ISKCON Amravati 2014: Srimad Bhagvatam katha by H.G Akshaylila Prabhu

Hare Krishna
10th August is the appearance day of Lord Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Lord Balarama is the first expansion of Lord Sri Krishna. He is the original spiritual master, and devotees offer special prayers to Lord Balarama on this day to receive spiritual strength from Him.
He appeared on the full moon day of shravana. The history of His appearance is unique. He was born as the seventh son of Devaki and Vasudeva.
But, when He was still in the womb of Devaki, He transferred Himself to the womb of Rohini, who was another wife of Vasudeva. The tyrant brother of Devaki, Kamsa, had put Vasudeva and Devaki in prison. Vasudeva had left his wife Rohini, in the care of his dear friend, Maharaja Nanda.

The Krishna Balarama Deities at ISKCON Amravati will receive a splendid abhisheka or bathing ceremony on this day. Lord Balaram will be offered a Rajbhog naivedya consisting of many special items. The deities in the temple will be adorned with new garments and jewelry.

We will be blessed by association of H.G Akshaylila prabhu from Pune.
Date: 10 August 2014
Venue: ISKCON Amravati Temple
Speaker: His Grace Akshaylila Prabhu from Pune
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
We invite all devotees for relishing the nectar of Srimad Bhagvatam Katha.
Do not miss the opportunity.
Thank you
Hare Krishna.

ISKCON Amravati 2014: Srimad Bhagvatam katha by H.G Uddhav Prabhu

Hare Krishna,
Sri Krishna Janmashtami, the appearance day of Lord Krishna, is the most auspicious day on which Lord Krishna appeared in this world to please his devotees and annihilate the demons. The tenth canto of Srimad Bhagavatam provides a beautiful narration of this entire pastime. Like every year ISKCON Amravati has organized 7 days Srimad Bhagvatam katha on the auspicious occasion of Janmastami. We will be blessed by association of H.G Uddhav prabhu from Pune, he has done “Bhakti Sastri” from Govardhan.
Date: 11 August to 17 August
Venue: ISKCON Amravati Temple
Speaker: His Grace Uddhav Prabhu from Pune
Time: 4 to 8 pm
We invite all devotees for relishing the nectar of Srimad Bhagvatam Katha.
Do not miss the opportunity.
Thank you
Hare Krishna

Iskcon Amravati celebrates Jhulan Yatra

Dear Devotees, Friends and Well Wishers

The festival Jhulan Yatra has begun sicnce yesterday here at Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarkadhish mandir, ISKCON Amravati. Yesterday being Pavitropana Ekadasi marked the first day of Jhulan Yatra, the famous festival where our sweet Deities of Sri Sri Rukmini Dwarkadhish are swung in Their opulently decorated swing. This event is held in the temple hall and will continue for the next 3 days. It starts at 6pm and continues up to 8.30pm. All the devotees are given a chance to swing the Lordships accompanied with ecstatic kirtan which creates a most enlivening atmosphere in the temple for everyone to dance for the pleasure of the Lord.

Jhulana-yatra is a festival to celebrate Radha Krishna’s pastime of swinging on a golden swing everyday until Balarama-purnima. It is a most pleasing and satisfying festival, with the swings often highly decorated with forest creepers, Jasmine (Malati) that has newly blossomed in the season, and streamers of garlands, some of gold or silver.
Hare Krishna

Iskcon Amravati welcomes new born calf ‘Shyam Bala’

The cows are an integral part of the temples and their upkeep is one of the prime activities. In India, most of the Vaishnava temples have their own Goshala. The unadulterated milk supplied by these cows is used for the worship of the Lord.

In Vedic tradition, cows are worshipped as mothers. According to scriptures, there are seven mothers: atma-mata (one’s own mother) guroh patni (the wife of one’s teacher) brahmani (the wife of a brahmana) raja-patnika (the wife of the king) dhenu (the cow) dhatri (the nurse) and prthvi (the Earth) are all considered mothers. Just as the child feeds on the breast milk of the mother, human society takes milk from the cow.
In Rig Veda (9.46.4) it is said: gobhih prinita matsaram: one who is desirous of killing the cow is in the grossest ignorance. Instead of killing the cow and eating flesh, civilized men must subsist on various milk products and agricultural products.
In the Srimad Bhagavatam it is said: gavah panca pavitrani: the cows deliver five products and all of them are pure and uncontaminated. The five products received from the cow are milk, ghee, yogurt, cow dung and urine. These five products, called pancha-gavya, are required in all ritualistic ceremonies performed according to the Vedic directions.
In Vedic society, the economy was based on agriculture and cow protection. Sri Krishna mentions this in Bhagavad-gita: krsi-go-raksya-vanijyam vaisya-karma svabhava-jam (Bg 18.44) Five thousand years ago, when Krishna was personally present on this planet, there was enough milk, butter and curd. When there were festivals, the cowherd men would throw yogurt, milk, clarified butter and water upon the bodies of one another. Everyone had a sufficient stock of milk and other milk-products. Sri Krishna is glorified as the protector of the cows and brahminical culture (go-brahmana-hitaya ca) The Brahma Samhita describes Lord Krishna to be tending the surabhi cows in His spiritual abode of Goloka Vrindavana, which is surrounded by millions of desire fulfilling trees. Brhat Parasara Samhita states: If a person feeds the cow with grass and water every day he will get the benefit of performing ashwamedha sacrifice. In Vedas it is mentioned that all the demigods reside in the body of the cow. So the Hindus worship the cow.

ISKCON Amravati 2014: “Sri Krishna Janmashtami” – Monday 18TH August 2014

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