India

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...
Deogarh, a Vaisnava Jewel
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.4 2019 Lord Visnu reclining on Anatasesa   Deogarh is a small farming village near the town of Lalitpur in Lalitpur district, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Located at the border with the former princely state of Gwalior, which is now part of Madhya...Read more...
ISKCON Mayapur Feeds 40,000 at Shantipur
By: Mayapur Communications - 2.4 2019 Some of the pots of kitchari cooked by ISKCON devotees The Shantipur festival was first celebrated in the 15thcentury by the great saint Sri Advaita Acharya. The festival took place at his home in Shantipur on the occasion of the disappearance day...Read more...
Want to Get Married Soon?
By Sainath Reddy - 29.3 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 those...Read more...
Thirukazhukundram
By Sainath Reddy - 28.3 2019 Thirukazhukundram – Ancient Temple of the Mystic Eagles Tirukalukundram is known for the Vedagiriswarar temple complex, popularly known as Kazhugu koil (Eagle temple). This temple consists of two structures, one at the foot-hill and the other at the...Read more...
ISKCON Temple, Jaipur
By editor - 28.3 2019   ISKCON Temple, Jaipur: A Window To The Spiritual World   [Lord Krishna playing flute stained glass window vedic art gallery - ISKCON Jaipur, Rajasthan] O adorable Krishna! let my longing eyes behold thy form. let my ears hear thy flute. O healer...Read more...
This Alachua Pilgrim
By Gregory - 27.3 2019 Vrindavan. Recently, I was thinking and reading about Vrindavan. I thought about how it would be to go to Vrindavan. How does it happen? How would I do it? To learn, I checked and researched. I found the ISKCON Vrindavan website. I saw Visit Vrindavan and Travel...Read more...
Ancient Cave Temple of Hidimbi Devi
By Sainath Reddy - 22.3 2019   Hidimbi Devi Temple, locally known as Dhungari Temple, is located in Manāli, a hill station in the State of Himāchal Pradesh in north India. It is an ancient cave temple dedicated to Hidimbi Devi, wife of Bhima, a figure in the Indian epic...Read more...
The Festival of Jagannath Mishra
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2019 Anandotsava, the Festival of Jagannath Mishra, is observed on March 21st. The Festival of Jagannath Mishra is an observance of the Jata karma samskara for baby Nimai (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu). Following the fast for Gaura Purnima, which is broken upon the rising...Read more...
Devotee Meets Prime Minister
By editor - 21.3 2019 ISKCON Communications Devotee Meets Prime Minister of India at Prayagraj 2019 Kumbha Mela Global Participation   Member of the ISKCON Communication team from Croatia, Govindananda das was the only ISKCON representative out of the 181 delegates from all the...Read more...
Chant in the Birthplace of Sankirtana
By ISKCON Mayapur - 12.3 2019 Devotees from 60+ Countries Chant Together in the Birthplace of Sankirtana . In 2019, kirtan is readily available anywhere in the world. Kirtan is daily performed in temples and on the streets across the globe. Every year, more kirtan events are held, some...Read more...
800kg Bhagavad Gita
By editor - 27.2 2019 PM Modi Unveils 800kg Bhagavad Gita at ISKCON Temple New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday boarded a metro train from Khan Market station on way to attend an event at ISKCON temple in south Delhi’s East of Kailash, officials said. Modi unveiled a...Read more...
Significance of Tirupati Balaji Darshan
By Sainath Reddy - 22.2 2019 There is no parallel to the sublime grandeur of the Tirumala hills and the widely experienced devotional ecstasy at the place. Millions of devotees walking up the holy Tirumala hills send out a joyous cry of “Govinda”, the term which literally...Read more...
World Heritage Centre at Mayapur
By Subroto Das - 20.2 2019 Renowned industrialists Sri Sajjan Jindal Chairman of JSW group of companies, Sri B.K. Goenka Chairman of Welspun group and Sri Ashok Goel Chairman of Essel group along with Sri Devakinandan Dasa, visited the world headquartes of the International Society for...Read more...
ISKCON Camp at Kumbha Mela
By: Madhava Smullen - 19.2 2019 ISKCON Camp at Kumbha Mela Distributes Thousands of Books and Prasadam Meals Sadhus and pilgrims bathe in the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Following Srila Prabhupada’s example, ISKCON devotees participated in the Ardha Kumbha...Read more...
Mysterious Garuda of Nachiar Temple
By Sainath Reddy - 14.2 2019 Nachiar Kovil or Thirunarayur Nambi Temple in Thirunarayur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early...Read more...
Glimpses of Madurai Meenakshi Temple
By Sainath Reddy - 13.2 2019 Madurai Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The...Read more...
Baksar Ghat
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.2 2019 Krsna Slays the Baka Demon An ancient Vaisnava site in Bihar. In his historical travelogue, Tours in the Gangetic Provinces, from Badaon to Bihar (Calcutta, 1880), General Alexander Cunningham gave this report of a famous Vaisnava tirtha in Bihar:...Read more...
Talpagiri – Sri Ranganathaswami Kshetram
Posted by Sainath Reddy - 7.2 2019 Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple is one of the oldest temples in Nellore, Andhra pradesh dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located on the banks of the Penna River and is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century. According the Skanda purana...Read more...
Nartiang Durga Temple in Meghalaya
By The Editor - 7.2 2019   Nartiang Durga temple is the most famous temple in Meghalaya and one of the 51 Shakthi Peethas of Goddess Durga. The temple is one of the holiest sites for devotees of Shakti (the divine Goddess), and is located in the Jaintia Hills district. Devi...Read more...
Descent of the River Ganges
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.2 2019 Sri Ganga Sagara Mela is observed on February 4th. The Descent of the River Ganges Srimad Bhagavatam 5th Canto 17th Chapter Summary  by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The Seventeenth Chapter describes the origin of the Ganges River and how...Read more...
Kumbhabhishekam in Kanyakumari
By The Editor - 1.2 2019 Sri Venkateswara Swami Vari Maha Kumbhabhishekam in Kanyakumari   The following are some pictures from a recent maha kumbhabhishekam of Sri Ventakeswara Swami temple in Kanyakumari. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has constructed the temple of Sri...Read more...
Vedagiri - Temple of Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
By Sainath Reddy - 1.2 2019 Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple or Narasimha Konda is a Hindu pilgrimage center and the site of an ancient temple dedicated to the Swayambhu Lord Narasimha. This abode of Sri Vedagiri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple lies nestled in the lap of the...Read more...
Hazardous Pilgrimage
Every Shivaratri Kurumba Tribals Make the Hazardous Pilgrimage up the Mountain to Worship Lord Shiva By Manorama - 30.1 2019 The Malleswaram Temple at Attappady is coming to the national limelight with its inclusion in the Swadeshi Darshan project of the Central Government. This...Read more...
Ancient Gauda
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.1 2019 Throughout Vaisnava literature we find frequent mention of Gauda-desa and Gauda-mandala-bhumi, sacred places where Sri Krsna Caitanya enacted His transcendental pastimes. This verse describes the Appearance of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai in Gauda: Caitanya-caritamrta Adi...Read more...
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