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Sri Narasimha Caturdasi Festival 2014

Sri Narasimha Caturdasi Festival 2014 Dear Devotees and Friends, We would like to invite you all for “ Sri Narasimha Caturdasi” – The Divine Appearance of Lord Narasimhadeva! Who is Lord Narasimha? Lord "O Keshava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one's fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasp like demon Hiranyakashipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands." Please come and hear about Him and receive unlimited blessings! "The fourth incarnation is Nrisimhadeva. Nrisimhadeva appeared to save Prahlada Maharaja, who was five-years-old boy and he was being tortured by his atheistic father. So He appeared from the pillar of the palace as a half-man, half-lion. All glories to Lord...

Pondicherry ISKCON Devotees – Yatra

Pondicherry ISKCON Devotees – Yatra Dear Devotees and Friends, We seek all your blessings to visit Holy places like Sri Simhachalam, Sri Dham Mayapur & Sri Jagganath Puri Dham, under the able guidance of H.G. Sarvananda Prabhu and H.G.Badraharini Mataji from May 1-10. Devotees of all age groups will be part of this Annual Yatra.

Sri Rama Navami Celebration on 08 April 2014

Sri Rama Navami Celebration on 08 April 2014 Dear Devotees and Friends, We would like to invite you all for “Sri Rama Navami” – The Divine Appearance of Lord Ramachandra! Who is Lord Ramachandra? Lord Ramachandra is an avatar of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as an ideal king. He appeared more than two million years ago. Please come and hear about Him and receive unlimited blessings The  Ramanavami  celebration observes the birth of Lord Rama, and is one of the most auspicious days in the Vaisnava calendar.  Lord Rama is an incarnation of the Supreme Lord who appeared on this earth several millennia ago. He appeared in the Treta-yuga, more than two million years ago. Under the order of His father, Maharaja Dasharatha, Lord Ramachandra lived in the Dandakaranya forest for fourteen years, along with His wife, Sita Devi, and His younger brother, Lakshmana. After the powerful demon Ravana kidnapped His wife, Lord Ramachandra retrieved her, with the help of His faithful servant Hanuman, and killed Ravana along with Ravana's armies. The history of Lord Ramachandra's pastimes is recounted by the sage Valmiki in his Ramayana.Devotees fast till sunset. During His activities while on Earth, Lord Rama demonstrated high moral values and acted as the perfect son, student, brother, husband and King.  His extraordinary adventure is marvellously depicted  in the famous epic The Ramayana. At ISKCON Pondy, celebrations for Ramanavami include special decorations, discussion of Lord Rama’s pastimes, special Aarati, Kirtan and sumptuous feast Prasadam for all. All glories to Lord...

Gaura Purnima Festival celebrated on 16 March 2014

Gaura Purnima Festival celebrated on 16 March 2014 Dear Devotees and Friends, We would like to invite you all for “Gaura Purnima” – The Divine Appearance of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu! Who is Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu? Lord Chaitanya is Lord Krishna in His most merciful feature. Please come and hear about Him and receive unlimited blessings Gaura Purmina is the appearance anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534) Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself, appearing as His own devotee, to teach us that we can gain full enlightenment simply by chanting the holy names of the Lord: Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare On this day, which is a full-moon day, everyone fasts till moonrise, and people visit the temple to see the Abhishek of the Deities of the Lord in the temple room. The devotees present classes about Lord Chaitanya’s activities. The Deities of Gaura-Nitai receive new clothes, and the devotees engage in extra kirtan. At moonrise we serve a prasadam feast (sanctified vegetarian food). All glories to Lord Chaitanya MahaPrabhu!...

Nityananda Trayodasi Celebrated on 12 Feb 2014

Nityananda Trayodasi Celebrated on 12 Feb 2014 Dear Devotees and Friends, We would like to invite you all for “Nityananda Trayodasi” – The Divine Appearance of Lord Nityananda! Who is Lord Nityananda? Lord Nirtyananda is Lord Balarama who appeared in this Kali yuga to save the fallen conditioned souls. He is the Adi Guru (Original spiritual master). Please come and hear about Him and receive unlimited blessings. In Caitanya Bhagavata, Adi Lila, Chapter 9 we learn about his birth in Bengal: “Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the Lord of the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, appeared in the village of Ekacakra. His father was a brahmana named Hadai Pandita and his mother was Srimati Padmavati devi.From His early childhood Sri Nityananda Prabhu had a serene disposition and was highly intelligent. He was a reservoir of excellences. His charming beauty overshadowed the attractiveness of millions upon millions of Cupids.From the time of Nityananda’s birth, everything became auspicious. Famine, poverty and all kinds of disturbances were totally dispelled. All glories to Lord Nityananda Prabhu!...
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