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  • Guru-parampara
  • Science
  • Vedic planetarium: Journey in material and spiritual world
  • Vedic Astrology
  • Holy Days and Vaisnava festivals
  • Holy Places
  • Varnasrama
  • Tattvas (Isvara, Jiva, Prakrti, Kala, Karma)
  • Devotees and Demigods
  • Philosophy
  • Articles from Tattva Prakasa
  • Miscellaneous
  • Sastras and Studies
  • Guru - parampara

    Madhvacarya
    Padmanabha Tirtha
    Nrhari Tirtha
    Madhava Tirtha
    Aksobhya Tirtha
    Jaya Tirtha
    Vidyadhiraja Tirtha
    Rajendra Tirtha
    Jayadharma Tirtha
    Brahmanya Tirtha
    Vyasa Tirtha
    Laksmipati Tirtha, Visnu Puri
    Madhavendra Puri
    Isvara Puri
    Nityananda Prabhu
    Advaita Acarya
    Lord Caitanya
    Rupa Gosvami, Sanatana Gosvami
    Svarupa Damodara
    Raghunatha dasa Gosvami
    Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami
    Narottama dasa Thakura
    Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura
    Baladeva Vidyabhusana
    Jagannatha dasa Babaji
    Bhaktivinoda Thakura
    Gaurakisora dasa Babaji
    Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami
    A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

    Science

    Science
    Science
    Dying Breed Scholars
    Matter and God
    Romani

    Astronomy and Antiquity
    Ayurveda
    Puranic Time and the Archaeological Record
    Prana
    States of Consciousness and Dreams

    Vedic planetarium
    Journey in material and spiritual world

    Vedic Astrology

    Astrology
    Kali-yuga
    Saka, Sakabda (Saka Era) and Calendar

    Astrological tables

    Names of the Different Muhurtas in the day
    Astrological Comparisons
    Days in Week
    Directions and Their Meanings

    Vedic Holy Days and Vaisnava festivals

    Ekadasi
    Who is Ekadasi?
    The Story of Ekadasi
    Sri Caitanya on Ekadasi
    Purpose of Fasting on Ekadasi
    Engagement during Ekadasi
    Basic Rules for Determining Ekadasi and Mahadvadasi
    Breaking Time
    Vratas (austerities)
    What Constitutes "Grains" on Ekadasi?
    Offering Grains to the Spiritual Master and Lord Caitanya
    Mahaprasadam on Ekadasi
    Ekadasi Feast on Holidays other than Ekadasi
    Prasadam Prayer on Ekadasi

    Caturmasya
    Kumbha Mela
    Holi
    Panihati
    Ratha Yatra
    Bhagavata-saptaha

    Download katha
    AdvaitaAcarya.zip
    Balarama.zip
    GauraPurnima.zip
    GovardhanaPuja.zip
    Hanuman_stories.zip
    KrsnaJanmastami.zip
    NityanandaTrayodasi.zip
    NrsimhaCaturdasi.zip
    Purusottama-masa.zip
    Radhastami.zip
    RamaNavami.zip
    Rathayatra.zip
    VisvarupaMahotsava.txt

    Holy Places

    Places of Pilgrimage
    Tirtha
    Dhama
    Devotees and the holy places
    Sri Balarama's pilgrimage
    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's pilgrimage

    Sri Vrindavan-dham
    Ganga
    Guruvayur
    Manikarnika Ghat
    Udupi
    Holy Places In Ramayana
    Muktinath

    Varnasrama

    Varnasrama
    Introduction
    Definition
    Analogy of the body
    Goals
    Sacraments (samskaras)
    Identification of one's varna
    Destinations
    Degradation of the varnasrama
    Further resources

    Brahmana
    Ksatriya
    Vaisya
    Sudra
    Brahmacarya
    Grhastha
    Vanaprastha
    Sannyasa
    Varnasrama, the Vedic social system
    Culture
    Who is not a brahmana?
    Thread
    Krsna Consciousness and Anarchy
    Arya/Aryan - definition
    Gotra
    Aryans

    Divorce: compilation of references
    Panca - (maha) yajnas
    Vaisnavas and varnasrama

