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Animals of Indian Mythology
Dr. Krishnanand Kamat - 22.1 2020 Excerpted from The Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society Vol. LXXXV Issue 2, June 1994.   First published as "Attitude of our ancestors towards animals" Ancient Indians had recognized the animals' right to co-exist with man and therefore they were loved, nurtured and even worshipped. In order to impress upon the commoners about their importance, the animals were given the status of gods and goddesses. They declared that Almighty incarnates in different...Read more...
Yoga and Buddhism: Similarities and Differences
By Vamadeva (David Frawley) - 22.1 2020 Yoga and Buddhism are sister traditions which evolved in the same spiritual culture of ancient India. They use many of the same terms and follow many of the same principles and practices. For this reason it is not surprising that many of us,...Read more...
Did Indra help the construction of New Vrindavana’ s Govindaji Mandir?
By Varsana Swami - 22.1 2020 “Excavation for Govindaji Mandir began in the spring of 1973. New Vrindaban hired Bob Black, a local farmer who owned a backhoe, to excavate the footer for Govindaji Mandir. I assisted Bob by providing transit work (leveling the ground) while he...Read more...
Organized Religion: Devil’s Work or Divine Necessity?
By Kripamoya Dasa - 22.1 2020 The Devil always likes to help saints ‘organize’ religion, and organized religion can be problematic. But without human structures, the saint’s messages and good public works may not endure over the next three generations. For thousands of...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2020 Sri Radhakunda A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 118. In the last segment we mentioned two of the Goswamis who resided at Sri Radhakunda -- Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami and Srila Raghunatha...Read more...
Lord Narasimha Bursts from the Rock at Dudhai
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2020 Lord Nrsimhadev at Dudhai   hataka kiritavara hara vanamala tararashana makara kundala manindraih bhushitam-ashesha-nilayam tava vapurme chotasi chakasta narasimha narasimha (6) O Lord Nrisimha, O Lord Nrisimha, Your transcendental body, which is the...Read more...
The Churning of the Milk Ocean
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2020 A two part summary of sastric descriptions of the great Churning pastime. Samudra manthan, or the pastime of the 'Churning of the Ocean of Milk', is one of the most famous episodes in the Puranas, and is celebrated in a major way every twelve years at the...Read more...
Advanced Civilization
By Chirag Dangarwala - 21.1 2020      The common understanding of an Advanced Civilization in today’s context is to be advanced in Technology, having a comfortable lifestyle, Earning Lots of money and having enough or rather lavish facilities to enjoy the senses to...Read more...
The King who had four wives…
By Subhadra Devi Dasi - 21.1 2020 Once upon a time there was a rich King who had four wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to the finest of delicacies. He gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the 3rd wife very much and was always...Read more...
Sweet Salt – The Story of How India Invented Sugar
By Vaishnava Das - 20.1 2020 Sugar – we all crave it, from children to adults. We indulge in it, from sodas, cakes, and assorted candies, during times of sadness and times of celebration. But crystallized sugar, first invented in India, has a dark history, involving conquest,...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Radha-kunda
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2020 Srila Raghunath dasa Goswami sheltered by Srimati Radharani at Radhakunda A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 117. Stories associated with Sri Radhakunda are found not only in sastra...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 20.1 2020 One of the common misunderstandings heard in mainstream discussions of eastern religion is that 'Hindus have thirty-three crore gods'. While even the term...
By Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana das) - 20.1 2019 This shows how banks, especially the Central Banks, which are part of a network established in many countries, have set up a system which is...
Prominent Indian Corporate billionaires initiate efforts to develop Mayapur Heritage City  By Parijata dasi - 20.1 2020 The first meeting of the Advisory Committee for the development...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2020 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 116. The divine pastimes of Srimati Radharani and Sri...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2020 There is an active movement going on today in which orthodox members of the Sikh community are working to protect the sanatana heritage from which their...
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 17.1 2020 It is said not one blade of grass moves without Krishna knowing it. How can this be? Indeed this suggests that everything is connected or at one, consequently...
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.1 2020 Krishna Destroys the Bull Demon, Aristasura Bhagavata Purana, Mewar, 19th c. A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila...
By Radhanatha Swami - 17.1 2020 Across all religions there is a universal concept that when a man and woman marry with proper attitude they become one body. They don’t merge into each...