India

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pilgrimage
By editor - 24.2 2017 Holy places visited by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself are held in a great esteem among the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. They are listed in the summary of Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter Nine "Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Travels to the Holy Places":...Read more...
Kumari Kandam: The Lost Continent
By Dhwty - 24.2 2017 Most people are familiar with the story of Atlantis, the legendary sunken city as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Till this day, opinion is still divided as to whether this story should be understood literally or taken merely as a morality tale....Read more...
Radha Gopinath of Govinda Ghosh
By Nila Kamal das - 22.2 2017 On the 20th of February 2017, HH Subhag Swami Maharaj and a group of fifty enthusiastic devotees travelled to Govinda Ghosh’s residence in Agradwip. Govinda Ghosh was a close associate of Mahaprabhu as were his two brothers: Madhava and Vasudeva. The...Read more...
Going to Mayapur or Vrndavana?
By Kusha devi dasi - 17.2 2017 Devotees visiting the Holy Dhama do so with the hope of utilizing their time to diligently endeavor to attain their most noble aspirations. In planning your trip to India, there are a few things to consider to ensure the blissful accomplishment of immense...Read more...
Ganga Sagara Mela
BY: SUN STAFF Ganga Ma on Makara-vahana Gangapujan Dashahara or Dussehra is the "appearance day" or day that marks the descent of Mother Ganges - Ganga Ma". Throughout India this festival lasts ten days beginning on the Amavasya (dark moon night) and going through to the...Read more...
7 Must-See Places in Vrindavan
By Gourkeshava das - 24.1 2017    While visiting places in Vrindavan one should not forget that there are 5000 different temples in this holy place related to Lord Krishna. Still you will not have time to visit all of them. You might have difficulties to decide which sites...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2017 Vasant Ragini  Rajput Ragamala – Bundi, Rajasthan, c. 1660 A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE RAGAMALAS The Rajput School of paintings grew out of the Sisodiya dynasty in Udaipur...Read more...
The Mirror of Lord Jagannath
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2017 Jagannath Temple Iconography Lord Jagannath's daily bathing ritual at Puri Dhama temple, from an article by Mahimohan Tripathy. Among the articles required for the daily rituals worship in the Sri Jagannath Tmple at Puri are three mirrors. The mirrors are...Read more...
Red monkey
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 27.12 2016 When suddenly from nowhere the red monkeys came and conquered all Recently when I went to Ekchakra, the birthplace of Nityanand Prabhu, I went to a temple and there everywhere it was written in bold letters in English, Hindi and Bengali – ...Read more...
A Story From Guruvayor Temple
By editor - 19.12 2016                There was a Bhattahari brahmana who was an expert poet, logician and tantric.  A relative got a deadly disease.  The  brahmana transferred the disease to himself,...Read more...
Vraj Mandal Padayatra 2016
By Parasuram dasa - 15.12 2016 When the full moon, marking the beginning of the month of Kartik, rose in the sky, we knew this was the start of a new adventure on the open road. Everything is there on Padayatra, the Harinam, Prasad distribution, book distribution, Deity worship, cow...Read more...
ISKCON Mira-road attracts 5,000 students
By Krishna Nandan Das & Bhagavati Kripa Devi Dasi - 9.12 2016 On the most auspicious occasion of ISKCON celebrating 50 years and ISKCON Mira-road celebrating first year after inauguration, which took place in September 2015, HG Kamalalochana Prabhu – President of ISKCON Mira-road,...Read more...
The Faces of Rani-ki Vav
By editor - 8.12 2016 Rani-ki Vav Stepwell - Patan, Gujarat   The ancient town of Patan, Gujarat is home to one of India's most exceptional water works – the Rani-ki Vav stepwell. Situated a few 2 kilometers northwest of the central Patan district, this stepwell site was...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 3
By editor - 6.12 2016 Bodhisattva Maitreya Ashtasahashirika Prajnaparamita (Perfection of Wisdom)  West Bengal, Pala period, early 12th c. A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE PALA SCHOOL  11th to 12th...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 2
By editor - 5.12 2016 Astasahasrika-prajnaparamita  Mahipala era, c. 983 A.D. A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture.   THE PALA SCHOOL  - 11th to 12th Centuries (Continued) India's earliest examples...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting
By editor - 5.12 2016   Mamaki with Vajra on Lotus Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita Manuscript  Pala School, late 11th c.    A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in devotional paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. Today we begin a summary...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal – Ambika Kalna, Part Six
By editor - 25.11 2016 Krishna Chandraji Temple, Ambika Kalna A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. Thus far in our series on Ambika Kalna, we have been discussing the pastimes of Lord Caitanya...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal – Ambika Kalna, Part Five
By editor - 23.11 2016 Sri Sri Nitai-Gour and Shyamsundar  Deities Worshipped by Gauridas Pandit Syama-raya Temple, Vrindavan A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates.   Gauridas...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal – Ambika Kalna, Part Four
By editor - 21.11 2016 Vaisnava Kirtanyas Terracotta sculpture, Pratapeswar Temple, Ambika Kalna A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. Today we continue our exploration of holy sites in West...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal - Kalna, Part Three
By editor - 18.11 2016   Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Footprints at Kalna A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. As mentioned in previous segments, various pastimes that Lord Caitanya and His...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal - Kalna, Part Two
By editor - 16.11 2016 The Ganges at Kalna  A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. The ancient town of Kalna, West Bengal is one of the topmost Gaudiya Vaisnava kshetras, being home to Lord...Read more...
Vrindavan Research Institute
BY: KRISHNA DASA - 16.11 2016 No Research at the Vrindavan Research Institute Thousands of devotees visit the ISKCON temple in Vrindavan every day, but out of them, very few even notice a large gate just a few metres away with the name "Vrindavan Research Institute" written on...Read more...
Foundation of Vrindavan Chandrodaya
By editor - 14.11 2016 Foundation of Vrindavan Chandrodaya to be stronger than Burj Khalifa Vrindavan Chandrodaya temple is set to have a stronger foundation than that of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at 830 metres. The temple is the world’s tallest temple...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal
By editor - 14.11 2016 Temple Complex – Kalna, West Bengal A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. We are pleased to begin a new series today – one that we hope will continue for many...Read more...
Pancharama Kshetras of Tarakasura
By Vanaja Teegavarapu - 13.11 2016 Pancharama kshetras are five (pancha) Shiva Linga Kshetras situated in the present day Andhra Pradesh. These kshetras are also called “Aramas” (places), hence the name “Pancharamalu”. The significance of these temples is that...Read more...
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