Thursday, 14 November 2013

Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Portrait Series

Srila Sarasvati Thakura earned the title Nrisimha Guru for his fearless and powerful delivery of the Vaisnava siddhanta. Mayavadis would cross the street to avoid confronting the "lion guru." He excavated Lord Caitanya's appearance place at the Yogapitha in Sridhama Mayapur. Advocating the teachings of Sri Rupa and Sri Raghunatha Dasa Goswamis, he taught the science of devotional service, and showed thousands how to attain pure love for Sri-Sri Gandharvika-Giridhari (Radha-Krishna). He was only disciple of Srila Gaur Kishoredas Babaji (Disapp. day was yesterday 13 Nov).
When Srila Prabhupada was asked to describe his spiritual master Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, he said, "What can I say? He was a Vaikuntha man."

Saturday, 9 November 2013

P L Despande - Smiling Portrait

Purushottam Laxman Deshpande - Writer, Poet
Purushottam Lakshman Deshpande, popularly known by his initials पु. ल. or as P. L. Deshpande, was a Marathi writer and humorist from Maharashtra, India.
Born: November 8, 1919, Mumbai
Died: June 12, 2000, Pune