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The Interactive Vaishnava Calendar page is completed:

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Srila Mahesha Pandit:

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Check out the Ekadasi pages with links to every Ekadasi:
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Saphala Ekadasii:

Significance of Mahadwadasi such as Paksha vardhini Mahadwadasi:

The Partial Solar Eclipse 25th-26th December 2000

Nasa's Solar Eclipse page:

Graph showing eclipse movement - 25th December 2000 = USA:

The charts there will show you if it is visible where you are.
At any rate one need to take precaution by chanting Hare Krishna.
Guidelines are there to suggest what to do, and what not to do.

Time frame for eclipse:

First and last penumbral contacts occur at 15:26:37 UT and
19:43:12 UT, respectively. UT means GMT Greenwich Mean Time.
That makes the eclipse to take place during the following times:

USA: 10:26 am - 14:43 (2:43pm) on the 25th December
UK: 15:26 (3:26pm) - 19:43 (7:43pm) on the 25th December

New Zealand: 02:26 -  8:43 am on the 26th December
Australia: 12:26 am - 6:43 am on the 26th December

Needless to say in NZ and Aus the eclipse will not be visible:
Our time is early morning, and the last of the penumbral will be
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rsibhir bahudha gitam
chandobhir vividhaih prthak
brahma-sutra-padais caiva
hetumadbhir viniscitaih

rsibhih--by the wise sages; bahudha--in many ways; gitam--described;
chandobhih--by Vedic hymns; vividhaih--various; prthak--variously;
brahma-sutra--of the Vedanta; padaih--by the aphorisms; ca--also;
eva--certainly; hetu-madbhih--with cause and effect;

That knowledge of the field of activities and of the knower of
activities is described by various sages in various Vedic writings. It
is especially presented in Vedanta-sutra with all reasoning as to
cause and effect.

PURPORT by HDG Srila A. C. bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada:
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, is the highest authority in
explaining this knowledge. Still, as a matter of course, learned
scholars and standard authorities always give evidence from previous
authorities. Krsna is explaining this most controversial point
regarding the duality and nonduality of the soul and the Supersoul by
referring to a scripture, the Vedanta, which is accepted as authority.
First He says, "This is according to different sages." As far as the
sages are concerned, besides Himself, Vyasadeva (the author of the
Vedanta-sutra) is a great sage, and in the Vedanta-sutra duality is
perfectly explained. And Vyasadeva's father, Parasara, is also a great
sage, and he writes in his books of religiosity, aham tvam ca
tathanye... "we--you, I and the various other living entities--are all
transcendental, although in material bodies. Now we are fallen into
the ways of the three modes of material nature according to our
different karma. As such, some are on higher levels, and some are in
the lower nature. The higher and lower natures exist due to ignorance
and are being manifested in an infinite number of living entities. But
the Supersoul, which is infallible, is uncontaminated by the three
qualities of nature and is transcendental." Similarly, in the original
Vedas, a distinction between the soul, the Supersoul and the body is
made, especially in the Katha Upanisad. There are many great sages who
have explained this, and Parasara is considered principal among them.
The word chandobhih refers to the various Vedic literatures. The
Taittiriya Upanisad, for example, which is a branch of the Yajur Veda,
describes nature, the living entity and the Supreme Personality of

As stated before, ksetra is the field of activities, and there are two
kinds of ksetra-jna: the individual living entity and the supreme
living entity. As stated in the Taittiriya Upanisad (2.9), brahma
puccham pratistha. There is a manifestation of the Supreme Lord's
energy known as anna-maya, dependence upon food for existence. This is
a materialistic realization of the Supreme. Then, in prana-maya, after
realizing the Supreme Absolute Truth in food, one can realize the
Absolute Truth in the living symptoms or life forms. In jnana-maya,
realization extends beyond the living symptoms to the point of
thinking, feeling and willing. Then there is Brahman realization,
called vijnana-maya, in which the living entity's mind and life
symptoms are distinguished from the living entity himself. The next
and supreme stage is ananda-maya, realization of the all-blissful
nature. Thus there are five stages of Brahman realization, which are
called brahma puccham. Out of these, the first three--anna-maya,
prana-maya and jnana-maya--involve the fields of activities of the
living entities. Transcendental to all these fields of activities is
the Supreme Lord, who is called ananda-maya. The Vedanta-sutra also
describes the Supreme by saying, ananda-mayo 'bhyasat: the Supreme
Personality of Godhead is by nature full of joy. To enjoy His
transcendental bliss, He expands into vijnana-maya, prana-maya,
jnana-maya and anna-maya. In the field of activities the living entity
is considered to be the enjoyer, and different from him is the
ananda-maya. That means that if the living entity decides to enjoy in
dovetailing himself with the ananda-maya, then he becomes perfect.
This is the real picture of the Supreme Lord as the supreme knower of
the field, the living entity as the subordinate knower, and the nature
of the field of activities. One has to search for this truth in the
Vedanta-sutra, or Brahma-sutra.

