Posts by: Manjunath N

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The Holy Places Visited by Lord Rama

During this year’s Rama Navami, let us go back in history and get a glimpse where Lord Ramachandra performed His pastimes, as...

Srila Prabhupada’s very own childhood Ratha Yatra

Abhay (Srila Prabhupada’s name) wanted to have his own cart and perform his own Ratha-yatra, and naturally he turned to his father for...

Down memory lane – ISKCON Bangalore’s Ratha Yatra

I vividly remember the first Ratha Yatra of ISKCON Bangalore temple which was held on a Friday in December 1985, after it started...

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Traditional Sankranti Recipes

The Sankranti excitement is in the air and the delectable food only adds to the festive cheer. This is the first festival celebrated in the...

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Recipes for Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesh is very fond of Krishna prasadam, and this is why a long list of recipes is prepared on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is...

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Lip-smacking Recipes for Sri Krishna Janmashtami

Here are some of the traditional delicacies prepared on the day of Janmashtami. On the auspicious occasion of Sri Krishna...

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The 108 names of Sri Ramachandra

Oh Rama! Lord Rama, as the name suggests, is an all-pervading entity. He knows dharma, speaks the truth, is full of virtues and is...

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Ring in Joy this New Year on Ugadi

Ugadi or Yugadi is a festival celebrated to mark the beginning of the New Year in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and...

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Ugadi / Gudi Padva Dishes

Puran Poli / Obbattu (Maharashtra, Karnataka) Ingredients: 300 gms chana dal 300 gms jaggery 1 tsp. cardamom powder 150 gms plain flour 1...

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Maha Shivaratri – the night of Lord Shiva

Shiva and ratri (night) –  Shiva-ratri means the night of Lord Shiva. In the Vedic month of Phalgun (February-March) there is a Maha...

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Sri Madhvacharya

Sri Madhvacharya (1238-1317 A.D), also known as Vasudeva, Ananda Tirtha and Purnaprajna, is one of India’s greatest...

Sri Jayadeva Gosvami

Sri Jayadeva Gosvami was the head pandita in the court of King Sri Lakshmana Sena. His father was Bhoja deva and his mother, Bama devi. His...