Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
For the 3rd year in a row, we will be celebrating Krsna Janmastami on the same day at ISKCON Scarborough ie: Friday- 23rd Aug 2019.
We invite you and your family to the auspicious Janmastami celebrations at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday night- Aug 23rd from 8 pm onwards. Devotees fast until midnight on this auspicious day. We will have a grand feast at 12.30 am.
Srila Prabhupada’s (founder Acarya of ISKCON) appearance day falls on Saturday- Aug 24th, 2019. Devotees fast until noon on Saturday.
Schedule for Friday- 23rd Aug 2019
8.00 pm - 830 pm: Tulsi arti and Guru Puja
8.30 pm - 900 pm: Arti
9.00 pm -10.00 pm: Class on Janmastami
10.00 pm -10.30 pm: Dance program
10.30 pm -11.00 pm: Maha Abhishek on the Lordship
11.00 pm -12.00 am: Kirtan and Swing Festival
12.00 am: Special midnight Arti
12.30 am onward: Grand Janmastami feast
Sri Krsna Janmastami
The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krsna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krsna Janmastami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krsna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shravana. Krsna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as the son of Vasudeva and Devaki.
In Bhagavad Gita 4.8, Lord Krsna teaches the reason to his descend:
vinasaya ca duskrtam
sambhavami yuge yuge
To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish 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
In 1896, on the day following Janmastami, His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada was born in Calcutta, India. In the Vaishnava calendar, this day is also known as Nandotsava: the day that Nanda Maharaja, Krishna’s father, prepared a grand festival to celebrate the birth of his son.
As founder-Acarya of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada plays a central role in the life of all ISKCON devotees. Everyone connected to ISKCON knows that without Srila Prabhupada’s courage and his unmotivated love and compassion to all the residents of the world, we would not have had the opportunity to intimately serve Lord Krishna.
We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for the grand celebrations coming Friday night from 8 pm onwards at ISKCON Scarborough.
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,