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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...
The Appearance of Sri Vamanadev
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 the Dasavatara is Sri Vamana-avatara. There are innumerable lila-avataras. Among them are twenty-...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 20
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 elephant as a replacement for the departed King. He quickly surrendered his role as King, passing it...Read more...
The Transcendental Arts of Srimati Radharani, Part 2
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 other things, the arts, and specifically 64 fine or mechanical arts. We have already mentioned two...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 19
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 Swami, who resides in Katikati, New Zealand. He is the author of a book entitled The Life and...Read more...
The Seven Wonders of the Word
By Sivarama Swami - 19.9 2018 From Back to Godhead What is the effect of chanting Hare Krishna? The names of the Lord in the maha-mantra Hare, Krishna, and rama are invested with His full potencies. Singing God’s names, therefore, is to contact Him through the medium of...Read more...
The Transcendental Arts of Srimati Radharani
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2018 Daily Life in a Village  Mewar, Rajasthan, c. 1750  National Museum, Delhi In honour of Sri Radhastami, observed on September 16th, today we begin a three-part series that is inspired by Text 37 of the Brahma-samhita, describing the 64...Read more...
Bhagavan Lord Buddha
BY: SUN EDITORS - 17.9 2018 Lord Buddha's Birth (Bharhut) Brahmi text: bhagavato rukdanta While researching the article on the Transcendental Arts of Srimati Radharani, we came across an interesting passage that reflects the Vaisnava conclusion that Lord Buddha is an incarnation...Read more...
Radhastami, a day to meditate on the deepest mystery
By Radhanath Swami - 17.9 2018 Radhastami, a day to meditate on the deepest mystery It gives me great pleasure to welcome all of you to be with us in Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple to celebrate Radhastami. A day in which we meditate upon the deepest mystery buried within the vast treasure...Read more...
The Appearance of Srimati Sita Thakurani
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.9 2018 Srimati Sita Thakurani's Appearance day is observed on September 13th. From 'Lives of the Saints' by S. Rosen. Shri Sita Thakurani is to be worshiped just as much as Sachidevi herself, as the mother of the universe. She is the eternal wife of Shri...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 18
BY: ROCANA DASA - 14.9 2018 In Closing Just as we have to be careful about terminology, we have to be very careful indeed when accepting characterizations of our Sampradaya Acaryas which suggest that they are conceiving, fashioning, innovating, and revolutionizing sastra...Read more...
ISKCON Temple Abhisekas Position Paper
By editor - 14.9 2018 ISKCON Temple Abhisekas Position Paper – ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry   The ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry (IDWM) acts on behalf of the GBC to ensure that the worship in our temples and centres is done according to the standards as given by Srila...Read more...
Showing Radharani’s Lotus Feet
By editor - 14.9 2018 Showing Radharani’s Lotus Feet Position Paper – ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry The ISKCON Deity Worship Ministry (IDWM) acts on behalf of the GBC to ensure that the worship in our temples and centres is done according to the standards as given by Srila...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 17
BY: ROCANA DASA - 13.9 2018 Misinterpreting and Misapplying the Guru-parampara List In an article published on VNN, January 27, 2003, entitled "The Bhagavata Parampara"[20], Brahma das commented on the bhagavat-parampara as presented by Srila Prabhupada in...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 15
BY: ROCANA DASA - 13.9 2018 Biographies of the Sampradaya Acaryas One of ISKCON's scholars on the topic of guru-parampara is the above-mentioned Sriman Jaya Tirtha Charan dasa, who resides in Katikati, New Zealand. He is the author of a book entitled "The Life and Legacy...Read more...
New Vrindaban – The Land of Krishna
By Madhava Smullen for ISKCON New Vrindaban Communications - 13.9 2018 Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala Dasa In the early 1960s, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, was a simple Swami living in the village of Vrindavan, in Uttar Pradesh,...Read more...
ISKCON Censorship In Action
BY: AJIT KRISHNA DASA - 12.9 2018   At ISKCON Mayapur a devotee, Jitavrata das, was publicly humiliated for speaking the truth about the book changes. He was asked to stop his vyasa puja offering. Read the complete vyasa-puja offering below (the part that Jitavrata Prabhu was not...Read more...
Guru-parampara: The List of 32, Part 16
BY: ROCANA DASA Significance of the List of 32 Members of the guru-parampara What can be concluded by studying all these technicalities related to the List of 32? While matters of nomenclature seem pale in comparison to the transcendental pastimes of these personalities, there is...Read more...
Anuttama speaking at the World Hindu Congress
By editor - 10.9 2018 ISKCON’s Governing Body Commissioner Anuttama Das speaking at the World Hindu Congress in Chicago  On behalf of ISKCON he received the recognition by the World Hindu Congress for taking the message of Gita worldwide and introducing it to the ethnic...Read more...
The Teachings of Ramana Maharshi: An Integral View
BY DR DAVID FRAWLEY - 7.9 2018 Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi, perhaps modern India’s greatest sage, recommended Atma-Vichara or Self-inquiry as the best and most direct approach for Self-realization. However, a careful examination of his teachings reveals that he recommended various yogic...Read more...
Eric Clapton’s Guitar with Hare Krishna Stamp
By editor - 7.9 2018 George Harrison placed a Hare Krishna sticker on the headstock of Eric Clapton’s famous guitar—the red Gibson ES-335 that he played throughout his career until auctioning it for charity to benefit his Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a residential-care facility...Read more...
The Issue of the Proto-Indo-European Language
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 7.9 2018 There has been an attempt to explain the origins of such languages as Sanskrit, Greek and Roman for many years. This is because there has been a recognition of many similarities between them, but the exact original language which they have...Read more...
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