India

Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 41
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2018 Lord Narasimha  Late 17th c. Bronze, Nepal  Asian Art Museum, San Francisco The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The influence of Vaisnavism in Nepal during the Mahabharata Period has been discussed...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2018 Kurukshetra Battle Commences  Kangra Miniature by Yadupati, c. 1820 From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. Before describing the sites of the different...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2018 Gita Updesha on Kurukshetra Battlefield   Orissan Pata-chitra From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. The river that flows past Thanesar has always been...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 40
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.12 2018 Lord Narasimha  Barahachetra - Chatara, Nepal The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Baraha-kshetra at Chatara Outside of the royal durbar squares, there are several more important abodes of Lord...Read more...
Pandharpur Sadhu Sanga 2018
By HH Subhag Swami - 17.12 2018 This year’s annual Sadhu Sanga program with HH Subhag Swami was held in Pandharpur Dham from 26thNovember to 1st December 2018. Around 200 devotees from all over India participated in the program. Every year devotees wait with anticipation for this...Read more...
Vrndavana economic development
What is going on in Vrndavana these days in the name of “economic development”? BY: DAMAGHOSA DAS Hare Krsna-Below we have summarized (in 8-quotes summary form) what Srila Prabhupada thinks about the building and developments of Vrndavana and New Vrndavana-he does NOT want...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 39
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.12 2018 Lord Narasimha slaying Hiranyakasipu  Patan Durbar Square The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we present the third and last image of Lord Narasimha, residing in a royal square of Nepal -- this one...Read more...
Kurukshetra
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.12 2018 Solar eclipse at Kurukshetra Kangra School, Rajput, Rajasthan, c. 1775  University of Washington Library Collection From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India...Read more...
Kumbha Mela – A symbol of co-operation for greater cause
By Shyamananda Dasa - 13.12 2018 With a little more than a month to go for the great Kumbha Mela festival we can deliberate upon and try to implement in our lives some of the lessons it has to give us in order to enrich our spiritual realization. The History in brief – The Kumbha...Read more...
India will abolish all single-use plastic
India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi Country will also introduce a campaign against marine litter and a pledge to make 100 national monuments litter-free  A plastic bag hangs on the horns of a cow as it sifts through rubbish for food in New Delhi, India...Read more...
Stories Related to Badrinath
By editor - 12.12 2018 a) How Lord Vishnu came to Badrinath. Brahma Vaivarta Purana Brahma kanda 29 and 30 chapter contains the reason why Lord Narayan came to Badrinatha. The story begins with sage Narada requesting his Lord Narayan to perform his pastimes tapasya instead of his usual...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 38
BY: SUN STAFF - 11.12 2018 Lord Narasimha - Darbar Square, Bhaktapur  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Lord Narasimha holds a place of prominence in the royal squares of Nepal's three most important cities. Today, we are...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 37
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2018 Pratap Malla, playing a lute, with his queen above the Hanuman Dhoka gate The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Although our series has been focused on the broad expanse of time framing the Mahabharata Period,...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 36
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.12 2018 Nepal Pilgrimage From Kathmandu Valley to Gosainkund  Nepal, 17th-18th Century  © Philadelphia Museum of Art   The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. After the very brief rule of the Soma...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 35
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.12 2018 Deities of Barahachhetra Temple at Chatara, Nepal  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Our series on Nepal in the Mahabharata Period has crisscrossed a very extensive timeline, from Sri Krsna's pastimes...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 34
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.12 2018 The Pandavas in Exile The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In the southeastern corner of Nepal is the ancient village of Buddhanagar, on the outskirts of what is now one of Nepal's influential cities --...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 33
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.12 2018 Members of Trimurti - Roof strut (detail)  Jagannath Temple in Kathmandu Darbar Square The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Although less visible than the influence of Lord Visnu and Shiva in Nepal, the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 32
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.11 2018 The Holy Krakutsanda consecrates Brahmins who become Monks  Illustration from Swayambhu Purana The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we'll continue to discuss how the Nepalese text, Swayambhu...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 31
BY: SUN STAFF - 28.11 2018 Brahma and Indra worshipping Lord Buddha 2nd-3rd Century A.D., Gandharan region, Pakistan  Art Institute of Chicago The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. With the proliferation of Buddhism in Nepal during...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 30
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.11 2018 Performance of Charya Nritya in Nepal  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The history of Visnu/Krsna worship in Nepal has been dated to the early centuries A.D. with respect to various temples and ruins...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 29
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.11 2018 "Temple of Devi Bhagwani, Bhatgaon (Nepal)"  Watercolor by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, c. 1854  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we complete our presentation of the beautiful...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.11 2011 "The Centre of Patan (Nepal) with the Temple of Krishna"  Watercolor by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, c. 1855  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we continue our presentation of the...Read more...
TIRTHAS (PILGRIMAGE SITES)
By editor - 21.11 2018 The Vedic word tirtha, stemming from ter and tarate, means “ford, steps to a river, place of pilgrimage” (Saraswati 2). In time, the meaning of tirtha has spread to refer to all holy sites and items considered holy. To be...Read more...
FOOD IN THE HINDU TRADITION
By editor - 20.11 2018 “In Vedic texts, the sacrifice plays the pivotal role in [the] perpetual redistribution of food. The sacrifice was the dining hall of the gods; humans fed the divinities in the expectation that the sated diners would, in turn, feed the universe” (Smith 180...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 27
BY: SUN STAFF "The Durbar, or Royal Palace, at Lalitpur (Patan) in Nepal"  Watercolor by Henry Ambrose Oldfield, c. 1855  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we present the first of three segments featuring a...Read more...
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