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Monday, November 9, 2015

ISKCON Scarborough - Govardhan puja and Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day celebrations this weekend

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Govardhan puja celebrations on Friday- 13th Nov 2015:

The devotees of ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Govardhana Puja coming Friday- 13th Nov 2015 starting from 6.30 pm.

On this auspicious day, 108 different varieties of Bhoga will be offered to the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Krsna in the form of Govardhana Hill.

Please note that the actual anniversary of Govardhan Puja falls on Thursday(12th Nov 2015).

We would like to remind the devotees to bring their offerings by 7 pm on Friday.

Devotees are requested to bring the offerings in 6" foil cups and cooked bhoga, nuts, fruits, etc can be brought to the temple.

The story behind Govardhan Puja 

Govardhana Puja, Go-Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan.

The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhan Puja. On this day the inhabitants of Vrindavan (Lord Krishna’s abode on Earth) would hold a harvest festival in honour of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.

One day, however, Lord Krishna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honour Govardhan Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honour the cows and bulls who provided milk and ploughed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, calmly lifted Govardhan Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhan Hill, providing a giant umbrella to shelter the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the torrential rain. Realizing the futility of his actions, King Indra bowed down before the Lord with folded hands and offered prayers of supplication. In this way, Lord Krishna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshipped could easily be served by worshipping Him, the cause of all causes.

Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Day celebrations on Sunday - 15th Nov 2015:

The devotees of ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating the disappearance day of Srila Prabhupada on Sunday 15th Nov 2015 starting at 10.30 am.

HG Krsna das Kaviraj prabhu (ACBSP)will be giving a special class on this day.

ISKCON devotees glorify their eternal saviour Srila Prabhupada on His Disappearance Day. Srila Prabhupada was sent by the Lord to fulfil Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s prediction-

 Caitanya Bhagavat : Antya-khanda 4.126:

prthivi-paryanta yata ache desa-grama

sarvatra sancara haibeka mora nama

"In every town and village of the world, the chanting of My name will be heard.

Srila Prabhupada made a perfect appearance, led a perfect life and had a perfect departure. Srila Prabhupada lives forever through his books. This legacy will always provide the devotees with Lord Chaitanya katha and teach everyone to chant the Maha Mantra.

Please join us to celebrate the Disappearance day of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness.

We warmly welcome you and your family to ISKCON Scarborough to take part in the weekend programs.

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