    Tattvas

    1. Isvara (the Lord)
    Incarnations and Expansions of the Lord
    Dasavataras
    Purusa-avataras
    Lila-avataras
    Guna-avataras
    Manvantara-avataras
    Yuga-avataras
    Saktyavesa-avataras
    Recognizing the real avatara

    Sixty-Four Qualities of the Lord
    Brahman and Paramatma worship
    Supersoul
    The meaning of Srivatsa on Visnu
    Visnu and Krsna
    Time of Sri Rama' Appearance
    Nitya-lila
    Lord Jagannatha

    Search for the Historical Krishna
    Lord Krishna recognized by scholars long time ago
    Krsna and Radha, Goloka
    Sri Nathaji

    Books about Lord Caitanya
    Key Events in the Life of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
    Memorial Paraphernalia from the Caitanya Era
    Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu predicted


    2. Jiva (the soul)
    Jiva (soul)
    Jiva and his falldown

    3. Prakrti, sakti (the material nature)
    Gunas - table

    Creation in the Vedic tradition - an encyclopedic entry
    Creation and Annihilation of the Universe
    Krsna's three energies
    The three kinds of creation
    The nine kinds of creation
    Visarga; recreation - creations of Brahma
    The creations of the Kumaras and others
    The species of life
    The four categories of the universal annihilation

    Saktis
    Siva and Durga
    Maya: material nature personified
    Subhadra (Yogamaya)
    Sri Radha's name in the SB

    4. Kala (the time)
    Time
    Mysterious energy
    Shrinking time
    Time dilation
    Krsna's energy
    Calculation of time
    Four cosmic ages (yugas)

    5. Karma (the material activity)
    Karma

    Devotees and Demigods

    Brahma
    Brahma
    Creation
    Source of the Vedic knowledge
    Progeny
    Time reference
    Residence
    Destination

    Devotees and Demigods
    Demigods
    Alvars
    Buddha
    Durga
    Ganesa
    Visvaksena and Ganesa
    Kubja
    Narada Muni
    Pitas
    Rbhus
    Vasus (asta-vasus)
    Visvedevas
    Yaksas: pious or demoniac?

    Tulasi

    Philosophy

    Atheism
    Origin of Communism
    Fanaticism in religion
    Four schools of Buddhism refuted by Vedanta-sutra
    Mayavadi Philosophy: Analysis and Refutation
    Refutation of eka jiva vada


    New Age vs. Vedic tradition
    Vedic tradition - short definition
    New Age - definition
    Characteristics of New Age teachings
    Characteristics of New Age followers
    New Age practices with Vedic origin
    New Age influences on society
    Conclusion
    The New Age misconception of samsara
    The process of elevation

    Dharma - Karma - Samsara: The System Of Cosmic Justice
    Science of reincarnation
    Karma - the law behind reincarnation
    Dharma - cosmic ethics
    Sanatana-dharma: higher aspect of dharma
    True meaning of Dharma

    Reincarnation: Pros And Cons
    Source
    Historical overview
    Arguments from logic
    Arguments from scripture
    Conclusion

    Articles from Tattva Prakasa

    Vedic Conception of Sound in Four Features
    Ten Subjects of Srimad-Bhagavatam
    Mahabharata: The Great War and World History
    Ayurveda-vedanta: The Vedanta of Life Science
    Ayurveda-vedanta: Chakras and Energy Healing
    A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada: Founder-Acharya of the Golden Age

    Miscellaneous

    Dying, Yamaraja and Yamadutas
    Process of Dying
    Death in Three Gunas
    SB 5.26.6 - Yama
    Quote from Hindu Dictionary by Manurishi Foundation
    How to become a Yamaduta
    Avoiding Yamaraja: Ajamila's story
    The Greatness of Tulasi
    Horror stories:
    They came in through the open window!
    Encounter with Yamadutas
    Encounter in a Dream
    Terminal Restlessness - Yamaduta time

