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Our ox Govinda starts his higher journey
By Radha Vallabha dasa, Andhra Pradesh Padayatra leader - 13.5 2022 Our padayatra ox Govinda left his body. He had been serving since the start of the Andhra Pradesh Padayatra three and a half years ago. He was sadhu in his behaviour – he never hit anybody and was very silent. Even...Read more...
ISKCON Patna Inaugration report
By editor - 11.5 2022 On the Auspicious day of Akshya Tritiya – Sri Sri Gaur Nitai, Sri Sri Radha Banke Bihari, Sri Sri Sita Ram Lakshman Hanuman ji and grand inauguration of Vedic education center (ISKCON Patna) took place in presence of Governor of Bihar, Chief...Read more...
Completion of the TOVP Nrsimha Wing in 2023
By Sunanda Das - 10.5 2022 Braja Vilasa Speaks About the Completion of the TOVP Nrsimha Wing in 2023 In this video Braja Vilasa speaks about the completion of the TOVP Nrsimha Wing in 2023. This includes the entire interior of the hall as well as the Lord’s altar. This...Read more...
ISKCON centre to open at Majalgaon in Maharashtra
By Damodarlila dasa, Maharashtra Padayatra leader - 5.5 2022 On April 14 padayatra reached the town of Majalgaon 70 km northeast of Beed, the district headquarters, where the residents were happy to receive us. We carried the chariot to the house of a devotee family and had a...Read more...
 Shabari’s Caves at Hampi Dhama
By Chandan Yatra Das - 27.4 2022 Shabari – A great devotee of Lord Rama 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...Read more...
Vrindavan Garden in Mayapur
BY: SARANAGATI DASI - 21.4 2022   Introduction Vrindavan Garden in Mayapur is a project where we hope to offer visitors, and resident devotees, an opportunity to experience Vrindavan dham within Mayapur; revealing Krsna's pastimes; its connection to Mahaprabhu, the 6...Read more...
Villagers gifted Srila Prabhupada’s books
By Muralimohan dasa - 20.4 2022 On April 3, 2022, my team and I from ISKCON’s Ahmedabad temple, also known as Sri Radha Govinda Dhama, held a one-day padayatra at Nani Devti gram, about 30km southwest of...Read more...
Is “Sri Lanka” the “Lanka” of the Ramayana?
Shyamasundara Dasa - 15.4 2022   "A brahmana sees through the sastras. A king sees through his spies. A cow sees through its nose. (to detect eatables) And, an ordinary man sees through his eyes." Canakya Pandit The Ramayana is one of the two main itihasa...Read more...
The Jagannatha Religion in Mughal Orissa, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.4 2022 The last in a serial study of Oriyan religion from "Orissa Under the Mughals" by Dr. B.C. Ray. It is not correct to say that in consequence of the spread of Islam and the development of Muslim institutions, necessarily dawned a period of stagnation for...Read more...
The Jagannatha Religion in Mughal Orissa
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.4 2022 Mughal Shah A serial study of Oriyan religion from "Orissa Under the Mughals" by Dr. B.C. Ray, in four parts. Orissa is a land of temples. In the pre-Muslim period, Hinduism in its various creeds and forms was manifested in the construction of many...Read more...
Jagannath Temple at Baligaon
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.4 2022 Lord Jagannath By Dr. Saroj K. Panda Baligaon is situated in the Teisipur Gram Panchayat area under Pipli Block of Puri District. It is 33 kms. away from Puri as well as Bhubaneswar, and is on the side of National Highway 203. Bhakta Dasia Bauri was born here at...Read more...
The Picnic Dress of Shri Jagannath
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.3 2022 Banabhoji Besha (Picnic Lila) By Mahimohan Tripathy, Orissan Review, May 2013. The rituals observed in the Puri Shri Jagannath Temple may be classified under three heads: a) the daily rituals, b) the special or periodical rituals, c) the festive rituals (...Read more...
