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REINCARNATION AND KARMA
By editor - 12.11 2018 The belief in rebirth and various realms is a common ideology in Hinduism. According to Hinduism a soul is reincarnated again and again, undergoing many experiences, until it achieves perfection and unites as one with the divine. This idea of rebirth is referred to as reincarnation, that death relates only to the physical body but the soul continues on and is reborn into another body, human, animal or sometimes even a vegetable (Wadia 145). This continuing worldly existence is called ...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 23
BY: SUN STAFF - 12.11 2018 Sri Garuda, Pashupatinath Temple The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. One of the most recognizable divine personalities in Nepal who is associated with many pastimes in the Mahabharata Period is Sri Garuda, the...Read more...
Should Installed Deities be Modified Like Toy Dolls?
BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DAS - 12.11 2018 BHADRAK, ORISSA  Should installed deities be modified like toy dolls? Originally Mayapur Panchatattva deities were cast without eyelids and with large eyes. I am told that at some point Bhavananda didn't like the eyes and complained they were too...Read more...
Launching Vishnudutas!
BY: BHARAT CHANDRA DASA - 12.11 2018 Dedication on the eve of Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day. End of Life Care for Vaisnavas 'Death literacy' is a must for all who have taken birth. Certainly, we should all enquire and seek out - "What is death? Who actually dies? What...Read more...
The disappearance of HDG A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
By Radhanath Swami - 12.11 2018 In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Shri Krishna explains, ‘One who understands the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities never attains…never has to take birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode.’ Those...Read more...
THE VEDIC COSMIC TIME CYCLE
By editor - 9.11 2018 The Vedic Cosmic time cycle makes a distinction between a human year, a godly year and a year in the life of Brahma. It follows that one human year is equal to that of one day in the life of the gods, and one day (or kalpa) in the life of Brahma is 4 320 000 000...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 22
BY: SUN STAFF - 9.11 2018 Lord Nrsimhadeva in Hanuman Dhoka Temple, Kathmandu The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In The History of Stone Art in Nepal by Sudeep Prajapati and Para Limbu, we read: "The history of Nepalese...Read more...
Disapproved but not Disowned
By Gauranga Darshan Das - 9.11 2018 “The intelligence that discriminates between right and wrong is great, but the heart that accommodates even wrongdoers and uplifts them is greater.” What will you do when someone misbehaves? Of course, it’s natural to disapprove his...Read more...
Queen Rukmini’s Pure Devotion to Lord Krishna
By Nandini Radha devi dasi - 9.11 2018 From Caitanya Mangala by Locana Das Thakur (Chapter 2) Narada Muni Visits Dvaraka Murari Gupta continued, “Thus the great sage Narada, seeing the miserable condition of the people in Kali-yuga, thought deeply about their deliverance. Knowing...Read more...
Govardhana-puja
By Giriraj Swami - 9.11 2018 We are gathered on the auspicious occasion of Sri Govardhana-puja at the feet of Sri Giriraja Govardhana. Many of you may know the history, related in Srimad-Bhagavatam: One day Sri Krishna noticed that the cowherd men were collecting paraphernalia for...Read more...
Divorce: a compilation of references
By editor - 8.11 2018 Vedic society recognizes eight traditional types of marriage - brahma, daiva, arsha, prajapatya, asura, gandharva, rakshasa, paishaca (Manu-samhita 3.20-44) - first four auspicious and second four inauspicious. Marriage in Kali-yuga is mainly by personal selection (...Read more...

By Lokanath Swami - 8.11 2018 The auspiciousness of the month of Kartik Srila Prabhupada and Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu declare this month to be the best. In 1972, considering the...
By editor - 8.11 2018 The Brahmanical tradition encompasses a vast body of literature commonly referred to as the Puranas (Pintchman 261). The Puranas are categorized as smrti (i.e.,...
By editor - 8.11 2018 The worship of nine planetary gods, the navagraha, is widespread among Hindu sects.  Nava is translated as “nine” and graha as...
By editor - 8.11 2018 Diwali celebrates the return of Sri Rama to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile. This follows immediately after Rama’s great victory over Ravana and his recovery...
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.11 2018 Gate to Taleju Temple, Kathmandu Darbar    Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that...
BY: ROCANA DASA - 7.11 2018 On the Zonal Acarya king, Hridayananda. In today's segment, we will discuss the princes of the Zonal Acarya king, Hridayananda. We have presented many...
BY: PRITAM DE - 7.11 2018 One of the drawbacks of being born in contemporary India is that the society is totally unaware of encouraging one's natural talents. More than 700 years of...
By Navasi Dasi - 7.11 2018 “Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura indicates that rather than trying to separate conditioned souls by materialistic distinctions, one should bring them...