General News

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...
The Terrors of Kali-yuga
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Veda Vyasa Envisions Kali Yuga A brief description of the hellish conditions at the close of Kali-yuga, from Srimad Bhagavatam, 12th Canto, Chapter 2 Summary: "Sukadeva Gosvami said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy,...Read more...
Iron in the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2019 Fig. 1: The Bow in the Eight-wheel Box Evidence in support of the existence of iron from Vedic texts -- an analysis by Prof. Anand M. Sharan. The meaning of the Sanskrit word ayas has been debated for a long time. Many have believed that iron did not...Read more...
Finding Perfect Joy
Finding Perfect Joy – A Lesson from St. Francis By Radhanath Swami - 17.9 2019 In Italy, near the city of Perugia, is the place called Assisi, the birth place of a very popular saint named Francis. He was the son of a wealthy merchant, but he took up the life of renunciation....Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Goloka Vrndavana
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2019 The eternal reality of Goloka and Vaikuntha in comparison to the small material reality (mahat-tattva)   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 55. The next sacred location included on the...Read more...
The Merits of Building a Temple
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.9 2019 Krishna temple at Lalitpur (Patan), Nepal From the Agni-purana, Chapter 38, Texts 1-50. "Agni said: I will now describe the fruits of making temples for the residence of Vasudeva and other deities. He who attempts to erect temples for gods is freed from the...Read more...
Two Energies Choices
By Satsvarupa Dasa Goswami - 16.9 2019   Which way does one go in moments of despair? LORD KRSNA HAS TWO ENERGIES, material and spiritual, but they can be used interchangeably if one knows how. Just as the same electricity can be used to heat or cool a building, so Krsna’s...Read more...
Rainmakers, Big and Small
By Suresvara Dasa - 16.9 2019   Few of us realize as the farmer does how completely we’re at the mercy of nature. Even if the farmer lives not by selling crops but by selling cows for slaughter, still he’s keenly aware how much he relies on the bounty of the fields to...Read more...
APPRECIATE OR UNDERSTAND- WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT?
By Venugopal Acharya - 13.9 2019   In a particular situation, if you had only one choice of behavior with a friend, what would you prefer: you could either appreciate or understand him/her? Appreciation here means verbally praise the person for who they are or what they have done....Read more...
THE CAKRAS
By editor - 13.9 2019 chak·ra: (n.) One of the seven centers of spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy. [Sanskrit cakram, wheel, circle.] [American Heritage Dictionary, 4th edn.] Introduction In ancient Indian physiological theory,...Read more...
Visvarupa-mahotsava and Srila Prabhupada’s Sannyasa
By Giriraj Swami - 13.9 2019 Today is Visvarupa-mahotsava, the date on which Lord Chaitanya’s older brother, Visvarupa, took sannyasa, the renounced order of life. And on the same date some four hundred and fifty years later, our own spiritual master, Srila Prabhupada, also...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada talks about his sannyasa initiation
By editor - 13.9 2019 Srila Prabhupada accepted the order of sannyasa from Sri Srimad Bhaktiprajnana Kesava Maharaja on September 17, 1959 at the Kesavaji Matha in Mathura. “So this my Godbrother, his name is Keśava, Bhaktiprajñāna Keśava. Kṛpāmbudhi. So he did...Read more...
Kirtan in the World Religions
By Satyaraja Das - 13.9 2019 Kirtan is the call-and-response form of chanting that characterizes the Hare Krishna movement. It is the fundamental religion of the age – the soul crying out for God as a means to reunite with Him. Robert Gass, author of Chanting: Discovering Spirit in...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Godruma
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2019 Hari Sankirtana A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 54. Sri Godruma played an extremely significant role in the pastimes of our Sampradaya Acarya, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur. In his ...Read more...
Did Paramadvaiti Rape His Disciple? – “It’s Quite Possible”
By editor - 12.5 2019 While the Vrinda Mission, the organisation of Paramadvaiti Swami (aka Ulrich Harlan, formerly Alanath Dasa) celebrated Paramadvaiti’s Vyasa-puja on the second weekend of October 2018, their “Founder-Acarya” has been facing allegations of rape and...Read more...
Why relationship between Radha and Krishna is supremely pure
Purushottam Kumar - 11.9 2019   Just like the sun and the sunshine are non-different from each other similarly Lord Krishna and Srimati Radharani are inseparable from each other. Just as sun is the source of the sunshine similarly Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, is the source of...Read more...
Vedic Planetarium Opening
By editor - 11.9 2019 Vedic Planetarium under construction at Varsana Eco Yoga Village in Granada, Colombia, a few hours from the capital city of Bogota The Vedic planetarium is officially opening in Colombia during Sri Krishna Janmastami 2019. This project has been in progress for the...Read more...
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Appearance Day
By editor - 11.9 2019 A lecture by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada on Srila Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s appearance day, September 3, 1971,  London. So, today is a very auspicious day, Thakura Bhaktivinoda’s birthday. Here is the picture of...Read more...
Is Jiva Gosvami’s philosophy the same as Sri Caitanya’s?
Dina Dayala dasa (Dario Knez) - 11.9 2019 Introduction Jiva Gosvami (1513-1598) is the youngest of the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana[i] who are honoured as genuine representatives of the teachings and faith of Caitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534). All of them, except Jiva Gosvami, were personally...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Godruma
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.9 2019 Mother Cow A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 53. In Jaiva Dharma's 'Glossary of Places', the next holy place listed is Godruma: "Godruma - one of the nine...Read more...
Glorious Tests
By Giriraj Swami - 10.9 2019 Bali Maharaja has become the most famous among the demons and nonbelievers, for in spite of being bereft of all material opulences, he is fixed in his devotional service.” (SB 8.22.28) Purport: In this verse, the words sidann api na muhyati...Read more...
11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lord Vamanadeva
By Gauravani dasa - 10.9 2019 1. He is known by many names, the most common ones being Vamana (the little dwarf), Trivikrama (he who has taken three step; the giant form), and Upendra (Indra’s younger brother); 2. In every planetary system the denizens worship a particular visnu-...Read more...
The Appearance of Lord Vamanadeva
By Radhanath Swami - 10.9 2019 The Appearance of Lord Vamana “Bali Maharaj, very intelligent personality. He was the son of Virochana, grandson of Prahlad, great grandson of Hiranyakashipu, great grand-nephew of Hiranyaksha. A very mixed up type of family heritage!” So he...Read more...
KUNDALINI YOGA
By editor - 9.9 2019 Although Tantric literature has gained popularity throughout the world, Kundalini Yoga remains one of the most mysterious subjects within Hinduism. Perhaps this is because it is one of the most radical forms of worship in Hinduism, and to work with Kundalini is to work...Read more...
Russian Sadhu Sanga Festival
Russian Sadhu Sanga Festival Kicks Off as 5,000 Devotees Flood to Black Sea By: Madhava Smulen - 9.9 2019 5,000 devotees ecstatically chant the Holy Names More than 5,000 devotees have flooded to Jubga, near the Black Sea, for the epic Sadhu Sanga festival which started on September...Read more...
Syndicate content