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Celebrating Krsna's Birth
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2017 From 'Mathura Mandala-parikrama' by Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur, on the auspicious occasion of Sri Krsna Janmastami, observed August 15th. In Vraja-vilasa-stava the following description is found: "I offer my obeisances to Mahavana, where...Read more...
Was Srila Prabhupada Superhuman?
By Srutadeva Das - 16.8 2017 ISKCON’s Mission Srila Prabhupada’s sole mission in life was, as was his spiritual master’s and his spiritual master’s before him, the mission of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to help the fallen conditioned souls who are rotting within this...Read more...
Reflections on Guru-purnima
By Giriraj Swami - 19.8 2017 Today is Guru-purnima. Srila Prabhupada has explained that the system of honoring the spiritual master is current in all sections of Vedic followers. In the Mayavadi (impersonalist) sects, the disciples offer respect to the spiritual master every year on Guru-...Read more...
Appearance day of HDG Srila Prabhupada
By editor - 16.8 2017 An excerpt from the Prabhupada Lilamrta about Srila Prabhupada’s mother, Srimati Rajani Devi. Abhay’s mother, Rajani, was thirty years old when he was born. Like her husband, she came from a long-established Gaudiya Vaisnava family. She was darker-skinned...Read more...
Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2017 Butter Stealing, Punjab Basohli c. 1765 From Ananda Vrindavan Champu by Srila Kavi Karnapura, Translated by Bhanu Swami & Subhaga Swami, published by Mahanidhi Swami. Now we will discuss the truth about the transcendental birthplace of Bhagavan and the...Read more...
How to Celebrate Janmashtami
By editor - 15.8 2017 What is Janmashtami? How is Janmashtami Celebrated? How to Celebrate Janmashtami at Home Celebrating Janmashtami with the Krishna.com/BTG Staff More Things To Think About When Thinking About Krishna’s Appearance What is Janmashtami? Janmashtami ...Read more...
The Appearance of Lord Krishna
By editor - 15.8 2017 Sri Krsna Janmastami A Talk by Giriraj Swami September 2, 2007 Ojai, California We read from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto Ten, Chapter Two: “Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Krsna in the Womb.” TEXT 18 tato jagan-mangalam acyutamsam samahitam sura-sutena...Read more...
Sacred Ground
BY  INDRADYUMNA SWAMI - 14.8 2017 “I hate you people and all you stand for!” shouted the school’s headmaster. “There’s no way I will ever, and I repeat, EVER, rent this school to you during Woodstock.” With that he slammed the door, leaving...Read more...
Krishna comes to conquer our hearts
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 14.8 2017 In spite of being bound by iron shackles and confined in a prison cell and in spite of having witnessed the killing of their six little children by Kamsa, Vasudeva and Devaki were indifferent to all the pains because they always meditated on Krishna and...Read more...
Are All Krishna Kirtans The Same?
BY: DAMAGHOSA DAS - 11.8 2017 Hare Krsna-below we are trying to show how by good or bad association we advance or not, spiritually. This means we must know who is good and who is bad association. The below letters and conversations are meant to show any intelligent devotee whom he...Read more...
The Value of Offering Obeisances
By Vaijayanti Mala Devi Dasi  When my son went to India and met an elderly lady, he offered his obeisances and seeing this the lady started crying and blessed my son saying that nowadays none of the new generation children like the act of offering obeisances and said she was...Read more...
Nrsimhadeva Gold
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.8 2017 Three uniquely different Kantirava fanams In ancient India, gold fanams were issued by a number of states for use as trade currency. One of these was Mysore, under the reign of King Kantirava Narasa (1638 - 1662 AD). He was the first king of Mysore to issue coins...Read more...
A Little Known 1977 Srila Prabhupada Pastime
By Bhusaya dasa - 10.8 2017 (Tamal Krishna Goswami and Sura dasa witnessed this pastime. Sura dasa has confirmed the accuracy of this story from his diary and recollection. Sura noted that of the three reports that morning, this one brought a smile to Srila Prabhupada’s face.) It was...Read more...
Hide your Guru
By Madhavananda Das - 8.8 2017 In Hari-bhakti-vilasa, verse 2.147, Srila Sanatan Goswami quotes Sammohana-tantra: gopayed devatam istam gopayed gurum atmanah gopayec ca nijam mantram gopayen nija-malikam One should hide one’s ista-deva, one should hide one’s guru, one should...Read more...
Vimana
By editor - 8.8 2017  What Powered the Vimana, the 6,000-year-old Flying Machines of Ancient India? According to Ancient Indian history –one of the most extensive on the planet– their ancient sacred texts called the ‘Vedas’ speak of incredible flying ships that...Read more...
Vandals Pay Night Visit to Brisbane Temple
By: Madhumangala Das - 8.8 2017 The vandalized window of ISKCON's Brisbane Temple. Australia’s national news agency, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has reported vandalism at the Brisbane Hare Krishna temple.  Visiting in the night, vandals spray painted...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 18
BY: SUN STAFF  - 8.7 2017 Lord Caitanya's Sankirtan  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we continue our exploration of the beautiful Vaisnava lithographs composed and printed by Chore...Read more...
The Pastimes of Lord Balarama
By editor - 8.7 2017 APPEARANCE Sri Baladeva is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. He is equal in supremacy to the Supreme Godhead, yet wherever Krishna appears, Sri Baladeva appears as Krishna’s brother, sometimes elder, sometimes younger. In his vaibhava-prakasa feature,...Read more...
Uniting Devotees: Balarama’s Appearance
By Giriraj Swami - 7.8 2017 Today is the appearance day of Lord Balarama, the Personality of Godhead who is the first expansion of Lord Krsna, the original Personality of Godhead. As Krsna states in the Bhagavad-gita (4.7), “Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious...Read more...
For the love of wisdom
By Kripamoya Das - 7.6 2017 Philosophy – from the Greek words: philo – love of, affinity for; sophos – wisdom. Philosophy – the love of wisdom Wisdom – from the Old Norse visdomr – the ability to think and act...Read more...
A Saint Among Politicians
By Vraja Bihari Dasa - 7.8 2017 From Back to Godhead Providing inspiration for the world’s largest democracy. “We say God’s on our side but the more important question to ask is are we on God’s side…” (George Washington) Democracy is supposed to be...Read more...
Varahamihira predictiom
By Mysterious India - 4.8 2017 Varahamihira – Indian Sage Who Predicted Water Discovery On Mars 1500 Years Ago Even thousands of years before, India had become famous and reached its pinnacle in astrological and astronomical sciences. Ancient Astrological works had been...Read more...
Why Japanese Religion Is Similar To Hinduism?
By Alexander S. - 4.8 2017 In classical Japanese, India is known as “tenjiku”, which translates as “the land of heaven”. This is only an indication of how Japanese culture appreciates the Indian civilization. This term, again, is derived from the Chinese word...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.8 2017 The Car Festival of Jagannath at Puri  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895  A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Today we are presenting a Chore Bagan lithograph not from the Vrindavan or Gaura-lila series,...Read more...
India Design Motifs, Part 16
India Design Motifs, Part 16 BY: SUN STAFF  - 4.8 2017 Krishna and Balaram Tending Cows  Chore Bagan Art Studio, Calcutta, c. 1895 A study of the historical, spiritual and cultural elements of Vedic design. Our next Chore Bagan lithograph in the series is another image of...Read more...
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