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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ISKCON Scarborough - We will be celebrating the Panihati Cida-Dadhi Mahotsav coming Sunday‏

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

This Sunday, ISKCON Scarborough Temple is very excited to announce that we will be celebrating our first Panihati Cida-Dadhi Mahotsav!

The Chida-dadhi Mahotsav, also known as the Chipped Rice Festival of Panihati, is a yearly celebration of the pastimes of Srila Raghunatha dasa Goswami and Lord Nityananda Prabhu.

This astonishing pastime took place on the banks of the Ganges at Panihati, which is just north of Calcutta. Lord Caitanya and his associates enjoyed many transcendental pastimes here.

Chida-dadhi Mahotsav remembers how the Lord mercifully reciprocated with His devotees by arranging, through Nityananda Prabhu and Raghunatha dasa, to provide an ecstatic feast of yoghurt and chipped rice,along with various other nectar foodstuffs.

Caitanya-Caritamrta, Antya lila chapter 6, describes this wonderful pastime in detail.

The chipped rice festival took place just before the monsoons,when it is very hot (45 - 50 C) and muggy (80 - 90 % humidity), so naturally the most cooling of foodstuffs were offered. Cool yoghurt (dadhi) and chipped rice (chida) were offered with sugar, bananas,milk sweets and cakes.

We invite you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough to take part in the celebrations coming Sunday - 31st May 2015.

Program starts at 10.30 am

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

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