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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ISKCON Scarborough - Special Krsna Janmastami program coming Sunday‏ at 10.30 am

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

 A special Krsna Janmastami program will take place at ISKCON Scarborough coming Sunday – 17th August 2014

Schedule for Friday - Sri Krsna Janmastami celebrations:
10.00 am- Grand abhishek on the deities of Sri Radha Krsna
10.30 am- Tulasi Arti
10.45 am – Guru Puja
11 am- Janmastami class by His Grace Gaura das prabhu /His Grace Kaliyapahni das prabhu
12 noon- Arti
12.30 pm- 1 round of group chanting of Maha Mantra

Devotees fast until midnight on this day

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 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  falls on Monday 18th August.

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.

Devotees fast until noon on this day

Special feast on Friday- 22nd August 2014:

We will have a grand feast on this day to celebrate Srila Prabhupada’s appearance day on 22nd Aug 2014
We invite you, your family and your friends to join us for the Janmastami  celebration coming Sunday at 10.30 am

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