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Sri Giriraj

Sri Sri Gaura Nitai

Sri Sri Jagannath, Baladev & Subhadra

Sri Londonisvara

Sri Londonisvara's Lotus Feet

Sri Radha

Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara

Sri Sri Radha-Londonisvara

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Sri Krishna Janmastami

Date: 15th August 2017

Janmastami, Krishna's birthday is fast approaching. It's a big day for those of us who want to make advancement in spiritual thought and deepen our relationship with Krishna.

The birth of Lord Krishna is one of the biggest celebrations of the year. Krishna, a Sanksrit name for God which means 'the all-attractive one', appeared on earth over 5,000 years ago in Vrindavan, India. Janmastami is a day to celebrate His presence in our lives, to be grateful for our relationship with Him, and to join in the festivals to love and honour Him.

At the Radha-Krishna Temple we have a celebration that is not to be missed! It is an event filled with music, drama, food and fun for the whole family.

Come celebrate and share the joy of the most auspicious appearance day of Lord Krishna and get His special mercy and blessings.

Srila Prabhupada's Appearance Day

Date: 16th August 2017

This is a very special day for all ISKCON devotees as they joyfully glorify their eternal saviour Srila Prabhupada on His appearance day.

Srila Prabhupada was sent by the Lord to fulfill Caitanya Mahaprabhu's prediction - prtvithe ache yata nagaradi grama, sarvatra pracara haibe more nama - In every town and village of the world, My name will be heard.

On that most auspicious occasion of Nanadotsava (Nanda Maharaja's huge festival celebrating Lord Krishna’s birth), Srila Prabhupada appeared to fulfill the mission of Lord Krishna. Srila Prabhupada grew up as a pure devotee of the Lord and distributed Krishna Consciousness everywhere. Srila Prabhupada made a perfect appearance, led a perfect life and had a perfect departure. Srila Prabhupada lives forever through his books. This legacy will always provide the devotees with Lord Caitanya katha and teach everyone to chant the Maha mantra.

Every year, on the day after the Janmastami celebration of Lord Krishna's appearance, ISKCON devotees honour the birthday of their spiritual father Srila Prabhupada by chanting, feasting, and especially reading him their heartfelt homages.

Come celebrate the divine appearance day of Srila Prabhupada and celebrate his life and teachings

Jhulan Yatra

Dates: 3rd August - 7th August 2017

Jhulan Yatra is a festival to celebrate Radha and Krishna's pastime of swinging on a golden swing everyday until Balarama Jayanti. Lord Krsna and his consort Sri Radha and along with the gopis (cowherd girls) and gopas (cowherd boys) swing in the monsoon season in Vrindavan with music and dance.

Every day Chota Radha-Londonisvara will adorn a new outfit, fresh flower garlands and be seated on a beautifully decorated swing. Everyone will have the opportunity to swing Their Lordships during this sweet festival.

Swinging timings:
Morning: 7 am & Evening: 7 pm

Come along for an opportunity to swing Their Lordships on a beautifully decorated swing!

Nityananda Trayodasi

Date: 8th February 2017

Fasting till noon

Lord Nityananda is the eternal associate of Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Rarely is the name Nimai (Caitanya Mahaprabhu) taken without that of Nitai (Lord Nityananda). Mahaprabhu cannot be approached or understood without the mercy of Nityananda Prabhu, who is the cardinal guru of all the universes and serves as an intermediary between Mahaprabhu and His devotees.

He is the Lord's active principle in both creation and lila. He is the second body of the Lord, manifesting as Balaram to Sri Krishna, Lakshman to Sri Ram and Nityananda Prabhu to Caitanya Mahaprabhu. All other forms and expansions of the Lord emanate from this second body. Nityananda Prabhu is thus the source of Sankarshan, all the Vishnu’s, and Ananta Sesa. As Vishnu tattva He and Advaita Acarya are worshipped in the same category as Caitanya Mahaprabhu. In the manifested earthly lila, Nityananda Prabhu is senior to Caitanya Mahaprabhu by more than a decade. He is statuesque, like His Master, with the whitish complexion of Lord Balarama. His garments resemble a cluster of blue lotus flowers and His effulgence is said to surpass the grandeur of a rising moon at sunset. He has a deep melodious voice, constant singing the glories of Sri Krishna and carries a red stick with benedictions for the devotees, but feared by the demoniac. He has the carefree mood of a wild avadhuta, so absorbed is He in the love of Godhead, and no one knows what He will do next.

Come celebrate the Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda, the merciful incarnation of Lord Balarama in this age, and take shelter of His lotus feet.

Month of Kartik

Dates: 6th October - 3rd November 2017

Kartik is glorified in the Puranas as very special for making spiritual advancement. This month is also known as Damodar, since in the middle of this month, the Lord performed His very enchanting Damodar Lila. Kartika month also represents Radharani, and devotees perform special austerities to gain Her favour.

Mother Yashodha binds Krishna

The Puranas (Vedic histories) extol the month of Kartik as the topmost in the calendar. Lord Krishna’s mercy is very easily accessible in this month and to demonstrate their sincerity devotees accept different austerities such as fasting, cutting down on non-essential activities and offering charity. Worship of Tulasi and serving Lord Krishna’s cows is especially glorified.

