India

Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy at Yadagirigutta
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.1 2020 Jan 22, 2020 — CANADA (SUN) — Yadagirigutta lies near Bhuvanagiri (Bhongir), approximately 70 km. from Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the most important holy places in the Nalgonda District. Yadagirigutta is especially famous for the Sri...Read more...
Lord Narasimha Bursts from the Rock at Dudhai
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2020 Lord Nrsimhadev at Dudhai   hataka kiritavara hara vanamala tararashana makara kundala manindraih bhushitam-ashesha-nilayam tava vapurme chotasi chakasta narasimha narasimha (6) O Lord Nrisimha, O Lord Nrisimha, Your transcendental body, which is the...Read more...
Mayapur Heritage City
Prominent Indian Corporate billionaires initiate efforts to develop Mayapur Heritage City  By Parijata dasi - 20.1 2020 The first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the development of Mayapur Heritage City was held on 9 January 2020 at Sajjan Jindal’s office. The meeting...Read more...
Sri Caitanya in Mangalpur
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.1 2020 Sri Sri Nitai Gouranga being worshipped at Mangalpur Temple This three century old temple commemorates Lord Caitanya's visit to Mangalpur. About five hundred years ago, Sri Chaitanya on his pilgrimage to Puri from Nadia Navadweep visited Gopinath Temple at...Read more...
Sadbhuja Chaitanya at Bankura
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.1 2020 Sri Ekteswar Temple - Bankura, West Bengal Sadbhuja Sri Krsna Chaitanya Ekteswar Temple, Bankura, West Bengal The town of Bankura, West Bengal is famous for an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva , who is worshiped here as Ekteswar (or Ekpadeswar)....Read more...
The Return of Govinda Dev Temple at Vrindavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.1 2020 Keshava Dev Temple at Mathura (Krishna Janma Bhoomi Temple (See the Muslim Idgah on the left side of the temple) In our last edition we looked at Vishnupur's role in Gaudiya Vaisnava history. Vishnupur was likened to 'new Vrindavan' during...Read more...
Vishnupur as the New Vrindavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.1 2020 Madan Mohan Temple, Vishnupur Vishnupur is a city in Bankura District in the state of West Bengal, India, famous for its terracotta temples and long history of association with Gaudiya Vaisnavas. During the reign of Aurangzeb (1658-1707), many of Lord Krsna's...Read more...
Sacred Music
Sacred Music and Hindu Religious Experience: From Ancient Roots to the Modern Classical Tradition By editor - 8.1 2020 Asian Studies and Philosophy, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA  Abstract: While music plays a significant role in many of the world’s religions...Read more...
Devotional Art of Hitis, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.1 2020 Nagini/Makara figure Hiti water spout, Darbar Square The Huntingdon Archive A look at the ancient waterways of Nepal, and the Vedic devotional art embodied in its stone water spouts. In addition to the beauty of the devotional art images that serve form and...Read more...
Devotional Art of Hitis
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.1 2020 Manga Hiti, Patan Durbar Square   A look at the ancient waterways of Nepal, and the Vedic devotional art embodied in its stone water spouts. The history of Kathmandu Valley begins with the story a great lake surrounded by mountains. Known as Nagadaha Lake,...Read more...
Ganga Sagar Mela: ISKCON to Set Up Permanent Kitchen
By: Binoy Sri Gouranga Das - 3.1 2020 Pilgrims take ritual baths in the Ganges at the Ganga Sagar Mela.  The second most popular mela after Kumbh Mela is the Ganga Sagar Mela. It is India's biggest fair held in Sagardwip, West Bengal, and witnesses a large number of people...Read more...
Beauty of Khajuraho Temples
By editor - 2.1 2020 Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, as a sister to Swamy Vivekananda, as a daughter to an elderly person and as a lover to a romantic. I was interested in finding out what most people felt about these erotic sculptures, and observed them from a vantage point in Khajuraho,...Read more...
Krsna's Cradle at Amriteshwara
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.1 2020 In the small village of Amritapura at Tarikere, Karnataka is a beautiful example of Hoysala period architecture, the Amriteshwara Temple. The temple was built by Amiteya Dandanayaka in 1196 A.D. He was a General (Dandanayaka) in the service of the Hoysala King, Veera...Read more...
Dwarka and Shardapith, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.12 2019 Lord Dwarkadisa Sharad Purnima Shringar Darshan The last in a three-part description of the holy sites of Dwaraka. Visiting Dwarka's Holy Sites The City of Dwaraka is best known as the home of Lord Dwarkadisa, who resides in His Jagad Mandir. The...Read more...
Dwarka and Shardapith, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.12 2019 Dwadash Jyotirlinga A three-part description of the holy sites of Dwaraka. Somnath, the First Jyotirlinga Traditionaly, Dwadash Jyotirlinga pilgrimage begins with the Somnath temple. The present Somnath temple is an elegant reflection of the past glory of...Read more...
Dwarka and Shardapith
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2019 Jagatmandir Temple A three-part description of the holy sites of Dwaraka, by Vipul K. Shukla, Global News. Dwarka is one of the four shaktipiths (also referred as Shardapiths) established by Adi Shankaracharya. Others are Jyotishpith in the North, Shringeri...Read more...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.12 2019 Neela Mega Perumal (Lord Sourirajan) at Thirukkannapuram The last in a serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's eight abodes. Having now presented all eight of the svayam-vyakta kshetras, we conclude the series with a visit to the ninth temple...Read more...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.12 2019 Lord Varaha Varah Temple - Aajmeer, Rajasthan A serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's eight abodes. Eighth among the astha-svayam-vyakta kshetras is the holy dham at Pushkar, 11 km. northwest of Aajmeer, Rajasthan, where Sri...Read more...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.12 2019 Lord Badri-Narayan, Presiding Deity of Badrinath A serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's eight abodes. The seventh temple among the svayam-vyakta kshetras, or abodes of the self-manifest Form of Lord Visnu, is that of Sri Badrinarayan at...Read more...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.12 2019 Devarajan Perumal (Shree Hari) at Naimisharanya A serial presentation of svayambhu Lord Visnu's eight abodes. The forest of Naimisharanya is the aranya svarupa or forest manifestation of Lord Vishnu, and is therefore considered a sacred tirtha....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...
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...
Astha Svayam Vyakta Kshetras, Part 4
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 eight abodes. Today we visit the third astha svayam-vyakta kshetra: the Salagramam abode of...Read more...
Tirupati temple
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 Venkateswara Balaji at Tirumala, Tirupati Tirupati is the place of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, who is...Read more...
Iravan, Son of Arjuna
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.12 2019 Iravan Asian Civilizations Museum, Singapore Iravan, the son of Arjuna Pandava, is one of the lesser known characters mentioned in the epic Mahabharata. Nonetheless, he is the object of worship by devotees across India. Also known as Iravat/Iravant, and Aravat,...Read more...
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