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Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 29
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2018 Laksitayatana Trimurti Cave Temple at Mandagappattu   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Mandagappattu As we continue to explore the realm of rock-cut temples in the region of Mahabalipuram, we now travel to the...Read more...
Founder-Acarya Foremost on ISKCON Temple Websites
By editor - 11.1 2018 From the Governing Body Commission of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness [Guideline] Whereas numerous websites of ISKCON temples currently do not prominently feature the personality and teachings of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
A Successful Life (Householder's Autobiography)
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.1 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, 'Back To Godhead', Vol. 03, No. 09, Oct 5, 1956 Shri L.P. Nagar of M/s. L.P. Nagar & Co. at Mathura and a friend of our paper 'Back to Godhead' has presented us a book of the name 'Atmakatha'...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.1 2018   Orukal Mandapam, Tirukkalukkunram   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Tirukkalukkunram From the time of King Mahendravarman I through the next century, there were quite a number of rock-cut temples...Read more...
What is ISKCON? Who is a member of ISKCON?
By Urmila Dasi (Dr. Edith Best, Professor of ISKCON History and The Sociology of ISKCON at Bhaktivedanta College, Durbuy, Belgium; Associate Editor of Back to Godhead magazine; member of the Sastric Advisory Council to the GBC) Understanding ISKCON through the lens of social development...Read more...
From Chemical Solution To The Ultimate Solution
By Lokanatha Swami - 10.1 2018 From Back to Godhead The unseen merciful hand of Lord Krsna helps a determined young science student become one of Srila Prabhupada’s first Indian disciples. I was born in Aravade, a small village in the Indian state of Maharashtra that differs little...Read more...
IS THE WESTERN CULTURE FREEING WOMEN OR ABUSING THEM?
By editor - 9.1 2018 Andree Marie Dussault, a Canadian journalist in Delhi feels women are now really free. Times of India (2nd May’ 2010) carries her view that modern India and the Western society can be proud of the way the status of women has matured in the past fifty...Read more...
Shiva and Shakti Yogas
By Dr. David Frawley - 9.1 2018 Yoga means unification, which is first the unity of all the dualities and contraries that constitute the energies of life. Yoga philosophy teaches us to understand and transcend duality, but this rests upon harmonizing the dualities within us in a...Read more...
Why Did Srila Prabhupada Call the Earth a Globe?
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 8.1 2018 The following is a continuation of the discussion from our previous paper entitled, "Does the Earth Float in Space?" In sections 1.1 and 1.2 of the previous paper we discussed how the Srimad Bhagavatam describes the planets floating in space by...Read more...
Will Veganism save the cows?
By Adikarta Das - 8.1 2018 Veganism is a very fast growing diet. In the US there was a 500% increase in Veganism in the last 3 years; up from 1% in 2014 to 6% now. In the UK over half a million follow the diet, up from 150000 in 2007. There are 3 main reasons. Health, ethics and...Read more...
Monks of Mount Athos
By Sitalatma das - 8.1 2018 Monks of Mount Athos – is there something we should learn from them? January 7 is the date of Orthodox Christmas but most of our devotees are not familiar with that tradition though there are quite a few useful things we can learn from it. Srila Rupa...Read more...
We need to embrace Shri Krishna now more than ever
By Dr David Frawley - 5.1 2018 The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by Daily For the practice of yoga, Krishna is the Yogavatara, the incarnation of yoga in all its aspects of knowledge, devotion and action. If there is any single figure who represents India...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.1 2018   Lord Brahma does Tapas on Agni A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Pancheshti The temple town of Pancheshti (Pancheti) is located in the far northeastern corner of Tamil Nadu, well north of Chennai....Read more...
Lord Shri Chaitanya, His Welfare Activities
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.1 2018 By HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhuada, from 'Back To Godhead', Apr 5, 1956, Vol. 03, No. 03. Sri Chaitanya Charitamrita is the record of immortal activities of the Lord. In the first part 9th chapter of the book the welfare activities of the Lord is...Read more...
If I Become President
BY: BHAKTA TORBEN - 3.1 2018   I cannot do anything, even if I become president The politics is so corrupted that as soon as you are prepared to do something actually, you will be killed Prabhupāda: So the rascal scientist is responsible for giving such things in the hands of the...Read more...
Sri Krsna Pusya Abhiseka
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.1 2018 On the purnima of the month of pausa (Narayana - December - January), (Srimad Bhagavatam, 2:10:4, 'posanam tad-anugrahah."), the last day of the astrological month (Pushyami nakshatra), one should bath the Deity in five seers (or pounds - 2.5 kg approx...Read more...
Chosen for a Purpose
By Nikunja Vilasini Dasi - 3.1 2017 Nick Vujicic was born without arms and legs. “Why me?” he always asked until he discovered that God had chosen him for a purpose. Because of his disability, he was able to reach out to people and give them courage. Nick’s zest for life...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe - Krsna and Balarama
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.1 2018 We conclude the "India Through the Eyes of Europe" series with a final comparative study. Again, we have an engraving done by Barlow around 1790, and another piece done by Sourindro Mohun Tagore in 1880. At first glance these appear to be completely...Read more...
A Prophecy Fulfilled
By Sesa Dasa - 2.1 2018 From Back to Godhead   Lord Caitanya launched His mission of mercy in West Bengal. Five hundred years later, Srila Prabhupada took that mission to heart and to the entire world. The flat, verdant ricelands of West Bengal’s district of Nadia appear...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe - Lord Nrsimha
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.12 2017 Today we will compare three examples of work: engravings and illustrations of Lord Nrsimhadev. Viewing them side-by-side, we see a fascinating progression of transcendental imagery that was borrowed from India by a European artist, re-drawn 70 years later by...Read more...
Yet I hold back
By Madhumati Pushkarini Devi Dasi - 29.12 2017 Yes I hold back. There is every reason to surrender to You, every reason to hold on to You. Yet I hold back. This is my precarious condition, dear Lord. While I keep trying to coax my mind to understand what is good for me and what’s in it...Read more...
India Through the Eyes of Europe - Vamana Avatara
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.12 2017 Today's image is another of the copper plate engravings by Barlow, c. 1790's, from his Dasavatara series. The image depicts the pastimes of Lord Vamanadev, the Dwarf Avatar. The background of this picture is quite different than other images in...Read more...
Christmas Tree Controversy
By editor - 27.12 2017 Christmas trees are a central part of Christmas celebrations around the world. Families gather around them to exchange gifts, cities put them up in squares and town halls, you'll find them in nearly every hotel and shopping mall... But where did the "...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada on Christmas and Love of God
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.121 2017 Mother Mary and Baby Jesus Excerpt from a lecture by Srila Prabhupada on Srimad-Bhagavatam - December 02, 1968, Los Angeles. It is said that this Krsna consciousness movement is not an artificial thing that we have manufactured something, ideal thing,...Read more...
Can I get out of here?
By editor - 17.12 2017 I sent a telegram to Prabhupada saying, “Can I get out of here?” Brahmananda: In 1971 Prabhupada was having big public programs in India, and one evening an Arya Samajist challenged Prabhupada. He said, “Oh, Swamiji, you have come to India with your...Read more...
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