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Thursday, October 19, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Special Govardhana Lila celebrations - Friday- 20th Oct 2017

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

The devotees of ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating the Govardana Lila pastimes in a grand manner tomorrow.
Tomorrow is also Swathi Nakshatra.

We are also very pleased to inform you that HG Rohinipriya das from ISKCON Chowpatty temple will be joining us at ISKCON Scarborough tomorrow.
The program starts at 6.30 pm with Tulasi puja followed by Swathi Natchatra Abhishek. The class by HG Rohinipriya das will commence from 7.15 pm until 8 pm.
Then at 8 pm there will be arti for the Lordship as well as for Govardhana Hill.

Devotees will also be offering ghee lamps to Lord Damodara.
Generally devotees bring different bhoga to be offered to the Govardana Hill.

Swathi Nakshatra celebration:
Swathi Nakshatra, is the birth star of Lord Narasimhadev, and to mark the occasion a grand Abhishek will be performed on Lord Narasimhadev.

Govardhana lila:
The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhana Puja. On this day, the inhabitants of Vrindavan would hold a harvest festival in honour of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.

One day, however, Lord Krsna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honor Govardhana Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honor the cows and bulls who provided milk and plowed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krsna, calmly lifted Govardhana Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhana 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 Krsna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served by worshiping Him, the cause of all causes.

We warmly welcome you, your family, relatives and friends to take part in this wonderful program tomorrow.

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
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