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Sri Nrsimha Worship in Puri, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2019 Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha The last in a three-part exploration of the worship of Lord Nrsimhadev in Jagannath Puri, by Prof. Purna C. Mohapatra for Orissa Review.   Lord Nrsimhadev's Associations with the Shaiva and Jagannath Cults Traditionally,...Read more...
Sri Nrsimha Worship in Puri, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2019 Sri Laksmi-Narayana The second in a three-part exploration of the worship of Lord Nrsimhadev in Jagannath Puri, by Prof. Purna C. Mohapatra for Orissa Review. Present day Narasimha Temples in and around Puri Narasimha Temple (Jagannath Temple Precinct):...Read more...
Sri Nrsimha Worship in Puri
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2019 Lord Nrsimhadev Orissan Pata-chitra Painting A three-part exploration of the worship of Lord Nrsimhadev in Jagannath Puri, by Prof. Purna C. Mohapatra. Even though Puri is a famous Vaisnavite center, there is no other Vaisnavite shrine worth the name except the...Read more...
Sri Nrsimha-caturdasi
By editor - 17.5 2019 Today is Nrsimha-caturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. The appearance and activities of the Lord in the world are a great mystery. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gita (4.9) Lord Krishna says: janma karma ca me divyam evam yo vetti tattvatah tyaktva...Read more...
Conditions for Second-generation Diksa-gurus — 2019
By editor - 16.5 2019 Whereas ISKCON Law 7.3.2 now reads: “As taught by Srila Prabhupada, the etiquette of not initiating in the presence of one’s diksa-guru will be upheld in ISKCON. However, Srila Prabhupada and historical precedents also teach us that disciples may sometimes...Read more...
RAMACHANDRA BHAGAVAN
By editor - 30.4 2019 The Hindu epics are a source of entertainment and religious guidance. Today, Rama, the titular character of the Hindu epic, The Ramayana, is seen as the ideal man, who follows dharma to rigid perfection. The Ramayana, one of the two great Hindu epics...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 56
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.4 2019 Kama Disturbs Krsna  Gita-govinda, Mewar School, c. 1650 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In previous segments we have talked about the intersection of Mughal and Vaishnava themes in Indian art, with brief mention of the...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 55
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.4 2019   Kanak Vrindavan Temple, Amber Ghati, Jaipur A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Over the course of our last several segments in the Mughal Influence series, we focused on the role of the Rajputs in the Mughal invasion of...Read more...
History of The Palace of Gold
By Varsana Swami - 30.4 2019 Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban four times. One of the significant sites of his pastimes is the house in Madhavan where he resided during his last visit in 1976. The house in Madhavan (where Sankirtan Prabhu now lives) is the site of the last darshan...Read more...
DRAUPADI
By editor - 29.4 2019 One of the most prominent female characters within the Hindu religion is that of Draupadi. She originates in Hindu mythology within one of the great epics, the Mahabharata. Throughout this epic the true character of Draupadi emanates, displaying her...Read more...
Are Western Breed Cows Actually Cows?
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DASA - 29.4 2019 For the last couple years there has been a tremendous propaganda campaign in India that western breeds of cows (such as Jersey cows) are not actually cows. It has come to the point that many Indians actually believe Jersey cows are a species of pig or a...Read more...
Transcendental Art
By Ram das - 29.4 2018   One of the basic principles of Krsna consciousness is that one may utilize whatever talent he has in the service of the Supreme Lord. And it is a symptom of a bona fide spiritual master that he is expert in engaging everyone in practical transcendental...Read more...
“I Thought Vipralambha-Seva Is The Highest Thing”
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 29. 42019 We may read or hear some gurus say that Sri Vrndavana Dhama is the land of Sambhoga, or meeting with Lord Krishna. Devotees might think this is at odds with what Srila Prabhupada taught us in Krishna Book and Srimad Bhagavatam tenth canto. Does not...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 54
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Jagannatha Puri Dhama  A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In our last segment we discussed the peace treaty negotiated by the Rajput general, Raja Man Singh, on behalf of Emperor Akbar. While the treaty was...Read more...
Lord Caitanya Defeats the Mohammedans
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 From Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya lila 18:186-212. "Among the Mohammedans was a grave person who was wearing a black dress. People called him a saintly person. The heart of that saintly person softened upon seeing Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He wanted to talk to...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 53
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Coin with Akbar and Sun, Inscribed with "Allahu Akbar"  Minted by Emperor Jahangir, c. 1605 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Over the course of our research for this series, we have occasionally read comments that...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 52
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Raja Man Singh of Amber  Rajasthan, Jodphur, c. 1840 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Over the last several months we have presented an historical overview of the Mughal invasion of India, with a primary focus on the period...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 51
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Dakhil Darwaza, Malda  A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Today we complete our presentation of narratives contained in the book, Hindu Temples: What Happened to Them by authors Shourie, Narain, Dubashi, Swarup...Read more...
What We Eat, And What Our Lordships “Eat”
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 25.4 2019 Some of our pujaris insist that only white flour and white sugar should be used in bhoga offerings for our Lordships, while many of us, being health conscious, will avoid eating such adulterated or suspicious foods. Should we feel a guilty conscience if we...Read more...
Winning the race against Time
By Sri Chaitanya Chandra Das - 25.4 2019 PAST MEMORIES After 20 years I was visiting my native village, Yelamba in the interiors of Maharashtra. My mind was anticipating so many things. Again meeting my grandparents after such a long gap would be quiet exciting. After alighting from the...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 50
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.4 2019 Sufis Mystics and Attendants  Ibrahim b. Adham, Mughal, 17th c. A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Today we continue on with the narrative provided by authors Shourie, Narain, Dubashi, Swarup and Ram Goel in their book, ...Read more...
Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa
BY: SUN STAFF - 18. 4. 2019 Sri Krsna's Rasa Dance Balarama Rasayatra and Sri Krsna Vasanta Rasa are observed on April 18th. April 14th marks the auspicious remembrance day of Lord Balarama's springtime rasa dance with His cowherd girlfriends. It is also the day of Sri Krishna...Read more...
Mother Earth: Holder and Giver of Wealth
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 18.4 2019   A life that allows us to reunite with mother earth and offer her products to Krishna favors our spiritual growth. Srila Prabhupada writes, “Whatever is taken from the earth—either from the mines, from the surface of the globe, or from...Read more...
VIBHISANA
By editor - 17.4 2019 Vibhisana was one of the Raksasas [demons] and the brother of Ravana in the Hinduism epic the Ramayana. Vibhisana was the son of Visravas and Malini and was Ravana’s younger half brother. Ravana was the ten-headed demon king from the Hindu epic...Read more...
YUDHISTHIRA
By editor - 17.4 2019 Yushithira is the eldest of the five Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. The Mahabharata is the most voluminous epic poem in the world (see Sarma 88), being composed of 100,000 verses. It is said to have been composed between 400 B.C.E and 400 C.E. by a...Read more...
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