General Calendar for ALL Events

Sep
1
Sat
readings for Sri Krsna Janmastami 2018
Sep 1 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

 Lecture by Puskara Prabhu for

 

Sri Krsna Janmastami

Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna Tomorrow

 

Sep
2
Sun
(Fast today)
Sep 2 all-day
Sri Krsna Janmastami: Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna
Sep 2 all-day
Sep
3
Mon
Nandotsava
Sep 3 all-day
Srila Prabhupada — Appearance
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
5
Wed
Fasting for Annada Ekadasi
Sep 5 all-day
Sep
6
Thu
Break fast 06:16 – 10:25 (LT)
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
10
Mon
Bg 7.6
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.6

Speaker:  Achintya Prabhu

Bg 7.6 All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.
Sep
13
Thu
Srimati Sita Thakurani (Sri Advaita\’s consort) — Appearance
Sep 13 all-day
SB 4.1.7-14
Sep 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.7-14

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 4.1.7 The twelve boys born of Yajña and Dakṣiṇā were named Toṣa, Pratoṣa, Santoṣa, Bhadra, Śānti, Iḍaspati, Idhma, Kavi, Vibhu, Svahna, Sudeva and Rocana.
SB 4.1.8 During the time of Svāyambhuva Manu, these sons all became the demigods collectively named the Tuṣitas. Marīci became the head of the seven ṛṣis, and Yajña became the king of the demigods, Indra.
SB 4.1.9 Svāyambhuva Manu’s two sons, Priyavrata and Uttānapāda, became very powerful kings, and their sons and grandsons spread all over the three worlds during that period.
SB 4.1.10 My dear son, Svāyambhuva Manu handed over his very dear daughter Devahūti to Kardama Muni. I have already spoken to you about them, and you have heard about them almost in full.
SB 4.1.11 Svāyambhuva Manu handed over his daughter Prasūti to the son of Brahmā named Dakṣa, who was also one of the progenitors of the living entities. The descendants of Dakṣa are spread throughout the three worlds.
SB 4.1.12 You have already been informed about the nine daughters of Kardama Muni, who were handed over to nine different sages. I shall now describe the descendants of those nine daughters. Please hear from me.
SB 4.1.13 Kardama Muni’s daughter Kalā, who was married to Marīci, gave birth to two children, whose names were Kaśyapa and Pūrṇimā. Their descendants are spread all over the world.
SB 4.1.14 My dear Vidura, of the two sons, Kaśyapa and Pūrṇimā, Pūrṇimā begot three children, namely Viraja, Viśvaga and Devakulyā. Of these three, Devakulyā was the water which washed the lotus feet of the Personality of Godhead and which later on transformed into the Ganges of the heavenly planets.
Sep
14
Fri
Lalita sasti
Sep 14 all-day
Sep
16
Sun
Radhastami: Appearance of Srimati Radharani
Sep 16 all-day
Sep
17
Mon
SB 4.1.16 — 20
Sep 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.16 — 20

Speaker: Jaya Jagadisa Prabhu (Santa Cruz, CA)

SB 4.1.16 After hearing this, Vidura inquired from Maitreya: My dear master, how is it that the three deities Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva, who are the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the whole creation, became the offspring of the wife of Atri Muni?
SB 4.1.17 Maitreya said: When Lord Brahmā ordered Atri Muni to create generations after marrying Anasūyā, Atri Muni and his wife went to perform severe austerities in the valley of the mountain known as Ṛkṣa.
SB 4.1.18 In that mountain valley flows a river named Nirvindhyā. On the bank of the river are many aśoka trees and other plants full of palāśa flowers, and there is always the sweet sound of water flowing from a waterfall. The husband and wife reached that beautiful place.
SB 4.1.19 There the great sage concentrated his mind by the yogic breathing exercises, and thereby controlling all attachment, he remained standing on one leg only, eating nothing but air, and stood there on one leg for one hundred years.
SB 4.1.20 He was thinking: May the Lord of the universe, of whom I have taken shelter, kindly be pleased to offer me a son exactly like Him.
Sep
19
Wed
SB 4.1.23 — 24
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.23 — 24

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 4.1.23 — The sage was standing on one leg, but as soon as he saw that the three deities had appeared before him, he was so pleased to see them all together that despite great difficulty he approached them on one leg.
SB 4.1.24 — Thereafter he began to offer prayers to the three deities, who were seated on different carriers — a bull, a swan and Garuḍa — and who held in their hands a drum, kuśa grass and a discus. The sage offered them his respects by falling down like a stick.
Sep
20
Thu
(Fast today for Vamanadeva)
Sep 20 all-day
Fasting for Parsva Ekadasi
Sep 20 all-day
SB 4.1.25-27 
Sep 20 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.25-27 

