This issue of Back to Godhead features many articles on the Rathayatra festival and Jagannatha Puri. Also a great article questioning if it is possible for the creation of the universe to come from chaos.
The huge cars, with their towering canopies and colorful garlands, rumble along the city streets into the park. This is Ratha-yatra, the ancient Festival of the Chariots, glorifying Lord Jagannatha, the Lord of the universe.
Today, it seems, there are more spiritual groups than ever before competing for public attention and allegiance. Freelance reporter Sandy Nixon finds out what makes Krishna consciousness unique in an interview with His Divine Grace A. C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.
The claim of molecular biologists that life has come about by evolutionary development—beginning from a primordial environment of methane, ammonia, and water sparked by an electromagnetic or thermal stimulus—has never been substantiated by experimental evidence.
Sciences’ theory that matter is the source of life isn’t based on any observed data. They have faith in chance, and we have faith in God. That’s what it comes down to.
Last April 9 in Los Angeles, an overflow crowd of two hundred psychologists attended a symposium on Krishna consciousness at the Western Psychology Association convention.
The sacred city of Puri is one of India’s most popular attractions for pilgrims and tourists. Situated on the shore of the Bay of Bengal, this city of 80,000 is most famous for its colossal temple of Jagannatha, the Lord of the universe.
About five hundred years ago, Orissa was ruled by King Prataparudra. He was a sincere devotee of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and he worshiped Him in the form of the Jagannatha Deity, at the great Jagannatha temple in Puri.