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Articles tagged as Ramayana

  • Associating with the Supreme Lord Ramachandra

    Rama sets an example of the perfect king, husband, son, friend, and master. 

  • Tulsi Gabbard's Diwali Greeting 2017

    US congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's 2017 Diwali greeting.

  • Upcoming Ramayana Book Gives Sita a Voice

    Most editions of the epic devotional classic the Ramayana that you pick up will give a major focus only on the male characters, such as Rama, Lakshman and Hanuman. Author Vrinda Sheth, whose book Queen of the Elements – the second in her Sita’s Fire trilogy – is out on August 8th, wanted to give readers a female perspective too.

  • Ramayana Musical Premiers at West Liberty University

    A two-and-a-half hour musical production of India’s ancient epic the Ramayana entitled “Ramayana: Past in Present” premiered from August 25th to 28th in the Kelley Theater at West Liberty University, West Virginia, USA. Opening on Janmastami night with an auspicious 108 people in the audience, the musical carried students and faculty into a whole new world of culture, adventure and philosophy.

  • Sita’s Fire - An Illustrated Trilogy Based on the Ramayana

    Mother-daughter team, Vrinda Sheth and Anna Johansson, launch the first book of the Sita's Fire Trilogy: Shadows of the Sun Dynasty. Read more about the book: http://iskconnews.org/shadows-of-the-sun-dynasty-a-new-ramayana-book,5816/

  • "Shadows of the Sun Dynasty" - A New Ramayana Book

    On August 27th, a new book, the first one in an illustrated series based on the Ramayana, entitled as Shadows of the Sun Dynasty, has been launched in front of hundreds of people in the audience at the Cofrin Theater in Gainesville, Florida, USA, with the participation of the author Vrinda Sheth, a well-known classical Indian dancer and a writer, and the illustrator, her mother, Anna Johansson, a Swedish watercolor artist. The book launching was a spectacular cultural event on its own.

  • Hanuman’s Quest CD Wins International Award

    Sankirtana Dasa, long time resident of New Vrindaban community, recently won a Storytelling World Resource Award for his dramatic storytelling CD Hanuman’s Quest. He is also a recipient of  a WV Artist Fellowship Award,  a National Endowment of the Arts Grant,  an Ohio River Border Initiative Grant, and a Next Generation Indie Book Award for his Mahabharata: The Eternal Quest.  

  • Sita Sings the Blues

    A modern cartoon interpretation of the Ramayana by American artist Nina Paley.

  • Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard's Diwali Message 2015
  • A Hindu Reflection on Pope's Climate Change Encyclical

    As Pope Francis stated in his recent Encyclical on climate change, the reality of climate change "represents one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day."

  • Rama Setu - An Engineering Marvel of 5076 BCE

    This film brings to light the layers of bridge construction and the month and the year when the Rama Setu was built.

  • Ramayana - The Full Movie
  • Mahabharat Historian Gets Research Reins

    “The stories of the Ramayan and the Mahabharat cannot be termed a-historical just because there is not enough archaeological hard evidence."

  • "Sri Ram's March Into Lanka" - by Red Rock Rishis

    One of the most important Vaishnava and Hindu celebrations, Ram Navami, the Appearance Day of Lord Ramchandra, is being celebrated by millions all over the world. With gorgeous pujas, song, revisiting the pastimes of the Lord as told in Valmiki's  ancient spiritual text the Ramayana. Here is a music video and song, produced by the Red Rock Rishis, that depicts a story of the Ramayana, of mother Sita, still in captivity by the great demon king Ravana, meditating on and awaiting her Rama to come and release her from her horrible plight of imprisonment.

  • Is the Ramayana Relevant Today?

    If the message of sacrifice as a means to deep human relationships was all that the Ramayana offered to the world today, then that message in and of itself would be valuable. But the Ramayana’s gifts are much greater.

  • Prince William to Read the Ramayana to Baby George

    The National Council of Hindu Temples UK presented Prince William with the Ramanayana, at the  Ambassadors Royal Reception on December 3rd. 

  • Ramayana: Jai Ho
  • A New Book by Torchlight: Prince Rama, Son of the Solar Dynasty (A Prince in Exile)
    An exceptionally talented mother and daughter team have created one of the most beautiful children’s and young adult’s versions of the Ramayana. Readers will be fascinated by Annapurna’s captivating illustrations and Vrinda’s mesmerizing narration.
  • Rama Navami At Bhaktivedanta Manor
    The Ramanavami celebration observes the birth of Lord Rama, and is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaishnava calendar. At Bhaktivedanta Manor, celebrations for Ramanavami include special decorations, drama, discussion of Lord Rama’s pastimes and a harinama chanting procession in a local town.
  • Mythology, Media, and the Future of Hinduism
    In an age of terrorism, wars, and environmental degradation, the need for the tales of the gods is stronger than ever. The challenge for us is simply to tell them better.
  • Ramayana Renewed: Pixar Cartoonist Revamps the Ancient Hindu Story
    Growing up, cartoonist Sanjay Patel only had a dim awareness of the great Hindu epic the Ramayana, his bare-bones knowledge coming from his Gujarati parents' colloquialisms. "Every time someone sneezed in the house, my mother would say Sitaram," says Patel. "Only later did I understand they were saying Sita and Rama, and it was auspicious to say that."
  • Mumbai Students Celebrate Dusshera
    On the occasion of Dusshera, the students and teachers of Bhaktivedanta Swami Mission School in Mumbai burned an effigy of Ravana. The celebration of Dusshera, also known as Vijayadashami, marks the victory of Lord Rama over Ravana, the ten-headed king of Lanka, who had abducted Rama's wife, Sita. It also symbolizes the triumph of Goddess Durga over the buffalo demon, Mahishasura.
  • Obama and Arjuna: the Hanuman connection
    Barack Obama, Democratic candidate for President of the United States of America, has been compared to a number of great men before him.  The charismatic young politician has been likened to president John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, as well as to civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.  But here's one that the mainstream media is not likely to catch: it seems Barack Obama has something in common with Lord Krishna's dear friend and devotee Arjuna.