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Worship of Lord Narasimha in Maharastra and Goa, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.3 2020 Sri Jwala Nrsimha at Kole Narasimhapur, Maharashtra  A serial presentation of West Indian temples dedicated to the worship of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Today we are visiting the Sri Jwala Nrsimha temple at Kole Narasimhapur, in the Walva tahlak, Sangli district of...Read more...
Worship of Lord Narasimha in Maharastra and Goa, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.3 2020 Lord Narasimha at Pokharni A serial presentation of West Indian temples dedicated to the worship of Lord Nrsimhadeva. While the small state of Goa now has only a few temples dedicated to Lord Nrsimha's worship, there are quite a number in neighboring...Read more...
Worship of Lord Narasimha in Maharastra and Goa, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.3 2020 Mahadev Temple, Goa A serial presentation of West Indian temples dedicated to the worship of Lord Nrsimhadeva. Today there are few remaining temples dedicated to Lord Narasimhadeva in Goa, and none of the antiquity of the Shri Laxmi Narsimha Temple featured in...Read more...
Thiruvalanchuzhi – Magnanimous Temple
By Sainath Reddy - 25.3 2020 Thiruvalanchuzhi – Magnanimous Temple of Milk Froth Ganesha Thiruvalanchuzhi village is just a kilometer away from Swamimalai. The presiding deity in this temple is Kapardiswarar, with godess Periyanakai. Though the preceding deity is Kapardiswarar(...Read more...
Worship of Lord Narasimha in Maharastra and Goa
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.3 2020 Sri Laxmi Narsimha Temple in Veling (Mhardol), Tal Ponda, Goa   A serial presentation of West Indian temples dedicated to the worship of Lord Nrsimhadeva. In the states of Maharastra and Goa, devotees have worshipped Lord Nrsimha since ancient times. There...Read more...
505 Gold Coins
505 Gold Coins Found in a Brass Pot While Digging at Jambukeswarar Temple By Indian Express - 19.3 2020 505 gold coins, weighing 1.716 kg, were found in a vessel during digging at Jambukeswarar Temple in Thiruvanaikaval, Tiruchirappalli district yesterday. The coins were later handed...Read more...
ISKCON Book Shop Opens at New Delhi Railway Station
By: Madhava Smullen - 13.2 2020 The ISKCON book shop on Platform No. 16 at New Delhi Railway Station A new ISKCON book shop opened on Platform No. 16 at New Delhi Railway Station on January 21st, selling Srila Prabhupada’s books to commuters.  ISKCON India...Read more...
Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.3 2020 Lord Gopalaswamy Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta is a remote temple dedicated to Sri Gopala, located in the Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka state. In Kannada, betta means 'hill', and this Gopalaswamy temple is perched atop a windy hill on the...Read more...
Hoysala Temples, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.3 2020 Pralaya Varaha Swami with Bhoo Devi A serial presentation of Vaisnava temples built by the Hoysala empire. Pralaya-Varahanatha Swami Temple, Kallahalli Today we complete our Hoysala temple series with another exceptional tirtha. In the village of Kallahali,...Read more...
The Festival of Jagannath Mishra
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.3 2020 Anandotsava, the Festival of Jagannath Mishra, is observed on March 10th. The Festival of Jagannath Mishra is an observance of the Jata karma samskara for baby Nimai (Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu). Following the fast for Gaura Purnima, which is broken upon the rising...Read more...
Hoysala Temples, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.3 2020 Venugopala A serial presentation of Vaisnava temples built by the Hoysala empire. Veera-Narayana Temple at Belavadi Veera-Narayana Temple at Belavadi, in the Chikmagalur district of Karnataka is a magnificent example of Hoysala architecture. Built in 1206 A.D...Read more...
Hoysala Temples, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.3 2020 Vardha Yoga Bhoga Narasimha, Santigrama A serial presentation of Vaisnava temples built by the Hoysala empire. Yoga Narasimha Temple, Santigrama There are about 1,521 Hoysala temples in Karnataka, spread over a number of sites like Somnathpura, Nuggihalli,...Read more...
