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Vedic Literature
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2019 "Dasavatara" Manuscript   "The Vedic literatures are divided into two parts: the srutis and the smrtis. The srutis are the four Vedas: Rg, Sama, Atharva and Yajur, and the Upanisads, and the smrtis are the Puranas like the Mahabharata, which includes Bhagavad-gita. The conclusion of all these is that one should know Sri Krsna as the Supreme Personality of Godhead." Krsna Book, Chapter 87 "In the Bhagavad-gita you will find that vedais ca sarvair...Read more...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2019 Svayambhu Visnu Vanamamali at Totaparvatam   A serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's eight abodes. The fifth temple in which the self-manifest Form of Lord Visnu resides among the eight svayam-vyakta kshetras is Lord Vanamamali...Read more...
The Biography of Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2019 Sri Srimad Paramahamsa 108 Srila Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji "Town of Muttra" - Jami Masjid in Mathura Painting by Sita Ram, c. 1815 A serial presentation of the life and pastimes of our illustrious Sampradaya Acaraya. Astakala Lila A so-called...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Mithila
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2019 Sri Krsna and Kaliya Mithila traditional Madhubani folk painting A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 96. Mithila is also known as Videha, Tirhut, and Tirbhukti, and these names are...Read more...
Lord Nrsimha and Shiva Sarabha
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2019 Lord Narasimhadev Pacified by Shiva Sarabha Pahari, Kangra School, c. 18th century A three-part series on Lord Nrsimhadev's post-destruction lila. This beautiful painting of Lord Nrsimhadev being pacified by Sarabha-Shiva depicts Lord Shiva in his winged...Read more...
Real life on the razor’s edge
By Damodar Prasad das - 10.12 2019 Sometimes we may question the suitability of the term “razor’s edge” when applied to the process of Krsna consciousness. Isn’t this too harsh? Shouldn’t Krsna be more kind and yielding to His devotees? Is there not a more...Read more...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.12 2019 Sri Venkateswara, Tirumala-tirtha A serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's eight abodes. Fourth among the astha svayam-vyakta kshetras is Lord Venkatesvara at His Tirupati abode on Venkatadri Hill, in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Ecstatic Symptoms
By Srutakirti das - 9.12 2019 Many joyful adventures took place daily while traveling with Srila Prabhupada. So much nectar flowed from the regulated activities of personally serving our glorious Gurudeva. Who could imagine anything more wonderful than cooking, massaging and tending to the...Read more...
Vedic Influence in Iraq and Iran
By Stephen Knapp - 6.12 2019 . Vedic Influence in Iraq and Iran, Bharatvarsha, and ancient Iran was also hardly distinguishable from India. It is recognized that some forms of Vedic culture prevailed in Western Asia. Long, before the advent of Islam, even as early as the third millennium...Read more...
Gayatri mantra
By Rodpush - 6.12 2019 Gayatri is a Mantra(vedic hymn) GIVEN TO US BY RAJA RISHI VISHWAMITRAR, FIRSTLY RECITED BY HIM TO THE LORD Gayatri is a Mantra (vedic hymn)  which inspires righteous wisdom its meaning is that the Almighty God may illuminate our intellect which may lead us...Read more...
Why did Lord Krishna appeared as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
By Giriraj Das - 6.12 2019 Hare Krishna. 11th November, 2014. Gurgaon. jaya jaya śrī-caitanya jaya nityānanda jayādvaita-candra jaya gaura-bhakta-vṛnda Question : What were the three external reasons for appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu ? Ans: Srila Prabhupada writes in the...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2019 Mithila's Poet, Vidyapati A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 95. Holy Mithila is...
By Sarvabhauma Dasa - 6.12 2019   Krishna is always engaged in sport, and when we try to imitate Him, we lose. When the 2017 Super Bowl game, the summit of American professional...
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2019 Changu Narayan - Lord Nrsimhadev 9th c., Kathmandu Valley We begin today a three-part series on Lord Nrsimhadev, focused particularly on the events following the...
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2019 Sri Muktinath with Laksmi (Bhumi) Devi and Sarasvati (Sri) Devi [ Photo courtesy Nepal Dept. of Archaeology] A serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's...
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2019 Sri Srimad Paramahamsa 108 Srila Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji The Nid Ban: Wooded Hillside at Vrindavan Painting by Sita Ram, c. 1815 A serial presentation of the life...
By editor - 5.12 2019 Who is a guest? The Sanskrit word atithi means ‘not scheduled’. An ‘unscheduled’ or unexpected guest is considered a representative of the...
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 5.12 2019 Sometimes I hear devotees say that they have been chanting Hare Krishna for thirty or forty years or more, and are still waiting to...
A Little tour of Tirupati and the temples and history of the place   Tirupati Yatra Sri Venkata-ksetra by Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) By Rodpush - 4.12 2019 Lord Sri...