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Vraja Festivals Series

The Vraja Festivals series presents a collection of footage from traditional Vaishnava-celebrations, featuring songs of celebration (kirtan), circumambulation of holy places (parikrama) and views of saints living in the holy land of Vraja.
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Niyama-seva kirtana - Songs in the temples

Niyama-seva kirtana - Songs in the temples The sacred month of Niyama-seva, occuring annually in October-November, is brimming with devotional festivity. In the village of Radha-kunda, the devotees circumambulate the village to the accompaniment of kirtan, stopping at different temples to relish songs authored by the blessed poets of the Gaudiya Vaishnava heritage. Kirtaniyas: Sanatana Das Babaji, Visvambhara Das Babaji. A total of four compilations of songs will be released.
 
Part 1: Miscellaneous kirtan
1. Jaya Jaya Guru Vancha-kalpataru (SD) • 2. Kirtan at Jagannath Mandir (VD) • 3. Keno Gelam Yamunar Jale? (SD) • 4. Shyama Teri Vamsi (SD) • 5. Yamunar Kinare (SD)
 
Part 2: In Praise of Gaura
1. Goracanda Piritaho (VDB) • 2. Nitai Guna Mani • 3. Marame Legeche Gaura (SD) • 4. Dadhi Mangal at Raghunatha Das Gosvami's samadhi
 
Part 3: In Praise of Radharani
Six Hindi songs in praise of Radharani.
 
Part 4: Padavali-kirtana
1. Hari Hari Viphale Janama (SD) • 2. Bahuta Minati Koruto (SD) • 3. Sri Govinda Gopinatha (SD)
 
Total running time: 106:02 min Total downloads: 13529
Recorded: Oct 14th 2005 - Nov 12th 2005 Published: Jun 1st 2006 / Updated: Jul 14th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda
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1. Miscellaneous

Running time: 18:49 min • Singer: Sanatana Das Babaji, Visvambhara Das Babaji

2. In Praise Of Gaura

Running time: 28:50 min • Singer: Sanatana Das Babaji, Visvambhara Das Babaji

3. In Praise Of Radharani

Running time: 24:38 min • Singer: Sanatana Das Babaji, Visvambhara Das Babaji

4. Padavali-kirtana

Running time: 33:45 min • Singer: Sanatana Das Babaji

Niyama-seva Parikrama - Circumambulating Radha-kunda

Niyama-seva Parikrama - Circumambulating Radha-kunda Niyama-seva, occuring annually in October-November, is a one-month period during which followers of the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition embark on pilgrimage, often to the sacred land of Vraja, leading a simple life full of austerity and increased spiritual practices.
 
In the village of Radha-kunda, parikrama-processions go around the village to the accompaniment of kirtan, with visits to different temples, are a daily event. This video features one such event, with a stop on the way at Varakuli Mandir for an adhivasa-kirtan. Uncut, filmed from a participant's perspective.
 
Total running time: 58:02 min Total downloads: 3559
Recorded: Oct 20th 2005 - Oct 31st 2005 Published: May 25th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda
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Niyama-seva Parikrama

Running time: 58:02 min

Holi at Shyamasundar Mandir

Holi at Shyamasundar Mandir Holi, the wonderful festival of colors, is celebrated in the village of Radha-kunda for several weeks, with the devotees going from one temple to the next, singing songs of Radha and Krishna enrapt in the joys of the festival. As the songs reach their pinnacles, color-powder flies in all directions, covering the atmosphere in multi-colored clouds!
 
This entry also contains the suchaka-song of Rasikananda Prabhu and a parikrama-procession visiting different temples of the village.
 
Total running time: 37:36 min Total downloads: 3683
Recorded: Mar 1st 2005 Published: May 15th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Shyamasundar Mandir
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Holi at Shyamasundar Mandir

Running time: 37:36 min

Festival of Siddha Baba of Govardhana (2005)

Festival of Siddha Baba of Govardhana (2005) Siddha Krishna Das Baba of Govardhana was one of the four famous siddha-babas of Vraja. The festival is celebrated annually at Manasi-ganga, a lake said to have appeared directly from Krishna's thoughts, at Govardhan.
 
This video features footage of the tirobhava-kirtan songs at a place near Siddha Baba's ashram, including a beautiful rendition of Thakur Mahashaya's Sri Rupa Paschate Ami.
 
