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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Shakti Show- Friday 13th July 2018 – Jointly hosted by ISKCON Scarborough



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

A gentle reminder goes out to you and your family to come to the Bangladesh Canada Hindu Cultural Society tomorrow (Friday) to enjoy the wonderful program that will be overseen by HH Bhaktimarga Swami.

There will be dance, magic show, Skit, instrumental music, kirtan and more.

The entire event is free with free entrance, free parking and free food(Prasadam).

This outreach activity is to preach the glories of Lord Krsna to other communities which immensely pleases ISKCON founder Acarya A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Volunteers are requested to come to the venue before 6 pm.

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


Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org


As part of ISKCON Scarborough’s continuing efforts to take the mission of Srila Prabhupada and the chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra to other temples and communities, we will be co-hosting a wonderful family event on Friday - 13th July 2018 at 16 Dohme Ave in Scarborough.

A similar outreach event (Bhajan Sandhya) was hosted by ISKCON Scarborough at the Satya Sai Baba temple in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada in 2017 where 650 people were in attendance.


For the very first time, at least in Canada, ISKCON will be collaborating with a major Bangladeshi temple to jointly spread the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
A very special multinational group of talented devotees will be coming together to put up a grand show. This will be led by His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami(www.thewalkingmonk.net)
There will be dance, magic show, music, kirtan, drama etc - an unforgettable Spiritual entertainment for the entire family.


Here are the additional details of this event:


What: “The Shakti Show” - a memorable evening of kirtan, dance, magic show and much more

When: Friday - July 13th, 2018 - 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Where: At the Bangladesh Canada Hindu Cultural Society- 16 Dohme Ave, East York, Ontario, Canada, M4B 1Y9

Seating capacity of the hall: 600 to 650

Artists: Talented multinational artists from different parts of the world- Led by HH Bhaktimarga Swami

Food (Sanctified prasadam):
Free food/water will be distributed after the event at the venue

Parking:
Ample free parking is available outside the venue

Tickets:
Please contact Amal Tagore at 647-338-2216 or send an email to iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

Cost of the tickets: Free

Organizers: ISKCON Scarborough and Bangladesh Canada Hindu Cultural Society


We warmly welcome you, your family and friends to this fun filled spiritual event on Friday - July 13th 2018.

Attachment: Event flyer

Friday, July 6, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough- HG Rohinipriya das will be giving a special class today

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

We are very happy to inform you that HG Rohinipriya das prabhu will be at ISKCON Scarborough today (Fri - 6th July 2018) to give a special class.

Program starts at 6:45 pm.
Prabhu will also be joining us for the live weekly Radio program tomorrow from 8 am to 9 am.

Prabhu will also be taking part in a home program on Saturday evening and then be giving the class at ISKCON Brampton and ISKCON Toronto on Sunday.

Biodata of HG Rohinipriya das prabhu:

HG Rohini Priya Das prabhu graduated as a doctor of Medicine from Mumbai university but decided to dedicate his life in the service of Lord Krishna.

Prabhu, is a senior Brahmachari at ISKCON's Sri Radha Gopinath mandir at Chowpatty,Mumbai,India.

He is currently serving as the Vice President at ISKCON Chowpatty in Mumbai.

For the last 26 years he has not only been practising Krishna Consciousness but has been actively distributing the message of Bhagavad Gita to thousands of Engineering , Medical students and other professionals all over India.

He also travels widely to USA, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Canada and delivers various classes/ seminars on Krsna Consciousness.


We welcome you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough today


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7
Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Shakti Show- Friday 13th July 2018 – Jointly hosted by ISKCON Scarborough



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

As part of ISKCON Scarborough’s continuing efforts to take the mission of Srila Prabhupada and the chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra to other temples and communities, we will be co-hosting a wonderful family event on Friday - 13th July 2018 at 16 Dohme Ave in Scarborough.

A similar outreach event (Bhajan Sandhya) was hosted by ISKCON Scarborough at the Satya Sai Baba temple in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada in 2017 where 650 people were in attendance.