It is mentioned here that the codes of the Brahma-sutra are very
nicely arranged according to cause and effect. Some of the sutras, or
aphorisms, are na viyad asruteh (2.3.2), natma sruteh (2.3.18), and
parat tu tac-chruteh (2.3.40). The first aphorism indicates the field
of activities, the second indicates the living entity, and the third
indicates the Supreme Lord, the summum bonum among all the
manifestations of various entities.

Copyright 1983 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International.
Used with permission.

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kaler dosha-nidhe rAjann
asti hy eko mahAn gunah
kiirtanAd eva krishnasya
mukta-sangah paraM vrajet

"My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krishna mahA-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the trancendental kingdom."

Srimad Bhagavatam 12:3:51
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hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

.......and your life will become sublime.

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krte yad dhyAyato vishnuM
tretAyAM yajato makhaih
dvApare paricharyAyAM
kalau tad dhari-kiirtanAt

"Whatever result was obtained in Satya-yuga by meditation on Lord Sri Vishnu, in TretA-yuga by performing sacrifices, and in DvApara-yuga by serving the Lord's lotus feet in the Deity form, can be obtained in Kali-yuga simply by Chanting the Hare Krishna mahA mantra."

Srimad bhagavatam 12:3:52.
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sarva-vedAnta-sAraM hi
shrii-bhAgavatam ishyate
nAnyatra syAd ratih kvachit

Shrimad Bhagavatam is declared to be the essence of all VedAnta philosophy. One who has felt satisfaction from its nectarean mellow will never be attracted to any other literature.

Srima Bhagavatam 12:13:15.
Everything about Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams:
Ranga ninna kondaaduva mangalaathmara
sanga sukavanitthu kaayoo karunaasagaraa

It is our constant prayer to Shri Hari to bless us with the positive
association of the Lord's devotees again and again.
yasya deve parA bhaktir
yathA-deve tathA gurau
tasyaite kathitAhy arthAh
prakAsante mahAtmanah

"Only unto those great souls who have implicit faith in both the Lord and the spiritual master are all the imports of Vedik knowledge automatically revealed."

ShwetAshwatara Upanishad 6:38.
As long as the body will be there, there will only be pain. Pleasure is only a misconception. Do not be sorry if you are in an ``unfortunate'' situation.

It can also be fortunate if you take advantage by becoming serious to become Krsna consciousness. Follow the regulative principles, chant 16 rounds and as far as possible render service and study my books. Success is sure.

>>> Ref. VedaBase => Letter to: Krsna Vilasini -- Vrindaban 25th October, 1976 Srila Prabhupada

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First Mahakumbh of the New Karmi Millennium

Main Bathing Dates
9th January, 2001 - Paush Purnima
14th January, 2001 - Makar Sankranti
24th January, 2001 - Mauni Amavasya
29th January, 2001 - Basant Panchami
8th February, 2001 - Magh Purnima
21st February, 2001 - Mahashivaratri

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Makara Sankranti:

Ganga Sagara Mela:

A Nexus of cosmic energy that converges every 144 years, bringing dramatic changes in the destiny of the human race. This remarkable event has to be believed.

Kumbha Mela On-Line:
HONESDALE, PENNSYLVANIA, December 15, 2000: Beginning on January 9, 2001, and continuing through the month, the staff of Himalayan Institute will post "the Kumbha Mela Times," a daily online newspaper covering the upcoming Kumbha Mela in Allahabad, India. Thirty million devotees are expected on the main bathing day in late January.

