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Why Panihati chida-dahi festival is known as the festival of punishment

Panihati is the name of a village located in the state of West Bengal, on the banks of River Ganges (10 miles north of Kolkata)....
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A heartfelt prayer to Lord Narasimha Dev

Devotees worship Lord Narasimha Dev for different reasons depending on their faith and needs but in all their prayers one aspect that stands out...
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Shiva and Shakti – Looking beyond modern history

Lord Shiva’s name is synonymous with being auspicious, benevolent and kind. The term ‘Shi’ or ‘Si’ depicts the ideology of all pervasiveness, that which...

Jayapataka Swami – An Epitome of Unending Inspiration

Inspiring by advertisement is one thing; inspiring by own example is another. Similarly, being popular is one thing but being popular among civilized and...
Gaura Purnima - Lord Chaitanya showing He is non-different from Sri Sri Radha-Krishna

Gaura Purnima – The day Lord Krishna descended as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Commonly known as Holi, the day of phalgun purnima is celebrated around the world by ISKCON and other Gaudiya vaishnavas as Gaura Purnima as...
kirtan mela 2019

Mayapur Kirtan Mela 2019 – Devotees from over 60 countries chant together

In 2019, kirtan is readily available anywhere in the world. Kirtan is daily performed in temples and on the streets across the globe. Every...
Sri Sri Pancha-tattva Maha Abhishek Sri Mayapur

Maha Abhishek 2019 and what the viewers said about it

It is said in Sri Chaitanya-charitamrita, Adi-lila 7.20-22 that the Characteristics of Krishna are understood to be a storehouse of transcendental love. "Although that...
jayapataka swami

Thousands of devotees welcome Srila Jayapataka Swami back home

Amidst chanting, dancing and happily crying thousands of devotees, His Holiness Jayapataka Swami, the seniormost sannyasi and guru in ISKCON (founder-acharya His Divine Grace...
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Being positive? Run this self test

Being positive is a buzzword these days. Thanks to the new era when on one hand people are degrading, on the other hand some...
narsinh mehta

Narsinh Mehta – The devotee who wrote Vaishnava jana to song

In a truly unique initiative to spread India's ancient wisdom across the world, this year the Indian government came up with an out of...

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Universe a most advanced Computer simulation? Scientists debate

Believe it or not, one of the latest debates among scientists today is whether the universe we live in is a sophisticated simulation. Vaah! That's...
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...
want to say no but can't?

Want to say No but not able to? Read this!

To say No to others when you are unable to or unwilling to do something can get difficult if you are too sensitive to...
ima chief praises mahabharata

Analysis – Medical chief says Mahabharata has the remedy to psychiatric issues

National President of the Indian Medical Association, Mr K K Aggarwal, a Padma Shri award recipient, believes that Lord Krishna, who advised Arjuna during...

New discoveries bring more bewilderment for the scientists

And here is one more "previously thought" wrong idea. What makes it more interesting is, this time the scientists have come up with a...