For the very first time, at least in Canada, ISKCON will be collaborating with a major Bangladeshi temple to jointly spread the message of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

A very special multinational group of talented devotees will be coming together to put up a grand show. This will be led by His Holiness Bhaktimarga Swami(www.thewalkingmonk.net)

There will be dance, magic show, music, kirtan, drama etc - an unforgettable Spiritual entertainment for the entire family.

Here are the additional details of this event:

What: “The Shakti Show” - a memorable evening of kirtan, dance, magic show and much more

When: Friday - July 13th, 2018 - 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Where: At the Bangladesh Canada Hindu Cultural Society- 16 Dohme Ave, East York, Ontario, Canada, M4B 1Y9

Seating capacity of the hall:
600 to 650

Artists: Talented multinational artists from different parts of the world- Led by HH Bhaktimarga Swami

Food (Sanctified prasadam): Free food/water will be distributed after the event at the venue

Parking: Ample free parking is available outside the venue

Tickets: Please contact Amal Tagore at 647-338-2216 or send an email to iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

Cost of the tickets: Free

Organizers: Jointly organized by ISKCON Scarborough and Bangladesh Canada Hindu Cultural Society

We warmly welcome you, your family and friends to this fun filled spiritual event on Friday - July 13th 2018.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7
Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, June 30, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - 8th Annual 64 round chanting day on Sunday – July 1st, 2018 (Canada day)



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

A gentle reminder for devotees to be at ISKCON Scarborough at 7.30 am tomorrow morning for breakfast prasadam so that the chanting can commence at 8 am.


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


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


We are pleased to announce that our 8th annual 64 round chanting day will take place coming Sunday- 1st July 2018 from 8 am onward.


We will have our regular Tulasi arti, guru puja and main arti as usual on this Sunday.

Sumptuous breakfast and lunch prasadam will be served on this day.

Every year several devotees take part in chanting 64 rounds at ISKCON Scarborough that takes place on CANADA DAY or the weekend of Canada day.

It is difficult to complete 64 rounds by ourselves at home. However, when we are in the association of other devotees, we get inspired and motivated to chant the 64 rounds.

Further details about chanting the 64 rounds:
When we chant 64 rounds, we chant over 100,000 names of the Lord!

• 1 Hare Krsna Maha Mantra(HKMM) = 16 names of the Lord - consisting of 3 transcendental words of Hare, Rama and Krsna (“Hare” is the internal energy of the Lord which is non-different from the Lord, “Krsna” means all attractive and “Rama” means reservoir of all pleasure).

• 1 round in a japa mala = 108 Hare Krsna Maha Mantra= 1728 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala)

• 16 rounds = 27,648 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala X 16 rounds)

• 64 rounds = 110,592 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala X 64 rounds)



Why chant 64 rounds of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra?
Caitanya Bhagavat (by Sri Vrindavan das Thakur)- Antya Khanda- chapter 9 verses 116 to 125:

“As the devotees invited the Lord (Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu) to take His meal in their houses, the Lord took the opportunity to teach them all this topic.
When invited to take a meal, the Lord smiled and said, “First you should become a laksesvara [The word laksesvara is a combination of laksha (“hundred thousand”) and isvara (“master”). In common usage, it would refer to someone who possessed a hundred thousand rupees.].
“I take meals only in the house of a laksesvara.” Hearing this, the brahmanas became worried.

The brahmanas offered prayers to the Lord, “O Gosaani, what to speak of a hundred thousand, none of us possess even a thousand.

“If You don’t accept meals from us, then let our entire household be burnt to ashes.”

The Lord replied, “Do you know who is a laksesvara? He is someone who daily chants a hundred thousand holy names.

“I call that a person a laksesvara. I take meals in only such a person’s house, not in the houses of others.”

Hearing this merciful statement of the Lord, the brahmanas gave up their anxiety and became joyful.

“O Lord, we will chant a hundred thousand names. Please therefore take Your meals in our houses. It is our good fortune that You are teaching us in this way.”

