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Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 13
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.1 2021 Bhagavad-gita illustration, 16th c. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Pahlavas As we noted in our last segment, the Pahlavas who entered northern India are sometimes referred to...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.1 2021 Golden Winged Lion Banner of the Parasikas (Pahlavas) A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Pahlavas "The Pahlavas are a people mentioned in ancient Indian texts like the Manu Smriti,...Read more...
The Places of Krsna's Lila Surrounding Govardhana
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.1 2021 Krishna Lifting Govardhana Hill Pahari, North India, c. 1775 Selected Verses in Praise of Govardhana Hill, from Bhakti Ratnakara by Sri Narahari das. Sri Raghava took Srinivasa and Narottama to see the places near Govardhan where Krsna had performed his lilas...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.1 2021 Coins of the Indo-Parthian Kings of Gondophares King on horseback (left), Lord Shiva holding trident on right circa 30-50 A.D. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Parthians With the rise...Read more...
Devotees Throng Jagannatha Temple as Covid Negative Report Lifted
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.1 2021 JAGANNATHA PURI, ORISSA    All roads led to the Jagannatha Temple in Puri as the government on Thursday eased the curb of carrying Covid negative reports to enter the shrine. By 5 p.m., the temple already met the daily cap of allowing 30,000 devotees for...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.1 2021 Kalayavana Surrounds Mathura Kala Yavana or 'Black Yavana', led an army of 30 million Yavanas against Krsna Bhagavata Purana, Brooklyn Museum   A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The...Read more...
 Early History of The Vaishnava Faith and Movement in Bengal.
By Sushil Kumar De. - 20.1 2021 Excerpt from: page 465 to page 471  Hari Bhakti Vilasa  Vilasa V  In this Vilasa Gopala Bhatta proposes to describe mainly the Tantric method  (prayasa tantriko vidhih) of daily morning worship of Gopala-deve, as given in  the...Read more...
Padayatra Embarks on 7th Pan-India Tour from Dwarka
By: Meghashyam Dasa - Coordinator - 20.1 2021 The oxen Jaya and Kaliya pulling the padayatra cart carrying the Deities of Gaura Nitai. January 6th, 2021, marked the start of the All-India Padayatra’s (pilgrimage) seventh grand march around India, including the char dham yatra....Read more...
Shop at Mumbai Central Station
By: Parijata Devi Dasi - 20.1 2021 Hare Krishna Books booth at the Mumbai Central Railway Station Mumbai’s iconic Mumbai Central Railways Station, which has earned name of one of the finest architecture and heavy footfall railway terminal in India, witnessed history in...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.1 2021 Elephants of War A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Greeks The Yavanas "The Yavanas or Yonas were described as living beyond Gandhara. There was another country mentioned in the epic...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.1 2021 A Yavana image Excavations at Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Greeks "There is indication of the existence of a sect, information about which is lost in the...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.1 2021 A gold dinar honoring Lord Shiva, who is pouring water from flask and holding the vajra (thunderbolt), trident, and tamgha (he-goat). A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. Today we begin to discuss...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.1 2021 Fig 5. Yama from Balasor A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Scythian Sakas Concluding his historical survey of ancient Mayurabhanja, author Nagendranath Vasu offers this summary of the...Read more...
The Miracle Plays of Mathura
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.1 2021 Janmastami Jhanki A series on the sacred dramas enacted in Mathura and Vrindavan. In secular and occidental literature, the earliest mentions of Vrindavan and Mathura are found amongst the testimonies of the Greek geographers, who derived their information from...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.1 2021 Mitra, the Sun God A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Scythian Sakas In his continued historical survey of Orissa's Mayurabhanja district, Nagendranath Vasu describes the history of the...Read more...
The Eight Tulu Monasteries of Udupi
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2021 By Dr. N.H. Hebbar. The history and organization of the eight monasteries known as Ashta-Matts) in Udupi, Karnataka established by Sri Madhvacharya are most interesting. Udupi is one of the rarest Hindu religious centers, where the customs and routines as...Read more...
The Five Rathas of Mahabalipuram
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2021 An exploration of the rock-cut temple complex at Mahabalipuram. The Pancha Ratha is a famous rock-cut shrine complex at Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. This late 7th century example of monolith rock-cut architecture is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is now...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2021 A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Scythian Sakas Our survey of the first group of Middle Kingdom inhabitants, the Scythians (Sakas), continues from the study of religious history in Orissa...Read more...
The Forgetfulness of the Humanists
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.1 2021 By HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur Published in the Harmonist, Sept 19th, 1934. The Fountainhead of all eternal and temporal manifestations is confined in Sri Krsna alone. The non-absolute phases are emanations from a particular potency whose...Read more...
Temples of Bodh Gaya and Banares
By editor - 7.1 2021 The shrine at Bodh Gaya is the only surviving example of Mahayana Buddhist architecture that flourished in the Gangetic region during the first millennium. During the early period of Mauryan rule (400 B.C. to 250 B.C.), wood was the chief building material....Read more...
The Glories of Sri Mathura
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.1 2021 "View of Mutura on the River Jumna" by Thomas and William Daniell, c. 1803 In the Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 12, Srila Prabhupada describes the glories of residing in Mathura: "In the Varaha Purana there is a statement praising the...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.1 2021 Surya-deva from Ayodhya  A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Indo-Scythian Sakas In his exposition on the history of Orissa's Mayurabhanja District, author Nagendranath Vasu gave a...Read more...
Hoysala Temples of Belur
By Dr. K. L. Kamat - 6.1 2021   The Hoysala dynasty from the 11th century lasted for two hundred and fifty years. They developed sculptural and architectural styles which were radically different than what was in existence. The temple scheme is repeated in multiples of two...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF- 5.1 2021 The Sakas (Scythians) on a frieze at Persepolis in Persia Circa 80 B.C.: The Yeuh Chi, forerunners to the Kushans, drove the Sakas southwards from Central Asia. In turn, the Parthians diverted the Sakas, their Indo-Scythian cousins, from Persian territory into...Read more...
Lord Jagannatha Gives Darshan to All at Puri
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 5.1 2021 Devotees gather in Puri   Basanti Jena could not hold back her tears as she stepped into Puri Jagannatha temple, which reopened for devotees, irrespective of their place of stay, on Sunday. Earlier, the Jagannatha temple had reopened on December...Read more...
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