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 4.1.25 — Atri Muni was greatly pleased to see that the three devas were gracious towards him. His eyes were dazzled by the effulgence of their bodies, and therefore he closed his eyes for the time being.
SB 4.1.26-27 — But since his heart was already attracted by the deities, somehow or other he gathered his senses, and with folded hands and sweet words he began to offer prayers to the predominating deities of the universe. The great sage Atri said: O Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, you have divided yourself into three bodies by accepting the three modes of material nature, as you do in every millennium for the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all of you and beg to inquire whom of you three I have called by my prayer.
Sep
21
Fri
(Fasting is done yesterday)
Sep 21 all-day
Break fast 06:20 – 10:22 (LT)
Sep 21 all-day
Sri Vamana Dvadasi: Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva
Sep 21 all-day
Srila Jiva Gosvami — Appearance
Sep 21 all-day
SB 4.1.28
Sep 21 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 4.1.28

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 4.1.28 — I called for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, desiring a son like Him, and I thought of Him only. But although He is far beyond the mental speculation of man, all three of you have come here. Kindly let me know how you have come, for I am greatly bewildered about this.
Sep
22
Sat
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura — Appearance
Sep 22 all-day
Sep
23
Sun
Ananta Caturdasi Vrata
Sep 23 all-day
Last day of the second Caturmasya month [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Sep 23 all-day
Srila Haridasa Thakura — Disappearance
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
24
Mon
(milk fast for one month)
Sep 24 all-day
Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada
Sep 24 all-day
Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava
Sep 24 all-day
Third month of Caturmasya begins [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Sep 24 all-day
SB 4.1.29 —55
Sep 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.29 —55

Speaker:  Ramananda dasa

SB 4.1.29 The great sage Maitreya continued: Upon hearing Atri Muni speak in that way, the three great deities smiled, and they replied in the following sweet words.
SB 4.1.30 The three deities told Atri Muni: Dear brāhmaṇa, you are perfect in your determination, and therefore as you have decided, so it will happen; it will not happen otherwise. We are all the same person upon whom you were meditating, and therefore we have all come to you.
SB 4.1.31 You will have sons who will represent a partial manifestation of our potency, and because we desire all good fortune for you, those sons will glorify your reputation throughout the world.
SB 4.1.32 Thus, while the couple looked on, the three deities Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara disappeared from that place after bestowing upon Atri Muni the benediction.
SB 4.1.33 Thereafter, from the partial representation of Brahmā, the moon-god was born of them; from the partial representation of Viṣṇu, the great mystic Dattātreya was born; and from the partial representation of Śaṅkara [Lord Śiva], Durvāsā was born. Now you may hear from me of the many sons of Aṅgirā.
SB 4.1.34 Aṅgirā’s wife, Śraddhā, gave birth to four daughters, named Sinīvālī, Kuhū, Rākā and Anumati.
SB 4.1.35 Besides these four daughters, she also had another two sons. One of them was known as Utathya, and the other was the learned scholar Bṛhaspati.
SB 4.1.36 Pulastya begot in his wife, Havirbhū, one son of the name Agastya, who in his next birth became Dahrāgni. Besides him, Pulastya begot another very great and saintly son, whose name was Viśravā.
SB 4.1.37 Viśravā had two wives. The first wife was Iḍaviḍā, from whom Kuvera, the master of all Yakṣas, was born, and the next wife was named Keśinī, from whom three sons were born — Rāvaṇa, Kumbhakarṇa and Vibhīṣaṇa.
SB 4.1.38 Gati, the wife of the sage Pulaha, gave birth to three sons, named Karmaśreṣṭha, Varīyān and Sahiṣṇu, and all of them were great sages.
SB 4.1.39 Kratu’s wife, Kriyā, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Vālakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.
SB 4.1.40 The great sage Vasiṣṭha begot in his wife, Ūrjā [sometimes called Arundhatī], seven spotlessly great sages, headed by the sage named Citraketu.
SB 4.1.41 The names of these seven sages are as follows: Citraketu, Suroci, Virajā, Mitra, Ulbaṇa, Vasubhṛdyāna and Dyumān. Some other very competent sons were born from Vasiṣṭha’s other wife.
SB 4.1.42 Citti, wife of the sage Atharvā, gave birth to a son named Aśvaśirā by accepting a great vow called Dadhyañca. Now you may hear from me about the descendants of the sage Bhṛgu.
SB 4.1.43 The sage Bhṛgu was highly fortunate. In his wife, known as Khyāti, he begot two sons, named Dhātā and Vidhātā, and one daughter, named Śrī, who was very much devoted to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
SB 4.1.44 The sage Meru had two daughters, named Āyati and Niyati, whom he gave in charity to Dhātā and Vidhātā. Āyati and Niyati gave birth to two sons, Mṛkaṇḍa and Prāṇa.
SB 4.1.45 From Mṛkaṇḍa, Mārkaṇḍeya Muni was born, and from Prāṇa, the sage Vedaśirā, whose son was Uśanā [Śukrācārya], also known as Kavi. Thus Kavi also belonged to the descendants of the Bhṛgu dynasty.
SB 4.1.46-47 My dear Vidura, the population of the universe was thus increased by the descendants of these sages and the daughters of Kardama. Anyone who hears the descriptions of this dynasty with faith will be relieved from all sinful reactions. Another of Manu’s daughters, known as Prasūti, married the son of Brahmā named Dakṣa.
SB 4.1.48 Dakṣa begot sixteen very beautiful daughters with lotuslike eyes in his wife Prasūti. Of these sixteen daughters, thirteen were given in marriage to Dharma, and one daughter was given to Agni.
SB 4.1.49-52 One of the remaining two daughters was given in charity to the Pitṛloka, where she resides very amicably, and the other was given to Lord Śiva, who is the deliverer of sinful persons from material entanglement. The names of the thirteen daughters of Dakṣa who were given to Dharma are Śraddhā, Maitrī, Dayā, Śānti, Tuṣṭi, Puṣṭi, Kriyā, Unnati, Buddhi, Medhā, Titikṣā, Hrī and Mūrti. These thirteen daughters produced the following sons: Śraddhā gave birth to Śubha, Maitrī produced Prasāda, Dayā gave birth to Abhaya, Śānti gave birth to Sukha, Tuṣṭi gave birth to Muda, Puṣṭi gave birth to Smaya, Kriyā gave birth to Yoga, Unnati gave birth to Darpa, Buddhi gave birth to Artha, Medhā gave birth to Smṛti, Titikṣā gave birth to Kṣema, and Hrī gave birth to Praśraya. Mūrti, a reservoir of all respectable qualities, gave birth to Śrī Nara-Nārāyaṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
SB 4.1.53 On the occasion of the appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, the entire world was full of joy. Everyone’s mind became tranquil, and thus in all directions the air, the rivers and the mountains became pleasant.
SB 4.1.54-55 In the heavenly planets, bands began to play, and they showered flowers from the sky. The pacified sages chanted Vedic prayers, the denizens of heaven known as the Gandharvas and Kinnaras sang, the beautiful damsels of the heavenly planets danced, and in this way, at the time of the appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, all signs of good fortune were visible. Just at that time, great demigods like Brahmā also offered their respectful prayers.
Sep
28
Fri
SB 4.1.61 — 66
Sep 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.61 — 66

