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Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 53
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.4 2021 Dhakeshwari Temple - Dhaka, Bangladesh Built in the 12th Century by Sena Dynasty king, Ballal Sen Photo c. 1904 by Fritz Kapp A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Senas A copperplate...Read more...
Nrsimhadev Shrines in Andhra Pradesh, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.4 2021 Sri Garuda Vahanam Touring some of Lord Nrsimhadev's glorious abodes in Andhra Pradesh. Getting Shelter of Lord Nrsimhadev in Threthayugam In Threthayugam, the second of the four yugas, people who enjoyed in heaven as a result of their good deeds in the...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 52
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.4 2021 Lord Nrsimhadeva Pala Sena School, 5th c. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Senas 'The Sena ruler Samantasena described himself as a Kshatriya of Karnata (Karnataka). He himself stated...Read more...
Nrsimhadev Shrines in Andhra Pradesh
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2021 Mangalagiri Touring some of Lord Nrsimhadev's glorious abodes in Andhra Pradesh. The three most well-known Narasimha shrines in Andhra Pradesh are Ahobilam, Simhachalam and Mangalagiri. Mangalagiri means The Auspicious Hill. This place is one of the 8...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 51
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.4 2021 Sena Dynasty, Bihar c. 12th Century A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Senas 'The Palas were followed by the Sena dynasty, who brought Bengal under one ruler during the 11th to 12th Century...Read more...
Sri Sri Radha-Damodar
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.4 2021 Srila Prabhupada always had an intimate relationship with Radha-Damodara. For years he lived at the Radha-Damodara Mandir in Vrindavan, where he had written his Srimad Bhagavatam purports under Their shelter. Prabhupada told us that he lives eternally at Radha-...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 50
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.4 2021 Gajapati Maharaj on elephant in Jagannatha Puri Chariot Festival procession Watercolor, c. 1820  A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Eastern Gangas Further history of the Eastern...Read more...
Lord Rama’s pastimes (video)
A transcendental virtual journey into Lord Rama’s pastimes (video) By editor - 19.4 2021 The glories of Pancavati-tirtha at Nashik are enumerated in Valmiki’s Ramayana in the Aranya-kanda and in Sri Garga Samhita, “Twice as sacred as the mud of the Ganga is the dust of...Read more...
Miniature Paintings of the Assamese Manuscript
By Samiran Boruah - 16.4 2021 Lord Visnu Assamese Manuscript Illustration The manuscript writing is a very old tradition of Assam. From Bana's Harshacharita, belonging to 7th century it is known that the gift from Bhaskarbarma, the king of ancient Assam, to Harsha included, inter alia...Read more...
Lokanatha Temple at Puri
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.4 2021  'The second most prominent temple in Purusottama Kshetra', by Ratnakar Mohapatra. The temple of Lokanatha is situated at a distance of about 2½ kms to the west of Jagannatha temple of Puri. The western boundary of the Puri town is guarded by...Read more...
Mural Painting at Raghurajpur
By INTACH ICCI, Bhubaneswar, Orissa - 16.4 2021 INTRODUCTION Raghurajpur, a small artists village near Puri, is home to a community of traditional artisans called chitrakaras, best known for pattachitras - exquisite paintings executed on cloth. A project on the revival of mural...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 49
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.4 2021 "Temple at Jaggernauth" A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Eastern Gangas There are historical records which place the Ganga dynasty much earlier on the timeline than the current...Read more...
Kumbha Mela
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.4 2021 The Kumbh Mela, believed to be the largest religious gathering on earth, is held every 12 years on the banks of the Triveni Sangam - the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati. Here, the pale yellow water of the Ganges merges with the brilliant...Read more...
Removal of Shahi Idgah Mosque
Court Seeking Removal of Shahi Idgah Mosque Near Lord Krishna Birthplace By editor - 13.4 2021 In the lower court, the appellants had demanded the annulment of an earlier Mathura court ruling, ratifying a land deal reached between the Shri Krishna Janmasthan Seva Sansthan and the Shahi...Read more...
How to keep one’s relationship with Vrndavana
By HH Kadamba Kanana Swami,   1.) First let us analyze what our relationship is with Vrndavana and then see how we can develop it. Lord Caitanya explained that these are the five most important aspects in devotional service, which if even a little bit performed, can quickly bring one...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 48
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2021 Konark Sun Temple - Konark, Odisha Built by King Narasimhadeva I (1236–1264 A.D.) A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Eastern Gangas 'The Eastern Ganga dynasty ruled over Kalinga from...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 47
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.4 2021 Idrakpur Fort, Munshigonj Built in 1660 A.D. A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Candras The Candra Dynasty, contemporaries of the Palas, ruled over the kingdom of Harikela in eastern Bengal....Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 46
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.4 2021 Somapura Mahavihara in Paharpur, Naogaon district, Bangladesh A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture.   The Palas 'The Pala Empire was a Buddhist dynasty that ruled from the northeastern region...Read more...
Dhanuyatra of Bargarh: World's Biggest Open-Air Theatre
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.42021 An extraordinary festival celebrating Sri Krsna's pastimes with Kamsa, by Prabhukalyan Mohapatra. Dhanuyatra of Bargarh, the world's biggest open-air theatre, is unique in many respects. It is a theatre having the biggest assembly of actors that a play can...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 45
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.4 2021 Iron Pillar at Vishnupada Hill, Delhi A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Tanwars (Tomaras) The Tanwar dynasty flourished from the 8th to the 12th Century A.D. It ruled from Delhi under its first...Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 44
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.4 2021 Modhera Sun Temple built by the Solankis A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Solankis The Solanki were worshippers of Lord Shiva. [58]The name 'Solanki' comes from Chalukya, another...Read more...
Mathura-mandala Parikrama, Part 31
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.4 2021 Sri Govardhan By Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur. Lord Nityananda's Pastimes at Shringara-vata, Part Five See this Brahma-kunda, which is very secluded and beautified by many creepers and plants. The glories of Brahma-kunda are described in the Puranas....Read more...
Middle Kingdoms of India, Part 43
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.4 2021 Mandu Ruins A serial presentation of India's great history, religious movements and temple architecture. The Paramaras The Paramaras were an Indian dynasty that ruled over the Malwa region in central India during the Middle Kingdom period. This dynasty was...Read more...
Mathura-mandala Parikrama, Part 30
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.4 2021 By Srila Narahari Chakravarti Thakur. Lord Nityananda's Pastimes at Shringara-vata, Part Four Amongst innumerable gopis, Shri Radhika is the topmost. She alone can fulfill all of Lord Krishna's desires. Who can describe the beauty of Her decorations? The...Read more...
Shabari – A great devotee of Lord Rama
By Chandan Yatra Das - 7.4 2021 Shabari’s Caves at Hampi Dhama Kishkinda Ksetra Shabari was a tribal lady and had unflinching devotion for Lord Rama. She took the shelter of great sage Matanga Rsi as her spiritual master. During the last days of sage Matanga, Shabari served...Read more...
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