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Herbal Treatment for Puri Deities
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 26.6 2017   Ayurveda might have been overshadowed by modern medicines, but the ancient method of treatment still has its firm roots in Jagannath culture. On Tuesday, the Deities were given herbal treatment to recuperate from illness they suffered post-...Read more...
Rath Yatra Campaign
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 26.6 2017 Rath Yatra Campaign on Social Media Gains Momentum Carpenters busy making chariots As Rath Yatra draws near, tour operators have taken to the social networking sites to woo as many pilgrims as possible from across the country and abroad to Puri for...Read more...
Liquor shops in Govardhan Parikrama
By editor - 21.6 2017 Devotees on Govardhan Parikrama For many, it is a matter of great shame that the government of this fine country allows and even promotes alcohol shops in holy places. One such place is the holy Govardhan Hill, where alcohol shops can be found in the lanes adjoining...Read more...
“JYOTISAR”, KURUKSHETRA
By editor - 13.6 2017 The Exact Spot where Lord Sri Krishna spoke SRIMAD BHAGAVAD-GITA to Arjuna KURUKSHETRA: Kurukshetra the holy pilgrimage in which 360 places of pilgrimage related to the Mahabharata can be seen. It is one of those holy towns that have borne the...Read more...
Radharamanji gives darshan in “Pushpa Vrishti Kunj”
By Geeta Chandran - 13.6 2017 Vrindavan’s beloved Shri Radharamanji gave His amazing darshan on Saturday in His “puspha vrishti nikunj.” On the occasion, nritya seva was offered by the star Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and Carnatic vocalist, ...Read more...
Snana Yatra Performed Under 'Third Eye'
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 12.6 2017 Six CCTV cameras were zoomed on a special podium in Jagannath Temple, where the Deities were taken in a procession on Friday for a grand bath on Debasnan Purnima, a key festival before Rath Yatra. It is not that the Deities apprehended threat from any...Read more...
Places of Pilgrimage
By editor - 10.6 2017 If a man wanders from one sacred city to another without repentance in his heart, his going and coming will be in vain. (Bhaktavijaya, ch. 6, by Mahipati) Every spiritual tradition recognizes some places as holy. Visit to such places, connected with specific...Read more...
Holy Places In Ramayana
M.P. Bhattathiry - 10.6 2017 In Kerala Ramayana month begins on 1st karadakam (17th July 2003). In almost all Hindu families one will read the holy Ramayana and other members will listen. The climate during the period is almost rainy and many people will not have any work and it is also...Read more...
Prasadam to more than 17,000 pilgrims
By Radhapad Das - 10.6 2017 Panihati serves Mahaprasadam to more than 17,000 pilgrims on the 501th Anniversary of Chida Dahi Festival 2017 The annual Panihati Chida Dahi Mahotsav (yogurt and chipped rice festival) or the famous Dandamahotsav is celebrated on the 13th day of bright moon in...Read more...
Devotees Face Legal Action for Touching Deities
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 9.6 2017 Bathing Altar ready for grand bath of Deities    The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration in Puri on Thursday warned of legal action against devotees for touching the Deities during Debasnan Purnima ceremony on Friday. Debasnan Purnima...Read more...
The Kitchen of Lord Jagannath
By Saroj Kumar Panda - 8.6 2017 The Kitchen of Lord Jagannath, Biggest in the World Submitted by Amogha das Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. His Kitchen is considered as the largest and the biggest Kitchen in the world. It is situated south-east direction of the outer compound...Read more...
SUDAMA PURI Temple
By editor - 1.6 2017 SUDAMA PURI Temple – Birthplace and Residence of SUDAMA brahmana at Porbandar Sudama brahmana was a personal friend of Lord Sri Krishna. Both Sudama brahmana and Lord lived and studied at the ashram of their spiritual master, ...Read more...
Saksi Gopala Temple
By editor - 26.5 2017 The Deity Who Was Called as a Witness Saksi Gopala Temple is a very important temple located almost midway between Jagannatha Puri Dhama and Bhubaneswar, in a town called Saksi-gopala, about 20 km west of Jagannatha Puri Dhama. The Saksi-gopala Deity here,...Read more...
The Sindhu River
By Swami B.G. Narasingha - 25.5 2017 The Sindhu River – How India Got Her Name The Sindhu River is one of the great holy rivers of India, from which the name of India is derived. However, unlike other holy rivers in India such as the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati, the Sindhu is...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 18
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.5 2017 The main interior temple in Batu Cave A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Batu Cave In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is ancient cave complex so large, it houses a full-size temple with gopuram. The cave is situated within a limestone hill that has a series of...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.5 2017   Panchapandava Cave Temple, Palavaram A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Cave Temple at Pallavaram As our series on ancient caves nears conclusion, we present one final example of a man-made cave temple, with further explanation of rock-cut...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 16
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.5 2017 A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Bhimkund In the village of Bajna, in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, is another famous ancient cave associated with the Pandavas. Known as Bhimkund, this natural tank is a holy site and destination for pilgrims...Read more...
Sri Adi Kesava Temple
By editor - 18.5 2017 Sri Adi Kesava Temple, Thiruvattar, Where Sri Caitanya Discovered Brahma-samhita LORD SRI ADI KESAVA PERUMAL at Thiruvattar Sri Adikeshava Perumaal temple is an ancient and a very important temple situated in Thiruvattar. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu...Read more...
Karauli Kunj in Madan Mohan Ghera
BY JAGAT - 17.5 2017 Just off the Parikrama Marg is a little known temple, that of Hari Shiromani Deva, which was first built more than 300 years ago by a Rajasthani king, Harbakhsh Singh, who governed Karauli. Karauli is the town where Madan Mohan Dev took shelter in the late 17th century...Read more...
Danger from land grabbers
By Jagadananda das - 13.5 2017 Bhaktivinode Thakur’s birthplace in danger from land grabbers I was greatly disturbed today to learn from my godbrother Hari Gopal Dasji Maharaj, the current president of the Bhaktivinode Gosthi, that the Birnagar birthplace of Bhaktivinoda Thakur is...Read more...
Jagannath temple case
By editor - 13.5 2017 A request to all devotees regarding the Jagannath temple case Dear devotees of Lord Jagannath around the world, Please accept our dandavat pranams to all of you. The World Vaisnava Association has resolved to take up the issue of permission for foreign devotees of...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 15
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.5 2017 Jogeshwari Cave  A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Jogeshwari Cave Jogeshwari Cave, beneath the slum at Pratap Nagar in Mumbai, is the abode of a 1,500-year-old murti of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. While neglect has overtaken this shrine in...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 14
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.5 2017 Sugreeva's Cave, Hampi    A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Sugreeva's Cave The ancient temple complex at Hampi, Karnataka is traditionally known as Pampa kshetra, Kishkindha kshetra or Bhaskara kshetra. Pampa is the ancient name of...Read more...
Vrindavan is one of the most filthy places
By editor - 10.5 2017 I don’t like writing articles like this one. I love Vrindavan and the people of Vrindavan, but there comes a time when there is no option other than to shame them. And indeed, the situation is shameful. A friend wrote me yesterday: “Let me be...Read more...
Lord Sankarshan Comes from Tirupati to Govardhan
By Amar Ujala . 10.5 2017 Vrindavan,  A massive deity of Shri Sankarshan Bhagwan (a form of Dauji Maharaj) is being installed today at Sankarshan Kund in Govardhan. The beautiful black deity was sculpted in Tirupati, in South India. A team of 22 artisans worked for over a...Read more...
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