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.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rama Navami Celebrations this Friday!

12:10:00 AM By Vijay Teli , , , , 12 comments

This Friday, April 3, 2009, Toronto's Hare Krishna temple will be celebrating Rama Navami, the appearance of Lord Ramacandra. In an epic victory of good over evil, Lord Rama, the pious King of the world and incarnation of Lord Krishna, defeated the wicked Ravana in the great battle of Lanka.

Rama Navami celebrations will take place starting at 6:00pm on Friday. Festivities will actually begin the day before, on Thursday, April 2, 2009 with a 24-hour reading of the Ramayana. The epic Ramayana tells the story of Lord Rama. The reading will begin at 5:00pm on Thursday, April 2nd and conclude at 5:00pm on Friday, April 3rd. This will be followed by the main celebrations at 6:00pm!

The schedule for Rama Navami celebrations is as follows (subject to change):
6:00pm to 6:30pm - Arati - HH Bhaktimarga Swami
6:30pm to 6:40pm - Welcome and Announcements
6:40pm to 7:10pm - Brief Class by HH Bhaktimarga Swami
7:10pm to 7:45pm - Nama-Yajna
7:45pm to 8:00pm - Arati for Lord Rama
8:00pm to 8:30pm - Arati (featuring a special "night darshan" of the Deities)
8:30pm to 9:30pm - Free Vegetarian Feast (prasadam)

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will this be broadcasted?

Anonymous said...

I meant broadcasted on ustream and on this blog?

Keshav said...

Yes, the festivities will broadcast live on our blog.

Anonymous said...

I'm online.....waiting for guru puja....will that be broadcasted as well? (now its 7:10AM EST)

Keshav said...

Sorry, we didn't plan on broadcasting the morning program. The broadcast will begin around 6:00pm this evening.

Anonymous said...

O I c.....thx for broadcastng because i cant come!

Jaya Sri Ramachandra
Happy Ram Navami!

Keshav said...

We should have the broadcast up and running between 6:00pm and 6:30pm

Anonymous said...

Okay now i'm really online and waiting for the brodcast....after about an hour I need to leave for ISKCON Brampton

Anonymous said...

Okay now it's exactly 6:00 EST

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I am online, waiting for the live cast.. where can I see this in your blog?

Anonymous said...

It will be on soon prabhu.

Keshav said...

Sorry about the delay! We had some delays setting up the broadcast. We're up and running now! :o)