Every day, devotees come to the Temple and offer a candle or ghee lamp to Lord Damodara. The Damodarastakam, a series of eight beautiful verses by the great sage Satyavrata Muni is sung daily in the morning and evening.

Devotees will have an opportunity to offer ghee wicks to Their Lordships.

Lamp offering timings:
Morning: 7 am
Evening: 7 pm

Join us for this most wonderful celebration daily.

The month of Kartik begins on 16th October. Those who make a Kartik-vrata (vow) should do so on the previous day. The vrata is concluded on the full moon (Purnima) on 14th November. In ISKCON temples around the world it is customary to sing Damodarastakam and to offer candles to Lord Krishna during this period. To avoid confusion, this observance will take place on the Purnima preceeding the start of Kartik (i.e. 15th October), as well as the Purnima at the end of Kartik (14th November).

Ramanavami

Date: 5th April 2017

Fasting till noon

The appearance of Lord Rama is celebrated as Ramanavami. Lord Ramachandra is a powerful incarnation of the Supreme Personality of Godhead as an ideal king. He appeared in the Treta yuga, more than two million years ago.

Sharad Purnima

Date: 5th October 2017

The full moon night of Radha Krishna's rasa dance

It is said that the love of the Gopis, the cowherd damsels of Vrindavan, for Krishna is the topmost love. It is without a tinge of selfishness and material motivation. The Gopis are the embodiment of the highest expression of the soul's love for God, because pleasing God is their exclusive aspiration of life.

Sharad Purnima is celebrated on the full moon night of Sarad-ritu (October). This is the night when Lord Krishna performed the Rasa dance. This dance represents the most perfect intimacy between the infinitesimal soul and the Supreme soul, free of any material tinge of selfish desire, but charged with intense bliss. In reciprocation with the love of the Gopis, Krishna expanded Himself to dance with each Gopi in their eternal spiritual bodies. Devotees celebrate this full-moon night of love and affection by dressing Their Lordships with magnificent dresses and glittering ornaments. The entire altar is decorated with flowers. An ambience of the starlit, full moon night of Vrindavan, filled with fragrant flower bushes and tender green creepers is created. The enchanting atmosphere surcharged with melodious kirtans is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Nrsimha Chaturdasi

Date: 9th May 2017

Fasting till dusk

Nrsimha Chaturdasi is the divine appearance day of Nrsimhadeva, Lord Krishna's man-lion incarnation, who removes all obstacles on the path of devotional service out of His great compassion.

Srila Prabhupada's Disappearance Day

Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2016
Fasting till noon

Although Srila Prabhupada is no longer physically with us, on the spiritual platform he is very much present. He is present in his deity form, in his books and through his instructions. His mercy is available to all those who seek it.

Srila Prabhupada departed from this world on November 14, 1977 in Vrindavan, India. One would not usually celebrate the disappearance day of a person, especially one so loved and revered as Srila Prabhupada. However, the departure of a pure Vaishnava gives cause for jubilation because he returns to his eternal service at Krishna's lotus feet in Goloka Vrindavan, the spiritual world.

As Srila Prabhupada explains, the appearance and disappearance of the Lord and his pure representatives from this world is a cause for celebration. While there is no need to lament the disappearance of the Lord's pure nitya-siddha representative, at the same time the devotees feel great pangs of separation due to the manifest physical absence of His Divine Grace.

Join us on this auspicious occasion of the disappearance of our Founder Acarya.

Snanayatra

Date: 4th June 2017

Snanayatra is an important pastime of Lord Jagannath. On this day, Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra allow Themselves to be bathed by all following the original tradition of worship at Jagannath Puri. Everyone enthusiastically assembles at the temple to perform abhishek. This bathing goes on for a few hours in the midst of kirtanas glorifying Their Lordships and the chanting of the maha mantra.

Lord Jagannath's pastimes are such that after Snanayatra, Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra become sick and so must take medicines and rest until they become rejuvenated enough to go for Rathayatra. When they are sick they are offered bhoga containing medicinal herbs without the usual offerings.

All visitors will be given the chance to bathe Their Lordships with auspicious liquids and the chanting of the holy name. Please take this opportunity for direct and personal service to Lord Jagannath, Baladev and Subhadra.

Govardhan Puja

Date: 20th October 2017

Govardhan Puja is a festival celebrating the pastime of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhan Hill on His little finger for seven days to protect the residents of Vrindavan from torrential rains sent by Indra. This pastime shows how Lord Krishna is Deva Deva - the lord of the demigods.

To celebrate this festival where we worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhan Hill, a small replica of Govardhan Hill will be made from various edibles, which is then offered to the Lord and subsequently distributed to everyone.

Join us for the celebration of Lord Krishna's lifting of Govardhan Hill to protect the residents of Vrindavan from the rains sent by Lord Indra.

Balaram Jayanti

Date: 7th August 2017

Lord Balaram is the adi-guru, the original spiritual master. In Caitanya Lila, Lord Balaram appears as Lord Nityananda, the bestower of mercy to even the most fallen conditioned soul. Therefore His appearance as the son of Rohini and Vasudeva is celebrated by devotees with great jubilation.

Come and join the celebrations and pray to Lord Balaram for spiritual strength and bliss.

Founder & Spiritual Master

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