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Vrindavan’s ancient Shiva temples
By editor - 21.2 2018 Shivaratri celebrations in Gopeshwar Mahadev temple This year Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated over two days. The majority of pilgrims who have brought Ganga water to offer to Lord Shiva in Braj are making their offerings today. Many pilgrims will visit the four ‘dik pal’ Shiva Lings of Braj, which are said to protect the four corners of Braj. It is traditional for pilgrims to offer Ganga water to Gopeshwar in Vrindavan, then visit Bhuteshwar Mahadev in Mathura,...Read more...
Canadian Prime minister visits Braj’s Elephant sanctuary
P.C. Patrika - 21.2 2018 As part of his first tour of India, Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau visited Braj’s  Elephant Sanctuary on Sunday. The Canadian PM, who is travelling around India with his family, praised the work of wildlife conservation organizations...Read more...
Step Back and Reconnect
By Sacinandana Swami - 21.2 2018 Our lives are like canvases that we are meant to paint on. And just as with painting, from time to time, it helps to step back and return with a fresh perspective. The great painter, thinker, and scientist Leonardo da Vinci expressed this in Renaissance...Read more...
Sadhu Sanga
Sadhu Sanga — Fulfilling Our Society’s Purpose By Giriraj Swami Sri Krishna informs us, “By service of the Absolute Truth, even for a few days, a devotee attains firm and fixed intelligence in Me. Consequently he goes on to become My associate in the transcendental world...Read more...
Happiness Is A Place
By Indradyumna Swami - 21.2 2018 Diary of a Traveling Monk – Volume 13, Chapter 6 As our taxi slowly made its way to the airport through the Delhi traffic, Sri Nama Vanamali Krsna Dasa turned to me. “Why are you going to Bhutan?” he asked. “Everyone there is...Read more...
Gaudiya Vaisnava Lineage
By editor - 20.2 2018 Hinduism is comprised of several different schools of thought or spiritual traditions. Amongst these different traditions or branches, Vaishnavism is one of the largest branches, with hundreds of millions of adherents and countless sub-branches. The founder of the...Read more...
The Meaning Of Durga
By editor - 20.2 2018 Navaratri No country in the world demonstrates such enduring reverence for the Great Mother Goddess, as does India. The Goddess is celebrated in every form, aspect and quality, through music, art, ritual, mantra and meditation. She is honoured in women, the Earth,...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 49
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.2 2018   Lord Brahma at Darasuram A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Darasuram The village of Darasuram is located a few kilometers from Kumbakonam, in the Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu. Darasuram (Dharasuram) is known...Read more...
Questionable character
From thinking Krishna of having a questionable character to becoming His devotee: Bhaktivinoda Thakur’s journey By Khonika Gope-Kumar - 20.2 2018 [Translated and abridged from the Bengali Book “Gauda Mandal Parikrama: The Holy Tirthas in Bangladesh” by Patita Uddharan Das...Read more...
Insights from lectures of Iskcon devotees
By Krishna-kripa das - 20.2 2018 This is an excerpt from the Diary of a Traveling Sadhaka, Vol. 14, No. 3  Julia Zimmerman, director of University Libraries for over ten years, stopped by my book table at Landis Green at Florida State University. She was familiar with ...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 48
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.2 2018 Sri Chakrapani temple gopuram A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Chakrapani Less than two kilometers north of the Ramasamy Temple in Kumbakonum, Tamil Nadu is an ancient shrine known as Chakrapani Temple. Built...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF Sita Devi is Taken Into the Earth by Her Mother  Painting by Raja Ravi Varma The last in a serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana.  ...
By Jatayu dasa (SDG) - 19.2 2018 Learning to appreciate the devotees is a Vaisnava etiquette that helps us in our quest for purification, especially the appreciation of senior devotees. I...
By His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Lecture given in Honolulu, May 6, 1976 Our proclivity to enjoy here under the influence of the material nature keeps us bound to...
By Mahatma das - 19.2 2018 From the beginning of Prabhupada’s preaching in New York he spoke about the development of an international society, but his new followers couldn’t...
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.2 2018   Shri Vedanarayana Perumal at Kkumbakonam  Lord Brahma, Saraswati and Gayatri A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord...
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.2 2018 Serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. RAMAYANA LANGUAGES & VERSIONS OUTSIDE INDIA Along with the many Sanskrit versions of Sri...
By Giriraj Swami - 156.2 2018 (Bhaktivedanta Research Centre: This is a one of a kind original photo of Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj found by BRC while going through Sri Sundaranand...
By Khonika Gope-Kumar - 16.2 2018 [Translated and abridged from the Bengali Book “Gauda Mandal Parikrama: The Holy Tirthas in Bangladesh” by Patita Uddharan Das Brahmacari....