The Brilliance of Baladeva Jew Temple
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.3 2022 Lord Baladeva, Jagannath and Subhadra, Baladevjew Temple We continually remember Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath's divine sibling who joins Him on the Ratha chariot. This all-attractive Form of Sri Krsna's brother Balarama, who is Lord Nityananda in...Read more...
Operation Bluestar
By Vikas Kamat - 10.3 2022   On the night of June 5, 1984 the Indian Army stormed the Golden Temple complex to flush the Sikh dissidents who were opposed to the Indian rule in the state of Punjab, and were demanding a separate nation which they named Khalistan. This important...Read more...
Shukratal: Where Shukadeva Goswami Explained the Srimad Bhagavatam
By Sri Nandanandana das (Stephen Knapp) - 7.3 2022 More devotees should know about the holy town of Shukratal. Shukratal is the place where Shukadeva Goswami spoke the sacred Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana) to Maharaja Pariksit 5000 years ago. It is located about halfway between...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada’s Mayapur Bhajan Kutir – A Brief History
By editor - 18.2 2022 What is known as the ‘bhajan kutir’ in ISKCON Mayapur is the first structure built on the property. It was also the original ‘temple’, functioning as chota Radha Madhava’s first place of worship when They arrived in Mayapur in 1972. An...Read more...
Ramanujacharya: The Statue of Equality
By Khusboo Basan - 16.2 2022 On February 5th, 2022 the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Inaugurated the ‘Statue of Equality of Sri Ramanujacarya as part of the 12-day ongoing 1000th birth anniversary celebrations of the saint. The 216-foot tall statue is among the tallest metallic...Read more...
The Sacred Abode Of Puri
By Indradyumna Swami - 15.2 2022 Indradyumna Swami: Though we are visiting remote areas of Orissa to document ancient temples, we couldn’t resist a pilgrimage to Jagannatha Puri. We spent the day visiting numerous sacred temples and places associated with the pastimes of Lord...Read more...
Antiquity of Arkakshetra Konark
By Dr. Benudhar Patra - 14.2 2022 Konark, popularly known as Arkakshetra, is one of the important urban centers of ancient Orissa. It is otherwise known as Padmakshetra. It is one of the five great religious kshetras (pilgrimage centers) located in Orissa, the other four being Puri,...Read more...
Ancient History of Jajpur
By Dr. C. B. Patel - 10.2 2022 Jajpur is situated on the right bank of the Baitarani River at longitude 20051 N and latitude 86020 E. The origin of the name of Jajpur is shrouded in mystery. Some scholars think that it is derived from the word Yajnapura, while other scholars opine that...Read more...
Hampi
By editor - 2.2 2022 This is the place where Lord Rama met his dear most servant Hanuman. 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...Read more...
Mayapur Clean & Green
By Khusboo Basan - 31.1 2022 The area outside ISKCON Mayapur campus is underdeveloped and has no waste management system. Owing to this, Murari Mohini Devi Dasi has taken up this initiative and started Mayapur- Clean And Green. She supervises groups that clean the streets of Mayapur,...Read more...
Prabhupada Placing Ananta Sesha in the TOVP Foundation Pit, 1972
By editor - 28.1 2022 1972 was a year in Sridhama Mayapur filled with many beginnings. The Radha Madhava Golden Jubilee Festival from March 2 – 5 commemorates four of them. These include: 50th Anniversary of Chota Radha Madhava’s Installation/Arrival 50th Anniversary...Read more...
Lord Jagannatha and priests
By Chaitanya Charan - 26.1 2022 How does Lord Jagannatha reciprocate in Puri when the temple priests are so rude?   We know that Lord reciprocates only when there is pure love . But we find in Jagannath Puri that the priests are very rude and doesn’t behave well, which...Read more...
Sat-tila Ekadasi and the TOVP, 2022
By editor - 25.1 2022 Sat-Tila Ekadashi is also known as Trisprisha Ekadashi. This Ekadashi occurs in the dark fortnight of the month of Magha(January/February). The glories of Sat-tila Ekadashi are narrated in the Bhavisyottara Purana in a conversation between the sage Dalbhya and Pulastya...Read more...
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