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India will abolish all single-use plastic
India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi Country will also introduce a campaign against marine litter and a pledge to make 100 national monuments litter-free  A plastic bag hangs on the horns of a cow as it sifts through rubbish for food in New Delhi, India...Read more...
Stories Related to Badrinath
By editor - 12.12 2018 a) How Lord Vishnu came to Badrinath. Brahma Vaivarta Purana Brahma kanda 29 and 30 chapter contains the reason why Lord Narayan came to Badrinatha. The story begins with sage Narada requesting his Lord Narayan to perform his pastimes tapasya instead of his usual...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 38
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.12 2018 Lord Narasimha - Darbar Square, Bhaktapur  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Lord Narasimha holds a place of prominence in the royal squares of Nepal's three most important cities. Today, we are...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 37
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2018 Pratap Malla, playing a lute, with his queen above the Hanuman Dhoka gate The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Although our series has been focused on the broad expanse of time framing the Mahabharata Period,...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 36
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2018 Nepal Pilgrimage From Kathmandu Valley to Gosainkund  Nepal, 17th-18th Century  © Philadelphia Museum of Art   The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. After the very brief rule of the Soma...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 35
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2018 Deities of Barahachhetra Temple at Chatara, Nepal  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Our series on Nepal in the Mahabharata Period has crisscrossed a very extensive timeline, from Sri Krsna's pastimes...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 34
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.12 2018 The Pandavas in Exile The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In the southeastern corner of Nepal is the ancient village of Buddhanagar, on the outskirts of what is now one of Nepal's influential cities --...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 33
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.12 2018 Members of Trimurti - Roof strut (detail)  Jagannath Temple in Kathmandu Darbar Square The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Although less visible than the influence of Lord Visnu and Shiva in Nepal, the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 32
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.11 2018 The Holy Krakutsanda consecrates Brahmins who become Monks  Illustration from Swayambhu Purana The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we'll continue to discuss how the Nepalese text, Swayambhu...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 31
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.11 2018 Brahma and Indra worshipping Lord Buddha 2nd-3rd Century A.D., Gandharan region, Pakistan  Art Institute of Chicago The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. With the proliferation of Buddhism in Nepal during...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 30
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.11 2018 Performance of Charya Nritya in Nepal  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The history of Visnu/Krsna worship in Nepal has been dated to the early centuries A.D. with respect to various temples and ruins...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 29
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.11 2018 "Temple of Devi Bhagwani, Bhatgaon (Nepal)"  Watercolor by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, c. 1854  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we complete our presentation of the beautiful...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.11 2011 "The Centre of Patan (Nepal) with the Temple of Krishna"  Watercolor by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, c. 1855  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we continue our presentation of the...Read more...
TIRTHAS (PILGRIMAGE SITES)
By editor - 21.11 2018 The Vedic word tirtha, stemming from ter and tarate, means “ford, steps to a river, place of pilgrimage” (Saraswati 2). In time, the meaning of tirtha has spread to refer to all holy sites and items considered holy. To be...Read more...
FOOD IN THE HINDU TRADITION
By editor - 20.11 2018 “In Vedic texts, the sacrifice plays the pivotal role in [the] perpetual redistribution of food. The sacrifice was the dining hall of the gods; humans fed the divinities in the expectation that the sated diners would, in turn, feed the universe” (Smith 180...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 27
BY: SUN STAFF "The Durbar, or Royal Palace, at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal"  Watercolor by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, c. 1855  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we present the first of three segments featuring a...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.11 2018 Mahabharata setting   The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Our reference in this series to the 'Mahabharata Period' deserves some explanation. The title for this period is used loosely to describe...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2018 Garuda on the Sun Dhoka (Golden Gate), Durbar Square, Bhaktapur The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Lalitpur has produced the greatest number of renowned artists and the finest craftsmen in all of Nepal's...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 24
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.11 2018 Sri Garuda Piller  Patan Durbar Square The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. There are many remarkable and beautiful images of Sri Garuda found in Nepal. Several of them are described as being located in...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 23
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2018 Sri Garuda, Pashupatinath Temple The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. One of the most recognizable divine personalities in Nepal who is associated with many pastimes in the Mahabharata Period is Sri Garuda, the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 22
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2018 Lord Nrsimhadeva in Hanuman Dhoka Temple, Kathmandu The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In The History of Stone Art in Nepal by Sudeep Prajapati and Para Limbu, we read: "The history of Nepalese...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 21
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2018 Gate to Taleju Temple, Kathmandu Darbar    Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Until fairly recently, Nepal was the world's last constitutionally declared...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 20
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.11 2018 Phewa Lake - Pokhara, Nepal  The Mahabharata Range (left to right): Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The Pokhara temple...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 19
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.11 2018 Bhimasen Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we complete our survey of Bhima of Pandu's influence on the spiritual culture of Nepal with the Bhimsena Temple in...Read more...
Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurates Govinda’s restaurant
By Haresh Govinda Das - 5.11 2018 Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurates Govinda’s restaurant and attends Ravan dahan at ISKCON Ahmedabad On 19th October 2018, we had a great privilege to have chief minister of Gujarat Sri Vijaybhai Rupani to inaugurate new Govinda’s restaurant...Read more...
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