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 4.1.61 From those three sons another forty-five descendants were generated, who are also fire-gods. The total number of fire-gods is therefore forty-nine, including the fathers and the grandfather.
SB 4.1.62 These forty-nine fire-gods are the beneficiaries of the oblations offered in the Vedic sacrificial fire by impersonalist brāhmaṇas.
SB 4.1.63 The Agniṣvāttas, the Barhiṣadas, the Saumyas and the Ājyapas are the Pitās. They are either sāgnika or niragnika. The wife of all these Pitās is Svadhā, who is the daughter of King Dakṣa.
SB 4.1.64 Svadhā, who was offered to the Pitās, begot two daughters named Vayunā and Dhāriṇī, both of whom were impersonalists and were expert in transcendental and Vedic knowledge.
SB 4.1.65 The sixteenth daughter, whose name was Satī, was the wife of Lord Śiva. She could not produce a child, although she always faithfully engaged in the service of her husband.
SB 4.1.66 The reason is that Satī’s father, Dakṣa, used to rebuke Lord Śiva in spite of Śiva’s faultlessness. Consequently, before attaining a mature age, Satī gave up her body by dint of yogic mystic power.
Oct
1
Mon
Srila Prabhupada\’s arrival in the USA
Oct 1 all-day
Oct
3
Wed
SB 4.2.3 — 8
Oct 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.3 — 8

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

SB 4.2.3 My dear Maitreya, to part with one’s life is very difficult. Would you kindly explain to me how such a son-in-law and father-in-law could quarrel so bitterly that the great goddess Satī could give up her life?
SB 4.2.4 The sage Maitreya said: In a former time, the leaders of the universal creation performed a great sacrifice in which all the great sages, philosophers, demigods and fire-gods assembled with their followers.
SB 4.2.5 When Dakṣa, the leader of the Prajāpatis, entered that assembly, his personal bodily luster as bright as the effulgence of the sun, the entire assembly was illuminated, and all the assembled personalities became insignificant in his presence.
SB 4.2.6 Influenced by his personal bodily luster, all the fire-gods and other participants in that great assembly, with the exceptions of Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, gave up their own sitting places and stood in respect for Dakṣa.
SB 4.2.7 Dakṣa was adequately welcomed by the president of the great assembly, Lord Brahmā. After offering Lord Brahmā respect, Dakṣa, by the order of Brahmā, properly took his seat.
SB 4.2.8 Before taking his seat, however, Dakṣa was very much offended to see Lord Śiva sitting and not showing him any respect. At that time, Dakṣa became greatly angry, and, his eyes glowing, he began to speak very strongly against Lord Śiva.
Oct
4
Thu
SB 4.2.9
Oct 4 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.9

