LettersSarasvatī Ṭhākura’s Understanding of Bhaktivinoda Thakura (06/07/01)
LettersThey Want to Control the World - Not Spread Love of God! (07/04/01)

The Worship of Govardhana-śilā (06/20/01)

P_____ Dāsa,

Hare Kṛṣṇa.

While communicating with me my mother turned my attention to VNN. I haven’t yet read the article which she suggested, but stumbled across the article titled ‘The Secrets of Govardhana Hill.’ Have you seen it yet? This article discusses the theory of “Giri-rāṇī”.

I know what the article is about. As for the worship of govardhana-śilās, we simply follow the system given to us by Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja and that was also followed by Sarasvatī Ṭhākura and also Raghunātha Dāsa Gosvāmī, and also Śrīla Purī Mahārāja. We worship the govardhana-śilās with guñja-mālā (red and black berries from Vraja). The guñja-mālā represents Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. That was good enough form my Guardians and that is good enough for me. Let the X__group go on in their own fancy way, but I haven’t seen or heard anything from them that betters, or surpasses, what we have received from Śrīla Prabhupāda, Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja, and Śrīla Purī Mahārāja.

With Affection,

Swami B.G. Narasiṅgha

LettersSarasvatī Ṭhākura’s Understanding of Bhaktivinoda Thakura (06/07/01)
LettersThey Want to Control the World - Not Spread Love of God! (07/04/01)