Welcome to ISKCON Scarborough - the home of Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha

Sri Sri Radha Gopi Vallabha Ki Jai!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Grand Appearance day celebrations of Lord Narasimhadev – Sunday 7th May and Friday 12th May 2017


Hare Krsna

Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

The actual appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev falls on Tuesday- 9th May 2017. Devotees fast until dusk on Tuesday.

We at ISKCON Scarborough will usher in the Narasimha Caturdasi 2 days before the actual appearance day by performing a grand Sudarsana Yagna from 11 am to 12 noon on Sunday- 7th May 2017.

We will then have a grand Narasimha Caturdasi celebrations on Friday 12th May 2017 from 7 pm to 8 pm.


Narasimha Caturdasi is the celebration of the appearance day of Lord Narasimhadev, a direct incarnation of the Lord in His half-man, half-lion form. Lord Narasimhadev appeared in order to protect his dear most devotee, Prahlada Maharaja, whose demonic father, Hiranyakasipu was a powerful atheist and enemy of the Lord.

Lord Narasimhadev is Krishna Himself, appearing especially in this form to reciprocate with our desire to remove all the obstacles in our devotional service.

"Although very ferocious, the lioness is very kind to her cubs. Similarly, although very ferocious to non-devotees like Hiranyakasipu, Lord Narasimhadev is very, very gentle and kind to His devotees like Prahlada Maharaja."- HG Pankajanghri prabhu

Srimad Bhagavatam 5.18.8: The Prayers Offered to the Lord by the Residents of Jambudvipa

“I offer my respectful obeisances unto Lord Narasimha deva, 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”.

Benedictions for hearing Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes: Narada Muni to Maharaj Yudhisthir

Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.46:


One who hears and chants this narration (Lord Narasimhadev’s pastimes) about the omnipotence of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, is certainly liberated from material bondage without fail.

Srimad Bhagavatam 7.10.47:

Anyone who with great attention hears this narration concerning the activities of Prahlada Maharaja, the killing of Hiranyakasipu, and the activities of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narasimhadeva, surely reaches the spiritual world, where there is no anxiety.

We humbly welcome you, your family, friends, and relatives to ISKCON Scarborough to take part in the celebrations and partake the unlimited blessings of Lord Narasimhadev on Sunday 7th May as well on Friday 12th May 2017

With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7



Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website: 
www.iskconscarborough.com

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - HG Chaitanya Charan prabhu will be visiting the temple coming Friday



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

We are very happy to inform you that HG Chaitanya Charan prabhu will be giving a special class at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday- 28th April 2017 from 7 pm to 8 pm.

Prabhu will also be joining us for a special live radio program at the Geethavani radio station on Saturday morning - 29th April 2017 from 8 am to 9 pm on the topic of Karma and reincarnation.

You can log on to the following website to hear the live program from anywhere in the world:

http://www.onlineradios.in/geethavani-tamil/



ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:

iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Thursday, April 13, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Kirtan by HG Dhiragrahi das



Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Kirtan is a practice of meditation through music and mantra.

We invite all the devotees to ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday (14th April 2017) at 7 pm to come and engage in the ancient spiritual practice of kirtan, that has been passed down since time immemorial.


The sublime 1-hour kirtan will be led by HG Dhiragrahi das.

Sumptuous prasadam (sanctified free food) will be served after the program.


ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Monday, April 3, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough - Rama Navami celebrations coming Friday

Hare Krishna!
Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

The appearance day of Lord Ramacandra (also known as Rama Navami) falls on Tuesday - 4th April 2017. Devotees of the Lord fast until sunset (7.48 PM) on this day.

We at ISKCON Scarborough will be celebrating Rama Navami in a grand manner coming Friday. The program starts at 6.30 pm sharp with Tulasi arti followed by a grand Abhishek on the Lordship and a class on the Glories of Lord Ramacandra.

A free vegetarian feast will be served after our program.

Rama Navami

Rama Navami is the appearance day of Lord Rama. Navami means nine, Lord Rama appeared on the ninth day of the bright half of the month of Chaitra. His name was Ramacandra, Prince of Ayodhya.

Lord Ramacandra appeared in the Sun Dynasty, as the son of King Dasharatha, in the line of King Ikshvaku, the first ruler of Earth. Lord Rama was the darling of His father and mother, Queen Kaushalya, as well as the hero of all Ayodhya, the capital of what was then a single world kingdom.

Rama had all the admirable qualities of leadership, even from earliest youth. He possessed all physical strength, beauty, religious wisdom, fame for prowess with weapons, royal wealth, and complete renunciation.


Inseparable from Rama was Lakshmana, His younger brother. Together, the two brothers appeared on Earth to vanquish the almost invincible King Ravana and his host of Rakshasa warriors.

Here is a letter Srila Prabhupada wrote in 1968 describing how one should celebrate Ram Navami:

“So far the Advent Day of Lord Ramacandra, it should be celebrated as Lord Caitanya's Birthday was done. Fasting up to evening, and then take prasadam, and chant Hare Krishna whole day, and be engaged in reading and chanting off and on, chant for some time, then read for some time, then again have Kirtana and so on, throughout the day. If you have not got a Ramayana, then you can read Bhagavad-gita or Srimad-Bhagavatam that is all right”.


We welcome you, your family and friends to ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday

ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Friday, March 10, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough- Gaura Purnima Festival- Sunday March 12th 2017

Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!

Gaura Purnima - the auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be celebrated in a grand manner coming Sunday - March 12th, 2017 at ISKCON Scarborough.

Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be honored through an interactive joint presentation that will include narration, bhajan, and dance by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura-Shakti Kirtan group and Syamesvari respectively.

Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon," signifying that:
1) Lord Caitanya appeared during a full moon, and
2) The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moon like rays of His sublime teachings.

