ISKCON Amravati celebrating Ramnavmi on 8th April 2014
“ramadi murtishu kala-niyamena tishthan nanavataram akarod bhuvaneshu kintu
krishnah svayam samabhavat paramah puman yo govindam adi-purusham tam aham bhajami” [Bs. 5.39]
This is a verse from Brahma-samhita in which the incarnation of Lord Ramacandra is described. Ramadi. Not only Rama, but there are many other, innumerable incarnations. They are compared with the waves of a river. As the waves of the river or the waves of the ocean cannot be counted, similarly, how many incarnations are there of the Supreme Lord it is not possible to count. But out of them, the principal names are mentioned in the sastras. Therefore it is said ramadi. Ramadi means Rama and also other, many incarnations. And they are existing. Not that one incarnation appeared and it is finished. No. Not like that. Just like Lord Ramacandra appeared on this planet, say millions of years before. He appeared in the Treta-yuga. Treta-yuga means… We have passed only five thousand years of this age, Kali-yuga. Before that, there was Dvapara-yuga. Dvapara-yuga means 800,000 years. And before that, there was Treta-yuga, which continued for twelve hundred thousands of years. That means at least two million years before Lord Ramacandra appeared on this planet.
The appearance of Lord Rama is celebrated as Ramanavmi. Ramnavmi falls on the ninth day of waxing fortnight of the month of Chaitra. In Treta-yuga, the Supreme Lord appeared as son of King Dasharath as Lord Ramachandra. Although he appeared as a man out of kindness to His devotees, along with His brother Lakshman, He is the Supreme Lord.
Every year ISKCON Amravati celebrates Ramnavmi with great pomp and gaiety. On Ramnavmi, the functions at ISKCON Amravati begin with mangala-arati at 4:30 am, followed by Sringar-darshan (where the Lord is decorated with new exquisite dresses), sacred abhishek, elaborate noon arati, offering of sumptuous bhoga.
On this auspicious day the program schedule is as follows:
Time: 10- 12 am
Mahabhishek and Mahasankirtan followed by Mahaprasad
3 days Ram Katha
Date: 6th, 7th and 8th April 2014
Speaker: H.G Madhupati Prabhu
Time: 7 pm to 9pm
Venue: ISKCON Amravati
All devotees are invited for the celebration of Ramnavmi
Shri Ramchandra Bhagavan ki Jai !!!!!
ISKCON Amravati temple has Srimad Bhagvatam Class every day at 8 AM- 9AM at the temple.
The Srimad-Bhagavatam is considered the topmost collection of all ancient wisdom. It contains histories of the many incarnations and activities of Krishna throughout human history. It was written by the author of the Vedas, Vyasadeva, as his own commentary on Vedanta-sutra, the essence of all spiritual knowledge.
Srimad-Bhagavatam is also known as the Bhagavat Purana, one of the eighteen Puranas (ancient histories) in the Vedic tradition. Its eighteen thousand verses are presented in twelve cantos, each of which deals with a specific aspect of transcendental knowledge. The main theme running throughout the Bhagavatam is the science and practice of bhakti-yoga, devotional service to the Supreme Person.
The Bhagavatam – a Major Contribution to the Understanding of God.
So come and hear the nectar.
Time:8 AM- 9AM
Venue: ISKCON Temple Amravati
All are welcome….Hare Krishna
We are glad to share that now onwards ISKCON Amravati will conduct Bhagavad Gita Class every day at 7:30 PM. at the temple.
Bhagavad-gita is also known as Gitopanisad. It is the essence of Vedic knowledge and one of the most important Upanisads in Vedic literature.
The purpose of Bhagavad-gita is to deliver mankind from the nescience of material existence. Every man is in difficulty in so many ways, as Arjuna also was in difficulty in having to fight the Battle of Kuruksetra. Arjuna surrendered unto Sri Krsna, and consequently this Bhagavad-gita was spoken. Not only Arjuna, but every one of us is full of anxieties because of this material existence.
One cleanses himself daily by taking a bath in water, but one who takes his bath only once in the sacred Ganges water of the Bhagavad-gita cleanses away all the dirt of material life.
Because Bhagavad-gita is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one need not read any other Vedic literature. One need only attentively and regularly hear and read Bhagavad-gita.
In the present age, mankind is so absorbed with mundane activities that it is not possible to read all of the Vedic literatures. But this is not necessary. This one book, Bhagavad-gita, will suffice because it is the essence of all Vedic literatures and because it is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead
The Bhagavad-gita is just like a cow, and Lord Krsna, who is a cowherd boy, is milking this cow. The milk is the essence of the Vedas,and Arjuna is just like a calf. The wise men, the great sages and pure devotees, are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gita.
Venue: ISKCON Temple Amravati
All are welcome….Hare Krishna
Gaur Nitai abhishek
Hare krishna devotees,
There is a very good news ISKCON Amravati has organised 4 day seminar on “Naam Aparadha”
Topic: “Naam Aparadha”
Speaker:H.G Dhyanagamya Prabhu
Time: 6 pm to 8.30 pm
Dates: 24, 25,26 and 27th march 2014
Venue: ISKCON Temple
Nama-aparadha is an utterance of the holy name that is made consciously with enmity in the heart. It is the lowest form of chanting wherein one commits any of the ten offenses against the holy name. As long as one chants with offenses, it is absolutely impossible to attain love of God. “Offenses against the holy name (nama-aparadha) are the most frightening of all kinds of sins and offenses. All other kinds of sins and offenses go away naturally and automatically as one utters harinatna, but nama-aparadha does not go away so easily.” (Jaiva Dharma ch. 24)
Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura eloquently explains the need to “welcome Krsna properly” in the next quotation: “Krsna is sat-cit-ananda and that sat-cit-ananda will manifest in us as soon as we welcome the transcendental word. If we are sincere, He would come into our vision, and we would easily discover Him. We live in Kali-yuga, an atmosphere surcharged with erroneous impressions.
“So we cannot expect in the beginning to chant the Name properly without difficulty. We never welcome Krsna properly by uttering His Name. In course of our chanting hundreds of irrelevant things intervene due to our uncontrolled desires. We are full of many mundane impressions, so we must guard ourselves against committing the ten offenses while chanting the holy name of hari.” (Prabhupada Sarasvati Thakura)
So do not miss, the seminar will help us to improve our chanting.