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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 42
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 Another stream of tradition regarding the origin of monarchy holds that Manu 765), the father of the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 41
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.9 2018 Draupadi Humiliated in King Virata's Court The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXIII – Part One Now that we have traced out the main beliefs and customs connected with the 'divinity' of kings it is time...Read more...
The Creator of Mayapur Dhama
By editor - 17.9 2018   “(Therefore) Radha is parama-devata, the supreme goddess, and She is worshipable for everyone. She is the protectress of all, and She is the mother of the entire universe.” – Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi 4.89 Sri Navadvipa Mayapur Dhama is...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 40
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.9 2018 King Drupada, Father of Draupadi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXII – Part Two May we, by analogy with this ritual, which probably is much older than our sources, infer from the above data that a ...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 39
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2018 Raja Pandu, King of Hastinapur, and Matakunti  Jammu/Kashmir, Mankot, c. 1690 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXII – Part One It would not be improper here to go into a brief discussion of the term ...Read more...
Ancient Vedic India’s Developments
By Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana dasa) - 12.9 2018 (Excerpt from “Advancements of Ancient India’s Vedic Culture”) When we talk about the planet’s earliest civilization, we are talking about the world’s earliest sophisticated society after the last ice...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 38
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.9 2018 King Sagara Performs the Asvamedha Sacrifice The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XXI – Part Two We now have to return for a moment to the nirajana ceremony. On the authority of Varahamihira 729), whose...Read more...
A Pilgrim’s Day in Sridhama Mayapur
By editor - 10.9 2018 The day begins early for visitors to Sridhama Mayapur. They wake many hours before the sun rises, anytime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m., to bathe and prepare to go to the early morning mangalarati. At the temple, the pilgrims get in line and wait to enter the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 37
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.9 2018 King Nahusha Falls From Heaven   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XX – Part Three The viraj- is not only food, it is also sri 714) AVI 12, 3, 11 viraj- is identified with dhruva...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 36
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.9 2018 King Yayathi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XX – Part Two As the Asvamedha is the king of sacrifices 701), and as on the other hand the sacrificer, i.e. the king, is identical with the asvamedha, certain...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 35
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2018 King Prachinabarhi hears from the story of Puranjana from Narada The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XX – Part One It seems therefore warranted to suppose that the idea of expansion in connection with royal power is...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 34
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2018 King Kulashekhar The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVIII – Part Two As narrated in later texts mankind became sorely afflicted when the gods at the end of the Krtayuga or 'Golden Age' withdrew to heaven. It...Read more...
Vrndavana Temples Established by the Gosvamis
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.8 2018 Radha-Madana-Mohana Temple in Vrndavana   "Those who have gone to Vrndavana, they have seen the temple of Radha-Madana-mohana. That was established by Sanatana Gosvami, the first disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sanatana Gosvami established this...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 33
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.8 2018 King Khatvanga The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVIII – Part Two It belongs to the nature of kingship to outshine all enemies in wealth and splendour 638) to be the sole chief, uppermost of noble men, beating the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 32
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.8 2018 King Ramacandra and Sita Devi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVIII – Part One We now come to a very important point. From an abundance of data we may conclude that the ancient Indians were deeply impressed...Read more...
The Six Abodes of Lord Muruga
By Nirmala Ramachandran - 24.8 2018 Kali Yuga, the age indicating a period of darkness and degeneration commenced about 3100 BC. Many Hindus believe that the presiding deity of this yugam is Lord Muruga (Kali Yuga Varadan) whose Vel, which symbolises the spear of victory, will...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 31
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.8 2018 King Shalya becomes Commander-in-Chief The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVII The authorities disagree as to the procedure to be followed on the death of the reigning king. The Visnudharmottara-purana 597) states that...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 30
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.8 2018 King Mrtyu (Yama, King of Death) The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVI Finally we may mention a ceremony which 584) in so far resembles an anointment that the king is sprinkled with a powerful fluid 585). Actually it is...Read more...
Prime Minister of India’s Message to Iskcon for Janmashtami 2018
By editor - 23.8 2018 I am pleased to know that a special souvenir is being published by ISKCON-India on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami celebrations. ISKCON has been leading a spiritual transformation of the humanity by illuminating the world with the wisdom and grace of Shri Krishna...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 29
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.8 2018 The Arrest of King Bali  The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XV As to the royal consecration as known to the poets of the great epics, it was performed by a bath and baptism of water as an accompaniment of a...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 King Nabhi and Queen Marudevi  Khajuraho Museum, Madhya Pradesh   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part Two The simplest of all inaugural performances is the abhiseka-, the consecration of...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 King Prithu    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part One Since the first king Prthu was anointed by Visnu, Indra and other great divinities and brahmans, it belongs to the duties of the king to be...Read more...
ISKCON Joins in Mourning the Death of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
By editor - 17.8 2018 16th August, 2018: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) joins the country in mourning and paying tribute to one of India’s most iconic leaders, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. We offer our condolences to his family members and to the entire...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 27
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2018 King Risabhadeva   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part Two Various classes of gods, belonging to the different quarters repeated this sacramental act, creating him universal king, paramount ruler...Read more...
Disneyland-like project at Mayapur
By editor - 16.8 2018 Rs 2,000 crore Ford fund for Disneyland-like tourism hub project at Mayapur KOLKATA: Want to watch little Krishna slay giant Kalia snake in the Yamuna? Want to steal butter or go cow grazing with him? If all goes well, visitors to Nadia’s Mayapur, will be able...Read more...
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