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Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Four
BY: SUN STAFF Rama-lila carved into an 8th-century relief at Ellora  The first in a serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. BHUSUNDI RAMAYANA The Bhusundi Ramayana is often referred to as the Mula or the Adi Ramayana, meaning the original version of...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 37
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.1 2018   Garbhodakasayi Visnu, Brahma and Laksmi A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   The Birth of Lord Brahma In today's segment, we consider a unique class of temples where Lord Brahma is worshipped – with...Read more...
Appearance of Sri Varahadeva
By editor - 30.1 2018 Live From Sri Mayapur Candrodaya Mandir! Topic: Maharaj Prthu’s Going Back Home Verse: SB 4.23.17 Occassion: Appearance of Sri Varahadeva Speaker: HG Hari Sauri Prabhu So today is the transcendental appearance day of Lord Varaha. We have got the regular...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 36
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.1 2018   Lord Brahma, Sri Swedaranyeswarar Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Thiruvengadu In Thiruvengadu, a village located in the Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu, is the Sri Swedaranyeswarar Temple....Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.1 2018 The first in a serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana. KAMBA RAMAYANA The Kamba Ramayana, also knows as Ramavataram, is an epic written by the Tamil poet Kamban during the 12th Century. Based on Valmiki's Ramayana, the story describes...Read more...
Lord Nityananda Appearance Day
By Radhanath Swami - 29.1 2018 The Supreme Mercy of The two Lords In Vedanta Sutra there is a famous – “anandamyo bhyasat”. This sloka explains the constitutional position of every living being. Everyone is looking for pleasure. The soul and it’s natural condition...Read more...
New York City Experience
By Julia Djeke - 29.1 2018 How 100 “Hare Krishnas” transformed my Lonely New York City Experience. Those Hare Krishnas in the Big Apple: A Skeptic’s Tale. People barely look you in the eyes in New York City. They’re trained to avoid it, either by toying with their...Read more...
Regional Compositions of Sri Ramayana, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.1 2018 Sita's Ordeal by Fire  Bengal Art Studio, c. 1895 The first in a serial presentation of the preeminent versions of Sri Ramayana.   ANANDA RAMAYANA Ananda Ramayana is a Sanskrit text traditionally ascribed to the sage Valmiki, who is also...Read more...
The Disappearance of Bhismadeva
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.1 2018 The auspicious observance of Bhismastami is on January 25th; from Srimad Bhagavatam Chapter Nine with select Purports by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.   The Passing Away of Bhismadeva in the Presence of Lord Krsna TEXT 1 Suta Gosvami...Read more...
Sri Madhvacarya
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.1 2018 The Disappearance Day of Sri Madhvacarya is observed on January 25th. Madhvacarya was born around 1238 A.D. eight miles south-east of the modern town of Udipi, in the Karnataka State. He is reputed to be the incarnation of Bhima, taking birth in Kali-yuga to...Read more...
Culture of Sharing
By Adiguru dasa - 26.1 2018 In Krishna Consciousness we hear many viewpoints about spreading the movement of Lord Caitanya. In reality there is not one fixed way to attract a conditioned living entity. A conditioned living entity who has achieved a rare benediction of having a human body has...Read more...
What is tilak?
(symbol on forehead or between eyebrows)  By editor - 24.1 2018 The tilak (Sanskrit tilaka, "mark") is a mark worn on the forehead and other parts of the body for spiritual reasons. On a man, the tilak takes the form of different lines, indicating his religious affiliation...Read more...
Advaita Acarya’s Roaring Call
By Gour Govinda Swami - 25.1 2018 Today we are observing Advaita Acarya’s appearance day, which is on saptami tithi in the month of Magha. Advaita Acarya appeared first, then He made Mahaprabhu, Krishna, appear. By Advaita Acarya’s calling Krishna appeared. Therefore it is a...Read more...
The appearance day of Sri Advaita Acarya
By Giriraja Swami - 25.1 2018 jaya jaya sri-caitanya jaya nityananda jayadvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vrnda We are gathered here to celebrate the appearance day of Sri Advaita Acarya. Advaita Acarya is an incarnation of Maha-visnu. In terms of pastimes, He appeared before Sri Caitanya...Read more...
Selfishness
By Visakha Dasi - 24.1 2018 If, in our marriage, we focus on what we need and negate the needs of our partner, the relationship can’t last. If we give up who we are to please our partner, we may suffocate and become frustrated, resentful and depressed. One who is self-controlled doesn...Read more...
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...
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