Gaura Purnima Festival 2012

Gaura Purnima Festival 2012 Gaura Purnima Festival 2012 The Appearance Day Of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu Date: 8TH March 2012, Thursday  Venue: Puduvai Tamil Sangam,  45 Feet Road, Venkata Nagar, Puducherry-605011   Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Sri Krishna Himself, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He appeared in the Kali Yuga (the present age), 526 years ago in 1486 AD, in the mood of His own greatest devotee, Srimati Radharani. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared in this Yuga to demonstrate the means for the people to return to Godhead. In the present age of Kali, that began about 5000 years ago, people have short life spans, weak intellect and a propensity to quarrel and cheat. Out of compassion for the fallen souls in this age, Sri Krishna incarnated, as Caitanya Mahaprabhu, to establish the process of Sankirtan Yajna to help people return back, back to Godhead. Sankirtan is chanting the holy name of the Lord. It is the religion for this age. It can be done congregationally, as kirtans, or it can be done softly in solace, as Japa. Japa is the process of chanting the Maha-mantra:    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama Hare Hare   on the 108 beads of the japa-mala. To enact His mission, He appeared with His associates. Thus Sri Krishna Caitanya is often worshipped in His form as Pancha-tattva, accompanied by His immediate expansions, Nityananda prabhu, Advaita acarya, Gadadhar pandit and Srivasa Thakura. Lord Chaitanya is most merciful feature. Therefore, even if one doesn’t understand Lord Chaitanya’s identity as the Supreme Lord, but accepts Him as a saintly person or as a social reformer and philosopher, one can still derive the highest benefit by chanting the names of God.                With great pleasure, ISKCON Puducherry invites everyone to celebrate the Gaura Purnima festival 2012 (the appearance day of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu) at Puducherry on 8th of March 2012, the festival will take place at Puduvai Tamil Sangam, 45 Feet Road, Venkata Nagar, Puducherry-605011 from 2.30 p.m onwards. Please find the detailed festival schedule given below:   2.30 p.m. Harinam Sankirtan 6.00 p.m. Abhishekam to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai 6.30 p.m. Lecture on appearance of Lord Chaitanya 7.30 p.m. Maha-Arati to Sri Sri Gaura Nitai 8.00 p.m. Prasadam     The detailed description about Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu’s teachings and pastimes is given below:   Life and Teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu A short sketch of the life and teachings of Lord Caitanya, the Preacher of Srimad-Bhagavatam "Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the great apostle of love of God and the father of the congregational chanting of the holy name of the Lord, advented Himself at Sridhama Mayapura, a quarter in the city of Navadvipa in Bengal, on the Phalguni Purnima evening in the year 1407 Sakabda (corresponding to February 1486 by the Christian calendar). His father, Sri Jagannatha Misra, a learned brahmana from the district of Sylhet, came to Navadvipa as a student because at that time Navadvipa was considered to be the center of education and culture. He domiciled on the banks of the Ganges after marrying Srimati Sacidevi, a daughter of Srila Nilambara Cakravarti, the great learned scholar of Navadvipa. Jagannatha Misra had a number of daughters by his wife, Srimati Sacidevi, and most of them expired at an early age. Two surviving sons, Sri Visvarupa and Visvambhara, became at last the object of their paternal affection. The tenth and youngest son, who was named Visvambhara, later became known as Nimai Pandita and then, after accepting the renounced order of life, Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu exhibited His transcendental activities for forty-eight years...

Sri Radhastami 2011

Sri Radhastami 2011 Sri Radhastami 2011 “Golden colored with kumkuma of a lotus she steals the pride, Her fragrance mocks the aroma of a that flower speckled with saffron Capable she fullfills all desires of the son of the cowherd-king May Sri Radha bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.” Sri Radhikastakam – verse 1 On the 5th of September 2011, Monday, we will celebrate Sri Radhastami at ISKCON, Puducherry. This is the appearance day of Srimati Radharani – Krishna’s eternal consort and the Divine Mother of creation who is the topmost servant and embodiment of Bhakti or pure loving devotion. Please come and join us for this auspicious occasion. Program Schedule: 10 a.m : Kirtan 11 a.m : Abhishek (To Sri Sri Radha Madhav diety) 11.30 a.m : Class by H.G. Sarvananda Prabhu 12. 15 p.m: Maha Arati 12.45 p.m :...

Rasabihari Dress Competition 2011

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Lord Balarama Appearance day 2011 Lord Balaram Jayanti, (the appearance day of Lord Balarama, who is elder brother of Lord Krishna) will be celebrated on Saturday August 13, 2011. A precursor to Janmashtmi. On this auspicious occasion, we will host Kirtan, Bhajan, Balaram-Lila and along with feast Prasad. Lord Balarama is the first expansion of Lord Sri Krishna. He is the original spiritual master, and devotees offer special prayers to Lord Balarama on this day to receive spiritual strength from Him. We request and invite you all to attend this event Program schedule is: 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Kirtan, Bhajan 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM – Pastimes and Glorification of Lord Balaram – by His Grace Sarvananda                                      Prabhuji 12:15 PM – 12:30 PM – Bhoga Aarati 12:30PM – Prasadam Who is Lord Balarama? The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna’s transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master. He assumes five other forms to serve Lord Krishna. He Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna, and He does the work of creation in four other forms called the catur-vyuha (four armed) forms known as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Anirudha. He executes the orders of Lord Krishna in the work of creation, and in the form of Lord Sesa He serves Sri Krishna in various ways. In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna. No one can approach Krishna without first getting the mercy of...

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2011

Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2011 Sri Krishna Janmashtami 2011 International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), we hereby extend you an invitation to participate in the wonderful celebrations of Sri Krishna Janmastami in Puducherry on 21st of August, 2011.  There will be variety of programs and sevas during the festival. We wish to give everyone the great opportunity to participate in celebrating this most auspicious festival in with the devotees of Lord Krishna. For the detail information refer...
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