Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
We are honoured to invite you and your family to celebrate two important events at ISKCON Scarborough:
Friday- 19th Feb 2016- Appearance day of Lord Varahadev (Varaha Dvadasi)
Sunday- 21st Feb 2016 - Appearance day celebrations of Lord Nithyananda Prabhu
Dvadasi is the twelfth day of the waning or waxing moon (dva, "two," dasi, "tenth"). In the Vedic, lunar calendar, dvadasi follows Ekadasi, a day customarily set aside for exclusive focus on spiritual activity and fasting—at least from grains and beans.
Fasting for Ekadasi is considered incomplete unless one breaks fast at the proper time the following day, dvadasi.
Varahadeva is Krishna's boar incarnation. He assumed the form of a boar to lift the drowning planet Earth from the Garbhodaka Ocean with His tusks. The demon Hiryanyaksha had thrown the planet Earth into this ocean, but the Lord stabbed the demon with His tusks and saved the Earth.
Program starts at 6.45 pm with Tulasi arti followed by a class on the appearance and pastimes of Lord Varahadev, followed by Arti and prasadam.
Lord Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day:
The actual appearance day falls on Saturday 20th February- the day when we fast until noon.
Lord Nityananda Prabhu, whose name literally means, “eternally blissful”, appeared around 1474 AD in the village of Ekachakra, near Mayapur, West Bengal.
He is the eternal companion of Lord Caitanya and both are worshipped together as Lord Krishna and Lord Balaram. In the same way that Lord Balaram is considered the original spiritual master, so is Lord Nityananda.
Lord Caitanya is the most merciful incarnation of Lord Krishna, but Lord Nityananda, however, is even more merciful and compassionate than Lord Caitanya.
No service is too small to go unnoticed by Lord Nityananda, and no sinner too bad not to qualify for his benedictions. Lord Nityananda gives the mercy to understand and approach Lord Caitanya, who in turn gives the mercy to approach Srimati Radharani, who blesses us with love of Krishna. So the worship of Lord Nityananda is most important to Gaudiya Vaishnavas seeking the mercy of Radha-Krishna.
Program on Sunday - Feb 21st 2016
10.15 am to 10.40 am - Tulasi puja & Guru Puja
10.40 am to 11.00 am -Grand abhishek performed on Gaura Nitai deities
11.00 am to 12 noon - Lord Nithyananda Prabhu's Appearance Day Lecture and Nitai Pada Kamala Bhajan- by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada- Audio recording - transcriptions will be displayed on the projector screen
12 noon to 12.30 pm - Arti
12.45 pm to 1 pm - 1 round chanting of the Hare Krishna Maha mantra
1 pm - Free Vegetarian feast (Prasadam)
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,