India

Mayapur Clean & Green
By Khusboo Basan - 31.1 2022 The area outside ISKCON Mayapur campus is underdeveloped and has no waste management system. Owing to this, Murari Mohini Devi Dasi has taken up this initiative and started Mayapur- Clean And Green. She supervises groups that clean the streets of Mayapur,...Read more...
Prabhupada Placing Ananta Sesha in the TOVP Foundation Pit, 1972
By editor - 28.1 2022 1972 was a year in Sridhama Mayapur filled with many beginnings. The Radha Madhava Golden Jubilee Festival from March 2 – 5 commemorates four of them. These include: 50th Anniversary of Chota Radha Madhava’s Installation/Arrival 50th Anniversary...Read more...
Lord Jagannatha and priests
By Chaitanya Charan - 26.1 2022 How does Lord Jagannatha reciprocate in Puri when the temple priests are so rude?   We know that Lord reciprocates only when there is pure love . But we find in Jagannath Puri that the priests are very rude and doesn’t behave well, which...Read more...
Sat-tila Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022
By editor - 25.1 2022 Sat-Tila Ekadashi is also known as Trisprisha Ekadashi. This Ekadashi occurs in the dark fortnight of the month of Magha(January/February). The glories of Sat-tila Ekadashi are narrated in the Bhavisyottara Purana in a conversation between the sage Dalbhya and Pulastya...Read more...
Receiving the Order to Preach
Sunanda Das - 21.2 2022 The TOVP Celebrates the Prabhupada Paschatya Desha Tarine Centennial, 1922-2022: Receiving the Order to Preach Many devotees may not be aware that this year commemorates the 100th anniversary of Srila Prabhupada receiving the order to preach in the West from Srila...Read more...
Jagannatha Temples in Midnapore District
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.1 2022 Jagannath Temple Bahiri, East Medinapore Gloom and Bloom: The Case of Jagannatha Temples in Midnapore District, by Prof. K. S. Behera. The famous Jagannatha Temple of Puri, the main centre of the cult in Orissa, was plundered by Kalapahar, the trusted general of...Read more...
Worship of Genitalia
By K.L.Kamat   Worship of Linga Town of Keladi, Karnataka The majority of non-Indians have difficulty to understand and appreciate Indian way of thinking, Hindu philosophy, abstract concepts of Hinduism and its attitude towards life, and mock the practice of worship of genitalia. The...Read more...
The History of Jammu City as a Place of Temples
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.1 2022   A survey of the famous temples of Kashmiri Jammu by Yasar M. Baba. Jammu city the winter capital of the State where the Maharaja used to reside during winter is 1,250 feet above the sea-level and is situated on a slope just above the right bank of the...Read more...
RADHA MADHAVA JUBILEE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCING THE RADHA MADHAVA GOLDEN JUBILEE FESTIVAL - MARCH 2-5, 2022 By editor - 27.12 2021 Celebrating 5 Anniversaries in 1 Festival Message from the Chairman Dear Devotees and Friends of the TOVP, Hare Krishna! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! Once again, we...Read more...
The Vamana Purana, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.12 2021 Vamana Avatar Belur, Karnataka The Vamana Purana by Srila Vedya-vyasa, excerpted and categorized into various subject areas. Vishwakarma Becomes a Monkey Continuing with his story, King Danda says- "Chitrangada stayed for a long period at...Read more...
Sri Udupi Dhama Yatra - Part 2
By editor - 13.12 2021 Temples in and around Udupi: 1. Sri Krishna Matha Temple 2. Sri Chandramouleshvar Temple 3. Sri Anantheshwar Temple 4. Sri Vadabhandeshwara Balarama Temple and Malpe Beach 5. Sri Pajaka Ksetra 6. Sri Parasurama Ksetra 7. Sahyadri Sri Krishna...Read more...
Sri Udupi Dhama Yatra - Part 1
By editor - 13.12 2021 Sri Udupi Dhama Yatra Sri Pajaka Ksetra / Sri Parasurama Ksetra Holy town of Udupi is famous for its most revered Sri Krishna Udupi Temple. Udupi is said to have attained the status of Vaikuntha, because the Lord Krishna came here from Dwarka and stayed here...Read more...
George Harrison’s Visit to Juhu, Remembering and Giving Thanks
By Giriraj Swami - 1.12 2021 I will never forget the moment when I heard that George Harrison had passed away, shortly after Thanksgiving in 2001. The strength of my feelings of separation surprised me—and made me think how important and dear George must have been to Srila Prabhupada...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 65
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.11 2021 Entrance to Alalanatha Temple The last in a serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Alalanatha As we bring to a close our series on Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pada-yatra preaching tour of South India, we end at the place where this...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 64
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.11 2021 Triyambakeshwar Temple at Nasika A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Nasika As Lord Caitanya's South India preaching tour drew to a close, He visited the ancient tirtha at Nasik, Maharashtra, as mentioned in the Summary of...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 63
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.11 2021 Lord Rama, Sita and Laksman Kalarama Temple, Pancavati, Nasik   A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Pancavati As we near the end of our series on the places Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu visited during His South India preaching...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 62
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.11 2021 A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Narmada-tira We began our work on today's segment, featuring Lord Caitanya's visit to Narmada-tira, in the usual way -- by searching the online Vedabase. At the start of Sri Caitanya-...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 61
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2021 Pilgrims bathing at Tapi River  A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Tapi River Today we visit another of the stops along Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pada-yatra path that is described as one of His bathing places along a...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 60
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2021 Vidyashankara Temple at Sringeri A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Srngavera-puri-matha Today we return to Karnataka state, which is home to the original matha of Sri Shankaracarya. During His southern pada-yatra, Lord Caitanya...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 59
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.11 2021 Golden Vimana, Sri Rangam A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Ranga-ksetra, Part Two Today we continue our exploration of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pastimes at Sri Ranga-ksetra in Tamil Nadu, which the Lord visited in the...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 58
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2021 Sri Ranganatha, Ranga-ksetra A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Ranga-ksetra If one makes a count of the number of slokas in Sri Caitanya-caritamrta Madhya lila Chapter 9, which total 365, and considers the division of...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 57
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2021 Phalguni River, Karnataka A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Phalgu-tirtha In a few of the earlier segments in this series we mentioned a Karnataka site visited by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, known as Phalgu-tirtha. We find the...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 56
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.11 2021 Sri Sthalasayana Perumal A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Thirukadalmallai In our last segment we visited Paksi-tirtha, or Tirukadikundam, which is situated 17 kilometers to the west of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. Today we...Read more...
Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Tirtha-yatra, Part 55
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.11 2021 Pusha and Vidhaata with King Narasimha Varma I Siva Vedagiriswara Temple, 7th century A serial exploration of the holy sites visited by Lord Caitanya. Paksi-tirtha Today we are covering another of the Tamil Nadu tirthas visited by Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu...Read more...
The Origin of Lord Narasimha, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.11 2021 Yagna Narasimha Temple A five-part study of Lord Nrsimhadeva by Dhruva dasa, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar - Orissa Review, 2009. Present day Narasimha Temples in and around Puri Narasimha Temple (Jagannath Temple Precinct): It is a pancharatha rekha deula at a...Read more...
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