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Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 13
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.12 2017 Nava Brahma Temple Sculpture A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. The Nava Brahma Temples at Alampur At Alampur, in the Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, is an ancient temple complex known as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha, or the...Read more...
Common Vows Undertaken by Devotees at Tirupati
By editor - 7.12 2017 The following are some of the common offerings by devotees visiting Tirupati Balaji temple at Tirumalai. Tonsuring (shaving one’s head) The objective behind tonsuring (shaving one’s head for the Lord) is to demonstrate that he/she completely surrenders...Read more...
Rituals of Worship at Tirupati
By editor - 7.12 2017 The following list explains some of the various pujas and rituals conducted at the Tirupati Balaji Venkateswara temple located on the Tirumalai hill. Suprabhatam Every morning the Suprabhatam, Prapatti and Mangalasasanam slokas are recited, and a descendant of...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.12 2017 Chaturmukha Brahma 12th c. Sandstone A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma on Kanappa Hill In the famed temple town of Sri Kalahasti, 30 miles from Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, is another very obscure temple dedicated to...Read more...
Pilgrimage to the Caves of Paharpani
By Romola Butalia - 6.12 2017 After visiting the Devidura Mela, where there is a heroic stone-fight in time-honoured tradition, I stopped at Paharpani where I spent a few days in solitude and sadhana, or spiritual practice. Paharpani is within the mighty Uttarakhand Himalaya, at the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2017 Lord Brahma's Footprint at Pret-shila A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Pret-shila Today we visit the ancient city of Gaya, Bihar, where Lord Brahma has quite literally left his footprint! Gaya, or Bodhgaya, is...Read more...
From Aligarh to ‘Hari’garh!
By Mohan Sunder Das - 5.12 2017 From West Virginia to New Vrindavan; Lord Krishna has spread His causeless mercy through Srila Prabhupada in every part of His creation. Now, it was time for Aligarh to become Harigarh. Lord Sri Hari sent His representative, HH Kratu Das ji Das Ji Maharaj to...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.12 2017 Lord Brahma, Dudhahi, Lalitpur A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. The Brahma Temple in Dudhahi For those interested in finding their way to India's select few Lord Brahma temples, perhaps one of the most confusing of all sites...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.12 2017 Lord Brahma – Brahmhuti Temple, Una A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. The Brahmhuti Temple at Una In Hindola village near Mehatpur, along the remote Una border of Himachal Pradesh, exists a beautiful temple dedicated to the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.11 2017 Interior of Adi-Purkha Temple, Tihri A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Adi-Purkha Brahma Temple at Tihri-Uttarsal In our exploration of Lord Brahma's temple in Himachal Pradesh, we began yesterday with one of the most...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.11 2017 Lord Brahma  Engraving by Pierre Sonnerat, c. 1782 A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. As we move progressively across the Indian subcontinent, visiting all the places where Lord Brahma's temples or shrines have been found, we...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.11 2017   Rajasthan temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Rajasthan Today we complete our survey of Brahma temples in Rajasthan with a collection of sites about which relatively little is known. Our journey began in...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.11 2017   Lord Brahma and consort  Sandstone fragment, 10th c., Rajasthan  A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Vasantgarh While the great majority are now in ruins, Rajasthan was once home to quite a number of...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.11 2017   Sri Eklingji A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Eklingji In a village twelve miles north of Udaipur, Rajasthan, is an ancient temple compound known as Eklingji Mandir. The temple is home to Sri Eklingji,...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.11 2017 Lord Brahma, Chinch Mandir A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma Worship in Rajasthan When mention is made of the rare few Lord Brahma temples in India, after Goa and Pushkar, the most often named is usually the temple in...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.11 2017 Lord Brahma A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma Temple - Pushkar, Rajasthan In Pushkar, Rajasthan, close to Ajmer, is the second of the two most famous temples in India dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma. Pushkar is...Read more...
The Kalagnani – Veerabrahmendra Swami
By editor - 12.11 2017 Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Veerabrahmendra Swami is one of the a well-known sage in Indian History. He has the knowledge of past, present and future. He is often called as the “Nostradamus of India”. His forecastings of which all were proved correct. He...Read more...
Building the Biggest Hoysala Temple
Posted by Harsha Bhat - 15.11 2017 How They are Building the Biggest and the Grandest Hoysala Temple in a Small Village in Karnataka Nangali Venkatapura, a tiny village in Mulabagilu taluk in Kolar district of Karnataka that is home to just around 35 families, is witnessing what has...Read more...
Ambassador of Indian civilization
By editor - 14.11 2017 Vice President of India calls Prabhupada as Ambassador of Indian civilization The Vice President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, inaugurated ISKCON’s East West Cultural Festival in New Delhi yesterday. The event also saw the Indian premiere of the film Hare...Read more...
Dakor - Krishna temple
By editor - 10.11 2017 Dakor is famaus throughout Gujarat, India, for a deity of Lord Krishna named Ranchor Raya. Krsna gained fame as Ranchor Raya when He fled a battle, apparently out of fear. Actually, He wanted to prevent needless killing and attend to His pastime of kidnapping Rukmini....Read more...
Advani’s Birthdays
By Vrajendranandan Das - 10.11 2017 Respected Maharajas and Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Yesterday, the 8th of November, 2017 was the 90th birthday of Sri. Lal Krishna Advani, Former Deputy Prime Minister of India and Senior leader of the...Read more...
Lord Shiva meets Thirumazhisai-alwar
By editor - 9.11 2017 Thirumazhisai-alwar was stitching some old rags together on the banks of the Gajendra Tank, while being engrossed in the loving contemplation of the Lord. Lord Shiva and his consort, Parvati, were going on their Nandi vehicle by the aerial route to some distant place....Read more...
Kartik Purnima Celebrated in Vrindavan
By editor - 6.11 2017 Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu's aarti performed by Shri Padmanabh Goswami (P.C. Anuragg Goswami) Kartik Purnima was celebrated on Saturday in Vrindavan. The coming of the full moon marks the last day of the holy month of Kartik. It is also known as Dev Deepawali...Read more...
Kerala Airport Shuts Runway
By editor - 1.11 2017 When a Kerala Airport Shuts Runway and Halts Flights for God Is there any airport in the world which closes its runway and reschedules flight operations for a centuries-old temple procession to pass? The international airport in Kerala’s capital may be the...Read more...
Seven sacred rivers of India
By editor - 26.10 2017 Seven sacred rivers of India – What is the spiritual significance ? The seven sacred rivers referred to here are, the Ganga, Yamuna, Godavari, Saraswati, Narmada, Sindhu and Kaveri. Water collected from these seven sacred rivers is put in the...Read more...
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