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In Vrindavan there are some special places with fascinating histories. Nidhivan is a very beautiful kunja of small trees. According to Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur when Lord Krishna left Rasalila to find Srimati Radharani, this is the place where it had happened. Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur wrote a story Svapna Vilas where he explains the pastimes of a dream.
In Nidhivan, there is a very beautiful temple called Ranga Mahal where Radha & Krishna would go to rest. Vishwanath Chakravarty Thakur explains that once when Srimati Radharani was resting here, she had a dream.
She woke up and said to Krishna, “I have to tell You the dream that I just saw. You have shown me so many different ways you appear in this world but the form I saw in this dream was very special. I saw a beautiful golden form, more beautiful than any other incarnation. This form was dancing ecstatically on the banks of a river which looked exactly like Yamuna and a forest which looked exactly like Vrindavan. And I saw all around were thousands of people chanting and dancing. It was the form of a Brahmin chanting with His arms raised. He was flooding the whole universe with love of god. Sometimes this golden bodied brahman was crying out. O My Lord Krsna! Where are You and sometimes I heard him crying out, O My beloved Radha! Where are you. And when I saw Him chanting like this I felt He was You. Can you tell me who is this person?” Krishna lifted his Kaustubha mani and told Srimati Radharani to look within it. When she looked within it she saw the exact same pastime. Srimati Radharani said, “Now I can understand that both of us are going to combine. The two of us are going to incarnate in this age of Kaliyuga to spread Our love throughout the world through the congregational chanting of Our holy names.”
Lord Caitanya appeared to distribute this love to the whole world. All the Goswamis were preparing for the Lord’s mission to spread. On that historical day, Friday 13th August 1965, Srila Prabhupada boarded the Jaladuta. He had about forty rupees which could not be changed outside India. He had his Japa beads, an umbrella and a box of Srimad Bhagavatam. It was at Radha Damodar temple that he worked for years writing his books. Srimad Bhagavatam was the basis of all the writings of the Goswamis and Lord Caitanya proclaimed it to be the spotless purana.
Jai shree radhey

Taiwan Miracle Story
Yashoda Mata’s 85-year-old foster father passed away two months ago. During his stay in the hospital, Yashoda Mata prepared a tape recorder and played the Hare Krishna mahamantra all day long in his ward. Her foster father was actually in semi-coma, but miraculously when he heard the mahamantra, gradually he awoke and with closed eyes he appeared to enjoying the music and the sound vibration. He started to follow the tempo by tapping his hand on the edge of his bed. His finger ring made the sound like “don, don, don...” He appeared as though he was absorbed in total meditation upon the mahamantra.
Suddenly he spoke, “Look! There is a huge five-clawed man, and his head looks just like a lion’s, he is coming into my ward. Don’t you see him? He is coming .” The foster father still with eyes closed said “Oh, yes, I forgot you all cannot see him, but he is really here. I do not know who He is?
At that moment Yashoda Mata and her daughters looked at each other in great surprise and answered. “Father, He is Lord Nrsimhadeva.” “What dev? I do not know Him. But He is nodding His head to tell me that He is.”
Yashoda Mata felt great ecstasy in hearing this for in her house she keeps a Deity of Lord Nrsimhadeva just like the one from Mayapur. She had been offering her heartfelt prayers to Him so that her father could leave the body without any attachment and that his soul can become Krishna’s devotee in his next birth. Continuously her father said, “Look, He is smiling at me and starting to speak again. Oh, He is telling me that I have to learn to chant what you are chanting now.What exactly are you chanting?”
He said, “It is a mantra to call the holy name of Lord.” Yashoda Mata replied, “I do not know what mantra, but please teach me,” he said. “All right father, please repeat after me and listen carefully:
*Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare*
*Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare*
Yashoda Mata taught her foster father word by word patiently. Without taking much time he learned, and chanted so nicely. The next day he passed away with tranquility.
During that weekend, we devotees here congregated together to do the kirtan for Yashoda Mata’s father at the memorial service. Yashoda Mata prepared the prasadam garland, Ganga water, tulasi, and put tilaka on her father, which have all been done nicely and properly according to her Guru Maharaj H. H. Giridhari Swami’s telephone instruction. Her foster father’s face looked so peaceful, his cheeks were a little pink, and his body was soft. After some customary ceremonies he was taken for cremation.
A Few hours later the people who work in the memorial service came to us and exclaimed in amazement, “We have never seen anyone’s ashes look so white and beautiful like jade as your father’s! What happened to him? What were you chanting for him?”
“Could you write it down for us? We want to learn and we think we can also chant while doing our service here.” Why the Lord Himself personally appeared before someone who we consider is not a devotee proves the shastric statement that if one is always engaged in the devotional service of the Lord, their family members will be benefited as well.

