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The Shelter of Caves, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.3 2017 Entrance to Patel Bhuvanesvar    A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Patel Bhuvanesvar Patal Bhuvanesvar is a limestone cave temple complex situated 14 km. from Gangolihat, in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. Pithoragarh is in the...Read more...
Rules for Govardhan Parikrama
By editor - 24.3 2017 The Puranas say that Govardhan Hill was once 3 km (2 miles) high, 5,000 years ago, but because of the curse of Pulastya Muni, it is sinking by the distance of one sesame seed daily. At present, its highest point is only 25m (80 ft) high. The...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.3 2017 Srila Vyasa's Cave, Managoan A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. It is believed that it was in this cave that the great sage Vyasa Rishi composed the Mahabharata. In addition to Mahabharata, he composed the 18 Puranas, Brahma Sutras and classified the...Read more...
Ganga Rights Equal to Humans
By Hindustan Times - 22.3 2017 Uttarakhand High Court Grants River Ganga Rights Equal to Humans The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday recognised river Ganga as the first living entity of India, a move that grants it the same legal rights as a human being. The new status means that if...Read more...
Yamuna Boat Festival 2017
By Deena Bandhu das - 22.3 2017 On Saturday evening March 18, ISKCON Vrinda Kunda very ecstatically celebrated the annual Yamuna Boat Festival on the opposite side of Yamuna from Sringar Vat. All the devotees gathered at Srila Prabhupada’s Samadhi in the afternoon to take the special...Read more...
By K. Bharath Kumar - 21.3 2017 The Legend of Glorious Lord Sarabeshwara Shiva Lord Shiva has taken many forms to rescue humanity and other Gods from calamities. One significant but lesser known avataar is that of Sri Sarabeshwara. Lord Sarabeshwara incarnated to calm down Lord...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.3 2017 Khandagiri and Udaygiri Caves, Bhubaneswar  A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat -- Part One. The caves in prehistoric times, discovered all over the world, mostly represent natural caves partly improved by human hand. Some of them contain ante-...Read more...
A Trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath
By B. Jayaraman - 16.3 2017 We planned an LFC trip to Nainital that summer during May 1990 as invited by our younger brother Shri B Janardhanan, IAF, who was the Registrar of Sainic School at Nainital. At that time, I was BM of Meikelnaickenpatti rural branch, Trichy Dist., (...Read more...
Trip to Radha Rani Temple Barsana
By editor - 15.3 2017   Barsana Gram also called Vrishabhanupur, is a village 25 miles northwest from Mathura. Barsana is the eternal playground of Shri Vrindavaneshwari, the Supreme Reservoir of Compassion—Shrimati Radharani.        Barsana is such a...Read more...
TOVP Superstructure Complete
By: Madhava Smullen - 14.3 2017 The TOVP rises above Mayapur After a very productive year in 2016, the team working on ISKCON’s upcoming flagship temple – the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium (TOVP) – have reported that the superstructure of the 520,000 square foot...Read more...
Civilization in Mizoram
By North East Today - 12.3 2017 Archaeologists Stumble Across Ruins of a Forgotten Civilization in Mizoram All over the world, there have been interesting and mysterious cases and finds which have often intrigued us. Here in the northeast, a team of archaeologists excavated mysterious...Read more...
Santipur Utsav
By Nila Kamal das - 11.3 2017 Every year before the Gour Purnima festival, thousands of Gaudiya Vaisnavas assemble in the holy land of Santipur, the house of Advaita Acarya to celebrate the divine disappearance day of Srila Madhavendra Puri. This year the festival took place on the 9th ...Read more...
Message 2017 from the TOVP
By Braja Vilas das - 11.3 2017 Gaura Purnima Message 2017 from the TOVP Dear Devotees and Friends, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Greetings from Sridham Mayapur, and blessings from Sri Sri Radha-Madhava, Panchatattva and Nrsimhadeva. Yet...Read more...
Lakshmana Temple at Thirumuzhikkalam, Kerala
By Adideva Giridhari Dasa - 8.3 2017 Located near Ernakulam, locals call this Temple as Muzhikkalam, one of the most exquisitely scenic divya-desam Temples. The Lord revealed the Srisukti (or Thirumozhi) to sage Harita at this place. Thirumozhi means “sacred language”. Kalam...Read more...
Thoughts on Puri Jagannatha Temple
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS Thoughts on Puri Jagannatha Temple's Discrimination Against Foreign Devotees Recently in the news the topic of Puri Jagannatha temple prohibiting western devotees from entering came up due to some unfortunate confrontation between a German devotee and a...Read more...
Training Seminar in Mayapur
By Krishna Kshetra Swami 2nd Sannyasa Candidate Training Seminar Held in Mayapur The number of sannyasis grows from year to year in the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, to well over 100; and those who take the vows of this final ashram of renunciation are, since recently,...Read more...
German Tries to Enter Jagannath Temple
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 27.2 2017 German Pilgrim Tries to Enter Jagannath Temple, Assaults Priest Govinda Dev dasa  [ Photo: Sampradaya Sun ] A 35-year-old German tourist allegedly tried to barge into Puri Jagannath Temple, which is off limits to non-Hindus, and assaulted a...Read more...
Atop Ugra Sthambham, Ahobilam
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.2 2017 Ugra Sthambham, Ahobilam, Nallamala Hills, Andhra Pradesh From Youtube poster, 'ChennaiNature': 'Took a more-than-1hr long detour from the trail to go to Jwala Narasimha - an exhausting trek. The last stretch requires you to descend a bit along a ridge...Read more...
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pilgrimage
By editor - 24.2 2017 Holy places visited by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Himself are held in a great esteem among the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. They are listed in the summary of Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter Nine "Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's Travels to the Holy Places":...Read more...
Kumari Kandam: The Lost Continent
By Dhwty - 24.2 2017 Most people are familiar with the story of Atlantis, the legendary sunken city as described by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Till this day, opinion is still divided as to whether this story should be understood literally or taken merely as a morality tale....Read more...
Radha Gopinath of Govinda Ghosh
By Nila Kamal das - 22.2 2017 On the 20th of February 2017, HH Subhag Swami Maharaj and a group of fifty enthusiastic devotees travelled to Govinda Ghosh’s residence in Agradwip. Govinda Ghosh was a close associate of Mahaprabhu as were his two brothers: Madhava and Vasudeva. The...Read more...
Going to Mayapur or Vrndavana?
By Kusha devi dasi - 17.2 2017 Devotees visiting the Holy Dhama do so with the hope of utilizing their time to diligently endeavor to attain their most noble aspirations. In planning your trip to India, there are a few things to consider to ensure the blissful accomplishment of immense...Read more...
Ganga Sagara Mela
BY: SUN STAFF Ganga Ma on Makara-vahana Gangapujan Dashahara or Dussehra is the "appearance day" or day that marks the descent of Mother Ganges - Ganga Ma". Throughout India this festival lasts ten days beginning on the Amavasya (dark moon night) and going through to the...Read more...
7 Must-See Places in Vrindavan
By Gourkeshava das - 24.1 2017    While visiting places in Vrindavan one should not forget that there are 5000 different temples in this holy place related to Lord Krishna. Still you will not have time to visit all of them. You might have difficulties to decide which sites...Read more...
Vedic Art: Indian Miniature Painting, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2017 Vasant Ragini  Rajput Ragamala – Bundi, Rajasthan, c. 1660 A serial presentation of India's artistic legacy in paintings, sculpture and temple architecture. THE RAGAMALAS The Rajput School of paintings grew out of the Sisodiya dynasty in Udaipur...Read more...
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