India

The Temple of Jagannath at Puri
BY SRILA BHAKTIVINODA THAKUR - 20.4 2018 The history of the establishment of the great temple in Puri, and the hypocrisy of temple priests as opposed to sincere devotional worship in pure love of God. Written by the Thakur in English, 1871. There is not a Hindu who has not heard the name...Read more...
Sri Varaha Nrsimha Swamy Temple at Simhachalam
By editor - 19.4 2018 Sri Varaha Nrsimha Swamy Temple at Jiyada-Nrsimha Ksetra or Simhachalam Simha means “lion” and chalam means “hill”. So this is lion’s hill, the hill of Lord Nrsimhadeva. The Deity here, Sri Varaha Laxmi Nrsimha Swamy, is popularly known...Read more...
Jagannatha Temple's Treasury Inspected
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 9.4 2018 Jagannatha Temple's Treasury Inspected Sans Vital Inner Chamber An empty temple as devotees were vacated at 1.30 pm  A much-hyped maintenance inspection of Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar (treasury) in Puri on Wednesday sparked a row...Read more...
Konark in India, Orissa
By editor - 6.4 2018 Jagannath Temple at Baligaon – Dasia Bouri Dasia Bouri Baligaon is situated in the Teisipur Gram Panchayat area under Pipli Block of Puri District. It is 33 kms. away from Puri as well as Bhubaneswar, and is on the side of National Highway 203. Bhakta Dasia Bauri...Read more...
Kumbha mela with giant foam temples
By Shant Baba ji - 5.4 5018 Disney lands contract to decorate Kumbha mela with giant foam temples and deities Kumbha mela administration signs contract with Disney. Mahant Sri Jyotishananda, head of the Kumbha mela administration board, decided that the colourfulness of Kumbha Mela is still...Read more...
Jagannath Temple's Treasury Inspection
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 5.4 2018 Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik creates art on Lord Jagannatha at Puri beach on Tuesday  Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar inspection to be made amid tight security. Curiosity among devotees of Lord Jagannatha in Puri reached a crescendo on...Read more...
Zero Waste Mayapur
By: Lalitamrita Dasi - 2.4 2018   Anybody coming  to India from Western countries is shocked to find out that here it is common for people to throw garbage just anywhere on the streets. In Vedic times, and in the not so distant past, all of the waste was recycled, which was...Read more...
My Place of Worship
By ISKCON Mayapur - 19.3 2018 All of the devas, ṛṣis, and tīrthas congregate in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur to worship the Supreme Lord, for in Śrīdhāma Māyāpur – the center of the universe – Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa eternally reside and bestow Their benediction and mercy to those who worship Them...Read more...
Akshaya Patra: Feeding 1.6 million children a day
By editor - 16.3 2018 Starting with 1,500 students in 2000, the midday meal scheme run by Akshaya Patra Foundation has evolved to become the world’s largest. It now aims to increase its reach to five million students by 2020. The Akshaya Patra Foundation also delivers food to over 4,...Read more...
Madhava Temple at Mudgala
BY: SUN STAFF Madhava Temple at Mudgala: A Study on Art and Architecture By Dr. Ratnakar Mohapatra for Odisha Review. Introduction: The temple of Mudgala-Madhava (Nila Madhava) is one of the important Vaishnava shrines of the Prachi Valley in Odisha. It is situated at the...Read more...
Srikurmam - Tortoise Avatar
By The Editor Srikurmam – The Unique Temple of Lord Kurma the Tortoise Avatar The most sacred and ancient shrine  of Sri Kurmam, situated on the shores of bay of bengal,  is the only swayambhu temple in the world where lord vishnu is worshipped in the form of ...Read more...
Boat Festival
By Aradhika Radha Dasi - 9.3 2018 Annual celebration of the Boat Festival in Vrindavan’s Krishna-Balarama temple The Boat Festival has its roots in Goloka Vrindavan, the spiritual eternal realm. One of the boat pastimes is described in detail in Gopal Champu by Srila Jiva Goswami....Read more...