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Alu paratha-flat bread filled with spiced potatoes:

2 cups atta or sifted wholewheat flour
1 cup white flour
4 tbs butter
.5 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
3 medium potatoes
1 tbs ghee
.5 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
.5 tsp cayenne pepper
.5 tsp turmeric
1.5 tbs lemon juice
1 tsp salt
2 tbs chopped coriander leaves

Make the dough as directed in the recipe for paratha and set aside while you prepare the filling.

Boil the potatoes until soft, rinse under cold water, peel, and mash coarse. Heat a tablespoon of ghee in saucepan, put in the cumin seeds, and stirfry. A few seconds later, add the grated ginger, cayenne pepper and turmeric. Stir fry a few seconds more. Add the mashed potatoes and fry for 4-5 minutes, stirring all the time. Pour the lemon juice over the mixture, sprinkle in the salt and coriander leaves. Mix thoroughly. Spread the mixture on a plate to cool.
     When the filling has cooled, form the dough into 10 balls and roll one out into a 6" disc. Brush some ghrr over the surface of the disc. Place a tablespoon of filling in the centeer. Lift the edges of the dough over the filling and twist them together. Pull off the excess dough and seal the opening by pinching it firmly. Now dust with flour, flatten into a patty, and roll out as thin as possible, being careful that the filling does not break through. Grease a heavy bottomed frying pan or griddle with ghee. Fry the paratha slowly, turning it over as many times as it takes to cook both sides. When both sides are golden brown with reddish spots, it is done. Alu parathas are delicious served hot with a wet vegetable dish and a raita or plain yogurt.

     From the Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking.

Bandgobhi alu sabji Fried cabbage and potatoes:

1 lb cabbage
2 cloves
2 cardamoms
1 cinnamon stick 3" long
4 tbs ghee or vegetable oil
4 medium size potatoes peeled and cubed
1 tbs grated fresh ginger
.5 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp turmeric
4 medium size ripe tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges
1.5 tsp salt
.5 tsp sugar
2/3 cup water

Wash the cabbage, shred it and let it drain. Grind the cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon stick into a fine powder and set aside.
     Heat 3 tbs of the ghee or vegetable oil in a saucepan over moderate heat. Put the cubed potatoes in the pan and stir fry them, scraping the bottom of the pan frequently, until they are lightly browned. Remove them from the pan and set them aside.
     Put the remaining tablespoon of the ghee or vegetable oil in the same saucepan and stirfry the grated ginger, cayenne pepper and turmeric. Fry for a few seconds more. Add the shredded cabbage and fry for 3-4 more minutes, stirring regularly to mix it with the spices and prevent scorching. Add the tomatoes, fried potatoes, salt, sugar and water. Cover the pan and simmer over low heat until all the vegetables are tender. Before serving, sprinkle the previously prepared ground sweet spices over the top and mix gently.

     From the Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking.

Delicious Tomato Chutney:

10 tomatoes
3 tablespoons ghee or oil
1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 stick of cinnamon or 1 1/2 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
2-3 dried red chilis, chopped
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 1/2 dl sugar
1 dl raisins (can be left out)
1/2 teaspoon seasalt

Put the tomatoes in a pot of boiling water for 1-2 minutes. After this peel and chop them.

     Warm the ghee or oil in a pot over medium heat. Fry the mustard seed until they start to pop. Add cumin and cinnamon. When the cumin seeds start to become goldenbrown, add chili and turmeric. Hereafter, add tomatoes.
     Boil the chutney for ca. 10 minutes while stirring. Add sugar raisins and salt. Boil for 5-15 minutes, depending on how firm a chutney you want.

The chutney can be served both hot and cold and can last for about a week in the refrigirator.

Remember to offer the chutney to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. He is the one who supplies all the ingredients, so let him be the first to taste the food. This bhakti spice completes any meal.

