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YOGA OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA
By editor - 23.1 2019 THE BHAGAVAD GITA, KRSNA, THE YOGAS OF THE BHAGAVAD GITA THE BHAGAVAD GITA (A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY)   The Bhagavad Gita remains, to this day, one of the most influential books of the Hindu religion, estimated to originate as far back as roughly the third or fourth century BC (Davis 6).  The Gita, or Song of the Blessed One or Lord is a long dialogue between Krishna (a Supreme Deity) and a warrior, Arjuna (Edgerton 105).  The...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...
The Ancient Yoga of the Sun
By David Frawley - 23.1 2019 What if the most powerful force for energizing all Yoga practices were as obvious and visible as the Sun? The fact is that it is. The Sun, properly understood not merely as an outer but as an inner energy source, reflects the supreme light of Yoga both in...Read more...
Was Srila Prabhupada intimidated with electronics?
By Gargamuni das - 23.1 2019 1966: NEW YORK CITY, “Happiness on 2nd Ave.” We used to make these leaflets called “Stay high forever.” People really got a kick out of those. Gargamuni das: We had a big tape recorder that weighed 50 pounds. I was in charge of that...Read more...
Serving Krsna as a Husband
By Visakha Devi Dasi - 23.1 2019 Serving Krsna as a Husband or a Wife What Makes It Rough, What Makes It Smooth I am not a brahmana, I am not a ksatriya, I am not a vaisya or a sudra. Nor am I a brahmacari, a householder, a vanaprastha...Read more...
THE SAMKHYA
By editor - 22.1 2019 THE SAMKHYA KARIKA Samkhya is one of the earliest philosophical systems, or orthodoxdarsana born of the Hindu tradition. The word samkhya itself is translated directly as “enumeration” or “calculation,” thought to be referring to...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.1 2019 Krsna and the Gopis  Bundi School, Rajasthan A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Although our series on the Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism will focus primarily on the 16th to 18th centuries, we have digressed in these early...Read more...
Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition, Part Thirteen
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.1 2019 The Birth of Krsna    Part Thirteen, the last of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998. The old fortified city of Mahasthan, on the river Karatoya, 7 miles to the north of Bogra in Bengal, is evidently...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 7
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.1 2018 Nimat-nama (Book of Delicacies)  Malwa, 15th century A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. We began our exploration of the Mughal influence on Vaisnavism in the 16th to 18th centuries by summarizing briefly the progression of...Read more...
Inconvenient Foods: The Happy Facts
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 22.1 2019 We love to picnic, barbecue, celebrate birthdays and entertain guests. We may hesitate on what fast-foods are on offer. Here is some “Party-pooping” information, which should enhance our parties even more. So “let’s party,” as...Read more...
Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition, Part Twelve
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.1 2019 Vasudeva (Vishnu), Mathura, c. 400 A.D. Part Twelve of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998. [Continuing discussion of the fragmentary stone inscription from Mahakshatrapa Sodasa referring to Bhagavat Vasudeva...Read more...

Monks of Mount Athos – is there something we should learn from them? By Sitalatma das January 7 is the date of Orthodox Christmas but most of our devotees are not familiar with that...
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...
By Satyaraja Dasa - 21.1 2019 Kirtana is a simple and effective way to commune with God. The word kirtana means “praise” or “glory” and is the name given to...
By Chaitanya Charana Dasa - 21.1 2019 “Infatuated by promises of a hi-tech paradise, people don’t even think about the spiritual purpose of life, erroneously considering it...
By editor - 18.1 2019 Introduction In many religious traditions marriage is arguably one of the most sacred institutions on which two people can unite.In the Hindu tradition, a woman’s...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2019 Illustrations from Babur-namah Mughal miniatures, c. 1520 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In yesterday's segment we...
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.1 2019 Vasudeva  Red Sandstone, Mathura, 5th c. Part Eleven of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998.  ...
By Vishakha Devi Dasi - 18.1 2019 The luxurious growth of one of Krishna’s greatest devotees, who appears in a special form, attests to the devotion of two of her dedicated caretakers...