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Three Cities of Sattva, Rajas and Tamas
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2018 Ayodhya A three-part summary of cities corresponding to the three gunas. The cities of Ayodhya, Kishkinda and Lanka, respectively, are respected as sattva, rajas and tamas cities. In Srimad Ramayana, the Sage Valmiki gives an elaborate description of these three cities. He has also described the types of people living there, including their rulers. While Ayodhya is clearly seen as a sattvic city, the attributes of tamasic and rajasic could be equally applied to Kiskindha and Lanka....Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 22
BY: ROCANA DASA - 24.9 2018 Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas Aksobhya: Aksobhya Tirtha, who is 9th on the List of 32, gives us our first opportunity in this comparative survey of Sampradaya Acaryas to consider members of the elite disciplic succession from the standpoint of ...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 105
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The Pindapitriyagña, The Âgrayaneshti, And The Kâturmâsyâni FIFTH ADHY...Read more...
Haridasa Thakura’s Disappearance Day
A Talk by Giriraj Swami - 24.9 2018 Today is the disappearance day of Namacarya Srila Haridasa Thakura, so we shall read from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, Chapter Eleven, ‘The Passing of Haridasa Thakura’: The summary of this chapter is given by Srila...Read more...
Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura and Srila Prabhupada
By Giriraj Swami - 24.9 2018 Today marks the anniversary of the birth—the appearance—of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, “the pioneer of the program for benedicting the entire world with Krishna consciousness.” To honor the occasion, I would like to share a short piece I...Read more...
The Temple of Jagannath at Puri
BY SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR - 24.9 2018 The history of the establishment of the great temple in Puri, and the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God. Written by the Thakur in English, 1871. There is not a Hindu who has not heard the name...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 21
BY: ROCANA DASA - 21.9 2018 Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas Madhava: Relatively little information is available on Madhava Tirtha's life. He is 8th on the List of 32, and was the third acarya in charge of Madhvacarya's math after his departure. Previously he lived the life...Read more...
The Appearance of Srila Jiva Goswami
BY: SUN EDITORS - 21.9 2018 Jiva Gosvami The Appearance Day of Srila Jiva Goswami is observed on September 21st. Srila Jiva Gosvami made his appearance in 1455, Sakabdha (1533 A.D.), on the 12th day of the bright fortnight in the month of Bhadra. He disappeared from view at the age of 85...Read more...
The Transcendental Arts of Srimati Radharani, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.9 2018 Radha and Krsna Looking Into a Mirror  National Museum, Delhi , c. 1800 The 64 transcendental arts. Before we proceed with our study of the individual items which comprise the list of Srimati Radharani's 64 transcendental arts, we will begin to look at...Read more...
11 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Lord Vamanadeva
By Gauravani dasa - 21.9 2018 1. He is known by many names, the most common ones being Vamana (the little dwarf), Trivikrama (he who has taken three step; the giant form), and Upendra (Indra’s younger brother); 2. In every planetary system the denizens worship a particular visnu-...Read more...
Lessons from Lord Vamanadeva
By Kripamoya Das - 21.9 2018 The many lessons for Vaishnavas to learn from Lord Vamanadeva Lord Vamanadeva appeared within this world from the womb of Aditi, the mother of the gods. He appeared at midday on the shravan-dvadasi, the 12th day of the lunar month of Shravan when the moon is...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 Lord Vamanadeva Begs Charity from Bali Maharaja Vamana Dvadasi, the auspicious Appearance Day of Sri Vamana Avatar is observed on September 21st. The fifth among...
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The...
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 Jarasandha, King of Magadha  Bhima Slays Jarasandha, Bhagavata Purana, c. 1530 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER...
BY: ROCANA DASA Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas Nrhari (Narahari Tirtha): Nrhari is 7th on the List of 32. According to his biographical sketch, he was divinely chosen by the royal...
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.9 2018 Krsna and Balaram are Instructed on the 64 Arts by Sandipani Muni    The 64 transcendental arts. In Sanskrit, the word kala means, among...
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882. Second Kânda - The Agnyâdhâna, The Agnihotra, The...
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.9 2018 Balarama and Krsna at the court of King Ugrasena in Mathura The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXIII – Part Two...
BY: ROCANA DASA Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas One of ISKCON's scholars in the field of guru-parampara is Sriman Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa, a disciple of HH Jayaptaka...