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Incarnation.God taking on a physical form
Adyastotra
A hymn to the eternal goddess
Gopis
Divine girls born in Brij who spent their childhood with Lord Krishna and enjoyed his divine grace
Yantra
It is an instrument of worship, like idols, pictures or geometric diagrams. It is designed to curb the psychic forces by concentrating on a pattern to stimulate inner visualizations, meditation and experience
Mahasamadhi
Ultimate union of soul with God leaving the mortal body (i.e. death)
Ashram
Hermitage
Mahant
The head of the Hermitage
Shastras
Scriptures
Puranic Age
The Hindus believed in the time cycle known as yugas. There are four yugas known as  Satyug ,  Treta ,  Dwapar  and  Kalyug . The corresponding guiding scriptures for attaining self realisation in these yugas are  Vedas ,  Smriti ,  Purans  &  Agams . When Lord Krishna, incarnation of Lord Vishnu, appeared in Dwapar is know as the Puranic Age
Kriya Yog
Yoga means union or integration with the Supreme. Kriya means when one tries to turn oneself inward and dissolve the mind, intellect and ego, following the "Breath", it is called Kriya

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