India

Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.10 2018 Singri Gupteswar Temple  Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Sri Krsna's pastimes battling the demons Banasura, Narakasura and Mura...Read more...
Mahabharata Tirtha-Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.10 2018 Map of early Iron Age Vedic India. Realms or tribes are labelled black, foreign tribes mentioned in early Vedic texts purple, Vedic shakhas in green, and rivers in blue. The Thar desert is orange.   Following the steps of the Mahabharata yatra through...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.10 2018 Krsna Storms the Citadel of Naraka  Bhagavata Purana, Mysore, c. 1840 Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In the painting above, Lord Krsna attacks the citadel of...Read more...
Dharmsala Rath Yatra 2018 & Preaching to the Lamas
By Aseem krishna Das - 15.10 2018 More photos: https://goo.gl/cgqknN Dharmsala is a beautiful hill station in Kangra valley of Himachal Pradesh. Located at a height of 4800ft. from sea level, it is situated on the slopes of scenic dhauladhar mountain range. The view of these...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.10 2018 Krsna Kills the Demon Narakasura with Sudarshan Chakra  Harivamsha, c. 1590 - Edwin Binney 3rd Collection    Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.10 2018 The Defeat of Shiva and Banasura   Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. There are numerous temples in North India and Nepal that are associated with Banasura (...Read more...
Sadbhuja Chaitanya at Bankura
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.10 2018 Sadbhuja Sri Krsna Chaitanya  Ekteswar Temple, Bankura, West Bengal  The town of Bankura, West Bengal is famous for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva , who is worshiped here as Ekteswar (or Ekpadeswar). Situated about 3 km. from the town of...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.10 2018 Banasura accompanying Shiva on stringed instrument  Lord Sundareshwar Temple Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Thus far in our series, we have sketched a basic...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.10 2018 Elephants of War (detail)  Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. At the time of the Battle of Kurukshetra, according to Markandey Purana, there existed seven...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.10 2018 Akash Bhairav on Indra Jatra Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed these pastimes. The Kirat were among the earliest inhabitants of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, an ancient...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.10 2018 Barun Valley, Nghe Kharka, Nepal  Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed these pastimes. Banasura was the first Kirat king to rule Central Nepal. As described in...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.10 2018 Aniruddha Arrives for the Wedding (detail)  Pahari, North India, c. 1840 Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed these pastimes. In Chapter 63 of Krsna Book, the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.10 2018 The Thousand-armed Bana (detail)  Battle between Banasura and Krishna (detail)  Bhagavata Purana, Nepal, c. 1775 Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed these...Read more...
The Temples of Kathmandu
By Para Limbu - 26.9 2018 Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is surely one of the world’s most amazing cities, being endowed with a very large number of ancient monuments, historic temples and other interesting spiritual sights. Here, the presence of Buddhist and Hindu deities...Read more...
Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.9 2018 Ruins of Ravana's Palace in Lanka    A three-part adaptation of a summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas, from Anudinam. Lanka The City of lanka was planned and fashioned by Vishwakarma, the divine architect, and among all his...Read more...
Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.9 2018 Kishkindha A three-part adaptation of a summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas.   Kishkindha The Sage Valmiki devotes less space to describing the ancient city of Kishkindha, compared to Ayodhya, or Lanka, but still he offers us a detailed...Read more...
Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2018 Ayodhya A three-part summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas. The cities of Ayodhya, Kishkinda and Lanka, respectively, are respected as sattva, rajas and tamas cities. In Srimad Ramayana, the Sage Valmiki gives an elaborate description of these three...Read more...
The Temple of Jagannath at Puri
BY SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR - 24.9 2018 The history of the establishment of the great temple in Puri, and the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God. Written by the Thakur in English, 1871. There is not a Hindu who has not heard the name...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 43
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 Jarasandha, King of Magadha  Bhima Slays Jarasandha, Bhagavata Purana, c. 1530 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXIV That the prime minister, or the ministers collectively, and the high officials in general, were...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 42
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 Balarama and Krsna at the court of King Ugrasena in Mathura The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXIII – Part Two Another stream of tradition regarding the origin of monarchy holds that Manu 765), the father of the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 41
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2018 Draupadi Humiliated in King Virata's Court The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXIII – Part One Now that we have traced out the main beliefs and customs connected with the 'divinity' of kings it is time...Read more...
The Creator of Mayapur Dhama
By editor - 17.9 2018   “(Therefore) Radha is parama-devata, the supreme goddess, and She is worshipable for everyone. She is the protectress of all, and She is the mother of the entire universe.” – Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi 4.89 Sri Navadvipa Mayapur Dhama is...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 40
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.9 2018 King Drupada, Father of Draupadi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXII – Part Two May we, by analogy with this ritual, which probably is much older than our sources, infer from the above data that a ...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 39
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2018 Raja Pandu, King of Hastinapur, and Matakunti  Jammu/Kashmir, Mankot, c. 1690 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXII – Part One It would not be improper here to go into a brief discussion of the term ...Read more...
Ancient Vedic India’s Developments
By Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) - 12.9 2018 (Excerpt from “Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture”) When we talk about the planet’s earliest civilization, we are talking about the world’s earliest sophisticated society after the last ice...Read more...
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