All the brahmanas then began to chant a hundred thousand names everyday so that they could offer food to Lord Caitanyacandra.


Importance of Chanting the Holy names of the Lord:

Srimad Bhagavatam: 6.3.31:
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore, the chanting of the saṅkīrtana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand this so that others will take it seriously.

Caitanya Bhagavat Adi Khanda 16.94 – Namacarya Srila Haridas Thakur
“Even if my body is cut into pieces and I give up my life, I will never give up chanting the Lord’s holy name.”

Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32/Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 3.52/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 6.103/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 11.100/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 20.342/ Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 20.10
In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions.

Padyavali- Srila Rupa Goswami:
O Supreme Personality of Godhead, when someone desires to chant Your holy name, sins tremble in fear, the glory of material illusion faints unconscious, Yamaraja’s scribe Citragupta becomes happy and gazes at the chanter’s toenails with awe and reverence, and Lord Brahma prepares madhu-parka to worship him. O Lord, what more can we say than this?

Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51:
My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna Hama-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom

Padyavali- Srila Rupa Goswami:
May Krsna's holy name, which is a reservoir of all transcendental happiness, the destruction of Kali-yuga’s sins, the most purifying of all purifying things, the saintly person’s food as he quickly traverses the path to the spiritual world, the pleasure-garden where the voices of the greatest saints, philosophers, and poets play, the life of the righteous, and the seed of the tree of religion, bring transcendental auspiciousness to you all.


We invite you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough on 1st July to take part in this auspicious event.

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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - 8th Annual 64 round chanting day on Sunday – July 1st, 2018 (Canada day)


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


We are pleased to announce that our 8th annual 64 round chanting day will take place coming Sunday- 1st July 2018 from 8 am onward.

We will have our regular Tulasi arti, guru puja and main arti as usual on this Sunday.

Scrumptious breakfast and lunch prasadam will be served on this day.

Every year several devotees take part in chanting 64 rounds at ISKCON Scarborough that takes place on CANADA DAY or the weekend of Canada day.

It is difficult to complete 64 rounds by ourselves at home. However, when we are in the association of other devotees, we get inspired and motivated to chant the 64 rounds.



Further details about chanting the 64 rounds:

When we chant 64 rounds, we chant over 100,000 names of the Lord!

• 1 Hare Krsna Maha Mantra(HKMM) = 16 names of the Lord - consisting of 3 transcendental words of Hare, Rama and Krsna (“Hare” is the internal energy of the Lord which is non-different from the Lord, “Krsna” means all attractive and “Rama” means reservoir of all pleasure).

• 1 round in a japa mala =108 Hare Krsna Maha Mantra= 1728 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala)

• 16 rounds = 27,648 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala X 16 rounds)

• 64 rounds = 110,592 names of the Lord (16 names of the Lord in 1 HKMM X 108 times in a japa mala X 64 rounds)



Why chant 64 rounds of Hare Krsna Maha Mantra?

Caitanya Bhagavat (by Sri Vrindavan das Thakur)- Antya Khanda- chapter 9 verses 116 to 125:

“As the devotees invited the Lord (Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu) to take His meal in their houses, the Lord took the opportunity to teach them all this topic.

When invited to take a meal, the Lord smiled and said, “First you should become a laksesvara [The word laksesvara is a combination of laksha (“hundred thousand”) and isvara (“master”). In common usage, it would refer to someone who possessed a hundred thousand rupees.].

“I take meals only in the house of a laksesvara.” Hearing this, the brahmanas became worried.

The brahmanas offered prayers to the Lord, “O Gosaani, what to speak of a hundred thousand, none of us possess even a thousand.

“If You don’t accept meals from us, then let our entire household be burnt to ashes.”

The Lord replied, “Do you know who is a laksesvara? He is someone who daily chants a hundred thousand holy names.

“I call that a person a laksesvara. I take meals in only such a person’s house, not in the houses of others.”

Hearing this merciful statement of the Lord, the brahmanas gave up their anxiety and became joyful.

“O Lord, we will chant a hundred thousand names. Please therefore take Your meals in our houses. It is our good fortune that You are teaching us in this way.”

