India

Ancient Mathas of Prachi Valley
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.11 2020 The Prachi River near Nuagaon   A serial presentation of mathas located in the ancient Prachi Valley of Orissa, and the Deities worshipped there. Jayashankar Naik, an esteemed research scholar at Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, Orissa has presented a...Read more...
Nanda Bhavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.11 2020 Nanda Bhavan A few kilometers south of Gokula is the sacred tirtha Mahavana, which is home to the Nanda Bhavan temple. On on the left bank of the Yamuna, sitting atop a small hill, Nanda Bhavan is the abode of Nanda Maharaja, Mother Yashoda, Balarama, and baby...Read more...
Gadadhara Pandita
By ISKCON Mayapur - 23.11 2020 gadadhara-paṇḍitadi — prabhura nija-sakti tan’-sabara carane mora sahasra pranati “I offer my respectful obeisances unto the internal potencies of the Lord, of whom Sri Gadadhara Prabhu is the foremost.” (Sri Caitanya-caritamrta...Read more...
Daitya Sudan Temple
Daitya Sudan Temple: Attempt Of Conversion To Mosque By editor - 12.11 2020 Daitya Sudan Temple is a Vishnu temple dated to the Chalukya Dynasty which ruled Central and Southern India between the 6th and 12th centuries. This temple is an example showing how a temple gets converted to...Read more...
Islamic India – The biggest holocaust in World History
By editor - 12.11 2020 The genocide suffered by the Hindus of India at the hands of Arab, Turkish, Mughal and Afghan occupying forces for a period of 800 years is as yet formally unrecognised by the World With the invasion of India by Mahmud Ghazni about 1000 A.D., began the Muslim...Read more...
Connections: Ancient Vedic World
By editor - 11.11 2020 Map of the Indian subcontinent during the Vedic period In India I found a race of mortals living upon the Earth, but not adhering to it. Inhabiting cities, but not being fixed to them, possessing everything but possessed by nothing. (Apollonius Tyanaeus, Greek...Read more...
Janakpur
By admin - 10.11 2020 Janakpur is the place of appearance of Goddess of Fortune – Sitadevi. It is over here that King Janaka found Sita Devi in a beautiful golden casket, which he had unearthed while ploughing the land. • Today part of Mithiladesh (which is a former name), is in...Read more...
The Appearance of Radha-kund
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2020 Krsna defeats Aristasura Bhagavata Purana, Mewar, c. 1680 The Appearance of Radha-kund, Snana Dana and Bahulastami are observed on November 8th. After killing a bull-demon named Aristasura, Krishna approached Radharani to engage in loving affairs. However, She...Read more...
Shankha-kshetra: Srimandir's Architectural Features, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2020 Jagannath Puri Temple A seventeen-part series on Sri Jagannath Puri Dham - from an architectural survey by Padmanabha Mahapatra. Continuing with our description of the architectural features of the ancient Jagannath Temple at Puri, the height of the main temple...Read more...
Sri Radha-kunda’s Appearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 9.11 2020 Kartik is a very auspicious time for spiritual advancement. Another name for Kartik is Urja-vrata. Urja means power. The supreme power, the original power, is Srimati Radharani. So Urja-vrata, or Kartik-vrata, is for Srimati Radharani. Many important...Read more...
Radhasthami Mahotsavah
By Radha Kunda Dasi - 9.11 2020 “The word Radha means the greatest worshiper of Krsna. No other gopi in Vrndavana has such a significant name as Sri Radha. of course, all the Vraja gopis love and give pleasure to Krsna. However, compared to Radhika’s ocean of love for Krsna, the...Read more...
Kitchen of Lord Jagannath at Puri – Biggest in the World
By editor - 6.11 2020     Kitchen-of-Jagannath-Puri Mahaprasadam of Lord Jagannath Every day fifty-six variations of Bhog are offered to Lord Jagannath at Puri. The preparations are made conventionally without using onion, garlic, chilies or some vegetables considered...Read more...
