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 2nd, 2018 at ISKCON Scarborough.
The actual appearance day falls on Thursday- March 1st, 2018 - On this auspicious day, all devotees fast until moon rise.
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 Lord Krsna 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 Thakura (Caitanya Mangal) & Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm this.
If we are to understand Shri Krishna, we must 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 Mahaprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.
We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Friday starting at 6.15 PM.
The schedule for 2nd March 2018 (Friday) is as follows:
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 Lord 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,