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Visvarupa-mahotsava and Srila Prabhupada’s Sannyasa
By Giriraj Swami - 7.9 2017 Visvarupa-mahotsava, the date on which Lord Caitanya’s older brother, Visvarupa, took sannyasa, the renounced order of life. And on the same date some four hundred and fifty years later, our own spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, also accepted...Read more...
Associations With Srila Prabhupada
By Bhakti Caru Swami - 7.9 2017 Hare Krsna, We were discussing about Srila Prabhupada, my experiences and associations with Prabhupada. So from Mayapur Srila Prabhupada went to Bombay. The main reason for Prabhupada’s going to Bombay was a big Pandal program in Cross Maidan. In the...Read more...
What It Was Like To Be With Prabhupada?
By Mahatma Das - 7.9 2017 Devotees often ask, “What was Prabhupada like?” I prefer to answer this question by relating what we personally experienced in our hearts in his presence, and how those feelings changed us, uplifted us and inspired us to fully give our youth to him. It...Read more...
The Sensibility of Krishna West
By Padma devi dasi - 6.9 2017 In my eyes, H.D. Goswami’s Krishna West program constitutes a sensible and pragmatic approach to outreach in the Western world. It claims nothing more than adherence to what our past Vaisnava acaryas have taught since time immemorial: to preach according...Read more...
Beyond Victimhood
Written by Giridhari das - 6.9 2017 Understand that you’re in control and that feeling like a victim will disempower you. Your entire well-being rests exclusively on you. It’s all in your hands. We have to go beyond victimhood and take control of our life situation to achieve...Read more...
New Vrajadhama to Host 10th Anniversary
By: Madhava Smullen - 6.9 2017 New Vrajadhama to Host 10th Anniversary of ISKCON Farm Conference A bullock cart procession at New Vraja Dhama. Photos by Ananta Vrindavan Das and Kunja Bihari Dasi. Hungary’s New Vraja Dhama – also known as Krishna Valley – will...Read more...
Srila Haridasa Thakura Samadhi
By editor - 6.9 2017 SRILA HARIDASA THAKURA SAMADHI AT SRI JAGANNATHA PURI DHAMA Srila Haridasa Thakura is an eternally liberated associate of the Lord. The associates of the Lord are worshippable wherever they make their appearance. Just as Garuda appeared as a bird, and...Read more...
Haridasa Thakura’s Disappearance Day
A Talk by Giriraj Swami - 6.9 2017 Today is the disappearance day of Namacarya Srila Haridasa Thakura, so we shall read from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, Chapter Eleven, “The Passing of Haridasa Thakura”: The summary of this chapter is given by Srila Bhaktivinoda...Read more...
Don't Live Without Purpose
Written by Giridhari das - 5.9 2017 Are you constantly worried about the opinion of others? Are you feeling unmotivated and unsatisfied? Are you lacking direction? These are symptoms of a life without purpose. When we lack purpose in life, we default to playing the social game. We live...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 24
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.8 2017 Lotus Garlands, Sridham Mayapur  Photo by Vrindavan Lila dd A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. In comparison to the great complexity of the sahasrara symbol -- the thousand-petaled lotus which illustrated a...Read more...
Indian Government conveys their Best wishes
By editor - 5.9 2017 A Report: ‘Indian Government conveys their Best wishes on Sri Krishna Janmastami 2017’ Indeed the worldwide Krishna devotees get together again for Sri Krishna Janmashtami- the joyous occasion to celebrate the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna. As Krishna...Read more...
The last instructions of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura - 5.9 2017 The last instructions of Srila Bhaktivinoda thakura is found in his Sva niyama dasakam: Sri Sri Sva-niyama-dasakam “12 Verses of My Own Self-imposed Regulative Principles” by Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura The 1st Verse (...Read more...
The Life of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur
Compiled by Manu dasa - 5.9 2017 From Back to Godhead Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1838-1914) is a prominent preceptor acharya in our succession of spiritual masters and disciples coming from Lord Krishna. He was a pioneering spiritual leader, a householder, a magistrate working in colonial...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 23
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.9 2017 Krsna Dancing on a Lotus South India, c. 1825  A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Before we proceed with our exploration of the lotus rendered as a design motif in Vedic art and architecture, we present this beautiful...Read more...
Learn from Lord Vamanadeva
Kripamoya Das - 4.9 2017 The many lessons for Vaishnavas to learn from Lord Vamanadeva Lord Vamanadeva appeared within this world from the womb of Aditi, the mother of the gods. He appeared at midday on the shravan-dvadasi, the 12th day of the lunar month of Shravan when the moon is waxing...Read more...
The Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva
By Radhanath Swami - 4.9 2017 “Bali Maharaj, very intelligent personality. He was the son of Virochana, grandson of Prahlad, great grandson of Hiranyakashipu, great grand-nephew of Hiranyaksha. A very mixed up type of family heritage!” So he performed yajna to please his guru...Read more...
Interest Of Europeans In Bharatavarsha
By editor - 31.8 2017 Interest Of Europeans In Bharatavarsha And Its Ancient Literature The battle of Plassey, fought in Samvat 1814, sealed the fate of India. Bengal came under the dominance of the British. In Samvat 1840, William Jones was appointed Chief Justice in the British...Read more...
The History Of The Vedas
By editor - 31.8 2017 The History And Traditional Source Of The Vedas It may be asked, how were the Vedas established? What were their origins? What is their history? How were they divided and why does it seem that there are different paths to choose from within the Vedas? First of all...Read more...
The Historical Development of Vaisnavism and ISKCON
By editor - 31.8 2017 3102 BCE/BC: the end of Dvapara-yuga/beginning of Kali-yuga; the departure of Lord Krishna; the compilation of Vedic literature by Srila Vyasadeva 6th century BCE/BC: Lord Buddha, rejected the Vedas as an emergency measure to prevent indiscriminate animal slaughter,...Read more...
India Design Motifs – The Lotus, Part 22
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2017 Thousand-petaled Golden Lotus  A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. The sacred Lotus (Latin, Nelumbo nucifera) is known by many names in Sanskrit. It is calledkokanada rakta-kamala when reddish, pundarika...Read more...
History of the Fibreglass Mridanga
By Ishan dasa - 30.8 2017 My name is Ishan das. I created the Balaram mridanga in L.A. It is really quite a story. But I’ll give you the brief version. Some time in 1972-73 Srila Prabhupada saw that the East Indians were not carrying on the tradition of making the original mridangas...Read more...
Cobras in Srila Prabhupada’s Quarters
By Srutakirti dasa - 30.8 2017 As I walked past the first toilet stall a huge six feet long cobra quickly slithered past me into the stall. Terrified I raced out of the bathroom as fast as my shaking body could take me. I was not sure what kind of snake it was. I didn’t want to create...Read more...
What is Initiation?
By Roy Barrios - 30.8 2017 This seems like a simple question since so many devotees have taken initiation. But I have asked a few devotees and they seem not to really understand what is real initiation. So this is my humble attempt to try to understand what is real initiation. It seems...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada and Govardhana!
By editor - 30.8 2017  [A devotee asked Srila Bhaktivedanta Narayan Maharaja if there was any special significance in Srila Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja Prabhupada having expressed a desire to go to Govardhana at the very end of his life. The following is Srila Gurudeva’s reply...Read more...
The World-Peace
by Prof. Nimananda Sevatirtha - 30.8 2017 Attempts are made from time to time to make the Kingdom of Heaven descend on earth. They are of different characters. One set of such attempts is being constantly directed to effect the world-peace. Peace is a most blessed thing. There are none who...Read more...
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