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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...
MATHEMATICS IN INDIA
By editor - 16.8 2019 There is little known about the history of Indian mathematics; this is due to a small amount of authentic records containing their mathematics.  The first known mathematics was preserved in the city Mohenjo Daro, during the time of the Indus Valley Civilization....Read more...
THE VASTU TRADITION IN HINDUISM
By editor - 16.8 2019 The vastu tradition is said to be the ancient science of designing and constructing buildings and houses with a corresponding plot of land. The root word vas in vastu means to dwell, live, stay, and reside (Gautum 17) (Kramrisch 82). The...Read more...
The Flow of Soma
By David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 16.8 2019 In the following article we will discuss the Vedic principle of Soma and its related principle of Agni in order to help us understand the internal alchemy behind the deeper process of Yoga and Samadhi.    Soma and Ananda...Read more...
Deadly D’s to determination
By Hemarupa Caitanya Das - 16.8 2019 Determination is vital either in material or spiritual life. This determination exhibits a devotee’s hankering and sincere desire for attainment of the perfectional stage of devotional service. Lord Brahma, the original first living being was...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Brahmaloka
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2019 Viraat Purusha A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 40. Along with its designation as a temporary abode and its hierarchical placement in the planetary system, there are numerous other...Read more...
Lord Caitanya's Influence on Durga Puja
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2019  Lord Caitanya's influence on the establishment of Durga Puja in Cuttack, Orissa. Various accounts exist of the origination of Durga Puja in the state of Orissa, and all historical accounts agree that important influences came from many regions outside of...Read more...
Calcutta Woodcuts, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2019 Bhisma on a Bed of Arrows Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of 19th Century Calcutta. Along with the various Vrindavana lila images we've examined so far in this woodblock series, Calcutta's urban artists also portrayed Lord Krsna's fighting...Read more...
References to the Hare Krsna Maha-mantra
References to the Hare Krsna Maha-mantra Predating the Advent of Lord Caitanya by Madhavananda das - 15.8 2019 BY: SUN STAFF   Although the Hare Krsna Maha-mantra gained great fame throughout India with the advent of our Yuga Avatara, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, there are numerous...Read more...
Calcutta Woodcuts, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2019 The Departure of Krishna and Balarama Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of 19th Century Calcutta. Today's woodblock print is another excellent example of the refined and uniquely stylized engravings of 19th century Calcutta's artists. This...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Brahmaloka
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2019 Lord Brahma A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 38. Following our opening discussion on Brahmaloka in the last segment, and the fact that there is a temporary Brahmaloka and a ...Read more...
Calcutta Woodcuts, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2019 The Descent of Ganga Ma Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of 19th Century Calcutta. Today's woodcut exemplifies a popular sub-set of the images being carved by woodblock artists in 19th century Calcutta. The image depicts the Descent of the...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Brahmaloka
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2019 Brahma and Sarasvati on Hamsa  Album leaf with Telugu inscription, c. 1830, South India  British Museum Collection A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 37. Next on the list of holy...Read more...
Lord Balarama: Who is He
Compiled by Sri Nandanandana Das - 14.8 2019 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...
The Pastimes of Lord Balarama
By editor - 14.8 2019 APPEARANCE Sri Baladeva is the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself. He is equal in supremacy to the Supreme Godhead, yet wherever Krishna appears, Sri Baladeva appears as Krishna’s brother, sometimes elder, sometimes younger. In his vaibhava-prakasa feature,...Read more...
Calcutta Woodcuts, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.8 2019   Krsna Helps Mother Yasoda to Churn Butter Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of 19th Century Calcutta. Today's look at the Calcutta woodblock prints features another well-loved pastime from Lord Krishna's Vrindavan lila. The scene is...Read more...
Description of Goloka
By editor - 13.9 2019 1 Sri Narada said: Asked by whom, and for what reason did Lord Krsna, the master of the universes, come to the earth? O best of the knowers of the Vedas, please tell. 2 Sri Narayana Rsi said: In ancient times, during the Varaha-kalpa, bearing a great burden and filled...Read more...
Defining the Divine, East and West
By Satyaraja Dasa - 13.8 2019   Conceptions of God in the Bhagavad-gita encompass those of other traditions and give full picture of the Absolute Truth. “The Bhagavad-gita teaches a pantheistic view of God,” he said, his confidence and years of learning clear from his...Read more...
A KGB agent named Leonid…
By Karma-jna Das - 13. 8 2019 I was working in the Soviet army. I spend quite some years also in the Afghanistan war. It was such a nasty experience that I wanted to orient myself to a more peaceful atmosphere. So I joined the Moscow Institute that trained KGB staff. Of course it is not...Read more...
Is Kali really the culprit?
By Radheshyam Das - 13.8 2019 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...
Calcutta Woodcuts, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.8 2019 Sri Krsna, Balarama and Cowherds Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of 19th Century Calcutta. Today's woodcut image is a beautiful rendering of Krsna-Balarama lila. Similar to yesterday's vasta-harana illustration, this Goshthavihar (play at the...Read more...
Calcutta Woodcuts, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.8 2019 Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of 19th Century Calcutta. It is now universally recognized that the art of printing from wooden blocks on cloth or paper began in the Eastern Hemisphere. Stone and burnt clay were used along with wood printing. Fabric...Read more...
On Krishna and Trees
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.8 2019 Excerpted from an article by M.L. Varadpande. The Bhagavata Purana narrates how one day, Krishna, addressing His young cowherd friends in the Vrinda forest on the banks of river Yamuna, said: "Look at these bountiful trees. They live for the benefit of others...Read more...
The names of Krishna’s Personal Paraphernalia
By editor - 8.8 2019 Just from a logical deduction perspective, Sri Krsna has to be the Original Supreme Personality of Godhead, the cause of all causes, one without a second. There is no one in the history of the universe that can compare to Him, in transcendental beauty, paraphernalia,...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhuvah
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.8 2019 Bhuvar-loka    A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 34. Following Bhuh (the Earth planet) and Bhuh-mandala (the middle planetary system in the universe), next on the Jaiva...Read more...
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