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By Syamasundar das, 12.5 2015 This is in response to the recent article by Dharmapada Prabhu, "Planetary Period Calculations". The article appeared in the October/November, 2000 edition of The Astrological Magazine, Bangalore, India. See more here. The original article can be...Read more...
By Syamasundar das, 12.5 2015 This is in response to "Planetary Period Calculations: 360 Day Years, or 365? - Part Two" by Dharmapad das. I recently came across this statement from Bhaskaracarya's Siddhanta-siromani, and his ownVasana commentary on the text. (From...Read more...
By Bhutatma das, 12.5 2015 Deconstructionism is a theory of textual interpretation that challenges the belief in ultimate or objective meaning. It rejects claims to objective truth by asserting there is no direct, single interpretation of a literary work, but rather many valid...Read more...
By Dusyanta dasa, 12.5 2015 Cow Protection is a universal principle; it is not limited to a particular culture nor to this material world. Cow Protection extends from the highest spiritual planet, Goloka Vrindavana in Madhurya Dharma, which overflows with the ambrosia of unrequited love....Read more...
By Sun editor, 12.5 2015 Ramachandra Vijyotsava, Lord Rama's victory over the demon Ravana is celebrated. The Slaying of Ravana Excerpted from the Valmiki Ramayana When Ravana heard from his messengers that Rama had already arrived at Mahendra Hill, and was preparing to cross the...Read more...
By editor, 11.5 2015 The Appearance of Sri Madhvacarya "Sripada Madhvacarya took his birth at Udupi, which is situated in the South Kanarada district of South India, just west of Sahyadri. This is the chief city of the South Kanarada province and is near the city of Mangalore, which...Read more...
By editor, 11.5 2015 Hari-bhakti-vilasa Sixteenth Vilasa, Volume One By Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Duties in the Month of Karttika Text 1 atha karttika-krityam  damodaram prapadye 'ham sri-radha-ramanam prabhum prabhavad yasya tat-preshthah karttikah sevito bhavet I...Read more...
By editor, 11.5 2015 Hari-bhakti-vilasa Sixteenth Vilasa, Volume One By Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami The Glories of Specific Pious Activities Performed During Karttika In the Skanda Purana it is said: "Charity, yajna, japa, and austerity performed in the month of Karttika bring a...Read more...
By editor, 11.5 2015 Hari-bhakti-vilasa Sixteenth Vilasa, Volume One By Srila Gopal Bhatta Goswami Text 92 tatraiva karttika-vratangani  hari-jagaranam pratah snanam tulasi-sevanam udyapanam dipa-danam vratany etani karttike The parts of the Karttika vow are: 1. Keeping...Read more...
By Bhima das, 11.5 2015 Here is one of many short films that I made at Bhaktivedanta Manor goshala. The idea was to also put a narrative over the top, and the aim was to help devotees who wanted to get more into Cow Protection. So, there is a whole series of short films that were intended to...Read more...
By Parasuram das, 10.5 2015 A Black Supremacist UFO Cult Founded by Malachi Z. York. At one time, back in the late 1990's, my ex-wife and I had a preaching center here in Athens, Georgia, USA. It was back then that we first came to know and understand the concocted philosophy of this...Read more...
By Sun editor, 10.5. 2015 "...all the members of the household should be engaged in the daily service of the Lord, beginning from morning (4 a.m.) till night (10 p.m.) by performing mangala-aratrika, niranjana, arcana, puja, kirtana, srngara, bhoga-vaikali, sandhya-aratrika, patha,...Read more...
By editor, 10.5 2015 The Appearance Day of Sri Nimbarkacarya is observed on November 6th. [Sri Madhvacarya is pictured holding up two fingers to indicate Krishna and jiva. The impersonalists hold up only one finger because their idea is that everything is one. Sri Nimbarka held that there...Read more...
By Sun editor, 10.5 2015 "Vegetarian food leaves a deep impression on our nature. If the whole world adopts vegetarianism, it can change the destiny of humankind."  Albert Einstein "If man wants freedom why keep birds and animals in cages? Truly man is the king of...Read more...
By editor, 9.5 2015 The following is an excerpt from Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada's Sree Caitanya's Teachings on the theology of mahā-prasāda: "A person whose body and mind have been accepted by the Lord is privileged to approach Him with...Read more...
By editor, 7.5 2015 Anandotsava, the Festival of Jagannath Mishra, is observed on March 6th. The Festival of Jagannath Mishra is an observance of the Jata karma samskara for baby Nimai (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu). Following the fast for Gaura Purnima, which is broken upon the rising of the...Read more...
By editor, 4.5 2015 Was Alexander the Great a Contemporary of  Canakya Pandit? – the Puranic Version Canakya Pandit Dear Maharajas, Prabhus and Matajis, Please accept my humble obeisance. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Bhakti-vighna-vinasa Narasimhadeva Bhagavan ki jaya...Read more...
By: Madhava Smullen ISKCON News on April 16, 2015 The students of Govardhan Academy with (back row, left) teachers Radha Kunda Dasi, Kartamasa Das and Krishna Das) Students of the Govardhana Academy in Saranagati, an off-the-grid Krishna conscious village in B.C., Canada, have topped the B.C...Read more...
By: ISKCON Studies Institute ISKCON News on April 17, 2015 Dr. Kenneth Valpey (Krishna Kshetra Swami) will be one of the speakers at the upcoming ISKCON Studies Conference at Radhadesh, Belgium. The ISKCON Studies Institute will hold its next conference at Radhadesh (Belgium) from May 22-24,...Read more...
By: Bhakti Dasi, ISKCON Communications Officer, Melbourne, Australia ISKCON News on April 17, 2015 As part of ongoing efforts to establish good relations with the wider Hindu Community, ISKCON’s Melbourne Mahaprabhu Mandir Temple was honoured to welcome Swami Baba Ramdev, the famous...Read more...
By: Hina S. ISKCON News on April 17, 2015 Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or...Read more...
By: Madhava Smullen ISKCON News on April 17, 2015 Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala. Srila Prabhupada walking down with his disciples on New Vrindaban's Talaban road in 1974. As ISKCON approaches its 50th anniversary in 2016, ISKCON News is increasing its coverage of both the...Read more...
By: Madhava Smullen ISKCON News on April 17, 2015 New Response Coordinator Radha Dasi (third from left) with a group of North American Child Protection Office volunteers With National Child Abuse Prevention Month inspiring child protection efforts from both secular and religious organizations...Read more...
By: Madhava Smullen ISKCON News on April 23, 2015 With a profusion of secular “color runs” and “color festivals” everywhere these days, it’s hard to find one that stands out. But Holi D.C., beginning with its conspicuous moniker – it purposely retains the...Read more...
By: New Vrindavan Communications team ISKCON News on April 24, 2015 New Vrindaban's Festival of Inspiration is only two weeks away, and it's a big one -- the 15th anniversary! There will be exciting and inspiring presentations by ISKCON’s best speakers; top-quality entertainment...Read more...
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