From ISKCON of Atlanta Temple:
Following guidelines from CDC, we have decided to temporarily cancel the Sunday feast program.
As we monitor the spread of the coronavirus in the US and in our county, and in an effort to help prevent the spread of germs, ISKCON of Atlanta has made the decision to follow the CDC guidelines to not congregate. We are particularly concerned for our elderly members, both residents and congregation.
ISKCON of Atlanta has cancelled the Sunday Feast program for the next 2 weeks
In order to protect anyone from the possible exposure of coronavirus, ISKCON of Atlanta has cancelled the Sunday Feast program for the next 2 weeks, starting this coming Sunday, March 15, 2020.
The Temple will remain open for darshan only. No food (prasadam) will be served.
We will continue to prepare breakfast and lunch for our devotees who work at the temple during the week, but request if you are able to make your meals at home to do so for now. Only those assigned Deity services in the kitchen and altar will have access to those areas.
We continue to request the following:
If anyone in your family is sick, the whole family should avoid attending the temple darshan for at least 2 weeks after the last person in the family has completely recovered.
As a community, we want to help each other stay safe. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you need help or support in any way (refers to phone numbers on our website).
ISKCON of Atlanta
Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Hare Krishna. Temple is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 outbreak
Dear Devotees, Hare Krishna. Jaya Srila Prabhupada. Please accept my humble obeisances. We pray that you all are safe and doing well in your devotional service to Guru Gaurānga.
Due to COVID-19 outbreak, our ISKCON Atlanta temple is closed. Please avoid visiting the temple except for some important service.
Kindly take Darshan of our beloved Deities on WhatsApp group. We will keep you updated as this unprecedented situation evolves.
Your servant, Temple management
Prayers to Lord Nrsimhadeva
shri nrisimha, jaya nrisimha, jaya jaya nrisimha
prahladesha jaya padma-mukha-padma bringa
"All glories to Nrisimhadeva, who is the Lord of Prahlada Maharaja and, like the honey bee, is always engaged in beholding the lotus-like face of the goddess of fortune."
om namo bhagavate narasimhaya
namas tejas-tejase avir-avirbhava
vajra-nakha vajra-damshtra karmashayan
randhaya randhaya tamo grasa grasa om svaha.
Abhayam abhayam atmani bhuyishtha om ksraum.
"I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Nrisimhadeva, the source of all power. O my Lord who possesses nails and teeth just like thunderbolts, kindly vanquish our demon-like desires for fruitive activity in this material world. Please appear in our hearts and drive away our ignorance so that by Your mercy we may become fearless in the struggle for existence in this material world." (Srimad-Bhagavatam, 5.18.8)
Sri Nrsimhadeva Appearance
Wednesday May 6, 2020
Sri Nrsimha Jayanti is the appearance day of Lord Nrsimha, the half-lion half-man incarnation of Supreme Lord Krishna, who appeared to protect Prahlada from his demoniac father Hiranyakashipu.
Hiranyakashipu received a special benediction from Lord Brahma that he could not be killed by any human being, demigod or animal or any other entities; he could not be killed by any kind of weapons, neither during day nor night. So, the Lord appeared in half-man half-lion form and killed him with His nails at twilight, thus satisfying all the conditions.
Nrsimhadeva appeared at dusk on the Shukla Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the bright fortnight) in the month of Vaishakha (May). Devotees fast till dusk on this day.
Although the Temple is still closed,we invite you all to participate online in the celebrations and seek the blessings of Sri Prahlada Narasimha.
There will be a fire yagna (sacrifice) and Abishek by the Temple Pujaris broadcast live from the temple starting at 6:00 PM. This Homa is open to all. Make sure to watch the live broadcast. If you are having some difficulty or problem this is a most auspicious time to seek the Lords Blessings and protection.
Submit your name and blessing sought to be entered into the fire. (Personal maters need not be written out but remembered by you mentally at time of broadcast). Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be made direct through your bank using "Zelle" to: email@example.com
or the secure Paypal connection on Temple website, main page
or contacting Svetaswarup or firstname.lastname@example.org