Tuesday, April 14, 2015



Abhimanyu is a key personality featured in the epic Mahabharata. The son of Arjuna and Subhadra, half­sister of Lord Krishna, Abhimanyu was an unparalleled archer considered equal to his father in prowess with the bow and arrow.

As an unborn child in his mother’s womb, Abhimanyu learned the knowledge of entering the deadly and virtually impenetrable Chakravyuha from Arjuna. The Mahabharata explains that from the womb, Abhimanyu overheard Arjuna talking about this with his mother Subhadra. Arjuna explained to Subhadra in detail the technique of attacking and escaping from various vyoohs (an array of army formation) such as Makaravyoha, Kurmavyooha, Sarpavyuha, etc.


An Indian­ origin writer has made the startling claim that Queen Victoria forbade the wife of the only married grandson of Maharaja Ranjit Singh from  having children so that the British Raj could tighten its grip on Punjab.

Peter Bance, a specialist in the history of Sikhs in Britain, writes about the reported instruction by Queen Victoria in his book, “Sovereign, Squire & Rebel”, a biography of Duleep Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

Equally remarkable is the claim he makes that Queen Victoria may have been motivated by the desire to ensure that Britain’s hold over the massive and profitable Sikh kingdom remained unchallenged by any future Sikh royal descendant.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Christus - Kristo - Krishna

Christus Krischtos Krishna Christ

Christ - Krischto - Krishna  The Name is the same

Jesus ist the son of Krishna
Jesus (the son of Christ) talks about his father in heaven: "All things are delivered unto me by my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him." (Matthew 11:27) "No One Comes to the Father than through me."
One should go through Jesus through, to the father Christ or Krishna!

Monday, December 23, 2013


By Chaitanya Charan das

The accusation of sexual abuse leveled against Tarun Tejpal, former Tehelka editor, highlights the dangerous riot of sexual energy in today’s culture. Irrespective of the truth of the allegation, the undeniable tragic truth is that sexual abuse, even if under-reported, is widespread in our society. But as long as such abuses happen in remote villages, mainstream India tends to ascribe it to the backwardness of those people.
However, as happened in the Nirbhaya gangrape case, when sexual abuse happens in the heart of mainstream society, in a bus on the streets of the national capital, and to someone who is very much a part of the forward-looking society – a medical student returning after watching a movie, that makes India sit up in alarm and take notice, in fact, march up in anger and demand action. The Nirbhaya case provoked national outrage and rightly so.

Friday, December 6, 2013


By Bhakti Caitanya Swami
In 1992, shortly after coming out of prison, but before he became President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela visited our Sri Sri Radha Radhanatha temple in Durban, South Africa. I got to show him around.
On the whole he was very nice, but the most interesting thing was when we went into the temple room. We took him over to see Srila Prabhupada, and he offered obeisances. Then he and I sat down on the other side of the temple room and spoke a little. I was explaining about our movement and what Srila Prabhupada did to establish it – how he travelled single handed from India and got everything started.
At one point Mr Mandela asked me, in a very pointed way, “how did he do it?” he was really struck by Srila Prabhupada and his achievements in the face of adversity. So I explained further about how Srila Prabhupada was spiritually empowered, and he appreciated that.
He also liked prasadam a lot.
Mr Mandela came to our temple again in 1994, when he was President, on an official visit. I was not there at the time, so I don’t know the details of that visit, but I understand it went very nicely.
Then in 1997 our Durban Food for Life devotees put on a large scale programme for 40,000 school children in a stadium, and Mr Mandela attended. He was only meant to stay for an hour or so, but he ended up staying for maybe four or five hours, and afterwards said it had been the happiest day of his life. That day he interacted no numerous occasions with different devotees, and saw very clearly that it was a Hare Krishna programme, so it certainly must have also made a great impact on his heart.
Now he has moved off to his next lifetime, but I’m sure there are significant benefits there on the transcendental platform for him