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Dipavali October 23, 2014 PDF Print E-mail

 
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 Dipavali - Thursday, October 23, 2014 
 
Evening Program beginning at 6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Letter from Srila Prabhupada to Hamsadutta dasa written from Seattle., Letters book Vol 1. p.549
 
Diwali ceremony can be observed in the temple by illuminating 100′s of candles, indifferent parts of the temple, and offering a special Prasad to the Deity. This ceremony was observed by the inhabitants of Ayodhya, the Kingdom of Lord Ramachandra, while Lord Ramachandra was out of His Kingdom due to His 14 years banishment by the order of His father. His younger step-brother Bharat, took charge f the Kingdom and the day on which Lord Ramachandra took back the charge again from His brother, and seated on the throne, this is observed as Diwali, and Deepabali. Deepabali means the same thing – Deepa means candles, and bali means numerous. When numerous candles are lighted it is called Deepabali. In India, this Deepavali function is celebrated in a special auspicious occassion. This Deepabali function can be observed on 21st October, and Prasad can be distributed on 22nd October, during daytime, which is known as Govardhan Puja and Annakuta Ceremony. In India, in all Vaishnava temples, this ceremony is observed and 100′s of people are given prasadam according to the capacity of the temple. So I understand that last year the Deepabali ceremony was held in the temple, and there was collection of $130.00. So you can do the needful.
Hope you are all well.
Your Ever Well Wisher.
A.C.Bhaktivedanta Swami.
 
Govardhana Puja October 24, 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Sri Govardhana Puja
 
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Friday October 24, 2014
 Come and Celebrate 
The most wonderful pastime
of Sri Krishna
Lifting Govardhana Hill
 
Evening Program at 6:00 p.m.
 
 
 
You may participate by making
dry and savory preparations
to be offered to the Lord.  
(no onions, garlic)
 
All preparations must be at the Temple
by 5:30 p.m. in order to be offered. 

 
Srila Prabhupada Disappearance Oct 27,2014 PDF Print E-mail

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Disappearance Day

 

of His Divine Grace

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami 

Monday, October 27. 2014

Program starting at 6:00 p.m. 

 Everyone invited to come and

prticipate in honoring this most

auspicious occation. 

 

   

 Srila Prabhupad was residing in the holy Dham of Sri Vrindavan, on a Monday November 14th, 1977, at 7:30 pm., [which fell upon the Caturthi of the Gaura (Sukla) Paksa, Mula nakshatra], when he gave up this mortal frame surrounded by loving disciples engaged in 'Harinam-sankirtan', the congregational chanting of the Holy Name.

Translating Srimad Bhagavatam up until the very last breath, in a peaceful condition, and with the Holy Name on his tongue, Srila Prabhupada passed from this world in Sri Vrndavana Dhama to rejoin his worshipful Lords Sri Sri Nitai Gaura, Sri Sri Krsna Balarama, and Sri Sri Radhe Syamasundara in Their eternal abode.

Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur wrote a short stanza about the influence of a Vaishnava (a pure devotee) has in this world even after leaving:

"He reason ill who tells that Vaisnavas die

When thou art living still in sound!

The Vaisnavas die to live, and living try

To spread the Holy Name around !"

 

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