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Festival of Holi
By Larry Bleiberg, Special for USA TODAY - 22.3 2017 10 great places to celebrate the Hindu festival of Holi     If you’ve started to notice clouds of color every spring, it’s not your imagination. The Hindu festival of Holi (pronounced “holy”), which involves throwing brightly colored powders, is spreading around the globe, says Ravi M. Gupta, a religion professor at Utah State University. “It’s well known now. I don’t need to tell my students what...Read more...
Ganga Rights Equal to Humans
By Hindustan Times - 22.3 2017 Uttarakhand High Court Grants River Ganga Rights Equal to Humans The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday recognised river Ganga as the first living entity of India, a move that grants it the same legal rights as a human being. The new status means that if...Read more...
Speculation Is Neither Science Nor Philosophy
By editor - 22.3 2017 The following conversation between His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and some of his disciples took place in July 1975 on an early-morning walk in Chicago. Srila Prabhupada: Where does Darwin begin? Disciple: He begins in the ocean. He...Read more...
The Legend is Back in Mo-town!
By Uma devi dasi - 22.3 2017 “I visited Detroit once before… somewhere around 1980” When Arjun Bhattacharyya started telling us that Agnideva Prabhu, the legendary Agnideva Das, was coming to Detroit, most of us didn’t believe him. In the spirit of...Read more...
Yamuna Boat Festival 2017
By Deena Bandhu das - 22.3 2017 On Saturday evening March 18, ISKCON Vrinda Kunda very ecstatically celebrated the annual Yamuna Boat Festival on the opposite side of Yamuna from Sringar Vat. All the devotees gathered at Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi in the afternoon to take the special...Read more...
By K. Bharath Kumar - 21.3 2017 The Legend of Glorious Lord Sarabeshwara Shiva Lord Shiva has taken many forms to rescue humanity and other Gods from calamities. One significant but lesser known avataar is that of Sri Sarabeshwara. Lord Sarabeshwara incarnated to calm down Lord...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, Bhubaneswar  A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat -- Part One. The caves in prehistoric times, discovered all over the world, mostly represent natural caves partly improved by human hand. Some of them contain ante-...Read more...
Surya Siddhanta
BY: RADHA MOHAN DAS Surya Siddhanta: Similarities with Modern Astronomy In this Youtube presentation, "The Surya Siddhanta - Similarities with Modern Astronomy", as well as drawing upon remarkable consistent data between Surya Siddhanta and modern calculations, I also touch on...Read more...
Papamocani Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Papamocani Ekadasi (observed on Mar 23rd in Los Angeles, 24th in Mayapur), from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana. Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Supreme Lord, I have heard from You the explanation of Amalakii Ekadasiii which occurs during the light fortnight...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Radha offering Krsna a Bowl of Curds  Basohli school, Punjab Hills, late 18th c. A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE PAHARI SCHOOLS 17th to 19th Centuries BASOHLI SCHOOL In our last...Read more...
Dialectical Spiritualism: David Hume, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH EMPIRICISM  David Hume (1711 - 1776) Syamasundara dasa: Hume would say that it is not logic or reason...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 20.3 2017 Krsna Takes Rukmini Away from Devi Shrine  Basohli School, Punjab Hills, c. 1790 A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture...
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH...
Diary of a Traveling Preacher – Volume 9, Chapter 16 – September 2, 2008 By Indradyumna Swami - 20.3 2017 My dear Godbrother Sridhar Maharaja, Please accept my most humble...
By Kripamoya Das - 20.3 2017 There are several important steps towards initiation in ISKCON. Although requirements will differ according to locality, most of the steps described here are...
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 20.3 2017 Sometimes people say that they want to see God, or that God is not perceivable. And this is confirmed in the Vedic scripture, but with...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.3 2017 Conversations wtih HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, excerpted from  Dialectical Spiritualism: A Vedic View of Western Philosophy. VI. BRITISH...
By Jatayu dasa (SDG) - 17.3 2017 A long, long time ago when I was not an ISKCON devotee I developed a growing interest in spiritual life. After many years of taking drugs and attending rock...