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The disappearance of HDG A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
By Radhanath Swami - 12.11 2018 In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Shri Krishna explains, ‘One who understands the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities never attains…never has to take birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode.’ Those...Read more...
THE VEDIC COSMIC TIME CYCLE
By editor - 9.11 2018 The Vedic Cosmic time cycle makes a distinction between a human year, a godly year and a year in the life of Brahma. It follows that one human year is equal to that of one day in the life of the gods, and one day (or kalpa) in the life of Brahma is 4 320 000 000...Read more...
Disapproved but not Disowned
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 9.11 2018 “The intelligence that discriminates between right and wrong is great, but the heart that accommodates even wrongdoers and uplifts them is greater.” What will you do when someone misbehaves? Of course, it’s natural to disapprove his...Read more...
Govardhana-puja
By Giriraj Swami - 9.11 2018 We are gathered on the auspicious occasion of Sri Govardhana-puja at the feet of Sri Giriraja Govardhana. Many of you may know the history, related in Srimad-Bhagavatam: One day Sri Krishna noticed that the cowherd men were collecting paraphernalia for...Read more...
Meditation on Damodarastakam
By Lokanath Swami - 8.11 2018 The auspiciousness of the month of Kartik Srila Prabhupada and Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu declare this month to be the best. In 1972, considering the importance of this month Srila Prabhupada put all his engagements and travel plans aside to spend this...Read more...
NAVAGRAHAS: THE NINE PLANETARY SYSTEM
By editor - 8.11 2018 The worship of nine planetary gods, the navagraha, is widespread among Hindu sects.  Nava is translated as “nine” and graha as “planets,” although it etymologically means ‘one which is seized’ (Yano 381...Read more...
Diwali 2018 And Rama Rajya
By editor - 8.11 2018 Diwali celebrates the return of Sri Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. This follows immediately after Rama’s great victory over Ravana and his recovery of his beloved wife Sita. As such, Rama’s return indicates the triumph of light over darkness...Read more...
Using Our Natural Talents for Krsna
BY: PRITAM DE - 7.11 2018 One of the drawbacks of being born in contemporary India is that the society is totally unaware of encouraging one's natural talents. More than 700 years of Muslim rule suppressed the Vedic culture. Then the Britishers arrived who were hell-bent on eliminating...Read more...
United We Stand – Yuga Dharma
By Navasi Dasi - 7.11 2018 “Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura indicates that rather than trying to separate conditioned souls by materialistic distinctions, one should bring them together to chant the holy names of the Lord and propagate the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya....Read more...
The Gopis
By Venu Gopal Das - 6.11 2018 The Gopis: An Ambrosial Dance Crew or Something More? A day in the life of Shri Krishna is filled with numerous activities: tending cows, playing pranks on the women of the village, feasting on sumptuous food with the cowherd boys and vanquishing an ill-fated...Read more...
New York Supreme Court Returns Control of Sri Sri Radha-Govinda Temple to ISKCON
BY: CAITANYANANDA DAS - 5.11 2018 Dear Devotees and Friends,  Please accept our humble obeisances. All Glories to Srila Prabhupada.  Jaya Sri Sri Radha Govinda-deva! On October 29, 2018, NY State Supreme Court Justice, Honorable Dawn Jimenez-Salta ruled that the Sri Sri Radha...Read more...
Teaching and Disciplining in the Modes of Material Nature
By Bhurijana dasa - 5.11 2018 According to the Bhagavad-gita, one’s activities can either be in goodness, passion, or ignorance.  There is no being existing, either here or among the demigods in the higher planetary systems, which is freed from these three modes born of material...Read more...
From Death to Immortality
By Atmattatva das - 2.11 2018 What will happen to me after death? In the second chapter of Bhagavad Gita Lord Krishna explains this subject to Arjuna in great detail. Arjuna was faced with a situation where, in order to uphold dharma, he had to fight and kill people who were very dear to...Read more...