If you take shelter of Kṛṣṇa, even there is some deficiencies in the matter of protecting us, Kṛṣṇa will save. Therefore we should depend on Kṛṣṇa. That is called śaraṇāgati, surrender, to believe that "Kṛṣṇa will give us protection." Without Kṛṣṇa's protection, no other protection is valid. There is no guarantee. So in every way we shall surrender to Kṛṣṇa. Kṛṣṇa also guarantees, ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi (BG 18.66). Our sufferings are due to our sinful activities. So Kṛṣṇa gives guarantee that ahaṁ tvāṁ sarva-pāpebhyo mokṣayiṣyāmi: "I shall save you from all kinds of sinful reaction."

So śaraṇāgati, surrender to Kṛṣṇa, is our only business. This Kṛṣṇa consciousness movement is trying to teach people to, not to declare independence, which is not possible, nor to try to make this world happy without Kṛṣṇa. That is not possible. That is our propaganda. Whatever you do, you take shelter of Kṛṣṇa, or God. "Kṛṣṇa" is the most explicit term for God. God may have many names. Kṛṣṇa is the perfect name. God has no name; some philosophers say like that. No name means that His name is understood by His different action. Just like Kṛṣṇa is sometimes called Yaśodā-nandana. Because He has accepted mother Yaśodā, to become her son, therefore Kṛṣṇa's name is Yaśodā-nandana. Kṛṣṇa's name is Pārtha-sārathi. Why? Because Kṛṣṇa has accepted to become a chariot driver of Arjuna. Pārtha means Arjuna, and sārathi means chariot driver. So Kṛṣṇa's name became Pārtha-sārathi. Kṛṣṇa used to steal butter from the stock of His mother's butter stock; therefore Kṛṣṇa's name is Mākhana-cora. So in this way Kṛṣṇa's name are varieties. Kṛṣṇa has unlimited number of activities, and according to such activity He has got unlimited names. But the primary name which is applicable in all circumstances is "Kṛṣṇa." Kṛṣṇa means "all-attractive." 

Kṛṣṇa attracts everyone. Otherwise how you're attracted? If Kṛṣṇa is not all-attractive... From the beginning of your life you never heard of Kṛṣṇa, neither you knew about Kṛṣṇa. Why you are attracted? Huh? So Kṛṣṇa is all-attractive. That is the perfect name of God, "Kṛṣṇa." Otherwise, Kṛṣṇa has got many names, sahasra nāme, thousands of names.

Srila Prabhupada Lecture Excerpt, Los Angeles, February 9, 1969
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When the gopis saw the demon killed and child Krishna very happily playing on his body, they immediately picked Krishna up with great affection. The cowherd men and women became very happy to get back their beloved child Krishna. At that time they began to talk about how wonderful it was that the demon took away the child to devour Him but could not do so; instead he fell down dead. Some of them supported the situation: "This is proper because those who are too sinful die from their sinful reactions, and child Krishna is pious; therefore He is saved from all kinds of fearful situations. And we too must have performed great sacrifices in our previous lives, worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, giving great wealth in charity and acting philanthropically for the general welfare of men. Because of such pious activities, the child is saved from all danger." ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

Caitanya Mahāprabhu has introduced this method, and actually this method has been successful now all over the world. We began: "Simply chant Hare Kṛṣṇa. Simply Chant." So all these foreign students who have taken to Kṛṣṇa consciousness very seriously, they began simply with chanting Hare Kṛṣṇa. It is not difficult. Everyone can chant. What is the difficulty? Everyone can chant Hare Kṛṣṇa Hare Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa Hare Hare, Hare Rāma Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma Hare... Where is the difficulty? But they'll not chant. They'll not chant. They'll talk so many rubbish things, but as soon as you ask him to chant Hare Kṛṣṇa, he'll be silent. That we have experienced. But still our thankless task is to induce everyone: "Chant Hare Kṛṣṇa."

Srila Prabhupada Lecture on Bhagavad-gita 9.10, Calcutta, June 29, 1973

The map shows the ancient region of Peloponnesus which covered a large region of southern Greece. Its original name was Inachia, Ina being Sanskrit for Sun God and Inachia meaning “city of the Sun God” Now before we continue with this map just try and understand that an island this size, a large portion of southern Greece thousands of years ago had a Sanskrit name which described a Vedic Sun God. On the map we can see down on the left “Kalamata” which is completely Sanskrit, Kala meaning time and can also mean black and Mata is the Sanskrit Matr meaning mother. In the middle of the map we find “Tripoli” Tri is Sanskrit for three and Poli being the Sanskrit Puri meaning city - three cities. 

