Gaura Purnima - the auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be celebrated in a grand manner coming Sunday - March 16, 2014 at ISKCON Scarborough.
Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon," signifying that:
1) Lord Caitanya was “born” during a full moon, and
2) The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moon like rays of His sublime teachings.
Who is Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu:
Lord Caitanya is Krshna Himself appearing in the role of His own devotee.
He accepted the mood and golden complexion of Srimati Radharani, His consort and greatest worshiper.
Radha and Krsna became one to reveal the divine love of Goloka vrindavan to the world.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta(Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakur(Caitanya Mangal) & Shrila Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta)confirm this.
If we are to understand Shri Krishna, we have to do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu was the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, colour and creed.
CC Adi 14.1:
“Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.
We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Sunday starting at 10.30 am.
Please note: Devotees fast until moon rise on this day. However ekadasi prasadam will be served for anyone with health issues.