Tripura: Ancient Seat of Vaisnavism
BY: SUN STAFF Lord Shiva and Ganesh at Unakoti, Tripura, Shaiva pilgrimage site dating from 7th - 9th Century  A two-part exploration of the ancient city of Tripura, a northern outpost of Vaisnavism and the Bhakti Cult. Tripura is a state in North East India. The third-smallest...Read more...
Srisailam – The Temple of Time Immemorial
By editor - 7.3 2018 Located in a picturesque environment of Nallamalai Hills, ‘Srisailam’ the abode of Siva and Sakthi is on the right side of the river Krishna in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple has numerous shrines, with those of Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba...Read more...
Gour Purnima celebrations
By Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey Times of India: Gour Purnima celebrations – The world comes together at ISKCON Mayapur KOLKATA: Devotees from 80 countries namely China, Japan, Spain, Russia, England, Brazil, America, Australia, Mexico, Trinidad, Ivory Coast, South Africa, European...Read more...
The Festival of Jagannath Mishra
By Giriraj Swami - 5.3 2018 Today we continue our celebration of the appearance of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead Krishna who descended in the age of Kali in the role of a devotee. He appeared on what we now call Gaura-purnima, in the evening of the full moon...Read more...
Navadvipa Mandala Parikrama – Huge Success!
Mayesvara Dasa - 27.2 2018 This clip shows the parikrama procession walking from the Ganges to Rudradwipa. What is worth pointing out here is that this is just ONE of the groups that go out each day. Because of the success of the BBT book distributors all over the world… the volume...Read more...
Gaya
By editor - 23.2 2018 In Vedic society, after the death of a relative, especially one’s father or mother, one must go to Gaya and there offer oblations to the lotus feet of Lord Visnu. Therefore hundreds and thousands of men gather in Gayadaily to offer such oblations, or sraddha....Read more...
Brahmaji’s festival in Vrindavan
By editor - 22.2 2018 Ranganath Temple in Vrindavan celebrates Brahmaji’s festival of thanks to Lord Vishnu Vrindavan, Brahmotsav festival, which is celebrated at this time every year in Vrindavan’s Shri Ranganath temple. The festival  is also known as Rang ji...Read more...
Vrindavan’s ancient Shiva temples
By editor - 21.2 2018 Shivaratri celebrations in Gopeshwar Mahadev temple This year Maha Shivaratri is being celebrated over two days. The majority of pilgrims who have brought Ganga water to offer to Lord Shiva in Braj are making their offerings today. Many pilgrims will visit...Read more...
A Picture of Vrndavana - Everything is There
BY: SRI VRINDAVAN DAS - 13.2 2018 Srila Prabhupada: So this is the original nature of Krsna. He is Radha-Madhava. He is the lover of Srimati Radharani. And kunja-vihari, always enjoying the company of the gopis within the bushes of Vrdavana forest. Radha-madhava kunja-vihari. So He's not...Read more...
Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Iskcon Mayapur
By Thakur Saranga dasa West Bengal’s chief minister Mamata Banerjee visited Sri Sri Chandrodaya temple of Iskcon Mayapur The photograph captures the chief minister offering lamps to Lord Narasimha deva. ISKCON Mayapur welcomed West Bengal’s Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who...Read more...
Sri Kurma Ksetra near Srikakulam
By editor - 8.2 2018 Kurma avatar: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri Krishna incarnated as a tortoise and held the great Mandara Mountain upon His back to be used as a pivot for churning the ocean of milk. Sri Kurma Ksetra is an ancient and very important temple of Sri...Read more...
An Ecological View of Ancient India
By David Frawley, first published in the Hindu in 2002, one of India’s main national newspapers. History and Ecology Ecology is beginning to define how we look at the world and how we look at ourselves. Each geographical region in the world constitutes a special ecosystem...Read more...
​A Brief History of the British East India Company
By editor - 23.1 2018 Between early 1600s and the mid-19th century, the British East India Company lead the establishment and expansion of international trade to Asia and subsequently leading to economic and political domination of the entire Indian subcontinent. It all started when the East...Read more...
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