“In Kartik month, after bathing in the morning, one should worship Lord Damodara. At night, one should light brilliant lamps filled with either ghee or sesame-seed oil, and place them in these places - in the Lord's temple, around the base of tulasi plants, and in the sky” 

Schedule
We will have lamps available for offering to Lord Damodara during Kartik begin Oct 31st and ending Nov 29th.


The lamps may be offered at the following times daily:
10:00 am - 11:30 am

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm  

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Everyone entering the temple is required to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, have their body temperature checked, and observer the social distancing rules of the temple.

We still have the policy in place that only the temple residents are allowed to attend the morning program. Please do not come for deity greeting darshan. You will not be allowed inside the temple.


May Lord Damodara bless you and your family with good health and pure love for Lord Krsna and His devotees.

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Kartik (Damodar) is the best, the purest of purifiers, and most glorious of all months. Kartik month is particularly dear to Lord Sri Krishna. This month is full of bhakta vatsalya. Any vrata, even the smallest, will yield huge results. The effect of performing a Kartik Vrata lasts for one hundred lifetimes, Kartik or the festival of offering lamps to Lord Krishna, glorifies Lord Krishna’s pastime of being bound with ropes by Mother Yashoda.

                          ​Up Coming Kartik Festivals

Hare Krsna! 
All glories to Srila Prabhupada! 
Lord Damodara ki jai! 

We are in the middle of the month of Damodara, Kartik. This is a very auspicious time. We usually have three wonderful festivals at this time, Dwilali, Govardhan puja, and Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance day festivals. 

As you all are aware, the world is suffering a pandemic. Infections are rising currently, and we have a duty to not disrupt the daily service to our Lordships: Sri Sri Radha Madan Mohan, Sri Jagannath, Sri Baladeva, and Lady Subdara, Sri Sri Gaura Nitai, and Srila Prabhupada. If our pujaries fall ill, we don’t have anyone to cover their service. Immigration has been under attack in the past four years, and international travel is restricted to expatriates returning to their home countries. Under these circumstances, we have been limiting the public access to the temple in order to protect our pujaries and our congregation. 

As a result, we will continue not having public festivals in the temple room. The temple is open during the restricted darshan hours for offering lamps and having a short darshan of Their Lordships within our temple pandemic guidelines. 

We have been fortunate that His Grace Adi Gadahara prabhu has been arranging festivals and classes online via Zoom. Please continue accessing this service, and have a family celebration of these festivals in your home. 

On, Srila Prabhupada’s Disappearance day we will have puspanjali and arati offered to Srila Prabhupada before the raja bhog arati beginning at 11:45am, Wednesday, November 18th for temple residence only. It will not be open to the public. Srila Prabhupada disciples are allowed to attend. The service will be streamed on www.mayapur.tv . 

We pray that you and your family are safe, in good health, and Krsna conscious. May Lord Damodara bless you all with Krsna prema. May Srila Prabhupada continue to keep all of you under the shelter of his devotion service. 

Your servants, 
Temple Management 
ISKCON of Atlanta

  Covid Pandemic important Update 

The Covid virus is spreading rapidly. Please do your part to protect yourself, your family, and others by wearing a facemask when in public, wash your hands often, and do not go out of your home unnecessarily. 1% of the population has been infected. That means, for everyone 100 people you meet, one of them has the virus. You will never know who is that person. 

We have had a couple of people arrive at the temple with high temperatures. There will be no exceptions if your temperature is high. You will not be allowed to enter the temple. 

The management of the temple must manage the temple in such a way that the daily deity service (from 3:30a – 9:00p) continues without interruption. Therefore, our priority is to keep our pujaris healthy. Therefore, we are restricting access to the temple. 

We will not be able to replace any pujari who falls ill. If that happens, the deities seva will be reduced. So, please do not be offended if we ask you not to come to the temple, ask you to stay within a certain area, or we don’t have festivals. 

Our priority is to maintain the current deity seva. We humbly request, please forgive us if you are offended by our actions. 

Also, if you are elderly, diabetic, or have other health issues, stay at home. Do not risk becoming sick because you haven’t had darshan in a long time. You can have daily darshan on www.mayapur.tv. 

Your servants,

ISKCON of Atlanta Management .


Sri Damodar Mass - Kartik Oct: 31 to Nov: 29 2020


​Iskcon Atlanta 

 

Temple Darshan Schedule
(Until Further Notice)

Daily darshan of our deities is now available at the following hours:


  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

  • The temple is following the Pandemic policy of the city of Atlanta. You will have your temperature checked with a touch-less scanner, your hands will be sanitized, and you must wear a mask. We have a few mask available at our Darshan Check-in table.

    You will have to stay within the designated marked areas of the temple room and social distancing will be observed. The Darshan Greeter at the table will explain everything to you on arrival. Depending on how many people are waiting for darshan, your time maybe limited to 10 minutes.

    Guidelines for temple darshan

    1. Follow instructions from the temple authorities at all times they will manage your darshan time.
    2. You must allow the darshan greeter to sanitize your hands
    3. You must wear a mask while in the temple room
    4. You must stay within the blue lined pathway in the temple room. No wandering
    around the temple room to offer obeisances to the deities paintings
    5. No laying on the temple room floor for offering obeisances
    6. Do not touch anything such as the altar or srila prabhupada’s lotus feet
    7. Groups who come together in the same car may have darshan together
    8. Groups of other parties may not mix with other individuals or groups not in their party
    9. If there are others waiting for darshan, then you are allowed 10 minutes only
    you must follow the instructions of the darshan greeter. He will manage your darshan time so that others will have time for darshan also.

    Panihati festival June 2020 cancelled

    Due to COVID-19 outbreak, our annual Pānihāti festival June 2020 is cancelled. We pray you all are healthy and safe physically, emotionally and spiritually. Please participate in our online sanga regularly. Hope to see you all soon. Hare Krishna. Your servants, Temple management .

    Chant the Maha Mantra your life will become sublime!


    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

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