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  • Reincarnation

    Hindus are known to believe in the idea of reincarnation. A common misconception is that reincarnation only refers to the idea that a sinful person comes back in their next life as a rat or a tiger or some lower… Read More ›

  • Rama Navami 2009

    Today is Lord Ramachandra’s appearance day. This day is known as Rama Navami, and it marks the anniversary of when Lord Krishna descended to earth in the form of Lord Rama, to give protection to His devotees and to kill… Read More ›

  • Yogurt – Food for Krishna

      Yogurt is one of the staples of Indian cuisine. Known as dahi in Hindi, it is used in hundreds of dishes and is most often prepared directly at home. Aside from being included in palatable dishes, yogurt plays an… Read More ›

  • Kindness

    We all appreciate nice people. During the course of our day, we may encounter many different types of people, good and bad, some nicer than others. Rude people really ruin our day and put us in a bad mood. On… Read More ›

  • The Spiritual Master

    “O Rama, there is no one more fortunate on this earth than You since you have Vishwamitra as Your spiritual master.” Sage Shatananda speaking to Lord Rama (Valmiki Ramayana, Balakanda) In this material world, the spiritual master is our link… Read More ›

  • Gaura Purnima 2009

    Gaura Purnima is the celebration of the appearance day anniversary of Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya. The Vedic calendar is based on the lunar cycle, and purnima is the period of the cycle when the moon is full. It is considered… Read More ›

  • Shivaratri

    Shivaratri is the celebration festival for Lord Shiva, one of the three presiding deities of the material world. To manage the material world, Lord Krishna incarnates as three guna avatars, Lord Vishnu, Lord Brahma, and Lord Shiva. Guna means qualities,… Read More ›

  • Three Simple Words

    With Valentine’s Day recently passing, we are reminded of the modern day relationships between men and women and the issues that come with them. Unlike during Vedic times, in today’s society, men and women are free to mingle amongst each… Read More ›

  • Devotional Service

    Devotional service, or bhakti yoga, is the best method for achieving transcendental realization. In today’s society, the term “yoga” is generally associated with gymnastics poses and various breathing exercises. However, yoga is a term originating from the Vedas and it… Read More ›

  • How to Offer Prasadam

    Devotion is the key ingredient in offering prasadam. There are many methods of self-realization, but Lord Krishna is most pleased by devotional service. We should offer to food to Krishna out of love and affection for Him. Material nature is… Read More ›