Bhagavad Gita Contest
First time in Amravati – Bhagavad Gita Talent Search exam for school children
“Revolution through Evolution” is the sole Purpose of this Bhagavad Gita Contest which is being held by International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON Amravati has now taken a revolutionary task of educating the bright, young, intelligent and relatively pure character students of Amravati city.
Modern education has done wonders in educating children in technical, economical, political field. The recent inventions in scientific field, the brilliant ideas in Business world and many more things are visible truths of Modern education system in properly guiding the youths of the society for efficiently utilizing their skills. In spite of so many wonders today’s educated intelligent and ambitious youth(especially teenagers and above) are facing a serious problems in terms of satisfaction, happiness, relationships (with parents, friends, teachers) which leads to depression, stress and eventually taking up to bad habits like smoking drinking, drugs and even committing suicide. All these things are happening at alarming rate in especially highly educated, economically flourishing countries like America, Europe etc. These things certainly convince the leaders and intelligent class of society that “WE ARE SERIOUSLY MISSING SOMETHING” in our Education system.
Bhagavad Gita is essence of all Vedic literature and this one book is sufficient enough to set back the lost spirituality in the world and direct it to happier way of lifestyle. ISKCON’s “Bhagavad-Gita As it is” by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada has already done wonders all over the world: its Awarded as Most Widely Read edition of Bhagavad Gita in the world, many American universities are using it as a law book in philosophy and large amount of Russian population are reading it and experiencing a great joy in their life. Great Scientist like Einstein also used to regularly read Bhagavad Gita which also goes to show that It is highly scientific and practical too. Hence if we want to bring a revolutionary change in our society it is clear that we need to educate our youths in Science of Bhagavad Gita.
ABOUT Bhagvat gita contest: Nominal registration fees of 60 Rs/-. Is taken as participation fees from a students for which a student gets most widely read “Bhagavad-Gita As it is” and Questionnaire free.
• Exam Type : Multiple choice questions
• Language of Exam : English / Hindi/ Marathi.
• Eligibility Criteria : All students from 5th to 10th class.
• Date of Exam : June – July 2014
• Course Material : Bhagavad Gita and Question Bank based on first 2 chapters of Bhagavad Gita.
70% of the questions are expected from this Questionnaire book in Exam.
Prizes for winners
*1st prize – Rs 10,000
*2nd prize – Rs 5,000
*3rd prize – Rs 3,000
Prizes for all participants: – *International Certificate (for those who pass)
ISKCON has already successfully conducted similar exams in Delhi, Mumbai, Belgaum, Pandharpur, Beed, and in Andhra Pradesh. We received tremendous enthusiastic response from the parents, students, teachers and the principals.
We need sponsors for the contest contact H.G Madhupati Prahu 8862066656 and H.G Sachipran Prabhu 9689427076.
Please help all the school children the future doctors and engineers to build “Character with competence”.
We request all the interested people to help us in whatever possible way they can to make our next generation happier, safer and God centered so that powerful science and education can get direction from Spiritual Culture and then it’s possible to make this world a better place to live not in words but in actions.
Please accept our humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada!
Japa Retreat on 24 Nov 2013, Sunday at Kaundinyapur Dhama
One couldn’t hope for a better retreat destination than Kaundinyapur dhama the birth place of our dear rukmini maiya, the atmosphere is cool and calm very peaceful away from the city life, helping us to absorb our self in the divine Holy name of the Lord.
Devotees from Amravati, Nagpur and Akola our going to come for the Retreat.
Different seminars our being held there.
Time : 8 am to 5pm
Hope you will be able to join the Retreats for nourishing your devotional taste
in the most merciful environment.
Tulsi - Shaligram vivaha
Govardhan Puja – today 17 nov 2013 at ISKCON AMRAVATI
Traditionally, the residents of Vrindavan including Nanda Maharaj and all the cowherd men would annually worshipped Indra, the King of Heaven, who is responsible for supplying water.
However, Krishna convinced his father to forgo the sacrifice to Indra and instead worship Govardhan Hill. He explained to his father Nanda Maharaj “This cosmic manifestation is going on under the influence of three modes of material nature—goodness, passion and ignorance. These three modes are the causes of creation, maintenance and destruction. The cloud is caused by the action of the mode of passion; therefore it is the mode of passion which causes the rainfall. And after the rainfall, the living entities derive the result—success in agricultural work. What, then, has Indra to do in this affair? Even if you do not please Indra, what can he do? We do not derive any special benefit from Indra. Even if he is there, he pours water on the ocean also, where there is no need of water. So he is pouring water on the ocean or on the land; it does not depend on our worshiping him. As far as we are concerned, we do not need to go to another city or village or foreign country. There are palatial buildings in the cities, but we are satisfied living in this forest of Vrindavan. Our specific relationship is with Govardhana Hill and Vrindavan forest and nothing more. I therefore request you, My dear father, to begin a sacrifice which will satisfy the local brahmanas and Govardhana Hill, and let us have nothing to do with Indra.”
Krishna thereafter instructed Nanda Maharaj to proceed with the Govardhan puja by preparing various foodstuffs to offer to Govardhan, give charity to brahmanas and decorate the cows and feed them. The ceremony of offering various foodstuffs to the Govardhan is also called Annakuta festival.
ISKCON temples across the world celebrate Govardhan puja annually by decorating and worshipping mountains of foodstuff which symbolize Govardhan mountain.
Today – 17 Nov 2013
venue: ISKCON AMRAVATI
Seminar – “Govardhan – Haridasya Varya”
Speaker: H.G Udhava Prabu from Pune
Time: 6 – 9 pm
All devotees are invited for the Govardhan puja and take blessings of Giriraj ji.
Giriraj Maharaj ji……………..