Quotes from Hari Bhakti Vilasa
On the first day of the light part of the month of Karttika, a Vaishnava should certainly worship the topmost servant of Lord Krishna, Sri Govardhana hill, early in the morning.
Although by taking bath in Radhakunda one becomes very dear to Lord Sri Hari, still, if he takes bath anywhere in the name of pleasing Lord Hari, he pleases him as well.
The month of Karttika is the topmost of all other months. It is the most meritorious and purified of all other pure months.
One should not take a vow of fasting in the Karttika month in the home or house. Always the endeavor should be made to go to a place of pilgrimage to make this vow and observe it there.
Among all other gopis, Srimati Radharani is the most dear to lord Krishna. Therefore in the month of karttika, one should worship Lord Damodara with Srimati Radharani near him.
One who fasts on Prabodhini ekadasi (when the Lord gets up), does not enter again into the womb of another mother. Therefore, a person should give up all varieties of occupation and fast on this particular ekadasi day.
In the month of Karttika, one should daily worship Lord Damodara and sing the Damodarastaka (the eight prayers of lord damodara) which pleases Lord Damodara, written by the sage named Satyavrata.
In the beautiful Govardhana area there is Radhakunda (a lake of radharani) which is very dear to Lord Sri Hari. One, who takes bath in it on the eighth day of the dark moon night of Karttika, becomes very dear to Lord Sri Hari.
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Any person who offers lotus flowers to Lord Narayana, the dearest personality of Laksmidevi in the month of Karttika, Laksmidevi resides with him for hundreds of births.
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