Jan 152016
 
In search of Ravana

Ravana wasn’t all bad. He, by all accounts, was educated, ran a good kingdom, worshiped the demigods and was good looking. In other words, he wasn’t your typical demon – horribly ugly, angry, with horns coming out the side of his head. He was just a big materialist who got in over his head. And […more]

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Jan 152016
 
Family of Gautama Buddha     wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Part of a series on Buddhism History[show] Dharma Concepts [show] Practices[show] Nirvāṇa[show] Traditions Canons [show] Outline  Buddhism portal v t e The Buddha was born into a family of the kshatriya varna in what is Nepal in 567 BCE. He was called Siddhartha Tharu in his childhood. His father was king Suddhodana Tharu, leader of the Shakya clan […more]

Jan 152016
 
Insight into Jiva Goswami’s library: New research from VRI

JANUARY 12, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS Vrindavan, 2016.01.10 ( DJ): Five hundred years ago, before there was any printing technology, books were produced by professional or amateur copyists who wrote with pen and ink on various different surfaces —- hand made paper, palm leaves or birch bark, materials which were often hard to come by. So it […more]

Jan 152016
 
Road Safety Week: Yamuna Expressway becoming a “slaughter alley”?

JANUARY 13, 2016 BY JAGAT0 COMMENTS Mathura, 2016.01.12 (VT): It is Road Safety Week in India, starting from Sunday of this week. Just a little ironic that the Yamuna Expressway, which is already starting to lay a claim to being one of the most dangerous roads in India, was the scene of a number of lethal road […more]

Jan 152016
 
Makar Sankranti: Yamuna Rakshak Dal gearing up for more protest action

JANUARY 14, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS Vrindavan, 2015.01.13 (VT, Legend News): Yamuna Rakshak Dal national director Jai Krishna Das said that without releasing water from Hathini Kund the Yamuna will never be clean. For as long as Hariyana and Delhi factories keep pumping their waste and the cities dump their sewage into the river, it will remain […more]

Jan 152016
 
Keshi Ghat’s boatmen suffering due to low water levels

JANUARY 14, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS Makar Sankranti Snana The Yamuna is the giver of liberation and the purifier of all sins. Her cries to be saved from pollution are finally being heard. Over the past decade and a half, billions of rupees have been poured into various projects for cleaning the river, but the effects […more]

Jan 152016
 
Jiva Goswami’s disappearance day celebrated at Radha Damodar

JANUARY 14, 2016 BY VT STAFF0 COMMENTS The Six Goswamis Room at Radha Damodar. Credit: Padmanabh Das Vrindavan, 2015.01.14 (VT): As every year, a big celebration was held at Radha Damodar temple on Tuesday at the samadhi of Srila Jiva Goswami in order to commemorate his life and entry into the nitya lila. On the occasion, there was a […more]

Jan 152016
 
Vilachu Kunda near Govardhana Hill

  PASTIMES AT VILACHU-KUNDA (GOVARDHANA HILL) The forest of Vilachuvana has now disappeared but the beautiful Vilachu-kunda can still be seen. It is said that during the attack on Vrindavana by the Mughal tyrant Emperor Aurangzeb, the deity of Lord Harideva was hidden in this kunda for some time before being moved to Barauli. This […more]

Jan 152016
 
Gauri Kunda

  PASTIMES AT GAURI-KUNDA (Near Shankarsana Kunda) The holy place near Govardhana Hill known as Gauri Tirtha and it was the playground of Chandravali, Radha’s cousin and bitter rival in achieving Krishna’s love and affection. There was a continual battle going on between these two cousins as to who could please Krishna the most. At […more]

Jan 152016
 
Dana-nirvartana Kunda is located at the foot of the sacred Govardhana Hill

  PASTIMES AT DANA-NIRVARTANA-KUNDA (GOVARDHANA HILL) This is another place where the tax-collection or dana-keli pastimes took place. One day, when the gopis were going to Govinda-kunda with a large stock of milk products that were to be used in a great sacrifice being performed by the local brahmanas headed by Bhaguri Rishi, Krishna and […more]