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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 6:30 p.m.
   Due to the solar eclipse the temple will be closed
from 3:00 to 6:00 pm ( it is recommended that people to stay indoors during this time )
After 6:00 pm everyone can drive to the temple for the celebration of Diwali festival.


6:30 pm Kirtan and class on the Deliverance of ravana and return of Lord Ramacandra. 
7:15 pm Arati to Lord Ramacandra and Sri Radha Damodara.
We will have special arati for everyone for a donation of 25 dollars, Special Diyas brought from india will be decorated with colored rice and flowers and offered to lord Ramacandra during the Ramacandra Arati then everyone will get a box of special sweet and savouries offered to Sri Lord Ramacandra.

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We request devotees to please come forward to sponsor the flowers and the feast for the Dipavali and Govardhan Puja, the total cost for the dipavali will be $1500. and for govardhan puja will be $2500. So any donation will help to pay for the festivals. Thank you.
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
Govardhan Puja 
Friday October 24th starting 5:30 pm

5:30 pm - Abhiseka of Giriraj Govardhan

6:00 pm - class on the appearance of Giriraja Govardhan

6:30 pm - Gaura arati and lamp offering to Lord Damodara

7:00 pm - Arati to Govardhan Hill along with all those who donate $100 or more to cover the cost of the festival.

8:00 pm - Distribution of Cakes to Festival Sponsors. ( Those who sponsor $100 or more will get to prasadam from the offering made to giriraj)

8:15 pm - Maha Prasadham feast is served

 
 
 
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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  His Divine Grace

A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami 

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We will honor the Disappearance Day  
 
of HDG Srila Prabhupada

Monday, October 27. 2014

Program starting at 6:00 p.m. 

  

 

 

6:00-Abhiseka

6:30-SP disciples speak: (10 min each)

7:15-Puspanjali

7:30-Gurupuja-Kirtan 

8:00-Prasadam

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 Names

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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