Next to Tripoli we find Arkadien, although academia attributes this name to a Greek nymph its actually the Sanskrit Arka which means the Sun. More than anything the Greeks were Sun worshippers, before they were named Greece they were known as the Hellenes. Hellenes comes from the Sanskrit Heli meaning Sun God, we see it in their most prominent of Gods Apollo Helios, whose name means apollo the Sun God. On the top of the right hand side of the map we see Korinthos which is now known as Corinthia. Its original name was Kori Indus named after the river in India which leads to the mouth of the river Indus. Kori Indus became Corinthus and finally Corinthia, its original meaning and place of origin lost to religious and political agendas. 

Next to Argos on the right we see the Inachos river, Ina being Sanskrit for the Sun God. Just below Arkadien is Megalopoli, Mega coming from the Sanskrit Maha meaning great and Polis comes from Sanskrit Puri meaning city - great city. There is a lot more information in this map and i am sure along with its towns, cities, rivers and mountains, all will be revealed, but even with just whats on the map we can see that the further we go back in time the more the world becomes Vedic 
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Hvar is one of the jewels of the Dalmatian islands of Croatia. Its Hvar culture apparently goes back some 5000 years. Hvar promotes itself as one of the sunniest spots in Europe which is no surpise as the very name Hvar means Sun. 


In Sanskrit the name for the Sun is Svar, Svar can also mean heaven as in Svarga which means heaven. In Slavic tradition Sva also means Sun or heaven, Mater Sva meaning mother of the Sun, mother of heaven. Her son Svarog is the God of heaven, God of the Sun, which is reflected in his name Sva - Rog.


In the Avestan of Persia the name for the Sun is Hvar, the same name we see in this island in Croatia. It should be noted however that the Persians had a tendency to turn a Sanskrit S into a Persian H which is why their name for the Sun is Hvar and not the Sanskrit Svar. Examples of this are their name for the week which is Hapta, an obvious corruption of the Sanskrit Sapta which also means week. In the Avestan they name the seven rivers of the Aryan homeland as Hapta Hendu which is quite obviously a corruption of Sapta Sindhu, the seven prominent rivers of India. In Iran we have the rivers Harahvaiti and Horayu which are the Vedic Sarasvati and Sarayu.

Similarly the Hvar which is their name for the Sun and which we see as the name for this beautiful island of Croatia, is a corruption of the ancient Sankrit Svay meaning Sun.

The Sanskrit Vid is the root of the word Veda, a voluminous body of knowledge from which sprang the culture of India. Veda means knowledge, we see it reflected throughout the European languages, and find it perfectly preserved in the Slavik languages relating to knowledge, consciousness and science. In Czechoslovakia there name for science is Veda, their name for scientist is Vedec, Veded means to know and Vedemost is their word for both consciousness and knowledge. In Serbia Vedma means witch as in one who possesses knowledge. The Swedish word for science is Vetenskap, the Dutch word for science is Wetenschap, the Danish word for science is Videnschab, the Norwegian word for science is Vitenskap, all reflecting this Sanskrit Vid and Veda meaning knowledge. 

In Romania their word for knowledge is Vedea, in Italy their word for knowledge is Vedere and in Latin Videre means to see. In Belarussia their word for knowledge is Viedy, in Holland its Videv, in Danish its Viden, in Sweden its Vetskap and Vetande, in Germany its Wit and in Iceland its Vitneskja, all from the Sanskrit Vid and Veda meaning knowledge.

Another word for knowledge is the Sanskrit Jnana, in fact the very word Knowledge comes from the Sanskrit Jnana. Jnana travels from Vedic India to Greece and becomes Gnosis and this in turn travels to England and becomes Knowledge - Jna-na - Gno-sis - Kno-wledge. In Russia their name for knowledge is Znaniya, this is an obvious corruption of Jnana, indeed throughout Europe we see how the Sanskrit Jnana has been corrupted to Znana. In Bosnia their name for knowledge is Znanje, in Serbia its Znanje, in Slovenia its Znanje, in Bulgaria its Znaniya, in Croatia its Znanje, in Czechoslovakia its Znalost, in Macedonia its Znaenje, in Poland its Znajomosc, in the Ukraine its Znannya, all from the Sanskrit Jnana which means knowledge. See how the Curtain has been pulled across Europe hiding its Vedic past.

