India

Mayapur - Capital of Bengal?
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS- 16.9 2019   Did you know that Mayapur was once the capital of Bengal, and that the king's palace lies in ruins a short walk from ISKCON Mayapur? Just behind Chand Kazi's samadhi are the ruins known as Ballal Dhipi, which even today no one really knows...Read more...
The Return of Gobind Dev Temple at Vrindavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2019 Keshav Dev Temple at Mathura (Krishna Janma Bhoomi Temple (See the Muslim Idgah on the left side of the temple) Yesterday we looked at Vishnupur's role in Gaudiya Vaisnava history. Vishnupur was likened to 'new Vrindavan' during the reign of Aurangzeb...Read more...
Puri king urges ISKCON not to hold Rath Yatra on unspecified days
By Express News Service - 12.9 2019 Do we celebrate festivals such as Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Mahashivaratri, Sri Ram Navami and Durga Puja on unspecified days, asks the king.   Puri Gajapati and Chairman of Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee Dibyasingha Deb ...Read more...
Haridasa Thakura’s Disappearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 12.9 2019 Today is the disappearance day of Namacarya Srila Haridasa Thakura, so we shall read from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, Chapter Eleven, “The Passing of Haridasa Thakura”: “The summary of this chapter is given by Srila...Read more...
Vishnupur as the New Vrindavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.9 2019 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...
The Gopinath Temple of Remuna
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.9 2019 Shri Khirochora Gopinath Mandir, Remuna   Nestling on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal lies the small, quiet town of Balasore. Ten kilometres away lies the sleepy semi-town of Remuna. This place shelters five places of consecration, viz, Shri...Read more...
Monkey Safari
Monkey Safari may be the solution to Braj’s monkey problem    By Vrindavan Today The monkey menace in Brijbhumi, especially in Vrindavan and Govardhan, is turning out to be a major deterrent for tourists visiting the holy land where Radha and Krishna played. “In...Read more...
Petition: Long term visa for foreign sadhu’s
By editor - 7.9 2019 Western sadhus are suffering! So many vaisnava devotees living in western countries are struggling to maintain strict standards in their spiritual life. Living in western society is simply not conducive to Krishna bhajan. The many devotees who have taken shelter in...Read more...
Sudama Puri
By editor - 7.8 2019 The Birth place of Sudama – a dear friend of Lord Krishna. It is said that when Sudama visited Lord Krishna at Dwaraka, The Lord himself went barefooted to welcome him. Such was his greatness. Sudama Puri Porbandar is a coastal harbour city situated on the...Read more...
In Search of Siddhas
In Search of Siddhas and My Experiences With Kodi Swami By Dr. Subramonian - 5.9 2019 [Editor’s Note: Sri Kodi Swami was rumored to have lived for over 300 years, before attaining Mahasamadhi in 1993. Some families had been visiting him for generations. He was spoken of as...Read more...
CIDAMBARAM TEMPLE
By editor - 4.9 2019 Cidambaram Temple, also known as the Thillai Natarajah Temple is a sixteen hectare temple complex (Smith 4) located in the center of the city of Cidambaram in Tamil Nadu in south-eastern India, and was built and expanded between the 10th and 14th centuries. The...Read more...
A Study for Sri Chaitanya's Birthplace
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.9 2019   A paper by Professor K. N. Mukerjee, retired head of the Department of Geography, City College, Calcutta, in three parts. ABSTRACT For about 300 years from late 12th Century there was acute degeneration in the administrative and cultural atmosphere of...Read more...
Sridhama Mayapur
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.9 2019 Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur at Sridhama Mayapur   The hidden glories of Sridham Mayapur. The Prediction of Thakura Vrndavana Dasa From 'The Full Moon of the Advent of Lord Gauranga' The Harmonist, Vol. 15, March 31, 1935 "Thakura Vrndavana...Read more...
The Supreme Personality of Godhead at Hapamuni
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.9 2019 Lord Visnu at Hapamuni Among the many transcendental activities of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu were His famous traveling pastimes through the Jharikhanda forests of Madhya Pradesh. In Caitanya-caritamrta we read about the Lord's journey from Jagannath...Read more...
Worship of The Pandavas at Sirkanda
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.8 2019 Pandavas Temple, Sirkanda   The most honored deity or complex of deities in Sirkanda, as important as Raghunatha and Devi in Bhatbair and the surrounding Pahari region, are the five Pandava brothers, whose story is told in the epic Mahabharata. These...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Devapalli
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.8 2019 Lord Nrsimhadeva slaying Hiranyakasipu  Kanchi Kailasanath Temple A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 46. While Devapalli is mentioned only once in Jaiva Dharma, there is also one...Read more...
Raghunath Temple at Sirkanda
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.8 2019 In the village of Dev Prayag, Uttaranchal, is an ancient temple of Lord Rama. Dev Prayag resides at the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi rivers, and is considered to be one of the Panch Prayag. The town lies along the route between Rishikesh and Badrinath...Read more...
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...
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