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Sunday, April 22, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - Grand Appearance day celebrations of Lord Narasimhadev - Sunday- April 29th 2018



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Narasimha Caturdasi is the celebration of the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev, a direct incarnation of the Lord in His half-man, half-lion form. Lord Narasimhadev appeared to protect his dear most devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, whose demonic father, Hiranyakasipu was a powerful atheist and enemy of the Lord.

Lord Narasimhadev is Krishna Himself, appearing especially in this form to reciprocate with our desire to remove all the obstacles in our devotional service.

Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.8: The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Narasimhadev, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demon like desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world”.


The actual Narasimha Caturdasi falls on 28th April 2018 (Saturday) and on this day, devotees fast until dusk.

We at ISKCON Scarborough will celebrate the Narasimha Caturdasi in a grand manner on 29th April 2018 (Sunday)

The schedule for 29th April 2018 (Sunday) is as follows:
10.15 am - Tulasi Arti
10.30 am - Guru Puja
10.45 am to 11.15 am - Swati Natchatra Abhishek
11.15 am to 12.15 pm - Class on the divine appearance & pastimes of Lord Narasimhadev
12.15 pm to 12.45 pm - Arti & Kirtan
12.45 pm - One round of group chanting
1 pm - Free vegetarian feast

Benedictions for hearing Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes: Narada Muni to Maharaj Yudhisthira
Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.46:


One who hears and chants this narration (Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes) about the omnipotence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, is certainly liberated from material bondage without fail.


Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.47:


Anyone who with great attention hears this narration concerning the activities of Prahlada Maharaja, the killing of Hiranyakasipu, and the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narasimhadeva, surely reaches the spiritual world, where there is no anxiety.

We humbly welcome you, your family, friends, and relatives to ISKCON Scarborough to take part in the celebrations and partake the unlimited blessings of Lord Narasimhadev


With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Monday, March 19, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - Sri Rama Navami celebrations coming Sunday - 25th Mar 2018



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Sri Rama Navami is the auspicious appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra. Sri Ramachandra appeared in the month of Chaitra (March – April), on the ninth day of the growing moon.

This year we celebrate the festival on March 25, 2018.

Sri Ramachandra appeared as the son of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, who hailed from the dynasty of Maharaja Ikshvaku (also known as Raghu vamsha). Dasharatha had three wives: Kaushalya, Kaikeyi, and Sumitra, but he had no children. On the advice of Maharishi Vashishtha, the king performed a Putra Kameshti Yajna. As a result, the three wives conceived sons. Kaushalya gave birth to Rama and Kaikeyi gave birth to Bharata. Sumitra gave birth to the twins: Lakshmana and Shatrughna.

The life and activities of Sri Rama are explained in detail by the great sage Valmiki in the epic Ramayana. A summarized version of the Ramayana as narrated by Sukadeva Goswami to Parikshit Maharaja is included in the ninth canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam (Bhagavata Purana).

We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Sri Rama Navami in a grand manner on the same day – March 25th (Sunday) from 10.30 am onwards.

The program schedule is as follows:
10.30 am: Tulasi Puja
10.40 am: Guru Puja
10.50 am to 11.15 am: Special Abhishek on the Lordship
11.15 am to 12 noon: A Special class on the Glories of Lord Sri Ramachandra
12 noon to 12.30 pm: Arti
12.30 pm: Temple announcements
12.40 pm: Group chanting of one round of Maha Mantra
1 pm: Free vegetarian prasadam


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, February 24, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough- Gaura Purnima celebrations- Friday- March 2nd 2018 (Friday)



Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Gaura Purnima - the auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be celebrated in a grand manner coming Friday - March 2nd, 2018 at ISKCON Scarborough.

The actual appearance day falls on Thursday- March 1st, 2018 - On this auspicious day, all devotees fast until moon rise.


Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon" signifying that:

1) Lord Caitanya was “born” during a full moon, and

2) The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moon like rays of His sublime teachings.


Who is Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu:

Lord Caitanya is Lord Krsna Himself appearing in the role of His own devotee.

He accepted the mood and golden complexion of Srimati Radharani, His consort and greatest worshiper.

Radha and Krsna became one to reveal the divine love of Goloka Vrindavan to the world.


Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta (Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakura (Caitanya Mangal) & Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm this.


If we are to understand Shri Krishna, we must do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.


Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, colour and creed.


CC Adi 14.1:
“Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.

We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Friday starting at 6.15 PM.

The schedule for 2nd March 2018 (Friday) is as follows:

6.15 PM to 6.30 PM - Tulasi Arti

6.30 PM to 7 PM - Maha Abhishek (bathing ceremony of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai)

7 PM to 8 PM - Class on Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu

8 PM to 8.30 PM - Arati

8.30 PM to 8.45 PM - 1 round group chanting of Hare Krishna Maha mantra

8.45 PM - free vegetarian feast


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough – Special 2-hour kirtan followed by seminar on "Peace in adversity"



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

On Saturday 13th Jan 2017 at ISKCON Scarborough, we will be having a grand kirtan by HG Ajamil das and other kirtaneers in memory of and towards the onward spiritual journey of Kiran prabhu (Srimathi mathaji's son) who left his body recently. This 2 hour kirtan will be followed by a wonderful seminar by HG Sankarshan das Adhikari on the topic of "Peace in Adversity".

This will be the 7th seminar conducted by HG Sankarshan das Adhikari prabhu at ISKCON Scarborough:


2012- Nectar of Devotion, 2013- Present day Paramahamsa, 2014- Stop worrying, start living, 2015- Bhagavad Gita is for everyone, 2016- Progress in Krsna Consciousness, 2017- Karma, Destiny, Free will and reincarnation

The schedule for coming Saturday 13th Jan 2018 is follows:

8 am - 10 am: Kirtan by HG Ajamil das and other ISKCON Scarborough devotees
9 am - 10.30 am: Free breakfast prasadam
10.30 am - 11.45 am: "Peace in Adversity" seminar - 1st session
11.45 am - 12 noon: Short break
12 noon - 1.30 pm: "Peace in Adversity" seminar – Final session
1.30: Lunch prasadam

We invite you, your family and your friends to take part in the programs coming Saturday at ISKCON Scarborough.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7


Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com


website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Sunday, November 26, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Gita Jayanti – The appearance day celebration of Srimad Bhagavad Gita- Wednesday - November 29th 2017

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


We have two very auspicious events happening on the same day coming Wednesday – November 29th, 2017.

- Advent of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita (Gita Jayanti)
- Moksada Ekadasi

One of the Vrata(vow) undertaken during Ekadasi is to read the Holy scriptures.
What can be more glorious on this Moksada Ekadasi than reading Bhagavad Gita on the very day that marks the 5154th appearance day anniversary.

We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Gita Jayanti in a grand manner on Wednesday 29th Nov, 2017 by reading all the 700 English verses starting at 6.30 PM sharp!

Advent of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita(Gita Jayanti)
It was on this day 5154 years ago, that Sanjaya narrated to King Dhritarashtra the dialogue between Sri Krishna and Arjuna in the battlefield of Kurukshetra at the place now known as Jyotisha tirtha, and thus made the glorious teachings of the Lord available to the people of the world, for all time.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita shows a way to rise above the world of duality and the pairs of opposites, and to acquire eternal bliss and immortality. It is a gospel of action. It teaches the rigid performance of one's duty in society, and a life of active struggle, keeping the inner being untouched by outer surroundings, and renouncing the fruits of actions as offerings unto the Lord.

Srimad Bhagavad-Gita is a source of power and wisdom. It strengthens us when you are weak, and inspires us when you feel dejected and feeble. It teaches us how to resist unrighteousness and follow the path of virtue and righteousness.

The teachings of the Gita are broad, sublime and universal. They do not belong to any sect, creed, age, place or country. They are meant for all. They are within the reach of all. The Gita has a message for the solace, peace, freedom, salvation and perfection of all human beings.
Anyone who gifts a Bhagavad-Gita to a deserving person on this day is bestowed profuse blessings by Lord Krsna

There will be a grand Ekadasi feast served after the whole recitation.

On the auspicious occasion, we welcome you, your family and friends to join us at ISKCON Scarborough to recite the entire Gita verses and to partake the unlimited blessing of Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
website:
www.iskconscarborough.com
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