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Kumbha Mela Interview
Swami Narasingha
An Interview with Swami B.G. Narasingha (The following interview was given by Swami Narasingha at the Kumbha-Mela in Allahabad on 11th February 2013.) Gaudiya Touchstone: What is the significance of the holy city of Prayaga (Allahabad)? Swami Narasingha: Probably the oldest recollection of the... Read More
Kumbha Mela
Swami Narasingha
They came by the millions! Some arrived on overcrowded trains carrying five times their normal capacity. Some came by bus, by car, some by ox drawn carts, and others rode on horses, camels, and even elephants. The rich and famous chartered private planes and helicopters, while the less affluent... Read More
Editorial
Swami Narasingha
This issue of the Gaudiya Touchstone’s cover story is Kumbha- Mela, the world’s largest act of faith. During January/February of this year news media across India and around the world turned their attention to the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mystical Saraswati rivers at Allahabad, the... Read More
Contents
Kumbha Mela, Makara, Pliosaur, Srila Prabhupada, Swami Narasingha, Nagas
Sriya Suka
Swami Narasingha
If you have been attending extensive hari-katha in recent years then you may have heard or read the story of Radha’s parrot generally known as Sriya Suka. The story is paraphrased as follows: One day Lord Siva was speaking the Bhagavatam for his wife Parvati to hear. As Siva spoke in deep rapture... Read More
Art
Dominique Amendola
The background history of some very well known devotional paintings.Painting has been my lifelong passion. When I was living in France, at age sixteen I enrolled in a preparatory school for Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs de Paris and studied there two years. After passing the... Read More
The Raga-patha is above all
Swami Narasingha
  Question: I have read numerous translations and comments about the ‘pujala raga-patha’ verse on the Internet and there seems to be a lingering controversy about who wrote the verse, what it means, etc. Can you provide me with a broader overview of the topic so that I might clarify my... Read More
Indica Photo - Photo Spread
Rammohan Paranjape
Ladakh is one of the most exhilarating places on the planet, bound by some of the world's biggest mountain ranges such as Himalayas, Karakoram and Zanskar. Ladakh is a high altitude desert ranging from 2750 m (9,000 ft) to 7637 m (25,170 ft). It consists of some of the world’s highest mountain... Read More
Editorial - Issue 2
Swami Narasingha
Welcome to the Gaudiya Touchstone. In this issue we have an interesting selection of articles on traditional philosophical topics such as Sri Guru Tattva, The Heart of Krishna, Buddhism and Mayavada and more, as well as updates as scientists progress in their understanding of consciousness and... Read More
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