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 4.2.9 All sages, brāhmaṇas and fire-gods present, please hear me with attention, for I speak about the manners of gentle persons. I do not speak out of ignorance or envy.
Oct
5
Fri
Fasting for Indira Ekadasi
Oct 5 all-day
SB 4.2.10
Oct 5 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.10

Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 4.2.10 Śiva has spoiled the name and fame of the governors of the universe and has polluted the path of gentle manners. Because he is shameless, he does not know how to act.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Break fast 06:24 – 10:20 (LT)
Oct 6 all-day
CB Madhya: Ch 23.494
Oct 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.494

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with CB Madhya: Ch  23.494

Oct
8
Mon
SB 4.2.11 —13
Oct 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.11 —13

Damayanti Devi

SB 4.2.11 He has already accepted himself as my subordinate by marrying my daughter in the presence of fire and brāhmaṇas. He has married my daughter, who is equal to Gāyatrī, and has pretended to be just like an honest person.
SB 4.2.12 He has eyes like a monkey’s, yet he has married my daughter, whose eyes are just like those of a deer cub. Nevertheless he did not stand up to receive me, nor did he think it fit to welcome me with sweet words.
SB 4.2.13 I had no desire to give my daughter to this person, who has broken all rules of civility. Because of not observing the required rules and regulations, he is impure, but I was obliged to hand over my daughter to him just as one teaches the messages of the Vedas to a śūdra.
Oct
9
Tue
SB 4.2.14-15
Oct 9 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.14-15

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 4.2.14-15 He lives in filthy places like crematoriums, and his companions are the ghosts and demons. Naked like a madman, sometimes laughing and sometimes crying, he smears crematorium ashes all over his body. He does not bathe regularly, and he ornaments his body with a garland of skulls and bones. Therefore only in name is he śiva, or auspicious; actually, he is the most mad and inauspicious creature. Thus he is very dear to crazy beings in the gross mode of ignorance, and he is their leader.
Oct
11
Thu
SB 4.2.17 —18
Oct 11 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.17 —18

Speaker: Balabhadra Prabhu

SB 4.2.17 — The sage Maitreya continued: Thus Dakṣa, seeing Lord Śiva sitting as if against him, washed his hands and mouth and cursed him in the following words.
SB 4.2.18 — The demigods are eligible to share in the oblations of sacrifice, but Lord Śiva, who is the lowest of all the demigods, should not have a share.
Oct
12
Fri
SB 4.2.19
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.19

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 4.2.19 Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, in spite of the requests of all the members of the sacrificial assembly, Dakṣa, in great anger, cursed Lord Śiva and then left the assembly and went back to his home.
Bg 7.20
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.20

Speaker:  Yugala Rasa Devi Dasi

Bg 7.20 — Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.

Oct
13
Sat
CB Madhya: Ch 24.46
Oct 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 24.46

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with Madhya: Ch 24.46

Oct
15
Mon
Durga Puja
Oct 15 all-day
Oct
16
Tue
SB 4.2.22
Oct 16 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.22

HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 4.2.22 Pretentiously religious householder life, in which one is attracted to material happiness and thus also attracted to the superficial explanation of the Vedas, robs one of all intelligence and attaches one to fruitive activities as all in all.
Oct
17
Wed
SB 4.2.23 —26
Oct 17 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 4.2.23 —26

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 4.2.23 — Dakṣa has accepted the body as all in all. Therefore, since he has forgotten the viṣṇu-pāda, or viṣṇu-gati, and is attached to sex life only, within a short time he will have the face of a goat.
SB 4.2.24 — Those who have become as dull as matter by cultivating materialistic education and intelligence are nesciently involved in fruitive activities. Such men have purposely insulted Lord Śiva. May they continue in the cycle of repeated birth and death.
SB 4.2.25 — May those who are envious of Lord Śiva, being attracted by the flowery language of the enchanting Vedic promises, and who have thus become dull, always remain attached to fruitive activities.
SB 4.2.26 — These brāhmaṇas take to education, austerity and vows only for the purpose of maintaining the body. They shall be devoid of discrimination between what to eat and what not to eat. They will acquire money, begging from door to door, simply for the satisfaction of the body.
Oct
18
Thu
Ramacandra Vijayotsava
Oct 18 all-day
Sri Madhvacarya — Appearance
Oct 18 all-day
Sep
1
Sat
readings for Sri Krsna Janmastami 2018
Sep 1 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am

 Lecture by Puskara Prabhu for

 

Sri Krsna Janmastami

Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna Tomorrow

 

Sep
2
Sun
(Fast today)
Sep 2 all-day
Sri Krsna Janmastami: Appearance of Lord Sri Krsna
Sep 2 all-day
Sep
3
Mon
Nandotsava
Sep 3 all-day
Srila Prabhupada — Appearance
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
5
Wed
Fasting for Annada Ekadasi
Sep 5 all-day
Sep
6
Thu
Break fast 06:16 – 10:25 (LT)
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
10
Mon
Bg 7.6
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.6

