Tag Archives: Govinda

Holi Hai!…But Why?

by Aranyakananda I cannot just not write about Holi. I did so last year, I think maybe as many as three posts all Holi and Holika Dahan considered. But as far as Holi, I only wrote about Nrsimha, and Prahlada. … Continue reading

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Try To Commit One Cowherdly Act, Daily

by Aranyakananda I have read recently that the root of the English surname – not necessarily the word– “Coward” is the same as that of the word “Cowherd”. I find this risible as it has been pointed out to me … Continue reading

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Kula Shaker: Not Quite 21st Century Alwars, But Still…

By Aranyakananda I recently discovered “Kula Shaker”, a British “psychedelic rock” band who were very popular in the late ’90s, and have reformed in the 21st century. I am not sure if “psychedelic” is an appropriate label for them or … Continue reading

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Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

by Aranyakananda It is said that one can brighten up one’s immediate environment by reciting the Mahamantra, or the Hare Krishna Mantra. I have been trying to do 108 repetitions each day and each night on mala beads, and I … Continue reading

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Vishnu Sahasranamam

by Aranyakananda Every so often a small group gathers at my local temple to recite the 1,000 names of Vishnu. The Vishnu Sahasranamam.  I may not attend this week’s gathering, but I am more now more closely looking into the … Continue reading

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Even If You Can Do Anything, You Don’t Have To

by Aranyakananda Yesterday something came through my Facebook feed that interested me. That hardly ever happens so I am writing about it. It was one of those things that are all over Facebook, called “Your e-cards” from “someecards.com.” It’s usually … Continue reading

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