Matar pulao-rice with peas and cheese:

2 cups basmati
7 oz pressed paneer
ghee or vegetable oil for deep frying
1 tsp turmeric
3.5 tsp salt
2 tbs ghee or butter
4 cups cold water
6 cardamom pods,bruised
6 cloves
4 oz fresh peas, shelled and parboiled
1 tbs butter

     Wash the rice in cold water, soak it for 15 minutes and let it drain. Cut the paneer into 1" cubes and deep fry them over medium high heat until they are lightly browned. Dissolve the turmeric and 2 tsp of salt in a cup of warm water or whey and put the paneer cubes in to soak. Add the rest of the salt to the water for the rice.
     Heat the ghee or butter in a saucepan over medium heat and fry the cardamom pods and cloves for a minute. Add the rice and peas and keep stirring for a few minutes longer. Now pour the salted water into the rice and bring to a rapid boil. Stir once, lower the heat, and simmer for at least 20 minutes without lifting the cover or stirring.
     Uncover th epan and allow the water to evaporate for 2-3 minutes. Add the drained cheese cubes and a few pats of butter. Mix gently with a fork before serving.

     From the Hare Krishna Book of Vegetarian Cooking.


Everyone knows Adam was a little angel and only made his apple crumble from the most virtuous ingredients. His version was sugar-free, gluten-free and very low in fat.

It tasted so good that Eve always had 'seconds'.

Serves 2



175g / 6 oz Sundora Chopped Sugar-Rolled Dried Dates
175g / 6 oz ground rice (brown or white)
50g / 2 oz walnut oil or butter
zest of 1 large orange plus 3 tablespoons of orange juice


750g / 1 lb 10 oz English eating apples, peeled, cored and sliced
75g / 2 2 oz Sundora chopped Sugar-Rolled Dried Dates
remainder of juice of 1 large orange
1 tsp ground cinnamon

To Serve

custard (made with soya milk if preferred), dairy or soya yogurt,
or dairy or non-dairy ice cream


1) Heat oven to 200'C / Gas 6 / 400'F.

2) Place topping ingredients in a food processor and process
   until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

3) Mix apples, dates and remaining orange juice in an
   ovenproof dish.

4) Tip topping over fruit, and spread evenly with a fork.

5) Bake for 20-30 minutes, until the apples are bubbling hot and
tender, and the topping is crispy.

Happy Healthy Holy Yogi Tea:

This tea, passed down to me from my yoga teacher, it has become part of my own classes and is always a big hit after a long kundalini yoga class. My (the author of this recipie's )husband always hopes there aren't too many students so he can get some tea when I get home. After tasting this, you'll want to pass on this recipe to your local Indian restaurant.

     add to two quarts of water (eight cups):
     16 cardomon pods (cracked)
     16 black or mixed peppercorns
     16 whole cloves
     5 cinnamon sticks
     6 slices of ginger root

     Cover, bring to a boil, and simmer for approx. an hour (more or less depending on how high it is simmering). Then add 3 cups of milk or soy milk and bring Almost to a boil, remove from heat, add honey to taste, say a nice prayer, and savor. Serves four.

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True Story: (as told to me by Hg Brighupati prabhu circa 1992)
In an airport in the US the devotees were selling books dressed in festive red and white Santa suits. Suddenly a devotee was accosted by a drunken traveller with a gun, who shouted out "You're not Santa, you're an imposter, you're one of those Hare Krishnas'"

The devotee keeping his sharp wit, and knowledge of Prabhupada's books relied on shastra to get him out of this. He opened Bhagavad Gita to the verse 3:13 and asked the man to read the verse and purport.

yajna-sistäsinah santo
mucyante sarva-kilbisaih
bhunjate te tv aghaà päpä
ye pacanty ätma-käranät

yajna-shishthna—of food taken after performance of yajna; ashinah—eaters; santah—the devotees; mucyante—get relief; sarva—all kinds of; kilbishaih—from sins; bhunjate—enjoy; te—they; tu—but; agham—grievous sins; päpäh—sinners; ye—who; pacanti—prepare food; ätma-käranät—for sense enjoyment.

The devotees of the Lord are released from all kinds of sins because they eat food which is offered first for sacrifice. Others, who prepare food for personal sense enjoyment, verily eat only sin.

