India

Vrndavana – Land of No Return
By Brahmananda Dasa - 21.1 2019 From the beginning of time, man has yearned for the perfect home a paradise, a Shangri-la, a Walden where he could live eternally in peace and happiness. Such a place cannot be found anywhere in the material world, however, for the material world is by its...Read more...
Celebrating the Juhu Temple Opening
By Giriraj Swami - 15.1 2018 January 14, Makara-sankranti, marks the anniversary of the grand opening of Sri Sri Radha-Rasabihari’s temple and cultural complex in Juhu, Bombay. Two days after the opening, The New York Times ran an article on the front page of its second...Read more...
The Ancient Katasraj Shiva Temple in Pakistan
Posted by The Editor - 11.1 2019 Katasraj Mandir is a Hindu temple complex situated in Katas village in the Chakwal district of Punjab in Pakistan. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is one of the most important Hindu pilgrimage sites in Pakistan still in use to this...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 50
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.1 2019 Sudarshan Chakra  Vaisnava-stambha, Dattatreya Temple - Bhaktapur, Nepal The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Conclusion Over the course of this series we have covered the history of Nepal, particularly as...Read more...
Message from the Chairman of the TOVP
By Ambarisa das - 7.1 2019   Dear Supporters and Friends, Please accept my humble respects. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. Please accept the blessings of Sri Pancha Tattva, Sri Sri Radha Madhava, and Sri Narasimhadev from Sridham Mayapur. Congratulations to all of you in helping...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 49
BY: SUN STAFF - 4.1 2019 The Pandavas  (Left to right) Bhima, Arjuna, Yudhisthira, Nakula, Sahadeva and Draupadi  Dasavatar Temple, Deogarh The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed.   Barka Naach - Nepal's Tribal...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 48
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.1 2019 Mahabharata Character Actors, Nepal Festival    The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed.   Barka Naach - Nepal's Tribal Mahabharata When considering regional or tribal versions of great epics...Read more...
Archaeology and Vaishnava Tradition, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.1 2019 Shiva on Gold Dinar of King Kadphises 2nd Century Part Two of a monograph by Ramaprasad Chanda, published by the Archaeological Survey of India, 1998. The Garuda pillars of Besnagar not only indicate that Vasudeva was already identified with Vishnu as conceived...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 47
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.1 2019 Tharu Barka Naach, Nepali Mahabharata   The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed.   Barka Naach - Nepal's Tribal Mahabharata Many regional Indian cultures over the years have produced their own...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 46
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2018 Mahendradevana and Kamalaprabha  Newari Mahabharata, 14th-15th c.  Philadelphia Museum of Art  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed.   Mahabharata in Nepal Our series on Nepal in the...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Eight
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2018 Kurukshetra Battlefield Scene The last, from "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India.   Pulwal, 3 miles to the south-east of Thanesar, on the Aughvati River,...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 45
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2018 Kedarnath Temple and the Body of Kedarnath Bull The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Doleshwar Mahadev Bhaktapur, Nepal is home to a temple with a very interesting connection to the Mahabharata Period. Known...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Seven
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2018 The Battle of Kurukshetra  Kashmir c. 1820 From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. The places of pilgrimage at Prithudaka are very numerous, but there...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 44
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.12 2018 Sri Muktinath (and consorts)  The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed.   Sri Muktinath Muktinath is one of the most-visited tirthas in Nepal, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists, and the glories of...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Six
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.12 2018 Saraswati Tank, Pehowa, Kurukshetra  Photo courtesy Hemant Shesh, Panoramio From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India.   Godali. — Apagi...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 43
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.12 2018 Lord Budhanilkantha Visnu, Kathmandu The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Budhanilkantha Visnu The antiquity of Vishnu worship in Kathmandu Valley is evident in the person of Budhanilkantha Visnu, a 1,380 year...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Five
BY: SUN STAFF - 21.12 2018 Silver drachm of King of Harshavardhana of Thanesvar (ancient Kurukshetra), c. 647 C.E. From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. In the following list of the...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 42
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.12 2018 Lord Nrsimhadeva prepares to destroy Hiranyakasipu    The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. In October 2012 we ran a Feature article that inspired us to present the current in-depth series on Nepal....Read more...
Ucchahatta: Marketplace of Mahaprabhu's Glories
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.12 2018 There are several famous descriptions of the Nine Islands of Navadvipa, most notably found in the Navadvipa-dhama-mahatmya by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, and also in his Sri Sri Navadvip Bhava Taranga. One of the tirthas mentioned in this regard is...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Four
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.12 2018 Akbar Watches the Rival Groups of Sannyasis in Battle at Thanesar  Mughal, North India, c. 1590 From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. After the capture...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 41
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2018 Lord Narasimha  Late 17th c. Bronze, Nepal  Asian Art Museum, San Francisco The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. The influence of Vaisnavism in Nepal during the Mahabharata Period has been discussed...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2018 Kurukshetra Battle Commences  Kangra Miniature by Yadupati, c. 1820 From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. Before describing the sites of the different...Read more...
Kurukshetra, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 18.12 2018 Gita Updesha on Kurukshetra Battlefield   Orissan Pata-chitra From "A Tour in the Punjab", a report by Alexander Cunningham, published in Calcutta (1882) for the Archaeological Survey of India. The river that flows past Thanesar has always been...Read more...
Nepal in the Mahabharata Period, Part 40
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.12 2018 Lord Narasimha  Barahachetra - Chatara, Nepal The Yadava dynasty's presence in Nepal, and the events that preceded and followed. Baraha-kshetra at Chatara Outside of the royal durbar squares, there are several more important abodes of Lord...Read more...
Pandharpur Sadhu Sanga 2018
By HH Subhag Swami - 17.12 2018 This year’s annual Sadhu Sanga program with HH Subhag Swami was held in Pandharpur Dham from 26thNovember to 1st December 2018. Around 200 devotees from all over India participated in the program. Every year devotees wait with anticipation for this...Read more...
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