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Yaganti – Temple of the Ever Growing Nandi
By Sainath Reddy- 19.7 2019 There are some temples that have a wonderful mythology attached. Some are rich in architectural splendor, others in the divinity and vibration that they generate. Very few have all these things intact even after several hundreds of years. One such temple is the Yaganti Sri Uma Maheswara Swamy temple. Yaganti Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva, built according to Vaishnavaite traditions located in Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Neganti is the actual name of this...Read more...
Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra in Jakarta 2019
By Hari Narayana Dasa - 19.7 2019 This time it was the occasion for the celebration of the 8th annual Rath yatra festival in the capital city of Jakarta, on the occasion of Jakarnaval at the time of the 492nd anniversary of Jakarta. Devotees sang melodious harinaam, and danced and pulled the...Read more...
AGNI (GOD OF FIRE)
By editor - 19.7 2019 Agni is said to be one of the closest connected gods with humans than any of the other deities in the Hindu tradition. The god Agni is identified with being the producer of fire and referred to as being Indra’s (god of thunder and lightning) brother (Macdonell 57...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.7 2019 Vyasa grants divine vision to Sanjaya, who advises King Dhritarashtra  Kalyana Kalpataru illustration A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 27. In the Bhisma Parva of the Mahabharata...Read more...
Maha Nandi – The Temple of Mysterious Waters
By Sainath Reddy - 18.7 2019  Maha Nandi Temple also known as Mahanandiswara Temple located in the east of Nallamala Hills near Nandyal town in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The Mahanandiswary Swamy Temple is positioned right at the foot of the hills of Srisailam forest....Read more...
VRINDAVAN
By editor - 18.7 2019 India is a country with a varied and rich mythology. Vrindavan (aka Vrndavana) is located in Northern India around fifteen kilometres from Mathura and is considered to be one of the seven holiest cities for Hindus (Haberman, 272). The city features many sacred land and...Read more...
The Holy Places of Jaiva Dharma: Bharata-varsa
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.7 2019 Mother Bhumi  South Indian Bronze A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 26. In Jaiva Dharma, the next holy place listed in Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur's 'Glossary of Places...Read more...
Sri Jagannath History and Iconography
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.7 2019 A Jagannath retrospective by Padmanabha Mahapatra, for Orissa Review. On the high platform ratnavedi inside the inner sanctum of Srimandir, seven images are seated at present. They are Balabhadra, Purusottama Jagannath, Subhadra, Sudarshan, Biswadhatri, Laxmi and...Read more...
Hatha Yoga and the Bhagavad-gita
By Satyaraja Dasa - 18.7 2019   How the Gita teaches the eight steps of hatha yoga, the topic of Patanjali’s Yoga-sutras. According to a survey by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, an estimated 13.4 million Americans practice yoga, and many more experiment with it...Read more...
DATTATREYA
By Michael Hutchinson - 16.7 2019 Dattatreya is an important figure in the Hindu religion. Dattatreya is regarded as an important dharmic Guru, Yogi, and incarnation of three main deities in this religion. He is seen as a significant Yogic figure across a wide spectrum of the religion from...Read more...
THE CULTURE SHOCK
Venugopal Acharya (Vraja bihari dasa) - 16.7 2019   “The bird that would soar above the plain of prejudice must have strong wings.” –    Kate Chopin (American author of the nineteenth century) I sat in a quiet park in Amsterdam, Netherlands,...Read more...

Sivarama Swami Presents Bhagavad-gita As It Is at Hungary's Largest Bookstore Chain By: Gandharvika Prema Dasi - 16.7 2019 Sivarama Swami presenting the Bhagavad-gita at the Libri...
Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) - 16.7 2019 All religions honour their founder or great teacher in various ways. Vedic dharma is perhaps unique in honouring the guru or spiritual...
Dr. David Frawley - 16.7 2019 The role of fire is well known in traditional systems of medicine, which use the great elements of nature for healing purposes. However, one system in particular...
By Bhakti Nilaya das - 16.7 2019 A sign of a good leader is that he does not request those under him to do something that he is not prepared to do. So before we desire to distribute this Vedic...
Athi Varadaraja – The Lord Who Gives Darshana Once in 40 Years By Sainath Reddy - 15.7 2019 Varadaraja Perumal Temple or Hastagiri or Attiyuran is a Hindu temple dedicated to...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.7 2019 Mother Ganga at Gangotri, source of the Bhagirathi  Early Bengal School, c. 1890  British Museum Collection A serial presentation of the holy places...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.7 2019 A serial presentation of the holy places mentioned in the Jaiva Dharma of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur - Part 24. In Vaisnava literature we find many references to the...
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 15.7 2019 Lakhs Bid Adieu to Deities in Puri Jagannath on Bahuda Yatra An ocean of devotees bid adieu to Lord Jagannath, His elder brother Balabhadra and sister...