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The Shelter of Caves, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2017 Lord Vamana, Garbhagrha at Badami A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Cave Symbology in Vedic Temple Architecture In our last segment we closed with a description of the Burmese Ananda Temple, which is a replica of the ancient Nandamu Cave temple in the...Read more...
Yamuna New Documentary
By: Madhava Smullen - 19.4 2017 Giving Human Rights to the Yamuna Is Not Enough, New Documentary Reveals Photo Credits: Filip Cargonja There is not a drop of fresh Yamuna water at Vrindavan Recently, a high court in India declared the Yamuna river a living entity, bestowing on her...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.4 2017 Cave Temple of Amarnath  A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. Shree Amaranth Cave One of the most famous caves of ancient Bharat is located in the Indian part of Jammu and Kashmir state. Amaranth Cave is mentioned in the Bringesha-samhita,...Read more...
Euphoric Xpressions of the Youth
By Radha Sakhi Dasi - 15.4 2017 8th April 2017 marked the day when over 15000 Youths from across State of Uttar Pradesh, India were blown away by spiritual serenity and positive confidence in a star studded event, ‘Xpressions 2017’ in ISKCON Kanpur. Emphasizing on De-...Read more...
Seeking the Real Happiness
By Nila Kamal das - 13.4 2017 Seminar on ‘Seeking the Real Happiness’ in Kalmakanda, Bangladesh Kalmakanda is town situated in the Netrakona District in the Division of Mymensingh, Bangladesh. The Hindu population is in the minority here. Devotees from ISKCON Netrakona have...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2017 Indra Shakes Vala's Cave  Painting by A. Fantalov A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. The Cave of Vala Today we will discuss a cave that is perhaps the oldest sastric reference to such a place -- the Cave of Vala from Rigveda. This cave...Read more...
Rathyatra In Gwalior
By Praneshwar das - 11.4 2017 First Lord Jagannath Rathyatra In Gwalior, MP, India A Raging Success We are very happy to announce that the first ever Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra Rathyatra held in Gwalior City, Madhya Pradesh, India on March 26th 2017 was a raging...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.4 2017 King Mucukunda's Cave - Junagadh, Gujarat A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. King Mucukunda's Cave In the city of Junagadh, in the ancient Saurastra region of southwestern Gujarat, there is a temple famously associated with one of Sri Krsna'...Read more...
Lord Lingaraj's Annual Sojourn Starts
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 7.4 2017 JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA  Unfazed by a blazing sun, a sea of humanity tugged the chariot of Lord Lingaraj on Rukuna Rath Yatra at Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha, about 60 kilometres from Puri, on Tuesday. The chariot pulling exercise...Read more...
Pandharpur Parikrama 2017
By Braja Prema Dasa - 7.4 2017 Pandharpur the land of Lord Vitthala Pandharpur Dhama is located in South-eastern Maharashtra and is known for the worship of Lord Vitthala. The town is situated alongside the river Chandrabhaga which means ‘half-moon’ describing the shape of the...Read more...
The Shelter of Caves, Part Four
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.4 2017 Krishna Milking  The Krishna Cave, Mahabalipuram A study of famous caves in ancient Bharat. The Krishna Cave In Mahabalipuram (Mamallpurma), a small village to the south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, there is a famous tirtha known as the Krishna Cave. This rock...Read more...
Shri Jagannath Temple Act, 1955
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.3 2017 Background and Present Features – By Susanta Kumar Dash and Dr. Bhaskar Mishra for Orissa Review. Shree Jagannath Temple situated at Shrikshetra Puri is one of the holiest and most sacred pilgrimages of India. Shree Jagannath Temple has been subjected to...Read more...
Meat shops in Vraja
By editor - 29.3 2017 The Yogi effect: Crackdown on illegal slaughter house and meat shops in Vraja   Mathura/Vrindavan, An illegal slaughterhouse and twenty-eight odd meat shops were closed down in Mathura on Wednesday. The crackdown was launched after a high-level meeting chaired...Read more...
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...
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