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The Rishis headed by Kasyapa began to perform a sacrifice (yaga) on the banks of the Ganges. Sage Narada visited them at that time and asked them to tell him why they were performing the sacrifice and who would be pleased by it. Not being able to answer the question the Rishis approached Sage...Read more...
By editor, 2.5 2015 After Jain monks went on a hunger strike to push for a citywide ban on animal slaughter, the local government declared Palitana a meat-free zone. But the city's Muslims are not happy. Jainism is one of the oldest religions in the world and preaches a path of non-...Read more...
By editor, Jun 12 2014 Ahobilam, located in Andhra Pradesh, is one of the main holy places for Lord Narasimha. According to some Puranas it is the location where Lord Narasimha blessed Bhakta Prahlada and killed the demon Hiranyakashipu. In the pictures below, the tall mountain is the...Read more...
By The Editor, Jun 16 2014 Ananthapura Lake Temple in Kasaragod, built in the 9th century, is the only lake temple in Kerala and is the moolasthanam (original abode) of Ananthapadmanabha, the deity of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram. The garbhagriha of the temple...Read more...
By Para Limbu, Jun 18 2010 Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is surely one of the world's most amazing cities, being endowed with a very large number of ancient monuments, historic temples and other interesting spiritual sights. Here, the presence of Buddhist and Hindu deities...Read more...
By radha.name,  Jun 28 2014 Rath Yatra 2014 in Puri has started. It is one of the most anticipated events for the people of Odisha. This is a giant chariot festival which is dedicated to the main deity of Orissa, Lord Jagannath. On the day of the Rath Yatra, the deities of the great temple...Read more...
By: ISKCON News Staff ISKCON News on April 25, 2015 A massive earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck central Nepal on Saturday, April 25, affecting Kathmandu and he city of Pokhara. The tremors could also be felt in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India.  According to international new agencies...Read more...
By: ISKCON News Staff ISKCON News on April 26, 2015 On April 25th, a massive earthquake hit Nepal, which is now reported to have killed some 2,500 people in Katmandu and the surrounding areas. The quake also triggered avalanches on Mount Everest, killing at least 17 people there. Meanwhile...Read more...
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