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An Inside Look

Today I visited the Temple Of Vedic Planetarium ( TOVP ) here in Mayapura. Envisioned by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur and now finally manifest by the strong desire of Srila Prabhupada it is gradually taking shape. I was amazed at the progress the management team, headed by Ambarisa das, Sadbhuja das and Bhavananda dasa have made [...]

Our Biggest Yet

Last night’s program in Mumbai was our biggest yet. Over 9,000 people sat transfixed for 90 minutes as our actors brought the pastime of Usa and Aniruddha from the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam to life. Srila Prabhupada, we do this all for you. Please give us your blessings!

By Popular Demand

By popular demand we held two showings of ‘Usha and Aniruddha’ on the 1st day of our program in Mumbai; one in the morning for high school students and the other in the evening for a number of Mumbai’s elite personalities. A total of 1,200 guests. I only had time for a few photos, as [...]

The Last Stop

The town of Melkote in Karnataka is a celebrated place for Sri Vaisnavas. The illustrious head of the Sri Sampradaya, Srila Ramanujacarya ( 1137 AD – 1077 AD ) resided in Melkote for 12 years. The utsava ( festival ) Deity was once stolen by invaders and taken to Delhi. Ramanujacarya personally went to Delhi [...]

The Lord Who Drank Poison

The Srikanteswara temple in Nanjangud, Karnataka is dedicated to Lord Siva. The Deity is called Nanjuneswara, which translates as, “The Lord Who Drank Poison.” Lord Siva drank poision to protect the world during the famous pastime of the churning of the milk ocean. Numerous other Deities are worshipped in the complex.The beautiful and ornate temple [...]

The Rush For Darshan

The temple of Venu Gopala Swami lies on top of a mountain 1,400 meters high in a densely forested area in Karnataka. Agastya muni once resided there and performed severe austerities. Because of his penance Lord Krsna agreed to come and reside there permanently. The temple was built in 1315 AD by a Hoysala king [...]

Never Terrified!

Mysore, in the state of Karnataka, is often referred to as the, “City of Palaces.” Most prominent is the Mysore Palace, built by the royalty of the Wodeyar dynasty in 1897. It attracts over 3 million visitors a year. True to spirit of the dynasty which traces it’s ancestry back to the 14th century, the [...]

Handsome Kesava

The town of Belur, in the southern state of Karnataka in India, is set on the banks of the Yagachi river. It was chosen as the capitol of the Hoysala dynasty which ruled much of South India between the 11th and 14th centuries. The saintly kings of the Hoysala dynasty were great patrons of art [...]

A Look Into Ancient Times

Present day Humpi in Karnataka, India is located in the vast ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, which flourished in the 13th and 14th centuries. The many stone temples, gardens, palaces and ancient market places are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Of particular importance to Krsna and Rama bhaktas is the fact that Hanuman [...]

Hari Hara in Karnataka

During our 8-hour drive from Udupi to Hampi we passed through the town of Hari Hara and took darshan of the combined form of Visnu and Siva in the Hariharaesvara Temple. The left side of the deity is Visnu and the right side is Lord Siva. The temple was built in 1224 AD by Polalva, [...]