India

THE CHOLA DYNASTY
By editor - 3.8 2018 The Chola Dynasty was a Tamil dynasty that flourished from the 9thcentury through the 13th century. The bhakti period, starting in the 14th century, saw the rise of temples built for principal gods and a decline in Jainism and Buddhism. Not only does...Read more...
Rajaraja I: The Great Chola King
By editor - 3.8 2018 The medieval period in India is not romanticized period like its European counterpart, but it is nonetheless important for the development of both modern Indian Society and the Hindu religion. Like Europe at the same time, areas of the Indian subcontinent were ruled by...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 21
BY: SUN STAFF - 3.8 2018 Sarpa Satra (Snake Sacrifice) of King Janamejaya    National Museum, Delhi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XI. – Part One Kings and brahmans; the purohita; the king as a protector. Indian kingship is...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 20
BY: SUN STAFF - 2.8 2018 King Ambarisa worshipping Sri Sri Radha-Krsna   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER X. – Part Two In order to illustrate the parallelism between kings and gods it may be of some use to mention also some of the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 19
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.8 2018 Jada Bharata instructs King Rahugana The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER X. – Part One Prasada; parallelism between kings and gods; Buddhism on the cakravartin. It is worth noticing that the term prasada- which...Read more...
Five Pandava Temples in Kerala, Part 6
BY: SUN STAFF - 1.8 2018 Thrikkodithanam Mahavishnu Kshetram  Thrikkodithanam The final stop on our journey to the five Pandava Temples of Kerala is the temple built by the youngest Pandava brother, Sahadeva -- Thrikkodithanam Maha Vishnu Temple. The Mahavishnu Kshetram at...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 18
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.7 2018 Krishna Preparing to Kill King Kamsa  Ganjifa, 18th c. — Los Angeles County Museum of Art The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER IX. – Part Two In the Brhadaranyakopanisad 351) eight divinities are...Read more...
Five Pandava Temples in Kerala, Part 5
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.7 2018 Thiruvanvandoor Temple Thiruvanvandoor Our next stop on the parikrama tour of the five Pandava Temples is the tirtha built by Nakula Pandava -- Thiruvanvandoor Temple. It is the fourth stop along the way. Thiruvanvandoor is a village in Chengannur taluk, near...Read more...
The genuine approach for Radha Kunda Bath
By Madhavendu das SSM (Vrindavan – IN) - 30.7 2018 The author of NOI, Srila Rupa goswami gave us Upadesamrta to guide our activities and following the instructions we can become pure Vaisnavas. Vaisnavas are otherwise known as Goswamis. Go-means “the senses”, and swami...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 17
BY: SUN STAFF - 27.7 2018 King Pandu and Queen Madri   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER IX. – Part One The king as the embodiment of divine powers; gods called kings. Although monarchy was in ancient India, though the most...Read more...
Five Pandava Temples in Kerala, Part 4
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.7 2018 Thiruvaranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple   Thiruvaranmula Devotees who make the pilgrimage to all five Pandava Temples in Kerala make their third stop at the tirtha built by Arjuna Pandava -- Thiruvaranmula Sree Parthasarathy Temple. The presiding Deity...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 16
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.7 2018 King Yudhisthira hearing from Narada  Kalyana Kalpataru, c. 1959 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VIII. – Part Three In the Vayu Purana 301) the fourteen ratnas of the emperor are divided into two categories...Read more...
TOVP Hires Cushman & Wakefield to Manage Completion of the Project
By editor - 26.7 2018 The TOVP management Team has recently made an important decision to hire the assistance of a world-leading Project Management Consultancy (PMC) company, Cushman and Wakefield, to partner with them for the completion of the TOVP by the proposed 2022, Gaura Purnima...Read more...
Puri Deities Sparkle in Golden Avatar
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 25.7 2018 Lord Jagannatha  Lord Jagannath and His siblings, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra sported huge quantities of gold ornaments, marking Suna Besha (golden attire), at Puri on Monday. Like July 14 Rath Yatra, a large number of devotees turned up...Read more...
Five Pandava Temples in Kerala, Part 3
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.7 2015 The Sapta Rishis   Thiruppuliyoor The Thirupuliyur Mahavishnu Temple is one of the five Vishnu temples established by the five Pandava brothers -- this one built by Bhima Pandava. Like the other four, Thiruppuliyoor is one of the 108 Divya Desams. Here,...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 15
BY: SUN STAFF - 25.7 2018 Kalayavana, King of the Yavanas  Krishna lures King Kalayavana to the cave of Muchukunda  Bhagavata Purana, Kangra, c. 1810 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VIII. – Part Two By presenting an offering...Read more...
Five Pandava Temples in Kerala, Part 2
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.7 2018 Thirichittattu Maha Vishnu Temple, Chengannur   Thirichittattu The Mahavishnu Temple at Thrichittatt, Chengannoor (Chengannur) is one of the five Vishnu temples associated with the five Pandava Brothers. Built by the eldest brother, Yudhisthira, it is...Read more...
Five Pandava Temples in Kerala
By editor - 23.7 2018 Krishna Declaring the End of Mahabharata War by blowing the Conch Shell Folio from RazmNama, Mughal, c. 1598 A.D.   While on pilgrimage, the five Pandava brothers built a five unique Mahavisnu temples in various parts of Kerala state. All five temples were...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 14
BY: SUN STAFF - 20.7 2018 The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VIII. – Part One Paraphernalia; officials The paraphernalia or emblems of royalty were supposed to represent the sovereign authority 255). The five ensigns of royalty were a white...Read more...
Disaster Averted!
By Radharaman Das - 19,7 2018 I had informed the highest leadership of BJP and they were also shocked and agreed with us that the UP government should not have done this. On 13th June I went to Delhi and met with the high command of the BJP and informed them that if this happen it would be a...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 13
BY: SUN STAFF - 19.7 2018 Sanjay advises King Dhrtarastra  The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VII. – Part Two [Regarding a ruler who proved tyrannical] It does not seem necessary to explain these facts 238) by the hypothesis that this...Read more...
Stage Set for Puri Jagannatha's Annual Sojourn
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 18.7 2018 In the backdrop of the nationwide buzz over the Supreme Court's recent proposal to allow people of all faiths into Jagannath Temple and put a curb on servitors from collecting dakshina from devotees, the Deities of the 12th century shrine are all...Read more...
Millions Take Part in Puri Rath Yatra
BY: SUN STAFF CORRESPONDENT - 18.7 2018 Deities being taken on Pahandi procession  Braving heavy rain, a large number of people turned up and cheered Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra during the Deities' divine journey on chariots from Jagannath Temple to Gundicha...Read more...
10 Places to See Magnificent South India Temples
BY SHARELL COOK - 17.7 2018 When it comes to south India temples, the state of Tamil Nadu dominates with its many ancient, towering Dravidian masterpieces, many of brightly painted sculptures on their gopuram (towers). These temples, which display some of India's...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 12
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.7 2018 Prithu Appears from King Vena's Corpse   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER VII. – Part One Good and bad kings; morality and majesty Being a deva who walks amongst mankind the king is not infallible 228...Read more...
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