Virabhadra Goswami was inundated with Jahnava Mata's mercy, becoming Her direct initiated disciple. Nityananda Das writes in his Prema-Vilasa that when Virabhadra saw Jahnava Devi in a four-armed form, His mind was changed and He decided to accept Her as His diksha Guru.
Without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu's energy, Jahnava Devi, no one is able to cross over the ocean of material life, nor can one obtain the service of Nityananda Prabhu and enter into the loving service of His worshipable Gaurhari and Radha-Krishna.
Srila Bhakti Vinode Thakur has written in his Kalyankalpatru:
"O Jahnava Devi! Be merciful today to your servant and deliver me from my pain. Give... Read full text
Sri Jagannathdev has told the following to king Indradyumna (he who constructed the temple in Puri):
Vaisakhasya site pakshe tritiyakshaya sañjika
tatra mam lepayed-gandha lepanairati-sobhanam
(Utkal Khand, Chapter 29)
‘In the 3rd day of the bright fortnight during the month of Vaisakh, Akshaya-tritiya, smear My Transcendental Spiritual body with fragrant sandalwood paste.’
In Sri Vishnudharmottar it is written, ‘anulepana mukhyanta chandanam parikirtitam’ – sandalwood paste is superior among other smearing articles. This is also mentioned in Sri Narad Puran.
Chandan-Yatra in Narendra Sarovar
Sri Purushottamdev has ordered the Vaishnava king Sri Indradyumna, His servant at that time, to smear fragrant sandalwood paste on His Transcendental Spiritual body on Akshaya-tritiya, the 3rd day of the bright... Read full text
Video conference of Srila Gurudev's DARSAN from Kolkata Math on the auspicious Mohini Ekadasi.
The time for the grand festival is approaching. With the devotees from outside the country already waiting in Kolkata Math for the eye-catching festival since long, those within the country slowly started coming to Kolkata. The event is really going to be big - the 89th Vyasa Puja of...read more
Impressed by the service mentality of the people there Srila Prabhupad told that He would go to Sarbhog every year. Further He ordered our most revered Paramgurudev to preach in Assam, where He said the people have natural inclination towards devotion and are simple in their hearts. Following the...read more