Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Coming Sunday - November 3rd 2013, three special events are taking place on the same day:
King Dashrath ruled the rich and prosperous city of Ayodhya. He had three wives and Kaikayi was his favourite. She saved his life in a war at a very crucial time. Dashrath granted her two favours for saving his life.
Dashrath had four sons. Rama, the oldest, was everybody's favourite. He was married to the beautiful and devoted Sita. Just before Ram's coronation, Kaikayi reminded Dashrath of her two favours. She told him to crown Bharat as king and to banish Ram to the jungle for fourteen years. Her wishes were granted.
The old king Dashrath later died of a broken heart. After a few years in the forest, Sita was lured by the demon king Ravana. Rama, with the help of a monkey general, Hanuman, rescued Sita and defeated Ravana. After fourteen years in exile Ram and Sita and returned to Ayodhya.
It is in Their honour that "Diwali" is celebrated. "Diwali" signifies the victory of good over evil.
Anniversary of Damodar Lila:
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, quoting from the Vaisnava-tosani of Srila Sanatana Gosvami, says that the incident of Krsna's breaking the pot of yogurt and being bound by mother Yasoda took place on the Diwali day or Dipavali Day or Dipa-malika.
Swathi Natchatra celebration:
Special Abhishek to Lord Narasimhadev will be performed on this day.
Kartik month continues...
As we are entering the 3rd week of the month of Kartik, ISKCON Scarborough devotees are continuing to go to various homes to sing Sri Damodarastakam and perform arti .The Holiest month of Kartik continues until November 17th 2013.Please contact Dhirnithai prabhu (647-292-5358) or Radha Govind Hari prabhu(416-858-5573) to book an evening. The remaining available slots are getting filled up fast!
We warmly welcome you, your family, relatives and friends to take part in offering Ghee lamp to Lord Damodar during our programs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
With best wishes from,
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