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News and articles on cultural events, celebrations, and festivals like Rath yatras, appearance days of the Lord and His devotees.

Diwali thoughts

Why my heart went out to them this Diwali

As I was walking towards the temple to attend a special Diwali function, I noticed something unusual for this day. Diwali is known for...

Lord Jagannath’s Rath-yatra celebrated with grandeur

After month of preparations, yesterday Lord Jagannath Rath-yatra was celebrated with grandeur in the ancient city of Odissa, popularly known as Jagannath Puri. Along...

Thanking Lord Dhanvantari, the Founder of Ayurveda, on Dhanteras

Diwali festival in India is a 5-day celebration starting from Dhanteras with every single day having its own significance. Out of this, on the...

Negation cannot grant realization of the Absolute Truth – Bhaktivinod Thakur

Appearance of an acharya in this world is by no means an ordinary thing. Such acharyas are some of the most confidential servants of...
Nataraja as source of Indian temple dance

Divine purpose of ancient Indian Temple dance

The Natya Shastra of Bharatmuni describes the divine origin of classical dance. As Lord Brahma created the fifth Veda by incorporating the “Pathyam” or...
Kartik month ghee lamps

Month full of Dancing – What makes Kartik month so special?

We have heard of people dancing on the new year day, on birthdays, in clubs and in parties. Such dancing lasts for a day...

Knowing more about Lord Sri Balarama on His Appearance day

We know Lord Krishna and Krishna Janmastami but not all of us know much about Lord Balarama, or Balaram, the transcendental elder brother of...

Knowing more about Srimati Radha on Radhastami day

Loved, directly or indirectly, by one and all, moving and non-moving beings, Srimati Radharani, more commonly known as Radha, Radhika, Radhe and many other...

Today Sri Jagannath Ratha-yatra in Sridham Mayapur

The Lord of the universe, Sri Jagannath, along with His elder brother Sri Balaram and younger sister Srimati Subhadra Devi, will bless the residents...

ISKCON Kondaveedu performs Bhumi puja for a new temple

Kondavvedu is a historical place, where Rajas (Kings) of the then Reddy dynasty built a fort on a hill, located in the Guntur district of...

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NASA speculates Black hole may be producing mysterious particles

Although too far from the reality, NASA's latest speculation does remind me of a few verses from the Brahma samhita, the prayer by Lord...

Why vegetarian food improves mental health

A recent study says by 2020, depression will rank as the second leading cause of disability, after heart disease. It is found that half...

Purushottam month – The pinnacle of all months

One of the symptoms of the people of Kaliyuga described in the Vedic scripture, even before the Kaliyuga began, is manda-mati, meaning they will...

Is India awaiting a massive earthquake?

Scientists suspect that a massive "fault" could trigger a cataclysmic earthquake beneath Bangladesh, parts of east India and Myanmar. The hidden fault, which has been...

Research brings Australia closer to Indian origin

A recent research on a genetic study echoes our views presented here quoting CNN, and suggests that more than 4000 years ago immigrants from India had settled...