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Lord Nrisimha: Protector of Devotees
By Aja Govinda Dasa - 7.5 2020 When in danger, devotees of Lord Krishna naturally turn to His fiercest form for protection. One of the most awe-inspiring of Lord Krishna’s forms is Sri Nrisimhadeva, His half-man, half-lion incarnation. Lord Nrisimha descended to protect His devotee...Read more...
Susceptibility to COVID-19
By Dr. David Frawley - 6.5 2020 Ayurvedic Perspective COVID-19 is a selective pandemic. It does not target all segments of the population like many pandemics. It is very dangerous for certain groups, but not for all. It mainly effects those with weak immunity or what is called low Ojas...Read more...
Pranayama and Immunity
By Dr. David Frawley - 6.5 2020 Prana upholds the immunity of body and mind. This upholding prana is not simply the breath, with which it is related, but the deeper vital energy that sustains our entire embodied existence. Prana also forms the subtle or energy body of the chakras, and...Read more...
Garuda Purana: Shiva’s prayer to Lord Narasimhadev
By Deena das - 6.5 2020   Hare Krishna. Pranams. All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga. For the pleasure of the devotees, below is Chapter 231 of the Garuda purana, where Mahadeva Shiva calls on Lord Narasimhadeva. (The Matrgana’s mentioned in this story are eight...Read more...
Prayers to Lord Narasimhadeva
By editor - 6.5 2020 Powerful mantras for protection to the Lord’s half-lion incarnation and His weapons. These are for protection from such things as malevolent spirits and material desires, as well as increased devotion and a peaceful world. Also contains the Nrisimha Kavacha....Read more...
Lord Nrsimhadeva’s Appearance Day
By editor - 6.5 2020 A lecture delivered by HH Gour Govinda Swami in Bhubaneswar 14 May, 1995 on Lord Nrsimhadeva’s appearance day. It was appearing like a flower garland on the chest of Nrsimhadeva. It seems as if a lion had killed an elephant. So many of Hiranyakasipu’s...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vraja-dhama
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.5 2020 Radharani, the Queen of Vraja A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 170. In Part Four of our segment on Vaikuntha, we covered one aspect of the rasas engaged in by the Gopis, and the...Read more...
Offering Bhoga to the Great Lord Jagannath
By Dillip Kumar Samantary for Orissa Review - 5.5 2020 The kings who were ruling over Orissa since the Ganga Rule (13th century A.D. onwards) were considering themselves as the servant (Rautta) of the great Lord Jagannath. The same paraphernalia as is found in a royal household is also...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vraja-dhama
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.5 2020 Krsna and the Damsels of Vraja Kishangarh School, c. 1800 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 169. Before proceeding with the heart of Jaiva Dharma's commentary on Vraja, which...Read more...
How I Became a Devotee – Jayananda
By Jada Bharata Dasa - 5.5 2020 The first experience I had with Krishna consciousness was when a friend of mine had got a small book, Perfection of Yoga, on the Atlantic City, New Jersey boardwalk. At that time I was going to college at Rutgers in New Jersey and was home for the summer. I...Read more...
Remembering HG Jayananda Prabhu
By Ajitananda das - 5.5 2020 I first became acquainted with Jayananda in the autumn of 1976, in the old New York Temple, located on West 55th Street in Manhattan. I was delighted to be teamed up with Jayananda to preach in several universities. From the very beginning of our association I...Read more...
Seven stages of purification
By H.H. Radhanath Swami - 4.5 2020 ceto-darpana-marjanam bhava-maha-davagni-nirvapanam sreyah-kairava-candrika-vitaranam vidya-vadhu-jivanam anandambudhi-vardhanam prati-padam purnamrtasvadanam sarvatma-snapanam param vijayate sri-krsna-sankirtanam “Let there be all victory for...Read more...
Sanatana-Dharma: Its Real Meaning
By Sri Nandanandana das - 4.5 2020 When it comes to understanding the meaning of Sanatana-dharma, we have to be aware of its Sanskrit definition. The root of the word dharma comes from dhri, which means to uphold or maintain. The Sanskrit says dharayati iti dharmaha, which translates as...Read more...
Jahnava Mata
By editor - 4.5 2020 Today we celebrate the appearance of Sri Jahnava devi, the wife of Lord Nityananda. Shri Suryadasa Sarakhela lived in Shaligrama. He had five brothers: Damodara, Jagannatha, Gauridasa, Krishna dasa, and Nrishinga Chaitanya. His fathers name was Shri Kamsari Mishra and...Read more...
Sri Sita-navami
By Giriraja Swami - 4.5 2020 Today is Sita-navami, the appearance day of Srimati Sitadevi, the eternal consort of Lord Ramachandra. To begin, we shall read from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila, Chapter Nine: “Lord Caitanya’s Travels to the Holy Places.”...Read more...
Sita Devi’s Inner Harmony
By Visakha Devi Dasi   In the face of extreme hardship, Lord Ramachandra’s queen reveals her extraordinary character, founded on her pure devotion to the Lord. The epic Ramayana, written by the sage Valmiki, tells the story of Lord Ramachandra, Krishna’s incarnation as...Read more...
Search for the Historical Krishna
By Prof. N.S. Rajaram - 1.5 2020   "Krishna was a historical figure who lived towards the end of the Vedic Age. Traditional Indian accounts are closer to truth than those of Western Indology, which are colored by colonial and missionary biases and plagued by weak scholarship....Read more...
Hansadutta Das Passes Away
By: ISKCON News Staff - 1.5 2020 Hansadutta Das Hansadutta Das, a Srila Prabhupada disciple, pioneer and ISKCON leader in the society’s early days, passed away due to pancreatic cancer on April 25th. He was on his farm in Northern California, surrounded by his three children,...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vraja-dhama
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.5 2020 The Damsels of Vraja A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 168. In one particular chapter of Jaiva Dharma there is a lengthy narrative offering instruction on the nature of Vraja-dhama...Read more...
Lord Narasimha as Gandabherunda and Lord Shiva as Sharabha
By Sampradaya Sun - 29.4 2020 As with Shiva Sharabha, Gandabherunda is not mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, although he is mentioned in some Puranas and in certain regional scriptures in South India. For example, Sri Chinna Jeeyar has observed that Gandabherunda Narasimha Avatharam is...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vraja-dhama
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.4 2020 Govinda Fluting Trichinopoly, c. 1825 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 167. As mentioned previously, in Jaiva Dharma there are so many references to Vraja-dhama that they can...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vraja-dhama
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.4 2020 Kusuma Sarovar Ghat, Vraja-dhama   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 166. As we near the end of the 'Glossary of Places', the next holy site on Srila Bhaktivinoda's list...Read more...
Many Gods or One?
Five Prominent Deities and Their Universal Meaning   By Satyaraja Dasa - 29.4 2020 Is Krishna consciousness polytheistic? A discussion of panchopasana provides a clear answer that also helps us understand all religions. At first blush, Vaishnavism may seem polytheistic,...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Vikramapura
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.4 2020 Map of Ancient Vikramapura   A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 165. There is an excellent historical summary of ancient Vikramapura on Banglapedia, excerpted here. The history of this...Read more...
How Pancaratrika-vidhi and Bhagavat-vidhi fit together
By Damodara-priya Devi Dasi - 27.4 2020 There are two tracks (vidhis) required to walk safely on the spiritual path, as Srila Prabhupada often mentioned: In the same way as the physical train needs two parallel tracks, also the train of bhakti needs two tracks: one is the bhagavatvidhi or...Read more...
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