Who is Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu:
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta (Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakur (Caitanya Mangal) & Shri Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm that Lord Caitanya is Krshna Himself appearing in the role of His own devotee.
He accepted the mood and golden complexion of Srimati Radharani, His consort, and greatest worshiper.
Radha and Krsna became one to reveal the divine love of Goloka Vrindavan to the world.
If we are to understand Shri Krsna, we must do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, color, and creed.

CC Adi 14.1:
“Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.

Please note: Devotees fast until moon rise on this day. However, Ekadasi prasadam will be served for anyone with health issues.

The schedule of program on March 12th 2017
10.15 am to 10.40 am - Tulasi & Guru Puja
10.40 am to 11 am - Abhisheka (bathing ceremony) will be performed on Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
11 am to 12 noon - Special presentation
12 noon to 12.30 pm - Arti
12.30 pm to 12.45 pm - Group chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra
12.45 pm – Ekadasi Prasadam

There are wonderful opportunities on this auspicious day to sponsor the Deity dress, flowers, abhisheka, and prasadam.

We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Sunday



ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Sunday, March 5, 2017

ISKCON Scarborough- Gaura Purnima Festival- Sunday March 12th 2017



Hare Krishna!

Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


Gaura Purnima - the auspicious appearance day of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be celebrated in a grand manner coming Sunday - March 12th, 2017 at ISKCON Scarborough.
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu will be honored through an interactive joint presentation that will include narration, bhajan, and dance by Bhaktimarga Swami, Gaura-Shakti Kirtan group and Syamesvari respectively.

Gaura Purnima means "golden full moon," signifying that:
1) Lord Caitanya appeared during a full moon, and
2) The Lord blesses everyone with the soothing, moon like rays of His sublime teachings.

Who is Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu:
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu's most important biographers, such as Shri Vrindavan das Thakur (Caitanya Bhagavat), Shri Murari Gupta (Caitanya Charita Mahakavya), Shri Locana das Thakur (Caitanya Mangal) & Shri Krishnadas Kaviraj (Caitanya Caritamrta) confirm that Lord Caitanya is Krshna Himself appearing in the role of His own devotee.
He accepted the mood and golden complexion of Srimati Radharani, His consort, and greatest worshiper.
Radha and Krsna became one to reveal the divine love of Goloka Vrindavan to the world.
If we are to understand Shri Krsna, we must do so through Lord Caitanya. First the giver, then the gift.
Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is the most merciful and munificent incarnation of the Lord, whose mercy surpassed the bounds of mundane discrimination in the matter of caste, color, and creed.

CC Adi 14.1:
“Things that are very difficult to do become easy to execute if one somehow or other simply remembers Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu. But if one does not remember Him, even easy things become very difficult. To this Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu I offer my respectful obeisances”.

Please note: Devotees fast until moon rise on this day. However, Ekadasi prasadam will be served for anyone with health issues.

The schedule of program on March 12th 2017
10.15 am to 10.40 am - Tulasi & Guru Puja
10.40 am to 11 am - Abhisheka (bathing ceremony) will be performed on Sri Sri Gaura Nitai
11 am to 12 noon - Special presentation
12 noon to 12.30 pm - Arti
12.30 pm to 12.45 pm - Group chanting of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra
12.45 pm – Ekadasi Prasadam

There are wonderful opportunities on this auspicious day to sponsor the Deity dress, flowers, abhisheka, and prasadam.

We welcome you, your family and friends to take part in the wonderful celebration coming Sunday



ISKCON Scarborough
3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada, M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com

website:
www.iskconscarborough.com

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sri Nityananda Prabhu's Appearance Day Celebrations - Friday- 10th Feb 2017‏

Hare Krishna!


Please accept our humble obeisances!
All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
All glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga!


The appearance day of Sri Nithyananda Prabhu will be celebrated with pomp and gaiety at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday - 10th February 2017.

The actual appearance day falls on Wednesday - 8th Feb 2017 where we fast until noon.

Sri Nityananda Prabhu, whose name literally means, “eternally blissful”, appeared around 1474 AD in the village of Ekachakra, near Mayapur, West Bengal.

He is the eternal companion of Lord Caitanya and both are worshiped together as are Krishna and Balaram. In the same way that Lord Balaram is considered the original spiritual master, so is Sri Nityananda.

Lord Caitanya is the most merciful incarnation of Lord Krishna, but Sri Nityananda, however, is even more merciful and compassionate than Lord Caitanya.

No service is too small to go unnoticed by Sri Nityananda, and no sinner too bad not to qualify for his benedictions. Sri Nityananda gives the mercy to understand and approach Lord Caitanya, who in turn gives the mercy to approach Srimati Radharani, who blesses us with love of Krishna. So the worship of Sri Nityananda is most important to Gaudiya Vaishnavas seeking the mercy of Radha-Krishna.


Please come to celebrate with us the Sri Nityananda Prabhu's appearance day at ISKCON Scarborough coming Friday

Program on Feb 10th 2017 - Friday

6.30 pm to 6.45 pm - Tulasi puja
6.45 pm to 7.15 pm - Grand Abhishek will be performed on Gaura Nitai deities
7.15 pm to 8.00 pm - Class on the pastimes of Lord Nithyananda
8.00 pm to 8.30 pm - Arti
8.30 pm to 8.45 pm - 1 round of chanting Hare Krishna Maha mantra
9 pm - Free Vegetarian feast(Prasadam)

With best wishes from,

ISKCON Scarborough

3500 McNicoll Avenue, Unit #3,
Scarborough,Ontario,
Canada,M1V4C7

Email Address:
iskconscarborough@hotmail.com
Related Posts with Thumbnails