All the brahmanas then began to chant a hundred thousand names everyday so that they could offer food to Lord Caitanyacandra.


Importance of Chanting the Holy names of the Lord:

Srimad Bhagavatam: 6.3.31:

Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: My dear King, the chanting of the holy name of the Lord is able to uproot even the reactions of the greatest sins. Therefore, the chanting of the saṅkīrtana movement is the most auspicious activity in the entire universe. Please try to understand this so that others will take it seriously.


Caitanya Bhagavat Adi Khanda 16.94 – Namacarya Srila Haridas Thakur

“Even if my body is cut into pieces and I give up my life, I will never give up chanting the Lord’s holy name.”


Srimad Bhagavatam 11.5.32/Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila 3.52/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 6.103/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 11.100/ Caitanya Caritamrta Madya Lila 20.342/ Caitanya Caritamrta Antya Lila 20.10

In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions.


Padyavali- Srila Rupa Goswami:

O Supreme Personality of Godhead, when someone desires to chant Your holy name, sins tremble in fear, the glory of material illusion faints unconscious, Yamaraja’s scribe Citragupta becomes happy and gazes at the chanter’s toenails with awe and reverence, and Lord Brahma prepares madhu-parka to worship him. O Lord, what more can we say than this?


Srimad Bhagavatam 12.3.51:

My dear King, although Kali-yuga is an ocean of faults, there is still one good quality about this age: Simply by chanting the Hare Krsna Hama-mantra, one can become free from material bondage and be promoted to the transcendental kingdom


Padyavali- Srila Rupa Goswami:

May Krsna's holy name, which is a reservoir of all transcendental happiness, the destruction of Kali-yuga’s sins, the most purifying of all purifying things, the saintly person’s food as he quickly traverses the path to the spiritual world, the pleasure-garden where the voices of the greatest saints, philosophers, and poets play, the life of the righteous, and the seed of the tree of religion, bring transcendental auspiciousness to you all.


We invite you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough on 1st July to take part in this auspicious event.



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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough- HG Devakinandan Das will be giving a class coming Friday

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

HG Devakinandan Das is a senior disciple of HH Mahavishnu Gosvami Maharaj. Prabhu took up Krsna Consciousness, through the pages of Srimad Bhagavatam, in Singapore in 1983, and met His Holiness in 1989

Prabhu is a lawyer by profession. Despite his busy work schedule, Prabhu puts aside 4 to 5 months every year in travelling and spreading KC.

He oversees the temple projects in ISKCON Dwaraka and ISKCON Rajkot.

Prabhu is also an expert preacher of Srimad Bhagavatam and a wonderful Kirtan leader, inspired many persons in Krishna Consciousness.

He is part of GBC's Strategic Planning Committee by engaging in various devotional projects such as the Affiliate Development and Devotee Care programmes

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


Email Address:


iskconscarborough@hotmail.com


website:

www.iskconscarborough.org

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - HG Kratu Prabhu will be giving a special class coming Friday

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

His Grace Kratu Prabhu - a disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada will be gracing us with his presence coming Friday- 11th May 2018.
The program starts at 6.45 pm sharp!

Srimad Bhagavatam 4.30.34
Even a moment's association with a pure devotee cannot be compared to being transferred to heavenly planets or even merging into the Brahman effulgence in complete liberation. For living entities who are destined to give up the body and die, association with pure devotees is the highest benediction.

Bio data of HG Kratu prabhu:
Kratu Prabhu was born in aristocratic Gujarati Gaudiya Vasihnava family on July 5, 1944. His father was an ardent vaishnava and his mother persistently chanted 16 rounds of Hare Krishna maha-mantra. His wife Her Grace Amrita Devi Dasi is also an initiated disciple of Srila Prabhupada.

During high schooling years, he became president of the students union and went on to receive a bachelor degree in engineering from the M.S. University, Baroda. He also achieved a Masters degree in Engineering from St. Louis University, Missouri USA.

