India

The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Antardvipa
BY: SUN STAFF The Nine Islands of Navadvipa A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 11.   In Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places', Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur next lists the dham of Antardvipa...Read more...
Mahaprasad at Jagannatha Puri Temple
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2019 A three-part summary of Mahaprasad at Jagannath Temple. Traditions associated with Mahaprasad at Jagannath Puri Dham can be traced back to the remote past, and stories of Lord Jagannath in His original form of Neela Madhava. The tribal chief Biswabasu in the...Read more...
Simhachalam
By Sainath Reddy - 14.6 2019 Simhachalam – Rare Temple of the Combined Varaha Narasimha Incarnation The Shri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple is a Hindu temple situated on the Simhachalam hill, which is 500 metres above the sea level in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is...Read more...
KINGDOM OF MYSORE
By editor - 14.6 2019 The Kingdom of Mysore was founded in 1399 and lasted until 1947. It was a south Indian Kingdom that was located in the region that is now the modern day city of Mysore.  The Wodeyars were the Hindu rulers of the Mysore kingdom and established their capital there in...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Ambika-Kalna
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.6 2019 Krishna Chandraji Temple, Ambika Kalna A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 9. The town of Kalna, 50 kms. from Bardhaman, is one of the Shaktipiths, or holy dhams of the Shakti worshippers....Read more...
India's Juggernauts, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.6 2019 The Idol Juggernaut on His Car during the Rath Jatra  Puri, c. 1820  Victoria & Albert Museum Collection The last in a three-part series on India's temple-car 'juggernauts'.   Temple-car Festivals Every month of the year, in...Read more...
The Ancient Indian Robots
The Ancient Indian Robots Who Guarded Buddha’s Legendary Relics By Adrienne Mayor 12.6 2019 Stories passed down from the ancient world tell of self-powered machines able to move on their own, the robots playing key roles in historic moments. As early as Homer, more than 2,...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Ambika-Kalna
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.6 2019 Temple Complex – Kalna, West Bengal A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 8. The most important tirtha for Gaudiya Vaisnavas in Kalna is the Mahaprabhu Bari, also known as Gauranga Mandir...Read more...
India's Juggernauts, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.5 2019 Car Temple Procession of Lord Sri Rama, 19th c. A three-part series on India's temple-car 'juggernauts'.   Maintaining ancient temple-cars and stone temple raths As decades turn into centuries, hundreds of India's ancient temple-cars...Read more...
Sri Ganga Puja
By Jaya Vijaya Dasa - 11.6 2019 Sri Ganga-puja, also known as Sri Ganga-dushara (she who removes inauspiciousness), appears in the month of Jyestha (May/June) on the 10th day of Sukla-paksa, or the waxing fortnight of the full moon. On this day, Maharaja Bhagiratha’s desire of bringing...Read more...
Ganga-devi’s Love for Lord Gauranga
By Jaya Vijaya Dasa - 11.6 2019 This year, Sri Ganga Puja falls on June 12. Instead of reposting the glories of her appearance, one can refer to last year’s link for more information. The following is one of many sweet narrations from the Sri Caitanya-mangala, Adi-khanda 5 (...Read more...
Sacred rivers of India
 4 part seminar His Holiness Bhakti Rasamrita Swami Maharaj gave an enlivening and enlightening 4 part seminar on “The Sacred Rivers of India” at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK. Maharaj spoke about the importance of rivers in general. He recounted how rivers are India’s...Read more...
India to Bharata?
Is It Time to Change the Name of India to Bharata? BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS - 10.6 2019 The name of this country "India" is a word with no meaning. We have accepted the name given by foreign invaders, and consider that fine. But if someone says we should restore the ancient...Read more...
India's Juggernauts
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.6 2019 Sri Ranganatha Chariot Festival  Tiruchirapalli, c. 1820 A three-part series on India's temple-car 'juggernauts'. Thanks to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness established by HDG A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the glories...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Ambika-Kalna
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.6 2019 Vaisnava Kirtanyas Terracotta sculpture, Pratapeswar Temple, Ambika Kalna A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 6. Next on the list in the Jaiva Dharma 'Glossary of Places' is...Read more...
Kichakeshwari Temple of Khiching
By Sainath Reddy - 6.6 2019 Kichakeshwari Temple is a temple of Hindu Goddess Chamunda (also known as Kali) located in Khiching, which was the ancient capital of the Bhanja rulers, located about 205 km from Balasore and 150 km from Baripada in the Mayurbhanj district of north Orissa....Read more...
Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam – The Purification Ceremony
By Sainath Reddy - 5.6 2019 Koil Alwar Thirumanjanam is the Cleansing And Purification Ceremony At The Holy Tirumala Temple. “Koil” in Tamil language means Holy Shrine, “Alwar” means Devotee and “Tirumanjanam” means cleansing with aromatic...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Alakananda
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.6 2019 The Pancha-prayag A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 5. The Alakananda River mentioned in Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's Place Names glossary in Jaiva Dharma is one of five sacred...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Alakananda
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.6 2019 Kedernath Datta (Bhaktivinode)'s concept of Naba Dwipa (1894?)  as modified K.N. Mukherjee on the basis of 1922 Survey of India Map  (Diagnostic Survey of Deltaic West Bengal, Calcutta (1978)   Jun 2, 2019 — CANADA (SUN) — A...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Alakananda
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.6 2019 'View of the Ram-Gunga, between Buddell and Bilkate'  Sita Ram, c. 1804  British Museum Collection A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 3. In Jaiva Dharma's ...Read more...
Want to Get Married Soon?
By Sainath Reddy - 31.5 2019 Want to Get Married Soon? Go to Nithyakalyana Perumal Temple Nithyakalayana Perumal temple in Thiruvidandai, a village in Chennai, Kanchipuram district of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. This temple is widely believed to bestow good luck to...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Agradvipa
By editor - 30.5 2019 Painting of Agradvipa by Sita Ram, c. 1820  British Library Collection A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 2. At the end of Jaiva Dharma, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur included a '...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.5 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. Among the vast treasure house of Vaisnava literature produced by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, Jaiva Dharma is one of the great jewels. It was published...Read more...
ISKCON Rajkot Temple
By Kalacakra Krsna das - 25.4 2019 A Report on The Glory of Saurashtra – ISKCON Rajkot Temple The inauguration ceremony of ISKCON temple in Rajkot, “The Glory of Saurashtra” was celebrated with great enthusiasm on the auspicious day of Sri Rama Navami (14th Apr) in...Read more...
Touring Ramesvaram The Land Of Lord Rama
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 15.4 2019 While visiting Madurai and the surrounding area, it is easy to catch the early morning train for Ramesvaram. It is a relaxing ride (about six hours) as we head toward the coast. The first time I went there, it was a pleasant...Read more...
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