Come and Celebrate Lord Balaram appearnace day - August 21st,2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm



A Very Happy Balaram Jayanti To All

 

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Chant and Be happy!
 
 ISKCON BRAMPTON is cordially inviting you to celebrate one of the very auspicious day of the year.

Program Schedule
11:00 - Tulasi Arati     & Kirtan                                              
11:15 - Guru Arati & Kirtan                                                
11:30 - Aarti & Kirtan                                                                      
11:55 - Sri Nrsingadev Pranama                                          
12:00 -Special Discourse
12:45 -Pushpabhisheka Ceremony
  1:00 - Cloing Kirtan  
  1.30 -  Sanctified Free Vegetarian Feast
Sponsorships:
"If anything is donated to a devotee of lord Visnu in the name of lord Visnu,the charity is said to be pure and the only solution for liberation."
[Hari Bhakti Vilasa,11.64,Skanda Purana]

Sri Balaram Grand Feast.......$351
Sri Balaram Maha Arati..........$151
Pushpabhiseka Ceremony....$251


Please contact Information Desk at the temple.

Volunteering For Festivals:
For service opportunity,please contact Kiran Prabhu.

About Lord Balarama(Fasting till noon)

"If one has no connection with Balarama,even though one is very learned scholar or has taken birth in a very respectable family,these assets will no help him."
[Srila Prabhupada]

Of the three names repeated in the Maha[Great] mantra 'Hare,Krsna and Rama, Rama refers to lord Balarama.So the maha mantra repeated and chanted over two thousand times daily by ISKCON devotees illustrates how important He is in Guadiya tradition.

He is the Original Guru.So the guidance of lord Balarama is not only helpful but essential to reach Krsna.

Following a spiritual life style requires strength to hold off the advances of a world intent on selling you products and life choices you don't need.Strength to aspire the goals of spirit,outside this body of blood n flesh,that we inhabit.Strength to aim for a spiritual destination despite the seeming pleasures of this world.

 Lord Balarama  is central to Srila Prabhupada's advice on making spiritual advancement,as he outlines in  Srimad Bhagavatam:" Jnanasim' the sword of knowledge,is given by Krsna,and one who serves the Guru and Krsna in order to hold the sword of Krsna's instructions ,Balarama  gives one strength.Thus one should accept the sword of knowledge from Krsna and be strong with the mercy of Balarama.We are therefore worshipping Krsna Balarama in Vrndavana."

But don't worry you need not to travel as far as India.If the pressures of this material world are feeling heavy on your shoulders these days,come to ISKCON Brampton to worship and glorify the most glorious Lord Sri Balarama and experience eternal joy and bliss.
 
Maha Clean-up in preparation for Janamastami
On Aug 21st,2016,after the program

We humbly request everyone to stay behind for the pre-Janamastami festivities and help with the cleaning of the temple.

COMING UP AHEAD



Sri Krsna Janamashtami(Fasting till midnight)

Celebration on Thu Aug 25 ,2016 -Open all day!!
(Mangala Arati program @ 5.00am)
Evening Program @ 6.30 pm till Midnight

Sponsor a Kalash
If you and your family would like to participate in the bathing ceremony(Mahabhiseka Ceremony) of lord Krishna,please don't forget to sign-up for a kalash-$108/family.
**We've limited no of Kalash**

 Offerings for Sri Krsna
You are invited to bring vegetarian offerings (no onion, garlic, eggs, vinegar) of food for Krishna.[In brand new aluminium one or two serving sized container]
*Nothing store-bought. Must be fresh and homemade.
*No tasting or sampling. Krishna must be the first to taste your offering.

**Detailed  program will follow shortly**

Appearance of Srila Prabhupada(Fasting till noon)
celebration on Aug 26,2016 (7.30pm-9.30pm)

**Detailed program will follow shortly**