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India's dying mother
By Justin Rowlatt - 12.9 2016 The Ganges is one of the greatest rivers on Earth, but it is dying. From the icy Himalayan peaks, where it begins, right down to the Bay of Bengal, it is being slowly poisoned. The Ganges is revered in India but it is also the sewer that carries away the...Read more...
Yoga and How to Get Started
By Stephen Knapp - 9.5 2016       The purpose of any true spiritual path is to raise our consciousness to the point of allowing us to directly perceive the spiritual dimension. Being spiritual means to recognize one’s spiritual identity and practically see...Read more...
Caring For Devotees
By editor - 16.9 2015 Caring For Devotees: The Spiritual Counselor System From Namahatta.org From a series of lectures by HH Radhanath Swami, introducing the Spiritual Counselor System that has been successfully deployed at Sri Sri Radha-Gopinath Temple in Mumbai, Chowpatti....Read more...
Britain must pay reparations to India
By BBC - 29.7 2015 British troops in Kolkata after a religious clash At the end of May, the Oxford Union held a debate on the motion "This house believes Britain owes reparations to her former colonies". Speakers included former Conservative MP Sir Richard Ottaway, Indian politician...Read more...
The Astras, Part 2 - Pashupati-astra
BY: SUN STAFF  Arjuna's Penance, performed to get his favoured weapon, Pashupatastra, from Lord Siva  Rock-cut Monument at Mahabalipuram A survey of transcendental weaponry. One of the most destructive of all astras is the Pashupati-astra, presided over by Rudra (Lord Shiva...Read more...
Gita Jayanti Festival in Indonesia
By Yadava Hari das - 16.1 2017 Glorifying the Bhagavad-Gita Through Gita Jayanti Festival in Indonesia Knowledge is meant for distribution. Although there is already much scientific knowledge, whenever scientists or philosophers awaken to a particular type of knowledge, they try to...Read more...
Tulsi Gabbard Sworn With the Gita
BY INDIA NEW ENGLAND NEWS - 16.1 2017 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Sworn With the Bhagavad Gita Once Again WASHINGTON, DC–Last week Congresswoman Tulsi  Gabbard (D-Hawaii) celebrated her re-election to US House of Representatives and  was sworn into session. She took...Read more...
Indian Actor Nagarjuna
By editor - 15.1 2017 Indian Actor Nagarjuna may be seen in a film on ISKCON founder Swami Prabhupada At the audio event of his film Om Namo Venkatesaya, Nagarjuna said that writer J.K. Bharavi had come up with another script for him. Bharavi is the writer of devotional films such as...Read more...
The Word Krsna Is Not an Allegory
Dedicated to nitya-līlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda Śrī Śrīmad Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī Mahārāja Inspired by and under the guidance of nitya-līlā praviṣṭa oṁ viṣṇupāda Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja The Word ‘Kṛṣṇa’ Is Not an Allegory by Śrīla...Read more...
Lord Narasimha and Shiva Sarabha
By editor - 13.1 2017   This beautiful painting of Lord Nrsimhadev being pacified by Sarabha-Shiva depicts Lord Shiva in his winged form as Sarabha. Images of the Devi’s are iconographically depicted on his body. Lord Nrsimha sits nearby, the destroyed demon Hiranyakasipu on His...Read more...
Azerbaijani Devotee of Lord Narasimha
By Bhagavatamrita Keshava Swami - 13.1 2017 The Amazing Story of an Azerbaijani Devotee of Lord Narasimha This amazing story is about a saint named Mataji Pada Sevanam, from Baku, Azerbaijan (former part of the USSR), who re-established devotional service to Lord Narasimha and changed...Read more...
TOVP Chairman’s 2016 Year End Report
By Darpa-ha Krishna das - 13.1 2017 Once again, my heartfelt thanks goes out to all the devotees worldwide who contributed their might to support the construction of the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium in 2016. Without you this immense project would simply not be possible. Together we are...Read more...
The Astras
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.1 2017 Sudarshana-chakra  A survey of transcendental weaponry. According to the Vedas, there are more than 3,300 unique weapons possessed by various incarnations of the Lord and the demigods. Each of these transcendental weapons is presided over by a particular...Read more...
Who am I? Nobody!
Written by an insignificant soul - 12.1 2017 This is how I have always felt in my devotional life. I have always been in awe of fantastic devotees with their enthusiasm for preaching and bringing Krishna into the lives of so many souls to rescue them from this material life. I have always...Read more...
CATTLE CONSERVATION IN MODERN INDIA
By PRATHA SHARMA, DELHI, INDIA NEED FOR CATTLE CONSERVATION IN MODERN INDIA Modern day India empathizes with the utter dismal and pathetic conditions of cow,  calves and bulls. The ancient Indian culture that was restricted to Hinduism  revered the cows that marked the...Read more...
Why is Yoga Called a Discipline?
By International Yoga Day - 11.1 2017 Atha yoganushasanam – The disciplines of Yoga mentioned in Patanjali Yoga Sutra are Shasana and Anushasana. Shasana means rules someone imposes on you. Anushasana is the rule you impose upon yourself. Now, why is yoga called a discipline?...Read more...
Celebrating 50 Years of Flood of Mercy
By Bhakta Dr. Chetan Hazaree - 11.1 2017 “Make the Ratha-yatra festival very great success. This will be a great introduction in your city and people will appreciate it and if we can introduce successfully this Ratha-yatra festival not only in San Francisco but also in New York and...Read more...
Fats and Carbohydrates
By Dusyanta dasa - 11.1 2017 Fats and Carbohydrates, and Cow Protection Recently on TV in Wales a famous BBC, Welsh news reporter decided to do something about his burgeoning weight. He wanted to lose weight, become healthier and enjoy more energy. But like us all he was faced with the...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 9
By editor - 10.1 2017 Lord Krishna Enthroned and Adored  Bhairavi Raga Deccan / Rajasthan, c. 1650 A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE RAGAMALAS The presiding deities of each Raga were first enumerated in...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 8
By editor - 10.1 2017 Bangla Ragini  Ragmala, Malwa, Central India A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE WESTERN INDIAN SCHOOL & RELATED STYLES  1450-1550 A.D.  Ragamala Paintings are a series of...Read more...
How I Became a Devotee
By Jada Bharata Dasa - 10.1 2017 How I Became a Devotee – Jayananda, The Perfect Leader The first experience I had with Krishna consciousness was when a friend of mine had got a small book, Perfection of Yoga, on the Atlantic City, New Jersey boardwalk. At that time I was going to...Read more...
Living Heroes
By Rukmini Devi Dasi - 10.1 2017 “Shoot him,” said the man with the crowbar. Kshudhi felt the cold metal against his skull and chanted Hare Krishna like never before. His nimble nineteenyear old body was tucked under the bed. The other four men with guns hesitated. They attacked...Read more...
The Vedas
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) The Vedas Say They MUST be Shared With Everyone For those of us who have traveled the length and breadth of India, there are many temples that have allowed us in and left indelible and inspiring memories for our spiritual progress. There have also...Read more...
The Right To Know
  By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 9.1 2017 The Right To Know – The Vaisnava Way As a world body, how do the members of Iskcon – the devotees – deal with truth telling or the revelation of sensitive information in a vaisnava way, among themselves? Some believe there should...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Concluding Words
By Giriraj Swami - 9.1 2017 We are gathered here in the auspicious month of Kartika, which is also known as Damodara. Srila Prabhupada wrote in The Nectar of Devotion that just as Lord Damodara is very dear to His devotees, so the month of Damodara is also dear to them. And in the month of...Read more...
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