Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ram Navami celebrations on Saturday - 31st March 2011 at ISKCON Scarborough
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
We will be celebrating Ram Navami on Saturday - 31st March 2011 at ISKCON Scarborough. Program starts at 6.30 pm sharp. A special Ram Navami lecture will be given by HG Bhakti Yoga das prabhu. A free vegetarian feast will follow the Arti
Ram Navami is the appearance day of Lord Rama. Navami means nine, Lord Rama appeared on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra. His name was Ramchandra, Prince of Ayodha.
Ramachandra appeared in the Sun Dynasty, as the son of King Dasharatha, in the line of King Ikshvaku, the first ruler of Earth. Lord Rama was the darling of His father and mother, Queen Kaushalya, as well as the hero of all Ayodhya, the capital of what was then a single world kingdom.
Rama had all the admirable qualities of leadership, even from earliest youth. He possessed all physical strength, beauty, religious wisdom, fame for prowess with weapons, royal wealth, and complete renunciation.
Inseparable from Rama was Lakshmana, His younger brother. Together, the two brothers appeared on Earth to vanquish the almost invincible King Ravana and his host of Rakshasa (man-eating) warriors.
Here is a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1968 describing how you might celebrate Ram Navami:
“So far the Advent Day of Lord Rama Chandra, it should be celebrated as Lord Caitanya's Birthday was done. Fasting up to evening, and then take prasadam, and chant Hare Krishna whole day, and be engaged in reading and chanting off and on, chant for some time, then read for some time, then again have Kirtana and so on, throughout the day. If you have not got a Ramayana, then you can read Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam, that is all right.
With best wishes from,
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3, Scarborough