Total running time: 42:34 min Total downloads: 3355
Recorded: Oct 7th 2005 Published: May 11th 2006
Location: Govardhana: Manasi Ganga
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Siddha Baba of Govardhan - Tirobhava-kirtan

Running time: 42:34 min

Gauranga Jayanti - The Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (2005)

Gauranga Jayanti - The Appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (2005) Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, also known as Gauranga on account of his golden effulgence, appeared in the land of Nadia, Bengal, to bless the people of this wretched age with the chanting of the divine Names laden with unprecedented amorous love for God, Krishna. His appearance is celebrated annually on the full moon day of the month of Phalgun.
 
This video contains footage from both the previous day's opening kirtana as well as the festival day's celebrations.
 
Total running time: 34:46 min Total downloads: 3638
Recorded: Mar 15th 2005 Published: Apr 27th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Tamal Tala and Nitai Gaura temple
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Sri Gauranga Jayanti (2005)

Running time: 34:46 min • Singer: Sanatana Das Babaji

Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival (2005)

Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival (2005) This footage features the memorial festival of Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji Maharaja of Radha-kunda in its entirety, featuring a series of songs sung at the morning of the occasion, the parikrama-procession circumambulating the two sacred lakes of the village, and the concluding songs.
 
Lead kirtaniyas from left to right: Prana Kishor Das Babaji, Anath Bandhu Das Babaji, Hare Krishna Das Babaji, Sanatana Das Babaji
 
Total running time: 188:16 min Total downloads: 10478
Recorded: Dec 12th 2005 Published: Apr 20th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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1. Gaurachandrika

Running time: 56:22 min • Singer: Hare Krishna Das Babaji

2. Prarthana

Running time: 45:00 min • Singer: Hare Krishna Das Babaji, Prana Kishor Das Babaji

3. Suchaka-kirtan

Running time: 42:36 min • Singer: Hare Krishna Das Babaji

4. Parikrama-procession

Running time: 44:18 min

Opening kirtan for Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's festival (2005)

Opening kirtan for Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's festival (2005) Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji Maharaja's festival, occuring annually in December at Brajananda Ghera, Radha-kunda, is one of the best attended occasions of the season. Kirtaniyas from both Govardhan and Radha-kunda gather to the grand opening kirtan of the festival two days before the event. The adhivasa-kirtana is uncut, the event is featured in its entirety.
 
Front row kirtaniyas from left to right: Harimohan Dasji, Prana Kishor Das Babaji, Anath Bandhu Das Babaji, Hare Krishna Das Babaji, Sanatana Das Babaji, Gopal Das Babaji.
 
Total running time: 132:18 min Total downloads: 5986
Recorded: Dec 10th 2005 Published: Apr 13th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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1. Gurvastakam, Jayare Jayare Gaura

Running time: 69:52 min • Singer: Hare Krishna Das Babaji

2. Jayare Jayare cont'd, Eka Adhivasa Ani

Running time: 62:26 min • Singer: Hare Krishna Das Babaji

Kirtan at Shyamasundar Mandir

Kirtan at Shyamasundar Mandir
Kirtan, or singing of the Hare Krishna mantra, is a common occurence in many of the temples in the village of Radha-kunda such as Shyamasundara Mandir. Expert singers and players (kirtaniyas), such as Sanatana Das Baba who leads this kirtan, are invited over to sing for the pleasure of the deity.
Today's kirtan is followed by arati, a ceremonial worship in which incense, lamps, water and other such items are offered to the deity of the temple. The occasion is concluded with a circumambulation of the temple, again to the accompaniment of songs.
 
Total running time: 36:00 min Total downloads: 2628
Recorded: Mar 28th 2005 Published: May 31st 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Shyamasundara temple
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Kirtan at Shyamasundar Mandir

Running time: 36:00 min • Singer: Sanatana Das Babaji

Madrasi Sri Krishna Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival

Madrasi Sri Krishna Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival
Madrasi Sri Krishna Das Babaji was very fond of the prayers of Vilapa-kusumanjali. In memory of his disappearance day, there is an annual festival held at the Gaura-dhama Colony at Radha-kunda, at which Pandit Sri Ananta Das Babaji Maharaja speaks on the text.
This entry features footage from the lectures, from the kirtan before and after the program, and from the distribution of a feast of sanctified food (prasad) to the assembly of devotees.
 
Total running time: 20:39 min Total downloads: 2680
Recorded: Jan 3rd 2005 - Jan 8th 2005 Published: May 31st 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Gaura-dhama Colony
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Madrasi Sri Krishna Das Babaji's Tirobhava

Running time: 20:39 min

Maghi Purnima - Circumambulating Govardhan

Maghi Purnima - Circumambulating Govardhan
Maghi Purnima – the full-moon day of the month of Magh – is a popular day for pilgrimage, as flocks of pilgrims journey to the sacred Mount Govardhana for a twenty-two kilometer circumambulation (parikrama).
On this day, the devotees at Radha-kunda arrange a sankirtan-procession around the hill, stopping at Govinda-kunda to sing songs of Madhavendra Puri's discovery of the deity of Gopal.
 
