The Sandeepani Ashram Sunday School (SASS) is an initiative by ISKCON Atlanta to nurture our future generation of children with the rich culture and knowledge from our Vedic scriptures on how to become better people, leaders and servants of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the society at large. 


Kids activities for the month:

Purushottam Month celebrations

Chanting of the 15th Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Singing Jagannathastakam and Vaishnava songs

Learning the 12th Chapter of Srimad Bhagavad Gita


Teachers: Urjeshwari Radha Devi Dasi, Sadhananda Ramachandra Dasa

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November Festivals and Events


Nov. 5th Disappearance Srila Narottama Das Thakura
Nov. 8th - Appearance of Radha Kunda
Nov. 11th - Rama Ekadasi
Nov. 12th - Break fast 7:08 - 10:37 (DST not considered)
Nov. 14th - Dipavali
Nov. 15th - Govardhana Puja, Go Puja
Nov. 16th - Disapperance Sri Vasudeva Ghosh
Nov. 18th - Disapperance Srila Prabhupada
Nov. 22nd - Gopastami, Disapperance Sri Gadadhara Das Gosvami
                    Disapperance Sri Srinivas Acarya
Nov. 25th -  Disapperance Srila Gaura Kisora Das Babaji
                    Utthana Ekadasi, Bhisma Pancaka
Nov. 26th - Break fast 7:21 - 10:44 (DST not considered)
Nov. 29th - Sri Krsna Rasayatra


Founder-Acharya: His Divine Grace 

A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ​

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By A C Bhaktivedanta Swami


CHAPTER FOUR (excerpt):

Devotional Service Surpasses All Liberation

How much a devotee is seriously attached to the devotional service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead can be understood from the statement of Mahārāja Pṛthu (Ādi-rāja), which is described in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Fourth Canto, twentieth chapter, verse 24. He prays to the Supreme Personality of Godhead thus: “My dear Lord, if after taking liberation I have no chance of hearing the glories of Your Lordship, glories chanted by pure devotees from the core of their hearts in praise of Your lotus feet, and if I have no chance for this honey of transcendental bliss, then I shall never ask for liberation or this so-called spiritual emancipation. I shall simply always pray unto Your Lordship that You may give me millions of tongues and millions of ears, so that I can constantly chant and hear of Your transcendental glories.”

The impersonalists desire to merge into the existence of the Supreme, but without keeping their individuality they have no chance of hearing and chanting the glories of the Supreme Lord. Because they have no idea of the transcendental form of the Supreme Lord, there is no chance of their chanting and hearing of His transcendental activities. In other words, unless one is already beyond liberation, one cannot relish the transcendental glories of the Lord, nor can one understand the transcendental form of the Lord.

A similar statement is found in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Fifth Canto, fourteenth chapter, verse 44. Śukadeva Gosvāmī addresses Parīkṣit Mahārāja there and says, “The great soul King Bharata was so much attached to the service of the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa that he very easily gave up his lordship over the earthly planet and his affection for his children, society, friends, royal opulence and beautiful wife. He was so very lucky that the goddess of fortune was pleased to offer him all kinds of material concessions, but he never accepted any of these material opulences.” Śukadeva Gosvāmī praises this behavior of King Bharata very highly. He says, “Any person whose heart is attracted by the transcendental qualities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Madhusūdana, does not care even for that liberation which is aspired to by many great sages, what to speak of material opulences.”

In the Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, eleventh chapter, verse 25, there is a similar statement by Vṛtrāsura, who addresses the Lord as follows: “My dear Lord, by leaving Your transcendental service I may be promoted to the planet called Dhruvaloka [the polestar], or I may gain lordship over all the planetary systems of the universe. But I do not aspire to this. Nor do I wish the mystic perfections of yoga practice, nor do I aspire to spiritual emancipation. All I wish for, my Lord, is Your association and transcendental service eternally.”

This statement is confirmed by Lord Śiva in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Sixth Canto, seventeenth chapter, verse 28, wherein Lord Śiva addresses Satī thus: “My dear Satī, persons who are devoted to Nārāyaṇa [Kṛṣṇa] are not afraid of anything. If they are elevated to the higher planetary systems, or if they get liberation from material contamination, or if they are pushed down to the hellish condition of life – or, in fact, in any situation whatever – they are not afraid of anything. Simply because they have taken shelter of the lotus feet of Nārāyaṇa, for them any position in the material world is as good as another.”