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Mahamantra controversy
Mahamantra controversy: Hare Krishna or Hare Rama first ? By editor - 27.9 2019 Many  people from other sampradayas raise concern over the order of usage of word Krishna and Rama in the Hare Krishna Mahamantra based on an advaitin edition of Kali Santarana Upanishad in the...Read more...
Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan
Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra By: Madhava Smullen - 18.6 2019 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard leads kirtan at New York Rathayatra - photo by Hari Kirtan Kaufmann Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to...Read more...
Visitor From Calcutta
By Hayagriva Dasa - 5.8 2020 I first see him just after crossing the Bowery at Houston Street. As he passes before the iron-mesh fence of a playground, I distinctly glimpse the aura of saintliness. I watch him through the rushing traffic and stumbling derelicts. He strolls almost jauntily...Read more...
Lord Balarama: Who is He
Compiled by Sri Nandanandana Das - 5.8 2020 Sometimes people ask who is Lord Balarama? And the answer is that He is the brother of Lord Krishna. However, He does many things besides that. How we understand this is to first recognize that, according to Vedic scripture such as the Srimad...Read more...
Abhimanyu
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.7 2020 Abhimanyu, Hunting A two-part summary of the life and pastimes of Abhimanyu, famed warrior of the Mahabharata. Abhimanyu is a key personality featured in the epic Mahabharata. The son of Arjuna and Subhadra, half-sister of Lord Krishna, Abhimanyu is a partial...Read more...
The Blessings and Names of Srimati Tulasi-devi
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.7 2020 Blessings Tulasi Devi Will Bestow Chapter Seventeen of "The Story of Srimati Tulasi-devi" narrated by Lord Narayana   "The sanctifying Tulasi tree will grow in Goloka, on the coast of the Viraja River, on the rasa-dance site, in the forests...Read more...
Is Kali really the culprit?
By Radheshyam Das - 22.7 2020 If Parikshit maharaja had killed Kali instead of forgiving him, we wouldn’t be suffering the effects of Kali now.’ Isn’t this a sensible argument? Let’s analyze… Problems in Kali yuga: Satya, Treta, Dvapara and Kali yugas with...Read more...
Anger in the Gita
By ISKCON News - 22.7 2020   For the past several weeks we have been watching a stream of broadcasts revealing the violence against African Americans that has been endemic to American culture for the past four hundred years. The videos are clear evidence of systemic racism, and any...Read more...
Sangam of Twelve Alvars in Srila Prabhupada
BY ADMINISTRATOR- 15.7 2020 A humble offering of praise at the lotus feet of our eternal master HDG A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder-Acarya: International Society for Krishna Consciousness) Bhakta Kalaiselvam and Bhakta Suresh (Srila Prabhupada Lila Team) Poigai...Read more...
On Grieving a Beloved Vaishnava
By Garuda Das, PhD (ASBSP) - 16.7 2020 I offer you some heartfelt thoughts and reflections here on Vaishnava loss, grief, and the departure of beloved Vaishnavas: This is a time of grieving such a great loss for you. If the passing away of a loved one were not already challenging enough,...Read more...
Anniversary of the Incorporation of ISKCON
By Mukunda Goswami - 16.7 2020 ISKCON (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness) was incorporated in New York City, in the State of New York in the US, on 13 July 1966, around 53 years ago. This first incorporation of ISKCON was executed at Srila Prabhupada’s behest –...Read more...
Rivalry and Competition
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 13.7 2020 In the following verse and purport, on the need for forgiveness and cooperation even though a degree of competition and envy and rivalry in service may be there in the hearts of devotees, it's always recommended to try to put past differences aside, holding...Read more...
Six Qualities that Enhance Bhakti: Various Activities
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.7 2020 Six Qualities that Enhance Bhakti by HDG Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura.   Tat-tat-karma-pravartana Various Activities Favorable for Devotional Service Srila Rupa Gosvami has enjoined the system of tat-tat-karma-pravartanat, acting according to the...Read more...
HH Bhakti Charu Swami’s Samadhi Ceremony
By Ananda Tirtha das (GBC Corresponding Secretary) - 13.7 2020 Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. HH Bhakti Charu Swami’s vapu will be placed in samadhi on Monday, July 13th morning, India time. You can find details of the program at...Read more...
India - From Punya-Bhumi to the Land of Sinners
By Madhudvisa dasa - 9.7 2020 Bikini girls on a beach in Goa, India Over the last thirty years I have spent a lot of time in India and I am very, very dismayed to see the incredibly rapid degradation of the Indian people. Srila Prabhupada wrote: “Indeed, the chief executives of the...Read more...
Devotees Construct Detailed Jagannath Puri Replica
By: Madhava Smullen - 9.7 2020 The recreated Jagannath Rathayatra in Puri, complete with miniature chariots and devotees When devotees at the ISKCON temple in Sydney, Australia, couldn’t organize their regular full-fledged outdoor Rathayatra festival due to COVID-19 restrictions...Read more...
Freedom of Debate: Is It Allowed Today?
By Vamadeva Shastri - 9.7 2020 The dharmic traditions of India have always valued a tradition of open debate in which everything is questioned and every point of view explored, however contrary. That is why India’s philosophical systems have such a great variety and never...Read more...
Guru Purnima
Guru Purnima: Spreading the Message of India’s gurus By Vamadeva Shastri - 9.7 2020 The Guru has been one of India’s main exports to the world, with many traveling to teach and inspire millions around the globe. Now it is time for India as a country to take a more...Read more...
Samadhi Ceremony in Mayapur
By editor - 8.7 2020 Dear Devotees, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. As we try to come to terms with the departure of His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami, we join you in eagerly awaiting Maharaja’s return to Sri Mayapur Dham where his samadhi will...Read more...
Bhakti Charu Swami departs
His Holiness Bhakti Charu Swami departs from this material world! Big loss for Iskcon! Dear Devotees, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. It is with overwhelming heartache that we announce to you the departure of our beloved godbrother and a dearmost...Read more...
Tallest Hanuman Deity
Tallest Hanuman Deity in the US is Installed in Delaware By Indian Express - 1.7 2020 Hockessin, a city in New Castle County, Delaware, has become the home to the tallest statue of Lord Hanuman in the United States (US). On Monday, the city installed a 25-feet-tall statue of Lord...Read more...
What is Your Real Identity?
What is Your Real Identity? Going Beyond All Outer Identity to Universal Awareness By Vamadeva Shastri - 1.7 2020 The Pursuit of Identity Identity and belonging have always been an important part of human life, but are becoming more significant today. We live in an era dominated by...Read more...
Chidagni: the Goddess as the Fire of Consciousness
By Yogini Shambhavi - 1.7 2020 Ma Kali gently tended the coals of my inner fires, stirring the flames of Agni to manifest every magical colour, permeating the very spanda or creative pulsation resonating throughout my being. At an innermost level, Agni is...Read more...
The Visaya
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 1.7 2020 When the conditioned soul tries to become the visaya, his false life becomes a huge juggling act, as objects of his delight and pleasure that he "loves", only because they give his conditioned senses pleasure, are temporarily awarded to him by the...Read more...
Bona fide Branches of Prabhupada's Tree
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 30.6 2020 When Srila Prabhupada said that in a parampara line there are many branches of a tree, but if one rubs the leaves together on any of their branches they should taste the same, it's an interesting analogy and worth pondering further. One could say providing...Read more...
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