    Ghosts FAQ

    108 glories
    Akasa records
    Antahkarana
    Benediction and Curse
    Ciranjivas
    Cows are sacred
    Kriya-yoga
    Miseries of Material Life
    Nagas and serpents
    Pancagavya-ghrta
    Pluripresence
    Sacrificed animals
    Shape-shifting ability
    Meaning of Srila
    On Tilak: Urdhva Pundra Vidhi
    The Glories of Gopi-chandana Tilaka
    Third world war
    Tulasi
    Varuna Pasa Astanga-yoga
    Akasa
    Prahlada Maharaja - birth
    Fathers, mothers, sons
    Fire sacrifice
    Garbha (belly) dance
    Gayatri reference and initiation
    Guru Nanak
    Nidhis
    Om (AUM)
    Panca Sakhas
    Satya-narayana (katha/puja)
    Seniority
    Seven limbs of a kingdom
    Svastika
    Upasana-kanda
    Vairagya
    Vasana (karma-janya)
    Vastu-purusa
    Vedic curiosities

    Vedic units - table


    Absolute Truth and Relative Topics
    Nietzsche
    A lesson in apologetics
    Bimba-pratibimba Concept
    Discrimination (viveka)

    Ethics
    Happiness
    Intelligence - eight virtues
    Jiva and his falldown
    Knowledge (prama)
    Love
    Fish & water
    Moksa
    Murccha
    Samadhi
    Sampradaya

    Truth
    The New War on Ignorance
    Word As Weapon
    Causation, four causes

    From Vedic martial arts to aikido

    Sastras and Studies

    Scriptures

    Purpose and Origin of the Vedas

    Western Indologists: A Study in Motives
    Interest Of Europeans In Bharatavarsha And Its Ancient Literature
    Result Of That Interest
    Primary Reason: Jewish And Christian Bias
    The Purpose Of Boden Chair Of Sanskrit In Oxford University
    Prejudiced Sanskrit Professors
    Most Bharatiya Scholars And Politicians Are Unaware Of This Bias
    Conclusion
    Verses Worthy Of Attention
    The History And Traditional Source Of The Vedas
    Origin of the Western subversive agenda in India
    Notes

    A Critical Review of Romila Thapar's Early India - From The Origins to AD 1300 by Kalavai Venkat

    The standard of valid knowledge
    Four defects of the conditioned beings
    Vedas as the source of transcendental knowledge
    Itihasas and Puranas superior to the Vedas
    Puranas superior to the Itihasas
    Puranas and the three modes of nature
    Bhagavata Purana (Srimad Bhagavatam) as the topmost pramana
    Srimad Bhagavatam as the natural commentary on the Vedanta
    Commentaries on the Srimad Bhagavatam
    Sukadeva Goswami as the speaker of the Srimad Bhagavatam
    Srimad Bhagavatam expounds the supreme good

    Srimad Bhagavatam
    Glories of Srimad Bhagavatam in various Puranas
    Enumeration of the subjects in the Srimad Bhagavatam
    Srimad Bhagavatam verses pertaining to Vedanta-sutras
    Persons in Srimad Bhagavatam - table

    Puranas - table
    Mahapuranas: available editions and translations
    Overview of 18 Upanisads; 108 main Upanisads
    Summaries of main Upanisads
    Manu-samhita - overview
    Brahma sutras (Vedanta sutras)
    Vaisnava-siddhanta-mala (A Garland of Vaisnava Truths )

    Adi Purana
    Advaita Prakasa Doubts
    Vyasa May Know or May Not Know
    Gita Suci: A list of known Gitas
    Bhagavad-gita
    Bhavisya Purana
    Birds and Plants in Sastras
    Brahma-samhita
    Garga-samhita
    Madhyandina-sruti
    Maha-mantra Tika
    Hare Krsna Mahamantra - references
    Manu on Pramana
    Narayaniya
    Sri Nrsimha Maha-mantra

    The Pancaratras or Bhagavata-sastra
    Paribhasa-sutra
    Prameyas
    Purusa-sukta
    Observations about Ramayana War
    Versions of Ramayana
    Books on Salagrama Silas
    SB - CC ChapterNumbers
    When was Bhagavatam written
    Upanisads and their Commentaries
    Vedanta Commentaries

    Srila Prabhupada's Books and Purports
    The Source Texts
    Some Srimad Bhagavatam Commentaries
    Lost SB Commentaries
    Tika-kara-ganera Tatparya (A hierarchy of Commenting Acaryas)
    Earlier Commentaries On Other Books
    What went into the books?
    How did it get into the books?
    How were the books produced?
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