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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...
Living Siddhas of India
By Jahnava Nitai Das - 10.11 2016 Living Siddhas of India: A Visit to Nityananda Baba of Odisha A visit to the ashram of Nityananda Baba in Odisha. A very interesting sadhu with much mystic insight. He is accomplished in many forms of esoteric inner yogic sadhana and spends most of...Read more...
A Tribute to Dwaraka
By editor - 5.11 2016 Epics such as Mahabharata have often been described as myths. Dwaraka was submerged by the sea right after the death of Lord Krishna. This was regarded as a grandiose metaphor, part of a story filled with great myths. In the early eighties an important archaeological site...Read more...
Prayag Kalpvaas
By editor - 4.11 2016   Kalpvaas has a special significance in Prayag. It holds special significance in the month of Magh, and it lasts from the 11th day of the month of Paush till the 12th day of the month of Magh. Kalpavas is marked by patience, non-violence and devotion, and meals...Read more...
Prayag Pilgrimages
By editor - 2.11 2016 The area of Prayag is known as the land of Prajapati. From Prayag to Pratishthanpur till the limits of Jhusi, this is said to be the land of serpents, from Vasuki, Kambal and Ashwatar, linked to Nag-bhumi or Sheshnag. This region is said to be spread over 20 kos...Read more...
108 Divya Kshetrams
By editor - 1.11 2016 Introduction: This special edition of Templenet features the 108 temples and celestial Abodes of Vishnu revered in the tamil hymns of the Alwars, of the 1st millennium CE.   The Alwars:   Sri Vaishnavism is one of the   pre-eminent traditions of...Read more...
Tirth Purohit and Prayagwal, Part Two
By editor - 31.10 2016 Ardh and Kumbh Mela Pandas (here and below) An exploration of the Kumbha and Ardh Melas. Mr. Skinner, an English traveler, has written this about the Prayagwal and the mela in 1826 A.D.: "This was a religious fair that congregated at the confluence of two...Read more...
Ardh and Kumbh Mela
By editor - 29.10 2016 Ardh and Kumbh Mela Pandas (here and below) An exploration of the Kumbha and Ardh Melas. Thirthraj is famous in the history of Prayag and also has an ancient relationship with the citizens of Prayag. Prayagwal is the name for a brahmin of high society, including...Read more...
 Creation of Ajanta and Ellora
Pan V. Ranade Edited by Carla Geerdes - 28.10 2016  Creation of Ajanta and Ellora: Cultural Canvas of Saint  It is proposed to present in this script a monumental memoir on the Aesthetics of rock-cut architectonics of the world famous Kailasa cave at Ellora. Rock-cut aesthetics...Read more...
Gopal Jiu Temple at Gadeigiri
By editor - 28.10 2016 SRI GOPAL JIU TEMPLE at Gadeigiri, Orissa kasturi-tilakam lalata-patale vaksah-sthale kaustubham nasagre vara-mauktikam kara-tale venuh kare kankanam sarvange hari-candanam su-lalitam kanthe ca...Read more...
Vrindavan, Vrindavan, Vrindavan
By editor - 28.10 2016 Meditating on the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Muralimanohara, placing myself at the dust of Lord Caitanya’s feet, and respectfully offering obeisances to the great devotees of the Lord, who are so many oceans of transcendental virtue, I shall now happily begin to...Read more...
Badrinath
By editor - 26.10 2016 Considered as one of the most sacred centres of pilgrimage, Badrinath is situated in the Tehri-Garhwal hill tracks (Uttarakhand) at the height of 10,248 feet above sea level. The sanctum here houses Lord Badri Narayan, Kuber ( God of wealth), Narad Rishi, Uthavar,...Read more...
Ayodhya and the Research
By N.S. Rajaram - 23.10 2016 Ayodhya and the Research on  the Temple of Lord Rama  This page offers some of the latest developments regarding the archeological  research on the ancient temple of Lord Rama at His birthplace at Ayodhya. 1. WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AYODHYA...Read more...
Kartik in Vrndavana
By Mahadevi dasi - 16.10 2016 1st day of Kartik in Vrndavana, May I be of any service? The Vaishnava observance of Damodara Utsav seva during Kartika (Damodar mase) [Srimad Bhagavatam 10:9:1-2 txt] : Sri Sukadeva Gosvami continued: One day when Mother Yasoda saw that all the maidservants...Read more...
How To Become Immortal
By Saurabh Krishna Das - 13.10 2016 “How To Become Immortal” – Preaching Program In Bhopal On the 6th day of the September month 2016, His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami Maharaj arrived in Bhopal. There was a program organized in the central hall of a reputed hotel of...Read more...
Takshashila – Worlds oldest University
By editor - 12.10 2016   India has a long and venerable history in the field of higher education. In ancient times, the country was known to have been home to the oldest formal universities in the world. More than 2700 years back a huge university existed in the ancient India where...Read more...
Monkey menace in Braj
By editor - 12.10 2016 Monkey menace in Braj, several lives affected   Many areas in the city are affected by the monkeys as everyday 5-6 people get injured by them. But despite the repeated complaints, city administration hasn’t taken any step to cater to this problem...Read more...
‘Special’ properties of Ganga
By editor - 24.9 2016 New study to probe ‘special’ properties of Ganga   With the NDA government’s support, a group of scientists is now comparing the Ganga water with that of Narmada and Yamuna rivers to find out if the Ganga contains anything special. The...Read more...
Festivities at ISKCON Manipur
By Bhakta Bhusan - 24.9 2016 A month of festivities at ISKCON Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Shri Gaikhangam inaugurated Sri Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebration 2016 at ISKCON Manipur Sri Sri Radhakrishnachandra Manimandir as Chief Guest, Commerce and Industries Minister Govindas Konthoujam...Read more...
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