Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Nityananda's Appearance Day Celebrations

5:35:00 PM By Vijay Teli , , , , , No comments

This past Saturday, ISKCON Toronto, the Hare Krishna Centre, celebrated the Appearance Day of Lord Nityananda. This particular festival continues to be a favourite for local devotees and this year's festival was marked by some special features. 

The program began with blissful kirtan led by Dhira Grahi das as devotees took in the sight of the beautifully dressed Deities during the 6:00pm arati . This was followed by a lecture on the glories of Lord Nityananda by HG Rupanuga Das. After the lecture devotees were treated to a mini-dramatic piece depicting the pastimes of Lord Nityananda.

The theme of this years festival was was the bhajan Nitai-Pada-Kamala which states "the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda are a shelter where one will get the soothing moonlight not only of one, but of millions of moons". 

During the culmination of the dramatic piece strings of lanterns representing the millions of moons were hung across a pitch black temple room, creating a serene atmosphere as HG Ajamila das led kirtan leading into an ecstatic 8:00pm arati.

View the Festival Photo Gallery Below: