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Balarama Jayanti Aug. 10 2014

& Chappan Bhog Offering 

Who is Lord Balarama?

The Suprebalaram14.jpgme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, is the fountainhead of all incarnations. Lord Balarama is His second body. They are both one and the same identity. They differ only in form. Balarama is the first bodily expansion of Krishna, and He assists in Lord Krishna's transcendental pastimes. He is the source of the entire spiritual world and is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master.

He assumes five other forms to serve Lord Krishna. He Himself helps in the pastimes of Lord Krishna, and He does the work of creation in four other forms called the catur-vyuha (four armed) forms known as Vasudeva, Sankarshana, Pradyumna and Anirudha. He executes the orders of Lord Krishna in the work of creation, and in the form of Lord Sesa He serves Sri Krishna in various ways. In all the forms He tastes the transcendental bliss of serving Krishna. No one can approach Krishna without first getting the mercy of Baladeva.

             Balarama Jayanti Aug. 10 2014 Schedule
3:30 p.m.  Kirtana 
4:00 p.m.  Abishek
5:00 p.m.  Class 
5:00 p.m. Chappan Bhog offerings (curtians closed) 
6:00 p.m.  Breaking pot - front yard (Youth) 
7:00 p.m.  Aroti 
7:30 p.m. Prasadam Feast 
Everyone is encouraged to prepare vegetarian dishes to be offered to the Lord. Fruits and nuts can also be offered, as well as milk products without animal rennet.
(No onions, garlic, mushrooms; please do not taste or sample during or after cooking)
Bring all offerings to the Temple at 5:00 p.m. to be offered on the altar.

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