Speaker:  Achintya Prabhu

Bg 7.6 All created beings have their source in these two natures. Of all that is material and all that is spiritual in this world, know for certain that I am both the origin and the dissolution.
Sep
13
Thu
Srimati Sita Thakurani (Sri Advaita\’s consort) — Appearance
Sep 13 all-day
SB 4.1.7-14
Sep 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.7-14

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 4.1.7 The twelve boys born of Yajña and Dakṣiṇā were named Toṣa, Pratoṣa, Santoṣa, Bhadra, Śānti, Iḍaspati, Idhma, Kavi, Vibhu, Svahna, Sudeva and Rocana.
SB 4.1.8 During the time of Svāyambhuva Manu, these sons all became the demigods collectively named the Tuṣitas. Marīci became the head of the seven ṛṣis, and Yajña became the king of the demigods, Indra.
SB 4.1.9 Svāyambhuva Manu’s two sons, Priyavrata and Uttānapāda, became very powerful kings, and their sons and grandsons spread all over the three worlds during that period.
SB 4.1.10 My dear son, Svāyambhuva Manu handed over his very dear daughter Devahūti to Kardama Muni. I have already spoken to you about them, and you have heard about them almost in full.
SB 4.1.11 Svāyambhuva Manu handed over his daughter Prasūti to the son of Brahmā named Dakṣa, who was also one of the progenitors of the living entities. The descendants of Dakṣa are spread throughout the three worlds.
SB 4.1.12 You have already been informed about the nine daughters of Kardama Muni, who were handed over to nine different sages. I shall now describe the descendants of those nine daughters. Please hear from me.
SB 4.1.13 Kardama Muni’s daughter Kalā, who was married to Marīci, gave birth to two children, whose names were Kaśyapa and Pūrṇimā. Their descendants are spread all over the world.
SB 4.1.14 My dear Vidura, of the two sons, Kaśyapa and Pūrṇimā, Pūrṇimā begot three children, namely Viraja, Viśvaga and Devakulyā. Of these three, Devakulyā was the water which washed the lotus feet of the Personality of Godhead and which later on transformed into the Ganges of the heavenly planets.
Sep
14
Fri
Lalita sasti
Sep 14 all-day
Sep
16
Sun
Radhastami: Appearance of Srimati Radharani
Sep 16 all-day
Sep
17
Mon
SB 4.1.16 — 20
Sep 17 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.16 — 20

Speaker: Jaya Jagadisa Prabhu (Santa Cruz, CA)

SB 4.1.16 After hearing this, Vidura inquired from Maitreya: My dear master, how is it that the three deities Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Śiva, who are the creator, maintainer and destroyer of the whole creation, became the offspring of the wife of Atri Muni?
SB 4.1.17 Maitreya said: When Lord Brahmā ordered Atri Muni to create generations after marrying Anasūyā, Atri Muni and his wife went to perform severe austerities in the valley of the mountain known as Ṛkṣa.
SB 4.1.18 In that mountain valley flows a river named Nirvindhyā. On the bank of the river are many aśoka trees and other plants full of palāśa flowers, and there is always the sweet sound of water flowing from a waterfall. The husband and wife reached that beautiful place.
SB 4.1.19 There the great sage concentrated his mind by the yogic breathing exercises, and thereby controlling all attachment, he remained standing on one leg only, eating nothing but air, and stood there on one leg for one hundred years.
SB 4.1.20 He was thinking: May the Lord of the universe, of whom I have taken shelter, kindly be pleased to offer me a son exactly like Him.
Sep
19
Wed
SB 4.1.23 — 24
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.23 — 24

Speaker: Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 4.1.23 — The sage was standing on one leg, but as soon as he saw that the three deities had appeared before him, he was so pleased to see them all together that despite great difficulty he approached them on one leg.
SB 4.1.24 — Thereafter he began to offer prayers to the three deities, who were seated on different carriers — a bull, a swan and Garuḍa — and who held in their hands a drum, kuśa grass and a discus. The sage offered them his respects by falling down like a stick.
Sep
20
Thu
(Fast today for Vamanadeva)
Sep 20 all-day
Fasting for Parsva Ekadasi
Sep 20 all-day
SB 4.1.25-27 
Sep 20 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.25-27 

