Saturday, March 12, 2011
Gaura Purnima Celebrations!
Gaura Purnima is the appearance day of Lord Chaitanya. Gaura Purnima means “golden full moon,” signifying that Lord Chaitanya was “born” during a full moon, and The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moonlike rays of His sublime teachings.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krishna Himself, appearing as His own devotee, to teach us that we can gain full enlightenment simply by chanting the holy names of the Lord: "Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare/Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare."
The festival will feature an abhisheka (bathing ceremony of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai), class on appearance of Lord Chaitanya as well as an Arati and prasadam feast!