India

Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.11 2018 Mahabharata setting   The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Our reference in this series to the 'Mahabharata Period' deserves some explanation. The title for this period is used loosely to describe...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.11 2018 Garuda on the Sun Dhoka (Golden Gate), Durbar Square, Bhaktapur The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Lalitpur has produced the greatest number of renowned artists and the finest craftsmen in all of Nepal's...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 24
BY: SUN STAFF - 13.11 2018 Sri Garuda Piller  Patan Durbar Square The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. There are many remarkable and beautiful images of Sri Garuda found in Nepal. Several of them are described as being located in...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...
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...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 21
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 preceded and followed. Until fairly recently, Nepal was the world's last constitutionally declared...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 20
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.11 2018 Phewa Lake - Pokhara, Nepal  The Mahabharata Range (left to right): Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The Pokhara temple...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 19
BY: SUN STAFF - 5.11 2018 Bhimasen Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we complete our survey of Bhima of Pandu's influence on the spiritual culture of Nepal with the Bhimsena Temple in...Read more...
Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurates Govinda’s restaurant
By Haresh Govinda Das - 5.11 2018 Chief Minister of Gujarat inaugurates Govinda’s restaurant and attends Ravan dahan at ISKCON Ahmedabad On 19th October 2018, we had a great privilege to have chief minister of Gujarat Sri Vijaybhai Rupani to inaugurate new Govinda’s restaurant...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 18
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.11 2018 Bhima Sen  Bhimsen Temple - Panauti, Nepal Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. One of the most ancient temple towns in Kathmandu Valley is Panauti, an historical...Read more...
Pushpagiri – Temple of Remote Ages
By Sainath Reddy - 31.10 2018 Pushpagiri is a temple town in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh.  The town lies on the banks of river Penna and is famous for its ancient temples. The main attraction of Pushpagiri is the Chenna Kesava Temple, a temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which...Read more...
Vontimitta – Spectacular Temple of Kodanda Rama
By Sainath Reddy - 31.10 2018 Vontimitta Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple is a 500 year old temple dedicated to Lord Rama in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh state. It is stated to be the largest temple in the region. It is located at a distance of 25 kilometres from Kadapa. The temple...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.10 2018 Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Today we continue to explore the prominent temples of the Bhimasena Cult in the Kathmandu Valley. Before...Read more...
Sri Radha-kunda’s Appearance Day
By Giriraj Swami - 31.10 2018 Kartik is a very auspicious time for spiritual advancement. Another name for Kartik is Urja-vrata. Urjameans power. The supreme power, the original power, is Srimati Radharani. So Urja-vrata, or Kartik-vrata, is for Srimati Radharani. Many important...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 16
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.10 2018 Bhimasena Dolakha Temple Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Since the end of the Mahabharata Period, Bhima has been worshipped by the residents of Kathmandu Valley in...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 15
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.10 2018 Brass Lion at front of Dolakha Bhimasena Temple Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The Cult of Bhimasena Bhima's pastimes with King Kubera and his fights with the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 14
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.10 2018 Kubera, the Guardian King  Mahabuddha Temple - Patan, Nepal Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. As mentioned in yesterday's segment, both Arjuna and Bhima...Read more...
Siddavatam Fort – Witness to 700 Years of History
By Sainath Reddy - 23.10 2018 Siddavatam Fort is a 684 years old River side fortress located in Sidhout Village, Kadapa district of Andra Pradesh in South India. It is also known as “Gateway Of Srisailam” or “Dakshina Kashi”. This fort has vast history and...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 13
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.10 2018 Shiva and Parvati - Nepal's 'Transcendental Royals' Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Over the course of this series, we have gotten a brief look at the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.10 2018 Barbarika (King Yalamber) worshipped as Khatushyamji in Kota, Rajasthan Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In the story of the demon Narakasura of Assam we mentioned his...Read more...
Lord Ranchhodraiji
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.10 2018   Dakor, Gujarat in its earlier phases as a pilgrimage center, was famous for the Danknath temple, a place of Shiva worship. In the later phases it developed into a Vaishnavite center with the growing fame of Ranchhodraiji temple, which was built in 1772 A.D...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 11
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.10 2018 Mahabhairava Temple - Tezpur, Assam Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The asuric presence in the Himalayan foothills of India, Assam and Nepal during the Mahabharata...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 10
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.10 2018 Singri Gupteswar Temple  Dhekiajuli, Sonitpur, Assam Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Sri Krsna's pastimes battling the demons Banasura, Narakasura and Mura...Read more...
Mahabharata Tirtha-Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.10 2018 Map of early Iron Age Vedic India. Realms or tribes are labelled black, foreign tribes mentioned in early Vedic texts purple, Vedic shakhas in green, and rivers in blue. The Thar desert is orange.   Following the steps of the Mahabharata yatra through...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 9
BY: SUN STAFF - 15.10 2018 Krsna Storms the Citadel of Naraka  Bhagavata Purana, Mysore, c. 1840 Sri Krsna's liberation of Banasura, the Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In the painting above, Lord Krsna attacks the citadel of...Read more...
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