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What is Manuscript ?
By editor - 23.1 2018 A manuscript is a handwritten composition on paper, bark, cloth, metal, palm leaf or any other material dating back at least seventy-five years that has significant scientific, historical or aesthetic value. Lithographs and printed volumes are not manuscripts....Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 35
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.1 2018   Lord Ramanathaswami in sanctum at Thirunaraiyur A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Ramanathaswami Thirunaraiyur Yesterday we visited the Nachiarkoil at Thirunaraiyur, one of the 108 Vaisnava Divyadesams. But the...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.1 2018 Illustrations from Giradhara Ramayana manuscripts  preserved at M.S. University Library, Vadodara, Gujarat The first in a serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. We begin our series with this commentary on a very important...Read more...
The Appearance Day of Srimad Advaita Acharya
By editor - 23.1 2018 The Appearance Day of Srimad Advaita Acharya is observed on January 23rd. vraje avesha-rupatvad vyuho yo’pi sadashivah  sa evadvaita-gosvami caitanyabhinna-vigrahah Sadashiva, an expansion of the supreme lord in Vraja, is here known as Advaita Acharya....Read more...
Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal
By Carol Kuruvilla - 23.1 2018 World’s Top Religious Leaders Issue Rare Joint Appeal Krishna Ksetra Swami: After our five-day seminar “Dialogical Vaishnavism” was completed yesterday here at Sridham Mayapur–which went very well, with lots of stimulating discussion...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 34
BY: SUN STAFF Vanchulavalli Thaayaar on Hamsa A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Thirunaraiyur Today we visit yet another of the Brahma temples in Tamil Nadu – the Nachiyar Kovil in Thirunaraiyur. One of the 108 Vaisnava Divya...Read more...
Food for Life Initiative Honored by the Queen
By ISKCON-London Communications - 22.1 2018 ISKCON-London’s Food for Life Initiative Honored by the Queen of England Acyuta Charan dasa, the chief organiser of the London-based service, serves with a smile Volunteers serving a plate full of fresh food and love in Holborn...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 33
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.1 2018 Arunachala Temple, Thiruvannamalai A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Thiruvannamalai Forty-five kilometers southwest of Chennai, and 104 km. inland, due west from Marakkanam, is the temple town of Thiruvannamalai, Tamil...Read more...
Conversation with Vedic Astronomer
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 19.1 2018 In this paper we will present further evidence for our argument that a clear conception of Bhu-mandala had not been established by the time of Srila Prabhupada's departure in November in 1977; and that in the absence of a clear conception of Bhu-mandala, Srila...Read more...
In Devotees We Trust
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 19.1 2018 There is a lot of emphasis nowadays on the need for love and trust among devotees. We can cite the six loving exchanges between us. We can also use the strength of the often quoted, “your love for me will be shown by how you cooperate.” In spite...Read more...
The Vedas and Ancient Egypt
By David Frawley - 18.1 2018 First published in the Hindu, one of India’s main national newspapers. The Vedas as the Pyramids of the Mind The Vedas represent a monumental spiritual literature, by far the largest that remains from the ancient world. We could therefore call the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 32
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2018   Thirumukoodal Appan Sri Venkatesha Perumal Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Thirumukkoodal At the confluence of three rivers near Kanchipuram, just south of Mahabalipuram lies the village of Thirumukkoodal...Read more...
Sriman Kedarnath Dutta’s Govt. Service records
By editor - 18.1 2018 Sriman Kedarnath Dutta’s (Bhaktivinoda Thakur) Govt. Service records from 1866 – 1896 Last page of the employment record book of Sriman Kedar Nath Dutta with various signatures. . Original hand-written employment record sheet of Sriman Kedar Nath...Read more...
The Ancient Solar Yoga
  By Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 16.1 2018 From “Vedic Yoga: The Path of the Rishi” (Lotus Press 2014) What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? The fact is, that it is. The Sun, properly...Read more...
Veda and Yoga are One
By editor - 16.1 2018 Veda and Yoga are One: Veda is knowledge and Yoga is its practice. The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by India Facts:  Veda, from the root “vid” to know, refers to Knowledge in the highest sense as direct perception...Read more...
What You Live You Give
By Mahatma das - 16.1 2018 Yamuna devi said in an interview on the film, Women of Bhakti, “When you live bhakti, you give bhakti.” It’s true. What you live is what you give. I once attended a workshop facilitation training in which we were taught that many people will...Read more...
Vedic Aspects of Christmas
By editor - 15.1 2018 Christmas atmosphere - snow, dazzling shop windows with Christmas decoration, Christmas markets, traditional food and customs, Christmas trees, gifts, carols, bells, churches with mangers and the midnight Mass. Kids love it and almost all people try to behave better to...Read more...
NATURAL DISASTERS AND THE LAWS OF NATURE
By editor - 15.1 2018 “All so-called materialistic advancement is useless in the face of war, famine, earthquakes, floods and other disasters. All these disasters are warnings from mother earth, and by them she confirms her eternal superiority over the materialistic plan-makers who are...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 31
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.1 2018   Shore Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Atiranachanda and Shore Temple The Shore Temple is one of the most prominent sites in the Mahabalipuram complex of rock-cut temples. The Shore compound has...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 30
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.1 2018 Nandi behind Arjuna Ratha, Mahabalipuram A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Mahabalipuram Mahabalipuram was previously known as Mamallapuram, the City of Mamalla, which is thought to refer to a title of King...Read more...
Perception of the Earth According to the Three Modes of Nature
BY: MAYESVARA DASA - 12.1 2018 The Vedic description of the Earth (Bhu-mandala) can be found in chapters 16-26 of Srimad Bhagavatam's fifth canto. The description of Bhu-mandala is that of a massive Earth circle with amazing, fantastic, and colossal features; it is certainly not a...Read more...
Miracle in Puerto Rico!
By Abhimanyu Das - 12.1 2018 It is a miracle that this Rathayatra in San Juan on December 30th still happened this year after Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on the island of Puerto Rico. New Govardhana, the only Radha-Krsna temple in the Caribbean, had part of the roof of the main temple...Read more...
Murder and Mayhem in Mumbai
By Shyamasundara Dasa - 12.1 2018 At the Mayapura festival of 1978 I had joined the Bhaktivedanta Institute and given the service of studying Jyotish. I was relocated to ISKCON Juhu, the BI headquarters in Mumbai, India. Aside from studying Jyotish with the BI my temple service was overseeing...Read more...
Nine devotees in USA get initiated as disciples of Srila Prabhupada
Correspondent - 11.1 2018 An initiation ceremony took place at the Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir, Edison, New Jersey today. This ceremony was held to coincide with the inauguration of the temple. Nine devotees took initiation and became the disciples of His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada, Founder...Read more...
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...
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