Welcome to ISKCON Scarborough - the home of Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha

Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha Ki Jai!!

Monday, August 6, 2012

We welcome you to Krsna Janmastami and Vyasa Puja celebrations this Friday/Saturday‏

Hare Krishna!

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

We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Sri Krsna Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day on Friday August 10th 2012 and Saturday August 11th 2012 respectively.

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us in these wonderful celebrations on Friday and Saturday.

Schedule for Friday – Sri Krsna Janmastami celebrations: (There will be a wonderful flower outfit made for Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha on this day)

6.30pm- Grand abhishek on the deities of Radha Krsna followed by Tulasi Arti
7pm- Krsna Lila discourse
8pm- Arti followed by swing festival
8.45pm- 1 round of Maha Mantra chanted together
9pm- grand free vegetarian feast

Schedule for Saturday –Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day celebrations:
6.30pm- Puspanjali, written offering by devotees to Srila Prabhupada, Guru puja
7pm- Discourse on the pastimes of Srila Prabhupada
8pm- Arti
8.30pm- 1 round of Maha Mantra chanted together
8.45pm- grand free vegetarian feast

Sri Krsna Janmastami

The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krishna Janmastami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shraavan. Krishna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as son of Vasudeva and Devaki.

“As stated in the Bhagavad-gita, the Lord says that His appearance, birth, and activities, are all transcendental, and one who understands them factually becomes immediately eligible to be transferred to the spiritual world. “ –Chapter 3: Birth of Lord Krishna, Krishna Book by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

Lord Krishna Himself in Bhagavad gita, Chapter 4 text 8 describes the reason of His appearance as follows:
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ
vināśāya caduṣkṛtām
sambhavāmi yugeyuge

" To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to re-establish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium."

Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasa-puja

Vyasa-puja means “worship of Vyasa,” Vyasa being the compiler of the Vedic scriptures and thus the original spiritual master.

Devotees honour Srila Prabhupada - our Param Guru on the spiritual master’s appearance day (a respectful term for “birthday”) because he authentically transmits the teachings of Vyasa.

Although ISKCON has many spiritual masters, or acaryas, Srila Prabhupada, the founder-Acharya, holds a permanent position of special esteem. So just as when he was physically present (1965 through 1977), each year devotees gather on his appearance day to praise him and recall his glories.

With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Phone: 647-955-0415

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