HH Hanumatpresaka Swami

SB 4.1.25 — Atri Muni was greatly pleased to see that the three devas were gracious towards him. His eyes were dazzled by the effulgence of their bodies, and therefore he closed his eyes for the time being.
SB 4.1.26-27 — But since his heart was already attracted by the deities, somehow or other he gathered his senses, and with folded hands and sweet words he began to offer prayers to the predominating deities of the universe. The great sage Atri said: O Lord Brahmā, Lord Viṣṇu and Lord Śiva, you have divided yourself into three bodies by accepting the three modes of material nature, as you do in every millennium for the creation, maintenance and dissolution of the cosmic manifestation. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all of you and beg to inquire whom of you three I have called by my prayer.
Sep
21
Fri
(Fasting is done yesterday)
Sep 21 all-day
Break fast 06:20 – 10:22 (LT)
Sep 21 all-day
Sri Vamana Dvadasi: Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva
Sep 21 all-day
Srila Jiva Gosvami — Appearance
Sep 21 all-day
SB 4.1.28
Sep 21 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 4.1.28

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 4.1.28 — I called for the Supreme Personality of Godhead, desiring a son like Him, and I thought of Him only. But although He is far beyond the mental speculation of man, all three of you have come here. Kindly let me know how you have come, for I am greatly bewildered about this.
Sep
22
Sat
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura — Appearance
Sep 22 all-day
Sep
23
Sun
Ananta Caturdasi Vrata
Sep 23 all-day
Last day of the second Caturmasya month [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Sep 23 all-day
Srila Haridasa Thakura — Disappearance
Sep 23 all-day
Sep
24
Mon
(milk fast for one month)
Sep 24 all-day
Acceptance of sannyasa by Srila Prabhupada
Sep 24 all-day
Sri Visvarupa Mahotsava
Sep 24 all-day
Third month of Caturmasya begins [PURNIMA SYSTEM]
Sep 24 all-day
SB 4.1.29 —55
Sep 24 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.29 —55

Speaker:  Ramananda dasa

SB 4.1.29 The great sage Maitreya continued: Upon hearing Atri Muni speak in that way, the three great deities smiled, and they replied in the following sweet words.
SB 4.1.30 The three deities told Atri Muni: Dear brāhmaṇa, you are perfect in your determination, and therefore as you have decided, so it will happen; it will not happen otherwise. We are all the same person upon whom you were meditating, and therefore we have all come to you.
SB 4.1.31 You will have sons who will represent a partial manifestation of our potency, and because we desire all good fortune for you, those sons will glorify your reputation throughout the world.
SB 4.1.32 Thus, while the couple looked on, the three deities Brahmā, Viṣṇu and Maheśvara disappeared from that place after bestowing upon Atri Muni the benediction.
SB 4.1.33 Thereafter, from the partial representation of Brahmā, the moon-god was born of them; from the partial representation of Viṣṇu, the great mystic Dattātreya was born; and from the partial representation of Śaṅkara [Lord Śiva], Durvāsā was born. Now you may hear from me of the many sons of Aṅgirā.
SB 4.1.34 Aṅgirā’s wife, Śraddhā, gave birth to four daughters, named Sinīvālī, Kuhū, Rākā and Anumati.
SB 4.1.35 Besides these four daughters, she also had another two sons. One of them was known as Utathya, and the other was the learned scholar Bṛhaspati.
SB 4.1.36 Pulastya begot in his wife, Havirbhū, one son of the name Agastya, who in his next birth became Dahrāgni. Besides him, Pulastya begot another very great and saintly son, whose name was Viśravā.
SB 4.1.37 Viśravā had two wives. The first wife was Iḍaviḍā, from whom Kuvera, the master of all Yakṣas, was born, and the next wife was named Keśinī, from whom three sons were born — Rāvaṇa, Kumbhakarṇa and Vibhīṣaṇa.
SB 4.1.38 Gati, the wife of the sage Pulaha, gave birth to three sons, named Karmaśreṣṭha, Varīyān and Sahiṣṇu, and all of them were great sages.
SB 4.1.39 Kratu’s wife, Kriyā, gave birth to sixty thousand great sages, named the Vālakhilyas. All these sages were greatly advanced in spiritual knowledge, and their bodies were illuminated by such knowledge.
SB 4.1.40 The great sage Vasiṣṭha begot in his wife, Ūrjā [sometimes called Arundhatī], seven spotlessly great sages, headed by the sage named Citraketu.
SB 4.1.41 The names of these seven sages are as follows: Citraketu, Suroci, Virajā, Mitra, Ulbaṇa, Vasubhṛdyāna and Dyumān. Some other very competent sons were born from Vasiṣṭha’s other wife.
SB 4.1.42 Citti, wife of the sage Atharvā, gave birth to a son named Aśvaśirā by accepting a great vow called Dadhyañca. Now you may hear from me about the descendants of the sage Bhṛgu.
SB 4.1.43 The sage Bhṛgu was highly fortunate. In his wife, known as Khyāti, he begot two sons, named Dhātā and Vidhātā, and one daughter, named Śrī, who was very much devoted to the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
SB 4.1.44 The sage Meru had two daughters, named Āyati and Niyati, whom he gave in charity to Dhātā and Vidhātā. Āyati and Niyati gave birth to two sons, Mṛkaṇḍa and Prāṇa.
SB 4.1.45 From Mṛkaṇḍa, Mārkaṇḍeya Muni was born, and from Prāṇa, the sage Vedaśirā, whose son was Uśanā [Śukrācārya], also known as Kavi. Thus Kavi also belonged to the descendants of the Bhṛgu dynasty.
SB 4.1.46-47 My dear Vidura, the population of the universe was thus increased by the descendants of these sages and the daughters of Kardama. Anyone who hears the descriptions of this dynasty with faith will be relieved from all sinful reactions. Another of Manu’s daughters, known as Prasūti, married the son of Brahmā named Dakṣa.
SB 4.1.48 Dakṣa begot sixteen very beautiful daughters with lotuslike eyes in his wife Prasūti. Of these sixteen daughters, thirteen were given in marriage to Dharma, and one daughter was given to Agni.
SB 4.1.49-52 One of the remaining two daughters was given in charity to the Pitṛloka, where she resides very amicably, and the other was given to Lord Śiva, who is the deliverer of sinful persons from material entanglement. The names of the thirteen daughters of Dakṣa who were given to Dharma are Śraddhā, Maitrī, Dayā, Śānti, Tuṣṭi, Puṣṭi, Kriyā, Unnati, Buddhi, Medhā, Titikṣā, Hrī and Mūrti. These thirteen daughters produced the following sons: Śraddhā gave birth to Śubha, Maitrī produced Prasāda, Dayā gave birth to Abhaya, Śānti gave birth to Sukha, Tuṣṭi gave birth to Muda, Puṣṭi gave birth to Smaya, Kriyā gave birth to Yoga, Unnati gave birth to Darpa, Buddhi gave birth to Artha, Medhā gave birth to Smṛti, Titikṣā gave birth to Kṣema, and Hrī gave birth to Praśraya. Mūrti, a reservoir of all respectable qualities, gave birth to Śrī Nara-Nārāyaṇa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
SB 4.1.53 On the occasion of the appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, the entire world was full of joy. Everyone’s mind became tranquil, and thus in all directions the air, the rivers and the mountains became pleasant.
SB 4.1.54-55 In the heavenly planets, bands began to play, and they showered flowers from the sky. The pacified sages chanted Vedic prayers, the denizens of heaven known as the Gandharvas and Kinnaras sang, the beautiful damsels of the heavenly planets danced, and in this way, at the time of the appearance of Nara-Nārāyaṇa, all signs of good fortune were visible. Just at that time, great demigods like Brahmā also offered their respectful prayers.
Sep
28
Fri
SB 4.1.61 — 66
Sep 28 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.61 — 66

