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Gopal Krishna Maharaj PDF Print E-mail
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New Panihati Atlanta welcomes

 His Holiness Gopal Krishna Maharaj

Saturday, July 4th

Srimad Bhagavatam class @ 8:00 am at the ISKCON temple, 1287 S Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 

Srila Prabhupada Super Saturday program @ 6:30 pm at the ISKCON temple, (The lecture will begin @ 7:45 pm)

Sunday, July 5th

Srimad Bhagavatam class @ 8:00 am followed by Initiation ceremony at the ISKCON temple 

Sunday Feast lecture @ 5 pm at the ISKCON temple, 

 Everyone is cordially invited to all the programs

 For info, contact Gita devi dasi @ 404-386-8458

 
Purushottam Month 6/17 to 7/16 PDF Print E-mail

Glories and Benefits of Purushottam Month

(The following description was given by Bhanu Maharaja Sri Mayapur Dhama 2012) 

The main vrata is to worship Radha Krishna Yugala

◙ Rise Brahma-muhurta DAILY (meaning 1,5 hours before sunrise till 1 hour; if sunrise at 6am then bm starts 4:30 goes to about 5 a.m.) Means taking rest EARLY night before.

◙ Take vow to REMAIN TRUTHFUL for whole month.

◙ Careful not to BLASPHEME any devotee, sastra, brahmin, cows, saints, or one observing the Purusottama Vrata.

◙ Fixed increased chanting 25, 32, 64,128 rounds daily!

◙ Hearing hari katha (Study Krishna Book (chapters dealing with Vraja lila and Krishna meeting gopis at kuruksetra) SB& CC specifically desc. RK guna and lila) and/or speaking daily hari-katha

◙ Worshiping Radha Krishna, which means,  unless you have deity with you, then daily offer fresh first class lotus or rose plus tulasi = garlands to Radhe Shyam photo or painting of Radha-Govinda Yugal. If worship Salagrama (could apply to Radha-Govinda also) offer 100,000 tulasi leaves and achieve “unlimited merit beyond the powers of Brahma to describe.”

◙ Sing bhajans and kirtans specifically glorifying Yugala Kishora. Such as Jaya Radha Madhava; Radhe jaya jaya madhava dayite; radha-krishna prana mora; Radha-krpa kataksa (in back our radhakunda book or in Giti Guccha song book; also sing Nandanandana Astakam (also in Giti Guccha song book); jaya radha madana mohan.. sanatana prana dhana he; jaya madhava madana murari radhe shyam shyama shyam; radha-krsna bol bol bolo re sobhai; vrndavana ramya sthana; tulasi arotik prayers with deep prayer of longing and meditation;

◙ MUST OFFER Daily GHEE (pure cow’s ghee only) lamp to Radha-Krishna Deity or photo.

◙ Bathe DAILY in Yamuna around sunrise. Or if not in holy land then pour drops on head from bottle of Radha-kunda water or Yamuna after offering obeisances and prayers to Radha-kunda or Yamuna.

◙ Eating–Fast till noon and eat only fruits or just vegetables without any beans or grains. (like ekadasi preps for one month!) once a day if you can. Or just eat maha-prasadam, full to neck ONCE A DAY. Take a vow according to your capacity to follow, and in no condition can one break his vow in the middle of the month.

HOW TO BREAK THE PURUSOTTAMA VRATA AFTER ONE MONTH?

◙ Worship Radha-Govinda and chant this mantra: “O Supreme Lord! O Sanatana! O Purusottama! O Lord Hari! I offer my obeisances unto You. May You and Your beloved Srimati Radhika please accept my offerings. I offer my repeated obeisances unto Radha-Syamasundara, who wears effulgent yellow garments on His beautiful body.”

◙ Offer pushpanjali and dandavats to Radhe-Syama.

◙ Give charity to 3,5,7,9, 11 brahmanas to best of your ability. **Best charity to give Srimad Bhagavatam to qualified Vaisnava devotee brahmana. This charity will deliver all you forefathers to Goloka dhama and the association of Lord Purusottam! Other recommended gifts: new clothes, gold, two pairs of new shoes

◙ Feed brahmanas with prasadam

SPECIAL ACTIONS AT END OF MONTH:

◙ If not bathed in sacred waters—nullify reaction by donating milk and yogurt to brahmanas.

◙ If eat rice, wheat, fruits, oil, or ghee during P.M.- give charity to brahmanas (as mentioned above)

◙ If ate on leaf plates for the month – then feed brahmanas with ghee and sugar

◙ If didn’t cut hair and nails for the month – give mirror to one brahmana.

IF BROKE ANY RULES DURING PURUSOTTAMA MONTH:

◙ Must feed brahmanas with different kinds of sweet juice. (sugar cane, oj, grape, etc)

BENEFITS OF OBSERVING PURUSOTTAMA VRATA

◙ All the holy places in the world come to reside in your body.

◙ One who observes Purusottama Month with faith and devotion will go back home, BTG to serve Radha-Govinda eternally in Goloka Vrndavana at the end of his life!

◙ These are the recommended vratas described in Padma Purana Purusottama = Mahatyam. We are sure Prabhupada will help you honor this month nicely.

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Atlanta Temple Membership PDF Print E-mail
NEW PANIHATI DHAM ATLANTA
Founder-Acharya His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
1287 S. Ponce de Leon Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30306
Phone: 404-­‐377-­‐8680
 
Monthly Membership Information
 
New Panihati membership is an opportunity to bring devotee in association with disciples of Srila Prabhupada and Senior devotees. It’s a process of spreading Srila Prabbhupda message to each and every soul. Few key highlights and Privileges to being a member of New Panihati Dham are stated below. Please be a part of this Krishna Consciousness movement and temple activity. Membership.
 
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A) A member of New Panihati Dham is someone who accepts the spiritual position of Srila
Prabhupada, and the rich spiritual history of ISKCON of Atlanta.
B) A person who makes a pledge to seek spiritual knowledge and association for the purpose of
enhancing their spiritual lives in the line of Gaudiya Vaisnavism, under systematic training of ISKCON
C) A person who comes to the temple regularly, preferably every Sunday to attend the spiritual
programs and attend kirtans, class and prasadam.
D) A person who makes a monthly financial commitment to ensure the service of Their
Lordships continues eternally, and/or makes a contribution of time to do service in the Temple on a regular basis.
E) A person who is interested in following the four regulative principles and getting initiated by an ISKCON Guru.
 
Privileges of being a member
A) A member of the New Panihati Dham will be accepted as a family member of the Srila Prabhupada global family of devotees.
B) Members have the great honor and privilege of taking care of The Dieties and facilitating sevas for Their Lordships which keeps their service going till one goes back to home back to godhead to personally render service there.
C) A member will be given all the privileges of training and association of many senior disciples of Srila Prabhupada and other senior devotees.
D) Training from Senior Devotees: Intention of training is to progress in Krishna Consciousness and to spread Srila Prabhupada message to others. Training will include Preaching, Book distribution, Japa retreat, Learn Vaishnava Etiquette, Deity Service and many more other classes.
E) Members will be provided with monthly financial reports of the temple. Bi-monthly BTG magazines will be mailed to there mailing address. Annual prasadam and greeting cards for the members and their families on birthdays and anniversaries will be provided.
F) Members will get at least one visit a year from the temple congregational membership director to their homes for programs and personal touch.
H) Members will have privilege to attend Temple Annual Picnic. Receiving t-shirts and gifts from temple president for their valuable support and service.
I) Special consideration for summer and winter camp organized by temple.    Please contact Temple President for any further questions or suggestions.
 
 
 
 

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