India

Dust to Dust
 BY SUTAPA DAS - 25.9 2022 The holy River Ganga, descending from the transcendent realm and flowing through modern-day India, is a divine haven. I recently journeyed there to disperse the ashes of two spiritual luminaries; a final farewell to these outstanding souls who molded my...Read more...
Dynamic and expansive India
How Narendra Modi is invoking old civilisational spirit to build new, aspirational India By David Frawley - 20.9 2022 New India can be a new light for humanity, not just at political or economic levels, but also at a civilisational level extending to a universal vision says Dr David...Read more...
Ayodhya
By editor - 19.9 2022 Ayodhya also known as Saket, is an ancient city of India, birthplace of Lord Rama and setting of the epic Ramayana. It is adjacent to Faizabad city at the south end in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Ayodhya...Read more...
Stunning palaces in India known for their architecture
By editor - 8.9 2022 India, with her rich past, is home to numerous palaces; each one special in their own ways. Have you been to any of these palaces and seen up close and personal how the royals used to live back in the days? Great if you have and if you haven’t, this list will help...Read more...
TOVP in the Times of India
WORLD’S LARGEST HINDU TEMPLE - TEMPLE OF THE VEDIC PLANETARIUM AND ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT PRECIOUS RONGMEI, TIMESOFINDIA.COM - 6.9 2022 India is no stranger to architectural wonders. Rock-cut temples, cave temples, traditionally designed temples, all these have managed to...Read more...
The Origin of Lord Narasimha, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.8 2022 A five-part study of Lord Nrsimhadeva by Dhruva dasa, Nayapalli, Bhubaneswar - Orissa Review, 2009.   Atop the Historic Pillar After a side trip to the ancient Varaha Narasimha cave/temple, we followed an adjacent stream bed to the Ugra Stambha and the...Read more...
Nepal ISKCON Devotees Meet with Prime Minister of Nepal and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, India
By Kumari Kunti Sherreitt  - 22.8 2022 ISKCON Nepal devotees (left) including Patri Das with the Prime Minister of Nepal, Sri Yogi Adityanath Maharaj (center) and staff (far right) This month the ISKCON Nepal devotees have met two important dignitaries through their outreach efforts:...Read more...
Message for Janmashtmi festival from Shri Narendra Modi ji Prime Minister of India
Gauri Dasa Pandit Disappearance
By Ramai Swami - 10.8 2022 . “Shri Nityananda Prabhu is the topmost branch of the indestructible tree of eternal love of Godhead, Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. I offer my respectful obeisances to all the sub-branches of that topmost branch.” Gauridasa Pandit is one of...Read more...
Padayatra restarts
All India Padayatra restarts preaching journey after char dhama yatra By Acarya dasa, All India Padayatra leader - 9.8 2022 The All India padayatris started their char dhama yatra from Haridwar on May 10, 2022, heading for Badrinath dhama via Joshimath, Kedarnath, Yamunotri, and lastly...Read more...
Thanjavur Library - A Realm of Knowledge
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.8 2022 Excerpt from a paper by Dominik Wujastyk on the famed Sarasvati Mahal Library. A visitor to the Indian city of Thanjavur finds two great cultural monuments. The first is the Temple of Brihadisvara, one of the most magnificent temples in India. The temple was...Read more...
The Rishis of Prambanan
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.8 2022  The last in a presentation of the temples of Central Java. On the outside-facing walls of the central cella of Lord Brahma's temple at Prambanan are a number of relief panels that portray 27 groups of Brahman holy men, or rishis. Scholars have concluded...Read more...
Prambanan temples - Churning of the Milk Ocean
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.8 2022 The third in a presentation of Central Java temples. Along with the magnificent temple artifacts found in Central Java, the sculptures at Angkor Wat offer an amazing visual record of many famous transcendental pastimes. The Churning of the Milk Ocean is one such...Read more...
Srila Prabhupada birthplace development work
By Radharaman das - 2.8 2022 My dear Maharaji’s, Prabhuji’s and Mataji’s Please accept my most humble obeisnaces! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! By all your prayers, active support, we all were able to get 3,600 square feet land where Srila Prabhupada apperaed 175 years...Read more...
Lord Shiva at Prambanan
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.8 2022 The Shiva Temple The second in a presentation of the Hindu temples of Central Java. The Shiva temple is the only structure at Prambanan that has entrance ways opening to all four cardinal directions. The doorway that faces east leads into the shrine's central...Read more...
Experiences of padayatris at Badrinath dhama
By editor - 1.8 2022 By Acarya dasa (All India Padayatra leader) The All India padayatris started the char dhama yatra from Haridwar on May 10, 2022. We had darshan of Hari ki paudi at Haridwar and Sapta rishi ghat and, of course, a holy dip in mother Ganges. The next day we moved ahead...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.7 2022 Kurukshetra Battlefield Scene The last, from "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India.   Pulwal, 3 miles to the south-east of Thanesar, on the Aughvati River,...Read more...
Stay healthy in the Rain
By editor - 20.7 2022 Monsoon season in India is called Varsha Ritu. It continues throughout July and August. During the summer season the vata and pitta doshas become aggravated, which can cause various diseases and conditions in the rainy season. Our food, lifestyle and care should help in...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.7 2022 Saraswati Tank, Pehowa, Kurukshetra   From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. Godali. — Apagi Tirath. From this name I conclude that Godali...Read more...
Devotees Bid Adieu to Deities on Bahuda Yatra in Puri
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 15.7 2022 An ocean of devotees bid adieu to Lord Jagannath, his elder brother god Balabhadra and sister goddess Subhadra on the occasion of Bahuda Yatra, as the Deities ended their vacation at Gundicha Temple and headed towards Jagannath Temple in their chariots...Read more...
Puri Deities Dazzle in Gold on Suna Besha
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 15.7 2022 Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and goddess Subhadra sported huge quantities of gold ornaments on Their chariots, marking Suna Besha (golden attire) at Puri on Sunday. Suna Besha is a key annual festival, usually observed a day after Bahuda Yatra, WHICH...Read more...
Char-dhama - Badrinath
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.7 2022 Pilgrimage to four holy dhamas in the Himalayas. The final stop on our Char-dhama pilgrimage is the transcendental abode of Badrinath, home of the Lord in His Visnu form of Badri-Narayana. Leaving Kedarnath, the third stop on the Char-dhama route, one retreat...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.7 2022 Silver drachm of King of Harshavardhana of Thanesvar (ancient Kurukshetra), c. 647 C.E. From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. In the following list of the...Read more...
Char-dhama - Yamunotri
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.7 2022 Pilgrimage to four holy dhamas in the Himalayas. Following yesterday's publication of the Char-dhama, we realized that contrary to our intention to present the dhamas in the order one would visit them on pilgrimage, we reversed the order of Yamunotri and...Read more...
Char-dhama - Gangotri
BY: SUN STAFF - 8.7 2022 Pilgrimage to four holy dhamas in the Himalayas. The sacred shrine of Gangotri dhama is the first of the four Char-dhamas to be visited on pilgrimage. Located 99 kilometres form Uttarkashi, it is situated at an altitude of 10,500 ft. and marks the source of the...Read more...
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