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 4.1.61 From those three sons another forty-five descendants were generated, who are also fire-gods. The total number of fire-gods is therefore forty-nine, including the fathers and the grandfather.
SB 4.1.62 These forty-nine fire-gods are the beneficiaries of the oblations offered in the Vedic sacrificial fire by impersonalist brāhmaṇas.
SB 4.1.63 The Agniṣvāttas, the Barhiṣadas, the Saumyas and the Ājyapas are the Pitās. They are either sāgnika or niragnika. The wife of all these Pitās is Svadhā, who is the daughter of King Dakṣa.
SB 4.1.64 Svadhā, who was offered to the Pitās, begot two daughters named Vayunā and Dhāriṇī, both of whom were impersonalists and were expert in transcendental and Vedic knowledge.
SB 4.1.65 The sixteenth daughter, whose name was Satī, was the wife of Lord Śiva. She could not produce a child, although she always faithfully engaged in the service of her husband.
SB 4.1.66 The reason is that Satī’s father, Dakṣa, used to rebuke Lord Śiva in spite of Śiva’s faultlessness. Consequently, before attaining a mature age, Satī gave up her body by dint of yogic mystic power.
Oct
1
Mon
Srila Prabhupada\’s arrival in the USA
Oct 1 all-day
Oct
3
Wed
SB 4.2.3 — 8
Oct 3 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.3 — 8

Speaker: Puskara Prabhu

SB 4.2.3 My dear Maitreya, to part with one’s life is very difficult. Would you kindly explain to me how such a son-in-law and father-in-law could quarrel so bitterly that the great goddess Satī could give up her life?
SB 4.2.4 The sage Maitreya said: In a former time, the leaders of the universal creation performed a great sacrifice in which all the great sages, philosophers, demigods and fire-gods assembled with their followers.
SB 4.2.5 When Dakṣa, the leader of the Prajāpatis, entered that assembly, his personal bodily luster as bright as the effulgence of the sun, the entire assembly was illuminated, and all the assembled personalities became insignificant in his presence.
SB 4.2.6 Influenced by his personal bodily luster, all the fire-gods and other participants in that great assembly, with the exceptions of Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, gave up their own sitting places and stood in respect for Dakṣa.
SB 4.2.7 Dakṣa was adequately welcomed by the president of the great assembly, Lord Brahmā. After offering Lord Brahmā respect, Dakṣa, by the order of Brahmā, properly took his seat.
SB 4.2.8 Before taking his seat, however, Dakṣa was very much offended to see Lord Śiva sitting and not showing him any respect. At that time, Dakṣa became greatly angry, and, his eyes glowing, he began to speak very strongly against Lord Śiva.
Oct
4
Thu
SB 4.2.9
Oct 4 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.9

