India

Maize in Ancient India
BY: J.H. McCULLOCH - 23.8 2019 Maize Ears Sculptured in 12th and 13th Century A.D. India as Indicators of Pre-Columbian Diffusion. Ethnobotonists and other Indologists and researchers have debated in published articles and research whether or not various plants believed to have originated...Read more...
Jagannath Worship in Manipur
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.8 2019 Historical artifacts establish the early presence of Jagannath worship in Manipur state , by Dr. B. Tripathy. The North-Eastern region of India, consisting of the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and a number of tribal pockets before 1947, assumes much importance...Read more...
Brahma Sarovar
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.8 2019 Brahma Sarovar Temple Brahma Sarovar is one of the holiest water tanks in all of Kurukshetra. Located in the in Thanesar area, this is the place where Lord Brahma conceived the earth planet. It is also said that Lord Brahma created the entire universe from the...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Brahmaloka
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.8 2019 Lord Brahma A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 39. Before giving further consideration to the many descriptions of Brahmaloka as a destination for living entities engaged in fruitive...Read more...
Art and Cosmology in India
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2019 From a lecture by Subhash Kak given at the Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2006). The best way to understand India is through its art and the cosmology. Textbook narratives often overlook the synthesizing principles that represent...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhuvah
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.8 2019 Lord Vamana (Trivikrama)  Sri Ramaswamy Temple, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 35. In a Back to Godhead article entitled "Ascendance to the Personal...Read more...
Calcutta Woodcuts
BY: SUN STAFF 6.8 2019 Transcendental art: the rare woodcut prints of nineteenth century Calcutta. Calcutta is not one of the older cities of India. It is quite new, in fact, if compared to Benares or Delhi. Calcutta emerged as a modern city only towards the close of the seventeenth century...Read more...
Melukote – The Badrinath of South India
By The Editor - 1.8 2019 Melkote is the temple town situated in Mandya district of Karnataka state in India. The main temple, also known as Thirunarayanapura, is built on rocky hills called as Yadugiri or Yadavagiri overlooking the Kaveri valley. Lord Vishnu is worshipped in different...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhuh-mandala
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.8 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 33. Next on the Jaiva Dharma 'Glossary of Places' is Bhuh-mandala, and the sacred place following that on the list is Bhuvah. These...Read more...
Murlidhar Krishna Temple at Naggar
BY: SUN STAFF  Temple Deities   Situated in the beautiful Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh is the ancient village of Naggar, which is the abode of Sri Sri Radha-Murlidhar Krishna. Kullu's name is associated with the Kalut, a tribe residing in the Upper Valley of the Beas...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhuh
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.7 2019 Bhuloka  Folk Painting based on Srimad Bhagavatam A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 32. There are two commonly used spellings for the holy place under discussion: bhuh and...Read more...
Sri Sri Nityananda Janmasthan, Part Four
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.7 2019   Sri Sri Gaura Nitai at Ekchakra Dhama The conclusion of a brief history of Ekchakra dhama and Nityananda Janmasthan, originally written in Bengali by HG Paratatwa Prakashan. Once Nityananda left His home, the village became deserted. After the death of...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhuh
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.7 2019 Mother Kamadhenu, the Wish-fulfilling Cow A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 31. The next holy place mentioned on the 'Glossary of Places' in Srila Bhaktivinoda's Jaiva...Read more...
Sri Sri Nityananda Janmasthan, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.7 2019 Lord Nityananda, Ekchakra   A brief history of Ekchakra dhama and Nityananda Janmasthan, originally written in Bengali by HG Paratatwa Prakashan and presented in several parts.   Nityananda's Birthplace is a memorable one, a place of...Read more...
Centuries Old Nandi Statues Unearthed Near Mysuru
By The Hindu - 25.7 2019 A pair of centuries-old Nandi statues, carved out of monolithic soapstone, have been unearthed from a dried lake bed in Arasinakere, about 20 km from Mysore. The locals, who dug up the area and even deployed an earth mover during a three-to-four-day exercise,...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.7 2019 Yantra of Jambudvipa, c. 1725   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 29. There are many references to the name, origin and general description of Bharata-varsha found in sastra. Some...Read more...
Sri Sri Nityananda Janmasthan
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.7 2019 Ekchakra Dhama A brief history of Ekchakra dhama and Nityananda Janmasthan, originally written in Bengali by HG Paratatwa Prakashan and presented in several parts.   PROLOGUE Sri Sri Nityananda Mahaprabhu was the incarnation of the concept of love...Read more...
Lord Jagannath at Paradip
BY: SUN STAFF - 23. 7 2019 Universal Brotherhood and the Temple of  Lord Jagannath at Paradip Chaturdha Deities at Jagannath Temple, Paradip   By Prabhat Kumar Nanda for Orissa Review. Paradip Port has specific importance from cultural and religious point of view. As...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.7 2019 King Bharata at play in his birthplace at Sage Kanva's asrama  Illustration from Kalyana Kalpataru A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 28. In Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala, Srila...Read more...
Vyasaraja Brindavana Rebuilt
Vyasaraja Brindavana Rebuilt in 32 Hours by Thousands of Devotees BY: MADHAVANANDA DASA - 22.7 2019   NOTE: Brindavana means Samadhi of the Acharya, but Madhvas consider the word Samadhi to be offensive and derogatory. They always use the word Brindavana for the Samadhi of all...Read more...
Miscreants Vandalise Brindavana of Sripada Vyasaraja
BY: MADHAVANANDA DASA - 22.7 2019   Miscreants vandalise Brindavana of Sripada Vyasaraja, One of the greatest acharyas and the grand Spiritual Master of Sripada Madhavendra Puri. Vyasa Tirtha is one of the most illustrious acaryas in the guru parampara. He appeared in 1448 A.D. in...Read more...
Yaganti – Temple of the Ever Growing Nandi
By Sainath Reddy- 19.7 2019 There are some temples that have a wonderful mythology attached. Some are rich in architectural splendor, others in the divinity and vibration that they generate. Very few have all these things intact even after several hundreds of years. One such temple is...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.7 2019 Vyasa grants divine vision to Sanjaya, who advises King Dhritarashtra  Kalyana Kalpataru illustration A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 27. In the Bhisma Parva of the Mahabharata...Read more...
Maha Nandi – The Temple of Mysterious Waters
By Sainath Reddy - 18.7 2019  Maha Nandi Temple also known as Mahanandiswara Temple located in the east of Nallamala Hills near Nandyal town in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The Mahanandiswary Swamy Temple is positioned right at the foot of the hills of Srisailam forest....Read more...
VRINDAVAN
By editor - 18.7 2019 India is a country with a varied and rich mythology. Vrindavan (aka Vrndavana) is located in Northern India around fifteen kilometres from Mathura and is considered to be one of the seven holiest cities for Hindus (Haberman, 272). The city features many sacred land and...Read more...
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