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Sweet Salt – The Story of How India Invented Sugar

Posted by | Sep 17, 2019 | 37,389 views

Sugar – we all crave it, from children to adults. We indulge in it, from sodas, cakes, and assorted candies, during times of sadness and times of celebration. But crystallized sugar, first invented in India, has a dark history, involving conquest, secret societies, and exploitation.

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Did You Know That Mayapur Was Once the Capital of the Eastern Empire of India?

Posted by | Sep 11, 2019 | 27,919 views

Did you know that Mayapur was once the capital of the Eastern Empire of India, and that the king’s palace lies in ruins a short walk from ISKCON Mayapur?

Just behind Chand Kazi’s samadhi are the ruins known as Ballal Dhipi, which even today no one really knows much about. If you ask locals they have no idea what it is or what it was. Up until 1980 it was a giant earthen mound 30 feet high, covered in grass. No one knew what was underneath.

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Ancient Vetala Worship in Goa

Posted by | Jul 29, 2019 | 6,423 views

This is an ancient Vetala deity worshipped in Goa at the village of Loliem, who is over 8 feet tall. Vetala are a type of mystical ghostly species of beings. A famous example of them occurs in the book Kathasaritsagara, in which a king tries to capture a Vetala, but each time the Vetala tells him a story with a riddle at the end. This occurs 25 times, and those 25 stories are the basis of much of the world’s folklore (Arabian nights, Panchatantra, etc.).

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Is It Time to Change the Name of India to Bharata?

Posted by | Jun 8, 2019 | 9,185 views

The name of this country “India” is a word with no meaning. We have accepted the name given by foreign invaders, and consider that fine. But if someone says we should restore the ancient name of this land, people will say it is “communalism” (religious fanaticism).

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Are Western Breed Cows Actually Cows?

Posted by | May 29, 2019 | 8,464 views

For the last couple years there has been a tremendous propaganda campaign in India that western breeds of cows (such as Jersey cows) are not actually cows. It has come to the point that many Indians actually believe Jersey cows are a species of pig or a cross between a pig and a buffalo. As ridiculous as it sounds (and unscientific) if you search in google you will find dozens of questions of Indians asking if the Jersey cow is a pig.

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Hanuman Jayanti Celebrations at Bhaktivedanta Ashram in Chennai (2019)

Posted by | Mar 31, 2019 | 12,498 views

The following pictures are from the Hanuman Jayanti celebrations at our Panchamukha Hanuman temple in Chennai this year. In North India Hanuman Jayanti falls in April, but according to the Tamil calendar it falls in the months of December and January. This year it was in early January. Due to other work we are a little late posting these pictures, so we apologize for that.

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The Bitcoin Scam: Enslavement, Plunder & Deceit

Posted by | Dec 21, 2017 | 2,537 views

Bitcoin is a scam made by the asuras to drain humanity’s resources. It’s no different than how they make people to slave and dig the earth for worthless shiny stones like diamonds. Diamonds have no intrinsic value, they are a worthless stone commonly available in the earth. But by creating a false value for them in society they keep humanity’s energies enslaved mining that which is worthless. They do this repeatedly in many, many fields of human endeavor.

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Deepotsava at Bhaktivedanta Ashram in Chennai

Posted by | Dec 15, 2017 | 14,752 views

Below are some pictures from the deepotsava festival at our temple in Chennai. For 30 days, for the month of Kartika, devotees would offer lamps to Lord Damodara and Panchamukha Hanuman every evening, accompanied by kirtan.

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The Ganja Conspiracy

Posted by | Mar 24, 2017 | 3,158 views

I say the following as a person who does not use ganja and has no intention to ever use ganja:

All governments in the world know tobacco is the number one killer of the poor throughout the world, yet not a single country will ban it.

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