Welcome to ISKCON Scarborough - the home of Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha
Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha Ki Jai!!
Sunday, September 3, 2023
ISKCON Scarborough-Janmashtami celebrations(appearance day of Lord Krsna)- coming Wednesday- Sep 6th, 2023 from 6.30 onwards in a different venue!
Hare Krishna!Please accept our humble obeisances! All glories to Srila Prabhupada! All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!
We invite you and your family to the auspicious Janmashtami celebrations organized by ISKCON Scarborough this coming Wednesday night- September 6th from 6:30 pm to midnight! To accommodate more visitors we are hosting our celebrations at Thamil Isai Kalaamanram: 1120 Tapscott Rd #3, Scarborough, ON M1X 1E8. Parking is available in the complex.
Srila Prabhupada’s (founder Acarya of ISKCON) appearance day falls on Thursday- September 7th. We will be celebrating ISKCON Founder Acarya A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’s appearance day during our Sunday program on September 10th.
Sri Krsna Janmastami The auspicious day of the appearance of Lord Krsna is celebrated all over the world as Sri Krsna Janmastami. It is celebrated on the eighth day of the Krsna Paksha (waning moon) of the month of Shravana. Krsna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, appeared in Mathura as the son of Vasudeva and Devaki.
In Bhagavad Gita 4.8, Lord Krsna teaches the reason to his descend:
paritranaya sadhunam vinasaya ca duskrtam dharma-samsthapanarthaya 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
In 1896, on the day following Janmastami, His Divine Grace, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada was born in Calcutta, India. In the Vaishnava calendar, this day is also known as Nandotsava: the day that Nanda Maharaja, Krishna’s father, prepared a grand festival to celebrate the birth of his son.
As founder-acarya of ISKCON, Srila Prabhupada plays a central role in the life of all ISKCON devotees. Everyone connected to ISKCON knows that without Srila Prabhupada’s courage and his unmotivated love and compassion to all the residents of the world, we would not have had the opportunity to intimately serve Lord Krishna.