri Radha was sitting in Krsna’s boat. When the boat began to sink, She tightly clung to His neck. Together They looked very beautiful. May that Govardhana who provides the setting for this secret pastime fulfill my desire.” (Sri Govardhanastakam verse 7)   From one bank of

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Buy Here “In the middle of Manasi Ganga, Sri Radha was sitting in Krsna’s boat. When the boat began to sink, She tightly clung to His neck. Together They looked very beautiful. May that Govardhana who provides the setting for this secret pastime fulfill my desire.” (Sri Govardhanastakam verse 7)   From one bank of

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Buy Here The maidservants dried the bodies and hair of Lord Krsna and His beloved gopis with silken towels, and then dressed them in fresh clean garments.

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Buy Here After enjoying many different pastimes, Lord Krsna and the gopis became tired. When the gopis understood that Radharani wanted to sport in the water, they took it as an opportunity to serve the Divine Couple. Soon Lord Krsna, His beloved Radharani, and the gopis were moving about in the waters of Radha-kunda. Their

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