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Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 81
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.4 2018 Brahmastambha at Kambadahalli A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Kambadahalli In yesterday's segment on Brahma worship in Jain temples, we covered a number of Brahmastambhas, pillars with murtis of Lord Brahma...Read more...
The Life of Jayananda Prabhu
By Kalakantha dasa - 27.4 2018 From Back to Godhead After the disappearance of Jayananda Das on May 1, 1977, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada instructed devotees all over the world to commemorate the event every year as they would any great Vaishnava’s disappearance day. Therefore...Read more...
Jayananda Thakura, ISKCON’s First Saint
  By editor - 27.4 2018 “My Dear Jayananda, Please accept my blessings. I am feeling very intensely your separation. In 1967 you joined me in San Francisco. You were driving my car and chanting Hare Krsna. You were the first man to give me some contribution ($5000) for...Read more...
Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Appearance
By editor - 27.4 2018 From Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Chapters 2-10 Hiranyakashipu, King of the Demons Sri Narada Muni said: My dear King Yudhisthira, when Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Varaha (the Boar incarnation), and killed the demon Hiranyaksha, Hiranyaksha’s brother...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Books Officially Presented in Cuba for the First Time
By: Madhava Smullen - 26.4 2018 The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust has already translated ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada’s books into 87 languages, and is distributing them all over the world. But even now, 52 years after ISKCON’s inception, new frontiers are being...Read more...
Modern Liberalism
BY: DHAMESVAR MAHAPRABHU DAS Thoughts on Modern Liberalism in the Hare Krishna Movement I notice the way that politically-left preachers avoid association with the "conservative" elements inherently part of their tradition, for example, certain statements of Shrila Prabhupada and...Read more...
Children of a Hare Krishna Commune
BY: BHAKTA JOHN JAGANNATHA - 25.4 2018 [ Life Magazine, April 1980 ] Children of a Harsh Bliss IN A WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNE, AN EXTRAORDINARY LOOK AT LIFE AND LOVE AMONG THE KRISHNAS The children with the outstretched hands have already begun their training as lifelong members of the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 79
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.4 2018 The Brahma-Jinalaya Temple at Lakkundi   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma in Lakkundi In Dharwad, Gadag district of North Karnataka is the village of Lakkundi, which is home to a number of Jain and Vaisnava...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 80
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.4 2018 Manastambha at Chandragiri Hill A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Iruva Brahmadeva Temple, Sravanabelgola, Karnataka In Volume 20 of the Encyclopaedia Indica, we find the following explanation of Jainism's...Read more...
The Krishna Consciousness Movement Is the Genuine Vedic Way
BY: BHAKTA JOHN JAGANNATHA - 25.4 2018 On January 11, 1970, an article appeared in the Los Angeles Times on the Krsna consciousness movement. What follows are excerpts from the article and the unusual correspondence that ensued between the two authorities, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 78
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.4 2018   Lord Brahma panel from Aihole Prince of Wales Museum A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Aihole and Badami In the north central region of Karnataka are two famous rock-cut temple complexes, Aihole and Badami. With...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 77
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.4 2018 Sri Trikuteshwara (Shiva, Brahma and Visnu) A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Trikuteshwara We have two final stops in Karnataka, on our journey to the places where Lord Brahma, the father of our Sampradaya, is...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 76
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.4 2018 Linga Showing Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesha and Surya  A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Last of the Brahmalingeshwara Shrines Today we conclude our study of the Brahmalingeshwara temples and shrines with a brief mention of the last...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Concluding Words
By Giriraj Swami - 24.4 2018 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...
The Dearmost Wife of the Supreme Lord Ramacandra
By editor - 24.4 2018 “Srimati Sitadevi is the mother of the three worlds and the wife of Lord Ramacandra. Among chaste women she is supreme, and she is the daughter of King Janaka.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 9.201) Srimati Sitadevi is an incarnation of the Lord...Read more...
Is Sex An Addiction
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 23.4 2018 From Back to Godhead I said to Sandip, “I read about a form of addiction that is increasingly being recognized by specialists as the world’s most widespread and least discussed form of addiction: sexual addiction.” “Sexual...Read more...
Overcoming the Stumbling Blocks in Family Life
By Jivan Mukta Dasa - 23.4 2018 From Back to Godhead On the path back home, back to Godhead, householder life often seems like an obstacle course. Stumbling blocks dominate the landscape. Work, social obligations, and household matters such as rearing children and paying the bills can...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 75
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018 Sri Panchamukheeswara Swamy A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmalingeshwara Manifestations of Brahma and Shiva Following our introduction of the Brahmalingeshwara manifestations in the last segment, today we look at...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 74
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018 Brahma Lingam Arunachala Temple, Tamil Nadu A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmalingeswara Shrines In the study of temples and shrines dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma, there is much confusion as to which Brahma...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 73
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 73 BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018   Installation of Lord Brahma at Kumblegudde A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Kumblegudde In June 2009, a news story was published about the renovation of a temple in...Read more...
“Maya Times” – The fake news agency
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 19.4 2018 “Fake News” is in the news, everyone seems to be or pretend to be worried about it. A news or an information or a story or a data is considered “fake” when the truth is suppressed and is manipulated to suit a certain narrative....Read more...
Were There Two Buddhas?
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 19.4 2018 I was asked to look into this a few years ago by someone who knew of my research abilities. But I have not been able to until now because of other priorities. But this topic has come up before, that actually there were two different...Read more...
Preaching in the workplace
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 13.4 2018 Some devotees think, that because they are devotees, they must preach instantly to whomever they meet. Perhaps if we had the required force of purity, we could effect changes in people’s hearts on first contact. The reality is however, that not everyone...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 72
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2018   Vidyashankara Temple Deities A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Vidyasankara, Sringeri, Karnataka Difference between wall sculptures that are decorative in nature as opposed to those that are considered...Read more...
Naive Literalism
By Visakha Dasi - 12.4 2018 In each of its twelve cantos, Srimad-Bhagavatam, the “flawless ripened fruit of all Vedic scriptures,” tells of miracles and mysticism, of the esoteric and extraterrestrial. We hear a cow, bull, elephant, monkey, and bird speaking deep philosophy. We...Read more...
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