Welcoming H.G Sundarlal Prabhu
ISKCON Amravati welcoming H.G Sundarlal Prabhu, Prabhu will be with us for the celebration of “Guar Pornima”. We are fortunate to have his divine association and as H.H Lokanath Swami Maharaj says- “Its all arrangement of the Lord”.
Thanking you to our President H.G Anantsesa Prabhu and H.G Srigovinda Prabhu for all their efforts to make this possible
Guar Katha - First session by H.G sundarlal Prabhu
We are blessed by the association H.G Sundarlal Prabhu for 3 days, we are lucky and fortunate to have him here with all of us. He has brought lot of love to shower on ISKCON amravati devotees in form of his nectarian katha and wonderful kirtan. He is very inspiring and and a senior disciple of H.H Lokanath Swami Maharaj, he is from Mauritius.
So today was first session of “Guar katha”
date : 3 to 5 March 2015
time : two sessions
morning : 8 am to 9.30 am
evening : 7 pm to 8.30 pm
we welcome all devotees to come and dive deeper into the ocean of love of Lord Guranga…..
thank you prabhu for giving us your divine association and your blessings
Gaur Pornima 2015
Respected Vaishnavas/Devotees/Well wishers
From Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadhish-ISKCON Amravati, for the pleasure of Their Lordships and for the pleasure of the devotees, we are happy to announce the Gaura Purnima Festival Program schedule and seva opportunities as follows:
Gaura Purnima is a Gaudiya Vaishanva festival that celebrates the divine appearance of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in Navadwipa, India. Gaura Purnima means “Golden Full Moon”. The name signifies that Lord Caitanya took birth at time of full moon and He blesses everyone with the moonlike rays of His teachings.
Lord Chaitanya, an incarnation of Lord Krishna, appeared in Mayapur, West Bengal. Lord Chaitanya is very merciful, the plight of the people of this material world pains Him the most and so He incarnated to deliver all the suffering souls. He propagated the congregational chanting of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra which cleanses people’s heart of all misgivings, helps them to develop genuine love for Krishna and get freedom from all the sufferings. The suffering souls soon realizes that real happiness is in living in harmony with Krishna and so they endeavour to return back to the spiritual world to live joyfully with Krishna.
3 days Guarlila Katha from 3 to 5 march, we are blessed by the association H.G Sundarlal Prabhu for 3 days …Prabhu is coming from Mayapur dham so he has brought Lord Guranga and his love for all of us in his heart .
Dates: 3 march to 5 march 2015
Speaker: H.G Sundarlal Prabhu from Mauritius
Two sessions: morning- 8 am and evening- 7pm, total six session
The Program schedule on 5th march is as follows:
5pm: Sri Guar Nitai shobha yatra
6pm: Bhajan sandhya
6.30 pm: Mahabhishek of Sri Sri Guar Nitai
7 pm: Guarlila Katha
8.30 pm: Laghunatika and Maharati
9 pm: Mahaprasad
2 days Guarlila katha on 7 and 8 march 2015
Speaker: H.G Anantasesa Prabhu
Time: 7 pm
We welcome all devotees to come and dive deeper into the ocean of love of Lord Guranga…..
thank u prabhu for giving us your divine association
So all are invited to hear the nectarian Guar Lila katha by our eminent speakers and take the blessings of our most merciful Sri Sri Guar Nitai
ISKCON Amravati 2015 - Sri Nityananda Trayodashi
All Dear Devotees of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadhish
On 1st Feb 2015 ISKCON Amravati had a grant celebration of Sri Nityananda Trayodashi, the auspicious appearance day of Nityananda Prabhu. The Supreme Lord Sri Krishna appeared in Navadvipa as Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to establish the Sankirtana Movement (the yuga dharma for this age of quarrel and hypocrisy). To help the Supreme Lord in His mission, Lord Balarama appeared as Nityananda Prabhu. He assisted Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu by spreading the holy name of the Lord throughout Bengal.
The Appearance of Lord Nityananda
Nityananda Prabhu appeared in the village of Ekachakra, in the district of Birbhum (West Bengal) as the son of Padmavati and Hadai Pandita in the year 1474 AD. He was born on the thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Magha (Magha Shukla Trayodashi). Even today pilgrims visit the place of birth of Lord Nityananda in Ekachakra. This temple is called Garbhavasa. The parents of Lord Nityananda hailed from the family of pious brahmins originally from Mithila.
Nityananda Prabhu is an eternal associate of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Vaishnava acharyas emphatically state that people who try to understand Chaitanya Mahaprabhu without getting the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu will never succeed and one must pray very sincerely to Lord Nityananda Prabhu as the adi-guru (original spiritual master) to be delivered to the Lotus feet of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
Devotees were busy doing the preparations since the eve of Nityananda Trayodasi and they fast till noon and prayed to Lord Nityananda for spiritual strength, the festival started at 6:00 PM.
The Abhishek of utsava deities of Gaura Nitai was performed by H.G Padmanabh Prabhu and H.G Vaidarbhicaran Prabhu. The abhisheka is very special as the Deities are bathed with scented water, etc., and given a sandal oil massage. After the massage the Deities are bathed with panchagavya which is a combination of milk, curd, sweetened water, ghee and honey. The Deities were then bathed with herbal extracts, scented water, exotic fruit juices, flowers, etc.
Pushpa abhishek of the Lordships was also done.
H.G Sacipran prabhu spoke on the glories and pastimes of Lord Nityananda, he started with the bhajan
“boro sukher khabor gai surabhi-kunjete namer hat khule’che / khoda nitai……..
boro mojar katha tay sraddha-mulye suddha-nama sei hatete bikay”
While the Lord was being dressed and getting ready to bestow Their darshan for the eagerly awaiting devotees, the wonderful dressing of the Lordships was done by H.G Madhva Prabhu.
Following the class there was an ecstatic gaura arati & kirtan, where devotees danced and took part in the kirtan, begging for the mercy of Lord Nityananda. All the devotees were offered prasadam and caranamrita. This will be a memorable event for all time to come.
Respected Vaishnavas/Devotees/Well wishers
From Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarakadhish-ISKCON Amravati, for the pleasure of Their Lordships and for the pleasure of the devotees, we are happy to announce the celebration of Sri Nityananda Trayodashi on Sunday February 1, 2015.
Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared in the village of Ekachakra, in West Bengal, India, around 1474. In the Caitanya Caritamrita and other scriptures He is declared to be the avatar of Lord Balarama, the direct expansion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna.
The program will start by 6 pm on sunday . There will be mahasankirtan, katha and mahaprasad.
We welcome you all for the celebration.