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The Odd Story of Egypt’s Haunted Hindu Temple-Palace
By editor - 18.5 2018   As travellers pass the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis, on their way to the Airport in Egypt’s capital they are astounded by the sight of a Hindu temple-like building, that is stuff of legend in the city. Officially called the ‘Le Palais Hindou’, it is more famous by its local name ‘Qasr-i-Baron’ or ‘Baron’s palace’ and is known for mysterious happenings within! Abandoned since the 1950s, there are some hair raising tales around it. Once...Read more...
What is essential anyway?
By Niscala Dasi - 18.5 2018 There are many things which we aspire for and even worship, which have no intrinsic value. They have value inasmuch as they are attached to values, and thus can serve perverted or promoting aims. Thus, though they have no value, they have a use. These things which...Read more...
​Too Proud To Hear
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 18.5 2018 So, we think we know it all, do we? We may have earned our Iskcon degrees, or may be senior devotees, and therefore do not have to hear from ‘less qualified’ or junior devotees when they give class. Will senior devotees want to hear from a ‘...Read more...
Significance of attending mangal arati
By Rasananda das - 18.5 2018 Dandavat pranam. Srila Prabhupada jayatah. Below is text of a response I wrote and posted to the Krishna Katha conference on PAMHO in response to the question: “Could someone please post the scriptural significance of performing/attending mangala arati?...Read more...
Who Should Give Bhagavatam Class?
By Vraja Vilasa dasa - 18.5 2018 Dear Devotees, Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. In response to a few devotees asking me questions on what exactly are the qualifications for giving the Bhagavatam class, I compiled a few quotes for them. I thought it...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 91
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2018 Brahma Temple, Sangam Mahuli   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Brahma Temple, Sangam Mahuli Today we are visiting the Brahma Temple at Sangam Mahuli. Situated 3 miles east of Satara in the Thane district, the place...Read more...
Satapatha-Brâhmana, Part 42
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2018   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or New And Full-Moon Sacrifices Seventh Adhyâya – Second Brâhmana THE CHIEF OFFERINGS. 1:7:2:1 - 1. Verily, whoever exists, he, in being born, is born as (owing) a debt...Read more...
The Four Vaisnava Sampradayas
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2018 Vaisnava Sampradaya Acaryas Lord Caitanya with Acaryas: Sri Nimbarka, Sri Ramanujacarya, Sri Madhvacarya, Sri Visnuswami (from top center, clockwise)   "Vamana, Brahma, Ananta Sesha and Sanaka Kumara will appear as brahmanas by the order of Visnu,...Read more...
Sickness A Friend and Teacher
By Vamsi Vihari Dasa - 17.5 2018 From Back to Godhead Though illness may restrict or halt our normal spiritual activities, it can provide spiritual benefits we might not otherwise gain. After seven days of sickness, malarial fever had broken me down to the bones, and loss of appetite and...Read more...
The Monarch of the Months
By editor - 17.5 2018 This year in Sridhama Mayapur between the 16th of May and the 13th of June, the resident devotees will make their way to the temple each evening through the summer heat for an opportunity that only comes once every three years. At the temple, the twilight will...Read more...
Worship of Lord Brahma, Part 90
BY: SUN STAFF Lord Brahma, Sopara   A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship. Lord Brahma at Sopara Today we head well north of Mangalwedha to the town of Nallasoppara in the Thane district, just inland along the Maharashtra coast, 75 km. north of Mumbai. This...Read more...

BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2018 King Kulasekhara at Mannarkovil near Ambasamadhram   King Kulasekhara, who is known as Kulasekhara Alwar, Kulasekhara Varman, or Kulasekhara Nayanar to the...
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.5 2018 Lord Brahma, Ambarnath Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Ambarnath Today we visit Ambarnath (Ambaranath...
By editor - 16.5 2018 There is a treasure that every devotee must seek. Not only is this treasure to be coveted by a Vaisnava, it is also always sought from a devotee. But what could...
My First Experience Of Padayatra In India By Abhay Charan Nimai Dasa - 16.5 2018 “If you want to experience the real nectar, then go on padayatra.” One day I met Akhila Dhara...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.5 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.5 2018   Harihareshwar Temple A serial exploration of places of Lord Brahma's worship.   Lord Brahma at Harihareshwar Three hours south of Mumbai,...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.5 2018 A serial presentation of the Satapatha Brahmana, translated by Julius Eggeling in 1882.   First Kânda - The Darsapûrnamâsa-Ishtî or...
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.5 2018 By HDG Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakur, published in Sree Sajjanatoshani (The Harmonist), May 1932. "There is a beautiful lake of very sweet...