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SATI AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
By editor - 18.1 2019 Introduction In many religious traditions marriage is arguably one of the most sacred institutions on which two people can unite.In the Hindu tradition, a woman’s devotion to her husband is seen as essential and is very important to the marriage itself.However, this devotion should not only be seen in life, but also with death. In the pasta wife was able to prove her devotion through a ritual called Sati.The ritual is when usually an orthodox Hindu woman will throw herself on the pyre of...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2019 Illustrations from Babur-namah Mughal miniatures, c. 1520 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In yesterday's segment we mentioned the fact that the first Mughal Emperor in India, Babur, held such a short period of rule (1526...Read more...
Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition, Part Eleven
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2019 Vasudeva  Red Sandstone, Mathura, 5th c. Part Eleven of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998.   III. Our last document throwing light on another phase of the early history of Vaishnavism is a...Read more...
Serving Krishna by Serving Tulasi
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 18.1 2019 The luxurious growth of one of Krishna’s greatest devotees, who appears in a special form, attests to the devotion of two of her dedicated caretakers. Srila Prabhupada once quoted an atheist as saying, “What is the use of watering the...Read more...
“Make him puris if he wants puris”
By editor - 18.1 2019 Srutakirti dasa, Srila Prabhupada Remembers His Youth Sometimes Srila Prabhupada affectionately spoke about his father. When he did, it was always with great fondness. “My father would make sure that whatever I wanted I would get,” he said. “Even...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2019 Kedar Ragini from the Chunar Ragamala  Opaque watercolor and gold on paper  Chunar, India, c. 1591 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In yesterday's segment we briefly discussed the timeline of Mughal occupation in...Read more...
Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition, Part Ten
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2019 Part Ten of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998. The background, again, of the picture within the frame, the philosophy of the Bhagavadgitacalled the epic Samkhya, is held by Deussen [1] and...Read more...
The Hare Krsna Mantra
By HH Satsvarupa dasa Goswami - 17.1 2019 When His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada frst arrived in America in the midst ol the cultural turmoil of the sixties, he quickly captured the hearts and minds of the New York hippies and the San Francisco flower children with the...Read more...
Harry Krishna
By Mina Sharma - 17.1 2019 The Sun, a popular British Newspaper with sales of around 1.5 million copies daily has featured Prince Harry and his wife Meghan on the front cover with the headline “Harry Krishna” after the Prince revealed that he meditates daily. Whilst he is not...Read more...
THE SAVITRI AND SATYAVAT MYTH
By editor - 15.1 2019 The myth of Savitri and Satyavat is the fictional love story of a Hindu wife following her husband through death and saving him with her great dharmic wisdom. The origin of the story dates back to the Mahabharata. The sage Vyasa had written the Mahabharata with the help...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.1 2019 Return of the Cowherds Rajput, Godhuli, Mewar School A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. We began this series with a brief summary of the invaders who preceded the Mughal drive into India. The northern invasion of the Delhi Sultanate...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 15.1 2019 The Five Pandava Brothers Part Nine of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998. According to the Mahabharata...
By Navina Syama Dasa - 15.1 2019   Can the investigation of God through the method of Krishna consciousness really be called scientific? God: The Evidence; The God Delusion; God: The...
By Giriraj Swami - 15.1 2018 January 14, Makara-sankranti, marks the anniversary of the grand opening of Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihari’s temple and cultural complex in Juhu, Bombay. Two...
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.1 2019 Delhi Sultanate Architecture  Conical Dome and Qutub Minaret A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Yesterday we began to discuss...
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.1 2019 Krishna Protects the Pandavas from the Kauravas Part Eight of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998. Kautilya in...
Mahaprabhu’s Victory – Over the Mayavadis at Benares   By Karuna Dharini Devi Dasi - 14.1 2019 Desiring to drown everyone in the flood of love of God, Lord Caitanya made a...
By Sri Nandanandana dasa - 14.1 2019 In spite of the fact that everything comes from the Supreme Being, He is still aloof from it all. He does not disengage Himself from His eternal pleasure...
By Chaitanya Charana Dasa - 14.1 2019   Though Prabhupada was present for only the first eleven years of ISKCON’s fifty-year history, he continues to guide and inspire his...