Total running time: 55:26 min Total downloads: 3580
Recorded: Feb 24th 2005 Published: May 31st 2005 / Updated: Apr 27th 2006
Location: Govardhana / Govinda-kunda / Radha-kunda
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Maghi Purnima

Running time: 55:26 min

Shiva Chaturdasi - Shiva Ratri

Shiva Chaturdasi - Shiva Ratri Shiva Chaturdasi, otherwise known as Shiva Ratri – The Night of Shiva – is a popular festival across the Hindu-landscape. Gaudiya Vaishnavas worship Shiva as the greatest among Vishnu's worshipers, seeking his blessings for their path of devotion.
 
On Shiva Ratri, the devotees at Radha-kunda circumambulate the village to the accompaniment of songs, visiting the main temples of Shiva in the area.
 
Total running time: 35:46 min Total downloads: 3497
Recorded: Mar 9th 2005 Published: May 31st 2005 / Updated: May 6th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda
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Advaita Saptami - The appearance of Advaita Prabhu

Advaita Saptami - The appearance of Advaita Prabhu
Advaita Acharya was the leader of the Vaishnavas of Nadia predating the advent of Sri Chaitanya. With his fervent worship, he invoked the presence of this avatar of Krishna's. He was known as an avatar of Vishnu himself. The footage from the celebration of his appearance day is divided into two parts:
1. Janma-lila-kirtana - Songs describing the birth and life of Advaita Prabhu.
2. Adhivasa-kirtana - Songs in the evening in preparation for the next days' festivities.
 
Total running time: 37:49 min Total downloads: 5062
Recorded: Feb 15th 2005 Published: May 29th 2005 / Updated: Apr 27th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Sitanath temple / Gopinath temple
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Adhivasa-kirtanas

Adhivasa-kirtanas
Adhivasa-kirtana refers to songs generally sung a few days before the beginning of a Gaudiya festival. The songs are narrations of Sri Chaitanya and his companions engaged in various festivities. The course of the adhivasa, with the giving of sandalwood pulp and flower garlands, follows the course of the song narrative.
This entry has footage from three adhivasa-kirtans:
1. In preparation for Jiva Goswami's festival at Radha-Damodara temple.
2. At Sitanath temple and at Vyasa Ghera at Radha-kunda.
 
Total running time: 27:29 min Total downloads: 4335
Recorded: Jan 1st 2005 - Feb 28th 2005 Published: May 28th 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Radha-damodara temple / Sitanath temple / Vyasa Ghera
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1. At Radha-Damodara temple

Running time: 10:11 min

2. At Sitanath Mandir and Vyasa Ghera

Running time: 17:18 min

Sri Advaita Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival

Sri Advaita Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival
Pandit Sri Advaita Das Babaji was the teacher of many respected saints, a resident of Govardhan. His annual festival is celebrated at both Govardhan and at Radha-kunda. This footage, shot at the Radha-kunda festival, is divided into three parts:
1. Tirobhava-kirtana - Songs describing Radha and Krishna, followed by a song about the life of Sri Advaita Das Babaji.
2. Parikrama - Circumambulation of the sacred lakes of Radha-Kunda and Shyama-kunda. This parikrama is filmed uninterrupted from a participant's perspective.
3. Concluding kirtana - Songs after the parikrama that conclude the celebration.
 
Total running time: 53:39 min Total downloads: 7297
Recorded: Mar 6th 2005 Published: May 28th 2005 / Updated: May 8th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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Festival of Siddha Baba of Surya-kunda (2004)

Festival of Siddha Baba of Surya-kunda (2004)
Siddha Madhusudana Das Baba was one of the four famous siddha-babas of Vraja. The festival is celebrated annually at Surya-kunda, the scenic Lake of the Sun-god, where great numbers of devotees gather from all over the land of Vraja to commemorate his departure to the world of Radha and Krishna.
This video includes footage of the tirobhava-kirtan songs at the ashram and the lila-kirtan songs at the temple of Surya-deva along with other festivities.
 