ISKCON Leaders Call On The Prime Minister of India
By: ISKCON News Staff - 1.11 2018 From left to right: Yudhisthir Govinda Das, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gopal Krishna Goswami. Gopal Krishna Goswami, ISKCON’s Governing Body Commissioner and Chairman of the India Bureau, along with Yudhistir Govinda Das, Head of ISKCON...Read more...
THE RSIS OF ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION
By editor - 1.11 2018 Rsis are unique figures in Indian culture with a distinct status. Their role in Indian culture in both ancient and modern times is significant. Despite their importance to Indian tradition, the topic of the rsis has not been explored in the literature to...Read more...
Srila Virabhadra Prabhu – Appearance
By editor - 31.10 2018 Sri Viracandra or Virabhadra Prabhu appeared on the ninth day of the dark fortnight of the month of Kartik. Krsna dasa Kaviraja Gosvami has given this description of Him in the C.c. Adi 11.8-12: “After Nityananda Prabhu, the greatest branch is Virabhadra Gosani...Read more...
Sri Jagannath and the Kohinoor
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.10 2018 Replicas of the Kohinoor before and after it was re-cut in 1852 By Dr. Durga Nandan Mishra for Orissa Review. A few days before his death Maharaja Ranjit Singh (b. 2.11.1780), the founder of the Sikh Empire, sent the Kohinoor diamond with some precious gold...Read more...
The Appearance of Radha-kund
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.10 2018 Krishna Destroys the Bull Demon, Aristasura  Bhagavata Purana, Mewar, 19th c. The Appearance of Radha-kund, Snana Dana Bahulastami, is observed on October 31st. After killing a bull-demon named Aristasura, Krishna approached Radharani to engage in loving...Read more...
Narottama Dasa Thakura
By Sri Nandanandana - 30.10 2018 Narottama Dasa Thakura was a lifelong brahmacari. He visited all the holy places and the was the best of pure devotees. On the banks of the Padmavati river, in the town of Gopalpura lived King Krsnanda Datta. His older brother was Purusottama Datta. The...Read more...
BHARTRHARI - SANSKRIT GRAMMARIANS
By editor - 29.10 2018 Bhartrhari (pronounced: BHUHR-tur-HUH-ree) was a famous Indian grammarian, philosopher, and poet. Many regard him as a linguistic philosopher (Bronkhorst 479).  He should not to be confused with the Ujjain ruler Bhartrhari, mentioned in many Indian folk stories,...Read more...
Soma, the Bliss Principle in Vedic Knowledge
By Dr David Frawley - 29.10 2018 Soma, the Counterpart of Agni Every form of Agni has a corresponding form of Soma, without which it cannot function properly. This is also an important fact to carefully consider. Soma is the principle of water, nourishment and bliss that complements...Read more...
Defining the Divine, East and West
By Satyaraja Dasa - 29.10 2018   Conceptions of God in the Bhagavad-gita encompass those of other traditions and give full picture of the Absolute Truth. “The Bhagavad-gita teaches a pantheistic view of God,” he said, his confidence and years of learning clear from his...Read more...
Jarada Gada: A Car Festival with a Difference
By Dr. Prafulla Chandra Mohanty for Orissa Review - 26.10 2018 Jarada, situated at the foot of Jarasandha Mountain, is home to many famous temples, is home to the unique car festival of Parthasarathi Temple, from which Lord Jagannath and Lord Krishna Parthasarathi are taken out together to...Read more...
Simple Living, High Thinking
BY: PRITAM DE - 26.10 2018 The bane of modern world is that people have forgotten the wisdom of simple living, high thinking. The world has become more complex than ever, people's wants and desires are practically endless; desires are created by an intense greed for sense-gratification (...Read more...
AYURVEDA
By editor - 25.10 2018 AYURVEDA: THE ANCIENT HINDU SCIENCE OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE Some time ago, around the fifth century AD, a Chinese Buddhist pilgrim Fa Hsien visited the city of Pataliputra. It was here, in this ancient northern Indian city, that he discovered an organized system of...Read more...
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