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 4.2.9 All sages, brāhmaṇas and fire-gods present, please hear me with attention, for I speak about the manners of gentle persons. I do not speak out of ignorance or envy.
Oct
5
Fri
Fasting for Indira Ekadasi
Oct 5 all-day
SB 4.2.10
Oct 5 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.10

Gaudacandra Prabhu

SB 4.2.10 Śiva has spoiled the name and fame of the governors of the universe and has polluted the path of gentle manners. Because he is shameless, he does not know how to act.

 

Oct
6
Sat
Break fast 06:24 – 10:20 (LT)
Oct 6 all-day
CB Madhya: Ch 23.494
Oct 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 23.494

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with CB Madhya: Ch  23.494

Oct
8
Mon
SB 4.2.11 —13
Oct 8 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.11 —13

Damayanti Devi

SB 4.2.11 He has already accepted himself as my subordinate by marrying my daughter in the presence of fire and brāhmaṇas. He has married my daughter, who is equal to Gāyatrī, and has pretended to be just like an honest person.
SB 4.2.12 He has eyes like a monkey’s, yet he has married my daughter, whose eyes are just like those of a deer cub. Nevertheless he did not stand up to receive me, nor did he think it fit to welcome me with sweet words.
SB 4.2.13 I had no desire to give my daughter to this person, who has broken all rules of civility. Because of not observing the required rules and regulations, he is impure, but I was obliged to hand over my daughter to him just as one teaches the messages of the Vedas to a śūdra.
Oct
9
Tue
SB 4.2.14-15
Oct 9 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.14-15

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 4.2.14-15 He lives in filthy places like crematoriums, and his companions are the ghosts and demons. Naked like a madman, sometimes laughing and sometimes crying, he smears crematorium ashes all over his body. He does not bathe regularly, and he ornaments his body with a garland of skulls and bones. Therefore only in name is he śiva, or auspicious; actually, he is the most mad and inauspicious creature. Thus he is very dear to crazy beings in the gross mode of ignorance, and he is their leader.
Oct
11
Thu
SB 4.2.17 —18
Oct 11 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.17 —18

Speaker: Balabhadra Prabhu

SB 4.2.17 — The sage Maitreya continued: Thus Dakṣa, seeing Lord Śiva sitting as if against him, washed his hands and mouth and cursed him in the following words.
SB 4.2.18 — The demigods are eligible to share in the oblations of sacrifice, but Lord Śiva, who is the lowest of all the demigods, should not have a share.
Oct
12
Fri
SB 4.2.19
Oct 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.19

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 4.2.19 Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, in spite of the requests of all the members of the sacrificial assembly, Dakṣa, in great anger, cursed Lord Śiva and then left the assembly and went back to his home.
Bg 7.20
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.20

Speaker:  Yugala Rasa Devi Dasi

Bg 7.20 — Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.

Oct
13
Sat
CB Madhya: Ch 24.46
Oct 13 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
CB Madhya: Ch 24.46

Puskara Prabhu

Caitanya Bhagavata

Starting with Madhya: Ch 24.46

Oct
15
Mon
Durga Puja
Oct 15 all-day
Oct
16
Tue
SB 4.2.22
Oct 16 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.22

HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 4.2.22 Pretentiously religious householder life, in which one is attracted to material happiness and thus also attracted to the superficial explanation of the Vedas, robs one of all intelligence and attaches one to fruitive activities as all in all.
Oct
17
Wed
SB 4.2.23 —26
Oct 17 @ 12:49 pm – 1:49 pm
SB 4.2.23 —26

Speaker: Narahari Prabhu

SB 4.2.23 — Dakṣa has accepted the body as all in all. Therefore, since he has forgotten the viṣṇu-pāda, or viṣṇu-gati, and is attached to sex life only, within a short time he will have the face of a goat.
SB 4.2.24 — Those who have become as dull as matter by cultivating materialistic education and intelligence are nesciently involved in fruitive activities. Such men have purposely insulted Lord Śiva. May they continue in the cycle of repeated birth and death.
SB 4.2.25 — May those who are envious of Lord Śiva, being attracted by the flowery language of the enchanting Vedic promises, and who have thus become dull, always remain attached to fruitive activities.
SB 4.2.26 — These brāhmaṇas take to education, austerity and vows only for the purpose of maintaining the body. They shall be devoid of discrimination between what to eat and what not to eat. They will acquire money, begging from door to door, simply for the satisfaction of the body.
Oct
18
Thu
Ramacandra Vijayotsava
Oct 18 all-day
Sri Madhvacarya — Appearance
Oct 18 all-day