India

Chant in the Birthplace of Sankirtana
By ISKCON Mayapur - 12.3 2019 Devotees from 60+ Countries Chant Together in the Birthplace of Sankirtana . In 2019, kirtan is readily available anywhere in the world. Kirtan is daily performed in temples and on the streets across the globe. Every year, more kirtan events are held, some...Read more...
800kg Bhagavad Gita
By editor - 27.2 2019 PM Modi Unveils 800kg Bhagavad Gita at ISKCON Temple New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday boarded a metro train from Khan Market station on way to attend an event at ISKCON temple in south Delhi’s East of Kailash, officials said. Modi unveiled a...Read more...
Significance of Tirupati Balaji Darshan
By Sainath Reddy - 22.2 2019 There is no parallel to the sublime grandeur of the Tirumala hills and the widely experienced devotional ecstasy at the place. Millions of devotees walking up the holy Tirumala hills send out a joyous cry of “Govinda”, the term which literally...Read more...
World Heritage Centre at Mayapur
By Subroto Das - 20.2 2019 Renowned industrialists Sri Sajjan Jindal Chairman of JSW group of companies, Sri B.K. Goenka Chairman of Welspun group and Sri Ashok Goel Chairman of Essel group along with Sri Devakinandan Dasa, visited the world headquartes of the International Society for...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...
Mysterious Garuda of Nachiar Temple
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 in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is glorified in the Divya Prabandha, the early...Read more...
Glimpses of Madurai Meenakshi Temple
By Sainath Reddy - 13.2 2019 Madurai Meenakshi Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of the Vaigai River in the temple city of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Parvati, known as Meenakshi, and her consort, Shiva, here named Sundareswarar. The...Read more...
Baksar Ghat
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.2 2019 Krsna Slays the Baka Demon An ancient Vaisnava site in Bihar. In his historical travelogue, Tours in the Gangetic Provinces, from Badaon to Bihar (Calcutta, 1880), General Alexander Cunningham gave this report of a famous Vaisnava tirtha in Bihar:...Read more...
Talpagiri – Sri Ranganathaswami Kshetram
Posted by Sainath Reddy - 7.2 2019 Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple is one of the oldest temples in Nellore, Andhra pradesh dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is located on the banks of the Penna River and is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century. According the Skanda purana...Read more...
Nartiang Durga Temple in Meghalaya
By The Editor - 7.2 2019   Nartiang Durga temple is the most famous temple in Meghalaya and one of the 51 Shakthi Peethas of Goddess Durga. The temple is one of the holiest sites for devotees of Shakti (the divine Goddess), and is located in the Jaintia Hills district. Devi...Read more...
Descent of the River Ganges
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.2 2019 Sri Ganga Sagara Mela is observed on February 4th. The Descent of the River Ganges Srimad Bhagavatam 5th Canto 17th Chapter Summary  by HDG Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada The Seventeenth Chapter describes the origin of the Ganges River and how...Read more...
Kumbhabhishekam in Kanyakumari
By The Editor - 1.2 2019 Sri Venkateswara Swami Vari Maha Kumbhabhishekam in Kanyakumari   The following are some pictures from a recent maha kumbhabhishekam of Sri Ventakeswara Swami temple in Kanyakumari. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam has constructed the temple of Sri...Read more...
Vedagiri - Temple of Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy
By Sainath Reddy - 1.2 2019 Sri Vedagiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple or Narasimha Konda is a Hindu pilgrimage center and the site of an ancient temple dedicated to the Swayambhu Lord Narasimha. This abode of Sri Vedagiri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple lies nestled in the lap of the...Read more...
Hazardous Pilgrimage
Every Shivaratri Kurumba Tribals Make the Hazardous Pilgrimage up the Mountain to Worship Lord Shiva By Manorama - 30.1 2019 The Malleswaram Temple at Attappady is coming to the national limelight with its inclusion in the Swadeshi Darshan project of the Central Government. This...Read more...
Ancient Gauda
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.1 2019 Throughout Vaisnava literature we find frequent mention of Gauda-desa and Gauda-mandala-bhumi, sacred places where Sri Krsna Caitanya enacted His transcendental pastimes. This verse describes the Appearance of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai in Gauda: Caitanya-caritamrta Adi...Read more...
TOVP 2018 Achievements Overview
By editor - 28.1 2019 2018 was a landmark year for the Temple of the Vedic Planetarium both in terms of construction achievements and fundraising. And the entire TOVP Team is grateful to all the devotees worldwide without whom this would not have been possible. As our motto states, we are...Read more...
The City of Dvaraka
Posted by S. Muthahar - 25.1 2019 [The City of Dvaraka] Dvaraka (meaning “the many-gated city”) is the capital of the Yadavas who ruled the Anarta Kingdom. The city was situated on the western point of Gujarat, and became submerged in the sea, as described in Volume 16 of...Read more...
Bhubanesvari Temple at Srikshetra
Posted by Ratnakar Mohapatra - 25.1 2019   Srikshetra, popularly known as Puri, is one of the famous Sakta pithas of Orissa. The temple of Goddess Bhubanesvari is an important Sakta shrine of Srikshetra. It is situated to the north of the western gateway within the inner...Read more...
The Kitchen of Lord Jagannath, Biggest in the World
By Saroj Kumar Panda - 25.1 2019 Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. His Kitchen is considered as the largest and the biggest Kitchen in the world. It is situated south-east direction of the outer compound of Srimandir. The length of the Kitchen is 150 feet, breadth is 100 feet and...Read more...
Abodes of Lord Muruga: Palani
Posted by S. Rajan - 24.1 2019 [Abodes of Lord Muruga: Palani] Lord Murugan is the deity of the Tamil Land. Palani (Tiru Avinankudi) is the third Padai Veedu. The temple at Palani is an ancient one, situated at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level. The deity of Palani is known as...Read more...
Lokanatha Temple at Puri
Posted by Ratnakar Mohapatra - 24.1 2019 [Lokanatha Temple at Puri] The temple of Lokanatha is situated at a distance of about 2½ kms to the west of Jagannatha temple of Puri. The western boundary of the Puri town is guarded by the temple of Lokanatha, which is traditionally...Read more...
Sri Saranatha Perumal Temple Brahmotsavam at Thirucherai
By editor - 23.1 2019 The Saranathan Temple in Thirucherai, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is...Read more...
Vrndavana – Land of No Return
By Brahmananda Dasa - 21.1 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...
Celebrating the Juhu Temple Opening
By Giriraj Swami - 15.1 2018 January 14, Makara-sankranti, marks the anniversary of the grand opening of Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihari’s temple and cultural complex in Juhu, Bombay. Two days after the opening, The New York Times ran an article on the front page of its second...Read more...
The Ancient Katasraj Shiva Temple in Pakistan
Posted by The Editor - 11.1 2019 Katasraj Mandir is a Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village in the Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Pakistan still in use to this...Read more...
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