That ancient Vedic culture once pervaded the globe is reflected in the influence of Sanskrit throughout the worlds languages. Colours are not so easy to trace back in time, however, we still have plenty which are decidedly Sanskrit.


Orange is from the Sanskrit Naranga which is a tree possessing orange coloured fruits. Naranga travels a well beaten path to Persia and becomes Naranj and onwards to Europe, the home of borrowed languages, where it becomes orange. Red comes from Rud which is the Sanskrit Rudhira meaning blood, red, blood red. We see this Rud again in Rudra who is intimately associated with the colour red.


Crimson is from Krmija, a Sanskrit word which, as everyone knows, means “produced from a worm”. It is a dye which comes from the dried body of an insect called Kermes. In Persia it becomes Quirmaz and off it goes to Europe where in Spain it becomes Cremesin and eventually that which left the home of Vedic India as Krmija is known globally as Crimson.


White is the kind of word you would think eternally existed along with light. Its source however is Sveta and Svita, two Sanskrit words meaning white, bright, illuminate. In Russia their name for white is Tsvet, they simply stick a T at the beginning and the Sanskrit Svet becomes the Russian Tsvet, they do the same with the word Tsar pinching it from the Roman word Caesar. The Bulgarian language is Slavik and Sanskrit is found throughout, their name for white is Svetul, an obvious corruption of Sanskrit Sveta. Czechoslovakia is another Slavik language whose roots are Sanskrit, their name for white is Svetly another corruption of the Sanskrit Sveta and Svita meaning white.


Throughout Europe we see the Sanskrit S becoming a European H and a Sanskrit V becoming a European W. There are numerous examples of this, the most obvious being the Sanskrit Vid which means “to see” “to know” and which becomes the German Wit meaning the same. And so the Sanskrit word for white, Sveta and Svita becomes the old English Hwit, the Norse Hvitr, the Gothic Hveits, the Danish Hvid, the Icelandic Hvitur, the Swedish Vit and the Dutch Wit. Eventually after many years of European scrabble we arrive at the word white, which began its journey from Vedic India as the Sanskrit words Sveta and Svita.


Indigo is named after a dye which was produced in India from a plant. India were the first producers of this much sought after dye, being the prime suppliers to Europe going back as far as Greco/Roman times. Indeed the Greek word for dye is Indikon which was then Latinised in its usual pompous way by the Romans as Indicum and finally baptised by the English as Indigo.


Brown comes from the Sanskrit Babhru, meaning deep brown, reddish brown, tawny ( as in the brown tawny owl ) and reddish brown cow. In Europe it becomes the Old English Brun, the Norse Brunn, the Danish Brun, the Dutch Bruin, the German Braun, the Latin Brunus, Italian Bruno and the French Brun. The good old English eventually come to the rescue and civilise everyone with the globally recognised brown, however, as with most things, it originated in the Sanskrit language.


Emerald is the light green colour of the emerald gem stone. Its name comes from Marag and Maragdam, Sanskrit names which describe a gemstone. From Maragdam we journey to Lazio and the Latinis, a Indo/European people who developed and produced Latin. Maragdam becomes Smaragdus and not to be outdone by their classical neighbours the Greeks come up with Smaragdos. Someone, probably the Greeks, decide to add a customary E in front of the name making it Esmaraldus and eventually what departed the Indian shores as Marag and Maragdom becomes the globally recognised Emerald.

Blue, black, green and yellow all have their Indo/European roots, however its not so easy to pin them down. There is plenty of evidence that the word yellow comes from the Sanskrit Jval and Jvala which mean shine, glow, illumination. From Jval we get the European Ghel and from this we get the word yellow. Its very difficult to prove this, however there is the following quote from the elementmology and elements website “ The Germanic word gold was already used in the old Germanic languages, some of the modern languages use a derivation of it ( gaud in Dutch ). The root of gold is Gelwa, yellow, which comes from the Sanskrit “Jval” to shine. Literally gold means the yellow shining metal”. Although at the moment there is not sufficient evidence to trace the colours of blue, green, black and yellow to a Sanskrit source or any other source, apart from PIE and Indo/European, there are plenty of colours i have mentioned whose roots are Sanskrit and once again demonstrates the global nature of this mother language.

