India

Stage Set for Puri Jagannatha's Annual Sojourn
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 18.7 2018 In the backdrop of the nationwide buzz over the Supreme Court's recent proposal to allow people of all faiths into Jagannath Temple and put a curb on servitors from collecting dakshina from devotees, the Deities of the 12th century shrine are all...Read more...
Millions Take Part in Puri Rath Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 18.7 2018 Deities being taken on Pahandi procession  Braving heavy rain, a large number of people turned up and cheered Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the Deities' divine journey on chariots from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha...Read more...
10 Places to See Magnificent South India Temples
BY SHARELL COOK - 17.7 2018 When it comes to south India temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient, towering Dravidian masterpieces, many of brightly painted sculptures on their gopuram (towers). These temples, which display some of India's...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.7 2018 Prithu Appears from King Vena's Corpse   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VII. – Part One Good and bad kings; morality and majesty Being a deva who walks amongst mankind the king is not infallible 228...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.7 2018 Lord Indra, King of Saudharmakalpa The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VI. – Part Three That Indra is among the eight divinities whose particles constitute the king is self-evident. Indra's concern with growth,...Read more...
Gundica Marjana
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2018 The glories of Gundica-marjana, observed on July 13th, from Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya lila. Lord Caitanya's Pastimes in Jagannatha Puri "Now please hear about Lord Jagannatha's going to the Gundica temple while Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu danced...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2018 King Satyavrat receives Lord Visnu    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VI. – Part Two Like the sun the king dispels the beings of darkness, and slays enemies. He outshines all rivals in wealth and...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF King Prthu receives the Four Kumaras  The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VI. – Part One The king as a deva and a representative of gods. In examining the status of the ancient Indian king from the religious point of view...Read more...
Curb on Servitors' Dakshina Collection on Rath Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 11.7 2018 Armed with a recent Supreme Court directive, the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) in Puri on Monday imposed restriction on servitors on collection of dakshina or donation from devotees during July 14 Rath Yatra. The shrine body has decided...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF King Soma The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER IV. The king upholds dharma; rajadharma; justice. These functions of the king are often briefly expressed in the formula that he upholds dharma 132): through dharma the king rules 133),...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF Dasaratha, the King of Ayodhya, on his deathbed    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER V. Royal tabus. In contradistinction to many rules of the Veda student in the different stages of his career (the brahmacarin-...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.7 2018 Muchukunda kills the warrior Kalayavana  18th c. Nepal   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER III. – Part One Already at the earliest period of Indian history the royal position involved splendour and...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.7 2018 King Yayati Ascends to Heaven The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER III. – Part One Taxes; wealth and liberality of the king; sacrifices; purity and impurity; functions of the king. The theorists emphasize that the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.6 2018 King Pariksit    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.   CHAPTER II., Part Two   Kings as well as priests were associated with the regulation of the meteorological processes and other natural forces. It is...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.6 2018 Rantideva, King of the Lunar Race    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture.   CHAPTER I. – Part Two A typical indication of the character of the monarch is also the term natha-, a brief digression on...Read more...
THE HOYSALA DYNASTY
By editor - 15.6 2018 The Hoysala dynasty ruled in southern India from the 11th to 14thCentury and were located in southern India in the southern part of Karnataka (Kulke et. al. 113).  The Hoysalas are believed to have come from a hilly region in this area.   Their...Read more...
THE NAVADURGA OF BHAKTAPUR
By editor - 15.6 2018 The Navadurga Tradition of Bhaktapur, Nepal: An Ethnographic Account   Abstract The following paper is an ethnographic report that describes the Navadurga tradition of Bhaktapur, Nepal. All data collected was generated through qualitative research means...Read more...
Collecting Donations from Devotees
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 14.6 2018 Puri: Servitors to Refrain from Collecting Donations from Devotees   JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA   — Jagannath Temple Administration Urges Servitors to Refrain from Collecting Donations from Devotees The Shree Jagannath Temple...Read more...
How Radha Shyamasundar and Krishna Balarama Manifested in Jaipur
By Sridevi Dasi - 13.6 2018 Sitala devi dasi, a resident of Mayapur Dham, had been ordering deities for ISKCON since 1975. Many temples around the world have used her services to obtain their deities. In the 1990’s the devotees of New Raman Reti asked her to order deities in India for...Read more...
Shree Jagannatha Temple at Puri
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.6 2018 Shree Jagannatha Temple at Puri: Light on Meghanada Prachira, Kurma Bedha and Koili Baikuntha "Temple of Juggernaut"  Steel engraving by Vickers and Barber, 1844 By Dr. Benudhar Patra for Orissa Review. Jagannath Dham is one of the char...Read more...
Govardhana story
By editor - 1.6 2018   The Padma Purana says that when the Lord descends to enact His pastimes, He is accompanied by His associates as also the actual land where the pastimes are performed. The entire land of Vraja Mandala descended from the spiritual world.  After...Read more...
All India Padayatra Visits Hampi
By Acarya Dasa - 14.3 2018 All India Padayatra Visits Hampi, The Birthplace Of Hanuman In Karnataka On May 2nd we were at Hospet, on the bank of the Tungabhadra River, 12 km from Hampi. Officially named Hosapete, the town is located in the Bellary ...Read more...
Manipur Yatra ~ North-East India
By editor - 14.5 2018 Sri Sri Radha Krishnacandra - ISKCON Imphal, Manipur The beautiful state of Manipur is in North-East India. Manipur has a unique culture and is also known as 'Land of Gandharvas' and 'Switzerland of East'. Manipur is a Vaishnava state with Krishna...Read more...
The Temple of Jagannath at Puri
BY SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR - 20.4 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...
Sri Varaha Nrsimha Swamy Temple at Simhachalam
By editor - 19.4 2018 Sri Varaha Nrsimha Swamy Temple at Jiyada-Nrsimha Ksetra or Simhachalam Simha means “lion” and chalam means “hill”. So this is lion’s hill, the hill of Lord Nrsimhadeva. The Deity here, Sri Varaha Laxmi Nrsimha Swamy, is popularly known...Read more...
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