Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
Friday – 19th April 2013:
The glorious appearance day of Lord Ramacandra (Rama Navami) will be celebrated in a grand manner at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday – 19th April 2013. Program starts at 6.45 pm sharp.
Saturday- 20th April 2013:
- We have a Istagosthi meeting from 4.30pm to 6 pm to plan the 4th annual boat cruise on June 8th 2013(Saturday) and the 1st park program scheduled for September 7th 2013(Saturday)
- 21st Annual Astaprahar (24 hours non-stop Kirtan) commences from 9 am at the Tagore Centre (North York) -140 Millwick Dr. (Islington & Steeles Ave W), Toronto, ON, M9L 1Y6. Our own HH Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura Shakti kirtan group, HG Ajamil das prabhu and other devotees will be taking part in this wonderful event. Mother Subhadra DD will be representing ISKCON Scarborough from 6pm to 7pm.
Sunday – 21st April 2013:
We are extremely happy to inform you that HH Bhatimarga Swami Maharaj will be giving a special class during our program on Sunday starting at 10.30 am.
We warmly welcome you, your family and your friends to all our programs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Ram Navami is the appearance day of Lord Ramacandra. Navami means nine, Lord Rama appeared on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra.
Ramachandra appeared in the Sun Dynasty, as the son of King Dasharatha, in the line of King Ikshvaku, the first ruler of Earth. Lord Rama was the darling of His father and mother, Queen Kaushalya, as well as the hero of all Ayodhya, the capital of what was then a single world kingdom.
Rama had all the admirable qualities of leadership, even from earliest youth. He possessed all physical strength, beauty, religious wisdom, fame for prowess with weapons, royal wealth, and complete renunciation.
Inseparable from Rama was Lakshmana, His younger brother. Together, the two brothers appeared on Earth to vanquish the almost invincible King Ravana and his host of Rakshasa (man-eating) warriors.
Here is a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1968 describing how you might celebrate Ram Navami:
“So far the Advent Day of Lord Rama Chandra, it should be celebrated as Lord Caitanya's Birthday was done. Fasting up to evening, and then take prasadam, and chant Hare Krishna whole day, and be engaged in reading and chanting off and on, chant for some time, then read for some time, then again have Kirtana and so on, throughout the day. If you have not got a Ramayana, then you can read Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam, that is all right”.
With best wishes from,
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3, Scarborough