Hoysala Temples, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.3 2020 Sri Adimadhava A serial presentation of Vaisnava temples built by the Hoysala empire. Adimadhavaraya Temple The Adimadhavaraya temple is located in Belluru village, in the Nagamangala Taluk of Mandya District, Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Adi-Madhava,...Read more...
Hoysala Temples
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.2 2020 Lord Vamanadeva, Halebid A serial presentation of Vaisnava temples built by the Hoysala empire. Among the most beautiful examples of Vaisnava art in India are the deities, sculptures and temple carvings of the Hoysala empire. Lavishly ornamented and carved with...Read more...
Dacoits Stole Srimati Radharani
From the Astrologer’s Diary: The Night Dacoits Stole Srimati Radharani   Shyamasundara Dasa - 17.2 2020   Contents How Srila Prabhupada’s childhood deities were stolen. How Srimati Radharani was kidnapped by bandits in Mayapur. Narration of what happened by...Read more...
Temples of Kashmir
By editor - 14.2 2020 Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir, India The ancient sites of Ushkar, built by the Kushan king Huvishka approximately in the 3rd century A.D., and Harwan, a typical Buddhist settlement of the type that flourished in Gandhara kingdom, provide the earliest...Read more...
Elephants in Art, Architecture and History of Orissa, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Elephant and giraffe in the royal court Sun Temple, Konarka Orissa, 13th century AD The last in a two-part exploration of the importance of elephants in Orissan art and religious culture, by Debabrata Swain. The earliest representation of Ganesha seems to be...Read more...
Elephants in Art, Architecture and History of Orissa
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Elephant motif half-hewn from a huge stone near Dhauli, Bhubaneswar The earliest sculpture of Orissa, 3rd century B.C. A two-part exploration of the importance of elephants in Orissan art and religious culture, by Debabrata Swain. Since time immemorial, the...Read more...
ISKCON’s first full stone temple
By Rama-mohana Dasa - 11.2 2020 With traditional architecture- pillars and stone carvings, ISKCON Salem’s granite temple promises its name in history for centuries. We have learned from Srila Prabhupada that Krsna advises Arjuna in Bhagavad-Gita – kuru karmaiva tasmat...Read more...
Somnath temple
By editor - 7.2 2020 The Somnath temple located in Prabhas Patan near Veraval in Saurashtra on the western coast of Gujarat, India(Gurjar) is believed to be the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva. It is an...Read more...
Mystical Temple of Speaking Gods
By Sainath Reddy - 5.2 2020 The famous Raj Rajeshwari Tripura Sundari temple in Bastar, Bihar, attracts hundreds of thousands of devotees from across the nation. This temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga. Historians say that, the temple was built 400 years ago to perform Tantric...Read more...
Lord Caitanya's Jagannath Deities
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.1 2020 Lord Caitanya's Jagannatha Deities Sri Rangam   In the year 1510 A.D., Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu traveled to South India, spending four months of Caturmasya Vrata, the monsoon season, at the home of a brahman known as Vyenkatta Bhatta. During His...Read more...
Sri Giriraja-Tirtha: The Holy Places of Sri Giriraja
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.1 2020 Krishna Raises Govardhan Jaipur, early 19th c. Sri Garga-samhita Canto 3, Chapter 7, Texts 1-39 Part One Sri Bahulasva said: How many holy places are on noble-hearted Govardhana Hill? O great yogi, you have transcendental vision. Please tell me this. Sri...Read more...
Guruvayur
By editor - 30.1 2020 Guruvayur houses the famous Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple.The Guruvayur temple, also known as “Bhooloka Vaikunta”, believed to be at least 5,000 years old and the main deity is believed to have been installed by Brihaspati and Vayu. The temple was built by...Read more...
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...
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