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​Too Proud To Hear
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 18.5 2018 So, we think we know it all, do we? We may have earned our Iskcon degrees, or may be senior devotees, and therefore do not have to hear from ‘less qualified’ or junior devotees when they give class. Will senior devotees want to hear from a ‘...Read more...
Significance of attending mangal arati
By Rasananda das - 18.5 2018 Dandavat pranam. Srila Prabhupada jayatah. Below is text of a response I wrote and posted to the Krishna Katha conference on PAMHO in response to the question: “Could someone please post the scriptural significance of performing/attending mangala arati?...Read more...
Who Should Give Bhagavatam Class?
By Vraja Vilasa dasa - 18.5 2018 Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In response to a few devotees asking me questions on what exactly are the qualifications for giving the Bhagavatam class, I compiled a few quotes for them. I thought it...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 91
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2018 Brahma Temple, Sangam Mahuli   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahma Temple, Sangam Mahuli Today we are visiting the Brahma Temple at Sangam Mahuli. Situated 3 miles east of Satara in the Thane district, the place...Read more...
Sickness A Friend and Teacher
By Vamsi Vihari Dasa - 17.5 2018 From Back to Godhead Though illness may restrict or halt our normal spiritual activities, it can provide spiritual benefits we might not otherwise gain. After seven days of sickness, malarial fever had broken me down to the bones, and loss of appetite and...Read more...
The Monarch of the Months
By editor - 17.5 2018 This year in Sridhama Mayapur between the 16th of May and the 13th of June, the resident devotees will make their way to the temple each evening through the summer heat for an opportunity that only comes once every three years. At the temple, the twilight will...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 90
BY: SUN STAFF Lord Brahma, Sopara   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Sopara Today we head well north of Mangalwedha to the town of Nallasoppara in the Thane district, just inland along the Maharashtra coast, 75 km. north of Mumbai. This...Read more...
King Kulasekhara
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2018 King Kulasekhara at Mannarkovil near Ambasamadhram   King Kulasekhara, who is known as Kulasekhara Alwar, Kulasekhara Varman, or Kulasekhara Nayanar to the Srivaishnavas, was the first king of the late Chera Kingdom. There was no trace of a Chera monarch...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 89
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2018 Lord Brahma, Ambarnath Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Ambarnath Today we visit Ambarnath (Ambaranath), a city in the Thane district, an hour east of Mumbai. Ambarnath is home to an ancient Shiva...Read more...
Tonic to Transcendence
By editor - 16.5 2018 There is a treasure that every devotee must seek. Not only is this treasure to be coveted by a Vaisnava, it is also always sought from a devotee. But what could possibly be desired by those who do not aim for the material? Dr. O.B.L Kapoor narrated a story...Read more...
My First Experience Of Padayatra In India
My First Experience Of Padayatra In India By Abhay Charan Nimai Dasa - 16.5 2018 “If you want to experience the real nectar, then go on padayatra.” One day I met Akhila Dhara Prabhu, a senior disciple of Srila Prabhupada, who told me boldly, “If you want to experience...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 88
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.5 2018   Harihareshwar Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Harihareshwar Three hours south of Mumbai, directly on the coast lies the town of Harihareshwar, in the southern Raigad district of Konkan (South...Read more...
Yahvah - God in Indian Veda, same as "Jehovah" of the Hebrews?
BY: SIDHARTHA BAHADUR - 15.5 2018 Many of our friends in the Western world are curious to know if the "Jehovah" of ancient Hebrew/Kabbalistic literature is the same as the "Yahvah" described in the Rig Veda. This question is coming up these days in the context of...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 87
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.5 2018   Lord Brahma, Mangalwedha   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma in Mangalwedha Today we visit the first of a number of Brahma sites in Maharashtra, situated in the town of Mangalwedha in Solapur district...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 86
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.5 2018 Brahma and Saraswati Sandstone Sculpture, Jhansi A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahma's Prayers for Creative Energy From Srimad Bhagavatam 3rd Canto, Chapter Nine, 1-44 TEXT 1 brahmovaca  jnato 'si me...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 85
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.5 2018 Brahma Manjunath at Kadri Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma in Buddhism Our last stop in Karnataka is in Mangalore, which is home to the Manjunath Temple at Kadri, famous for the beautiful Brahma deity...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 84
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.5 2018 Shri Brahmadeva Temple in Tanaji Galli, Belgaum A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma in Belgaum, Shimoga and Megunda As we near the end of our study of Jain sites in western Karnataka that are dedicated to Lord Brahma, we...Read more...
The Solution to Food Shortages
By Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada - 4.5 2018 From Back to Godhead The following exchange took place after a talk by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada before the World Health Organization, in Geneva, on June 6, 1974. WHO member: Your Divine Grace, do you have any...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 83
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.5 2018 Lord Brahma Contemporary Bronze   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmadeva Temples at Savadi, Nippani and Tavandi Over the next few days we will complete our tour of Jain Brahma temples, shrines and stambhas in...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 82
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.5 2018 Offering worship to Brahma Yaksha  Brahmadev shrine, Foothill temple of Tirumalai A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Yaksha Brahma In the Jain tradition, Yakshas are devotees of the Jinas or Tirthankaras. Jain sastra...Read more...
Farming is preaching by example
By the Second-Half.org Crew - 3.5 2018 June, 1969: Srila Prabhupada’s 30-day stay in New Vrindaban For some ISKCON devotees, the notion that two distinct halves make-up Srila Prabhupada’s complete mission may be revelatory. What “second half?” Aren’t we...Read more...
Hare Krishna Wedding 1984
BY: BHAKTA JOHN JAGANNATHA - 2.5 2018 New York Post, Thursday, December 27, 1984  Krishna wedding for Henry's great-grandson FORD HEIR TIES KNOT WITH FIRE Post Wire Services  SYDNEY - Alfred Ford, great-grandson of auto magnate Henry Ford, married Australian doctor...Read more...
Causeless mercy of Krishna
By Girish Sarin - 2.5 2018 Each single verse of Srimad-Bhagavatam tastes like transcendental condensed milk of a Surabhi cow mixed with kesar, simply delicious and a nectar most satisfying to even conditioned souls (although it is meant to be tasted by paramhansas – ...Read more...
The Ill Effects Of Non-Vaisnava Foods
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 2.5 2018 We all know about avoiding prohibited foods, but may not know why, or what effects they produce. Becoming aware of such bad effects will cause us to think extra before eating more “delicious” sin. We understand that there are difficulties faced...Read more...
Influential Krishnacore Band Shelter Reunite for U.S. and European Shows
By: Madhava Smullen - 26.4 2018 Shelter get the crowd literally bouncing off the walls at This is Hardcore Fest last year ISKCON leaders probably didn’t expect some of their biggest preachers to be playing earsplitting hardcore punk music, doing high kicks and hurling themselves...Read more...
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