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Ancient Vetala Worship in Goa


An ancient Vetala deity worshipped in Goa at the village of Loliem. He 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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Deviations in the ISKCON Panihati Festival and Pushya Abhisheka


At what point in time did the ISKCON Panihati festival become a picnic to a random nearby river? Should installed deities be whimsically taken out to random locations? The village of Panihati was located on the banks of the Ganges, but as far as I am aware there is no instruction that installed deities should be taken out to random picnic locations on this day, as is now the custom in ISKCON (at least throughout South India).

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The Mysterious Origins of the Cooking Term “Chaunce”


If you have ever cooked in ISKCON I am sure you have heard the term “chaunce” used often. It’s the frying of spices that you then mix into the dal or vegetables you are cooking to add flavor. The word is used so standardly, you would assume its a real word, but you would be surprised that it doesn’t exist in any dictionary.

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Are Western Breed Cows Actually Cows?


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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NASA and the Art of Pretending to Track Objects in Space


Nasa claims to be tracking 400 pieces of debris created by India destroying a satellite in space, with pieces as small as 2 inches. They want us to believe they can instantly track hundreds or thousands of tiny pieces of debris (as small as 2 inches) situated randomly throughout the vast space area above the earth covering hundreds of millions of square miles.

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“PUBG Banned in India” – What Is the Reason?


Unfortunately society can’t see that these are psyops underway by world governments to test mind control abilities through social media using manipulated “viral” movements to create an action in a population. They seem innocent, but these are all test runs before they weaponize it and use it for violent things like over throwing governments (just as they did with the fake “arab spring” uprisings).

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Should Installed Deities be Modified Like Toy Dolls?


Should installed deities be modified like toy dolls? Originally Mayapur Panchatattva deities were cast without eyelids and with large eyes. I am told that at some point Bhavananda didn’t like the eyes and complained they were too big. So he made them use M-Seal (a plumbing putty used for sealing leaks in pipes) to reshape the eyes and modify the deity.

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