Sand in the Sweet Rice

Many parents are hard-pressed to explain to their youth why some music, movies, books, and magazines are not acceptable material for them to bring into the home or to listen to or see. One parent came up with an original idea that is hard to refute. The father listened to all the reasons his children […]

The Accepted Member of the Family

The Accepted Member of the Family A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. […]

The Real Meaning of Peace


The Real Meaning of Peace One may wonder, why did Krishna choose a battlefield to speak the Bhagavad-gita? Out of so many ways and different environments that He could speak in, why a battlefield? One explanation we could consider is that there is no arena more sensitive than a battlefield. A battlefield is designed for […]

Meaning of the Auspicious Marks on the Lotus Feet of Sri Nityananda Prabhu

Lord Nityananda Statue laser cut and engraved Shyamantaka perfect gift

Lotus Feet of Sri Nityananda Prabhu Left Feet ROSE-APPLE (jambu-phal-phala) – This mark is indicative that His feet are the only worshipable objects for all those who are residents of this region of Jambudvipa (“island of the rose-apple”, according to Vedic cosmography) ALTAR (vedi) – This mark proclaims that the sins of those who meditate upon His […]

Srimati Radharani’s Lotus Feet Auspicious Marks Meaning

Radha Lotus Feet Engraved wall deco

The total Auspicious Marks on both the Lotus Feet of Shrimati Radha = 19 01. cchatra – Umbrella02. ari – Disc03. dhvaja – Flag04. valli – Flowery Twig (Creeper)05. puṣpa – Flower06. valayan – Jewelled Bangle (BRACELET)07. padma – Lotus08. urdhva-rekha – Upward line09. ankusham – Elephant Goad10. ardhendu – Half Moon11. yavaṁ – Barleycorn12. […]