Nityananda Trayodasi - Apperance Day of Nityananda
Lord Nityananda is considered to be the most merciful manifestation of the most merciful incarnation of the Lord. The most merciful incarnation is Lord Chaitanya and he manifested his mercy most exuberantly through Lord Nityananda. Though these two transcendental brothers are non-different, still one takes on the mood of the servant of the other – Lord Nityananda considers service to Lord Chaitanya the supreme treasure of his life, indeed, the very purpose of his life.
In his service to Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nityananda manifested his mercy through many extraordinary incidents. The most celebrated among them is his deliverance of Jagai and Madhai.
Lord Nityananda, 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 Chaitanya and both are worshipped together as are Krishna and Balaram. In the same way that Lord Balaram is considered the original spiritual master, so is Lord Nityananda.
Lord Chaitanya is the most merciful incarnation of Lord Krishna, but Lord Nityananda, however, is even more merciful and compassionate than Lord Chaitanya. No service is too small to go unnoticed by Lord Nityananda, and no sinner too great not to qualify for his benedictions. Lord Nityananda gives the mercy to understand and approach Lord Chaitanya, who in turn gives the mercy to approach Srimati Radharani, who blesses us with love of Krishna. So the worship of Lord Nityananda is most important to Gaudiya Vaishnavas seeking the mercy of Radha-Krishna.
Our only hope is Dayal Nitai, Dayal Nitai…..Dayal Nitai.
‘O spiritual master, ocean of mercy, and friend of the fallen souls, you are the teacher of everyone and the life of all people. O master! Be merciful unto me and give me the shade of your lotus feet. May you glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds.’
Shri Balaram ki jay!…….Nitayananda Prabhu ki jay!
ISKCON Amravati- 31st Dec 2013 celebration
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