The other day we drove many hours through a jungle area to vist Sringeri, the site of the first matha established by Sankaracarya, who propagated Mayavada ( impersonalist ) philosophy in the 8th century. Sringeri is located on the banks of the Tunga river and has an historical temple that is over 1200 years old. [...]
HIDDEN BEAUTY OF UDUPI
The treasure of traditional Indian culture
Since the end of the Kartik month, Indradyumna Swami has been residing in South India. Through his very instructive and artistic photo albums, he is sharing with everyone the beauty of the ancient Vaishnava culture found in Udupi.
INTO THE MOUTH OF THE DRAGON
As part of ISKCON's 50th anniversary celebrations Indradyumna Swami is working with devotees in China to bring his festival tour there later in this year. The following are 3 short promotional videos presented in China to generate interest in our culture, the festival and the personalities involved.
Watch online here.
ON THE ROAD
During his travels Indradyumna Swami shares his personal notes, realisations and thoughts.
Read all of them on this page.
SADHU SANGA RETREAT
The 2016 Sadhu Sanga Kirtan retreat will take place on May 27-30 in Boone, North Carolina.
Confirmed Guests : Radhanatha Swami, Sacinandana Swami, Giriraj Swami, Indradyumna Swami, Bada Haridas, Madhava, Mukunda Datta, Gaura Vani, Ananta Govinda, Acyuta Gopi.
Devotees desirous to join are invited to register here.
More details on www.sadhusangaretreat.com.
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Mesmerized by the old houses of the brahmans we visited outside of Udupi the other day, we returned to learn more. In one home we were fascinated to find Vedic mantras, in the form of colorful yantras, painted on walls throughout the house. The beautiful designs, with their ancient inscriptions, brought prosperity, protection and blessings [...]
Yesterday we visited several ancient temples near Udupi. We also took the opportunity to visit centuries old houses of Brahmans who serve in such temples. We were amazed by many of the artifacts and paintings we saw in those homes.
Lord Caitanya taking sanyasa from Keshava Bharati“So, this is formal accepting of sannyasa, but real sannyasa will be fulfilled when you’ll be able to induce the people of the world to dance like you. That is real sannyasa. This formal dress is not sannyasa. Real sannyasa is when you can induce other people to become [...]
“The blessed Lord said: ‘Go to Mathura, to your dearest pasturing grounds, to the land adorned with many places of My pastimes. There you will again meet your guru, most dear to Me. And by his mercy you will be empowered to understand everything in full. By the power of My mercy, you will wander [...]