A MAGICAL YATRA
By editor - 6.11 2020 Brahmotsava, the annual 12-day festival commemorating the consecration of deities, was held recently at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Bengaluru. RANJENI A SINGH reports The couple is dressed in bright Kanjivaram silk embroidered in gold, elaborate jewellery and...Read more...
How Narasimhadeva Came to Mayapur
By editor - 5.11 2020 The appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva in ISKCON Sri Mayapur The story of how Lord Narasimhadeva came to Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir - reprinted from the Mayapur journal based on a discussion with HG Atma Tattva Prabhu (ACBSP) On the 24th of March, 1984, at 12.20 a...Read more...
The Temples of Bishnupur, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.10 2020  A two-part survey of temple sites in Bishnupur, West Bengal, compiled by Saurab Basu. The Lalji Temple has an established grandeur among the laterite Eka-Ratna temples registered in and around Bishnupur. Inscriptions suggest the year of its erection as 1658...Read more...
The Temples of Bishnupur
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.10 2020 A two-part survey of temple sites in Bishnupur, West Bengal, compiled by Saurab Basu. Bishnupur, formerly known as MallaBhum, is famously known as the temple town of West Bengal for its architecturally exclusive temples, built by the Malla Rulers from AD 695...Read more...
The Opening of the TOVP postponed
By editor - 25.10 2020 Dear ISKCON Leaders and Devotees Worldwide, Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. As you know, we have planned for some time now to shift the Mayapur Deities into the new TOVP temple room by 2022. In the meantime, of course, the...Read more...
His Grace Jasomatinandana Prabhu left this world.
By Gopal Krishna Goswami - 25.10 2020 Dear Maharajas and Prabhus, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Jasomatinandana Prabhu, Prabhupada’s initiated disciple passed away at approximately 5 PM IST today, Saturday the 24th of October, 2020. As most of...Read more...
Bengal's Terracotta Art
BY: SUN STAFF Terracotta Art is the earliest form of art in which the Bengal artists excelled. The art products in terracotta or burnt clay satisfied the creative impulse of the artists and also met the domestic and ritual needs of ordinary man. Clay objects were either baked in the sun or...Read more...
Preaching in Pakistan
By: Deena Bandhu Dasa - 23.10 2020 Editor's Note: In light of the recent political upheaval in Pakistan following the tragic assasination of former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, we felt that this report of Krishna conscious outreach in that country was especially significant...Read more...
Shankha-kshetra: The Second Fold
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.10 2020 A seventeen-part series on Sri Jagannath Puri Dham. As described in yesterday's segment on Shankha-kshetra, the conch-like shape of Jagannatha Puri Dham is composed of seven concentric folds. The first fold is the innermost, being the kshetra's navel,...Read more...
Sonamukhi Sridhar Mandir
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.10 2020 Krsna holding Kailash Mountain (Puranas) A wonderful collection of Krsna lila terracottas in Sonamukhi, West Bengal by Phalguni Banerjee. Over the last few years, we have offered numerous Feature stories in the Sun about the glorious terracotta temples of West...Read more...
Shankha-kshetra: The Holy Dham at Jagannath Puri
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.10 2020 The first in a seventeen-part series on Sri Jagannath Puri Dham. Today we begin a serial survey of the 115 transcendental abodes in Puri Dham. The State of Orissa is divided up into four kshetras which represent the paraphernalia of Lord Visnu: His shankha...Read more...
TOVP: Sri Sri Prahlad-Narasimhadeva Temple Design
By Svaha Dasi and Rangavati Dasi - 21.10 2020 Lord Narasimhadeva appeared in the month of Purushottama to protect His dear devotee Sri Prahlad Maharaja and annihilate Hiranyakashipu because Hiranyakashipu had received the boon to not be killed in the twelve months of the year from Lord...Read more...
PM Narendra Modi Takes Delhi Metro Ride to ISKCON Temple
By editor - 16.10 2020     Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday boarded a metro train from Khan Market station on way to attend an event at ISKCON temple in south Delhi's East of Kailash, officials said. Modi unveiled a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages...Read more...
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