General News

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...
Research on Effects of Media
By Tamohara dasa - 9.9 2021 We all have heard Srila Prabhupada warn us that television and media strengthen our materialistic mentality and divert us from service to Krishna—our consciousness being formed largely by our association. However, it is often difficult to keep our children...Read more...
From “I am” to “God is”
By Damodar Prasad das - 9.9 2021 We concluded our last discussion on the existence of the self with the recognition that accepting our own existence somehow or other implied the existence of God, quoting Srila Prabhupada’s words “One can understand the nature of the Supreme by...Read more...
My first Janmashtami
By Krishna Dharma Das - 9.9 2021 Back in 1972 I was a 17 year-old sea cadet. My ship had docked in Bombay and I stepped onto that exotic shore in search of reasonably priced souvenirs. Under the intense encouragement of a shopkeeper I came close to purchasing a fine ivory chess set costing...Read more...
EveryBody Is Miserable
By editor - 8.9 2021 The following conversation between His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and some of his disciples took place in Rome in May 1974. Srila Prabhupada: People are doing all kinds of forbidden activities. Why? What is the purpose? Nunaṁ pramattaḥ kurute...Read more...
Sri Garuda, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.9 2021 Sri Garuda A serial exploration of Sri Garuda, the transcendental carrier of Lord Visnu. Glorification of Garuda We have offered in this series an introductory tracing of the presence of Sri Garuda from India's southern tip to the northern Himalayas....Read more...
Is Religion the Opium of the Masses?
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 7.9 2021 Close examination of this old charge against religion raises the opposite question: Might atheism be the opium? Religion is the opium of the masses” is the argument often used by atheists to dismiss religion without addressing the substantial issues...Read more...
The Alarm Is Ringing
By Nagaraja Dasa - 7.9 2021 After Lord Visnu created the raw materials for the universe, the Vedic literature tells us, the first created being to appear was Brahmā. He didn’t know who he was, where he was, or what he was supposed to do. Sound familiar? We all start life like that....Read more...
The Empty Envelope
By Vraja Bihari Dasa - 7.9 2021   Making sense of Vedic Rituals Are traditional rituals mere acts of blind faith, or are there scientific reasons behind following them? An envelope protects and carries something valuable. It is the inner content of the envelope that’s...Read more...
Krishna’s Presence Ensures Protection
By editor - 7.9 2021 By His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Pradyumna: (leads chanting) sanjaya uvaca dantva tu pandavanikam vyudham duryodhanas tada acharyam upasangamya raja vacanam abravit [Gita 1.2] Translation: “Sanjaya said: O King, after looking over...Read more...
Sri Garuda, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.9 2021 Sri Garuda Pashupatinath Ghats, Kathmandu A serial exploration of Sri Garuda, the transcendental carrier of Lord Visnu. Kathmandu Garuda In previous segments, we looked at the history of Sri Garuda's presence in Nepal, and at a number of the beautiful...Read more...
WHO IS ŚRĪMATĪ RĀDHĀRĀṆĪ?
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 6.9 2021 Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī and Śrī Kṛṣṇa are one in Their identity. Yet They have manifested themselves eternally as two personalities, to experience the highest form of spiritual loving exchanges. Rādhārāṇi is Kṛṣṇa’s spiritual energy (svarūpa śakti)...Read more...
Over 150 Children Participate in New Vrindaban Kids’ Festival Competition
By: Madhava Smullen - 6.9 2021 Drawing of Lord Krishna for Janmastami by B. Tejeswathi, 15 Nearly 160 children sent in submissions for the New Vrindaban Kids' Festival Competition, which focused on the three major Vaishnava festivals in August – Balarama Jayanti, Sri Krishna...Read more...
The Transcendental Trend in Science
By Damodara Dasa and Jagajivana Dasa - 6.9 2021   For a long time scientists have been asking, What’s going on? And some of them have tried to find out, What’s behind it all? Sir Isaac Newton once made a remarkable model of the solar system. Thanks to a...Read more...
Vyasa Puja at Bhaktivedanta Manor
By Visakha Dasi - 3.9 2021 At Bhaktivedanta Manor, ISKCON’s flagship centre in the UK, Srila Prabhupada’s 125th anniversary theme was: Srila Prabhupada offers enlightenment to the world through his books. For the occasion, the stage in the new Haveli was decorated with dozens...Read more...
What is the meaning of Vyasa Puja
By Kripamoya Das - 3.9 2021 Earlier this year, I visited the city of Kolkata and was taken by a kind devotee to an old building on a short backstreet known as Ultadanga Junction Road. I had never been there before, but had heard about the place for forty years. The square, brown brick,...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Predicted in the Scriptures
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.9 2021 Article by Demian Martins, on the observance of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's Vyasa-puja. Srila Prabhupada's appearance and accomplishments are a turning point not only in Gaudiya Vaisnavism, but in the very history of human...Read more...
Nandotsava - Birth Ceremony of Lord Krsna
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.9 2021 Gargamuni performs name-giving ceremony when Krsna was one-year old   Nandotsava, observed on August 31st, from Srimad Bhagavatam 10:5:1-17, Translation and Purport by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada. TEXTS 1-2 Sukadeva Gosvami...Read more...
Sri Garuda, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.9 2021 Sri Garuda, Patan Durbar Square, Nepal Sri Garuda, the transcendental carrier of Lord Visnu. Garuda in the North Along the northeast ridge of India lies the nation of Nepal, whose cities and ancient villages were built in amongst the great Himalayan range. Best...Read more...
Appearance day of HDG Srila Prabhupada
By editor - 1.9 2021 An excerpt from the Prabhupada Lilamrta about Srila Prabhupada’s mother, Srimati Rajani Devi. Abhay’s mother, Rajani, was thirty years old when he was born. Like her husband, she came from a long-established Gaudiya Vaisnava family. She was darker-skinned...Read more...
The amazing accomplishments of His Divine Grace
By Bhakti Anugraha Janardana Swami - 1.9 2021 My dearest Srila Prabhupada, Please accept my most humble obeisances at the dust of your lotus feet. All glories to you on this most auspicious day of your Vyasa-puja. In 1969 you wrote the following in a letter to one of your disciples:...Read more...
Celebrating Sri Krsna's Birth
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2021 From 'Mathura Mandala-parikrama' by Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur In Vraja-vilasa-stava the following description is found: "I offer my obeisances to Mahavana, where Vrajaraja Nanda celebrated the birth of Krishna by distributing eighteen lakha...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 23
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2021 A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya.   Lord Caitanya Takes His Leave of the Devotees In yesterday's segment, we covered several of the narratives on the periods of life during which Lord Chaitanya took His various travels....Read more...
Sri Sri Rukmini-Dvarkadish
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2021 Written by Bhutatma dasa for the Los Angeles Temple's 2011 Janmastami magazine.   sri-vigraharadhana-nitya-nana shringaira-tan-mandira-marjanadau yuktasya bhaktamsh cha niyunjato pi vande guroh sri-charanaravindam "The spiritual master is...Read more...
Syndicate content