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Today is Lalita Sasti, the divine appearance day of Lalita Sakhi. She is Srimati Radharani’s constant companion and follower. Of the eight sakhis (main gopis) Lalita Devi is the main sakhi. She is the leader of the eight main gopis. Please take darshan of Lalita Sakhi on her auspicious appearance day in Mayapur. She has been offered special lotus garlands and decorated with beautiful paintings on her face. Lalita sakhi is a dear friend of Srimati Radharani. She has a contradictory and hot-tempered nature. Her complexion is bright yellow.

The holy dhama descends with Sri Krsna and His associates and paraphernalia. Sri Mayapur-dhama, however, was Srimati Radharani’s own creation, to lure Krsna away from another lover. In the Ananta-samhita, Siva explains to Parvati why Srimati Radharani created merciful Sri Mayapur-dhama.

Lord Siva told Parvati, “As a bee plays in a lotus, Krsna was enjoying with Viraja in the pleasant forest groves of Vrndavana. Moon-faced, doe-eyed Radhika heard this news from one sakhi and hastily ran to find Krsna.

Radhastami is a very special festival in Sri Mayapur dhama. Navadvipa dhama is Srimati Radharani’s gift to Sri Krsna when Lord decided to descend as Lord Gauranga, in the mood and complexion of Sri Radharani. Radharani’s mercy is Navadvipa dhama. In Mayapur, special morning classes on glories and pastimes of Srimati Radharani will continue till Radhastami. Please visit audio downloads to listen to this nectar anytime. From today, we will endeavor to post a series of articles on appearance of Srimati Radharani- a perfect meditation for Radhastami.

A new footage from Sri Dham Mayapur of the Pancha Tattva, Lord Nrsimhadeva, Sri Sri Radha Madhava and the Ratha Yatra festival, plus Radha & Krsna’s boat festival at Kesi Ghat, Vrndavan. This is produced by Prananath prabhu,who has already produced the five minutes Pancha-tattva Maha abhisheka video. This is filmed in Feb - March 2009.

We are happy to inform our viewers that as an offering for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada, Sri Radha-Madhava & Vaisnavas, from Janmastami day onwards, our audio downloads services has been resumed. We have uploaded Janmastami special lectures by HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami, hari Sauri prabhu and Sri Raga prabhu. Also Vyasa puja offerings by different devotees and departments in Mayapur are also added. Please pray and bless us that our team continues this service eternally without any interruption. We will be soon adding few of the lectures by Jananivasa prabhu and Pankajanghri prabhu’s classes during the past months.

We have posted more than 70 pictures of Janmastami Maha abhisheka in the gallery. Please take darshan. Temple hall was full of devotees from 8 p.m. onwards though the abhisheka began at 10 p.m. Kirtan was going on in the Radha-Madhava temple. Pavan prabhu led the kirtan in the beginning and later Narugopal prabhu took the lead and continued during the abhisheka. We were all anxiously waiting for the curtains to open to have darshan of Sri Radha-Madhava in the new night outfit.

Four days of loving offerings and glorification by Mayapur Community devotees took place as a part of Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa puja celebrations. Even million life times are not enough to sing the glories of our beloved Founder Acarya. Thanks to the sincere effort and hard work by Padmalochan prabhu , Vrindavan Lila mataji and a team of devotees, a huge Vyasa Puja offering book was submitted for the pleasure of Srila Prabhupada. Disciples of Srila Prabhupada read their Vyasapuja offerings to their spiritual master. Yadubara prabhu’s DVD ‘following Srila Prabhupada’ was also played.

We wish all our viewers a Happy Janmastami. Please take Janmastami darshan of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, Pancha-tattva and Sri Nrsimhadeva in Mayapur. Altar decorations are splendid with flower curtains behind the deities. All the gopis and Srimati Radharani were offered new shimmering blue outfits and Madhava is all attractive in His birthday special bright yellow (pitambara ) embroidered outfit darshan. Yajna and other samskaras related to Lord Krsna’s appearance are going on in the temple now and bhoga arti will take place at 12.30 p.m. You can watch this LIVE at We thank our viewers for sending us your Janmastami blessings and wishes.

Devotees and pilgrims have started to assemble in Mayapur to take part in the Janamstami celebrations. Adivas ceremony took place yesterday evening. Adivas is the ceremony to invoke the auspiciousness for receiving the Lord on His appearance day. A day full of festivites are planned for Janmastami. After special Janmastami lecture & darshan arti, there will be samskara ceremonies performed like namakarana, punyajana etc. Watch Live all through the day, the wonderful celebrations at Mayapur here.

We are just 2 days from the most auspicious event - Sri Krsna Janmastami ! In Mayapur, preparations are underway for a grand celebration to glorify the appearance of Sri Krsna. Lord says in Bhagavad Gita that, “One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna.” HH Bhakti Purusottama Swami gave a series of enlivening lectures on the transcendental nature of Lord’s appearance for the past three days in Mayapur.