Monday, September 13, 2010
Radhastami - coming Wednesday - celebration at ISKCON Scarborough on Friday - 17th September 2010
The most auspicious appearance of Srimati Radharani will be celebrated this Wednesday, Sept 15.
As the grand event will be celebrated on Wednesday at ISKCON Toronto, we at ISKCON Scarborough will celebrate Radhastami on Friday September 17th 2010. Program starts at 6.30pm.
Radhastami is the celebration day of Srimati Radharani's birth. Radharani is the consort of Krishna. She was born 15 days after Krishna's birth.
Radharani's special qualification is that She is the best devotee of Krishna. Krishna therefore loves Her the most. On Her festival day, devotees seeking Krishna's grace will especially ask Her to grant them devotion to Her beloved Lord, knowing that if they can attain Her favour, they can attain His as a natural consequence.
Many pray to Lord Krishna that He may permit them to approach the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani, knowing that if He is satisfied by their prayer then She will smile upon them also and pure devotion will be theirs. Sri Sri Radha and Krishna are the Eternal Divine Couple and are forever bound up in transcendental love for one another. Worshipping Them is the goal of life for Gaudiya Vaisnavas.
Devotees will fast until noon and sing devotional songs in praise of the Divine Couple and Their pastimes.