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The Birth of Sita Devi
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2024 Sita Devi's Appearance day is observed on May 16th. Today, in honor of Sita Devi's Appearance, we will revist a previously discussed Indian Miniature depicting an episode from the Ramayana -- the Birth of Sita devi. Sita devi, who is an incarnation of Laksmi, was not born of woman but of the Earth Goddess, Bhumi devi herself. In Maharishi Valmiki's own words, Ramayana is known as the noble story of Sita -- "Sita-ayah Charitam Mahat". Here is the story of her birth...Read more...
Mohini Ekadasi
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2024  The observance of Mohini Ekadasi is on May 18th in Los Angeles, 19th in Mayapur. Sri Yudhisthira Maharaja said, "Oh Janardana, what is the name of the Ekadasa that occurs during the light fortnight (sukla paksha) of the month of Vaisakha (April-May)?...Read more...
Garbage In Garbage Out
By Ramchandra Das - 16.5 2024 Please accept my humble pranams. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In computer parlance a program is defined as a set of step by step instructions given to get the desired output. Usually, even though the program is written perfectly, since the computer just...Read more...
The Highest Charity
By Gautam Saha - 16.5 2024 Every civilized person is familiar with the concept of seva or service. Service can be of different types and of different qualities. At home, every member of the family is serving everyone else. Traditionally, the father traditionally earns for the family and is...Read more...
Tomatoes from Heaven
By Nityananda Ram Das - 16.5 2024 I was born in 1948 into a farming family. My uncle, my mother’s brother, was the family member who had more cows than the rest of us. All the family farms were simple in their operation and completely rural in their location. My uncle’s farm was...Read more...
What is Prāṇa Pratiṣṭhā?
By editor - 15.5 2024 Table of Contents  1 Prāṇa Pratiṣṭhā and the Tortoise 2 Attitudes of the Iconoclasts 3 The Scientific Process of Perception 4 The Sāñkhya Process of Perception 5 The Vision of the Sun and the Moon 6 Can We Convince the...Read more...
Who Can Be Guru?
By editor - 15.5 2024 Much discussion occurs on the internet about “guru-tattva”. I have watched these discussions for years but refrained from participation because I find these discussions don’t understand or appreciate the true nature of hierarchy; most of these...Read more...
Lord Krishna is the eternal superstar who never disappoints his fans
By Purushottam Kumar - 14.5 2024   Krishna is the only superstar who never disappoints his fans because he is always ready to reciprocate with the feelings of his fans. In this world, film stars, sports stars, rock stars, politicians, rich and mighty have innumerable fan...Read more...
The Crisis of Capitalism and Its Remedies
By editor - 14.5 2024 Many people realize at present that there are problems with capitalism, but opinion is divided on what should be done about it. This post explores the alternatives to capitalism and their problems. The reality is that there are no provably stable economic models today....Read more...
108 Divya-deshams: Thiruchitrakootam
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.5 2024 A tour of the 108 Divya-desams, the divine abodes of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi. The Govindaraja Perumal Temple, or Thiruchitrakoodam, is situated in Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. This Divya Desham is dedicated to the worship of Lord Visnu as Govindaraja Perumal with His...Read more...
My Arjuna Moment
By Ananda Vrindavanesvari Devi Dasi - 14.5 2024 There comes a time, sometimes regularly, where we may feel, Oh, Krishna. I can’t do this anymore. This ‘this’ will be different for everyone. It happened to Arjuna in the Gita – he wanted to give up, not to fight, and go...Read more...

By editor - 13.5 2024 My life has been uniquely blessed by the sheer number of narcissists that have entered into it. A narcissist destroys your self-esteem and manipulates you emotionally. If...
I was born in another sampradaya, but became introduced to seriously bhakti through ISKCON. Which sampradaya should I follow? By Chaitanya Charan - 13.5 2024 Transcription by–...
By Chaitanya Charan - 13.5 2024 Lecture Summary: Radharani is Satyabhama – neither is afraid to neglect Krishna. Chandravali is Rukmini – both wait for Krishna and are afraid...
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.5 2024 Pavalavanam Temple, Tirupavalavannam A tour of the 108 Divya-desams, the divine abodes of Lord Vishnu and Lakshmi. Tirupavalavannam or Pavalavanam temple, located...
By Satyaraja Dasa - 13.5 2024   The ideas of the Western philosopher Kant come close to the concept of dharma. For some, duty is a dirty word—we want to do what we want to do....
By editor - 10.5 2024 There is a popular but false dogma about Hinduism, that it is not a religion, but only a way of life. This dogma is misleading and toxic at many levels, and this post...
By Madhudvisa dasa - 10.5 2024 The body is a machine, like a motor car is a machine. I am within this body as the driver is within the motor car. Now the motor car has many needs. It needs...
By Kulavati Krishnapriya Devi Dasi - 10.5 2024 In just 480 days, Vanipedia has achieved a significant milestone—500 YouTube shorts on its channel Vanimedia Mayapur, which was...