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What Is Pranayama?
By editor - 15.2 2019 Pranayama is the fourth limb of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga, which was first outlined in his Yoga Sutras. It is also an important part of Hindu asceticism and a vital part of any yoga practice. Prana is the vital energy (breath) in all of us; pranayama is the control of that vital energy. Control of the breath means refusing to breathe as people normally do. Under normal circumstances, breath is non-rhythmic and shallow. However, in ...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 20
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.2 2019 Battle scene from Akbar's 'Hamza Nama'  Mughal, c. 1570 A.D. A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Although Emperor Akbar is considered by many today to have been the most benevolent of the early Mughal rulers, his...Read more...
The Disappearance of Sri Ramanujacarya
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.2 2019 Photo by Koyil Tirumanjanam S. Kannan On the observance of Sri Ramanujacarya's Disappearance, a description of His samadhi murti and life pastimes. "Sri Ramanuja Acarya appeared around 1017 A.D in a pious brahmana family. He became the formost Acarya in...Read more...
Bhaimi Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.2 2019 Bhaimi Ekadasi, from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana, observed on February 15th in Los Angeles, 16th in Mayapur. NOTE: The half day fast (vrata) for the Appearance of Lord Varahadev is also observed on this Ekadasi day, and the utsav (festival celebration - pujas and...Read more...
Five most Potent forms of Devotional Service
By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa GauraVanacari - 15.2 2018 There are two forms of bhakti: cestā-rūpa and bhāva-rūpa bhakti, as distinguished by Rūpa Gosvāmī. Cestā-rūpa -bhakti is the external form of bhakti, the activity you perform with your body and senses. These are the 64 practices of devotional...Read more...
KUNDALINI YOGA
By editor - 14.2 2019 Although Tantric literature has gained popularity throughout the world, Kundalini Yoga remains one of the most mysterious subjects within Hinduism. Perhaps this is because it is one of the most radical forms of worship in Hinduism, and to work with Kundalini is to work...Read more...
Mysterious Garuda of Nachiar Temple
By Sainath Reddy - 14.2 2019 Nachiar Kovil or Thirunarayur Nambi Temple in Thirunarayur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early...Read more...
Bilvashtakam Stotram and it’s Significance
By Sainath Reddy - 14.2 2019   Bilva, a simple leaf yet swollen with divinity is one of the most sacred ingredients that enhance the presence of Lord Shiva in the heart of the Devotee. Emotion that is so strong & it becomes a song when the perfect offering of Bilva is made to...Read more...
The Problem with the World in Two Letters: MY
By Karnamrita dasa - 14.2 2019 The concept that we are not our bodies is considered a preliminary basic understanding for devotees, yet this conception has proved not so easy to put into practice. We can all look within ourself and at our communities and society and contemplate how our...Read more...
Spreading Lord Jagannath’s Mercy
By Hari narayana das Spreading Lord Jagannath’s Mercy in the land of Samudranta, West Papua Lord Jagannath captured the attention of many thousands of people as they came to attend the 15th Papua and Nusantara Cultural Arts Day in Manokwari. Held on Tuesday (02/06/2019), Lord...Read more...
Glimpses of Madurai Meenakshi Temple
By Sainath Reddy - 13.2 2019 Madurai Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 13.2 2019 Emperor Akbar and wife Jodha A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Today we begin what will be a multi-part study of the Mughal...
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.2 2019 The auspicious observance of Bhismastami is on February 12th. From Srimad Bhagavatam Chapter Nine with select Purports by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila...
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.2 2019 The Disappearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya is observed on February 13th. Madhvacarya was born around 1238 A.D. eight miles south-east of the modern town of Udipi, in...
Drutakarma Prabhu - 13.2 2019 Science and Krishna Consciousness: Questions on How to Position Oneself Krishna Kripa Das: [Drutakarma Prabhu read a paper about how to position oneself as a...
By editor - 12.2 2019 Karma Yoga is the path of action. It is a means of preparing oneself for the attainment of moska, self-realization, which is the final goal of life in Hindu...
By editor - 12.2 2019 Shamanism and Yoga are spiritual practices originally found in Siberia and India, respectively. While Shamanism is practiced in various forms world-wide, traditional Yoga...
By: Madhava Smullen - 12.2 2019 New Bhagavata Purana by Renowned Author References Prabhupada’s Commentaries The covers of the three volumes of Bibek Debroy's Bhagavata...
By Dr David Frawley - 12.2 2019 Tantra and its Misconceptions: Reclaiming the Essence from the Illusions The best way to understand real Tantra is as an expanded form of Raja Yoga. Like...