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The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.7 2019 King Bharata at play in his birthplace at Sage Kanva's asrama  Illustration from Kalyana Kalpataru A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 28. In Bhagavad Arka Marichi Mala, Srila...Read more...
Vyasaraja Brindavana Rebuilt
Vyasaraja Brindavana Rebuilt in 32 Hours by Thousands of Devotees BY: MADHAVANANDA DASA - 22.7 2019   NOTE: Brindavana means Samadhi of the Acharya, but Madhvas consider the word Samadhi to be offensive and derogatory. They always use the word Brindavana for the Samadhi of all...Read more...
Miscreants Vandalise Brindavana of Sripada Vyasaraja
BY: MADHAVANANDA DASA - 22.7 2019   Miscreants vandalise Brindavana of Sripada Vyasaraja, One of the greatest acharyas and the grand Spiritual Master of Sripada Madhavendra Puri. Vyasa Tirtha is one of the most illustrious acaryas in the guru parampara. He appeared in 1448 A.D. in...Read more...
Yaganti – Temple of the Ever Growing Nandi
By Sainath Reddy- 19.7 2019 There are some temples that have a wonderful mythology attached. Some are rich in architectural splendor, others in the divinity and vibration that they generate. Very few have all these things intact even after several hundreds of years. One such temple is...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.7 2019 Vyasa grants divine vision to Sanjaya, who advises King Dhritarashtra  Kalyana Kalpataru illustration A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 27. In the Bhisma Parva of the Mahabharata...Read more...
Maha Nandi – The Temple of Mysterious Waters
By Sainath Reddy - 18.7 2019  Maha Nandi Temple also known as Mahanandiswara Temple located in the east of Nallamala Hills near Nandyal town in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The Mahanandiswary Swamy Temple is positioned right at the foot of the hills of Srisailam forest....Read more...
VRINDAVAN
By editor - 18.7 2019 India is a country with a varied and rich mythology. Vrindavan (aka Vrndavana) is located in Northern India around fifteen kilometres from Mathura and is considered to be one of the seven holiest cities for Hindus (Haberman, 272). The city features many sacred land and...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.7 2019 Mother Bhumi  South Indian Bronze A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 26. In Jaiva Dharma, the next holy place listed in Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's 'Glossary of Places...Read more...
Sri Jagannath History and Iconography
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.7 2019 A Jagannath retrospective by Padmanabha Mahapatra, for Orissa Review. On the high platform ratnavedi inside the inner sanctum of Srimandir, seven images are seated at present. They are Balabhadra, Purusottama Jagannath, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Biswadhatri, Laxmi and...Read more...
Athi Varadaraja
Athi Varadaraja – The Lord Who Gives Darshana Once in 40 Years By Sainath Reddy - 15.7 2019 Varadaraja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in the holy city of Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India. It is located in a suburb...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.7 2019 Mother Ganga at Gangotri, source of the Bhagirathi  Early Bengal School, c. 1890  British Museum Collection A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 25. We begin this concluding...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.7 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 24. In Vaisnava literature we find many references to the holy Bhagirathi River. Some of these are found in famous descriptions of the Nine Islands of...Read more...
Jagannath on Bahuda Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 15.7 2019 Lakhs Bid Adieu to Deities in Puri Jagannath on Bahuda Yatra An ocean of devotees bid adieu to Lord Jagannath, His elder brother Balabhadra and sister goddess Subhadra on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra at Puri, as the Deities ended their visit to...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2019 The Bhagirathi River at Harsil    A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 23. As we continue to explore some of the countless sastric references to the sacred Bhagirathi River, two...Read more...
Goddess Batamangala (At the Gateway of Puri)
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2019   Goddess Batamangala Batamangala greets pilgrims entering Puri Dham - excerpts from an article by Durgamadhab Dash of Bhubaneswar for Orissa Review. The poet sings "Re, the fatigued mind, walk along the path ahead of you that leads to the Grand Temple...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2019 Rudra's Tandava Dance  Kalyana Kalpataru A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 22. Although the Bhagirathi River is generally known as the Ganga once it reaches Dev Prayag, the...Read more...
King Prataparudra's Painting of Lord Caitanya
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.7 2019   Lord Caitanya and His Associates    Origin of a famous painting of Sri Chaitanya and His associates.   The image above, a scene from Lord Caitanya's lila pastimes with His transcendental associates, is no...Read more...
ISKCON complaint gets UP to revoke road name rejig
By editor - 12.7 2019 KOLKATA: A 6-member Iskcon team met Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday evening to draw his attention to the fact that Iskcon founder Srila Prabhupada’s name had been removed from an arterial road in Vrindavan and replaced with that of another...Read more...
Invasions of the Temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.7 2019 Dadhibamana Temple, Sonepur, Orissa  Temporary Abode of Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra Adaptation of an article by Abhimanyu Dash. Prof. Surendranath Dash in his article, "Inroads on the Temple of Sri Jagannath" in the book, ...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bhagirathi
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.7 2019 "Byramghattee"  'Views in the Himalayas' by James Baillie Fraser, c. 1820 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 21. The holy Bhagirathi River is mentioned throughout...Read more...
Chariots Roll on Puri Grand Road on Rath Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 11.7 2019   Neither the pain of extreme humidity nor the shadow of post-Fani devastation could dampen the faith of over 6 lakh devotees, who soaked in religious fervour on the occasion of Rath Yatra here on Thursday. Riding their bedecked wooden chariots...Read more...
ISKCON Devotees Soak In Rath Fervour at Puri
  BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 11.7 2019   Tears of joy rolled down the eyes of Suhashini dasi, an ISKCON devotee from Poland, the moment she caught glimpse of Lord Jagannath on the chariot. With folded hands she chanted 'Jai Jagannath!' with her voice choked, and had...Read more...
Invasions of the Temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.7 2019 The impenetrable caves at the foot of the Trikut Hills at Sonepur-Gopali, where Their Lordships hid during the Raktavahu invasion Adaptation of an article by Abhimanyu Dash, in two parts. Throughout the ages, the temple of Lord Jagannath at Puri has been...Read more...
Puri All Set to Host Jagannath Rath Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT Recovering from the massive devastation caused by Cyclone Fani exactly two months back, Puri is abuzz with activities as the Deities of the Jagannath Temple are all set to start Their annual sojourn to Gundicha Temple on the occasion of Rath Yatra on Thursday....Read more...
Murals at Dharakote Jagannath Temple
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.7 2019 Mural at Jagannath Temple, Dharakote Dharakote Temple is another of the Orissan temples in which beautiful mural paintings can be found. Dharakote village is situated in the Aska tehshil of Ganjam district, about 14 km. from Aska. Sri Jagannath Temple is situated...Read more...
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