General Calendar for ALL Events

Sep
12
Wed
SB 4.1.6
Sep 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.6

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 4.1.6 The Lord of the ritualistic performance of yajña later married Dakṣiṇā, who was anxious to have the Personality of Godhead as her husband, and in this wife the Lord was also very much pleased to beget twelve children.
Bg 7.7
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.7

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.7 O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
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
SB 4.1.15
Sep 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.15

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 4.1.15 Anasūyā, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three very famous sons — Soma, Dattātreya and Durvāsā — who were partial representations of Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Soma was a partial representation of Lord Brahmā, Dattātreya was a partial representation of Lord Viṣṇu, and Durvāsā was a partial representation of Lord Śiva.
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
18
Tue
SB 4.1.21 — 22
Sep 18 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.21 — 22

Speaker: Madan Mohan Prabhu

SB 4.1.21 — While Atri Muni was engaged in these severe austerities, a blazing fire came out of his head by virtue of his breathing exercise, and that fire was seen by the three principal deities of the three worlds.
SB 4.1.22 — At that time, the three deities approached the hermitage of Atri Muni, accompanied by the denizens of the heavenly planets, such as the celestial beauties, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas, the Vidyādharas and the Nāgas. Thus they entered the āśrama of the great sage, who had become famous by his austerities.
Sep
19
Wed
Bg 7.9
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am
Bg 7.9

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.9 I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.

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.
Bg 7.10
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.10

Speaker:  Yugala Rasa Devi Dasi

Bg 7.10 O son of Pṛthā, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men.
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
25
Tue
SB 4.1.56
Sep 25 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.56

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 4.1.56 The demigods said: Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the transcendental Personality of Godhead, who created as His external energy this cosmic manifestation, which is situated in Him as the air and clouds are situated in space, and who has now appeared in the form of Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi in the house of Dharma.
Sep
26
Wed
SB 4.1.57
Sep 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.57

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 4.1.57 Let that Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is understood by truly authorized Vedic literature and who has created peace and prosperity to destroy all calamities of the created world, be kind enough to bestow His glance upon the demigods. His merciful glance can supersede the beauty of the spotless lotus flower which is the home of the goddess of fortune.
Bg 7.13
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.13

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.13 Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and inexhaustible.
Sep
27
Thu
SB 4.1.58 —60
Sep 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.58 —60

Damayanti Devi

SB 4.1.58 [Maitreya said:] O Vidura, thus the demigods worshiped with prayers the Supreme Personality of Godhead appearing as the sage Nara-Nārāyaṇa. The Lord glanced upon them with mercy and then departed for Gandhamādana Hill.
SB 4.1.59 That Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, who is a partial expansion of Kṛṣṇa, has now appeared in the dynasties of Yadu and Kuru, in the forms of Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna respectively, to mitigate the burden of the world.
SB 4.1.60 The predominating deity of fire begot in his wife, Svāhā, three children, named Pāvaka, Pavamāna and Śuci, who exist by eating the oblations offered to the fire of sacrifice.
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.
Bg 7.14
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.14

Speaker:  Yugala Rasa Devi Dasi

Bg 7.14 This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.
Oct
1
Mon
Srila Prabhupada\’s arrival in the USA
Oct 1 all-day
SB 4.2.1
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.1

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

SB 4.2.1 Vidura inquired: Why was Dakṣa, who was so affectionate towards his daughter, envious of Lord Śiva, who is the best among the gentle? Why did he neglect his daughter Satī?
Oct
2
Tue
SB 4.2.2
Oct 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.2

Speaker: Madan Mohan Prabhu

SB 4.2.2 Lord Śiva, the spiritual master of the entire world, is free from enmity, is a peaceful personality, and is always satisfied in himself. He is the greatest among the demigods. How is it possible that Dakṣa could be inimical towards such an auspicious personality?
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.
Bg 7.16
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.16

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.16 O best among the Bhāratas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me – the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.
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.
Bg 7.18
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.18

Speaker:  Ramananda dasa

Bg 7.18 — All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is situated in knowledge of Me I consider to be just like My own self. Being engaged in My transcendental service, he is sure to attain Me, the highest and most perfect goal.

 

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
10
Wed
SB 4.2.16
Oct 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.16

Madan Mohan Prabhu

SB 4.2.16 On the request of Lord Brahmā I handed over my chaste daughter to him, although he is devoid of all cleanliness and his heart is filled with nasty things.
Bg 7.19
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.19

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.19 — After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.
Sep
12
Wed
SB 4.1.6
Sep 12 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.6

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 4.1.6 The Lord of the ritualistic performance of yajña later married Dakṣiṇā, who was anxious to have the Personality of Godhead as her husband, and in this wife the Lord was also very much pleased to beget twelve children.
Bg 7.7
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.7

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.7 O conqueror of wealth, there is no truth superior to Me. Everything rests upon Me, as pearls are strung on a thread.
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
SB 4.1.15
Sep 14 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.15

