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Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 74
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018 Brahma Lingam Arunachala Temple, Tamil Nadu A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahmalingeswara Shrines In the study of temples and shrines dedicated to the worship of Lord Brahma, there is much confusion as to which Brahma...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 73
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 73 BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2018   Installation of Lord Brahma at Kumblegudde A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Kumblegudde In June 2009, a news story was published about the renovation of a temple in...Read more...
“Maya Times” – The fake news agency
By Purushottam Nitai Das - 19.4 2018 “Fake News” is in the news, everyone seems to be or pretend to be worried about it. A news or an information or a story or a data is considered “fake” when the truth is suppressed and is manipulated to suit a certain narrative....Read more...
Were There Two Buddhas?
By Sri Nandanandana dasa (Stephen Knapp) - 19.4 2018 I was asked to look into this a few years ago by someone who knew of my research abilities. But I have not been able to until now because of other priorities. But this topic has come up before, that actually there were two different...Read more...
Preaching in the workplace
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 13.4 2018 Some devotees think, that because they are devotees, they must preach instantly to whomever they meet. Perhaps if we had the required force of purity, we could effect changes in people’s hearts on first contact. The reality is however, that not everyone...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 72
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2018   Vidyashankara Temple Deities A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Vidyasankara, Sringeri, Karnataka Difference between wall sculptures that are decorative in nature as opposed to those that are considered...Read more...
Naive Literalism
By Visakha Dasi - 12.4 2018 In each of its twelve cantos, Srimad-Bhagavatam, the “flawless ripened fruit of all Vedic scriptures,” tells of miracles and mysticism, of the esoteric and extraterrestrial. We hear a cow, bull, elephant, monkey, and bird speaking deep philosophy. We...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 71
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.4 2018   Lord Brahma, Somanathapura   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma – Karnataka Sculptures In today's segment, we would like to bring to a finer point the difference between deity forms of Lord...Read more...
Mystic Experience and the Name of God
By Achyutananda Das - 10.4 2018 From Back to Godhead Taking into account the many descriptions of Godhead found in ancient books, scriptures and the eternal wisdom heard by disciples from their venerable masters, the Absolute Truth may be defined as follows: He is by Himself and for...Read more...
A Life Offered to Krsna by Sannyasa Dasa
By editor - 10.4 2018 The only "prisoner of conscience" to die in a Soviet labor camp last year, Sacisuta dasa had led a life of heroic service to Krsna Sannyasa dasa (Suren Karapetyan), a Soviet devotee of Krsna, wrote the following short biography in memory of his heroic God-...Read more...
Prabhupada’s Son Vrindavan Chandra De Passes Away
By: Madhava Smullen - 6.4 2018 Vrindavan Chandra De speaks at the 50th anniversary of Prabhupada's departure for the U.S. ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada’s youngest son, Vrindavan Chandra De, passed away at his home in Kolkata at 10:30pm on April 3rd. He had been suffering...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 70
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.4 2018 Entrance to a grove in Malnad A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahma Worship in the Groves of Karnataka When discussing environmental diversity and sustainable ecology in India, one of the foremost topics is protection of...Read more...
Prasadam — What is it and why we should not eat anything else.
By Madhudvisa dasa - 4.4 2018 If you know some Hare Krishna devotees I am sure you have heard them talk about prasadam. But you may not be completely clear what prasadam actually is. The literal meaning of the Sanskrit word “prasadam” is mercy. So when we say “Krishna...Read more...
PLAYING CRICKET WITH MAYA?
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 4.4 2018 Everyone is like a play toy in the hands of the illusory energy and is acting as she moves him. One should come to Krishna consciousness to release oneself and also to release others” Srila Prabhupada (in Srimad Bhagavatam...Read more...
RESPECT- THE CAUSE OF SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS
By Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 4.4 2018 Respectful dealings with other human beings are not a detail but the essence of spiritual life. We often respect those who have power, or those who may help us materially, but ignore those who are dear to God. To respect others for the...Read more...
The many benefits of Saraswati Puja
By Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 4.4 2018 Allowing the cosmic feminine principle to fully express itself through all forms of art, without fear or manipulation, is the essence of true culture. Saraswati Puja is one of the most important annual events of India or Bharatiya...Read more...
Radha Krsna Deity Worship Standards
By GBC - 4.4 2018 Resolution A: Whereas Srila Prabhupada has stated that the worship of Radha-Krsna is the “ultimate pinnacle” of worship and “must be done with the utmost caution and attention”; Whereas there are Radha-Krsna Deities being worshipped with less...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 69
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.4 2018   Somesvara Temple, Kolar A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Somesvara The temple of Somesvara in Kolar, Karnataka is a magnificent monument of sculpted deities and ornamental images. The town of Kolar is...Read more...
Western Kenya’s first Lord Jagannatha Rath Yatra
By Iskcon Nairobi - 3.4 2018 For the first time in the history of the Kenyan Yatra, the Lord of the universe Jagannatha along with His brother Baladeva and sister Subhadra devi came out in a beautiful procession to bless the jubilant and colorful people of Eldoret city, which is the...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 68
BY: SUN STAFF   Lord Brahma Guimet Museum, France A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma and the Abrahamic Cult We discussed the adaptation of Lord Brahma as 'Bermer' by the Tulunadu of South India. The Tulu people are thought to...Read more...
Regarding Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami
By GBC Executive Committee - 2.4 2018 Whereas the GBC Executive Committee suspended Bhakti Visrambha Madhava Swami as an initiating guru effective May 8, 2017 due to his inappropriate and erratic behavior; Whereas after meeting with Maharaja on February 8 2018, the GBC Body has...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 67
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.3 2018   Lord Brahma as Bermer (left, center) and subsequent adaptation (right) A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Proliferation of the Brahma Cult As we prepare to move from Kerala to Karnataka on our journey to Brahmadeva...Read more...
Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.3 2018 Lord Balarama's springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends    Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa are observed on March 30th. April 10th marks the auspicious remembrance day of Lord Balarama's springtime rasa dance with His...Read more...
ISKCON Ministry for Sannyāsa Services Policy Manual
By Prahlādānanda Swami - 30.3 2018 Contact Information For more information on this topic, please contact ISKCON Ministry of Sannyāsa Services. Minister: Prahlādānanda Swami prahladananda.swami@pamho.net © ISKCON Sannyāsa Ministry 2017 Section 1: Introduction A sannyāsī, in...Read more...
Shyamdas tells Vallabh sampraday stories
By Shyamdas - 29.3 2018 Shyamdas (1953-2013) was a pioneer in bringing Indian devotional and yogic traditions to the West. He published more than 15 books on various aspects of devotional philosophy. A talented musician, he released 6 albums of devotional chants, known as bhajans or...Read more...
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