Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Gaura Purnima - the auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be celebrated in a grand manner coming Friday - March 25, 2016 at ISKCON Scarborough.
The actual appearance day falls on Tuesday - March 22, 2016- On this auspicious day, all devotees fast until moon rise. Grand celebrations will take place at ISKCON Toronto on Tuesday.
Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon" signifying that:
1) Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu appeared during a full moon, and
2) The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moon like rays of His sublime teachings.
Who is Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu:
Sri 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 worshipper.
Radha and Krsna became one to reveal the divine love of Goloka Vrindavan to the world.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Sri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Sri Murari Gupta(Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Sri Locana das Thakur(Caitanya Mangal) & Sri Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm this.
If we are to understand Sri Krishna, we have to do so through Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. First the giver, then the gift.
Sri 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 Mahaprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.
The schedule for 25th March 2015 (Friday) is as follows: Please note it is holiday coming Friday due to Good Friday.
We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Friday starting at 6.15 PM.
6.15 PM to 6.30 PM - Tulasi Arti
6.30 PM to 7 PM- Maha Abhishek (bathing ceremony of Sri Sri Gaura Nitai)
7 PM to 8 PM- Class on Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
8 PM to 8.30 PM: Arati
8.30 PM to 8.45 PM - 1 round group chanting of Hare Krishna Maha mantra
8.45 PM - free vegetarian feast
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,