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The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 36
BY: SUN STAFF - 6.9 2018 King Yayathi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XX – Part Two As the Asvamedha is the king of sacrifices 701), and as on the other hand the sacrificer, i.e. the king, is identical with the asvamedha, certain...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 35
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2018 King Prachinabarhi hears from the story of Puranjana from Narada The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XX – Part One It seems therefore warranted to suppose that the idea of expansion in connection with royal power is...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 34
BY: SUN STAFF - 31.8 2018 King Kulashekhar The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVIII – Part Two As narrated in later texts mankind became sorely afflicted when the gods at the end of the Krtayuga or 'Golden Age' withdrew to heaven. It...Read more...
Vrndavana Temples Established by the Gosvamis
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.8 2018 Radha-Madana-Mohana Temple in Vrndavana   "Those who have gone to Vrndavana, they have seen the temple of Radha-Madana-mohana. That was established by Sanatana Gosvami, the first disciple of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Sanatana Gosvami established this...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 33
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.8 2018 King Khatvanga The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVIII – Part Two It belongs to the nature of kingship to outshine all enemies in wealth and splendour 638) to be the sole chief, uppermost of noble men, beating the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 32
BY: SUN STAFF - 29.8 2018 King Ramacandra and Sita Devi The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVIII – Part One We now come to a very important point. From an abundance of data we may conclude that the ancient Indians were deeply impressed...Read more...
The Six Abodes of Lord Muruga
By Nirmala Ramachandran - 24.8 2018 Kali Yuga, the age indicating a period of darkness and degeneration commenced about 3100 BC. Many Hindus believe that the presiding deity of this yugam is Lord Muruga (Kali Yuga Varadan) whose Vel, which symbolises the spear of victory, will...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 31
BY: SUN STAFF - 24.8 2018 King Shalya becomes Commander-in-Chief The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVII The authorities disagree as to the procedure to be followed on the death of the reigning king. The Visnudharmottara-purana 597) states that...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 30
BY: SUN STAFF - 23.8 2018 King Mrtyu (Yama, King of Death) The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XVI Finally we may mention a ceremony which 584) in so far resembles an anointment that the king is sprinkled with a powerful fluid 585). Actually it is...Read more...
Prime Minister of India’s Message to Iskcon for Janmashtami 2018
By editor - 23.8 2018 I am pleased to know that a special souvenir is being published by ISKCON-India on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami celebrations. ISKCON has been leading a spiritual transformation of the humanity by illuminating the world with the wisdom and grace of Shri Krishna...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 29
BY: SUN STAFF - 22.8 2018 The Arrest of King Bali  The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XV As to the royal consecration as known to the poets of the great epics, it was performed by a bath and baptism of water as an accompaniment of a...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 28
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 King Nabhi and Queen Marudevi  Khajuraho Museum, Madhya Pradesh   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part Two The simplest of all inaugural performances is the abhiseka-, the consecration of...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 26
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.8 2018 King Prithu    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part One Since the first king Prthu was anointed by Visnu, Indra and other great divinities and brahmans, it belongs to the duties of the king to be...Read more...
ISKCON Joins in Mourning the Death of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
By editor - 17.8 2018 16th August, 2018: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) joins the country in mourning and paying tribute to one of India’s most iconic leaders, Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee. We offer our condolences to his family members and to the entire...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 27
BY: SUN STAFF - 16.8 2018 King Risabhadeva   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIV – Part Two Various classes of gods, belonging to the different quarters repeated this sacramental act, creating him universal king, paramount ruler...Read more...
Disneyland-like project at Mayapur
By editor - 16.8 2018 Rs 2,000 crore Ford fund for Disneyland-like tourism hub project at Mayapur KOLKATA: Want to watch little Krishna slay giant Kalia snake in the Yamuna? Want to steal butter or go cow grazing with him? If all goes well, visitors to Nadia’s Mayapur, will be able...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 25
BY: SUN STAFF - 14.8 2018 Shalya, King of Madra  Commander in Chief of the Kaurava Army, Killed by Yudhistir at Kurukshetra The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XIII The ancient Indian king was expected to show himself in full state to his...Read more...
Do you like hot potatoes?
By B.A Paramadvaiti Swami - 10.8 2018 If your answer is "yes" you should be very grateful to South America, because those potatoes were first cultivated in Peru. By the grace of the infinite seed giver, there are thousands of varieties of delicious potatoes.  But they...Read more...
Supreme Court favours allowing entry of people of all religion, caste in Jagannath Temple
By Amit Anand Choudhary - 10.8 2018 Observing that places of worship should be open to all people irrespective of their caste and religion, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the management of Shri Jagannath Temple to consider permitting entry people from religious belief also who are...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 24
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.8 2018 Karna, the King of Anga (Bagalpur)  Battle of Kurukshetra  Jammu/Kashmir, c.   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XII – Part Two In these ceremonies we find that not only the purohita and the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 23
BY: SUN STAFF - 10.8 2018 Uttama on the lap of King Uttanapada   The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XII – Part One Coming now to the religious rites in the performance of which the king took part, it must first be emphasized that the...Read more...
The Science of Kingship in Ancient India, Part 22
BY: SUN STAFF - 7.8 2018 King Priyavrata    The religious dictates that influenced kingship in Vedic culture. CHAPTER XI. – Part Two The often repeated idea that the true basis of kingly power is the priest's power, that their union is perfection, though readily...Read more...
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...
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