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Sri Nrsimha Worship in Puri, Part Three
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2019 Sri Sri Prahlada Narasimha The last in a three-part exploration of the worship of Lord Nrsimhadev in Jagannath Puri, by Prof. Purna C. Mohapatra for Orissa Review.   Lord Nrsimhadev's Associations with the Shaiva and Jagannath Cults Traditionally, seven Sahis (avenues) of Puri were set up encircling Sri Jagannath Temple with a view to have Sevas of the Lord and to protect the shrine during times of crises. Each Sahi has an akhada (center). Under each of the akhadas there are...Read more...
Sri Nrsimha Worship in Puri, Part Two
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2019 Sri Laksmi-Narayana The second in a three-part exploration of the worship of Lord Nrsimhadev in Jagannath Puri, by Prof. Purna C. Mohapatra for Orissa Review. Present day Narasimha Temples in and around Puri Narasimha Temple (Jagannath Temple Precinct):...Read more...
Sri Nrsimha Worship in Puri
BY: SUN STAFF - 17.5 2019 Lord Nrsimhadev Orissan Pata-chitra Painting A three-part exploration of the worship of Lord Nrsimhadev in Jagannath Puri, by Prof. Purna C. Mohapatra. Even though Puri is a famous Vaisnavite center, there is no other Vaisnavite shrine worth the name except the...Read more...
Sri Nrsimha-caturdasi
By editor - 17.5 2019 Today is Nrsimha-caturdasi, the appearance day of Lord Nrsimhadeva. The appearance and activities of the Lord in the world are a great mystery. Therefore in the Bhagavad-gita (4.9) Lord Krishna says: janma karma ca me divyam evam yo vetti tattvatah tyaktva...Read more...
Conditions for Second-generation Diksa-gurus — 2019
By editor - 16.5 2019 Whereas ISKCON Law 7.3.2 now reads: “As taught by Srila Prabhupada, the etiquette of not initiating in the presence of one’s diksa-guru will be upheld in ISKCON. However, Srila Prabhupada and historical precedents also teach us that disciples may sometimes...Read more...
RAMACHANDRA BHAGAVAN
By editor - 30.4 2019 The Hindu epics are a source of entertainment and religious guidance. Today, Rama, the titular character of the Hindu epic, The Ramayana, is seen as the ideal man, who follows dharma to rigid perfection. The Ramayana, one of the two great Hindu epics...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 56
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.4 2019 Kama Disturbs Krsna  Gita-govinda, Mewar School, c. 1650 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In previous segments we have talked about the intersection of Mughal and Vaishnava themes in Indian art, with brief mention of the...Read more...
The Mughal Influence on Vaisnavism, Part 55
BY: SUN STAFF - 30.4 2019   Kanak Vrindavan Temple, Amber Ghati, Jaipur A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Over the course of our last several segments in the Mughal Influence series, we focused on the role of the Rajputs in the Mughal invasion of...Read more...
Slavery to Banks: A Vedic Prophecy
By Stephen Knapp (Sri Nandanandana das) - 30.4 2019 This shows how banks, especially the Central Banks, which are part of a network established in many countries, have set up a system which is increasingly controlling the economy and lives of numerous people around the world, and is gaining...Read more...
History of The Palace of Gold
By Varsana Swami - 30.4 2019 Srila Prabhupada visited New Vrindaban four times. One of the significant sites of his pastimes is the house in Madhavan where he resided during his last visit in 1976. The house in Madhavan (where Sankirtan Prabhu now lives) is the site of the last darshan...Read more...
DRAUPADI
By editor - 29.4 2019 One of the most prominent female characters within the Hindu religion is that of Draupadi. She originates in Hindu mythology within one of the great epics, the Mahabharata. Throughout this epic the true character of Draupadi emanates, displaying her...Read more...

BY: JAHNAVA NITAI DASA - 29.4 2019 For the last couple years there has been a tremendous propaganda campaign in India that western breeds of cows (such as Jersey cows) are not actually cows....
By Ram das - 29.4 2018   One of the basic principles of Krsna consciousness is that one may utilize whatever talent he has in the service of the Supreme Lord. And it is a symptom of a...
By Kesava Krsna Dasa - 29. 42019 We may read or hear some gurus say that Sri Vrndavana Dhama is the land of Sambhoga, or meeting with Lord Krishna. Devotees might think this is at odds with...
By Suvarna Radhika Devi Dasi - 29.4 2019   I leaned back in my seat and closed my eyes. My flight was circling over Delhi, waiting for permission to land. My thoughts flashed through...
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Jagannatha Puri Dhama  A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. In our last segment we discussed the peace treaty...
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 From Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya lila 18:186-212. "Among the Mohammedans was a grave person who was wearing a black dress. People called him a saintly person....
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Coin with Akbar and Sun, Inscribed with "Allahu Akbar"  Minted by Emperor Jahangir, c. 1605 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava...
BY: SUN STAFF - 26.4 2019 Raja Man Singh of Amber  Rajasthan, Jodphur, c. 1840 A serial presentation of the Mughal effect on Vaisnava society. Over the last several months we have...