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Customs, Tradition, and Varieties of Weddings in India
By Vikas Kamat - 21.6 2021   Introduction The marriage ceremony is one of the oldest customs of mankind and the Indian culture is no exception, and it is considered one of the most important events of one's life. In India, the Kanyadana (literally meaning, donating a virgin) or...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 83
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.6 2021 Kakatiya Kala Thoranam (Warangal Gate) A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Kakatiyas 'The Kakatiya dynasty was a South Indian dynasty that ruled parts of what is now Andhra Pradesh, from 1083...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 82
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.6 2021 Hero stone with inscription of Yadava King Singhana II, c. 1235 A.D. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Yadavas 'According to some scholars, the Seuna rulers were of Maratha descent and were...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 81
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2021 The Mughal Army Captures Devagiri Padshahnama of Shah Jahan, c. 1636 A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Yadavas 'The Yadava dynasty, in power from 850–1334 A.D., is also...Read more...
Artists of Nathadwara
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.6 2021 Shrinath Yamunaji   The beautiful images of Lord Krishna in His Form as Sri Nathaji have become famous due to the worship of devotees of the Vallabha sect, one of the four main Vaisnava sampradayas. Their worship of Sri Nathaji is always offered to that of...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 80
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.6 2021 Kailash Temple in Ellora Caves A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Rashtrakutas Over the 8th to 10th Centuries, the Rashtrakuta empire at its peak spread from Cape Comorin in the south to Kannauj...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 79
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.6 2021 Pandya-desa Region, mid-13th c. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Pandyas In Caitanya-caritamrta Adi lila 1.19, and elsewhere in Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur's writings we find...Read more...
Ratha Yatra to be Celebrated Only in Puri, Without Devotees
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 14.6 2021 As speculated, the Covid pandemic will rob the sheen of Rath Yatra for the second consecutive year, with the state government on Thursday announcing 2020-like restrictions, involving a ban on congregation of devotees at Puri. Like last year, Rath Yatra...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 78
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.6 2021 Lord Visnu Pandya dynasty, Tamil Nadu, late 8th c. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Pandyas 'The Pallava dynasty was replaced by the Pandyas in the 8th Century. Their capital city,...Read more...
The Panch Dwarka Temples, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.6 2021 Sri Nathji Nathdwara Shrinathji Temple The fourth stop on our Panch Dwarka yatra is Nathdwara, 48 kilometres northeast of Udaipur, Rajasthan. Nathdwara is home to the famed Shrinathji Temple. Shrinathji is another name for Lord Krishna, and His abode here is a...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 77
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.6 2021 Elephant beside Nakula Sahadeva Ratha   A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Pallavas The Five Rathas of Mahabalipuram Today, we would like to offer a brief description of each of the...Read more...
The Panch Dwarka Temples, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.6 2021   Ranchhodraiji Temple at Dakor The town of Dakor is situated in Northern Gujarat, about 60 kilometres from Ahmedabad, in the Kheda district. Dakor is home to the glorious Ranchhodji temple, a famous pilgrimage spot. Devotees come on padyatra or on...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 76
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.6 2021 A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Pallavas As the Pallava dynasty ascended to rule, they made their capital city at Kanchi, and developed it into a great centre of Sanskrit learning and...Read more...
The Panch Dwarka Temples, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.6 2021 Bet Dwarka From Dwarka one proceeds to Bet Dwarka. 'Bet' refers to an island located 5 kilometres off the coast of Gujarat, near the Okha peninsula. Bet is regarded as the original place of residence of Lord Krishna. The Shri Krishna Temple resides on the...Read more...
The Panch Dwarka Temples, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.6 2021 Sri Dwarkadheesh Temple   Dwarkadheesh Temple Premises Sri Krishna's Dwarkadheesh temple premises are considerably huge and house more than 24 temples apart from the main Dwarkadheesh temple. The various temples in the premises are: Shri Radha Krishna,...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 75
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.6 2021 Lord Narasimhadeva, Kailasnath Temple at Kanchi Built by Pallavas 1500 years ago A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Pallavas As we said in our opening segment, a great deal can be said...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 74
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.6 2021 Krishna Milking The Krishna Cave, Mahabalipuram A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Pallavas There is a great deal to be said about the Pallava dynasty, which left its mark on nearly every aspect...Read more...
The Panch Dwarka Temples
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.6 2021   Among India's most famous tirtha sites are the holy dhamas of Vrindavan, Mayapur, Mathura, Ayodhya, Kashi, Kanchipuram, Avantika (Ujjain), Puri and Dwarka. Along with pilgrimage to these holy sites, there are many other yatras one can methodically make...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 73
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.5 2021 Shore Temple in Mamallapuram Built by the Pallavas, 8th Century A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Pallavas '7th Century Tamil Nadu saw the rise of the Pallavas under Mahendravarman I and...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 72
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.6 2021 Mangalwedha Temple, Maharashtra A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Badami Chalukyas Completing today our summary of the Badami Chalukyas and the various regions of India through which their...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 71
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.6 2021 Siva Vishapaharana - Eastern Chalukya Dynasty Andhra Pradesh, 9th-10th Century Nelson Atkins Museum A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Badami Chalukyas Today we continue our discussion on the...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 70
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.6 2021 Trikuteshwara Brahma, Shiva and Visnu A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Badami Chalukyas As mentioned in our opening segment on this Middle Kingdom dynasty, the Badami Chalukyas are so named...Read more...
Theater in Bengal, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF- 31.5 2021 Mahabharata Drama with Puppets, Calcutta The last of a three-part study of the history of Sanskrit theater in Bengal. Krishna lila, Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Vaisnava Influence on theatrical performance Song-and-dance forms: In traditional Bengali theater, a song...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 69
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.5 2021 Lord Brahma panel from Aihole Prince of Wales Museum A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Badami Chalukyas In the north central region of Karnataka are two famous rock-cut temple complexes, Aihole...Read more...
Tulsa, 1921: Learning From History
By Sankirtana Das (ACBSP) - 31.5 2021 King Śibi ransoming a pigeon with his own flesh. May 31st commemorates the 100th year anniversary of the Tulsa massacre, avoided in most school courses and books on American history. The neighborhood in which it occurred was called Greenwood. This...Read more...
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