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Thursday, September 3, 2015

ISKCON Scarborough - Special Krsna Janmastami and Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day celebrations - Coming Sunday!

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

Schedule for Sunday 
10.00 am - Grand abhishek on the deities of Sri Radha Krsna
10.30 am - Tulasi Arti
10.45 am - Guru Puja
11 am - Special class
12 noon - Arti
12.30 pm - 1 round of group chanting of Maha Mantra

Grand feast will be served after the program
Please note that Janmastami actually falls on Saturday – 5th Sep 2015. Devotees fast until midnight on Saturday
On 6th Sep 2015 - Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day, Devotees fast until noon

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.

In Bhagavad Gita 4.8, Lord Krsna teaches the reason for his descend:

paritranaya sadhunam

vinasaya ca duskrtam


sambhavami yuge yuge

"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".

In Bhagavad Gita 4.9, Lord krsna teaches us how to get out of this wheel of misery

janma karma ca me divyam

evam yo vetti tattvatah

tyaktva deham punar janma

naiti mam eti so 'rjuna

"One who knows the transcendental nature of My appearance and activities does not, upon leaving the body, take his birth again in this material world, but attains My eternal abode, O Arjuna".

The Appearance day of Srila Prabhupada 
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.

We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for the grand celebrations coming Sunday at 10 am at ISKCON Scarborough.

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,

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