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PRANA
By editor - 19.2 2019 One path to the attainment of liberation (moksa) is through the union of the body and the spirit, most commonly known as yoga. This is a mystical path en route to self-awareness, with the goal to achieve enlightenment. Within its tradition, there are several aspects to the practice of yoga. One specific characteristic is prana. Simply put, prana can be defined as vital energy flow within the body. Georg Feuerstein, one of the foremost teachers of yoga and yogic teachings,...Read more...
ISKCON Camp at Kumbha Mela
By: Madhava Smullen - 19.2 2019 ISKCON Camp at Kumbha Mela Distributes Thousands of Books and Prasadam Meals Sadhus and pilgrims bathe in the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Sarasvati Following Srila Prabhupada’s example, ISKCON devotees participated in the Ardha Kumbha...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 22
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.2 2019 The Attack on Ranthambhor  Illustrations from Akbar-nama, c. 1577   A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Today we continue to follow the story of Mughal Emperor Akbar's campaign of destruction in the state of Rajasthan...Read more...
Artists of Nathadwara
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.2 2019 Sri Nathji   The small town of Nathadwara lies in Rajasthan's Aravalli hills, on the banks of the Banas River. While the river dries to a mere trickle in the summer, during the monsoon season the countryside grows green and lush, and the Banas overflows...Read more...
Sri Krishna and the Original Sporting Propensity
By Sarvabhauma Dasa - 19.2 2019   Krishna is always engaged in sport, and when we try to imitate Him, we lose. When the 2017 Super Bowl game, the summit of American professional football, was held in Houston, a devotee convinced me and a few others to try to distribute Srila...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 21
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.2 2019 Akbar's Assault on Ranthambhor Illustration from Akbar-nama A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Among the most devastating of Akbar's violent campaigns against the Hindus was the massacre at Chittor, Rajasthan. There,...Read more...
Mystic Experience and the Name of God
By Achyutananda Das - 18.2 2019   Taking into account the many descriptions of Godhead found in ancient books, scriptures and the eternal wisdom heard by disciples from their venerable masters, the Absolute Truth may be defined as follows: He is by Himself and for Himself; He has all...Read more...
The Battle Between Boar and Hiranyaksha
By BVV Narasimha Swami - 18.2 2019 So on the occasion of Varaha’s appearance day, we are reading a verse in relation this pastime. This is from Canto Three, Chapter Eighteen “The Battle Between Boar and Hiranyaksa”, Text number two. dadarsa tatrabhijitam dhara-dharam...Read more...
Varahadeva’s Appearance Day
By editor - 18.2 2019 Transcript of HH Bhakti Gauravani Goswami’s class. Kindly transcribed by Madhumati Priyasakhi DD and edited by Sarasvati Priya DD. From Sri Mayapur Chandrodaya Mandir Speaker: HH Bhakti Gauravani Goswami Subject: Varahadeva’s Appearance Day Maharaj...Read more...
Lord Nityananda Trayodasi
By Gour Govinda Swami - 18.2 2019 Nitai Guna-Mani amar Srila Locana Dasa Thakura Sri Caitanya Mangala   “My Lord Nityananda is the Jewel of all Transcendental Qualities” (1) nitai guna-mani amar, nitai guna-mani aniya premer banya bhasailo avani (2) premer banya...Read more...
What Is Pranayama?
By editor - 15.2 2019 Pranayama is the fourth limb of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga, which was first outlined in his Yoga Sutras. It is also an important part of Hindu asceticism and a vital part of any yoga practice. Prana is the vital energy (breath) in all of us;...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 15.2 2019 Battle scene from Akbar's 'Hamza Nama'  Mughal, c. 1570 A.D. A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Although Emperor...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.2 2019 Photo by Koyil Tirumanjanam S. Kannan On the observance of Sri Ramanujacarya's Disappearance, a description of His samadhi murti and life pastimes. "Sri...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.2 2019 Bhaimi Ekadasi, from the Bhavishya-uttara Purana, observed on February 15th in Los Angeles, 16th in Mayapur. NOTE: The half day fast (vrata) for the Appearance of...
By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa GauraVanacari - 15.2 2018 There are two forms of bhakti: cestā-rūpa and bhāva-rūpa bhakti, as distinguished by Rūpa Gosvāmī. Cestā-rūpa -bhakti is the external form of...
By editor - 14.2 2019 Although Tantric literature has gained popularity throughout the world, Kundalini Yoga remains one of the most mysterious subjects within Hinduism. Perhaps this is...
By Sainath Reddy - 14.2 2019 Nachiar Kovil or Thirunarayur Nambi Temple in Thirunarayur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Constructed...
By Sainath Reddy - 14.2 2019   Bilva, a simple leaf yet swollen with divinity is one of the most sacred ingredients that enhance the presence of Lord Shiva in the heart of the...
By Karnamrita dasa - 14.2 2019 The concept that we are not our bodies is considered a preliminary basic understanding for devotees, yet this conception has proved not so easy to put into...