Total running time: 19:41 min Total downloads: 2485
Recorded: Dec 19th 2004 Published: May 27th 2005
Location: Surya-kunda
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Siddha Baba of Surya-kunda

Running time: 19:41 min

Sri Priyacharan Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival

Sri Priyacharan Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival Sri Priyacharan Das Babaji was a respected mahatma, saint and teacher of Gaudiya Vaishnavism who lived on the banks of lake Manasi Ganga at the town of Govardhan. The footage from his festival is divided into three parts:
 
Adhivasa-kirtana - The opening songs of the festival.
Tirobhava-kirtana - Songs describing Radha and Krishna, followed by a song about the life of Sri Priyacharan Das Babaji.
Parikrama - Circumambulation of the sacred lake of Manasi Ganga that is told to have appeared from the thoughts of Krishna himself.
 
Total running time: 156:04 min Total downloads: 7784
Recorded: Feb 13th 2005 Published: May 27th 2005 / Updated: May 5th 2006
Location: Govardhana: Chakaleshvara, Priyacharana Das Babaji's ashram / Manasi-ganga
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Vasanta Panchami - The beginning of spring

Vasanta Panchami - The beginning of spring
Vasanta Panchami, literally "the fifth day of the spring", marks the beginning of the spring time in Vraja. In temples, the deities no longer wear their winter clothes. The occasion also coincides with the celebration of Sarasvati-puja, or the worship of the goddess of learning.
This video shows the sankirtan-procession visiting a number of temples in the village of Radha-kunda.
 
Total running time: 11:09 min Total downloads: 2340
Recorded: Feb 13th 2005 Published: May 27th 2005
Location: Radha-kunda
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Vasanta Panchami

Running time: 11:09 min

Festival of Siddha Baba of Ranabari

Festival of Siddha Baba of Ranabari
Siddha Krishna Das Baba of Ranabari was one of the four famous siddha-babas of Vraja. Pleased with the villagers of Ranabari, the story goes, he blessed them to never suffer of famine or disease. The villagers organize the festival on a yearly basis and participate with great enthusiasm.
This video includes footage of both the tirobhava-kirtan songs and the sankirtan-procession through the village.
 
Total running time: 19:44 min Total downloads: 2447
Recorded: Jan 10th 2005 Published: May 26th 2005
Location: Ranabari
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Siddha Baba of Ranabari

Running time: 19:44 min

Nityananda Trayodasi - Appearance of Nityananda Prabhu

Nityananda Trayodasi - Appearance of Nityananda Prabhu The appearance days of the Lord's avatars are always filled with great festivities, and the advent of Sri Nityananda Prabhu – the eccentric saint who was taken as nondifferent from Krishna's brother, Baladeva – is no exception.
 
Footage from the festival is divided into two parts:
 
Janma-lila-kirtana - Songs describing the birth and life of Sri Nityananda Prabhu. Songs led by Sanatana Das Baba and Anath Bandhu Das Baba.
Parikrama - Circumambulation of the sacred ponds of Radha-kunda and Shyama-kunda, visits to surrounding temples.
 
Total running time: 40:54 min Total downloads: 5491
Recorded: Feb 21st 2005 Published: May 24th 2005 / Updated: May 6th 2006
Location: Radha-kunda: Gaura Nitai temple
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1. Janma-kirtana songs

Running time: 22:22 min

2. Parikrama procession

Running time: 18:32 min

Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival (2004)

Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji's Tirobhava-festival (2004)
The day of a great saint's passing away to the world beyond frequently becomes an annual celebration. The second entry in our Festival series presents the tirobhava-mahotsava, or disappearance celebration, of the late Sri Kunjabihari Das Babaji Maharaja of Radha-kunda. Footage from the festival is divided into three parts:
1. Adhivasa-kirtana - A gathering taking place in the evening two days before the festival, an opening to the celebration.
2. Tirobhava-kirtana - A gathering on the morning of the festival day where songs describing the life-story of the saint are sung.
3. Parikrama - Circumambulation of the sacred ponds of Radha-kunda and Shyama-kunda, carrying a picture of the saint on a palanquin.
 
Total running time: 96:49 min Total downloads: 5643
Recorded: Dec 23rd 2004 Published: May 23rd 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Brajananda Ghera
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Holi - Festival of Colors - Compilation

Holi - Festival of Colors - Compilation
Holi, a festival celebrated annually in India in early springtime, is undoubtedly among the more colorful celebrations in the world.
This compilation, the first in our Vraja Festivals series, brings you to five temples at the sacred village of Radha-kunda, where the festival is celebrated with colorful powders and songs describing the sports of Radha and Krishna for several weeks.
 
Total running time: 10:16 min Total downloads: 3130
Recorded: Mar 11th 2005 Published: May 22nd 2005
Location: Radha-kunda: Various temples
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Holi - Festival of Colors - Compilation

Running time: 10:16 min
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