Speaker: Bhrigupati Prabhu

SB 4.1.15 Anasūyā, the wife of Atri Muni, gave birth to three very famous sons — Soma, Dattātreya and Durvāsā — who were partial representations of Lord Viṣṇu, Lord Śiva and Lord Brahmā. Soma was a partial representation of Lord Brahmā, Dattātreya was a partial representation of Lord Viṣṇu, and Durvāsā was a partial representation of Lord Śiva.
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
18
Tue
SB 4.1.21 — 22
Sep 18 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.21 — 22

Speaker: Madan Mohan Prabhu

SB 4.1.21 — While Atri Muni was engaged in these severe austerities, a blazing fire came out of his head by virtue of his breathing exercise, and that fire was seen by the three principal deities of the three worlds.
SB 4.1.22 — At that time, the three deities approached the hermitage of Atri Muni, accompanied by the denizens of the heavenly planets, such as the celestial beauties, the Gandharvas, the Siddhas, the Vidyādharas and the Nāgas. Thus they entered the āśrama of the great sage, who had become famous by his austerities.
Sep
19
Wed
Bg 7.9
Sep 19 @ 6:00 am – 6:30 am
Bg 7.9

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.9 I am the original fragrance of the earth, and I am the heat in fire. I am the life of all that lives, and I am the penances of all ascetics.

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.
Bg 7.10
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.10

Speaker:  Yugala Rasa Devi Dasi

Bg 7.10 O son of Pṛthā, know that I am the original seed of all existences, the intelligence of the intelligent, and the prowess of all powerful men.
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
25
Tue
SB 4.1.56
Sep 25 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.56

Speaker: Girigovardhana Prabhu

SB 4.1.56 The demigods said: Let us offer our respectful obeisances unto the transcendental Personality of Godhead, who created as His external energy this cosmic manifestation, which is situated in Him as the air and clouds are situated in space, and who has now appeared in the form of Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi in the house of Dharma.
Sep
26
Wed
SB 4.1.57
Sep 26 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.57

Speaker: HH Bhakti Prabhupada-vrata Damodara Swami

SB 4.1.57 Let that Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is understood by truly authorized Vedic literature and who has created peace and prosperity to destroy all calamities of the created world, be kind enough to bestow His glance upon the demigods. His merciful glance can supersede the beauty of the spotless lotus flower which is the home of the goddess of fortune.
Bg 7.13
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.13

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.13 Deluded by the three modes [goodness, passion and ignorance], the whole world does not know Me, who am above the modes and inexhaustible.
Sep
27
Thu
SB 4.1.58 —60
Sep 27 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.1.58 —60

Damayanti Devi

SB 4.1.58 [Maitreya said:] O Vidura, thus the demigods worshiped with prayers the Supreme Personality of Godhead appearing as the sage Nara-Nārāyaṇa. The Lord glanced upon them with mercy and then departed for Gandhamādana Hill.
SB 4.1.59 That Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, who is a partial expansion of Kṛṣṇa, has now appeared in the dynasties of Yadu and Kuru, in the forms of Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna respectively, to mitigate the burden of the world.
SB 4.1.60 The predominating deity of fire begot in his wife, Svāhā, three children, named Pāvaka, Pavamāna and Śuci, who exist by eating the oblations offered to the fire of sacrifice.
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.
Bg 7.14
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.14

Speaker:  Yugala Rasa Devi Dasi

Bg 7.14 This divine energy of Mine, consisting of the three modes of material nature, is difficult to overcome. But those who have surrendered unto Me can easily cross beyond it.
Oct
1
Mon
Srila Prabhupada\’s arrival in the USA
Oct 1 all-day
SB 4.2.1
Oct 1 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.1

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

SB 4.2.1 Vidura inquired: Why was Dakṣa, who was so affectionate towards his daughter, envious of Lord Śiva, who is the best among the gentle? Why did he neglect his daughter Satī?
Oct
2
Tue
SB 4.2.2
Oct 2 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.2

Speaker: Madan Mohan Prabhu

SB 4.2.2 Lord Śiva, the spiritual master of the entire world, is free from enmity, is a peaceful personality, and is always satisfied in himself. He is the greatest among the demigods. How is it possible that Dakṣa could be inimical towards such an auspicious personality?
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.
Bg 7.16
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.16

Speaker: Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.16 O best among the Bhāratas, four kinds of pious men begin to render devotional service unto Me – the distressed, the desirer of wealth, the inquisitive, and he who is searching for knowledge of the Absolute.
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.
Bg 7.18
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.18

Speaker:  Ramananda dasa

Bg 7.18 — All these devotees are undoubtedly magnanimous souls, but he who is situated in knowledge of Me I consider to be just like My own self. Being engaged in My transcendental service, he is sure to attain Me, the highest and most perfect goal.

 

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
10
Wed
SB 4.2.16
Oct 10 @ 6:00 am – 7:00 am
SB 4.2.16

Madan Mohan Prabhu

SB 4.2.16 On the request of Lord Brahmā I handed over my chaste daughter to him, although he is devoid of all cleanliness and his heart is filled with nasty things.
Bg 7.19
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bg 7.19

Speaker:  Vidagdha Madhava Prabhu

Bg 7.19 — After many births and deaths, he who is actually in knowledge surrenders unto Me, knowing Me to be the cause of all causes and all that is. Such a great soul is very rare.