His first exposure to ISKCON happened in 1970, at St. Louis. He later joined full-time in 1974, in Toronto. He met his Guru, His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada in 1976, from whom he received a direct order for preaching Krishna consciousness. He and his wife were initiated by Srila Prabhupada in 1977 in Toronto, Canada.

While in West, he worked as a professional engineer for five years in Toronto In Chicago he worked for Chicago temple as director of congregational preaching. He then became temple President of Vancouver temple in 1987. In 1993, he moved to Baroda, Gujarat and conducted college and school preaching. He also started a book distribution program by Bullock Cart for every town and village. In 1997, he became temple President of ISKCON, Delhi and continued house and pandal preaching programs.


In 2002, he became an initiating Spiritual Master in ISKCON and is ever since vigorously traveling and preaching all over the world.

A warm invitation goes out to you and your family to join us coming Friday.

With best wishes from,


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


Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Sunday, April 29, 2018

ISKCON Scarborough - upcoming seminar by HG Chaitanya Charan prabhu on 5th May 2018



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

We are extremely happy to inform you that HG Chaitanya Charan das will be conducting a seminar at ISKCON Scarborough coming Saturday.


Seminar details:


Facilitator: HG Chaitanya Charan das

Topic: Reincarnation, ghosts and gods

Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Time: 7 pm - 9 pm

Location: 3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Prasadam: 9 pm

Admission: free

Chairs will be rented on that day for devotees to comfortably sit and participate in the seminar


If devotees feel inspired to donate towards the expenses for that day, please do so and tax receipts will be given.

We humbly welcome you, your family & friends to ISKCON Scarborough on May 5th to immensely benefit from this enlivening seminar.

Several of Prabhu's books will also be available at ISKCON Scarborough on that day.


About HG Chaitanya Charan das:


Chaitanya Charan is a monk and spiritual author.

He has done his Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering from the Government College of Engineering, Pune. He subsequently served as a software engineer in a prominent multinational software corporation. He also secured 2350 out of 2400 in GRE, gaining the top rank in Maharashtra.

Seeing the prevalent problems of stress, depression, addiction, and overall misdirection – all caused by a lack of spirituality – he felt inspired to dedicate his life to the cause of sharing the spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita under the aegis of ISKCON (International Society for Krishna consciousness).

He is a member of ISKCON’s leading intellectual body, the Shastric Advisory Council, and is the associate-editor of ISKCON’s global magazine, Back to Godhead.

He is the author of the world’s only Gita-daily feature, wherein he writes daily a 300-word inspirational reflection on a verse from the Bhagavad- Gita. Till now he has written over seventeen hundred Gita meditations that are posted on www.gitadaily.com and are read through daily feeds by thousands from all over the world.

He also answers questions by seekers on his site www.thespiritualscientist.com, where his over three thousand five hundred audio answers and several hundred articles are available.

He travels all over the world from Australia to America, giving talks on spiritual subjects in temples, universities, and companies.

His articles have been published in many national newspapers including Indian Express, Economic Times and Times of India in the Speaking Tree column.

His writings in English have been translated into several foreign languages including German, Chinese and Romanian and several Indian languages including Kannada, Telugu, Bengali, Hindi, and Marathi.


He is the author of several books including the following:
  • ENERGY – Your Sutra for Positive Thinking
  • Science and Spirituality; The Spiritual Scientist series, volumes 1
  • Science and Spirituality; The Spiritual Scientist series, volumes 2
  • Recession – Adversity or Opportunity?
  • Why do we need a temple?
  • Frequently Unanswered Questions
  • Idol Worship or Ideal Worship?
  • The Gita for Daily Enrichment
  • Oh My God! Re-answering the Questions
  • My Little Bhakti Companion
  • Timeless Insights on Today’s Issues
  • 10 Leadership Sutras from Bhagavad-gita
  • GK for PK!
  • Prabhupada: The moments that made the movement
  • The Eye to see the I: 121 reflections on Bhagavad-gita
  • Belong: 121 reflections on Bhagavad-gita

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7
Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
Website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

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
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