Festivals

Festivals in Krsna consciousness

When we come to festivals and give our heart to the festival, listen with a desire to advance, apply the knowledge the speaker has spoken in our lives, chant from the heart and dance in kirtan we make a quantum leap in our devotional lives.

Like A Lion

On our last day in Russia we participated in Ratha Yatra in Krasnodar. Bada Haridas prabhu, who led kirtan most of the way, was roaring like a lion as he sang the holy names and while dancing in ecstasy gave delight to all the devotees present.

A Most Spectacular Event

Yesterday Russian devotees held their annual Ratha Yatra festival in Moscow. Due to the present political climate in the country, city authorities restricted the event to a small area inside a park. But that did not deter 700 hundred devotees from participating. Afterwards a public program was held in a large auditorium for the public. [...]

Lord Nrsimhadeva

“As Your hot claws roughly dig into the chest of the enemy (Hiranyakasipu) like thunderbolts, You happily bear the redness of his blood upon Your body just as a peak is born by a mountain. Your abdomen is nicely folded, and Your navel is very deep. O auspicious one! O intolerable Nrsimha! Burn, burn and [...]

Festivals in Krishna Consciousness

When we come to festivals and give our heart to the festival, listen with a desire to advance, apply the knowledge the speaker has spoken in our lives, chant from the heart and dance in kirtan we make a quantum leap in our devotional lives.

Down By The Dead Sea

Yom Kipper, or the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year for Jewish people. Here is Israel all businesses are closed, there are no television or radio broadcasts and public transportation is shut down. Strict observance of the holy day includes not driving a car, playing music or eating food in public. [...]

Mothers of Devotion

“Holy days like Ekadasi and Janmastami are the mothers of devotion for devotees who properly respect them.” [ Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur, Sarangati, Suddha Bhakata Carana Renu, verse 2 ]

On Your Order

My Dear Bhagavan das, Please accept my blessings. I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated November 22, 1971, along with beads and letters from several devotees at Detroit temple. I am very glad to accept these students as my duly initiated disciples and their names shall be as follows: Brian Tibbitts / Indradyumna [...]

The 5th Note

One of the highlights of the Festival of Chariots in Durban last weekend was BB Govinda Maharaja singing the holy names accompanied by the famous 65-piece KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. He was backed up by a chorus of Bada Haridas, Jayadeva das and the local 12 member Kwamashu choir. At the end of the 90 minute [...]

Rainbow Splash

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation due to it’s diverse ethnic and religious cultures. Yesterday at our Festival of Chariots we held a Rainbow Splash where people threw colors into the air – and on each other – celebrating the theme of our event: ‘Culturally Many, Spiritually One.’ With a DJ on stage [...]