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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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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



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 tomorrow- 17th Nov 2017.

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 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 professional engineer for five years in Toronto In Chicago he worked for Chicago temple as director of congregational preaching. He then become 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 travelling and preaching all over the world.

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

With best wishes from,


ISKCON Scarborough

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


Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Special Govardhana Lila celebrations - Friday- 20th Oct 2017

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

The devotees of ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating the Govardana Lila pastimes in a grand manner tomorrow.
Tomorrow is also Swathi Nakshatra.

We are also very pleased to inform you that HG Rohinipriya das from ISKCON Chowpatty temple will be joining us at ISKCON Scarborough tomorrow.
The program starts at 6.30 pm with Tulasi puja followed by Swathi Natchatra Abhishek. The class by HG Rohinipriya das will commence from 7.15 pm until 8 pm.
Then at 8 pm there will be arti for the Lordship as well as for Govardhana Hill.

Devotees will also be offering ghee lamps to Lord Damodara.
Generally devotees bring different bhoga to be offered to the Govardana Hill.

Swathi Nakshatra celebration:
Swathi Nakshatra, is the birth star of Lord Narasimhadev, and to mark the occasion a grand Abhishek will be performed on Lord Narasimhadev.


Govardhana lila:
The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhana Puja. On this day, the inhabitants of Vrindavan would hold a harvest festival in honour of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.

One day, however, Lord Krsna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honor Govardhana Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honor the cows and bulls who provided milk and plowed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, calmly lifted Govardhana Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhana Hill, providing a giant umbrella to shelter the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the torrential rain. Realizing the futility of his actions, King Indra bowed down before the Lord with folded hands and offered prayers of supplication. In this way, Lord Krsna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served by worshiping Him, the cause of all causes.

We warmly welcome you, your family, relatives and friends to take part in this wonderful program tomorrow.

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

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Bhajan Sandhya today - Saturday- Oct 14th 2017



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


You are invited to an evening of soul stirring kirtan & Bhajan organised by ISKCON Scarborough on October 14th, 2017.


Here are additional details
When: Saturday - Oct 14th - 6 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough, 5321 Finch Ave E, Scarborough, ON, M1S5W2(Finch/Middle field Rd)
Cost of ticket: Free. Please send an email to www.iskconscarborough@hotmail.com for free tickets
Capacity of the Hall: 650 guests
Singers: Hari Bhakti Dey (Australia), Ajamil das and many others



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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Friday, September 22, 2017

enCHANTING evening of Kirtan and Bhajan- Saturday- Oct 14th 2017



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


You are invited to an evening of soul stirring kirtan & Bhajan organised by ISKCON Scarborough on October 14th, 2017.


Here are additional details
When: Saturday - Oct 14th - 6 pm to 9.00 pm
Where: Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough, 5321 Finch Ave E, Scarborough, ON, M1S5W2(Finch/Middle field Rd)
Cost of ticket: Free. Please send an email to www.iskconscarborough@hotmail.com for free tickets
Capacity of the Hall: 650 guests
Singers: Hari Bhakti Dey (Australia), Ajamil das and many others



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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website: www.iskconscarborough.org

Sunday, September 10, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough presents - “enCHANTing" evening of Kirtan - Saturday Oct 14th 2017 at the Sri Satya Sai Baba centre, Scarborough, Canada



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


We want to share with you about an amazing evening of kirtan in Oct 2017.


When: Saturday - Oct 14th - 6 pm to 9.00 pm.
Where: Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough, 5321 Finch Ave E, Scarborough, ON, M1S5W2(Finch/Middle field Rd)
Cost of ticket: Absolutely free
Capacity of the Hall: ~650 guests
Kirtaneers: Hari Bhakti Dey, Ajamil das and many others


FAQ's:

Why in October? It is the Holy month of Kartika and nothing is more auspicious than floating in the waves of ecstatic kirtan during the Holy month.

Why is it in a hall and not in the temple? To have the facility for over 600 people (devotees and non devotees) to take part in the kirtan/Bhajan. This hall will also bring in new comers to hear/chant the Maha Mantra.

Why is it free? To ensure more devotees can come to the concert with their entire family

If it is free why bother giving tickets? In order for us to know the approximate number of devotees who will be coming(to arrange for snacks etc) . We will hand out the "free tickets" starting the week of Sep 11th 2017. For additional tickets, please send an email to iskconscarborough@hotmail.com or call 647-292-5358 (Dhiranitai das).

Why are we doing this massive kirtan night?
This is for everyone's benefit. Especially, we want to funnel the effects of this group chanting for the health of 3 of our devotees- Kamaleshwaran prabhu (who is in coma), Govinda das prabhu (recuperating from a serious fall) and Pankaj Vithlani prabhu (who is undergoing chemotherapy).



Please share the concert details and the attached flyer with others


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

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.org

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Requesting your heart felt prayers for the health of Pankaj Vithlani prabhu

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

We are saddened to inform you that Pankaj Vithlani prabhu has been diagnosed with complex leukaemia and has been admitted to the Princess Margaret Hospital on Friday - 8th Sep 2017.

He will be undergoing chemotherapy from Sunday 10th Sep 2017 and will undergo bone marrow transplant after few weeks.


The details of the hospital:

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
610 University Avenue
Toronto, ON
M5G 2M9
14th floor- 14 A- room # 739 bed 1
Visiting hours: 11 am to 9 pm.


We request the devotees to continue to chant for prabhu's heath.


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