The ancient name of Peloponnesus which covered a large area of southern Greece was originally called Inachia. Ina is Sanskrit for the sun and Inachia simply means the the land of the sun. There is a lot of evidence that this is also where the Incas get their name from, being famous as sun worshippers. Its interesting to note that the biggest festival each year observed by the Incas was called the Rama-Sitva and which they have now disguised as the Inti Raymi. Sir William Jones however has preserved this historical fact in the following quote - 

"Rama is represented as a descendant from the sun, as the husband of Sita, and the son of a princess named Causelya. It is very remarkable that Peruvians, whose Incas boasted of the same descent, styled their greatest festival Rama-Sitva - hence we may take it that South America was peopled by the same race who imported into the farthest of parts of Asia the rites and the fabulous history of Rama." (source: Asiatic Researches Volume I. p. 426)

"At the mouths of the Indus dwell a seafaring people, active, ingenious, and enterprising as when, ages subsequent to this great movement, these people coast along the shores of Mekran, traverse the mouth of the Persian Gulf, and again adhering to the sea-board of Oman, Hadramant, and Yeman, they sail up the Red Sea; and again ascending mighty stream that fertilizes a land of wonders, found the kingdom of Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia. These are the same stock that, centuries subsequently to this colonization, spread the blessings of civilization over Hellas and her islands" Edward G Pococke - India in Greece.

Heliopolis is one of the oldest cities of ancient Greece and it shows the connection between Greece, Egypt and India. Heli is the Sanskrit name for Sun and the civilisation of the sun worshippers of Greece were named the Hellenes. The Greeks themselves gave the name Heliopolis to this region of Egypt in recognition of the sun God Ra who is known as Helios in Greek. The polis as we know is simply a corruption of the Sanskrit word puri meaning city - The city of the sun.

In Kashmir we have the ancient town of Doda, its people are descendants of one of the most ancient of the Rajput tribes. The town of Doda is situated upon the mountain range of Maru, named after the celebrated mount Sumeru. In Greece we have its colonial counterpart, the province of Dodona. Its shrine was considered the oldest of the Hellenic oracles, second only in prestige to Delphi. Like Doda in Kashmir ( Greater India ) Dodona is situated upon a mountain range - Mount Tomarus. In earlier works it was known as Mount Tmarus and this is simply a corruption of Mount Maru, the Kashmir mountain, symbolic of Mount Sumeru.

The ancient Dodona, centrepiece of Greek history is simply a reflection of the ancient town of Doda in Kashmir, and Mount Tomarus upon which Dodona was built is once again the shadowy reflection of Mount Maru of Kashmir, the symbolic representative of the great Mount Sumeru. As one more piece of evidence i offer the following description of Mount Tomarus from the book - Travels in Sicily, Greece and Albania" By Thomas Smart Hughes -

“Mount Tmarus or Tomarus, we know from Strabo was the very mountain upon which Dodona stood, and the hundred springs which issued from it must have been very likely to create a marsh or lake in its neighbourhood.”

In the Srimad Bhagavatam, the great classic of India we find this description of Mount Sumeru -

"Many other rivers, both big and small, flow from the top of Mount Meru. These rivers are like daughters of the mountain, and they flow to the various tracts of land in hundreds of branches". SB. 5.17.10

Its easy to see the connection between these two mountains and why the ancient Mariners of Greater India named it after Maru, the Kashmir representative of mount Sumeru.

[Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī used to lament:] “‘Our Kṛṣṇa does not realize what We have suffered from injuries inflicted in the course of loving affairs. We are actually misused by love because love does not know where to strike and where not to strike. Even Cupid does not know of Our very much weakened condition. What should I tell anyone? No one can understand another’s difficulties. Our life is actually not under Our control, for youth will remain for two or three days and soon be finished. In this condition, O creator, what will be Our destination?’”
[Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī spoke thus, in distress due to separation from Kṛṣṇa:] “Oh, what shall I say of My distress? After I met Kṛṣṇa My loving propensities sprouted, but upon separating from Him I sustained a great shock, which is now continuing like the sufferings of a disease. The only physician for this disease is Kṛṣṇa Himself, but He is not taking care of this sprouting plant of devotional service. What can I say about the behavior of Kṛṣṇa? Outwardly He is a very attractive young lover, but at heart He is a great cheat, very expert in killing others’ wives.”
[Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī continued lamenting about the consequences of loving Kṛṣṇa:] “My dear friend, I do not understand the regulative principles given by the creator. I loved Kṛṣṇa for happiness, but the result was just the opposite. I am now in an ocean of distress. It must be that now I am going to die, for My vital force no longer remains. This is My state of mind.
“By nature loving affairs are very crooked. They are not entered with sufficient knowledge, nor do they consider whether a place is suitable or not, nor do they look forward to the results. By the ropes of His good qualities, Kṛṣṇa, who is so unkind, has bound My neck and hands, and I am unable to get relief.
(CC Madhya 2.18-21)
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