India

Hampi
By editor - 7.11 2019 Hampi-is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, housing the Virupaksha Temple, as...Read more...
Nanda Bhavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2019 Nanda Maharaj, Krishna (center) and Mother Yasoda at Nanda Bhavan   A few kilometers south of Gokula is the sacred tirtha Mahavana, which is home to the Nanda Bhavan temple. On on the left bank of the Yamuna, sitting atop a small hill, Nanda Bhavan is the...Read more...
Vrindavan, Vrindavan, Vrindavan
By Giriraj dasa - 7.11 2019 Meditating on the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Muralimanohara, placing myself at the dust of Lord Caitanya’s feet, and respectfully offering obeisances to the great devotees of the Lord, who are so many oceans of transcendental virtue, I shall now...Read more...
2,000 Year Old Maritime Trading
2,000 Year Old Maritime Trading Port Discovered by ASI in Andhra Pradesh By Nitin B. - 4.11 2019 An excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Gottiprolu in Andhra Pradesh’s SPS Nellore district has indicated that the area may have been a huge settlement and...Read more...
TOVP Temple Opening in 2022
TOVP Pujari Floor to Open in February 2020, Temple Opening in 2022 By: Madhava Smullen - 31.10 2019 Artist Ambhoda Dasi shows managing director Sadbhuja Das progress on a relief mural of Lord Chaitanya and His associates on Harinama Sankirtan The pujari floor of ISKCON’s...Read more...
Mahamantra in Maharashtra, Part Two
BY: PREMANJANA DAS - 22.10 2019 A devotee travelogue on the sacred sights of Nasik, Maharashtra. March 23, 2012 was the day of the first appearance day of the Deities Shri Radha Madan Gopal at ISKCON Nasik. I was wondering how fortunate I was and how merciful Krishna is that though I came...Read more...
Mahamantra in Maharashtra
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.10 2019 Triyambakeshwar Temple A devotee travelogue on the sacred sights of Nasik, Maharashtra, by Premanjana das. Since my childhood, I was told the glories of Nasik and Triyambakeshwar (one of the 12 jyotirlingas) by my mother several times. I had a desire to visit...Read more...
How to keep one’s relationship with Vrndavana
By HH Kadamba Kanana Swami - 14.10 2019   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...Read more...
Mathura man's mission to save Yamuna
By editor - 11.10 2019   An innovative green crusader from Mathura, Pradeep Bansal, is out to save Yamuna from environmental degradation. The businessman has drawn attention of environmentalists and eco-activists who now want his experiment replicated in other towns along the banks of...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement in North India, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.10 2019 Pandharinatha – Lord Vithoba, worshipped at Pandharpur Tiruchchirappalli, c. 1825 A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. In considering which aspects of Sant Namdev's philosophy fall within the bounds of traditional...Read more...
Brihadisvara Temple
Brihadisvara Temple: A Jewel of Dravidian Architecture BY: SUN STAFF - 4.10 2019 Brihadisvara Gopurams An introduction to the glories of Brihadisvara Temple from 'Rajarajesvaram, the Pinnacle of Chola Art'. Rajarajesvaram in the Tanjavur district of Tamil Nadu has often...Read more...
Krishna in jeans: Head priest sacked
Sharat Pradhan - 3.10 2019 The head priest of one of India's oldest and most widely acclaimed Krishna temple Banke Bihari Mandir at Vrindavan in Mathura has been fired for attiring Lord Krishna's deity in jeans and T- shirt and donning a mobile phone in place of his favourite '...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement in North India, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.10 2019 Sant Namdev A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. After meeting the renowned Maharashtrian saint Janeswar, the twenty-one year old bhakta Namdev roamed around northern India with Janeswar and other sadhus. He eventually landed...Read more...
The Bhakti Movement in North India
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.10 2019 Sant Navdev A serial presentation of the Bhakti Movement's development in India. In the last segment of this series, we began our survey of the Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra with Sant Janeswar (1275-1296 A.D.), a mystic poet and philosopher in the Nath...Read more...
Vrndavana – Land of No Return
By Brahmananda Dasa - 1.10 2019 From the beginning of time, man has yearned for the perfect home a paradise, a Shangri-la, a Walden where he could live eternally in peace and happiness. Such a place cannot be found anywhere in the material world, however, for the material world is by its...Read more...
When terrorists beg for sympathy?
By Purushottam Kumar - 25.9 2019   When 8 SIMI terrorists were gunned down by the MP police then the usual suspects – the liberal secularists – started shedding gallons of tears.How can the police so cruelly kill the “innocent” terrorists? They asked. Don...Read more...
Why Hanuman is bound by chains in Jagannath Puri
Purushottam Kumar - 25.9 2019 How can Hanuman be bound by chains? Who can dare to do so? And how can the Supreme Lord allow his Supreme devotee to be tied by chains? These are some of the natural thoughts which any devotee of the Lord will have. But spiritual life and spiritual world is...Read more...
Major discovery
Major discovery in Tamil Nadu’s Keezhadi: A possible link to Indus Valley Civilisation By Nikhita Venugopal - 25.9 2019 In what may be a major discovery for Indian history, artifacts found in excavations carried out at Keezhadi in Tamil Nadu’s Sivagangai district have...Read more...
Lord Vishnu at Navadevakula
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.9 2019 Bhitargaon Ruins Report of Tours in the Gangetic Provinces by Alexander Cunningham   Sep 23, 2019 — CANADA (SUN) — A study of the ancient Vaisnava ruins at Navadevakula (Newal), from 'Report of Tours in the Gangetic Provinces from...Read more...
Kendubilwa
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.9 2019 RadhaKrishna Mandir, Kendubilwa The holy land of Utkal is well known as the birthplace of the Gita-Govinda poet, Sri Jayadeva, who was born in a Brahmin village called Kendubilwa. Today, Jagannatha Puri Dham is closely associated with the Gita-Govinda, and...Read more...
Karttika Parikrama Schedule
BY: DEENA BANDHU DAS (ACBSP) - 23.9 2019 Sri Sri Krishna Balaram Mandir Kartika Parikrama Schedule Kartika is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement and the best place to be in Kartika is Sri Braja Dham. In fact this month is known as Damodar, since in...Read more...
Mayapur - Capital of Bengal?
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS- 16.9 2019   Did you know that Mayapur was once the capital of Bengal, and that the king's palace lies in ruins a short walk from ISKCON Mayapur? Just behind Chand Kazi's samadhi are the ruins known as Ballal Dhipi, which even today no one really knows...Read more...
The Return of Gobind Dev Temple at Vrindavan
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.9 2019 Keshav Dev Temple at Mathura (Krishna Janma Bhoomi Temple (See the Muslim Idgah on the left side of the temple) Yesterday we looked at Vishnupur's role in Gaudiya Vaisnava history. Vishnupur was likened to 'new Vrindavan' during the reign of Aurangzeb...Read more...
Puri king urges ISKCON not to hold Rath Yatra on unspecified days
By Express News Service - 12.9 2019 Do we celebrate festivals such as Sri Krishna Janmashtami, Mahashivaratri, Sri Ram Navami and Durga Puja on unspecified days, asks the king.   Puri Gajapati and Chairman of Sri Jagannath Temple Managing Committee Dibyasingha Deb ...Read more...
Haridasa Thakura’s Disappearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 12.9 2019 Today is the disappearance day of Namacarya Srila Haridasa Thakura, so we shall read from Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Antya-lila, Chapter Eleven, “The Passing of Haridasa Thakura”: “The summary of this chapter is given by Srila...Read more...
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