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Mahamantra controversy
Mahamantra controversy: Hare Krishna or Hare Rama first ? By editor - 27.9 2019 Many  people from other sampradayas raise concern over the order of usage of word Krishna and Rama in the Hare Krishna Mahamantra based on an advaitin edition of Kali Santarana Upanishad in the...Read more...
Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan
Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Leads Kirtan at New York Rathayatra By: Madhava Smullen - 18.6 2019 Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard leads kirtan at New York Rathayatra - photo by Hari Kirtan Kaufmann Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Congresswoman from Hawaii, took a break from politics to...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.2 2020 Lord Chaitanya's Transcendental Sankirtana Pastimes A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 132. The holy town of Santipura, home of Sri Advaita Acarya and the place of many transcendental...Read more...
Rath Yatra and Legal Action
Untimely Rath Yatra: Puri Jagannath Temple Admin Warns ISKCON Of Legal Action BY: OB BUREAU - 19.2 2020 The Jagannath Temple Administration here has warned International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) of legal action if it continues to conduct untimely Rath Yatra. It followed...Read more...
Timings of the Four Yugas: The Shastric Evidence
By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp) - 19.2 2020 When describing the length of the yugas or ages, and which yuga we are in and how far along we are in it, there is sometimes confusion about how to calculate them. Some people think we are already in the next Satya-yuga, known as the...Read more...
Alternative to modern misconceptions of God
By Jaya Gopal das - 19.2 2020 Who or what is God? In our modern world, when we observe the amount of energy consumed by all of the other topics that fill our lives, this question is given almost no consideration or thought whatsoever. As such, we are burdened with so many frivolous...Read more...
How to please Goddess Durga during Durga Puja
By editor - 18.2 2020 Candidasa was a devoted worshipper of Goddess Durga while his brother was a pure Vaisnava who would worship Shaligram. Candidasa was rich but his brother was poor. Candidasa had a very big and beautiful garden, he used to offer the flowers from the garden to Durga Devi...Read more...
Who was Nanda and Yashoda in their previous lives?
Purushottam Kumar - 18.2 2020   Lord Shiva standing in front of the house of mother Yashoda was pleading her to show him a glimpse of little Krishna. Without her permission, he, the greatest of the great demigods, could not directly go to see the beautiful form of Krishna....Read more...
What is Vedic Astrology?
By Shyamasundara Dasa - 18.2 2020 This article is a consumer’s guide to Vedic Astrology. It will explain in simple terms what Vedic astrology is and what it can do for you. The following is an appreciation of this article by a reader in Ukraine: “Your presentation about this...Read more...
Material and Spiritual – What’s the balance?
By Yamuna Sundari devi dasi - 18.2 2020 It’s a general concern of devotees which we hear in many of the classes, forums and seminars on what can be the real key to balance one’s material and spiritual lives. There is a very interesting statement made by famous French priest and...Read more...
On Inspiration
By Sadaputa Dasa - 17.2 2020   This article was written by my long time friend and colleague from the Bhaktivedanta Institute the late Sadaputa Prabhu, a.k.a. Dr. Richard Thompson, who passed away suddenly in 2008. His death was a great loss to the world of Vaisnavism. This article...Read more...
Jaladuta Cruise
Jaladuta Cruise Offers Smoother Ride From Kolkata to Mayapur By: Madhava Smullen - 17.2 2020 The Jaladuta Cruise boat service With the famous annual Gaura Purnima festival at ISKCON’s headquarters in Mayapur, West Bengal running from February 17th to March 11th, and thousands...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.2 2020 The Ganges between Santipura and Kalna A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 131. There is an interesting narration that mentions Lord Chaitanya's departure from Shantipur, crossing the Ganges...Read more...
True Happiness Must be Eternal
By Upendra Dasa - 17.2 2020 Sri Brahma-samhita is one of the oldest Vedic scriptures, and it is accepted by Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu (an incarnation of Krsna Himself who appeared 484 years ago) as the essence of Vaisnava (Krsna conscious) philosophy. The first verse of the...Read more...
Primordial Valentine
All You Need is 2 For Love / Primordial Valentine By Mayesvara Dasa (ACBSP) - 17.2 2020 The Beatles taught us the mantra: “All You Need Is Love” and sang “Love me Do!” However, for the most part they didn’t tell us where to find lasting love. George...Read more...
How Prahlada Became a Devotee of Nrsimhadeva
By editor - 14.2 2020 A scene from the 7th canto Srimad Bhagavatam. Young Prahlada is being tortured on the orders of his atheist father because Prahlada refused to stop his devotion to Lord Krsna. This section of the Hari-bhakti-vilasa 14.418-441,(the glories of...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.2 2020 Shantipura City Temple A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 130. Shantipur, a famous center of Vaisnavism in the Nadia district, is best known to devotees as being the residence of the...Read more...
The Appearance of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.2 2020 The Appearance Day of HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur is observed on February 13th. Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura appeared in Purusottam Ksetra, Jagannatha Puri, Orissa, on February 6, 1874. He was born in the family home next to the Narayan-...Read more...
Face to Face with Frustration
By Murari Gupta Dasa - 14.2 2020 Not getting what you want? Perhaps that’s good for you. “Please cancel my tickets,” I said to my friend on the phone. “I won’t be able to go.” I hung up the phone and sank down onto my bed, my head in my hands. My...Read more...
The Real Reason Sita was Exiled by Rama
Shyamasundara Dasa - 13.2 2020   For some people the episode of Rama exiling Sita to the forest, while she was five months pregnant, is one of the most disturbing and incomprehensible events in the Ramayana. It seriously tests their faith; and in some cases actually breaks it,...Read more...
Same object of worship but different destinations
By Radhacharan Das - 13.2 2020 From Ragavartma Chandrika text 12: Srila Vishvanath Chakravarty Thakura States:- Worshipping oneself as the Supreme Lord, using mudras (making ritualistic signs with the hands) or nyasa, meditating on Krisna’s pastimes in Dvaraka, worshipping...Read more...
Parallels in Vedas and Modern Science
By Radhacharan Das - 13.2 2020 We can cite innumerable instances from the Vedas, which illustrate concepts similar to concepts from modern sci­ence. Modern scientists are wonder-struck on seeing these strik­ing  similarities  and they cannot even imagine how...Read more...
Marma Points and the Practice of Yoga
BY DR DAVID FRAWLEY - 13.2 2020 Marmas and Pratyahara: Marmas as Control Points Marmas are prime energy points on the body, in sensitive regions, like joints or around the sensory orifices. They connect to the pranic flows, energy systems and chakras. They have many applications and usages...Read more...
Pious and Impious Actions
BY: CAITANYA DAS - 13.2 2020 When a man is plagued with financial troubles and full of anxieties, he can go to his creditors to make a voluntary arrangement. In England this is called an IVA. Such an arrangement leaves him paying a portion of his debt, and the creditors are forced by the...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Santipura
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.2 2020 Shyamchand Radha-Krsna Temple, Santipur A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 129. In chapter seven of Jaiva Dharma is a story featuring Santipura, which was mentioned in our previous...Read more...
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