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The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 50
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.4 2019 Sufis Mystics and Attendants  Ibrahim b. Adham, Mughal, 17th c. A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Today we continue on with the narrative provided by authors Shourie, Narain, Dubashi, Swarup and Ram Goel in their book, Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them. Here they describe the Sufi influence that traveled into India with the Muslims, which we touched upon a quite a number of the early articles in this series. In fact, starting with Babur, each...Read more...
Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 18. 4. 2019 Sri Krsna's Rasa Dance Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa are observed on April 18th. April 14th marks the auspicious remembrance day of Lord Balarama's springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends. It is also the day of Sri Krishna...Read more...
Mother Earth: Holder and Giver of Wealth
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 18.4 2019   A life that allows us to reunite with mother earth and offer her products to Krishna favors our spiritual growth. Srila Prabhupada writes, “Whatever is taken from the earth—either from the mines, from the surface of the globe, or from...Read more...
VIBHISANA
By editor - 17.4 2019 Vibhisana was one of the Raksasas [demons] and the brother of Ravana in the Hinduism epic the Ramayana. Vibhisana was the son of Visravas and Malini and was Ravana’s younger half brother. Ravana was the ten-headed demon king from the Hindu epic...Read more...
YUDHISTHIRA
By editor - 17.4 2019 Yushithira is the eldest of the five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is the most voluminous epic poem in the world (see Sarma 88), being composed of 100,000 verses. It is said to have been composed between 400 B.C.E and 400 C.E. by a...Read more...
My Deities and Home Altar
What My Deities and Home Altar Means to Me and My Appreciation of Srila Prabhupada By Omkara devi dasi - 17.4 2019 I feel very much blessed to have the shelter and ability to take darshan of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarkadisha in New Dwaraka. I have lived in and outside of the temple community for...Read more...
Why is There Suffering?
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 17.4 2019 It is natural that at some point in our lives we ask, “Why is there suffering?” Or “Why am I not happy?” “Why can’t we simply go on with life and not undergo so many trials and tribulations? Why can...Read more...
Some Concerns about ISKCON
By editor - 16.4 2019 Transcribed from a lecture by His Holiness Bhakti Vikasa Swami What follows below is a transcription of this lecture. So the topic is some of my concerns about matters in ISKCON today. What I am going to speak about specifically in response to the query that I got...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 49
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.4 2019 Jami Masjid, Mandu A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Over the last several segments of this series we have been summarizing the evidence presented by authors Shourie, Narain, Dubashi, Swarup and Ram Goel in their book, Hindu...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 48
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.44 2019   A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In their book, Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them, authors Shourie, Narain, Dubashi, Swarup and Ram Goel provide an excellent overview of the Muslims destruction of India's temples...Read more...
Pancaratrika-vidhi versus Bhagavad-vidhi
By Nrsimha Kavaca dasa - 16.4 2019 The world around us is changing at an ever-increasing rate. The notion of keeping up with the changing world may have relevance in devotional service. But is this perspective relevant in all areas of our practices of bhakti? Are there some elements of...Read more...

By Bhakti Tirtha Swami - 16.4 2019   The metaphysical technologies listed here are simple yet profound tools that you may want to incorporate into your management style. To reap the...
By Abhijit Tolley - 15.4 2019   Presence of joy is higher than absence of sorrow. I was zooming along a beautiful tree-lined highway when I slammed on the brakes. Screeeech! Thud!...
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 15.4 2019 While visiting Madurai and the surrounding area, it is easy to catch the early morning train for Ramesvaram. It is a relaxing...
By Chaitanya Charan das - 15.4 2019 Question: Is the Ramayana, comprising as it does stories from ancient times, practically relevant today? Answer: Yes, it is relevant because the stories,...
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 15.4 2019 “Nothing Is Impossible for the Omnipotent! “ How can stones float on water!? But they did…once upon a time! In treta-yuga, God...
By editor - 15.4 2019 Bloody jewel in crown of British Empire: How India was mistreated during colonial rule Measuring land for cultivation, Allahabad, India, 1877. © Global Look Press...
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2019 Ruins of Rajchakla Panchkot, Bengal A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Continuing on with our narrative from the book Hindu...
By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp) - 12.4 2019 As of late, in the year 2007, the idea of whether Lord Rama exists or not has been called into question, by no less than some of the...