"The devotees of the Supreme Lord, or the persons who are in Krsna consciousness, are called santas, and they are always in love with the Lord as it is described in the Brahma-samhitä (5.38): premänjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena santah sadaiva hridayeshu vilokayanti. The santas, being always in a compact of love with the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Govinda (the giver of all pleasures), or Mukunda (the giver of liberation), or Krsna (the all-attractive person), cannot accept anything without first offering it to the Supreme Person. Therefore, such devotees always perform yajnas in different modes of devotional service, such as shravanam, kirtanam, smaranam, arcanam, etc., and these performances of yajnas keep them always aloof from all kinds of contamination of sinful association in the material world. etc. (Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Bhagavad Gita As It Is. 3:13. text and purport excerpt.)
Two brahmachari students were walking across the ashram compound when one said, "Prabhu, Where did you get such a great bike?" The second brahmachari replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." "The second brahmacharin nodded approvingly, "Good choice; The clothes probably wouldn't have been fitting for your ashram anyway."
Little Red Riding Hood is skipping down the road when she sees the Big
Bad Wolf crouched down behind a log.
"My what big eyes you have, Mr. Wolf," says Little Red Riding Hood.
The surprised wolf jumps up and runs away. Further down the road Little
Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again, this time he is crouched behind a
tree stump.
"My what big ears you have Mr. Wolf," says Little Red Riding Hood.
Again the foiled wolf jumps up and runs away. About 2 miles down the road, Little Red Riding Hood sees the wolf again, this time crouched down behind a road sign. "My what big teeth you have Mr. Wolf," taunts
Little Red Riding Hood.
With that the Big Bad Wolf jumps up and screams, "Will you get lost?!
I'm just trying to pass stool in peace!"

At a multi-cultural Sunday School a teacher of pre-schoolers was concerned that his students might be a little confused about
Jesus Christ because of the Christmas season emphasis
on His birth. He wanted to make sure they understood
that the birth of Jesus occurred for real. He asked
his class, "Where is Jesus today?"

Stava raised his hand and said, "He's in heaven."
Maya was called on and answered, "He's in my heart."

Little Aravind, waving his hand furiously, blurted out,
"I know, I know! He's in our bathroom!!!"

The whole class got very quiet, looked at the teacher,
and waited for a response. The teacher was completely
at a loss for a few very long seconds.

Finally, he gathered his wits and asked Little Johnny
how he knew this.
Little Aravind said, "Well... every morning, my father
gets up, bangs on the bathroom door, and yells, "Jesus
Christ!!, are you still in there !!"

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=-=-=-=-=- Did you ever wonder? =-=--=-=-=-=-=-=
...if you read in the newspaper about the guy that was found
dead in a bath tub full of milk and corn flakes with a banana in his mouth?

The police think it's a serial killer.
>(|)<>( The ways of this material world - strange but true )<>(|)
Three boys were heading home from school one day when one started the
time-honored game of paternal one-upmanship. He said, "My dad's way
faster than any of yours, he can throw a 90-mph fast ball from the
pitcher's mound and run and catch it just after it crosses the plate!"

One of the other boys said, "Oh yeah? Well, my dad can shoot an arrow
from his bow and run to the target and hold it up to make sure the
arrow hits the bulls eye!"

The last boy said, "Your dads don't even come close to being faster
than mine. My dad works for the government, and even though he works
every day until 4:00 he gets home at 3:30!"
It's a sunny morning in the Big Forest and the Bear family is
just waking up.

Baby Bear goes downstairs and sits in his small chair at table. He looks into his small bowl. It is empty! "Who's been eating my porridge?" he squeaks.

Daddy Bear arrives at the table and sits in his big chair. He looks
into his big bowl. It is also empty! "Who's been eating my
porridge?" he roars.

Mummy Bear puts her head through the serving hatch from the
kitchen and yells, "For Pete's sake, how many times do we have to go
through this?

It was Mummy Bear who got up first. It was Mummy Bear who woke
everybody else in the house up. It was Mummy Bear who unloaded the
dishwasher from last night and put everything away. It was Mummy Bear who went out into the cold early morning air to fetch the newspaper. It was Mummy Bear who set the table. It was Mummy Bear who put the cat out, cleaned the litter box and filled the cat's water & food dish. And now that you've decided to come down stairs and grace me with your presence....listen good because I'm only going to say this one more time.......I haven't made the damn porridge yet!!
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