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The Glories of West Bengal – Ambika Kalna, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.01 2023 Vaisnava Kirtanyas Terracotta sculpture, Pratapeswar Temple, Ambika Kalna A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. Today we continue our exploration of holy sites in...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal - Kalna, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.1 2023 Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Footprints at Kalna A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. As mentioned in previous segments, various pastimes that Lord Caitanya and His...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.1 2023  A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Sastric References to Bodily Caves Patanjali, the famed 2nd Century Tamil siddhar and author of Yoga Sutras, a collection of aphorisms on hatha yoga practice, is another great sage who...Read more...
The Glories of West Bengal - Kalna, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.1 2023 The Ganges at Kalna A serial presentation of West Bengal kshetras, and the tirthas associated with Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu and His parishad associates. The ancient town of Kalna, West Bengal is one of the topmost Gaudiya Vaisnava kshetras, being home to Lord...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.01 2023 Sita Devi, Ravana Ella Cave Temple, Sri Lanka   A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Ravana Ella Cave In Sinhala, in the Badulla district of Uva province, Sri Lanka, is an ancient cave famously described in Ramayana literatures. The...Read more...
Ganga Sagara Mela
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.01 2023 Ganga Ma on Makara-vahana Ganga Sagara Mela is observed on January 21st. Gangapujan Dashahara or Dussehra is the "appearance day" or day that marks the descent of Mother Ganges - Ganga Ma". Throughout India this festival lasts ten days beginning...Read more...
Culture of Respect - a detail or crucial?
By Vraja Bihari Das - 20.1 2023 “Azam Khan, a respected leader of Samajwadi party calls RSS leaders as homosexual” read the Zee News headlines. Tejaswi Yadav, the deputy chief minister of Bihar ridicules the Prime minister as a foreign travel freak who comes to India to only...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2023 Ananda Pagoda - Bagan Plains, Burma A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Nandamula Cave The Mahabharata provides a brilliant description of the sacred Himalayas as being "sublime, ornamented with jagged and mineral-rich peaks and embraced...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2023 Cave Temple of Amarnath   A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Shree Amaranth Cave One of the most famous caves of ancient Bharat is located in the Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir state. Amaranth Cave is mentioned in the Bringesha-samhita,...Read more...
A padayatri’s experiences walking Nepal’s roads
By Dayal Gopal dasa, Nepal Padayatra leader - 18.1 2023 Padayatra is continuing in Nepal and we are walking on the Mahendra Highway running the length of the country from east to west, the only major highway in Nepal. At the eastern tip of Nepal, we came to the Mechi River, a trans-...Read more...
Message from Mayapur Gurukula parents
By editor - 18.1 2023 Message from current Mayapur Gurukula parents: Bhaktivedanta Academy Mayapur Boys’ Gurukula of TODAY *”Gurukula is our most important project.” Srila Prabhupada 27.01.1973 * Sridham Mayapur, January 16, 2023. Dear Maharajas and Prabhus,...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2023 Indra Shakes Vala's Cave Painting by A. Fantalov A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. The Cave of Vala Today we will discuss a cave that is perhaps the oldest sastric reference to such a place -- the Cave of Vala from Rigveda. This cave plays a...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.1 2023 Govardhana Kshetra, Bangalore   A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Govardhana Kshetra Thus far in our series we have seen both natural caves sunk deep in the earth, and more shallow rock-cut cave temples carved into existing stone faces in...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2023 Krishna Milking The Krishna Cave, Mahabalipuram A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. The Krishna Cave In Mahabalipuram (Mamallpurma), a small village to the south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, there is a famous tirtha known as the Krishna Cave. This rock-cut...Read more...
Rajapur Lord Jagannatha Temple
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2023 SRI SRI JAGANNATHA, BALADEVA, SUBDHARA (Chandana Yatra Flower Dress)   Rajapur Jagannatha Temple at Sri Simantadvipa Island of Sri navadvipa-Mayapur Dhama – photo essay by Chandan Bhatia.   JAGANNATHA PURI DHAMA IN SRI NAVADVIPA DHAMA This...Read more...
Gaya
By editor - 9.1 2023 In Vedic society, after the death of a relative, especially one’s father or mother, one must go to Gaya and there offer oblations to the lotus feet of Lord Visnu. Therefore hundreds and thousands of men gather in Gayadaily to offer such oblations, or sraddha....Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.1 2022 Srila Vyasa's Cave, Managoan   A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. It is believed that it was in this cave that the great sage Vyasa Rishi composed the Mahabharata. In addition to Mahabharata, he composed the 18 Puranas, Brahma Sutras and...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada birthplace memorial project
By editor - 6.1 2023 His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, appeared on 1st September 1896 at 4pm at premises number 63 Tollygunge Road, Kolkata-700033. The house where Srila Prabhupada was born was under a Jackfruit tree. In 1920’s the maternal uncles of Srila...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.1 2023 Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, Bhubaneswar   A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat -- Part One. The caves in prehistoric times, discovered all over the world, mostly represent natural caves partly improved by human hand. Some of them contain ante-...Read more...
Vedic Contributions in the Orient
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 3.1 2023 This is for all of our preachers in the Far East. May it give them more preaching information to use in their location to help convince people of their connection with Vedic culture. Bharatvarsha’s beginnings go back to a very...Read more...
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura’s Salagrama Sila, at ISKCON Mayapur
By Shyamagopika Devi Dasi - 2.1 2023 On the 22nd of December 2022, the Sri Narasimha Saligrama Sila, worshipped by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur, was officially installed on the Narasimhadeva’s altar in ISKCON Mayapur. In 2018, per the direction of Jayapataka Swami, to...Read more...
Hoysala Art and Architecture
  By Dr. K. L. Kamat - 9.12 2022 Belur is a small town in the Hasan district of Karnataka. Here, kings of  the Hoysala dynasty constructed the 'Chennakeshava' (handsome Vishnu) temple. It is about one hundred feet high and has a magnificent gateway tower (...Read more...
ISKCON Gurugram Inauguration
By Iskcon Gurugram - 6.12 2022 ISKCON Gurugram Temple near Badshahpur, on Sohna Road, hosted their inauguration this weekend. The grand ceremony took place from 26th to 27th November. Haryana Governor, Sri Bandaru Dattatreya, was present as the Chief Guest at the event. As well as many...Read more...
Message from Ambarisa and Braja Vilasa Prabhus
By editor - 30.11 2022 Dear Prabhus, Please accept our obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Hare Krishna! We understand that you are all engaged in the most important service of keeping ISKCON members worldwide informed and enthused about the expansion and development of ISKCON....Read more...
Magnificent Palace For Sri Sri Radha Damodar in Gurugram – Haryana, India
By Radhikakrpa dd - 30.11 2022 A famous Sanskrit shloka reads   Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu Gurur Devo Maheshwara Guru Sakshat Parabrahma Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah Meaning   Guru Brahma – Guru is Brahma also called as Generator, Guru Vishnu means Guru is...Read more...
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