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A Vaisnava Soldier Departs
By Radhacaran das (on behalf of the Chinese yatra) - 7.9 2015 What a more auspicious day than Janmastami day to leave this mortal world, surrounded by loving family, devotee friends and the holy names of Krishna. This is the atmosphere in which Sankirtan Prabhu departed on September 5th...Read more...
The Appearance of Srila Prabhupada
By Rocana dasa - 6.9 2015 His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada Founder/Acarya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness  In honor of the auspicious occasion of Srila Prabhupada's Vyasapuja, September 6th. In 1896, His Divine Grace A. C....Read more...
Why Krsna Comes to This World
By editor - 4.9 2015 By His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. August 1973 at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in the countryside near London. Several thousand guests (including the Indian High Commissioner) listen to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada speak...Read more...
The Birth of Lord Krsna
By editor - 4.9 2015 The Lord Appears before Vasudeva and Devaki in Kamsa's Jail  The Appearance of Sri Krsna is celebrated on September 5th. Chapter Three of Krsna Book  by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the...Read more...
Sweetest Description of Janmastami-lila
By editor - 4.9 2015 Mother Yasoda and Krsna, Early Bengal School, c. 1880 From Ananda Vrindavan Champu by Srila Kavi Karnapura, Translated by Bhanu Swami & Subhaga Swami. Now we will discuss the truth about the transcendental birthplace of Bhagavan and the appearance of Lord...Read more...
The Double Chakra
By Dhanur Veda - 3.9 2015 Chakra is a strategic weapon which allows the military phalanx to break into the inner section of the enemy’s army where the King or prince of the opposing army would be located. These wheels or chackras were protecting the marks men (precision archers) from...Read more...
Statement against caste-based discrimination
ISKCON Communications statement against caste-based discrimination By ISKCON Communications - 3.9 2015 Background The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as the Hare Krishna movement, belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradaya, or denomination, a...Read more...
Snanam: Water Purification
By Mukesh Williams - 3.9 2015 Water purifies the body and the mind. It rejuvenates the spirit. It liberates the psyche. The waters of the Ganga River can even erase karma from the past and give moksha, or cessation from the cycle of birth and death. From ancient times, Vedic texts have...Read more...
Yama: The God of Death
By editor - 2.9 2015 In Vedas, Yama is the God of Death and the lord of infernal regions visited by humans after they leave this plane of existence. He is the embodiment of the rule of law and imparts justice according to the deeds of the departed. He is depicted as a man with dark green...Read more...
UAE Allocates Land for Abu Dhabi’s First Temple
Posted by Al Jazeera - 2.9 2015 The Indian government has lauded a decision by the United Arab Emirates to allocate land for the building of the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, currently on a two-day trip to the UAE, said in a tweet on...Read more...
Significance of Shaligram According to Vedas
By editor - 2.9 2015 The Kali Gandaki or Gandaki River is one of the major rivers of Nepal and a tributary of the river Ganges in India. It is also called Krishna Gandaki in Nepal. However, one of the most important features of the river are the smooth, shining, black, egg-like...Read more...
The Meaning of the Om Symbol
By Naveen Kumar - 2.9 2015 Before the beginning, the Brahman (absolute reality) was one and non-dual. It thought, “I am only one — may I become many.” This caused a vibration which eventually became sound, and this sound was Om. Creation itself was set in motion by the...Read more...
Foreign Travel Banned for Brahmins
By Swaminathan - 31.8 2015 Dharma Sastras (ancient law books) ban foreign travel. Crossing the sea was a taboo in those days. There were reasons for it. But great Brahmins like Agastya and Kaundinya travelled to South East Asia and established a Hindu empire which lasted 1300 years in...Read more...
Ramayan is not a myth
By Kumar Chellappa - 30.8 2015 Three year long botanical study confirms Ramayan is not a myth People who belittle Ramayan as a mythology or a mere epic and Lord Ram as a fictitious character should be ready to give up their skepticism. Couple of years ago, two Chennai-based botanists came...Read more...
108: The Significance of the Number
By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp) - 30.8 2015 It is amazing how much Western science has taught us. Today, for example, kids in grammar school learn that the sun is 93 million miles from the earth and that the speed of light is 186,000 miles per second. Yoga may teach us about our...Read more...
Hungary Destroys GMO Corn Fields
By admin - 30.8.2015 Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary...Read more...
Russia aims for food supply - organic
By admin - 30.8 2015 Russia aims for food supply that’s ‘cleanest in the world’ The future of agriculture in Russia won’t involve genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), says the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich. In order to preserve...Read more...
Food & Spirituality
By Ali Krishna - 29.8 2015 Watch below a recent lecture given by H.D. Goswami describing the relationship between food, gratitude, and spirituality.   "By building a body with spiritual food, we are creating a spiritual environment- our own body- in which spiritual practice...Read more...
Krishna's Departure / Srila Prabhupada's Departure
By PADA editor - 28.8 2015 Its is strange that as Krishna was leaving the earth, all sorts of inauspicious events began taking place. And when Srila Prabhupada was leaving the earth, all sorts of inauspicious events began taking place. And many of the devotees began to fight among themselves...Read more...
New Jersey Church Turned to Temple
By: Madhava Smullen - 29.8 2015 New Jersey Church-Turned-Temple to Get Three Day Grand Opening The entrance to the new temple ISKCON of Central New Jersey will celebrate the grand opening of its new 18,000 square foot temple in Plainfield – a converted church -- with a three-day...Read more...
Sri Balarama-paddhati-patala
By editir - 29.8 2015 Lord Balarama and Rohini Kalighat, 19th c. Balarama Purnima, the glorious Appearance day of Lord Balarama is celebrated on August 29th. Sri Balarama-paddhati-patala Sri Garga-samhita, Canto Eight, Volume Two, Chapter Ten Text 1 duryodhana uvaca bhagavan...Read more...
Hands Off Our Sacred Swastika
By Hemant G Padhya - 28.8 2015 “Hands off our sacred Swastika” must be the loudest roar of the followers of Vedic or Hindu Dharma and all its sects all over the world to save the divinity, purity, auspiciousness, serenity, prestige and position Swastika holds in human race, after...Read more...
The Moon and the Sun…
 By Madhudvisa dasa - 28.8 2015 Srila Prabhupada has the strength to have complete faith in Krishna, in his spiritual master and in the Vedas. That is his unique qualification. Unfortunately most so-called devotees of Krishna today prefer to put their faith in the theories of modern...Read more...
Ancient Indian Aircraft Technology
By D. Hatcher Childress - 27.8 2015 Many researchers into the UFO enigma tend to overlook a very important fact. While it assumed that most flying saucers are of alien, or perhaps Governmental Military origin, another possible origin of UFOs is ancient India and Atlantis. What we know about...Read more...
Garlic and Onions
By editor- 27.8 2015 Here's a great deal more on the subject from a home remedy perspective. Read this in conjunction with the two entries below. by Kurma at August 08, 2005 10:01 PM under Travel More on Onions and Garlic To be fair, I will also include some more serious medical...Read more...
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